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  • Y3 Learning pack – Week 6 (18/5/20) Summer term

    Hello Year 3!

    It is nearly half term! Can you believe you have spent a whole half term learning from

    home? That is 6 weeks!! We think your parents are doing a super job in home schooling

    you. It is a lot of new learning from them too. We wonder if you have had to teach your

    parents anything whilst you’ve been off?!

    Here is your next home learning pack to keep you busy. As before, you have five maths

    activities, three English activities, three reading activities and a creative task. You can print

    off this booklet or just complete the work on paper. This is your pack so you can use it

    however you like. Remember some of our grown-ups are still busy working, so why not see

    if you can have a go at some of these tasks independently. Your grown-ups will be super

    impressed if you do!

    This week we are going to go back to Greek mythology. During reading, you will be looking

    at the Greek myth “The Wooden Horse” (I bet you can guess what it will be about). In

    English, we have lots of new mythical creatures for you to look at because we know you

    enjoyed learning about the Minotaur.

    It makes us smile every day when you tweet you us your work. We miss you guys lots and it makes us feel very proud when we see you work so please keep on tweeting us. It makes our day!

    Stay safe and happy!

    Love Miss Pillar, Mrs Barrett and

    Miss Steele

    P.S. If you have forgotten your Times

    Tables Rockstars login, ask your

    grown up to either email or ring

    school to get it.

  • Reading task 1 – The Wooden Horse

    1. Find and copy the phrase which people said about Helen.


    2. On page 4, King Menelaus wanted Helen to stay by his side forever. How do you think

    Helen felt about this? Explain your answer (look at the picture too).



    3. Which word gives you the impression that Paris was desperate for Helen to go back

    to Troy with him?


  • 4. Based on what you have read so far, can you make a prediction about what you think

    you will happen next?




    Reading task 2 – ‘The Wooden Horse

  • 1. On page 11, it says “Troy was well defended”. What does defended mean?


    2. How long did the war last?


    3. Why do you think King Menelaus bought over more soldiers? What does this tell you

    about his character?



    4. Write the numbers 1-5 in the boxes to show the correct order of the story so far:

    All the Kings of Greece agreed to help bring Helen home.

    Paris, King of Troy, and Helen fell madly in love.

    Odysseus had a plan.

    Paris, the King of Troy, came to King Menelaus’ palace.

    Time and time again the Greeks attacked the city of Troy.

  • Reading task 3 – The Wooden Horse

    1. Which two words are used to describe the wooden horse?

    _____________ _______________

    2. What was the first stage of Odysseus’ plan?


    3. How do you think Odysseus felt when he saw his plan come to life?


    4. What do you think is going to happen next? Is his plan going to work?


    If you want to read the rest of the story, it will

    be added onto the end of this booklet!

  • Writing task 1 – Mythical Creatures

    This week we are going to look at mythical creatures – we have already seen one of these in

    the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur.

    There are lots of different mythical creatures created by the Greeks. There are a few listed

    below. You could always research your own mythical creature if you wanted.

    Your task is to create a word bank of descriptive words or phrases to describe three of the

    mythical creatures.








    sharp teeth

    strong legs

  • Writing task 2 – Kenning Poetry

    Using one of your mythical creatures from yesterday you are going to be writing a kenning


    You might want to do some extra research about your chosen mythical creature if you wish.

    Here is an example… can you guess which mythical creature it is?

    Bone cruncher

    Man eater

    Prey snapper

    Fierce hunter

    Hungry monster

    Labyrinth living

    Gather your ideas (nouns and verbs to describe the create) before you start thinking about

    the clues.

    A kenning describes what a person, idea or object is or does. They work like a riddle – you have to guess

    what it’s all about!

    Each line is a simple phrase of either a; noun + a noun e.g. tail wagger

    OR a noun + a verb e.g. cat chasing

  • Writing task 3 – SPaG

    Task One – tenses (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z3dbg82)

    Sort the verbs into the past, present and future

    laugh, built, eat, ate, done, caught, will build, will laugh, build, laughed, will

    do, will eat, catch, do, will catch

    Past Present Future

    Change these sentences from the past tense into the present or future tense;

    1. I listened to the rain.

    2. I knew I would get a bike for my birthday.

    3. I drove home last night.

    4. I kicked the ball over the fence.

    5. I cried when I fell over.

    Task Two – subordination (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3)

    Can you identify which sentences below use subordination?


    Contains a



    Doesn’t contain

    a subordinate


    Josh put the plates on the table.

    You can have a sticker if you would like one.

    Lily gave her baby sister a cuddle.

    When you have finished, please tell me.

    We went inside because it was raining.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z3dbg82 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

  • Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List

    Whilst we are not sending spelling activities home, we thought it would be useful to attach

    a list of the spellings that the children focus on throughout year 3 and 4.

    There are many fun ways to practice spellings, each week we will give you a couple of

    suggestions to try at home.

    This week to practice your spellings you could:

     Bouncy Words

    Bounce a ball as you spell each word – 1 bounce for each letter

     Finger spelling

    Use your finger and trace each word in a try filled with sand, salt, flour, sugar, shaving

    cream or what every you can put in the tray (box lid, cookie sheet etc.).

  • Maths tasks

    Here you will find a range of maths activities. The activities are from the White Rose Maths

    which we use at school and have videos alongside them. You can use this link to find videos

    to support each activity if you wish https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

    (The following lessons are from Week 4 on the Year 3 home learning page).

    Maths task 1 – Add fractions Week 4 Lesson 1



    Maths task 2 – Subtract fractions Week 4 Lesson 2 https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-3/Lesson-2-


    Maths task 3 – Problem solving Week 4 Lesson 3



    Maths task 4 – Problem solving Week 4 Lesson 4



    Maths task 5 – Friday challenge Week 4 Lesson 5



    Please also keep using Times Table Rocks Stars; this will help you to keep improving your

    times table knowledge and to get even quicker as answering multiplication questions.

    If you’re using social media to keep in touch with your friends, maybe you could set each