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Gold-crests - Year 3/4

In these unfortunate times we find ourselves stuck at home and unable to go to school. To ensure that we can all still learn as much as possible and keep our brains active, I will be uploading activities to complete at home; some activities I will upload weekly so please keep checking our class page for new activities. Pick a subject and start from Activity 1! These will be based on our learning that we would have been doing over the Summer term. Stay safe and stay healthy, I can't wait to see you all soon!

Thinking of you all,

Lots of love, Miss Pitt



Whilst some of us are in school and some of us aren't here is some work to help you keep up with what we should be learning in Year 3 this term! Stay focused, keep trying and believe you can! I can't wait to see you all soon! 

- Miss Pitt

Week beginning 29/06/20



Warm up your SPaG knowledge


Complete this reading comprehension over a few days. 



Day 1: Read this passage once. Then talk about what the story is about, who are the characters? where are they? 

 Now underline/circle the vocabulary Focus on the 'Bronze words'- What do these words mean? 

Day 2: Read the text. Recap on what the 'Bronze' words. Answer questions in V, I, P,

Day 3: Read the text. Recap on what the 'Bronze' words. Answer questions in E, R, S





Watch this video and complete the activity below


  1. Draw a line that is 9cm and 4mm long
  2. Draw a vertical line that is between 4cm and 1mm and 5cm and 1mm 
  3. Draw a horizontal line that is less than 12cm and 8mm 
  4. Draw a line and measure it - write down the length _____cm and _____mm
  5. Now draw a square with lines that measure 7cm and 5mm
  6. Draw a equilateral triangle (All equal sides) Your sides should be 8cm and 9mm 


Watch this video -




Try having a go at making paper mache fish!

Here's some inspiration to help! (Follow the instructions below)



Or you can use tissue paper for the fins


Instructions for paper mache:

  • Use a balloon (or a bowl if you cant get a balloon - just slide a layer of plastic wrap over the bowl first)
  • tear newspaper or any paper into strips
  • make up a mix of paper mache paste – 1:1 flour and water
  • dip the newspaper into the paste and layer over the balloon (or bowl)
  • you’ll want a few layers – the more the better. We made about 5 layers
  • leave to dry overnight
  • Once the paper mache is dry, pop the balloon and take it out (or gently press out the bowl)
  • paint and decorate


Here some tropical fish - Can you decorate yours to look like this?

Week beginning 23/06/2020


Non-chronological report

Identify the features on the non-chronological report below. You will need to include these in your report.


  • Title
  • Opening sentence
  • Sub-headings
  • Pictures
  • Labels
  • Facts not opinions
  • Paragraphs



Now its your turn to write a non-chronological report including the features you identified above. 

  • Choose an animal of your choice
  • Write 3 or 4 subheadings of your choice (What does it look like? What does it eat?)
  • Now use google to research your new animal. 
  • Type your sub-headings into google and collect the key words you want to use in your report from the information you find on google.
  • Turn your information from the internet into complete sentences. Use conjunctions, sentence openers, apostrophes for possession, the correct tense (is)
  • You can present your report by creating a poster or using Microsoft word on a computer.


Use this checklist to make sure you are using all the features. 



What is the inverse of  2 x 3 = 6

The inverse is 6 / 3 = 2 


Practice your 3 x table and write the inverse underneath each number sentence.

Use your fingers to count in 3's. Practice them until you know longer need to look for help! 


Then try: (Make sure to write the inverse (divide) underneath each number sentence too!) 



Username: Y3

Password: cat2


Click on 2do icon and find the coding tasks - click on 'start' button and complete activity using coding. 

Summer Term 1 Pace Sheet - A document showing all you can be learning this Summer term!


May 2020

LO: We are learning about mystery stories


Activity 1: Listen to the ‘The Mystery of Harris Burdick’ on

Using pen and paper can you draw 6-9 circles and story map this story. Use drawings to help remember each part.

Now step and speak your story.


Activity 2:

Make sure you can step and speak the story, The Mystery of Harris Burdick', before you move on. Re-watch the YouTube video and pause on your favourite picture. Now I want you to write what happens in this part of the story. Use your story map to help you. 

Make sure you include:

Conjunctions (and, so, while, because, if, although)

Prepositions (above the tops of the trees, next to, behind the wall, under the branch)

Apostrophes (the dog's ball, can't)

prefixes (anti-, re-, un-)

suffixes (-ly, -ing, -ed)


Activity 3:

Watch 'The Mystery of Harris Burdick' again.

Now its your turn to create and write your own Mystery story!

Write down what you are going to change, here some ideas to help you.

1. Draw a picture - you can use one from the story and change small parts of it if you want to. 

2. Use this picture to help create a title and saying. (Helping to explain what the mystery is about) 

3. Think about who your character is? is the mystery about him? or something he has seen? or owns? Where are they? What happens? Is the mystery solved? Or does the mystery get passed down to other people? How does it end? Is there a solution or an answer? or is it a cliff hanger? 


Activity 4:

Now we have our ideas about our own version of a mystery story, draw 6-9 circles on a piece of paper and draw pictures to help tell your story. Have a box of key vocabulary you might want to use that is specific to your story. items, places, adjectives, wow words. 

Once your story map is complete, step and speak your story, maybe even tell it to an adult or family member. 


Activity 5:

Now we are ready to write our own mystery story. 

Start with your title, capital letters, centre, you can even underline it!

Underneath write your saying that goes with your story. Skip a line and start writing your story. 

Don't forget to use paragraphs for different events or places in the story. 

Use adjectives and prepositional phrases to help set the scene. Describing your picture. 

Include how the characters are feeling, throughout the story. 

Here are some examples to help you:

Adjectives: beautiful, sparkly, silky, gloomy, bright, dull, vibrant, clear, dirty, rough, 

Adverbs: quickly, slowly, in a flash, cautiously, gracefully, 

Prepositional phrases: above the water, in the sky, behind the rock, under the rug

feelings: exhausted, terrified, excited, sulking, annoyed, shouted with fear, cried with laughter,  frightened, anxious, shocked, amazed, curious


June 2020

Want to write another story? 

Listen to and story map the story. Once you can retell the story in your own words, now listen to the story again, add details to areas you have missed. 


Play the story again and write down any words you like or have not heard before. 

Ill start you off: approached, scrumptious, jubilant

See if you can write down at least 10! These words will help you write your own stories. 


Now focus in on main parts of the story - starting with Mrs Grimling sending off Mr Grimling's lunch. Here's the beginning to help you get started:


One afternoon, Mrs Grimling was concocting a scrumptious, delicious lunch. After she finished, she sent the lunch down the long wire that swayed side to side. Suddenly, the pesky, scavenging ___________ were circling the brown, weaved basket. One by one, they swooped down into the basket and devoured the ingredients of Mr Grimling’s lunch.


Now it's your turn to get creative and write your own version of this story. 

Things to change:

Who are your characters? / What was in the lunch? / What was stealing the lunch? / What 3 ideas did the characters come up with to stop the lunch from getting eaten? / Which plan worked? / What happened at the end?


Story map your ideas 6-9 circles and re-tell it using step and speak. Magpie words from the story that you wrote down and use them in this piece of writing. 


When you write include:

Apostrophes for possession - Sarah's lunch

Apostrophes for contraction - don't didn't 

Adverbials of time - One afternoon, / place - Upon the rocks, / manner Suddenly, 

a or an? vowel or consonant - an amazing lunch / a greedy seagull

speech marks (seagulls talking to each other) "yummy, i'll be back tomorrow for some more!" exclaimed Bert the seagull.  (New speaker, new line)

Adjectives to describe the food, the seagulls, the basket - petrified, pesky, greedy, starving, hungry, bright, gloomy,


Grammar practice: 

Login Username:Y3 Password:cat2

Activity 1: Practice possessive apostrophes -

Activity 2: Knowing your sentence - 

Activity 3: What is an adverb?

Activity 4: Using a fronted adverbial

Activity 5: What are paragraghs?


Please practice your times tables 

Log in for Purple Mash 

Username: Y3

Password: cat2


Activity 1: Sorting shapes

Activity 2: Labelling 2D and 3D shapes

Activity 3:  Perimeter - Remember this means to count the outside of the shape

Activity 4: horizontal and vertical lines


Adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers

Addition video and practice activity:


Subtraction video and practice activity:


Lets practice multiplying and dividing by 3, 4 and 8!

First practice to multiply and divide by 3:


First practice to multiply and divide by 8:


Now go on your Time Table Rock Stars or purple mash times table practice to see how much you can remember! Good luck, you can do this!





Activity 1: Design a meal that has a varied/balanced diet. or you can use

Can’t get on Purple Mash – Try: Use this ‘eatwell plate’ to create your own balanced meal, choosing up to 2 food from the larger food groups and one from the smaller food groups, such as dairy.

Activity 2: Identifying food groups

Use to get cooking at home!


Try these science experiments at home! Page number 98 tells you how to make a volcano!


Now lets start our new topic!




Activity 1:

What is a rock? Watch this video and complete the activity.


Activity 2:

Rock Detectives!

Use the descriptions below to help detect what rocks you have collected. 

Open the document below and follow the instructions. 


Activity 3:

Identify your rocks - Use the identification key below to identify the rocks you have collected. 

Use drops of vinegar to test whether it reacts with acid.


Activity 4:

Try these recipes and make your own edible rocks!

Irreversible changes Science experiments

Geography: We will be learning about Volcanoes and Earthquakes


Landscapes by David Hockney

Activity 1: Watch this YouTube video

Like the artist in the video, create your own paper of lines you see used in David Hockney’s artwork.  

Now use a landscape photo from google images and recreate this using David Hockney’s style. Thinking of colours, different shades of colours and different lines for each area of the landscape. Use paints, colouring pencils, crayons, felt tips, try and make your own shades of colours. 


Activity 2: Open up document one - What lines, patterns and marks can you use for each feature in the picture. Now choose at least 1 landscape picture in document 2 and recreate using David Hockney's style. 


LO: We will be learning about coding on Scratch.

Open - Click on Start creating

Use to look at how coding has been used to move characters around the screen and talk to each other.

Activity 1: I can create two characters on Scratch.

Start by opening up Scratch and clicking on start creating. Create 2 sprites using paint or selecting a premade character. This should be our Roman characters we had already created. (Soldier/Boudicca/Celt) These should be titled the name of your character.

Activity 2: I can create a backdrop for my characters. 

Once both characters are created, create a background for the characters to be in. Click on tutorials – then stories – these short videos will teach you how to create everything we need for our Roman story. These will show you how to add movement and a back drop.

Activity 3: I can use costumes to show a conversation between my characters.

Next, you will need to add your conversation. Each sentence the character says will be its own costume on your sprite. You need to use code to help it appear and disappear on the screen at the right times stating costume 1 appear, disappear and then Sprinte 2 costume 1 appear, disappear. Your characters will not be saying the words they will be shown in a speech bubble that you will create using its costume.

Activity 4: I can add animation to be characters using coding.

CHALLENGE: can they move around the screen or become animated.

Design and technology: 

Pizza bases

Make pizzas only changing one variable. Keep your toppings the same and change the bases. You can use a wrap, muffin, pizza dough, French bread, bagels. Then rate the quality of your pizzas based on their bases. Which one would you recommend?

Unfortunately we see ourselves in a time of school closures: Please find below a list of websites that will help support home-schooling your children.

In Goldcrests, the children next week would have been learning about:


Science: Healthy eating and a varied diet. 

History: Hadrian's Wall - The Romans 

Maths: adding and subtracting using the formal written expanded column method

Computing: Open 'Scratch desktop' and create 2 Sprites and a background. Can they move around the screen using code?

Click on start creating. 

Accelerated reader: Children can still access AR. Please use the website below and continue to read and quiz yourself after finishing their book. I advise that if children are reading a book from home then to check it is on AR first. Chn will know how to do this.

Also, listen online to David Williams sharing his stories. Every day at 11. It’s brilliant!


Stay fit with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning - he is running YouTube videos to keep us all active during these times. 


Welcome to Goldcrests

Class teacher: Miss Pitt

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ross, Miss Johnson, Mrs Hele


PE kits need to be in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

On Monday, all of Key Stage 2 will run 1 mile together.

Tuesday afternoon is PE.

Wednesday morning's are gymnastics or dance in the hall. 


New spellings will be introduced on Friday, these will go home with your child every Friday and be part of their homework task. 


Homework is given every Friday and is due the following Friday. 

Children need to be reading at home at least 3 times a week. Children will take a quiz on their book and are expected to finish a book a week.