Year 3 Home Learning 23.04.2020

Good Morning, Year 3!


From looking at the work completed on Purple Mash I think it would be a good idea to recap the different types of words our sentences are made from. Correctly sort these words into the three groupings:

Verbs- actions and doing words

Nouns- people, place or things / objects

Adverbs- words to describe how an action is performed

Your words to sort are:

Moon,  hanging,  talking, impatiently,  Earth, quietly,  calling,  tree,  swinging,  softly,   cliff,    helping,  kindly,  waiting,   birds,   stars,  flying  and  branches



Work out the missing numbers represented with a ? in these sequences by either halving or doubling.  Make sure you tell me which you had to do.

3, 6,   ? ,  24,   ? , 96       Did you double or halve? ________________

2, 4,  ? , 16, ? , 64, 128  Did you double or halve? ________________

160, 80, ? ,  20, ? , 5       Did you double or halve? ________________

256, ? , 64, ? ,16, ?         Did you double or halve? ________________



Rocks have many uses in the world and are around us in different forms. Some rocks are naturally occurring in nature and some are what we call ‘man-made’ or anthropic rocks- this means they have been shaped  and moved for a purpose. Types of anthropic rocks are:


The Romans first invented concrete, although the type of concrete we use today dates from 1756. Concrete is a mixture of water, aggregate (either sand, rock or gravel) and cement (a mixture of chalk and clay).

Mock Rock

Victorians created rock gardens and surfaces that looked like rock from mock rock. Types of mock rock include pulhamite, which looked like gritty sandstone. James Pulham, who invented it, took the exact recipe for it to the grave! Coade stone (made from grog, flint, quartz, soda lime glass and clay) is another type of mock rock.


Bricks have been around for a long time. The first bricks come from a place called Tell Aswad in modern day Syria. That was in 7500 BC! However, bricks were used to build in most of the ancient civilisations and are still used today. Bricks are usually made of clay soil, sand and lime or concrete materials. They can be air dried or fire-hardened.


Finally, use these pictures to put the rock types into two groups:

Natural Rocks                                                       ‘Man-Made’ Anthropic Rocks

Here is the picture sheet of rock types:  Natural or Man-Made Rocks Picture Sheet



As Spring is here and we are in the Summer term of school, find something in nature which you find interesting and draw it. Look carefully at the shapes and patterns within in and refer back to your previous learning to help you shade and colour it.

Here are some examples;

How to Draw Hibiscus Flowers || Pencil Drawing, Shading for ...

Painting a Rock · 3dtotal · Learn | Create | Share


Take care and stay safe,

Miss Ayrton