Deanesfield Primary School

Dream, Believe, Achieve... And Make A Difference!

Week 6 - Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Year 3 Home Learning - Week 6 (11th May - 15th May 2020)

Click the links for the English and Maths tasks each day. Watch the videos, make notes if you would like to and complete the activities underneath the videos. You can print out the activity sheets or write down your answers on paper or in your home learning journal.


Don't forget, children can still use Mathletics, Reading Eggspress and Times Table Rockstars freely.

Year 3 Home Learning Introduction (W.B. 11/5/20)

Miss Hedges introduces the home learning activities for this week.

Year 3 Home Learning Explanations - Maths (W.B. 11/5/20)

We hope you've been enjoying the home learning activities this week and have tried your best (even on the tricky tasks)! Mrs Iqbal talks through some of them.





Day 1

Read out loud to yourself

or someone at home for

20 minutes.


Challenge: Can you use a different voice for each character as they talk?

Reading Lesson:

‘Please Mrs Butler’



If you are unable to access this link, read a part of your book out loud and get an adult to ask you some questions about unknown words, how a character is feeling etc. Remember you have question starters in your organiser.


Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 1&2

Equivalent Fractions






If you are unable to access this link, use a paper plate, a cake, pizza or piece of paper and fold or cut it in half. Then fold or cut your item and see how many pieces make up a half?

Day 2

Play fastest finger first- challenge yourself to find common words e.g. the, and, into, because, when, I etc. See if you can play it with someone at home.

Identifying adverbs



If you are unable to access this link, find 5 adverbs (e.g quickly, happily, quietly) in a book of your choice and use them to create your own interesting sentences.


Then write a paragraph about what you have been doing this week including as many adverbs as you can! Underline the adverbs you have used in one colour and any verbs you have used in a different colour.

Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 3

Compare fractions






If you are unable to access this link, using 2 sets of objects find out which fractions are the biggest in the following:

1/8 and 5/8,   4/5 and 2/5,   3/6 and 2/6,   3/10 and 1/10,   5/10 and 1/2


Challenge: Can you fill in the numerators to make the following correct:

1/8 < __/8,      4/5 > __/5,      2/3 < __/3,      5/6 > __/6,      1/2 = __/4

Now make up 5 of your own comparisons.


Day 3

Complete an activity on Reading Eggspress.

Writing sentences



If you are unable to access this link, create 10 sentences. Explore your house and write down 10 nouns (objects) then think of 10 verbs (doing words) for that noun (i.e. jumped, marched). Remember to start your sentence with ‘The’ or ‘A’ and don’t forget your punctuation at the start and end of the sentence.


Challenge: Can you describe how or where the action is taking place using an adverb or preposition? (I.e. The toy soldier marched proudly down the stairs).


Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 4

Order fractions





If you are unable to access this


The same denominator: Collect 5 cups and place them in a line. Show someone at home the fractions 1/5 (filling one cup up with water out of the total 5). Then show them 2/5, 3/5 and 4/5.


Different denominator: Draw a fraction wall and colour in ½, 1/3, ¼ up to 1/12. Can you write down 1/9, 1/3, 1/7, ½ and 1/11 in descending (getting smaller) order?

Day 4

Read a chapter of your book and draw a picture of a scene you have read.


Challenge: Can you include speech bubbles for what they are saying?

Using apostrophes to combine words



If you are unable to access this link, write the following words in their contracted (smaller) form e.g. she will = she’ll. 

- Do not

- Is not

- Will not

- Can not

- He will

Then write five sentences. Each sentence must include one of the above words in its contracted form e.g. She'll be late unless she hurries up!

Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 1

Add fractions





If you are unable to access this link, draw 3 circles on a piece of paper. Split the circles into 3 pieces, 4 pieces and 8 pieces. Use the first circle to add two fractions together that have a denominator of 3. Do the same with the second circle (denominator of 4) and third circle (denominator of 8). Repeat with different fractions.


Challenge: Draw another circle and split it into a different number of pieces than listed above. Follow the same method, e.g.:


Day 5

Read a section of your book and find 5 unfamiliar words. Look up their definition to find out what they mean.



Using the picture in this link, create a short story or

description including

everything you have

recapped this week.




Measure your success!!

Do a standing jump starting with two feet together. Mark where you start and finish and measure how far you jump in cm and m. See if you can beat your jump by having another go.

Can you challenge someone else at home?

Challenge: What is the difference in distance between your jump and someone elses?



Using the powerpoint entitled ‘Year 3 - Visit Museum Remotely’ (see below) work your way through the slides following the links to the British Museum.

Research a country that experiences:

  1. Tornados
  2. Earthquakes
  3. Tsunamis
  4. Volcanic Eruptions

Pretend to be a weather forecaster and write a script to explain what is happening. You could even video yourself presenting this! Be creative!



Follow this link to learn about contours, keys and symbols when map reading.

Have a go at the quiz and the fab activity after the video.


Use a torch or phone torch to investigate which objects in your house are reflective. Use this to design a reflective strip you could wear outside.

Research pollination in plants.


Using your diagram about the parts of a plant, explain how pollination occurs.


Challenge: Can you draw a comic strip to show this process.

Create an investigation into the length of shadows.


Using a torch, as the distance between the torch and object changes, how does the shadow change?


Record your findings.





How many sit ups can you do in 1 minute?

Can you hold the plank position for 1 minute?

Go out into your garden or while you are on a walk, count how many steps/ lunges/ crab walks/ hops it takes to get to a lamppost or from your back door to the end of the garden.

For the whole week, when you wake up in the morning, say out loud everything that makes you happy or anything you are thankful for.



This term in RE we are looking at religious journeys. Don’t forget this is called a pilgrimage.

It is usually a long journey for many people, to a special place that is important for religious reasons. These special places are considered sacred (connected with God or a god).

CHALLENGE: How many different religions can you think of? Can you write a list?  Can you find 3 facts about Buddhism (The Buddhist religion)? ​

Here is a video to help you

Happy fact finding!

Mrs Westall



Have a go at performing some rhythms at home using "FOUND SOUNDS". Watch this video for the full explanation:

Mr Owen



Hi Year 3!

This week I'd like you to make a poster.

Have a look at the video on YouTube where I show you how to do it!

​Have fun!

Mrs Fraser