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Year 3 Home Learning W/c 4th May

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Watch this inspirational video put together by the Year 3 team.

The story of 2020 FINAL.mp4

This is a brilliant video that Aston and Theo made. This is their own Baboon on the Moon story, titled, Baboon on the Moon - Return Home. Enjoy!

Theo and Aston.mp4


Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated illustrator of children's books and an internationally renowned master of silhouettes. He has won the Greenaway Medal twice for his illustration of Joan Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Sea and for the pioneering pop-up book Haunted House. He was born in Warsaw in 1936.

We would like you to design and draw/paint a picture based on the work of Jan Pienkowski. (Look on google images to see even more of his work). He illustrated the Meg books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjxlE6z5PW4

We would like you to use silhouettes, so they can either be in front of a moonlit sky, or the sun or even the flaming orangey, red sky of the setting sun. What you do a silhouette of is entirely your choice but looking at his work he uses shapes and twirls and twiddles a bit like the Winnie the Witch landscapes we did at Christmas.

Plan out what you are going to do first. Just imagine you have your sketchbook with you. Try some different ideas.

If you have paint, paint a wash over the whole of your paper. This is when you use lots of water and a little colour. Let the paint/wash gently cover the page. Don’t scrub with your paintbrush, gently stroke the paint across, all in the same direction.

Once the background has dried, carefully draw your picture on it using a pencil. Don’t make any mistakes, you won’t be able to rub out.

When you are happy with your design use either a black sharpie/ felt tip or black paint to carefully fill it in.

You will have to make sure you do lines which are unbroken as they will look much better. Take time and lots of care over this and it will look fantastic.

We can’t wait to see your finished work.

Fun / Be kind Activity:                         

Leave happy notes around your house.




Wednesday 6th May


Focus: To punctuate correctly. To use speech punctuation correctly.

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-YFmLctwDY about Astronaut Vicki and her speech mark adventure. 

Rules of speech marks.

  • Keep your speech marks at the beginning and the end of the words being spoken.
  • Start a new line whenever someone new speaks.
  • Begin the direct speech with a capital letter
  • Make sure your speech is correctly punctuated. This includes a piece of punctuation before closing the inverted commas.
  • Include in your sentences information about who is speaking and even how they are speaking. This is called the reporting clause.


Punctuation Thief! Someone has stolen all the punctuation from the paragraph below!

Read it aloud twice to help you insert the correct punctuation. Can you find all the mistakes and correct them?

the blackbirds flew down and sat on the wall near the door: Mrs blackbird began to cry

“oh, dear! Oh, dear!” she sobbed. “they have taken our house What shall we do We have no place to go!”

even the boys began to cry a bit now

“we will be eaten by cats and foxes in the night ” said philip

i want to sleep in my own bed! said william

“now then,” said mr blackbird.  it isn’t any good crying That won’t help us. shall I tell you what we are going to do ‘


Focus: Identifying acute/obtuse angles and comparing and ordering angles, comparing lengths and angles to identify regular and irregular polygons.

Today, we will be developing our understanding of angles. We will be following on from work done last week. Login to MyMaths and complete the lesson Y3 Angles 2. Make sure you go through each part of the lesson, before you attempt the homework session.

Optional activities for maths:

Logon to Education city:

Play this game: https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/32818/6/2/1

worksheet: https://cdn.go.educationcity.com/eccontent/files/activity_sheets/32890/Wrecked%20Angles%20-%2032890.pdf

Worksheet answers: https://cdn.go.educationcity.com/eccontent/files/activity_sheet_answers/32891/Wrecked%20Angles%20-%2032891.pdf

Science/Other curriculum areas:

Music: Work through this lesson with the online teacher:


Fun / Be kind Activity:   

Call your grandparents or a family friend and ask them how they are.

Thursday 7th May


Focus: To write an alternative ending to the La Luna story.

At the end of the La Luna film, the father brings down the anchor that was tying them to the moon. Then they presumably return home. We want you to write an alternate ending to the story. Here are some suggestions:

  • The man on the moon comes from the dark side of the moon and he’s not happy with what they have done. Why is he not happy? What does he want them to do?
  • The little boy puts one of the stars in his pocket and takes it home. What happens next? What does the star do? What does the little boy do to make things right?
  • The next time they go to the moon to change its shape there has been a problem; no shooting stars have fallen. What can they do? How do they solve the problem?
  • Or use your own idea!


Focus: To know the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Logon to Education city and play these games:

Spinning shapes: https://go.educationcity.com/content_select/index/4/2/1/2#/s=38746/c=25720

On the face of it: https://go.educationcity.com/content_select/index/4/2/1/2#/s=38746/c=32333

Shape Escape: https://go.educationcity.com/content_select/index/4/2/1/2#/s=38746/c=35434

Mail Order: https://go.educationcity.com/content_select/index/4/2/1/2#/s=38746/c=25847


Science/Other curriculum areas:

Science Developing Experts – Light lesson 4

Focus: To know about periscopes and optical devices.    You will need to logon to Developing Experts.


Click on the lesson: 

Now work through the presentation step by step. Focus on learning the new vocabulary you are being taught. If you don’t have small mirrors at home, you won’t be able to make the periscope, but listen to what the scientists say about it and learn how it works. This is important knowledge to have.

If you answer the questions at the end of this lesson, then contact your teacher on ClassDojo. We would love to see/hear how you have got on!

Parents just for your information….. The Science Behind the Science!

A periscope is an instrument consisting of a tube that is attached to a set of mirrors or prisms. The individual who is observing through a periscope can see things that are otherwise out of sight. Periscopes let you see over the top of things. This could be a tall wall or a fence that is big enough to look over. Did you know that you can also use periscopes to see around corners?

They were first used in submarines around 1860. Sailors used these to see above the water. Back in the day, soldiers used them to look over trenches without having to pop their heads out and put themselves in further danger. They are still used in submarines and tanks today.

How are they used? Well, a basic periscope has a long tube with a mirror at each end. Each mirror is fitted at an angle of 45 degrees so that they are facing one another. Initially, light will hit the top mirror at an exact angle of 45 degrees. This same light will reflect away at the same angle. It will travel along the tube and bounce to the bottom mirror. When this reflected light hits the second mirror, it is reflected once again at an angle of 45 degrees into your eye. This is how you can see. Here is a top tip: light is always reflected away from a mirror at the same angle that it hit. 

Mission Assignment: Simple mirrors will let you see around a corner but to see above an object, two mirrors are required. They must be aligned in a certain way for this to work. Therefore, they suggest a 45º angle. If you look at an angle that is vertical (90º), the horizontal plane would be 0º and the angle in between would be 45º. If you look up vertically (90º) at a mirror that is placed at 45 degrees, then you will see whatever is in front of the mirror at 0º. This is how it generally works. If the mirror was at 75º, you would look up at the sky. If the angle was at 30º, you would look at the water.   


 Fun / Be kind Activity:

 Set the table for dinner. Leave a little note or joke for each family member on their chair. Make them smile!


Friday 8th May

BANK HOLIDAY – VE DAY Celebrations. We are not setting any work today, but here are some optional resources to help you understand all about why we are celebrating today:


Learning Resources: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/teaching-remembrance

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