Y3 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 18th October 2021


Spelling and grammar




If you are isolating at home this week, here are some activities you can have a go at. These will cover the same objectives as those children who are still in school. 


Lesson 1: We are going to be writing our own instructions on how to look after a Stone Age pet! First, you need to plan your set of instructions. Use the boxing up planning grid (English lesson 1) and plan what is going to go in each section. 

The 'How to look after a pet dragon' write-up has been split into different boxes to give you an idea of how to structure your own plan.

Lesson 2: You need to write an effective opening for your instructions. Remember, this should hook your reader into the text and make them interested in your piece of writing.

Remember, your audience for your writing is someone from The Stone Age. If you are struggling how to start, refer to your plan and the example you have already studied in class. 

Lesson 3: You are now going to write the 'What you need' and 'What you do' section of your instructions. 

Read the plan and the previous text on looking after a pet first. Here are some features to try and remember to include in your text:

- time connectives (First, next, finally...)

- imperative verbs (bossy verbs which tell the reader what to do)

- interesting adjectives

Lesson 4: Finish your piece of writing by including 'A final note of warning' section. You can make this as creative as you wish, as some of The Stone Age animals were very vicious! Once you have finished, choose four sentences in your work which you would like to improve on and rewrite these. 

Lesson 5: Complete the reading comprehension titled, 'World's Worst Zoo'. Remember to look at the number of marks per question carefully, as this will guide you on how much evidence to include in your answer.

Spelling and grammar

Each week we will be looking at a different spelling pattern to enable you to become a more proficient speller. This week, we are looking at some of the common exception words in the Year 3 and 4 curriculum. These words are often spelt incorrectly and don't always follow our usual spelling pattern rules.

Lesson 1: Look up the meaning of the words below in a dictionary.







Lesson 2: Write these words in a variety of fun and creative ways to help you learn how to spell them. You could rainbow write the words, use bubbles writing or try different colour pens. 

Lesson 3: Practise writing these words by using the look, cover, write, check sheet attached. How accurate were you? 

Lesson 4: Now you know the meaning of these new words, write them into a sentence. The more creative the sentence, the better! Can you include more than one of these words in your sentence?

Lesson 5: Use Lego blocks or other items in your house to write our some of the words, especially those you are still struggling with. Alternatively, can could play a word hunt game; try to find these words written in magazines or newspapers. 

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This week we are continuing our work on addition. We will be looking at exchanging and regrouping when the answer contains more than 10 ones. 

Lesson 1: Watch the video on adding 2 digit numbers and 1 digit numbers which cross 10. Then complete the maths activity for lesson 1.

Lesson 2: Watch the video on adding 3 digit numbers and 1 digit numbers which cross 10. Then complete the maths activity for lesson 1.

Lesson 3: Spot the pattern when adding and subtracting. Watch the video and attempt the activity for lesson 3.

Lesson 4: Watch the video on adding two sets of 2 digit numbers which cross 10. Then complete the maths activity for lesson 4.

 Lesson 5: Times table challenge. Can you complete the times table questions on your 2, 5 and 10 times tables? How many can you complete in three minutes? If you have time, you could then re-test yourself later and see if you can improve your time. Remember, the more you go onto Times Table Rock Stars, the faster you will become in your tables recall. 


This week, we are continuing our study of the human body. Use the labels from the activity sheet but attach them onto yourself (or a family member) to accurately label the bones in the human skeleton.



Last week in school, you made your own Stone Age house. Can you sketch this house and label the materials you used in your creation? Try and evaluate your work, thinking about these questions:

What would you have done differently?

Which materials worked best?

Could you have used an alternative design?

How did you work as a team?

Can you remember which real-world materials people would have used?

You could either record these questions as written answers or simply discuss them with an adult.