Year 3 – Summer 2 – Week 7

English Topic:
Shape Poems and Calligrams

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Painting with sound

Physical Activity

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All James Carter poems can be found on

A great resource for poems, poetry and performance is the CLPE site.

Take some time to explore this site and watch some of the short videos and performances.

Exploring Shape poems and Calligrams.

Task: Read Shape Poems and explain the difference between these and Calligrams.

Read the poems and calligrams from the resources.

You can find all the poems online too at

Answer these questions.

  1. What do you notice about the shape of the poems and the subject of the poem?
  2. Why do you think poets make shape poetry? What effect does this have on the reader?
  3. Explain which is your favourite shape poem.
  4. Explain which is your favourite calligram.

Put simply, Shape Poems are written differently to ordinary poems. Their shape usually reflects what the poem is about.

Some Shape Poems create the outline of a shape, or others use the words to fill the space to create a space.

Calligrams are different as they are usually a single word written as a picture.

English 7A

English 7B

English 7C


To relate sound to visual images.

Music (sound) like pictures, can help describe images and create a range of moods.

We normally use adjectives to describe images. Your first activity is to describe the images found in the resources section.

What adjectives can we use to describe the mood in each picture?

Images can create a certain mood in our mind. Sound can also do the same.

Your second activity is to listen to 4 different sounds of your choice. When listening to each sound think about these key questions.

  • What image is created in your mind?
  • What mood is created?
  • How do you feel?

Once activity 2 is completed, draw a picture representing feelings and mood created by the sound. Think about the colours being used and the objects that are being sketched in the image.

Topic Monday


This week we will be revising column addition and subtraction.

First. we will concentrate on column addition.

Watch to remind yourself of the process of how to add and carry numbers into the next column.

Practice adding some on the numbers on the column addition sheet in the resources (Monday addition sheet – maths) and then use the answer sheet to check your answers.

If you get an answer wrong, try to find out where the mistake was and correct it.

Task: PE:

Lesson 4

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.

For this activity get as many of your family involved as you can as you are having relays.  Mark out a start and finish lines. Get a wooden spoon or wooden spatula as the baton. Line up (in 2 teams if you have enough) and when someone says go run as fast as you can to the finish and back to give your baton to the team member.  Time how long it takes you and then try again to see if you can beat your time.

Cool down mime- Getting ready for bed” This involves a lot of stretching as we mime washing in the shower, putting on the PJ’s hugging teddy bears, etc. It ends with you lying on the floor ‘asleep’.

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: Identify the features of poetry in a shape poems.

Use the ‘Features of poems’ sheet to help you remember how each feature is used.

Then read The Tree poem by James Carter carefully.

As you read, look for the features. Arrows have been drawn on to help you find some of the features.

Which poetic features are missing from this poem?

Which poetic feature is used most frequently? Why do you think this might be?

Challenge – can you explain the effect of these features on the reader and why they have been used?


To relate sound to visual images

Think about how sound is used when watching a video.

What do you notice in a bright and jolly scene?

What do you notice in a dark and gloomy scene?

Sound can be used in a   variety of different ways to create a certain atmosphere. Why do you think that sound is an important aspect of videos?

Directors have to make very important decisions when thinking about the background sound within movies. Watch this clip which shows how some sounds are made in movies.

Next time when you watch something, think about how the sounds are made. What do you think is being used to make those sounds?


Today we are going to use our knowledge from yesterday to work out missing numbers in an addition sum.

For example

 4 __ 5

+ 2  3  _


 6  8  9

First you start at the units

5 + ? = 9

Can you guess what the number is?

Yes it is 4 because 9 – 5 = 4.

Now move onto the next column

? + 3 = 8

Can you guess what the number is?

Yes it is 5 because 8 – 3 = 5

Notice you are doing the inverse operation for each of the operations.

Sometimes there maybe a missing number which involves carrying.

Watch this video about how to do that

Have a go now yourself – your sheets are in the resources marked ‘Tuesday missing number addition maths’ and you can choose from mild, hot or spicy!!

Task: PHSE:

Lesson 4

As in all PSHE sessions,  everyone’s opinions are equal and that all ideas should be heard and valued.

Think what you believe the purpose of religion is.

You are going to research a subject and are going to present your findings as a poster

You will be given the same question to research

Is light important in this religion? Why? What is this religion’s view on the afterlife?

Present your findings in the form of a large poster, highlighting the main points.

PHSE Jigsaw Template



TASK: Explain how poetic features are used in a shape poem.

Use this great website to recap the features of poetry.

Look for links to poets’ videos and why poetry is important to them.

Read The River poem carefully.

Answer the questions in as much detail as you can.

Try to refer to the poem in your answers.



To understand how pitched sounds can be combined  Watch clip, associating colours with music.

What is pitch? Can you identify which sounds were high and low pitch? How do you know?

One of the different ways that we can create pitch is through using our voices. Try using your voices to create the different wavelengths of pitch.

What happens when you create a deeper sound?

What happens when you create a higher sound?

Can you use other things in your house to create pitch? Think about household objects.


Now we have reminded ourselves of the addition we are going to move onto column subtraction.

Watch to remind yourself of the process of how to subtract and exchange (borrow) numbers from the previous column.

Remember that if the biggest number must be on the top to allow you to take the bottom number away.  If it is not the biggest then you need to borrow from the number in the next column (and you only borrow 1).

See you can’t do 2 – 7=

So, you borrow 1 from the 8 and that becomes 7 and the 2 becomes 12, now you can do 12 – 7 = 5.

Practice subtracting some on the numbers on the column subtraction sheet in the resources (Wednesday column subtraction sheet – maths) and then use the answer sheet to check your answers.

If you get an answer wrong, try to find out where the mistake was and correct it.

The sheets have stars on them to say how hard they are

One star – mild

Two stars – hot

Three stars – spicy

Challenge yourself with the challenge section ready for tomorrows work.

Task: RE: 

Lesson 4

Lesson 1 of 2.

What do you hope for the future?

In this lesson we encourage you to explore your own aspirations for the future of society.

Think about the end of Y3 and moving on to Y4. What would you like to happen during the next academic year, focus on what you would like to achieve.

Think that as well as taking part in the future of this school, you will also take part in the future of this country and the world.

This week, you are going to concentrate on “What do you want for the future in your life?”

Create a three-circle diagram, with a picture of you in the middle. Write ideas for each of the three questions in these circles. There is a sample in resources to see how to set it out, but you will need to change it to make it personal for you.

Save your work for next week as we will be adding to it.



TASK: Compare two poems.

Read the two James Carter Poems.

What do you notice about them?

How do they look similar? How do they look different?

Do they have the same features?

Do they have the same purpose or tone?

Complete the table.

Challenge – write comparative sentences to explain the differences. Use comparative conjunctions…

Similarly, however, on the one hand, likewise, although etc.


To use sounds expressively to create meaning.

There are different ways in which sound can be used to create meaning. For example, in videos where the atmosphere is jolly and bright, the background sound also tends to be the same. Whereas if there is a gloomy atmosphere, the background sound would reflect this.

Look at a picture of a supermarket.  What sounds do you think may be associated with this picture? How do you think we can create the sounds? Is there a certain atmosphere that needs to be created? How can we create a lighter mood?

Activity 1 – Look at picture in the resources sections. Using your voices and rhythmic and non -rhythmic sounds – create comfortable or uncomfortable and tense or relaxed (calm) feelings.


Today we are going to use our knowledge from yesterday to work out missing numbers in a subtraction sum.

For example

    6 __ 5

  -3  2  __


   3  6  2

First you start at the units

5 – ? = 2

Can you guess what the number is?

Yes it is 3 because 5 – 2 = 3.

Now move onto the next column

? – 2 = 6

Can you guess what the number is?

Yes it is 8 because 6  + 2 = 8

Notice you are doing the inverse operation when the number is on the top row and subtraction if the missing number is on the second row.

Sometimes there maybe a missing number which involves exchanging.

Watch this video about how to do that

Have a go now yourself – your sheets are in the resources  marked ‘Thursday missing number subtraction maths’ and you can also try the challenge also.

Task: Computing:

Computing lesson 4- creating an electronic survey

Today your task is to type your survey on to microsoft word.

See Computing Appendix 5 for guidance.

1- Use word to write your survey questions.

2- Use bullets or numbers to organise your questions.

3- Use a range of questions.

Don’t forget to save your questionnaire.

You could try your questions out

on your siblings, parents or anyone living at home. Ask them to give you feedback and suggestions for improvements.



TASK: To perform a poem considering volume, tone, intonation and action.

Watch Michael Rosen explaining how to perform poetry.

Watch poems from CLPE

Try Alan Ahlberg, James Carter, John Agard and Aoife Mannix. How are their performances different? Who is your favourite?

On the resource sheet, jot down some tips and ideas you would like to try in your performance.

Now choose a poem to practice and perform. You could choose one from the resource sheet or one you like from CLPE or another website.

You will need to think about where your voice should be loud and where it should be soft.

Think about the message in the poem, is it serious or funny? How will you get this across in your performance?

What will you do with your hands, your eyes, your whole body as you perform?

How will change the pitch of your voice? Will you use the same pitch or make it higher or lower?

When you are happy with your rehearsal, perform to your family. Ask them to give you helpful feedback.

Did you use volume, intonation, tone and actions well?


To explain how mood and emotion can be illustrated

In resource section find images of different emotions. Ask children how they know what the different emotions are? What are they using to help them infer?

How does the colours in these Andy Warhol images create the mood? What effect does it have on the viewer? Why do you think the artist has used those specific colours?


Today we are going to use our skills to answer some worded questions containing addition and subtraction.

Remember with worded questions you need to identify the key information – you can use a crayon or highlighter to underline these words. Then identify what calculation you need to do? Once you have done that then decide if there are any more steps to do as some questions have more than one step.

For example

James finds 75 golf balls and on Monday and 56 on Tuesday. On his walk home he loses 25 out of his bag as it has a hole in it. How many balloons does he have left when he gets home?

First stage is we highlight the key information.

First, we add the golf balls together that he finds (use your column addition skills) 75 + 56 = 131

Next you use all the golf balls he has and subtract the golf balls he lost (use your column subtraction skills)

131 – 25 = 106.

So, the answer is 106 golf balls.

Make sure you answer both stages if it is a two-stage question.

Watch this video clip for more instructions.

Now it’s your turn try the questions in the resources file named ‘Friday maths worded questions and Friday maths worded questions 2 (if you want a challenge)’

Task: Spanish:

Vamos de picnic!

Since summer is here, why don’t we go for a picnic in our garden? Watch the video about what to for a picnic in Spain. Follow Irene to do the actions and repeating after her.

Afterwards, write all the stuff you need to take in a piece of paper both in English and Spanish.

Would you take the same food and drinks? What is different?

Lesson 5 Vamos De Picnic

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