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Week 2 of Home Learning (30.4.20)

Week beginning 30th March 2020

Home Learning tasks for classes 3P and 3T (one per page)

Other suggested tasks/activities may be posted on the group Facebook page, and you can submit photographs of your completed work there for your teacher to see. Please tag the relevant teacher so that they can access the work)


- Maths -

Fractions on a number line

Please access and head to 'Home Learning - Year 3'. Then it should be easy to find this week's slideshow maths lesson and the activities for the children to do, by clicking on Fractions, Week 2, lesson 1.

(It also says step 6 as it follows on from 5 earlier slides in their 'week 1' section, but don't worry about that). 


You will see a yellow framed slideshow with the title 'Flashback 4' with 4 revision/quick fire maths questions to warm up the brain, and this leads on to the slideshow about fractions on a number line.

The activity to complete can be accessed by clicking on the dark pink tab beneath the slideshow entitled 'Get the Activity - Lesson 1 (Y3 Spring Block 5 WO6 Fractions on a number line). The activity gets progressively harder but all children should be able to have a go and work their way through until they are finding it a bit of a challenge. If they reach that point it would be a good time to step in and offer some help and discuss what they have managed to do so far. If they are flagging, it is honestly ok to stop. You might want to return to it later or on another day.

There is also a green tab to click on that shows you the answers, but please do not be tempted to show this to your child until they have finished (although you can peek). Once they have finished, you can show them the answers and then they can mark it themselves in a different colour than they used to complete the activity. This is the perfect time to let them talk to you about what they have learnt - which we do at school to consolidate their understanding.


- English -

Fairy stories and Play scripts (Little Red Riding Hood themed)

Read a copy of Little Red Riding Hood together and talk about the characters.

What are they like? (Think of some good adjectives eg. kind), How might they speak? (Think of some good adverbs eg. quietly), What actions might need to be in the stage directions? (Think of some good present tense verbs eg  Red Riding Hood picks flowers, or  carries the basket).

Talk about how a playscript is set out with the narrator introducing the play setting and the characters, and then the character names are written at the side of the page next to the words that they will speak.

The narrator speaks when there is an important part of the story that the audience need to know about which is difficult to explain through the dialogue.

Stage directions are written in parentheses (brackets). A stage direction explains where the characters/actors are and what they are doing. They only need to be brief notes not full sentences.

Try to write the part of the play that you like best. It might just be the part in the setting of Granny's cottage, or it might be the whole thing. You have the freedom to choose how long your play is, but it must use the correct layout and the features needed for a play script. (You do not need to use the PDF file linked below, but this should help you structure the layout of your own work).

The familiarity of a fairy story should help you and your child feel a little more confident than having an unfamiliar text, so this activity should be fun to complete. It can be a nice family performance with you all taking on different roles, or it could be acted out by your child using costumes or having their toys as characters who they speak for in different character voices.

You can type in  to take you to a story of Little Red Riding Hood which your child can enjoy sharing with a younger sibling (who they might be able to recruit into acting in the play too!).

If you would like a bit more of a challenge and something a bit different, go to to an even older Chinese Fairy Tale about a big bad wolf, called Lon Po Po, for your child to watch/listen to and a recording sheet to make comparisons with the English Little Red Riding Hood. (Dont worry, it is written/read in English!)

Other subject -

Design Technology - Tower Challenge

To add a bit of competition and creativity, you are all challenged to build the tallest tower that you can build from whatever materials you have in your home. This could be newspaper, foil, toilet rolls (if you have any ), Lego, tins, or plastic party cups. You MUST ask permission from an adult before using any of the materials you are hoping to use.


The competition rules (called the building criteria) are that:

1. You may only use a maximum of three different materials per tower.

2. You must build in a safe place and take care not to let your tower cause an injury when it inevitably topples over.

3, You must take a photograph of your finished tower and give the measurement from the base to the tallest point, and post it on the Facebook page (if you are able). 

4. Entries must be received by Friday lunchtime to be entered into the competition.


Try to make your tower taller than you.


Remember the D&T mindset approach to creating and exploring. If you keep building and it reaches toppling point - let it topple and then rebuild it to almost that same height again. Photograph/measure it. You may then be able to add to it some more if you have actually improved the structure during your second build. I did this challenge using clothes pegs and lolly sticks this morning (Monday) and will try other materials each day and try to beat my previous tower height.