Year 3 – Summer 2 – Week 6

English Topic:
Poetry – Shape & Calligrams

Maths Topic:
Multiplication and division revision

Non-core Topic:
Painting with sound!

Physical Activity

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Task: Practising

Recap: What are calligrams?

Calligrams are words that are written or drawn to represent the word itself. This sounds complicated but look at these examples:

Can you try to draw your own? Practise using the words below:

  • Curly
  • Spiky
  • Round
  • Cold
  • Furry

Can you think of any more words that you could create a calligram for? Can you think of any onomatopoeia words to try drawing? (Words that sound like themselves, e.g. BANG, crash, ping)

Challenge: Can you create a sentence to describe the weather today?

e.g. ‘The weather is cold and rainy’ – How could you create calligrams for weather, cold and rainy?

Monday English – Calligrams


Today, our Learning Objective will be to explore how mood and emotion can be illustrated in music.

Take a look at the images provided- what do they show you?

How do we know the way someone is feeling? What clues do we have? Note don your ideas 😊

Take a look at the images by the famous Andy Warhol- What sort of mood do these different paintings/images create? How? How could we reflect this mood using music? Could we use one or more instruments for each image, can we use our voices?

Have a go at creating different sounds using your voices-, to match with the moods!

Activity 1 Monday


This week we will be revising multiplying and dividing.

To multiply by 3


How many bicycles are there?

How many wheels are there in each group?

How many wheels are there altogether?

Can you write this as a repeated addition?

Can you write a number sentence to show this?


Could you show 5 x 3 in different ways?


Can you do the same for:

6 x 3

4 x 3

8 x 3

11 x 3

 Monday Column addition maths

Task: PE: 

Lesson 5

Remember to warm up Use some of the stretches that you learnt last half term.

10 seconds of star Jumps

10 seconds of stretching high and then touching your toes

10 seconds of lifting knees to up each knee in turn

10 seconds of jogging on the spot.

Today you are going to be Usain Bolt and become a sprinter.  Again, create a start and a finish line and try to run as fast as you can.  Get someone to time you and see if you can beat the time. See if starting in a crouched position helps, see if running on your tip toes helps.  What way were you able to run the quickest? Why do you think that was?

Cool down

Move like a:

Lion- prowling like action stretching arms and legs

Sloth- slow crawling, reaching up into the trees

Fish- lying on the floor swimming actions

Beetle- arms and legs on the floor, showing a scurrying action.

Giraffe- long neck, long strides, slow and graceful, stretching up.

Snake- lying on the floor and stretching long and rolling.

Seal- lying on your side, legs together and lifting heads and legs in the air slowly.

Tortoise- lie on your back and create an arch

PE – Remember you can always access Joe Wicks’ PE lesson online.

Join Joe Wicks at 9am each morning for a live 30min P.E lesson 



Task: Planning

Have a look at sheet 7A. You will find a range of shape poems.

  • Which one do you like best?
  • Why do you like it?
  • What interesting vocabulary did the poet use?
  • Did you spot any similes?
  • Did you find any adjectives?
  • Did you spot any interesting verbs?
  • Did you find metaphors? (when the writer says something is something else, g. the teeth were vicious knives)
  • Did you find personification?
    (when the writer describes something like a human or doing a human actiong. the fox grinned, the clouds sobbed)

You are going to write your own shape poem! You can choose what to write it about, but here are some ideas:

  • Someone at home, like Mum, Dad, a grandparent or a brother / sister.
  • The weather – it is summer now, so maybe the sunshine?
  • Something that reminds you of summer, like ice cream, ice lollies, a bucket and spade, flowers, a butterfly.
  • One of the characters we have read about this year, e.g. Matilda, a yeti, Hiccup, Toothless.

Firstly, practise drawing the thing you want to write about. Do this as an outline with a blank space in the middle where you can write your poem. Look at sheet 7B for some examples!

Around the outside of your drawing, bullet point some vocabulary to describe the thing you are going to write about. Choose:

  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Interesting verbs
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Personification
  • Repetition
  • 5 senses: sight, smell, sound, touch, taste


Poets use short, snappy phrases in their writing so try not to write complete, long sentences!



Now that you have been able to explore how important it is to accurately represent mood using different sounds such as our voices, you have a very important task!

You will be creating a musical piece representing the life cycle of a plant!

Can you remember the life cycle of a plant?

What different instruments can you use? If you do not have an instrument to play- can you use other items around your house. For example, wooden spoons, pots and pans can replace your drums!

Remember you can also use your voices and parts of your body to help you create sounds e.g. by clapping or snapping your fingers.

Use the PowerPoint to help you plan your musical piece.


To divide by 3


How many dots are there?

Copy out the dots and circle them into groups of 3.

Can you write a number sentence to represent this?

Task 1) Match the image with the number sentence:

Can you create your own image for:

21  ÷  3

30 ÷ 3

Task 2)

Complete ‘Multiplication appendix 1’.


Hot 2


Spicy 2


Mild 2

Task: PHSE:

Lesson 5

Watch a video clip form the Diversity website.

What does the word diversity mean?

Why is it an appropriate name for this dance group?

Why is diversity so important?

How can it be celebrated and enjoyed?

How might diversity lead to discrimination and stereotyping?

Google the search term ‘Diversity Images’. There are lots of images, posters and inspirational pieces. What do they al show?

Now you are going to create a wall of diversity and celebration. On each jigsaw piece decorate to show all your classmates’ strengths, differences and why, without them, the class would be a duller place to be.

Each piece should feature the name of each class member.

(for example, Mr Bowen – Always funny and makes people laugh)



Task: Drafting

Today you are going to start to draft your poem! It might be easier to draft your poem without the shape first so you are most focussed on your writing.

Re-read the poems on sheet 7A. Think carefully about the language of each one. Have a look at your ideas that you gathered yesterday.

Remember that in poems, we don’t write in complete sentences, but use short, snappy phrases.

Have a go at drafting your poem. Try to use lots of language features but remember, you don’t have to use them all:

  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Interesting verbs
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Personification
  • Repetition
  • 5 senses

Your poem will be starting to sound fantastic! Tomorrow, you will edit it.


Having planned your musical ensemble, today you will rehearse and put everything together.

What instruments can you find around the house?

How can you use your voice to add to the ensemble?

Is there anything you would change?

Do you think you can make any improvements?


To solve missing number problems for the 3 x table.

How can we solve the following problems?

Can we use known facts?

Can you use concrete objects to help?

What pictures can you draw to help you solve?

Don’t forget to solve the calculations to check if your answers are correct.

Here is another example…

You can solve this problem using bar model, concrete objects, pictures or by using the inverse.

You can also ask yourself how many times does 8 fit into 24? (8, 16, 24= 3 times)


Complete the missing number problems in ‘missing numbers Appendix 2’.

Wednesday column subtraction maths

Task: RE: 

RE – Lesson 5

Lesson 2 of 2

What do you hope for the future?

Again, we encourage you to explore your own aspirations for the future of society.

This is the second week to think about the end of Y3 and moving on to Y4.

Concentrate on some of the ideas beyond your own immediate lives. You need to think about your extended address, go beyond country into planet and from planet to solar system, then galaxy and the universe! You are all part of this huge unknown space.

Focus back on your immediate surroundings to add to last week’s lesson.

Create a second three circle diagram, with the city in the middle, the same as the one they made last week or adding newer larger circles to the outside of it.

The 3 headings are

1)What do you want for the future in our city?

2)What about our country? 3)What do you want for the future of the world?

Write ideas for each of the three questions in these circles.



Task: Editing and improving

Read over your poem from yesterday. Isn’t it brilliant?

However, throughout Year 3 we have been teaching you to edit and improve your work!

Have a look at sheet 7C – the shape poem about a snowman. Think about the answers to these questions:

  • Why is the text blue?
  • Does the poem match the shape? Why?
  • Could you suggest 2 adjectives to improve it?
  • Can you suggest a simile?
  • How could the layout be improved? Does it look fine or is it a bit squashed?
  • Is there anything else you think you could do to improve the vocabulary?

Now look at your own poem.

  1. Can you improve any vocabulary? (if you have a thesaurus at home, use it! If not, try for some super synonyms).
  2. Make a few notes around the edges or on the back about what colour you would use to write your poem. Why would you use this colour?
  3. Add some more notes about some key words you could use a calligram If you can’t remember what a calligram is, look at your work from Monday this week.
  4. Practise some calligrams for your key words.
  5. Practise drawing your shape nice and big and re-writing your poem into the shape. You might ned to experiment with your layout to make it fit.

Tomorrow, you will publish your poem.


Today you will be performing your musical masterpiece to your family members!

Remember to use your planning sheet to support you- take into consideration the following key vocabulary:

Success Criteria

-Mood created

– Voices used

– Instruments used effectively

– Pitched sounds- Pitch: high/low

– Tempo changed

Tempo: Fast/slow

– Volume changed

Volume: Loud/quiet

– Rhythm created

– Repetition

– Notation

Do not forget to record yourself for the next lesson and take photographs- your teachers would love to see them when you return to school.

Thursday Topic


To solve problems involving the 3x table.

Today and tomorrow we are going to be solving problems involving the 3 x tables. This will test on your knowledge on what we have covered in the last 3 days.


This pattern shows that

6 x 3 = 18

Write a division number sentence for the same pattern.

Now try this problem:

There are 27 children in 3Y. They are divided into 3 groups, blue, green and yellow. How many children are in each group?

Write a number sentence to show this problem and show

your working out.

Answer: 27 ÷ 3= 9, therefore there are 9 children in each group.

Now try this:

There are 12 biscuits in 1 packet. How many biscuits are there in 3 packets?

Answer: if there are 12 biscuits in 1 packet and we have 3 packets, we need to multiply 12 by 3, so the number sentence will be 12 x 3. 12 x 3= 36

How would you solve problems like this:

We would use the inverse.

24 ÷ 3 = 8

Now try this:

Hint: Look carefully at where the equal sign is.


Solve the problems in ‘Multiplication Appendix 3’.

Thursday missing number subtraction maths

Thursday missing number subtraction maths- challange



Computing lesson 5 (Final lesson)- sending your survey.

Today’s task is to send the survey that you have created to your friends.

Using prior knowledge (previous computing unit) you should be able to send emails with attachments.


  1. Open your emails. Use your number and and your normal password


  1. select new message


  1. In the ‘To’ section write the email of your friend you want to send it to


  1. Open attached survey in word.


  1. You can write them a short message to explain what your survey is about.


  1. Send


Questions to think about:

What privacy issues does this method create?

How could we improve the way the surveys are delivered and returned?

Don’t forget to respond to your friend’s surveys too!

Challenge: once you have enough results (around 5) you can start analysing your results to see what your data shows.

We can draw inferences and conclusions in written statements.

I think this shows…

5 People wanted…

3 people preferred…

Don’t forget to share with your family at home what you found out!

Computing Appendix 5



Task: Publishing

Today you are going to publish your poem just like we do when we are at school!

Try to find a nice, quiet space where you won’t be distracted. You could play some relaxing music if that helps you concentrate.

Copy out your fantastic poem. Try your best to use calligrams for interesting words! Use colour and be adventurous.

When you have finished, re-read your poem. What did you do well? What do you think you could improve on next time?

Read your poem out loud to your family and show them how you have set it out.

Well done! Remember to keep it safe to show your teacher after the summer holidays. 😊  


This lesson you will be watching back the recording of your performance.

Evaluate your piece by answering the following questions:

  1. What did you like the most about your performance?
  2. What was your favourite instrument that was used in the performance?

What might you change about your piece next time?

Thursday Topic


To solve problems involving the 3x table.

Continuing from yesterday:

  1. What is thirteen multiplied by three?


  1. There are 9 pencils in a pot. How many pencils are there in 3 pots?


  1. Mr Pretty has 30 cherries. He puts 3 cherries in each bag. How many bags can he fill?


Challenge 1:

Mrs Yafai says that she can make 4 number sentences
with these numbers.

30, 3, 10.

Write down the 4 number sentences.

For Challenge 2 see Multiplication Appendix 4.

Friday Maths Worded Questions

Friday Maths Worded Questions Sheet 2



Vamos de picnic 2

Do you remember all the items that Irene took for her picnic in the garden?

Today you are going to prepare your own basket – if it is nice outside, this would be a great opportunity to practice all the Spanish words with your family. Check on the worksheet the spellings and make a list. Then try to find all the items and you are ready to go!

Qué disfrutes tu picnic!

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