Year 3 Homework

Week 13: 10 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 09 July 2020 by Mr Owen


It’s our Book Club session! Grab a good book (or magazine, or audiobook, or e-book, or other text that you’re loving at the moment!), get cozy and get reading! Don’t forget to talk about what you’re reading with someone, discussing lots:

  • What bits are you loving? Why?
  • Which parts do you dislike?
  • What does it remind you of? (other books? TV? film? real life?)
  • What words are you less used to reading? What do they mean? Can you use them in sentences?


It’s challenge Friday!


Learn about pulse, rhythm and the character of music with Florence Price and the Juba Dance .

Week 13: 09 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 08 July 2020 by Mr Owen

Captain One Eye thanks you for your service as part of his crew and leaves you to return to your modern world and normal life.


Here are yesterday’s answers.

Although the first day of pirate themed work contained a geography task with entirely female pirates, some of you have noticed that lots of the pirates that we’ve come across have been men, and not women. Do you know why?

We know that women can do anything men can do, including being great sailors. So, I’d like to share this text about Dame Ellen MacArthur, who at one point was the fastest person ever to sail around the world.

Your task…

Read the text and sort these statements into true or false:

  1. Ellen was born in 1967.
  2. She was born in a small village in Derbyshire.
  3. Her first experience of sailing was in her mother’s boat.
  4. To buy a boat, she needed to win the lottery.
  5. When she finished school, she got a job at a sailing school in Hull.
  6. In 2001, she raced around the world, was the youngest competitor and won the race!
  7. In 2004, Ellen’s record breaking trip around the world took on 61 days.
  8. The whole journey was 26,000 miles.
  9. Ellen was knighted by the queen.


Y3s – learn how to compare mass.

Y4s – Mr Wilks has set this lesson about 100ths.

Don’t forget Times Tables Rockstars!


Learning about viruses and malware on BBC Bitesize.

Week 13: 08 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 07 July 2020 by Mr Owen


Captain One Eye wants you to read this text and answer these questions. Answers arrrrr to be revealed tomorrow. Have a go at making a map, if you haven’t already!


Y3s – please learn about mass in this BBC Bitesize lesson. Please have a go on Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica too.

Y4s – Mr Wilks has set this learning (answers to yesterday included). There are also times tables to learn.


Please complete this grammar activity on pronouns.


Week 13: 07 July 2020 Home learning virtual sports day

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Sadly, one of our favourite events of the year – sports day – cannot take place in its normal format this year. However, today is our virtual sports day and we’re excited to be joining the West Yorkshire Virtual School Games Sports Day. This will be part of your home learning for today for all classes.
1.At 10am (or anytime after this) watch the opening ceremony video for details about the day.
2.Choose which activities (as many as you want) you will have a go at. They can be done at any point on Tuesday 07 July. Click here for details of each activity. Instructions will also be available on the introductory video.
3. You can record your scores on this record sheet.
4.Submit your results using this link (live from 10am on 07 July until 12pm on 08 July). We will be competing against other schools across the county so all the results will count.
We would love to see the virtual sports day in action so please share any photos of your children taking part and good luck to everyone!

Week 13: 07 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Mr Owen


Hurray! You’ve found some treasure! To help him, Captain One Eye asks you to read these two pages (treasure1 and treasure2) answer these three questions:

Retrieval: One Spanish doubloon is worth how many weeks of pay, on average?

Inference: What is the danger if you don’t divide the loot equally between you and the other pirates?

Choice: What does the author do on the last page to show you that the other pirates aren’t happy with the one that’s keeping all the gold for himself?


Y3s – You’ve learnt about 2D shapes. Now it’s time to learn about three dimensional shapes.  For an extra pirate challenge, list items that you’d find on a pirate ship that would have each 3D shape: cylinder, sphere, cuboid, cone and cube. Some are easier than others.

Mr Wilks has set this for the Y4 class. The answers to yesterday’s questions are here.


Mrs Taylor is posting a message about a virtual sports day for you to take part in. Look at her post and get involved!

Week 13: 06 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 05 July 2020 by Mr Owen

Ahoy there me hearties! Captain One Eye is still here and welcomes you aboard his ship as one of the crew.

He has decided he needs learn more about pirating in order to become even more fearsome and so has begun to read this book that he came across in a ship he plundered…

It’s full of interesting information and appears to be a journal of sorts.


This is one of the pages inside the book.

Captain One Eye isn’t so good with words. He needs you to help him understand some of the vocabulary in the pages.

Your task: List at least five words that you think Captain One Eye or someone else in the crew might not know, find out their meanings and how to use them in sentences.

Use the second, blank page of this document for at least one of the words. The first page is just an example of how to use it.


These are your spellings this week. ,4

These are the answers.


Y3: Learn about 2D shapes using BBC Bitesize, then label this diagram of the pirate ship with the names of shapes that you’ve learnt.

Mr Wilks has set Day 1 – Y4 – Monday – decimals for Y4. You could have a go at the pirate shape ship above, if you’d like to as well.


Captain One Eye has sailed our ship to a distant shore and we’ve anchored down near some strange bones in the cliffs. The Cap’n needs you to tell him all about them and sets this task.

Week 12: 03 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mr Owen

Captain One Eye is very impressed with your hard work and invites you to join the crew!

Do you accept? Write him a short note to let him know your answer, with reasons why.

He now asks you to read some pirate poetry and tell him…

Which one did you like best? Why?

Which one did you like least? Why?

Here are lots of places to find them:


It’s Friday and so it’s time for our Family-Challenge-Friday-3rd-July. The answers arrrrr Family-Challenge-Friday-3rd-July-Answers!

Mr Wilks has set this decimals work for Y4.


Zoom calls

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

I’d like to set up some group Zoom calls next week, but I haven’t heard from many of you to say that you’d like to be part of them. If you’re interested joining in on one, please let me know as soon as you can, including what name you will appear as on the call. If I don’t recognise the name, I won’t be able to let you in.

Let me know by email if you want to join us on a Zoom call:

I’ll email interested people soon to let you know a time and date.

Week 12: 02 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 01 July 2020 by Mr Owen

You’ve worked hard and it’s being noticed. Perhaps with one final effort, you can join the crew?


For a change, we have no reading today! Instead, write a description of a pirate. Make him/her sound horrible and scary, or really friendly – it’s up to you!

Here are some pictures to inspire you…

Cartoon Pirates Vector Clipart - FriendlyStock

You could draw and label your pirate first to help you think of ideas.

Here’s John Duddle showing you how to draw a pirate. Here’s another one.



Similar to yesterday, we’re going to crack some codes and remember some multiplication and division in Year 3.

Mr Wilks has set this decimals learning for Y4. You might need this place value grid.

Y4s, if you want more pirate maths like Y3, your code breaking multiplication and division is here.



Learn a pirate song or two to really feel part of the crew.


Optional extra tasks:

Week 12: 01 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020 by Mr Owen

One Eye is impressed with your hard work so far. He is considering letting you join the crew, but you must still prove your worthiness.


Impress him by summarising this information about his rival, Captain Blackbeard (hear it read to you here). Summarise it in 50 words, then try 20, 10, 5 and 3. Finally, tell the captain which summary you think is the best.


Practise your timetables by playing Pirate Products.

Break the codes by using your addition and subtraction skills on these sheets.


Captain One Eye is scared of one day being marooned on a desert island. In case his fears one day come true, he asks you to build a model raft to show him how it’s done.

You will need:

  • Lollypop sticks, pencils or twigs
  • Some way to fasten these together (string? elastic bands? glue?)

You must:

  • Make it big enough to float a toy on (any size – could be very small like a Lego person)
  • Make it strong enough to hold the weight of the toy
  • Make it flat, at least 10cm x 10cm
  • Draw your design, labelling it with the materials used.
  • Take a photo, if possible, to prove it works, and email me on

Optional extra tasks:

  • Draw a pirate map. With an adult’s help, you could tea stain it and burn the edges to make it look really authentic!
  • Make your own pirate treasure chest. You could even have a go at drawing/copying a net and then constructing a treasure box