Year 3 Home Learning 20.05.2020

Welcome to Wednesday, Year 3!

Tomorrow I will post pictures of your fantastic work from the last two weeks. Once again, well done and thank you for sharing these with me.



Here is the next part of Thor and the Giants (part 2)

Watch the clip then up-level these sentences using expanded noun phrases. Remember to use a comma.

  1. I will use my ____________ hammer!
  2. You are inside my ____________glove.
  3. There was a _______________ palace in Jotunheim.
  4. On the table was a ______________ feast.
  5. Thor drank from a ____________ horn.



Put your knowledge of adding and subtracting using column method by solving these reasoning questions.


Whether you are learning at home or at school, it helps to keep being challenged. Sometimes, when we are faced with a challenge and we find ourselves getting stuck we might start to feel irritated and think about giving up. I am going to give you an activity that I want you to complete. Start a timer then make a note of the time you started feeling annoyed (if you did) and the time it took you to complete the challenge. It will be interesting for you to see how resilient you are… I get very frustrated when I am faced with challenges but I have learnt to take a break then come back to them. If you do take a break, keep the timer going but maybe make a  note of how long you stopped for.

Your challenge is to draw the shape below without taking your pencil off the page and without going over any lines.


To better explore the three types of rock, here are some practical experiments you can complete. As all of these activities demand resources this lesson is optional, however, if you do choose one or two to complete please send me photos! It might be that you complete them over half term… I am still happy to have a photo.

Igneous Rocks: Melt some white chocolate (and red dye) on a hob.  This would be similar to how magma/lava is melted. Then carefully take spoonfuls of the melted chocolate and let it cool on a baking sheet.  These are your ‘igneous’ rocks.


Sedimentary Rocks: Gather 3 or 4 different types of biscuits. Before you began, hammer each biscuit type in an individual ziploc bag to make them into smaller pieces. Then, one biscuit type at a time, put spoonfuls into a jar to create layers.  These build  up to make the sediments. Finally, applied pressure to squeeze the rock/biscuit layers together to create sedimentary rocks:

The Three Types of Rocks- Our Activities and a Free Worksheet ...


Metamorphic Rocks: Cut up pieces of different colour crayons and layer them in a small plastic medicine pot. This creates the ‘sedimentary’ part.

Once all of the crayon pieces are in place, apply pressure pushing the pieces together tightly (for this you could carefully use a hammer). Place your sedimentary rock into a microwave and heat for around 3-4 minutes but keep checking to see if it is liquefying. After heating, place the container on a surface and allow the rock to solidify and then pop it out of the container. You should see all the layers have merged to create a metamorphic rock.


Take care and stay safe,

Miss Ayrton