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Tuesday 2nd March

Good morning Year 3.


Welcome to our last tremendous Tuesday of remote learning.

Please read on to find out what we will be doing today.





































Times tables












Mr Gilbey Reads


Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20



09.00 – 09.25

Maths times tables


We are going to continue our work on “Hit The Button” this week, and I want you to carry on practising the Hit The Question element.

Therefore please choose a times table to practise, but select it from the right hand side of the screen…

You will then be given the answer, and you have to select the multiplication that would have given you the answer.


Therefore please choose the times table you are least confident on, and see how much you can improve your score over this session.


09.25 – 10.25

Maths – Right angles


Google Classroom video call at 09.25am for the first 15 minutes.


We are going to continue looking at 2D shapes today and specifically the angels.


However, before we do this, let’s recap shape names.

Can you connect the number of sides to correct shape name…


Number of sides             Shape name

3                                              Pentagon

4                                              Triangle

5                                              Square

6                                              Octagon

7                                              Hexagon

8                                              Heptagon



When looking at shapes, we can look at the number of sides it has, but also the number of vertices and the angles of these vertices.


Where two lines meet, creates an angle.


Angles are measured in degrees using a protractor.

In a circle there is a complete rotation. This is 360° (degrees).

This means that in half a rotation there is 180° and 90° in a quarter rotation.


Today we are just going to look for angles that are 90°, which are called “right angles”.

These are marked with a small squares in the angle as you can see in both examples below.


Let’s practise spotting right angles by looking at the below fish…

Which ones, if any, have their mouths open at 90°?



The fish at the top right and the one at the bottom left are the only fish with mouths open at right angles.



I now want you to see if you can identify if any of the attached 2D shapes have any right angles? If you do see any right angles, you draw a square in the corner like the example has done.


After this, can you add the shape names to each of the shapes?

What different ways have we tried to remember each shape name?



10.40 – 11.05

English – Boggle


Everybody is enjoying the Boggles so after having the day off from them yesterday, let’s do one this morning.


Please see today’s set of letters…



How many words can you make using only the above letters?

I can also confirm there is NOT a 9 letter word today.


Couple of top tips…

Please remember I am only counting words of three letters or more!

It will help if you write out the letters in a different order. This will help you see words you did not see previously.





11.05 – 12.00

English – Persuasive letter

Google Classroom video call at 11.05am for the first 15 minutes.


Today we are going to return to the features of a persuasive letter…


Yesterday we looked at powerful adjectives. Can you improve the below sentence by replacing the adjective already used with a more powerful one?



You could replace silly with…

  • Laughable
  • Absurd
  • Embarrassing
  • Incredible.


I would love you to find ways of using the powerful adjectives you learnt yesterday. The more you use them, the easier it will become to get them in your writing.

Why not pick one or two from yesterday’s word bank and challenge yourself to use them several times a day. Could you use them to describe something to your grown up? Could you use them in a conversation with Mr Gilbey on one of our video lessons? Some major prizes for anyone that can use one when we get back to school next week.


Today, however we are going to move onto another feature of a persuasive text… the use of

Rhetorical questions.


Rhetorical questions are questions that do not require an answer.


They can be used to make a point rather than to find out information.

  • Can’t you do anything right?


They can be used to start a discussion.

  • What is the meaning of life?


Rhetorical questions can also create a certain tone to a piece of writing

  • Going to bed late will leave you feeling tired in the morning. Who knew?



I would like you to read the attached advertisement below and underline all the rhetorical questions used in it for the world’s worst holiday.

Much like we practise in Comprehension I would like you to read the text atleast 3 times before even attempting to find the rhetorical questions. This will ensure you understand the text and are familiar with the points it is trying to make,


After completing this, use the sentence prompts at the bottom of the page to practise writing you own rhetorical questions.


1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Let’s continue using these 20 minutes to snuggle down, get comfortable and have some quiet reading time.

This can be either through Bug Club or your school reading book or one of your favourite books.


I am continuing to review Bug Club so if you use that system, I will see when you have less than 3 books remaining and if you have scored over 80% on the questions I will be able to move you up to the next book band.


Congratulations to Tristan and Sahib who were both moved up a colour band yesterday!



1.20pm – 2.20pm



At the time of writing this, I have no idea what the weather is going to be like during this lesson. Will it be lovely and sunny, with that feeling of Spring in the air? Or will it be overcast and clouding?

If it’s the former, please use the first half of this lesson to get some fresh air.

Go for a walk or run around in your garden if you are lucky enough to have one.


If it is dark and gloomy, or even raining, why not attempt either Joe Wicks or the yoga suggestions below in the first half of the lesson.

Then after that, you can attempt this week’s PE challenge. This one is another good one and please, please, please ask your adults to send me pictures of your funny faces you WILL pull trying to complete this challenge!

All you need is a sweet or a piece of chewing gum.

PE With Joe 2021 | Friday 19th Feb

A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A Popcorn and Pirates workout

Physical Challenges! - #34 (Face Yoga)


2.20pm – 2.55pm

Mr Gilbey Reads…


Join us at 2.20pm for another visit to the “Nothing To See Here Hotel”.

What could the black raven and the goblin riding on its back be delivering?

Good news? Bad news?


The only way you will find out is by dialling in at 2.20 to find out!