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Wednesday 6th

Good morning Year 3.


As a school, we have been discussing your home learning and revising the workload that will be sent home to you. From today onwards the home learning will be set as follows:


- English (this could be a Grammar, Spelling, Guided Reading or writing)

- Maths

- Theme/ Foundation (Science, History, Geography, RE, Spanish etc)


You will have 1 live lesson with me, this will take place on Teams at 9:40am every day (I have sent you an invite!).  The work set from this live lesson is the main piece of work that has to be concentrated on and sent to me.  We will meet again in the afternoon at 2:15 pm where we can go over any issues or problems that have arisen from the morning's lesson and I can feedback about the work you have sent to me. 


All work will be set and should be submitted via Teams. We did look at how to do this back in October, but we will do this again today, so I can remind you how it works and what you need to do. smiley


Usually, the only thing that will be put on the class page is a timetable for the day, what we're doing and where to find it on Teams. Today though, I've included the English and Maths for you on the website in case you want to start it before we meet together and don't know how to find it on Teams!






I hope you got on ok with the work about equal groups yesterday. This is so important in understanding multiplication and division. 


So are arrays. These are lines or rows and columns that show us how many equal groups that we have. Today I would like you to follow the link below to Bitesize to have a go at the activities about making an array.

Now you've had a go at making arrays, why not make and draw some yourself? Remember to label them to show how many rows and columns and what the calculation gives you as a total.



5 x 3 = 15 


3 x 5 = 15


I wonder if you could create a times table by drawing arrays? 1x 2 , 2 x 2 , 3 x 2etc?



For your English yesterday you learnt a little about Valerie Bloom, who is a famous poet, who was born in Jamaica, but moved to the UK. 



We are going to be hearing, performing and studying some of her poems, starting tomorrow in our live lesson.


Today I would like you to think about what a poem is. Think about your answers to these questions:

1) What do you expect to find in a poem?

2) What makes it different to other types of writing?


Now I'd like you to have a look at these videos of poems and see if they help you pick out any other features.


I wonder which of those three was your favourite? Which did you enjoy the most and why? 

Now, it's actually quite hard to explain what a poem is because there are many different types and some poets even argue about it! However, bring your ideas with you from the questions above and at the teams meeting this afternoon we'll see if we can put together our own explanation!