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In order for our lovely learners (that's you!) to get the most out of this time we will be supporting home learning with 3-4 activities a day. These will be offline activities as we know that some of you don't have access to the internet or there are lots of people who all need the devices. School has given those children that were present at school today a book to create their own learning journey in, which can be shared, with rewards, when we all return to school. 



These are support documents for writing-

I will be posting some daily activities on here again.  Have a go at them, you might even surprise yourself.

(Helpful hint: If you are finding our Year 3 spellings tough, use the spellings for Year 2 found at the back of your reading diary)

Action for Happiness - choose an action that you will do each day - promote happiness!

13th July Home Learning 

Here is the weekly Home Learning for w/c Monday 13th July. There is an overview in black and white at the end of the document should you wish to print it, and there is a PDF version in case you don't have access to Microsoft products.The Art Project for the week 2 is on a separate document.


Any questions about the learning, please get in touch on

We love to see your work so keep sending it to your class email

Puzzling Problem wc 6th July - these were a bit tricky - here are the answers!

July 6th Home Learning 

Here is the weekly Home Learning for w/c Monday 6th July. There is an overview in black and white at the end of the document should you wish to print it, and there is a PDF version in case you don't have access to Microsoft products.The Art Project for the next two weeks is one a separate document.

I have added a document of nets to make funny fruit and vegetables as a bit of fun! 

Any questions about the learning, please get in touch on

We love to see your work so keep sending it to your class email

June 29th Home Learning 

Here is the weekly Home Learning for w/c Monday 29th June. There is an overview in black and white at the end of the document should you wish to print it, and there is a PDF version in case you don't have access to Microsoft products. In addition, there is the OUR WORLD Poetry Competition presentation in Powerpoint and PDF. I have included a link to the film in the home learning pack, in case you are unable to view it in the Powerpoint presentation. 

Any questions about the learning, please get in touch on

We love to see your work so keep sending it to your class email


June 22nd Home Learning 

Here is the weekly Home Learning for w/c Monday 22nd June. There is an overview in black and white at the end of the document should you wish to print it, and there is a PDF version in case you don't have access to Microsoft products. Any questions about the learning, please get in touch on We love to see your work so keep sending it to your class email

June 15th Home Learning 

Here is the weekly Home Learning for w/c Monday 15th June. There is an overview in black and white at the end of the document should you wish to print it, and there is a PDF version in case you don't have access to Microsoft products. Any questions about the learning, please get in touch on We love to see your work so keep sending it to your class email


June 8th Home Learning 

Here is the weekly Home Learning for w/c Monday 8th June. There is an overview in black and white at the end of the document should you wish to print it, and there is a PDF version in case you don't have access to Microsoft products. Any questions about the learning, please get in touch on We love to see your work so keep sending it to your class email


Year 3 wc 8th June

Week Commencing 1st June

Hello Maple Class! Welcome back after a lovely week of sunshine. We have been beavering away getting your Home learning ready. It will look a little bit different to what you have seen before but all the same elements are there. If you have any questions about the Home Learning please contact us on the help email:

Don't forget to keep in touch via the class email. We love to see what you have been doing.


All your Home Learning for the week is in the Powerpoint document below - just double click and it should open up. (The final page of the document is the weekly overview in black and white should you want to print it).  

Year 3 wc 1st June

A PDF version of this week's learning in case you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your device...

Friday 22nd May

Friday 22nd May


All About Me


Last day of the booklet.

Add your hardest maths calculation you know the answer to!! Challenge yourself!

Write the longest word you know.

Write the funniest joke you know.

Write a random fact that you don’t think anyone else would know.  (This could be about yourself or a fact off the internet).
Friday 22nd May Spellings

Use your homophones from Thursday's spellings to create your own word search.  Remember you can write them backwards, sideways and diagonally.

Friday 22nd May Topic

Time to learn to draw ...

Follow these step by step instructions to create cute animal pictures.






Are you feeling creative?  Can you draw an animal of your choice? 

Friday 22nd May Maths Try the maths problems below ...


Thursday 21st May

Thursday 21st May

Writing -All about me 

Where do you see yourself in 30 years’ time?  You will be aged 37 or 38!  Describe your life- will you be working, living in a mansion, own a Ferrari, have children of your own, be married? Who will you live with? What country/area will you live in?  Add as much detail as possible.
Thursday 21st May Spellings

There are words missing from these sentences.  They are all homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently and mean different things),

eg. there   their   they're

Can you write the sentences and choose the best word to fill in the gaps?

Thursday 21st May Topic The weather has become really hot!  Design a poster showing how to keep safe in the sun.  Think about the importance of sun cream, drinking plenty of water, wearing a hat, taking time in the shade ... and anything else that you think is important.
Thursday 21st May Maths

Try the maths problems below...


Use the tips I shared with you on Wednesday if you are finding them tricky to solve.



Wednesday 20th May

Wednesday 20th May

Writing task

All about me booklet.

A day to challenge yourself.

What do you find tricky?  Explain in your booklet.  Then spend 10 minutes trying to improve your skill.  This might be tying your shoe laces, practising spelling your surname, practising the 6x tables etc. 

What do you find easy that other people struggle with?  Write it down then write a simple set of instructions in order to help others.  For example, I find dodgeball easy, so I might explain different ways to throw a ball and how to dodge effectively.
Wednesday 20th May Spellings

All of these words can be contracted to make them shorter,

eg. does not - doesn't  

Can you contract the rest of these words then use three of them in sentences?

Remember to put the apostrophe ' in place of the missing letters.

Wednesday 20th May Topic

Carry on making your 3D small world box.  Here's (smiley contracted word) a few more ideas to inspire you...



Wednesday 20th May Maths

Try the maths problems below ...


These questions may help you to organise your ideas ...

  • Understand the problem - List what you know from reading the problem
  • What you need to find out 
  • Find and write the answer - perhaps draw a picture or diagram to help you
  • Think about the problem - what did you find out? Did your answer match the question?





Tuesday 19th May

Tuesday 19th May

Writing task

All about me booklet.

Continue your ‘All about me’ booklet.

Today focus on your hopes and dreams for the future.

In sentences write

  1.  What you would like to achieve by the end of Year 4?
  2. What dream job would you like and what qualifications do you think you might need to achieve your dream job.
  3. If you could have 1 wish what would it be?
Tuesday 19th May Spelling

Read these sentences carefully.  Can you spot the spelling mistakes?  Rewrite them correcting the spellings.


Tuesday 19th May Topic

Get creative with a box!  Find an unused cardboard box and create a 3D small world scene of your choice.  This activity will go over two days.

Have look at these examples for inspiration... 




Tuesday 19th May Maths Try the maths problems below...



Monday 18th May

Monday 18th May Writing

This week you are going to create a fact file about yourself, called ‘All about me’.   You can write it in your green books or maybe make a paper booklet?

Today you need to basic information about yourself




Household members:



Favourite food:

Favourite drink:

Favourite colour:

Favourite book and reason why:

Favourite film and reason why:

Describe yourself in three words:

Monday 18th May Spellings

It's Boggle time again!

Make as many words as you can from these letters:


F   A    V    O

U   R    I    T

E   M    E    M

Y   L     A    L

Monday 18th May Topic

Leaf Art

When you're in your garden or when you go for a walk, collect leaves and be creative.  You may want to make a collage, leaf prints, cut out shapes or paint the leaves.  Here's some ideas to inspire you...





Monday 18th May Maths Try the maths problems below ...




Week beginning Monday 11th May


This week our topic is Kitchen Science!


To help you prepare for the different activities, this is what you will need throughout this week:





Baking powder (or bicarbonate of soda)

Food colouring

An egg

Vinegar (White vinegar if you have it)



Washing-up liquid (not anti-bacterial)

A lemon or orange




Friday 15th May

Friday 15th May Writing -The Watchers


From Thursday’s writing, read your story through carefully.  Make any changes that are needed to improve it.  Think about capital letters and punctuation, handwriting, spelling, does it make sense and is it exciting?

Friday 15th May Spellings Ask an adult to test you on your chosen spellings.
Friday 15th May

Topic - Kitchen Science


Can you sink a lemon or an orange?


You will need:

  • A bowl
  • Water
  • A lemon or an orange




1.  Put your lemon or orange into the bowl of water.  What does it do?  Can you make it sink?  What happens if you push it under the water?  Why do you think it does this?


2. Try chopping it into smaller pieces.  Make sure an adult helps you with this.  Do you think it will sink now?  Try it.  Why do you think this happens?


3.  Now peel it.  Remove the skin from the pieces of lemon or orange.  Will it sink now?  Why is this happening?  


The Science stuff


If you look at the inside of a lemon or orange skin you can see it is very thick and porous.  This means it contains a lot of air which makes it float.  When you take the skin off, the lemon has lost its layer of air which keeps it floating and so now it sinks.


Can you find other fruit that sink or float?  



Friday 15th May Topic - Kitchen Science 

Making Crystals results after 3 weeks of lockdown ...



Friday 15th May Maths Try the maths problems below ...




Thursday 14th May


Thursday 14th May Writing - The Watchers

Can you continue the story:


Sophie was determined to out run the Watchers, but their sleek, black feathers gave them phenomenal speed.  The hunt was on …

Thursday 14th May Spellings Write your chosen spelling words in a sentence.  
Thursday 14th May

Topic - Kitchen Science


yes  Before doing any of this week’s experiments, you must ask a grown up first.

Magic Milk


You will need:


A bowl

Food colouring

Washing-up liquid (not anti-bacterial)

Toothpick (or pencil)



  1. Pour a bit of milk into the bowl.  You don’t need much.  Just enough to cover the bottom.
  2. Drip some food colouring into the milk.  (You could add a bit of glitter if you wanted).
  3. Dip the end of the toothpick (or pencil) into the washing-up liquid and then into the middle of one of the drops of food colouring.  DON’T STIR IT!

Watch what happens to the colour.

Here’s the science stuff:

All liquids have a surface tension.  You can see that little water droplets from a wobbly dome shape.  Its surface tension is what is holding it in that shape. The Washing-up liquid disrupts the surface tension of the milk and makes the surface molecules spread out and the colours run with it.

The other interesting science thing is about soap.  Everything is made up of molecules.  One side of a soap molecule LOVES water (Hydrophilic) and the other side HATES water and love fat (Hydrophobic).This is why soap is so good at cleaning things because the hydrophobic side picks up the grease and dirt, while the hydrophilic end dissolves in water and washes all the dirt away.

In your milk experiment, the washing-up liquid (soap) grabs onto a fat molecule in the milk.  Millions of molecules find a partner all at once – with one dip of your toothpick!  It makes it look like the mixture is getting all stirred up!

You could try this experiment with other liquids to see which works best.

This Youtube clip shows this experiment happening:

Thursday 14th May Maths Try the Maths problems below...



Wednesday 13th May

Wednesday 13th May Writing - The Watchers

These sentences are boring!

Can you write them again but make them much more exciting?

The girl ran.  She carried the egg.  The crows chased her.  She felt scared.

Wednesday 13th May Spellings Look at your chosen words from Monday.  Please could you Rainbow write them.
Wednesday 13th May

Topic - Kitchen Science


cheeky Before doing any of this week’s experiments, you must ask a grown up first.

How to blow up a balloon with vinegar


You will need:

A small bottle


Bicarbonate of soda (or baking powder)




  1. Stretch the balloon a bit first.  This makes it easier to inflate.
  2. Fill your bottle about one quarter full with vinegar.
  3. Use a funnel to tip the bicarbonate of soda into the neck of the balloon.


4.  Place the balloon over the top of the bottle.  When you’re ready, tip the balloon up so that the bicarbonate of soda drops into the vinegar.



5.   Watch the balloon inflate.

6.  You could do this experiment with lemon juice instead of vinegar and see which one inflates the balloon the best.


Here’s the science stuff:

The balloon should inflate because adding the vinegar (acid) to the bicarbonate of soda (alkaline) creates a chemical reaction.  When the two combine they create a gas called carbon dioxide.  The gas rises up into the balloon and makes it inflate.

Wednesday 13th May Maths Try the maths problems below...




Tuesday 12th May


Tuesday 12th May

Writing - use your imagination   
Tuesday 12th May Spelling Look at your five words that you chose from the spelling list on Monday.  Can you Pyramid write them today.
Tuesday 12th May

Topic - Kitchen Science


cool Before doing any of this week’s experiments, you must ask a grown up first.

Dissolving an egg shell


You will need:

An egg

A glass

White vinegar


  1. Take a raw egg and put it in a glass.  Be careful not to break it.

2.       Cover it with white vinegar.

Do you notice anything happening?


3.        Leave it for a few days then go back and have a look.  You should now be able to see shell residue in the vinegar and the yolk whole in the egg white.




Here’s the science stuff:

The acid (vinegar) has reacted with the shell and “eaten” away at it.  The shell is made of calcium carbonate and this gets dissolved by the acid.  The inside of the egg should still be intact because the vinegar doesn’t react to it.  The egg may also swell up because some of the liquid seeps inside it (this is called osmosis).

You could try this experiment with a boiled egg as well.


Tuesday 12th May Maths Try the maths problems below...



Monday 11th May

Monday 11th May


Use your imagination … The Watchers

Can you draw what may be inside the egg?

Monday 11th May


Choose 5 more words from our spelling list.  Do Look-Cover-Write-Check.

Monday 11th May

Topic - Kitchen Science


smiley Before doing any of this week’s experiments, you must ask a grown up first.

Making Crystals

You will need:

  • Hot water
  • Containers - Jars or cups or tubs (I used empty yoghurt pots)
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder or bicarbonate of soda
  • Food colouring
  • Thread
  • Sticks (I used a pencil)


  1. Put some hot water into your container.
  2. Stir in a spoonful of salt (or sugar or bicarbonate of soda – you may want to ty the experiment three times using a different container for each thing).

3. Keep stirring until you can no longer see any grains.  This means it has dissolved.

4. Add another spoonful and stir until it has disappeared.

5. Keep adding spoons full and stirring until it no longer disappears.  This means you can’t dissolve any more and your liquid is a saturated solution.

6. Add a couple of drops of food colouring to your container.  Be careful! Food colouring can stain.  Your experiment will work without the food colouring.

7. Tie the thread to the stick and then lay it over the container with the thread dangling into the liquid.

8. Leave it on a shelf or window ledge.  In a couple of days time, you should see things changing.  What do you see happening?  How does it look after a week?  Are you very patient … How does it look after three weeks?  I’ll show you on Friday how our classroom experiment looked after three weeks of Lockdown!


Here’s the science stuff:

A crystal is a solid material with a naturally geometric form.  Some take millions of years to form, such as diamonds.  Our crystals take just a few days.

Most minerals dissolved in water will form crystals given enough time and space.

In our experiment there are two processes at work:

Evaporation – the water slowly dries up (evaporates) meaning the solution becomes more and more saturated, so the salt molecules come out of the solution and collect on the thread.

Precipitation – the solution we made was very concentrated which means there was too much to remain dissolved in the water.  It then starts to gather as a solid on the thread.

Monday 11th May Maths Try the maths problems below ...



Friday 8th May

Victory in Europe Day or VE day was on 8th May 1945. It marked the end of WWII. In the UK people went out into the streets to celebrate. Each year we remember those we lost and celebrate the end of the war. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. It will look a little different to how we have celebrated VE day before, but I think we can still celebrate safely at home.


Here are some ideas:


Research VE day. How did people celebrate in 1945? How were those celebrations different from the parties you might have now? You can use this video to help:


Listen to the stories of people from the Second World War and remember VE Day:


Plan a party. Think about the food, decorations, and entertainment. Research rationing, which food would people not have on 8th May 1945?


Create some bunting to decorate your house.

Create a flag to wave out of your window.


Have a picnic in your house.


Learn the words to We’ll Meet Again


Learn a VE day dance and film yourself doing it to share on the website



Thursday 7th May

Thursday 7th May
















These sentences are boring!

  • She gave him a present.
  • It was wrapped up.
  • He opened it.
  • He was happy.
  • He said thank you.

Make these boring sentences interesting.  Think about your choice of adjectives and how the characters may have felt.

Thursday 7th May


Let's play Boggle again ...

Use these letters and make as many words as you can.

M    I     N      I  

B     E      A     S

W    O      R     M


Thursday 7th May




Choose a mini-beast and create a fact file about it.  You could include a picture, information about its habitat, life cycle, diet, … 

Thursday 7th May Maths Try the maths problems below ... and if you want the answers to Rocano's mathematical adventure, keep scrolling down ...





 Wednesday 6th May


Wednesday 6th May


Can you draw what the person in the picture said thank you for?

Wednesday 6th May


Put these mini-beasts into alphabetical order:
spider      bee     crane fly    wasp  butterfly  slug    caterpillar  mosquito   snail   worm           blue bottle  woodlouse centipede   millipede

Wednesday 6th May


Build your mini-beast shelter.

Wednesday 6th May Maths

Continue Rocano's mathematical adventure below:



Tuesday 5th May.

Tuesday 5th May


Continue the story behind this picture.  Use some of the questions from Monday to help you if you are stuck for ideas.

Tuesday 5th May


Choose two sentences from your story and write them out as neatly as possible.  Remember to use cursive writing.

Tuesday 5th May


When you are out for a walk or in your garden, gather the things you will need to build your mini-beast shelter.

Tuesday 5th May Maths

Continue Rocano's mathematical adventure below:



Monday 4th May

Friday 1st May.

Friday 1st May


Choose your favourite mnemonic and write it out and make a colourful poster to help remind you how to spell it.

Friday 1st May


Play Boggle.

Use these letters and make as many words as you can.

A b b e y w o o d

e.g day, bed.

Friday 1st May


Mini Olympics- try all races again and see if your technique and times have improved.

ART- portraits.

Have a go at drawing a portrait.  You could use a mirror and draw yourself or draw someone you live with.

Watch the first 2 minutes of the video to help you position the features on a face. Then email me them so your friends can see them.

Maths. Friday 1st May

Thursday 30th April

Thursday 30th April


Try writing a mnemonic.

Choose a word you find tricky, such as they.

How could you remember how to spell it?

Two hairy elephants yell.

Or because:

Big elephants can always understand small elephants.

Watch this clip:


Thursday 30th April


Write your 5 spellings down.  Now can you find any smaller words hidden within these words.

e.g address  - add,  dress

Accidentally- accident, den, dent, tally, tall, all.

Thursday 30th April


Mini Olympics – Frog leaps- bend your legs fully, so your bottom is nearly on the floor. Push off from both feet and extend the legs.  (Ribbit noises can also be made!)

Art-Have a go at drawing animals using your hand as a template.  Do you remember we did the giraffe in school?  Choose a different animal!

Watch the video below:


Maths. Thursday 30th April

Wednesday 29th April.

Wednesday 29th April


Can you try another acrostic using someone else's name?  This might cheer someone up in your household.

Wednesday 29th April


Write out your 5 spellings 3x each in your neatest handwriting.

Wednesday 29th April


Mini Olympics – Try and improve your sideways crab walk today.  Imagine someone is pulling your belly button up and this should straighten your back. Record your results.

Art- Have you heard about the positivity rock line forming in Redditch?  The aim is to create a line of over 8000 painted rocks to claim a world record. If you can, get a stone and paint a design on it.  It can be anything you want.  The line of rocks is near the 5 Tunnels in the River Arrow.  It even has its own Facebook page.  If you can't add it to that line then why not put it on your drive/garden for others to enjoy.

Maths. Wednesday 29th April

Tuesday 28th April


Try writing an acrostic poem using your name and things you enjoy.

Here is a link to help you:

Miss Pretty used her name...

Pizza is my favourite food, especially if it is loaded with pesto chicken.

Recently I have been cooking different healthy dishes and filling up my tummy and my freezer.

Eating is a hobby of mine!

Taking turns cleaning up after cooking is not my favourite thing to do.

Thankfully I have a dishwasher!

Yummy food makes these strange days pass more easily.

Tuesday 28th April


Write your 5 spellings using bubble writing.

Tuesday 28th April


If it’s dry weather or you have room inside then…Practise your mini Olympics again.  Can you improve your technique?

Remember a jumping race needs two feet together and bend your knees and swing your arms forward.

Can you time accurately?


Are there any jobs that you don't like doing around the house?

Are there any tasks that other people in your family don't like doing?

Imagine that you could buy special machines to do the tasks that nobody likes doing. I want you to invent a machine to do one of those tasks.

Draw a picture of your machine and label your picture to show what parts do what. Write down why you've decided to invent the machine and tell me a little bit about how it works.


MATHS. Tuesday 28th April

Monday 27th April


Watch the poem about a magic box.  Then have a look at my version.  You might want to fill in the blanks or even make your own poem up.

The Magic Box.

I will place in my special box…

a tatty, threadbare teddy that’s received a thousand hugs,

a silver, precious ring belonging to my Granny,

a rusty, old car tossed in the corner of my toy cupboard

the remains of a sponge ball chewed by my loyal dog.


I will place in my special box…

the half-completed jigsaw that ___________________________

the abandoned piece of cheese ___________________________

a soft, sticky sweet ____________________________________


Monday 27th April


Choose 5 more spellings. Then design and draw your own wordsearch.  It could be in any shape.  Put other random letters in as well to hide your words.

Monday 27th April


Start your own mini Olympics.

Set out a 20metre track (this could be in your garden, or could be 5x your living room – ask whoever you live with first!)

Record your times completing these challenges.

A hopping race, a jumping race, hopscotch, skipping, sideways crab, bunny hops, frog leaps.  Display your results in any way you wish. You will add to these results each day, so a results table might be useful.

Monday 27th April.  Maths. 

8   5   9   6

Create 10 different 3- digit numbers using these 4 numbers.

Write each number created in numbers and words.


568  Five hundred and sixty eight.


Now order your numbers from smallest to largest.

Can you take away your smallest number from your largest number?

Maths - Plus practice your times tables.  Focus on a times table and write them out.  Practice reading them out.  Challenge yourself to write them in a different order.

Try this website:

Hi Maple Class!

We are working hard to put the best learning opportunities for you on here. Each day we will add new activities for you to have a go at and new challenges for you to explore. 


There is a list of websites that you and your families might find useful. Parents, there are lots of hints and tips below for you too including things that you can all do together as a family.



All phonics resources and planning are now free


First News- 7-11yrs school newspaper giving free resources and a free digital issue.


All the reading books we have in school in an online library. Just choose your age and off you go.

You do need to sign up but its easy.



There is now a home learning tab on White Rose which we use to support maths in school

This is an American site but the key calculations are the same



There are free resources for parents and children to stay active


These BBC resources help with cross curricular learning but include movement


Outdoors (for those who can safely) EYFS


Lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation


Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children

He is also doing at PE lesson on his youtube channel each morning at 9am.



Songs and activities related to geography



These are a set of American videos but useful to explain key scientific concepts


Sign up for free for lots of amazing science support and clear ideas of how to run an activity


This website has interesting animations and support


Planning/teaching stuff

Plan Bee have produced free home learning packs

Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and

year groups

Huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of

subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.

A new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or

writing ideas