Greenfinch Class w/c 18th May

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Did you have a nice weekend? Have you been enjoying some of the family challenge tasks?

Welcome to a new week of learning and some new activities to have a go at.

Here are our suggestions for English and Maths.

Please remember to work through our suggested activities at your own pace as part of a daily or weekly schedule that works for you in your home.

We hope you all have a great week!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon


Reading for pleasure – non-fiction

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – Great Artists
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – Build a castle

Texts at lower levels are:

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 5-6 – Suggested reader – Planets
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 6-7 – Suggested reader – What’s inside me? Check out the ‘Browse by age’ menu and the ‘Kids zone’ section. It is free to register.

Comprehension – non-fiction

  • Peak 1 challenge
    • Sue the T-Rex
  • Peak 2 challenge
    • The Crown Jewels
  • Peak 3 challenge
    • Tornadoes

You do not have to print off all the sheets, the text can read on screen and answers can be written on to paper.

Remember – DON’T GUESS! Go back to the text, find your answer, underline it, or circle it, or highlight it but …… DON’T GUESS!

You can choose to complete as many of the comprehension tasks as you like during this week. You can also go back to previous weeks’ tasks if you did not complete them all.


This week we will continue to use extracts and video clips from the Harry Potter series of books and films.


Use the attached Year 3 English Monday document where you will read another extract about The Sorting Hat and practise using clauses and conjunctions.


Use the attached Year 3 English Tuesday document where you will read an extract about the first broomstick lesson. Then reflect on likely feelings at different parts of the story and write about taking part in a broomstick lesson, using conjunctions.


Use the attached Adverbs Powerpoint and Year 3 English Wednesday document together. You will then read an extract about Quidditch and practise using adverbs.


Use the Year 3 English Thursday document and read an extract about Neville Longbottom. You will read an imagined school report and write one for yourself or somebody else using your imagination.


Today, I would like you to practice your joined up handwriting. In class this is something that we do in detail once a week but we are always trying to improve our letter joining in all our writing activities. Please login to ‘Letterjoin’ or print out the attached sheet 22 May Poem rain.

How to use Letterjoin at home

Please visit and login using the following details

  • Click on Greenfinch class and you will see a message from Miss Jell.
  • Also, on the left hand side you will see a menu of activities. Here you can find a wide range of activities to support your child in learning to neatly join up their letters.
    • For a harder challenge I would suggest looking in ‘Resources’ > ‘Printouts’
    • For support at a more basic joining level I would suggest looking in ‘Easy words’ then ‘Harder words’. By clicking on the words you can watch the animation, try it with your finger, if you have a tablet, and print it out.
    • And everyone can have a browse through ‘Fun’
  • Remember, whenever you write you should be practicing your joined writing. Practice makes perfect! And go as slow as a ………

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For SPaG this week, please ensure you understand the difference between the main (or major) clause and the subordinate clause which you have explored a little in your Literacy this week. Use the following link to explore the difference by reading about them and watching the video. If you would like to, you can complete the attached worksheet.

Spend this coming week scanning through the list of Year 3 words attached at the bottom of this page. (Year 3 Spelling words). Pick around 6 spellings that you are unsure of and practice these using joined up handwriting if you can. Can you put your words in alphabetical order? If two words start with the same letter, look to the next letter to help you!

If you are unsure about alphabetical order, refresh your memory by watching the BBC Bitesize short clip.


This week we will be following the White Rose Maths Home learning pages at

This week we will be following on from last Friday’s activities on multiplying and also looking and dividing. We will be using the resources from Week 4 (which is one week behind the White Rose published schedule).

PLEASE NOTE that the activity sheets are now attached to this webpage and are not available from the White Rose website.

If you would like to take your child back to the basics of multiplying and dividing, please see the suggested activities at the bottom of this section.

If you would like more of a challenge for your child, please look at the “Additional” section below and I would highly recommend joining in with Gareth Metcalfe’s daily Y3 & 4 Maths lessons at


Lesson 1 – Multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.


Lesson 2 – Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.


Lesson 3 – Divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.


Lesson 4 – Problem solving.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.


Maths challenge day!

Please see the attached Activity, Answers and Certificates.

Additional games / extensions / challenges

Back to basics of multiplying and dividing

Attached at the bottom of this webpage are 2 packs and a Powerpoint which look at the steps that come before Year 3 level multiplication and division. You will see:

  • Basics Pack 1 Powerpoint
  • Basics Pack 1
  • Basics Pack 2

You will see that the notes in the packs tell you that each pack should last about an hour but I would strongly recommend breaking these up in to shorter sessions so your child does not feel overwhelmed.

Daily times tables

Please practice your times tables for about 10 minutes each day. “Little and often” is the best way to make those times tables facts stick, and they help you a huge amount in your calculations in other areas of maths. You can use any of the following resources or, of course, some ideas of your own!