Year 3 2019 - 2020

Miss Brown

Year 3 class teacher

Mrs Yearsley

Welcome to Year 3! 

Working from home

We have put together a timetable for you to try to stick to whilst your are studying at home instead of in school.  This timetable can be found in the workbook that we provided for you to work in whilst you are at home. 

Week commencing 30th March



Plan the Stone Age adventure using the planning template provided (Files to download). Remember, you are writing your own stone age narrative, not copying the book. Think of alternative ideas for the elements of the story that you could change in your own Stone Age adventure e.g. the location of the portal, the Stone Age friend, the dangerous Stone Age creature (use pictures from the inside covers of ‘Stone Age Boy’ for ideas). Make a note of the ideas in your book before putting them onto your planning template. 



Write your Stone Age adventure. Write in the first person, include dialogue and punctuate it with inverted commas. Use paragraphs to organise your writing , write in the past tense, and of course.... Miss Brown’s favourite …. FULL STOPS CAPITAL LETTERS! :) Once you're done, you can send me a picture of your finished work on Twitter. I would love to see it! 



We have done lots of research on the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, but what comes next? The Iron Age!

Can you write down a list how life has now changed in Britain now we have discovered iron? For example, people are now fighting over iron, people are living in tribes, people need to protect themselves in hillforts!



Reading comprehension – The Iron Age (Files to download)



Plan and write an advertisement for the use of Iron over bronze. Think about persuasive techniques you could use such as rhetorical questions, imperative verbs and snappy slogans! “Incredible Iron invention!” (Files to download)

I have also attatched a crafty adtivity based on the Iron Age, where you can have a go at making your own Iron Age house. (Files to download)



Discuss the concept cartoon (Files to download) and research human bones. How many bones to we have? What do we need them for? Annotate the diagram (Files to download) of the skeleton with the correct bones, Can you use a posit note to describe what these bones are used for? Which bone do you think is the most important?

Can you research the word “vertebrae”. What does it mean? Point out that all animals with a backbone are called vertebrates. Those that do not have a backbone are called invertebrates.

Practical activity: See in files to download a fun, practical science experiment that shows hows the importance of the skull in protecting the brain.





We are learning to tell the time using AM and PM.

Start off by researching what 'ante meridiem' and 'post meridiem' means and discuss. Make a list of activities you would do in PM and AM, and show these times on a clock. How would we write this using AM and PM? Use the AM and PM worksheet to support learning. 

Complete organise times worksheet (Files to download)

Challenge: Using a clock template, draw where the hour hand would be at quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour and explain why the hour hand would be there



We are learning to tell the time to the minute

Use the two PowerPoints to support teaching (Files to download)

Using a house clock, ask children what time it shows and how they know? How can they be sure? Count on together in fives starting from 12 o'clock to 12:20. Then count on in 1-minute intervals until 12:24. Tell them your friend says if you count up all of the small markings you get to 60. Is this true? What does the 60 stand for? (1 hour)

Can pupils identify the small markings as minutes on an analogue clock? Can they see the relationship between the minute hand and hour hand?  



We are learning to use vocabulary, such as o’clock, a.m/.p.m., morning, afternoon, past and half past.

How many ways they can think of to express what time of day it is. Prompt children by telling them your friend says you can say it is 'half to 2'. Is this correct? What terms do we know? 

Complete the Converting time worksheet (Files to download)



Complete some activities attached matching analogue with digital time. (Files to download)  



Times tables Rockstar’s, Top marks (Time games), Hit the button.


Art task: 

I have attatched an art challenge for you to have a go at every day. You can do these in your project books or in a sketch book. I look forward to seeing your art! 


Computing task

As we are starting to become computer whizzes in year 3, I have added a Computing 'Word of the Day' task for you to do - you can record this in your workbook/exercise book


Useful websites 



English games and links

Top Marks has a wide range of educational games for children to play to consolidate their learning.

BBC Bitesize English

A set of slide shows, quizzes and games that explain concepts such as nouns and adjectives. Produced by the University of Manchester.

Top Marks has a range of educational games for children to play to consolidate their learning.








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