Year 3 – Summer 1 – Week 5

English Topic:
Mixed English Tasks

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity

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Synonym Hunt

Have a go at completing the Synonym Hunt activity. Select a book- this can be any book of your choice!

Identify your chosen words from the text and use a Thesaurus (you can use one online by using Google-if you don’t have one)

Fill in the template provided 


Listen to the ‘Carnival of the Animals’, can you guess the animal that is being represented in the music?

What was it about the music that made them think this?

Describe the music you heard and why you think it relates to the animal that you chose.

Draw the animal and then use these words to help you describe the sound that relates to the animal:

Volume (loud/soft)

Rhythm, Beat, pulse

Tempo: faster, slower

Pitch: high/low, steps, jumps/leaps


Capacity investigation

 Watch this video as an introduction to volume and capacity:

Capacity means: How much liquid a container can hold!

What are the units we use to measure liquid?

Millilitres and litres

There are 1000ml in 1 litre.

Activity: Find items around your kitchen that measures in Litres and Millilitres. E.g milk, lemon juice, chocolate sauce.

List these down.

Sort the containers into those that hold litres and those that hold millilitres

Challenge: Can you order from the one that can holds the least volume to the most volume? Do you know how you could find this out?


Task: Computing:


Check your emails.

Who has emailed since last time you checked?

Use your email to arrange a time to present your presentation to your friend.

This could be using apps like Zoom, Whatsapp, Skype or FaceTime.

Make sure you have your parents’ permission to do this first.

Use the email again to say what you enjoyed and learnt about their presentation.

You could offer some sensitive advice on how you think it could be improved!



Perfect Prediction

Have a go at making some predictions about the text, using the front cover below.

Key Questions:

What do you predict the book will be about?

How do you know this?

Where can we get our clues from?


Watch the following clips and design your own musical instrument to make.

Using objects from around the house create your own instrument that would make sounds from an animal or a place where an animal would live.


Estimating capacity

Remember: there are 1000ml in 1 litre.



Mini activity

Activity: Look at the different containers that you collected yesterday.

Estimate their capacity in litres and millilitres and order them from smallest capacity to greatest capacity.

Can you find the actual capacity?

Were your estimations correct?

Re-order if you need to.

Task: PHSE:

Terrific Teeth

Remind the pupils of the photographs they looked at in last session.

  • Ask them if they learnt anything new about someone else’s or their own family.

Main Activity

  • Look at the baby photo and ask for their observations.
  • Ask the children if babies are usually born with teeth. Why not? What else are babies born without? (Fully formed kneecaps).
  • Ask if they know at what age teeth begin to grow.
  • Show the pupils a jar of baby food, some rusks and an apple. Ask them what the differences are between the three foods. Discuss the foods that young children would be eating at that time.


  • When do our teeth fall out? Why do our teeth fall out? Show pupil a picture of a child with a missing tooth and explain that as our mouths, faces and bodies grow, our teeth need to fill the gaps so that we can eat in order for our bodies to function. As we lose our first teeth, our second teeth are often ready to come and fill the gaps!

Share stories of losing your teeth with family and siblings!



Thank you NHS

Using your knowledge of letters from our previous sessions and what we have learnt about the emergency services from our PSHE lessons and how they are supporting us during these tough times, have a go at writing a letter to the NHS staff thanking them for all of their hard work J

How can you start your letter?

What do you think might make them feel happy?

What do you want them to know?

Word Bank

Thankful  dedicated   helpful  selfless  considerate  caring  wonderful  amazing  best  great  fantastic  brilliant  support  help  love


Watch the following clips again and design another musical instrument to make.

Using objects from around the house create another instrument that would make sounds from an animal or a place where an animal would live.

Could you make several different instruments?

You can use all these instruments to compose something for you and all the members in your house. 


Comparing capacity

Find a big container and a small container in your kitchen and draw them.

Fill the small container with water and pour it into the large container. Find out how many times you need to do this to fill the large container.

Challenge: Can you find a short, wide and long container? Which one do you think will hold the most water?

See how many cups of water it takes to fill each container, to see if you were correct.

Were your correct? Which container holds the most water?

Task: RE:

Introduce the concept of courage

Talk about a variety of situations, such as going to the dentist, facing creepy crawlies, owning up and saying ‘no’ to temptation. This could be done through looking at pictures, acting out a situation or just as a general discussion.

Ask the children to rank the different kinds of courage described, and give reasons.

Ask children to draw or describe other situations that they personally would put on the scale that would require them to be courageous.

Add some onto the following link –



Common Exception Words

For today’s session you have a very special challenge! Using the Common Exception Word Mat (template provided) have a go at writing a short story- the challenge is that you must include as many common exception words as you can.

Remember, they must flow with the context of your story. Once you have finished, a member of your family can highlight or tick each common exception word that you have used. Check if you can beat your record next time!


Use the internet to find a video clip of your favourite animal moving.

It could be a film of a cheetah sprinting

Or even a monkey swinging in a tree

Turn the sound off and using your instrument rehearse a piece of music to accompany the actions.

HINT – only pice a short video of 30 seconds to 1-minute long.

Practice it several times ready for your performance.

You could even get your brothers/sisters/mom/dad or anyone else that is in your house to do it with you.

When you create a sound to represent an animal, try to think of it as a story of what the animal is doing. 

Could the cheetah start of walking, prowling slowly, sneakily, quietly and then slowly break into a run before a pounce.  How would the volume change, the speed change?  Does your performance reflect the story? 

Can you mark symbols on a piece of paper to show how you will play your instruments? 


Comparing ML to L

Watch this video as an introduction:

Then watch this:

Can you complete the table:

Task: PE:

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

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

Can you complete these throwing and catching challenges? How many points can you get in 2 minutes?



Super Setting

Draw a large picture of one of the settings used in the book. Label everything in the picture, using words and phrases from the book.

Key Questions:

Why have you chosen this setting?

Why was this setting important in the text?

What words and phrases can you use to label the setting?

What do we call describing words?


Can you create expanded noun phrases to describing the setting using words from the text.


Sit your family down and perform your music that accompanies your short video clip.

Challenge your family to make their own musical performance to your video clip.

Keep your instruments handy you make want to make another performance.


Capacity problem

Ahmed wants to make enough fresh orange juice for everyone to have a 400ml glass each. He is going to make 3l of fresh orange juice.

Will Ahmed have enough fresh orange juice for himself and 6 of his friends? Prove it.

Task: Spanish:

Días de la semana 2 – Let’s practice the spelling of the days of the week in Spanish. First say them out loud in the correct order, then unjumble the words and write them in a piece of paper or a notepad. Let’s finish with a song:

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