Year 3 – Summer 1 – Week 4

English Topic:
Guided Reading Tasks

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Geography – Rivers

Physical Activity


 Week 4 Dias

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You Have Three Wishes

A genie lands in the midpoint of the story you have just read and grants the two main characters three wishes.

What do they wish for and why?

Finally, would their wishes have changed anything about the story?  How so?

Again think about the cause and effect relationship and how this may have altered the path of the book you have been reading.


Using the information you have found out about rivers from the website:

Write up a non-chronological report about rivers, remember your title and then remember your sub headings for each section.

To find out more about the layout and the features of a non-chronological report see:


To read the time to the nearest minute on an analogue and digital clock.

What does AM and PM mean?

AM = Ante Meridiem

That is Latin for before midday (morning).

PM = Post Meridiem

That is Latin for after midday (afternoon).

What do you do in AM and PM? How do you know its AM or PM?


Compare these times:

Mini-activity: match the analogue and digital clocks:

Main activity:


Task: Computing:


Check your email to see if your friend has replied. Begin a conversation thread – keep it sensible!

Now make a presentation about your favourite hobby, sport, famous person, or about what you have been doing since school closed.

This could be related to what you have learnt in topic or even maths!

Make sure you save your work so you can send to a friend to read and edit!

Use the attachment feature of outlook. 

this video shows you how to do it in Gmail – but the principles are the same in outlook.

Click the paperclip, choose the file from your computer, and attach!



A Cloudy Lesson

Watch the clip above and use it to complete the following activities. We will be working on this short clip to support us over the next two sessions J

Questions to ask:

Pause the film before the title scene ‘A cloudy lesson’ where the house in the clouds is visible.

  • What is strange about this house?

Pause the film before the old man blows through the ring.

  • Is this an old or young man? How do we know?
  • What might their relationship be?
  • What do you think he is going to use this tool for?

Pause the film after the old man blows the 1st cloud and gestures

the boy to do the same.

  • Do you think that this is how clouds are actually made?
  • What is the old man saying to the boy?

Main Activity:

Imagine that you are the boy from the clip. Write a diary entry to detail the events from your perspective.

Consider the questions below to help you make a plan.

Was this your first attempt at blowing clouds?

Who is the man and why is he training you?

How were you feeling before your training?

What was it like trying to blow your first cloud?

What did the man say to you when you bent the wand?

Were you expecting what happened next?

How will you remember this day?


Complete your non-chronological report on rivers.

Ensure you check your work and look for spelling and punctuation mistakes. Present your report to your family.


Continuing from yesterday:


PHSE – Task 4

You’ve Grown!

Ask an adult at home to show you baby pictures of yourself or of anyone else in your family.

  • Talk together about the ages in each picture and how you have changed as you grew up.
  • Do you look the same as you did when you were born?
  • Do you look like your brothers / sisters?
  • How do you look alike to your parents or grandparents?

How are your personalities similar or different?



Following on from the plan you created yesterday, have a go at writing your diary entry. Use the word bank to support you J

Man: bearded, skilled, compassionate, caring, able, thoughtful, kind, expert, encouraging.

Clouds: drifted, endless, delicate, meandered, floated, hovered, varied.


The Nile is a very famous river but it was vital for living in the Ancient Egyptian times.

Find out using the website

What the Ancient Egyptians used the River Nile for, why it was so important to their daily lives and why the Nile flooding was vital to their survival.


LO: To convert between the 12 and the 24 hour clock.


Activity 1:

What do you notice about the numbers?

Can we think of a rule for working out the time in 24 hours?

Activity 2:


Further Support:


RE – Task 4

Explore working in silence and using other means to communicate.

There are many benefits of silence – ask the children what different things they can do/ or usually do in silence. E.g read a book, listen to holy scriptures, write a story.

Why do they think those activities may be done in silence?

Carry out some activities in silence e.g. colouring a picture, reading a book, playing a silent game.

Think about the benefits that the silence had. What other ways of communication was used when playing a silent game.



The Clock Tower

Watch the clip above and use it to complete the following activities. We will be working on this short clip over the next two sessions.

Pause the film after 8 seconds, when we get a glimpse of the town.

What type of story do you think this is? What can you see in the setting?

Pause the film on the clock face at 15 seconds

How does a clock work?  What does the word clockwork mean? Why might there be lots of balloons floating up into the sky?

Pause the film as the girl looks out of the window?  Who is the girl? What is her job? What is the name of the wheels inside the clock?

Pause the film as the girls leaves the doors at 43 seconds

What has happened? How is the town different now? How does this make us feel?

What colour sky could make us happy?

Main Activity:

Imagine that your character has written a letter for the ballerina and attached it to a balloon to float in to her. Will it be a thank-you letter? Or a letter which details a plan for

her freedom? Or something else?

Plan your letter by mind-mapping your ideas 


​Present your work in an exciting way, for example as a poster with all the information you have found out. Like below.


LO: To find the duration between two times.


Activity 1:

Activity 2:


PE – Task 4


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

Circuit 1 – repeat 3 times

Make sure you take a 30 sec rest between each excersise

Jogging on the spot – 1 minute

Lunges – 1 minute each leg

Burpees – 1 minute

Plank –  1 minute

Mountain climbers – 1 minute

Warm up

Jogging on the spot – 1 minute

30 sec rest

Star-jumps – 1 minute

30 sec rest

High knees –  1 minute

30 sec rest

Butt kicks – minute

30 sec rest

Side step – 1 minute



Following on from the plan you created yesterday, have a go at writing your letter. Use the word bank to support you J

Lonely, talented, towering, trapped, freedom, mechanism, beauty


Continue with your poster

Here is another example of how it could be presented.


Spanish – Task 4

Días de la semana – Let’s learn the days of the week. Click on the recorder to see how they are pronounced. Now try to write them on a piece of paper or in the computer. Ask someone at home if you could post this in the kitchen and change the date every day. Try to also write in words the number and, of course, the month. Get everyone involved in learning Spanish!

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