Year 3 – Summer 2 – Week 3

English Topic:
Dialogue and Play Scripts

Maths Topic:
Geometry – Properties of Shape

Non-core Topic:
Let it grow…
All about plants!

Physical Activity

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When you next watch your favourite programme think about what the characters are saying and doing.

How do the actors playing the characters know what to say and how to move around?

Actors use playscripts to help them learn their lines.

Use this website to find a playscript you could read through. Could you get others in your house to help act it out together?

Week 3 English Resources

ENGLISH Play Scripts Features


Watch the video above and have a little think about what our Topic is all about for this term! What do you think our topic is about? What makes you think that?

If you guessed plants, then you are correct! Over the next few weeks, we will be learning all about plants- you have a key vocabulary sheet to help you keep track of the new vocabulary you will learn.

Are there any words on our vocabulary sheet that you already know? Have a go at writing down the definitions – you can always continue to add to the rest over the next few weeks.

Using post-it notes or a piece of paper your task is to jot down what you believe the main parts of a plant are! Remember to keep this safe as you will be labelling plants in our next session!

Good Luck 😊

Topic Lesson 1 Sheet


LO: To compare right, obtuse and acute angles

Can you remember the symbols for greater or less than?

>    greater than

<    less than

=    equal

An angle greater than a right angle is called obtuse.

An angle less than a right angle is called acute.

Watch this video to help you understand what each angle looks like:

Try worksheet 3A.

Maths 3A.

Task: PE:

PE Lesson 1

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.

This is an activity you could do with your family. 

Set out a square in your garden/room – in 3 corners place 4 objects, time yourself how long it takes you to move all the objects to the empty corner. Does it matter what corner you start with? Does it matter if you go to different corners each time?

Time yourself and then challenge yourself to beat the time you just set.

Cool down with some gentle jogging, getting slower and slower till you are walking.

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 – Interrogate a Playscript

 Use the playscript in the folder.

 Answer these questions.

 What is unusual about the dialogue? Is this how dialogue is normally written?

  1. What type of words are in brackets? Why might this be?
  2. How do you know who is in the scene?
  3. Where does the scene take place? How do you know this?


Today we will be continuing with our learning all about plants! Your task yesterday was to identify the main parts of a plant- let’s have a look at how well you did. What are the four main parts of the plant called?

Watch the videos below and then have a go at answering the key questions.;;

 What is the purpose of the roots? Where can they be found?

  • What is the purpose of the stem?
  • Why are the leaves so important?
  • What is the purpose of the flower?
  • What are the petals?

Challenge Question:

What does the flower/petals allow the plants to do?

Watch the video below to help you answer the challenge question.


LO: To identify pairs of parallel and perpendicular lines

Today we are going to use what we learned about horizontal and vertical lines and right angles to discover parallel and perpendicular


A pair of parallel lines meet at a right angle:

A pair of perpendicular lines never meet.

Can you identify any pairs of parallel lines or perpendicular lines in items around your house? You might look at cereal boxes, dining tables, television screens…

Try worksheet 3B.

Maths 3B

Task: PHSE:

PHSE – Lesson 1

In this session you will have the opportunity to think about themselves in relation to others, their school, the local community and the

wider world.

What does it show?

Why is it constantly changing?

They are one part of a family who are part of the

school family, in a community, which is in a town in a

county, which is part of a country, which is part of a

continent. That’s a lot of connections!

We are going to create a Paper chain linking you to the rest of your classmates. On one of the strips they must write the name of the person they have connected with and what connects you (for example Mr Bowen – We both like playing football)

Now, repeat the activity several times, asking the

pupils each time to think of other pupils and other links to them, once you have all the papers join the strips together to make a paper chain necklace.



Task- Annotate a Playscript to label the features.

Using the PowerPoint presentation to help you, annotate the Twinkl Play Script Sheet.

Can you find and label,

  • Characters’ names
  • Dialogue (what they say)
  • Stage Directions (how they move or say their lines)
  • Scene Description
  • Adverbs

Challenge – can you begin to explain the purpose of each feature? The PowerPoint might help you again!


During this lesson you will be having a go at dissecting a plant and identifying the different parts.

Have a go at finding a flowering plant in the garden or around the house- dissect the plant and make your own plant by labelling the roots, stem, flower and leaves.

Do not worry if you are unable to do the first part- use the PowerPoint Presentation to continue with the second part of the activity!

Draw a diagram of a plant and label the 4 main parts.

Challenge 1:

Can you also identify the purpose of the flower, stem, leaves and roots?

Challenge 2:

Have a go at including these parts of a flower and explain their purpose (stigma, stamen, ovary, style).

Topic Lesson 3


LO: To rotate shapes into different orientations

What is orientation? What does it mean to show shapes in different orientations?

Shapes in different orientations just means they are rotated.

For example, we normally see a square like this:

But in a different orientation, it might look like this:

Use this website to choose different shapes and practise moving them to different orientations:

Does anything about the shape change? (the length of sides, angles etc?)

Can you make different pictures using shapes in a range of orientations?

  • A house
  • A cat
  • A robot
  • A face
  • A flower

You choose!

Task: RE:

RE – Lesson 1

This lesson we are going to look at what we learn about courage from religious stories?

Explore courage by reading through the Sikh story of Baisakhi.

Who was prepared to die for their Guru?

Festival of Baisakhi.

Recount the story of the first Baisakhi and what happened in bullet points.

Write about how you would feel if they were a member of the ‘crowd’.

Think about the story as a whole and how the ‘crowd’ would feel at different parts.

Also what are the feelings of the 5 volunteers who are called “Panj Pyare” meaning “5 blessed ones”.

Watch the film. It shows how Baisakhi is celebrated each year in Birmingham. Make a poster to advertise next year’s event.

You can use the photo’s in the resources to illustrate your poster

RE Story Of Baisakhi Lesson 1

RE Photos Lesson 1 Compressed



Task – To compare a playscript with an extract from a book.

Read the playscript and the extract from the book.

What do you notice that is similar?

What do you notice that is different?

Complete the table.


During our lesson today, we will be investigating the different needs of plants.

What does it mean to investigate? How can we do this?

What is meant by the term ‘needs’?

Have a little think or jot down all the different things that you believe plants need in order to grow.

Watch the video below and check your answers!

How do each of the following help plants to grow?

  • Water
  • Air
  • Soil
  • Sun

Why is space important? What would happen to a plant if it did not have enough space to grow?

Take a look at the concept cartoon worksheet- you will need to read through the different thoughts and think about the following question;

How could we test the importance of light, space and water and

see how they affect the growth of a plant?

Make a note of your ideas- ready for the next lesson.

Topic Lesson 4


LO: To find similarities and differences between different 2D shapes

You have learned so much now about 2D shapes, different types of lines and angles! Can you talk about the similarities and differences between different shapes?

Can you repeat this by drawing a different shape and writing sentences for it?

Try it with a square, a rectangle, a triangle and a pentagon. Challenge yourself to also write about its parallel, perpendicular, horizontal and vertical lines.

Try describing one of the shapes above to someone at home. Can they guess the shape from your description?

Finally, try this game:


Computing- Lesson 1 – introduction to surveys

 Our new topic is called: We are opinion pollsters-

Collecting and analysing data

 At the end of this computing unit we will have…

– planned and made a survey

– sent it by email

Lesson 1: An introduction to surveys

Questions to think about:

What is a survey?

Why might they be used?

A survey is way of gathering information from people. We can gather this in the form of a questionnaire.

Watch the following clip to find out more about this:

You could also see an example in ‘Computing Appendix 1’.

What could our survey be about?

How could our survey help your school councillors make a difference in school?

Task: Start thinking about topics for your own survey. What would you like to find out more?


Make a list of more than one option so you have more to pick from!  

Computing Appendix 1



Task – answer questions about a text.

This extract is taken from Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. Ask an adult to help you read it if you need to.

Next week we will be using this extract to begin thinking about how to turn this into a playscript.

To help us know the extract well, we need to think and answer some questions about it.

Try to find evidence in the text to support your answers.


During our lesson today we will continue by creating our predictions for an experiment investigating the needs of a plant!  In the previous lesson you shared came up with some of your own ideas on how to conduct this experiment- well done for working so scientifically 😊

Take a look at the experiment sheet and use this to set up your investigation0- remember you will need to make a prediction- what is a prediction?

Once you have set up your investigation, you will be collecting results using the results table sheet- remember to complete this and keep track of the experiment- how can we ensure we achieve reliable results?

Topic Lesson 5


LO: To use reasoning to answer a range of questions on 2D shapes


Play the game above with a partner. You both need to try to create a square by placing corners on the dotty paper!

Try worksheet 3C for some problem solving and reasoning questions to show off how much you have learned so far! Some questions will ask you to explain your answer.

 Good luck! 😊


I know these lines are not parallel because parallel lines run opposite to each other and never touch. If you carried on each line in the picture, they would cross over which means they are not parallel.



“El hombrecito de jengibre”

Let’s start with a quizlet game to recall all the days of the week:

We are going to watch a story that many of you might find familiar but his time entirely in Spanish.

Once you finish, try to remember the order of appearance of the characters. Write their name in Spanish in each bubble. You can recreate this in a piece of paper. Try pronouncing the words in Spanish and perhaps tell the story in Spanish to your family!

Week 3 Spanish Lesson 1

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