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Felmore Primary School

Believe it to achieve it


Davenants, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1QX


Year 3 - Jade Class


Hello Everybody, 

Welcome to another new week! We are so proud of all of you and how you have been coping with this unusual situation. We know it’s hard, but it’s really important to carry on with social distancing and hand washing especially if you are visiting more public places now that lockdown is being relaxed! 

Try your best to do a reading and a Maths activity every day. Choose activities that you think you’ll enjoy and continue to challenge yourself with one or two activities that might stretch your brain a little. Don’t forget your parents/carers can help you with any of your school tasks. With some children back at school it is more important for those of you who aren’t back yet to do more at home, focussing on reading, writing and Maths. 

This week is still the same topic plan about Coming and Going! Choose a range of different activities and remember to record what you do in your home learning books. 

Keep working hard and don't forget to keep in contact via Purple Mash and remember to stay safe online.  You have had lots of lessons about this and need to remember everything you have learnt.  Don't forget to report anything that doesn't seem right.  There are phone numbers and links available when you click on "School Closure Information."  


Every day, you can:

  • Read something for pleasure.
  • Write something interesting.
  • Do some exercise.
  • Have a conversation with someone.
  • Practise your times tables in different ways, including using TT Rockstars 
  • Use Spellingframe to practise some of your spellings and play spelling games.

 Your tasks for this week are:

English Activity

Reading Comprehension Activity – Language. This means to look at the author’s use of words and the impression this creates. 

Answer these questions about the text:


  1. In the section “What does it eat?” the author has used the words fairly limited, what does this tell us about the unicorn’s diet? 
  2. In the section “Save the Unicorns” why has the author used the word Unfortunately to begin the paragraph? 
  3. The author describes the Storm Unicorn as a fiery creature. What impression does this give you of the unicorns? 
  4. How does the author show that the Storm Unicorns can be difficult to see or find 


Vocabulary Activity 

  • Find the word “majestic” in the report above. Look up this word in the dictionary. What does it mean? When you speak to a family member or friend later (could be in person or via video call) tell them this word and what it means. Challenge them to use it in a sentence. Which words could it be swapped for (synonyms)? Do their sentences still make sense? For an extra challenge try to think of 5 synonyms (words that mean the same thing) and 5 antonyms (words that mean the opposite) and write these into sentences to include in your own non chronological report later.  
  • If you would like to, repeat all these activities with the word “extinction” or “tyrants”. 

SPAG Activity – Adjectives:

Design your own mythical animal, drawing a detailed picture of it. Then label all the features using as many adjectives as you can. Remember if you use a double adjective separate each one with a comma. 

E.g. The dragion (dragon cross lion) has ferocious, sharp claws. 

Writing Activity – Using the non chronological report above to help you, design a new creature and then plan and write a non chronological report about it. Use the same sub-headings as the report above to help you organise your report. Remember to include plenty of adjectives to help the reader really understand what your creature is like.


    • Play the free games and then challenge yourself to the spelling test.  


    • Spellings for this week are words with a possessive apostrophe; 

    Girl’s, boy’s, Tom’s, dog’s, child’s, man’s, woman’s, Lucy’s 

    • Write each word into a sentence with at least one adjective. Remember to practise your handwriting at the same time! 

    E.g. I noticed that the dog’s beautiful, bushy tail had lots of colourful paint on it. 

    • Be on the look-out (or ‘listen-out’ really) for other times that a possessive apostrophe needs to be used. Note them down in your home learning book. 
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    • Complete the daily maths lessons on BBC Bitesize (Daily Lessons. Year 3), starting with the lesson from 13th July. 


    • Capacity 
    1. Find these items around your house: A mug, a bucket, an egg cup, a shampoo bottle, the bath or sink, a drink can, a drink bottle, a sauce jar 
    2. Sort these items into two lists, one that would be measured in millilitres (ml) and one in litres (l). How did you choose? 
    3. Now arrange them into order of capacity. Estimate how much water you think each object will hold and sort them from the smallest capacity to the largest. 
    4. Find your kitchen measuring jugfill each item you found with water and record their capacity in your home learning book. Was your order correct? What was the smallest and largest capacity?  
    5. See if you can find out how much water you use when you brush your teeth, wash your hands, have a bath or shower or do the washing up. 
  • Find some containers around your house. First estimate the capacity of each one. Then, using a measuring jug, find out the actual capacity. For an extra challenge, complete the last 2 columns of the table (the coloured ones) remember to ask for help if you need it.

Other subjects 

Have a good week Year 3! 

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