Class 3 Work 12.01.21

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a positive start to the week. We’ve certainly been busy in school!

Once again, I’ve already seen a lot of great work coming in so far. Keep going – you’re doing a fantastic job.

As a quick reminder, please remember that the work will be shifting over to solely being on Google Classroom by the end of the week. Please let us know as soon as possible is this is causing any issues for you.

On to today’s learning!

English: Applying Adverbs and Adverbials

Today, we’ll continue to look at adverbs and adverbials.

I hope you got on well looking at them yesterday. I certainly enjoyed looking at how you chose to represent them in pictures.

To recap:

* An adverb is a word that tells us how, when, where or why something is done.

* They can change the way something is done entirely. Take the verb ‘talked’ for example. Using different adverbs allows us to change how we talk.

* He talked quietly. He talked angrily. He talked slothfully. He talked nastily.

* In each of those sentences, the adverb changes how the person talked. Adverbs can make a huge difference.

* Adverbials do the same job as an adverb, but use a phrase (a few words) rather than just a word.

* Earlier today, he talked to his mum. Without a sound, he snuck into the kitchen. With great courage, he strode into battle.

Your task will be to look at the adverbs and adverbials you had yesterday and to try to put them into sentences. You will need to remember to add a comma in when you start a sentence with an adverb or adverbial.

There are further instructions on the sheet.

Maths: Yohaku Puzzles – Addition and Mutliplication.

Carrying on with our theme of maths puzzles, I want you to apply your knowledge of addition and multiplication to try to solve these Yohaku puzzles.

In a Yohaku puzzle, you have to add or multiply a row to make a total shown at the side. I will show you an example in the instructions. I have given you the choice of different challenges. Some have addition and some multiplication.

Make sure you read the instructions before you start the challenges. And don’t give up – some answers may take you a little while but it’s worth it.

I’ve also attached a video explaining how they work. For some puzzles, I’ve given you a number to get you started.


If you really don’t get on with the puzzles, have a go at the multiplication sheet to continue to practice your multiplication skills. If you think you still need more practice on your times tables before any of this – head on over to and do the activities there instead.

History: Life in a Viking House

This week, we will find out what it was like to live in a Viking house. What do you think life would be like without all the luxuries we have in our houses today? What do you think it would be like to live in a house made of just wood and earth with no windows or chimneys but a fire smoking inside. What would it be like to have to sleep with the animals in the house in the winter? Yuck!

Your task:

* Have a look at the information on the BBC site about longhouses.

* Look at the section ‘Where did Vikings live’ on the second page and find out more about what would have been in a longhouse.

You can choose to:

* Draw your own plan of the inside of a longhouse using the one I’ve given you to help.

* Paint a picture of a Viking longhouse, making sure you add in the details you’ve learned about.

* Write an information page about Viking longhouses.

* Make your own model Viking longhouse. This could be from cardboard, paper, wood, Lego or you could even do it in something like Minecraft if you have it.

* Write a diary entry pretending to be a Viking child and talking about what it was like to live in a longhouse.

* Perhaps you could even find a way to make a longhouse out of things in your house and garden.

Or you might choose to do more than one!

Reading: 12.01.21: The Legend of Finn MacCool and the Giant’s Causeway

Today, I’d like you to have a go at reading this legend. A legend is a tale that was at some point or in some way believed to be true.

The Legend is of Finn MacCool and the Giant’s Causeway.

You will have read a little about it yesterday so you’ll already know some of the story.

Your task today is to:

* Read the legend.

* Make a comment on what you thought of it.

* Draw a picture that shows a scene from the legend. Write algonside it what the picture is showing.

We’ll follow this on tomorrow with some questions about the text.

Spelling: 12.01.21 -ation suffix

This week, we are looking at -ation endings. Today, I’d like you to do the following:

* Practice your spellings out loud with someone who can help you.

* Complete the -ation wordsearch and find those -ation words.

If you get a chance to talk about sentences that use them as well, that would be fantastic.

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Online Learning: Oak National Academy and BBC

Here are today’s online lessons, for those who want something a little different from what’s on Google Classroom. Again, these are entirely optional but might just give you something to break up the day a bit.

I’ve tried to keep everything in line with what we are doing in class.

And make sure you keep an eye out to see what is on CBBC.

Have a lovely day and take care of yourselves.

All the best,

Mr. Este