Year 3 Home Learning 04.05.2020

Happy Monday, year 3!

I hope you had a restful weekend. Here are your tasks for the day…



This week we are going to be using a video stimulus to support our work. Watch the clip called Taking Flight on The Literacy Shed using this link here:

Become a critic and write a film review, you can use this template to help you:   Film Review Template



This week we are going to be having the time of our lives looking at time!

I want you to recap what you should have learnt so far in KS1.  Here is some information you might need to help you:

  • Longer hand is the minute hand
  • Shorter hand is the hour hand which helps tell us what hour we are looking at
  • The thinner second hand ticks every second and tells us when a minute has gone by (not all clocks have these visible)
  • A clock with numbers and hands on is called an analogue clock whereas a clock which only shows the precise hours and minutes is called a digital clock.
  • When talking about the times we use either ‘past’ or ‘to’.
  • An analogue clock is usually thought of as being in quarters and halves.

Today’s task is to look at these various analogue clock faces and write the times for each. You might want to label them a,b,c etc. if you cannot print them off. If you do this, please label them across the rows like we read, this will help me to mark them!

Here is your sheet: Clocks sheet



Today we are going to look at the process of fossilisation. There are some words which you will need to know the meaning of.

*Erosion – when something breaks down and wears away eg. when the sea hits rocks on the cliff side, it gradually erodes away.

*decay- when flesh rots away

*mould fossil – the shape created around something eg. an animal, fish or bones


Here is a diagram to show an example of how dinosaur fossils were made:

Fossilisation - Fossils

Picture 1 – The dinosaur dies and lands on mud or rocks, usually this happens around water.

Picture 2- The body gets covered in layers of rock and, over time, more and more layers occur.

Picture 3- The body decays and only bones remain. They remain under the rock and leave a mould fossil in the mud around it.

Picture 4- After millions of years, erosion causes the fossil to come to the surface and be found.

The task is for you to create your own version of these pictures using the fossil examples you read about last lesson. Make sure you show each of the four parts and write what is happening.



As you will remember from your timeline ordering activity, the Vikings raided Anglo-Saxon Britain around 787AD. They sailed over the sea from Scandinavia-this was a group of 3 countries; Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Here is a map to show you where these were in relation to Britain:See the source image

To get to us, they sailed on ships called longships. Read the information on longships here: Information

Now use the information to answer some questions.

  1. What is another name for a longship?
  2. Name two sources of power which make the longship move.
  3. Why did the Vikings design the longships to be long and narrow?
  4. How many people could fit in a longship?
  5. How was the longship steered?
  6. How would you compare Viking longships to a modern-day ferry? Look at this picture to help you answer.Ferry firm amends bookings for extra Brexit crossings - BBC News


Take care and stay safe,

Miss Ayrton