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Year 3

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These are the downloadable documents for paper-based learning. There are two weeks of activities, these have been designed to be completed without computer access.

Computer Based Learning Tasks - Week One


Focus theme: Shoes 

The challenges for this week include watching different film clips, exploring three versions of The Elves and the Shoemaker story, and writing responses each day.

There are lots of ideas and activities in this unit so select the ones which will appeal to your child the most!

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Day 1

Watch and enjoy the film Caterpillar Shoes together:

Watch the film again and write down the types of shoes the caterpillar wears and who he gives them to. Pause the film when needed so you can write them down.

Then write sentences, e.g. The caterpillar gave his … to the … so …

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.

Now hunt for all the shoes in your house and make a list, e.g.

- school shoes

- trainers

- flip flops

- slippers

- walking boots etc.

Write a sentence about each type of shoe in your house, who wears them and for what, e.g.

My Dad wears walking boots when he goes out hiking.

I wear flip flops when I go on holiday.

My sister wears trainers when she goes running.

Include the conjunction ‘when’ in each sentence to join the ideas together. You could switch each sentence around so that the sentence begins with ‘when’, e.g. When my sister goes running, she wears trainers.


How many sentences can you write about shoes in your house? Aim for five but can you beat that?

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.


Day 2

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Explore the different versions of the story via the websites below.

Read the story together here:

Listen to the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker here:

Watch a version of the story here:

Discuss together what has happened in the story after exploring each version above.

Which version of the story is your favourite and why?

You may now choose to write a review for each version, e.g.

Story 1

I really liked ...

I would give this story … stars out of 10.

Story 2

I really liked …

I would give this story … stars out of 10.

Story 3

I really liked …

I would give this story … stars out of 10.

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.

Alternatively, return to your favourite version and watch/listen again.

Re-tell your favourite story in your own words using these sentence starters to help:

- One day/morning

- After that

- A little later on

- That night

- In the morning

- After that

- It wasn’t long before

- In the end/finally

- Every night

Try saying the story out loud using the sentence starters above before you write it. Change these if you need to. Re-read your story when you have written it to see if you need to change anything. Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together. You could even publish your story by creating a book with illustrations and reading it to a family member or sharing via an online video platform.


Day 3

Watch and enjoy the introduction to The Shoe People episode

Can You Keep a Secret?

Write down the names of the different shoe people in the film that you meet, where they live, and describe their houses, e.g.

Chorley the clown lives in a … house.

It has…

It is…

Remember to use capital letters for the names of the characters and describe each house using interesting words (adjectives).

Watch and enjoy these episodes of The Shoe People together and discuss what happened in each:

The Windmill has Stopped


This is to prepare ideas for creating a new story tomorrow!


Day 4

Following on from the ideas and episodes viewed yesterday, create your own ‘shoe people’ from the shoes in your house which you may have explored earlier in the week.

Give each shoe a name and then create a house for each of your shoes to live in. Describe it, e.g.

Walter the walking boot lives in a … house.

It has…

It is…

Create your own episode for The Shoe People series using your new shoe people from your house.

Create a storyboard/cartoon strip for your new episode with speech bubbles.

Examples are here to look at before you create your own cartoon strip:

Here are a couple of blank cartoon strips that you can print out if you’d like, or you can simply draw your own boxes. content/uploads/2015/10/Comic-Strip-With-Speech-Bubble.pdf

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.


Day 5

Watch and enjoy the film:

The Small Shoemaker

Discuss what happened and how one special shoe won the day!

Select a shoe and write an advert for it.

Use ideas you have collected this week for different shoes from your house. Perhaps your advert could be based on one of the pairs of shoes you’ve found!

Look at these advertisements first:

JML advert

Cosyfeet advert

Write a script for your advert. Think about including persuasive features in your script such as: the name of your shoes, the facts or benefits, any appealing adjectives, a snappy slogan, any special offers and from where it is available to buy.

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.

Share your advert with other members of your family or friends via an online video platform.


Additional activities:

• Watch and enjoy further episodes of The Shoe People cartoon:


The Fair Comes to Shoetown


Trampy’s Birthday Surprise


• Read this story together on Oxford Owl:


Jellyfish Shoes



Follow the link, complete the quiz at the start of the lesson, work through the lesson, complete the tasks and the final quiz. Have fun!

Day 1

Reading and writing 3 digit numbers


Day 2

Partitioning numbers in different ways


Day 3

Ordering and comparing 3 digit numbers


Day 4

Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers


Day 5

Rounding 2 and 3 digit numbers to the nearest 10


Topic- Design Technology

Take a look at these design programmes, over this week you'll be able to design and make your own design solution.

Day 1

Think carefully of a problem you or someone in your house has, this might be: losing something, a messy drawer, being late, it’s up to you! Draw ideas that might be able to help, for example if someone is always misplacing their keys a special pouch or box might help. Try to think of at least four ideas – this should be as creative as possible.


Day 2


Thinking about your ideas from yesterday, talk to your grown up about items you might be able to upcycle. For example an old t-shirt could be transformed into a brilliant storage bag for games console remotes that have a habit of disappearing!

Think about what you have available and how you might be able to use these to make your designs. You might need to modify your designs. Sketch and label your final design. Think carefully about how this will solve your problem.


Day 3

Using your items for upcycling create your design solution.


Day 4

Finish making your design solution.


Day 5


Take a close look at your design solution, does it solve the problem? How well does it solve the design problem? What went really well? What would you like to improve if you made another? What advice would you give to someone making something similar?

Please ask your grown up to email a picture of your design solution to:

Computer Based Learning Tasks - Week Two


Focus theme: Fun in the Forest!

Spend a week exploring stories and films set in different forests. You have stories to read, characters to meet, poems to write, facts to find and songs to sing!

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.


Day 1

View and enjoy the story of Into the Forest by Anthony Browne:

Discuss the story and create ideas for your own new story about a walk through a forest.

Who might you meet? Are they characters from other traditional tales or nursery rhymes?

Discuss ones you know such as The Gingerbread Man, Humpty Dumpty, the Three Little Pigs, Jack – from Jack and the Beanstalk, etc.

Explore other traditional tales and nursery rhymes for character ideas. You can find some here or you may have some traditional tales in your house: (Adult supervision required).

Create a story plan for your new story by drawing pictures of each character you will meet, and labelling them.


Day 2

Return to the story plan created yesterday. Discuss the plan with an adult and add any new ideas or vocabulary which you want to include in your story. Write your new story using these sentence starters to help:

Early one morning/one day/on a cold but bright sunny day …

First of all I met, …

Not long after, I saw …

Just then, …

It wasn’t long before I spotted, …

Reluctantly, I knocked on the door and …

Check all sentences and punctuation together. Read your story aloud to an audience. Remember to use lots of expression to make your story as exciting as possible for your listener! Perhaps you could even email your story to to feature on the gallery.


Day 3

With an adult, explore this website from The National Trust and the 50 things to do together:

Discuss which activities you have already done and those you would like to do in the future.

Make a list of the activities you have done already.

Then select a few to write about, recounting the events, e.g.


I went paddling in the sea in Blackpool with my Dad. The sea water felt icy but I didn’t mind. When I walked in the water, I stood on a stone and it hurt my foot! After that, my Dad bought me an ice cream with a chocolate flake and some strawberry sauce. It was a great day!

Now make a list of the activities you would like to do:




Check all sentences and punctuation together.


Day 4

Do you know the story of Robin Hood? Watch this film clip which summarises the story of Robin Hood:

Now watch The Legend of Robin Hood and have a go at the quiz on the website underneath the clip:

What do you know about Robin Hood after watching the film clips?

Read the following story about one of the adventures of Robin Hood: text may contain some American spellings).

Think about all you have found out about Robin Hood. Create a poem about him. Choose either an acrostic poem or a shape poem. Below are some examples of each to help you.

Shape Poems

You could use the shape of an arrow or Robin Hood’s hat or something different relating to Robin Hood.

Acrostic Poems

You could use the words ROBIN HOOD or SHERWOOD FOREST or any other words that you think are suitable about Robin Hood.


Day 5

Watch and enjoy this clip about Trees:

Discuss what you know about trees now.

Read this information about trees together: (Note: text may contain some American spellings).

Discuss what else you have found out together.

Now create a fact file/poster about the importance of trees, e.g.

Trees are useful because…

They give us …

Trees also provide …

We need to plant more trees so …

Using the information found out, make a quiz for your family!

See this quiz here for ideas:  (Note: text may contain some American spellings). Consider the following: Are you going to provide choices for your answers? (multiple choice) Are you going to use true/false questions? Hold the quiz with family members in your household or via an online video platform. It could be a weekend quiz!


Additional activities:

• Forest poems to read and enjoy – you could write your own versions!


• Forest poem – watch and enjoy. Discuss what you see when you go into a forest or park. You could write your own forest poem based on this one.


• Watch and enjoy this song together – sing along! 


At the end of the clip it says, ‘Happy Tu B’Shevat’. This is a Jewish holiday known as the ‘New Year for trees’. The day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration. You can find out more here:  (Some of the text is more challenging here so would require adult support and discussion).


The Guest of Robin Hood – a story to read and enjoy together:


• Information about trees (Note: text may contain some American spellings).



Follow the link, complete the quiz at the start of the lesson, work through the lesson, complete the tasks and the final quiz.


Day 1

Finding all possible numbers that could have been rounded to a multiple of ten


Day 2

Rounding 2 and 3 digit numbers to the nearest 100


Day 3

Applying place value knowledge to problem solving


Day 4

Finding solutions to a problem


Day 5

Place value application lesson


Topic: Geography


Username: BB112PH

Password: feaped3299


We are very fortunate to be able to use access Digimaps for schools, this is a very powerful yet easy to use digital mapping tool. Over this week you will learn how to use lots of the tools. But don’t limit yourself to the tasks you have been set, the best way to use this is to have a go! Each day you will have a task to complete from this document, follow the instructions and screen shot your work.

Day 1

Find our school and measure the playground. (Our school postcode is BB112PH)

Work through pages 2 and 3.

Don’t forget we have an infant yard, junior yard and forest school – which will you count?


Day 2

Plot and measure your journey to school.

Work through pages 6 and 7.

You could find the houses of other family members and see how far they are from your house!


Day 3

Make a set of ordnance survey flash cards.

Work through page 9 grid references – which symbols can you spot?


Day 4

Urbanisation over time – Milton Keynes.

Work through pages 13, 14 and 15.

You might want to have another look at this and focus on how Burnley has changed over time.


Day 5

Explore a city with an image search. (We have been talking about London while we have been reading A Bear Called Paddington – this might be a good place to start.)

Work through pages 18 and 19.