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Home Learning Week 3


Land Ahoy!

Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a sailor’s life for me.

Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas.  

This term's topic is all about boats, ships and water. 


English Creative Writing – Just Write!

Look at the range of paintings of boats.  Chat to someone about what you can see.

Pick your favourite painting and begin to brainstorm ideas about who is in the painting what is happening. Think about what you might see, hear, smell, touch and taste if you stepped into the painting.

‘Just Write’ about the painting in any way you choose.   You could create a story around it, write a description about it using lots of adjectives, pretend you are one of the people in the painting and write about what is happening, or even write to one of the people in the painting asking how they felt and what happened.

Paper Boat Activities


Follow the instructions to make a paper boat.   As you do it, you could talk about the shapes you are making and the properties of the shapes.  Use the 2D shape posters below to help you name them.  If you like, record the different steps using the ‘paper boat making shape recording table’ below.




Video Paper Origami Boat Instructions  (warning site displays adverts)   Youtube video



Table to record the shapes as you make the paper boat.

2D shapes - names and properties to support


You could make more than one boat.  Decorate them if you want to, but remember, they may get wet!


Test your boat in water.  

You could investigate how many pieces of cargo it could carry before it sinks using things like Lego pieces/people, small stones or marbles or even coins. 

After, make your own sea water by adding salt and see if there is any difference? 

Alternatively, you could make different boats by using different types of paper/materials and see which one floats the best.

Year 3 Science

The year 3s in Oak Class would have accessed the science learning objectives being taught in Sycamore Class this term, so please take a look at the Sycamore Class webpage where there are lots of activities linked to the topic of Teeth this week.

Education City has a Science Topic area with lots of activities and learn screens. 

The Year 2 topic this term is Uses of Every Day Materials.

The Year 3 topic is found under Year 4 in Lower Key Stage 2, Animals including Humans, see the teeth activities pictured below for example.


Reading Activity – 'Where Go the Boats' by Robert Louis Stevenson

Read the classic poem below. 

If possible listen to it being read by someone else (links below or an adult at home.J

Practise reciting the poem and see if you can learn it off by heart, even just some of it. 

It would be great to have videos of your recitals on the blog or on Classroom Dojo if possible J   a little girl reading it at home  slightly American accent but nice pictures  song version of the poem

Spelling Activities for Year 2 - revision

Spelling Activities for Year 3 - revision

Maths – telling the time

Telling the time and understanding how time is measured is a life skill and children always benefit from practising at home.  You may wish to start by using clocks or watches at home to gain an understanding of what your child already knows and what they need to learn.  Digital time is not taught in schools until Year 3, however I am aware that the children see digital clocks most consistently so if they can learn about them it is always beneficial too.

I have put the Power Maths lessons on (see links below) as I did for week 1 and 2, however there are some great, fun telling the time activities on Education City (details sent in an email previously) under the headings: Maths, Measurement for both Year 2 and Year 3, some of which are tablet friendly too, as well as some Learn Screens to help explain telling the time.  Below are examples of the activities.


Power Maths Year 3

This unit is important because it will help to develop children’s understanding of the length of a day, and their awareness of times of day of which they may have little real-life experience. These concepts will be used for reading, estimating and measuring time, and in problem-solving contexts. In this unit, children will begin by recapping their understanding of time from Year 2. They will develop a deeper understanding of the length of a year, a month, a day, an hour, a minute and a second, and will use this to solve problems involving reading and measuring time.

Before they start this unit, it is expected that children:

• know the number of minutes in an hour, and read and write time on a clock to five minutes

• know the months of the year and key dates (including everyday usage)

• have some prior knowledge of everyday usage of time and o’clock times that occur throughout the day

• are familiar with moving from a start time through a duration to an end time.


If your child is not confident at reading the time to 5 minute intervals, they may benefit from practising the Year 2 Time unit. 


Power Maths Year 2

This unit will develop children’s ability to tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past and to the hour. Children will link intervals of time to the number line, and know the number of minutes in an hour, and hours in a day. Children will also use the number line to understand start and end times, and the interval of time between the two. Children will solve problems using these new concepts and previous learning, including word problems, and comparing and sequencing questions.

This unit builds on the concepts of time learned in Year 1 and will draw on comparing and ordering skills, whilst linking to knowledge of the number line and part-whole model. Before they start this unit, it is expected that children:

• can find o’clock and half-past times on an analogue clock

• can count forwards and backwards reliably in 5s up to 60

• recognise and understand the word ‘quarter’.