Friday 24th April

Well done year 3! You have done a fantastic job of writing a dialogue between two of the characters in the story. If your dialogue included a title, a scene number and some stage directions in brackets telling the characters what they need to do then today's task is to edit your playscript carefully. Check for capaital letters, full stops and question marks and see if there are any other improvements that you could make.

If you have a short piece of dialogue from yesterday then today's task is to put it into a playscript. I have attached an example below to help you. 

 Jack and the Beanstalk

In Maths, we are going to look at adding lengths. There is a teaching pack on Twinkl which you should be able to find if you search for 'Year 3 Add lengths teaching Pack' if you cannot locate it, please send an me email to let me know.

There is also a great song on BBC Bitesize that you might enjoy!



Thursday 23rd April

Hello year 3. I hope that you are all well. 

I hope that you enjoyed 'Into the Forest' yesterday. It is one of my favourite picture books. For today's English work, I would like you to choose one of the characters that the boy meets in the forest (Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks or Hansel and Gretal) and think about what they say when they meet the boy. Next, in your workbook, start to write down their dialogue (what they say) using the example below to help you.

Boy:        Hello! I didn't see you there in the dark. Who are you?

Hansel:   Hello! Have you seen our dad and mum?

Boy:        No! What are you doing alone in the forest? Have you lost them?

Gretal:     Yes! They are cutting wood in the forest somewhere but I do wish that they would come back.

You can use the conversations in the book to help you and you can add to it if you wish.


Yesterday's maths was quite tricky so there are two options available today. If you were able to convert between cm and m confidently then there is a link below to try converting mm and cm. Remember there are 10mm in a cm.

converting mm and cm

If you have been finding the conversions a little tricky, please don't worry as you will have lots of opportunities to do this again next year. Instead please have a look at the measuring and ordering games that I have put links to below.

Mrs Romain has been at school this week and has updated the TT Rockstars leader board so you could also use this time to go on TT Rockstars. We now have quite a few year 3's on the board which is fantastic. Well done year 3!



Wednesday 22nd April

Hello year 3! I hope that you are getting back into the swing of homelearning. In English, you should now have a list of the features of a play script. Today we are going to look at a story that we will use to help us write our own play script later in the week. The story is 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne which some of you may be familiar with. You can find the story online by following the link below but please ask your parents first.

If you are unable to watch the clip, do not worry, simply use a picture book that you have at home or find a fairy tale on Twinkl that you like and use this story instead.

Today's task is to write a book review of Into the Forest (or your chosen book). Please include the title, author, a short summary of the book (we have written summaries in class so remember to stick to the main points of the story) something that you really liked about the book, something that you think could be improved upon and what audience you would recommend it for. If you would like to, you can include an illustration and a five star rating and as always, if you are proud of your work please do send me a copy as I would love to read some of them.

In Maths, we are moving on to look at cm and m. You should already know that there 100 cm. in a m. so 153cm would be 1m and 53cm and 3m 56cm would be 356cm.

There are three challenges below. You only need to complete one of the challenges from the fluency section but if you are unsure, start at D and when you are more confident move onto E or even GD. After you have completed a fluency sheet you can have a go at some of the problem solving examples. Some of these are quite tricky so please do not worry if you only do a couple. 

m and cm fluency

m and cm problem solving 



Tuesday 21st April

Good morning year 3!

I hope that you enjoyed performing the playscripts yesterday. Today we are going to look at the features of a playscript. Start by making a list of the features that you found yesterday. Then, using the powerpoint on Twinkl 'LKS2 Features of a Play Script Power Point,' see what other features you can add to your list. Your task today is to annotate the features on an example of a play script. The sheets can be found by searching for 'Recognising the Features of a Play Script: The Little Red Riding Hood Collection Differentiated Worksheet.' I think that you should hopefully be able to complete challenge 3 but I have attached all 3 challenges below.

Identifying the Features

For maths we are going to continue to look at measuring perimeters so if you didn't finish all of the work for yesterday you will have a chance to complete it today. If you are ready to move on, your task today is to draw a selection of 2D shapes and then measure the perimeter of each shape. Challenge 1 is to draw and measure them to the nearest cm. Challenge 2 is to draw and measure them to the nearest half cm and Challenge 3 is to draw and measure to the nearest mm. That means that one side of your shape could be 7.3cm long. Remember if you choose challenges 2 or 3, when you add up the sides you will need to add using decimals - we have done this in class when we added money - but don't forget to use a written method and make sure that you put your numbers in the correct place value column. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to email me.


Monday 20th April

Welcome back Year 3!

I hope that you are all well rested and ready to learn. I have really missed seeing your work these past two weeks and hearing about how you are getting on so, if your parents are willing for you to do so, please send me a short email letting me know how you are doing and what you did in these very strange holidays. Is there something new that you have learnt to do? My two girls learnt how to play Scrabble last week and as a result part of their home learning next week is going to be working on spelling - which they are not very happy about! 

Before the Easter holidays, I said that we are going to be writing playscripts next. The first thing that I would like you to do is think about where you have seen a playscript before (Hint: think about our class assembly last term. Can you remember your lines?). Next, I would like you to have a look at some playscripts on Twinkl and read them aloud. Hopefully someone will be able to help you out by reading some of the parts for you. If not, try reading them using different voices. As you read them, think about what features they have in common. 

Both playscripts can be found on Twinkl. The first can be found by searching for 'Playscripts Gingerbread Man' and the second 'Playscripts Little Red Riding Hood.' For the Little Red Riding Hood one, it is the actual playscript that you need and not the recognising the features pack as we will look at this later in the week. If you would like a little bit more of a challenge, searching for playscripts on Twinkl will bring up other examples for different year groups which you could also read and perform.

As a reading challenge this week, I would like you to search on Twinkl for Captain Tom Moore and there is a reading comprehension task labelled ages 7-9 that I would like you to complete before the end of the week if you can. 

In Maths, we are going to continue looking at measuring length. We are going to start with a recap of what we did before the holidays. A good powerpoint for doing this can be found on Twinkl by searching 'PlanIt Maths Y3 Measurement Lesson Pack Length (1) There are some good resources here as well if you would like some more practise with estimating and measuring.

Recap on measuring

When you are ready, please move onto calculating the perimeter of shapes. We have introduced perimeter very briefly in class as the distance around the outside of the shape. There is a powerpoint explaining it in more detail and examples for you to complete with three levels of challenge to be found by searching for 'Year 3 Diving into Mastery: Measure Perimeter Teaching Pack' on Twinkl.'

I would also like to say a big well done to those people who have been going onto TT Rockstars over the holidays. I check regularly to see who has been going on and some of your times are very impressive. Well done!