Year 3 learning from home

Week beginning 18th January 

English Learning: 

The focus of our English learning for the next week will be persuasive writing. We will be looking at the features of advertisements, the language they use and planning our own healthy snack. Next week we will be ready to write our own advert. We will be following some of the lessons from Oak Academy, but not all from this unit so do not worry if we jump ahead lessons in their sequence.

Monday 18th January

The features of persuasive writing.

Lesson 1 

Today’s focus: This clip will introduce you to persuasive writing. You will be looking at an advert and understanding the features of this type of persuasive writing. Complete document 1, as you watch the video.

Tuesday 19th January

Lesson 2 

Today’s focus: In today’s lesson we will be building on Friday’s lesson from last week. Mrs Raymond’s video will take you through some more of the spelling rules when adding the suffixes –er and –est. Complete document 2 and there is an optional additional challenge in document 3.

As an optional activity today, or any day this week, there is a reading comprehension for you to complete, document 4.

Wednesday 20th January

Using scientific vocabulary

Lesson 3 – Click on the link above

Using scientific vocabulary in some advertisements makes you sound like an expert and helps persuade your customer. This lesson looks at some of the scientific vocabulary you need to create an advert for a healthy snack and how you can use it to persuade. Complete document 5 as you watch the clip.

Thursday 21st January

Designing a snack

Watch the video with Mrs Bassett about designing your own healthy snack. Think about healthy foods and snacks you enjoy. Fill in the planning grid – document 6. This is the link to the flapjacks at the end of the video Healthy flapjack recipe – BBC Food

Friday 22nd January

Using persuasive writing techniques 

Today we are looking at building persuasive vocabulary to hook people and persuade them to buy the product. Use the writing frame to fill in as you listen to the clip. At the end of the clip add any adjectives, scientific words or slogans you may want to include in your advertisement onto document 7.


The words we will focus on this week are half, money, improve, sugar, eighth, famous, February, fruit. Use the link to practise these words through the week. Choose either the segment cards or practise test to help you remember these.

Maths Learning:

Over the next two weeks in maths, we are going to be exploring length and perimeter. For some of the challenges set for you this week, you will need access to a ruler that measures in cm and mm. If you do not have one at home, then document 8 has one that you can print off and use.

For most days, your worksheets will have a mixture of activities to complete working alongside the lesson. There will then be a series of reasoning and problem solving extensions to have a go at, just as in class. These have been placed in order of challenge: one star for warming up, two stars for medium heat and three stars for extra spicy! 

Monday 18th January – Measuring lengths to the nearest cm or mm.

Watch the lesson from Oak Academy 

Today we are going to learn how to use our rulers accurately and measure in both cm and mm. You can find the worksheet for this lesson here: document 9. If you are finding you need more of a warm up before attempting these, then try document 10first.

Tuesday 19th January – Measuring length and drawing lines of a given length in mixed units.

Watch the lesson from Oak Academy

Today, in this practical lesson, we are going to use our rulers accurately and draw and measure lines in cm and mm. You can access the worksheet for the activities in document 11.

Wednesday 20th January – Equivalent lengths (cm and m).

Today we are going to learn about the term equivalent, and use our knowledge of cm and m to convert different measurements. Watch Mr Nurdin’s lesson on Teams and then have a go at the challenges on document 12, or, if you want to warm up before tackling these, look at document 13.

Thursday 21st January – Equivalent lengths (mm and cm).

Today we are going to continue thinking about equivalent measurements by switching our focus on the relationship between cm and mm. Have a look at Mr Nurdin’s PowerPoint on teams and use it to help you tackle the challenges in either document 14 or document 15, depending on how you want to approach it. 

Friday 22nd January – Compare lengths

We will finish our week’s learning in maths looking at comparing and ordering different lengths based on measurements in mm, cm and m, using our knowledge of converting between different units of measurement to help us. Watch Mr Nurdin’s lesson on Teams, and then work your way through the challenges on document 16. Need a bit more help? Try document 17 to start off with. 

Maths Skills:

Times Table Rock Stars – continue to practice your times tables in the garage setting of TTRS. If you want to challenge yourself, contact your teacher and they can change the setting on your account for you to have whichever times tables you feel you need more practice on, or give you more to practice. 

Ordering numbers – have a go at the ordering challenge on Daily 10. Try and beat your score twice more. Challenge yourself further by reducing the time each round! 

See if you can get a high score on Sequence Snake on Purple Mash by working out the right sequence to help grow your snake bigger. Your teacher will set it as a 2Do for this week.

Other Activities:

Let’s Keep Active

This week we would like you to practise your throwing skills!  The most important thing to remember is to keep your eyes on the prize, so make sure you’re looking at where you’re throwing at all times!

What you will need:

  • Some teddies or rolled up pairs of socks
  • 3 containers of different sizes!

Watch this clip to help you practise throwing and learn how to play a fun game!


This week we are inspired by Land Artists like Andy Goldsworthy who create works of art using objects in their natural surroundings! Have a look at the presentation in document 18 to learn about this exciting sculptural art form. 

Spending time in nature can also really help our wellbeing, so this lesson we would like you to explore your local environment on a nature walk. Can you collect natural objects such as leaves, twigs and stones to create the land art challenges from document 19?Make sure you take a picture of your organic sculptures and send them to us; we can’t wait to see them!


How have you been getting on with your body percussion skills? We hope you are enjoying these creative ways to make music.  Here is Mr Paleka with the next lesson! Make sure you have your cup ready for the Mambo Cup rhythm song!


This week we are going to find out about the different countries the Romans invaded. Use this online atlas to help you name and locate countries. Watch this short clip about the Romans and then look through the PowerPoint, document 20.  Use document 21 to shade in the countries the Romans had invaded by 117AD.


Thank you to all of Year 3 who have been keeping in touch on our Purple Mash blogs.  There will be more 2Dos posted on Purple Mash for you to complete each day, so make sure you take a look. We will also be mastering a new software this week called TEAMS! 

Your focus in computing this week is to make sure you are all set up on TEAMS and ready for your live meetings with your teachers.  Make sure you know how to mute yourselves during a meeting, where the raise your hand button is and how to turn your cameras off.  We are so excited to begin our new learning adventure on TEAMS with you this week! 

Let’s be scientific!

This week we will be exploring the human skeleton! Do you know why we have a skeleton? What would happen if we had no bones in our bodies?  Have a discussion about these questions with someone at home and then take a look at the presentation (document 22) to learn more about this topic. Then, see if you can complete the fun activities (document 23 and document 24) to show off what you have learnt! Have fun!