Home learning 12-07-2020

Hi year 3! This is our final week of the school year so it’s almost time to say goodbye to Thomas Buxton until September. We have lots of fun activities to keep you busy this week and throughout the Summer. We also have Summer Homework packs ready for you in school so please ask parents or carers to come and collect them. This week’s tasks are related to your transition into year 4. You are going to explore yourselves, your future, dreams and goals and change. Remember to send in your work to the year 3 email address to year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk Some of the activities will be for your new class teacher so we will pass them on to the year 4 teachers!

Before you get stuck into this week’s home learning, check out some of this week’s TB headlines.

Google Meet

Year 3 will be having their final year 3 meeting before the Summer. Please come along to see Miss Bano, Mr Rebelo and Mr Ash as well as all your friends on Wednesday 15th of July at 3pm. We will be sending out the details of the meeting via email. Please email us at year3@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk if you would like the link to the meeting.

Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge:

The Idea Store have launched this year the Summer Reading Challenge which will celebrate happiness, fun and laughter! This year the children will join the challenge digitally through the Summer Reading Challenge website here.

Children taking part can borrow books from the Ideas Store’s fantastic e-Library for free! If you don’t have a library card then please join up through the Idea Store Website

They also have a range of activities and events you can attend digitally on zoom over the summer. Click here to find out more.

National Literacy Trust: Family Zone

The National Literacy Trust have a Family Zone on their website- a space dedicated to story telling and books. They have a e-books, audio books, films, writing tasks and drawing and writing tutorials from your favourite authors and illustrators. Click here to find out more about what they have on offer or you could go straight to their website here.

Key Stage 2 Countdown to the New Year

Checkout out our August activities countdown calendar.
You can also access it as a .pdf:


This week our focus will be fractions.

Task 1: Find unit fractions of amounts. Click here to gets started.

Task 2: Once you have completed task 1 and feeling confidence move on to finding a non-unit fraction of an amount or set of objects. Click here to get started.

Task 3:

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Task 4:

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Computing- Be Smart with a Heart

For computing this week you will be watch a video about keeping safe on the internet. While you watch the video you will be asked lots of questions, so if you can, watch the video with at least one member of the family so you can have a discussion. If you are watching the video alone, then that is fine too, think about the questions and jot down your ideas on paper.

Click on the video here or here   https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons/with-a-heart . Once you have finished watching the video have a go at one or all of the following challenges.

  1. We challenge you to spread the word about all the SMART rules and especially how people can be SMART with a heart. Be as creative as possible – write about them, draw them, act them out – you could even sing about them!
  2. We challenge you to write a recipe for a better internet. What ingredients would it need? When you’re done, perhaps you can do some real cooking and bake some SMART with a heart themed treats to share with your friends or family.
  3. We challenge you to show that you can be SMART with a heart by doing something kind online for a friend or family member. It doesn’t have to be tricky – a nice comment, a compliment or sharing a funny picture is enough!


Listen to The Koala Who Could and then answer the questions below.

  • What does ‘change’ mean? How can change be positive? When can it be negative?
  • Think of a time when something in your life changed. What was it? How did it affect you? How did you react?
  • Discuss strategies that we can use when something in life is changing. How can we help others when their life is changing?
  • Kevin is terribly good at three things: clinging, napping and munching on leaf-buns. What three things are you really good at? What skill do you need to improve?
  • Why is Kevin afraid of change? How did his friends help him?
  • What does this story teach us? What does it mean to have a ‘CAN-DO’ attitude? How could you use this in your own life?

Writing Tasks:

  • Write your own story about a character who has to deal with a change in their life.
  • Think of some speech/bubbles to add to Kevin’s character in the illustrations.
  • Write a diary entry from Kevin’s point of view for the day after his tree fell down. How does he feel about what happened? How has his life changed?


This week we are asking you to explore what it means to be YOU.

Task 1: What makes me, ME?

  1. Drawing your life map: Take a large piece of paper and start your life map with the day you were born and note down the dates of significant moments in your life in time order. Draw each event next to the date to help you remember it. Finish your life map with the present day. Use this website to help: Drawing a life map
  2. Make a Me-Jigsaw: Take a piece of paper and draw a picture of yourself. Don’t worry about being great at art, just draw however you wish. When you have finished, cut the picture up into five or six pieces. On the back of each piece write something about yourself identity (for example things you love). This jigsaw is a good reminder about how unique you are, with every bit of you a bit like pieces of a puzzle that only fit together in one way to make you!
  3. Exploring your name: What do you know about your name and its meaning? What is its origin? What does it mean to you? How has it impacted your life experiences? Spend some time researching the meaning of your name and talk with your family about why this name was chosen and what it means.
  4. Draw a large circle in the middle of a page and five circles around the outside of the first one. Now draw a picture of yourself in the centre circle and write about the different aspects of your identity in each of the outer circles, starting with information about your name in the second circle. You could think about your family, school, hobbies, goals, favourite things.

Task 2: We would like every child to complete a pen portrait that will introduce you to your brand new teacher. You can write and draw on the worksheet or design and complete your own version at home. Please email these to our year group emails so we can pass them on to your new teacher.

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Task 3: Write a letter to your year 4 teacher about what you are looking forward to about the year.

Write a list of expectations and hopes you have to help you plan your letter.

Things to think about:

  • What do you want to learn about?
  • What trips do you want to go on?
  • What expectations do you have about your class team?
  • What skills/ subjects areas do you want to improve on?
  • What resources/ books would you like to have access to?
  • What job centre jobs/ classroom jobs would you like?
  • What questions would you like to ask you new teacher?

Sentence openers:

  • When I am in year 4, I can’t wait to….
  • I hope to get better at
  • I imagine that we will..
  • I will try to work on
  • I want to see/ do/ experience

Grammar- Word types

The four main word types are nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

You have learnt about these in school. This week you will be revising them. Click here to get started.



This week’s spellings are words that have the -ch sound . Use the Collins online dictionary to check the meaning of each word. Copy out the definition of each word and then write a sentence using one.

Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check strategy to help you learn each spelling. Ask an adult to test you once you’re super confident!

‘ch’ with the hard sound (Greek origin)

  1. Scheme
  2. Chorus
  3. Chemist
  4. Echo
  5. Character

‘ch’ with the ‘sh’ sound (French origin)

  1. Chef
  2. Chalet
  3. Machine
  4. Brochure

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