Year 3 – Summer 2 – Week 5

English Topic:
Dialogue and Plays

Maths Topic:

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

Physical Activity








Task – plan your own play script

Use the story board resource to draw out a simple plan for a play script.

If you know the story of James and the Giant Peach, you could carry on with this.

If you have not read this before you could choose a story we have read in class, Dragons, Yetis, myths or legends, or even a traditional fairy tale.

Draw the characters, speech bubble what they say, then add stage directions. Remember to use adverbs!


You will be using this session to continue with the life cycle of a plant- remember, you can be as creative as you like.

Your teachers cannot wait to s the end result!


To mark 1s, 10s and 100s on a number line

This week, we are going to be revising place value.

Use the following link to remind you about this:

Starter: Can you count up in 100? Continue the sequences below:

0, 100, 200, ? ,  ? , ?

50, 150, 250, ?, ?, ?

435, 535, ? , 735, ? , ?

700, 800, ?, ? , 1100, 1200

Task 1:

Task 2:


Use these sentence starters to support you:

I think it’s because……………………………

It can’t be in the same place because…………..

Task: PE:

PE Lesson 3

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.

You need a partner for this one.

What are the different ways of throwing? How many ways they can pass it to your partner?

Review all the different throws, can you throw further than your partner can run in three seconds?

Next can you bounce the ball higher than the mark on the wall or higher off the wall?

Now what different positions can you throw the ball from? Were there any interesting and inventive positions that the children threw from?

  • throw from kneeling, sitting or lying, instead of standing
  • throw with legs together, apart, and wide apart

Cool down by passing the ball to your partner and clapping your hands in between the throw and catch.

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 – develop your ideas into a play script – with the correct features.

Use your plan, together with the writing frame, to write a simple play script.

Remember to include the features.

Don’t make it too long or complicated.

Focus on including all the features and making it a useful document to perform.


During this lesson we will be explaining the different methods of seed dispersal in flowering plants.

Recap: First share your understanding about the life cycle of a plant

Today we will understand how plants are pollinated: What do you think pollination is?

Watch following short video clips to show how insects help to pollinate flowering plants

Write down any ways in which plants are pollinated-create a mind-map with all the key facts you have learnt about pollination.


To find 1, 10 and 100 more or less of a given number (no exchange)

This model shows 1,247

Remind yourself of each place value column from ones to thousands.

Starter: what is the same and different about these two number sequences?

Answer: the first is going up in ones and the second is going up in tens.

Task 1 : what are the missing numbers?

Task 2: you have 356 sweets…

How can we add 1?

How can we take 1 from this number?

How can we add 10 to this number?

How can we take 10 away from this number?


Task: PHSE:

PHSE – Lesson 3

This is Dave the Paramedic (see a picture of Dave in the PHSE resources folder). What do you think Dave’s job might entail on a day-to-day basis?

You are to think of questions they might want to ask Dave about his role as a paramedic.

Using the photo pack in the PHSE resources folder think what is happening in each of the scenarios.

Using the storyboard template in the PHSE resources folder, you are to create a 999 call scene for Dave to attend, beginning with an accident scene where a boy has fallen of his bike outside his house and has a suspected broken arm, through to the ambulance arriving at hospital.



Task – rehearse your play script. 

If you have someone willing to help you perform your script, practise it out loud.

If you notice that some parts do not work, then make the changes.

Do the other actors know what to do from your script?

Do you the other actors know how to say the lines?

Does everyone know when they are speaking because their the character’s name is clear and in capitals?



Today we will continue with learning about seed dispersal.

What does seed dispersal mean? Why do plants want to disperse their seeds?

Can you create actions to help you remember these 5 methods of seed dispersal?



animal (external)

animal (internal)


Activity 1– have a go at completing the worksheet for today’s session by identifying the correct statements.


To count in steps of 50


How will counting in 5s on this grid help us to count in 50s?

Task 1

Task 2


Task: RE:

RE – Lesson 3

What was Martin Luther King’s dream about the future?

In this lesson we are going to develop an understanding of the aspirations for society of a committed Christian.

Martin Luther King – I have a dream. Watch the speech at

In this time in the past in America black and white people were treated differently. However, some people wanted to challenge these rules, one of those was Martin Luther King.

In 1963, Martin Luther King delivered a very powerful and moving speech about his dream for the future. Watch only parts of the speech (as it is a very long speech). Especially

1 min. 40 seconds and

4 min 30 seconds in from the start.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character…”

Imagine you were having to give a speech about something that is unfair. What would you hope for? What do you want to happen? (for example, people to stop dropping litter. Or even to stop hurting other people)

Practice your speech and perform it in front of your family.



Task – Record your performance.

When you are happy with your the practise sessions of your script, prepare to record your final performance.

You could use a phone or tablet, or if this is not an option, perform it in front of your parents or live on a video call!

Its important that you get the chance to perform for someone so you can get some feedback!



How do you think plants have adapted?

What does it mean to adapt?

You have a selection of activity sheets that you can choose from today- they will assess your knowledge of seed dispersal!


To read and write numbers in words and numerals

Numerical means numbers for e.g. 4, 5, 256, 78. We can also say digits or integers.

Written form is when you write the numbers in words. For e.g. 247 is two hundred and forty-seven.

63- sixty three

Task 1:

Task 2:

Task 3:


Task: Computing:

Computing lesson 3- questions for our survey

Today we are going to look more closely at the questions you thought about last week.

Look at computing Appendix 3- which questions are good/ bad? Why?

There are different types of questions that can be included, such as:

  • closed yes or no questions
  • open questions with space to write an answer
  • Scaled questions – where people have to rate out of five
  • multiple choice
  • ticking boxes

See Computing Appendix 4 to see an example of how these different types of questions are asked.  

Task: write down 10 possible questions for your survey that include different question types.

Challenge: can you include an example of all question types?

You could try out your question ideas on your family, asking them their opinion about the same topic.

Computing Appendix 3

Computing Appendix 4



Task – Review your performance and the effectiveness of your play script.

With your fellow actors and the audience who watched it, review your performance.

What worked well?

What could have been better?

Did actors know when to speak?

Were the stage directions clear?

What have you learned about writing play scripts.

You could organise the thoughts and feedback into a simple poster or a bullet point list.

Topic: Spanish:

Discovering Spanish regions

Let’s start the lesson with a quizlet game to recall the colours:

In today’s lesson you are going to design a house for your “hombrecito”. You must write all the colours and shapes in Spanish, remember we learnt this last term? For those who need a bit of help, there is a version where you just need to colour it or draw it in a piece of paper and colour it according to the colours in Spanish.



Test style problems related to number

Test your knowledge on number by solving the following problems, the first one is done for you.

Challenge: can you also explain/prove why the other options are incorrect?


I know that C is correct because there are two tens which makes 20 and three ones which makes 3. The total is therefore 23 as 20 plus 3 equals 23. 23 is 10 less than 33, I know this because if I add 10 to 23 I get 33.

Try to use specific place value vocabulary in your answers, like I have above.

Task: Spanish:

Discovering Spanish regions

Let’s start the lesson with a quizlet game to recall the colours:

In today’s lesson you are going to design a house for your “hombrecito”. You must write all the colours and shapes in Spanish, remember we learnt this last term? For those who need a bit of help, there is a version where you just need to colour it or draw it in a piece of paper and colour it according to the colours in Spanish.



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