Greenfinch Class Weds 22nd April


Please continue your daily reading. My two suggested books for this week from Oxford Owl are listed in Monday’s lessons, but please remember that there are lots of other books on this great website which you are free to explore.  Also don’t forget that the Oxford Owl website has a range of challenge levels to suit all reading abilities – use the drop down menus to choose those that are best for you.

Comprehension – Please logon to Espresso and click on

  • Key stage 2
  • English
  • Scroll down to Comprehension (Lower)
    • My suggested comprehension text for this week is ‘Ivan the Terrible’ by Anne Fine.  You can read the text extract online, or print  if you prefer, then click on the ‘Take the quiz’ tab at the top and then finally ‘Print further questions’ to extend your comprehension skills.
    • As a further challenge and for higher level reading, click on
      • Key Stage 2
      • English
      • Scroll down to Comprehension (Upper)
    • My suggested comprehension text for this week is ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King.  You can read the text extract online, or print  if you prefer, then click on the ‘Take the quiz’ tab at the top and then finally ‘Print further questions’ to extend your comprehension skills.

Remember – one of our key reading skills is to always look back at the text and find the evidence / answer DON’T GUESS!


Greek Myths and Legends – Week 1 Day 3 – Today we will look at writing

  • from different points of view
  • using the first person

When you are writing, remember to think about your own personal writing target and refer to the Year 3 writing targets document which is attached to the first Greenfinch home learning webpage (Tue 24th March) as this will help you to extend and improve your writing.

Attach Hamilton Week 1 day 3


Today, lets move on to lesson 3 on Fractions.  On the White Rose Maths website at

please scroll down and

  • Click on Year 3
  • Click on the ‘+’ sign next to the Week 1 tab
    • Here you will see our sequence of 5 lessons on Fractions

Today click on Lesson 3.  Watch the animated powerpoint and try the related activity.  The activity can either be printed off or can be viewed on screen and your answers can be written on to paper. You can then use the answers document to check how you are doing.

If you want to progress quickly you can move through to Lesson 4 straight away or you can try Lesson 4 on another day.

Members of the White Rose Maths team will be online Monday to Friday between 10am and 11am for a “maths party” on its social media channels, so children can put whatever maths-related questions they may have to the experts and still feel included in lesson time.

Below are also some other ways in which you can learn more about fractions.

Espresso – Key Stage 2 – Maths – Fractions (Lower)

BBC Bitesize KS1 recap of the basic facts about fractions

Attachment Tenths worksheet

Use old magazines to find square and rectangular pictures.  Cut out the pictures carefully. Now use a ruler and a pen to divide the picture in to EQUAL PARTS – can it be divided equally in to halves?  Quarters?  Thirds?  Tenths?  How will you know the pieces are equal?  You can extend this activity by cutting the pieces up and creating fraction jigsaw puzzles.

Times tables

Remember that the best way to become quicker and more accurate at recalling your times tables is by practising a little every day. You can use TTRockstars and, this week, why not try something new? BBC SuperMovers has some great fun songs and physical activities designed to help you learn your times tables and get you moving!


Continue your daily spelling looking at the ‘shun’ sound’.  Use these words and make pairs cards by writing the first part on one card and the second part on another.

  • Magi   cian
  • Politi    cian
  • Expan    sion
  • Ten     sion
  • Inven    tion
  • Hesita    tion

Ask a member of your family to hide these word cards around your house or garden.  Set a timer and see how quickly you can locate all the parts and put them together correctly.  What other games can you create using the words cards you have made?


Our Summer Term theme was originally going to be ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ and this week I would like you to begin looking at this period in History. Begin by thinking about timelines and how we have used them in class.  This website has a fantastic timeline structure which will remind you of where we are and the periods of time that have gone before us.  Look at

  • The Romans, which we studied in the Autumn term
  • The Stuarts, which you would have learn about in Year 2
  • The Victorians, which you would have looked at in relation to old toys in Year 1

Then click on ‘Pre’ – Prehistoric Timeline for kids.  And read the information with an adult or older sibling.  Discuss what is described here and talk about any facts you already know about and those that are new to you.  To find out more you may like to look at some of the BBC Bitesize clips at

You could also make your own timeline from paper or use chalk to draw it on your patio or path/driveway.  Create a long line with our current date (2020) on the right hand side and then other dates in history that you know of, and that interest you and other members of your family, moving backwards in time.

Another great timeline activity is to make a timeline of you own life.  Here, today’s date (2020) can still be on the right hand side but the far left can be the date you were born.  Which events can you place in between?  Can you think about how to space out the events / dates accurately?  If you have photos of important events you could also add these.  Do you have photo albums in your house? Or photos saved electronically? Have a look back through these and share them with your family, talk about all the things that have happened to your family and share your stories and memories.