Y3 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 24th January 2022


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: This week, we are going to continue writing our suspense stories! We are really excited at seeing the range of stories that the children come up with and listening to all of their ideas. Our talking story is called, 'The Manor House.' 

Recap our talking story, 'The Manor House' and familiarise yourself with the actions and story map. Make sure you understand what all the vocabulary means in the story. Which words do you find tricky? Ask an adult if they can help you with these words or look them up in a dictionary. 

After you have become more familiar with the story, cut up the story into sections and time how quickly you can put it back in order. Can you beat your time the second time around? Read through the story to ensure that it makes sense. 

Lesson 2: We are going to be learning about fronted adverbials today. These are words or phrases which start a sentence and give the reader more information as to when, where or how something has happened. Look at the examples below:

One step at a time, Lara crept down the stairs.

Twenty minutes later, she entered Harrow Woods.

Amazed, she paused.

Watch the video which explains what fronted adverbials are in more detail:

What is a fronted adverbial? - BBC Bitesize

Look through the talking text from yesterday and highlight any fronted adverbials you can find. 

Extension: Create your own sentences with fronted adverbials. Can you write some where the adverbial is one word and some where it is a phrase?

Lesson 3: We would like you to draw your own version of the text map to help you learn it. Remember to include all of the punctuation and key words. Try and create images and sketches which will help you remember parts of the story. Remember, your drawings do not have to be works of art, they are there to help you retell the story.

Lesson 4: You are now going to use your story map from yesterday to rewrite our talking story. Make sure you include as much as you can remember and ensure you punctuate your sentences. When you have finished, go back and purple polish your story.

Retell your story to an adult or just to yourself to see if you included the main details. Did your story flow? Is it in the correct order? 

Lesson 5: Read the reading comprehension carefully and then answer the attached questions. Think carefully about the number of points you need to make for each question, especially if they offer two or three marks for the answer.

If it helps, you can read the reading text multiple times, and you should refer back to this when answering your questions.

Spelling and grammar

Lesson 1: This week, we are continuing to look at common exception words for Year 3. Please try and learn the following words:











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. 



This week, we are investigating division.   

Lesson 1: Introducing division with remainders. Watch the video Spr3.3.1 - Divide with remainders activity on Vimeo and complete the questions as you watch the video.

Lesson 2: Dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers (including remainders). Watch the video Spr3.3.2 - Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (3) on Vimeo and complete Maths lesson 2.    

Lesson 3: Division through scaling. Watch the video Spr3.3.3 - Scaling on Vimeo and complete Maths lesson 3.

Lesson 4: Division: how many ways? Watch the video Spr3.3.4 - How many ways? on Vimeo and complete the sheet Maths lesson 4.

Lesson 5: Complete the arithmetic paper, labelled 'Maths lesson 5.'



Lesson 1: Roman Shields

This week, we are going to be designing and making our own Roman shields! 

First, we need to conduct some research on Roman shields and what the different designs and symbols represent. Have a look through the link below to give you more of an understanding of how Roman shields were designed.  


Once you have done that, plan what you would like your Roman shield to look like on the 'Topic Lesson 1' sheet.


Lesson 2: Designing your Roman shield

We would like you to make your own Roman shield. In class, we are going to be collaging the background and drawing the designs (colouring with felt tip pen) to be stuck over the collage. If you would like to, you can design it a different way, however we would encourage you to use two different media. For example, try using collage and paint or paint and pens.

Please email your designs or bring them into school when you are back!