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Tuesday 12th January 2021

Year 3 Home Learning – Tuesday 12th January

Welcome to Tuesday’s home learning!

Here is an outline of the work we would like you to complete today:



Today we will be learning about the possessive apostrophe. An apostrophe can be used to show that one thing belongs to or is connected to something, e.g., the cat’s tail (the tail belongs to the cat). Remind yourself by watching this video. Have a go at the 2Do Lily’s Dog on Purple Mash.



Read Chapter 2 of the Tale of Ostrich and a Very Long Neck. Then complete the Quiz to assess your understanding of the story. This is also set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.



Can you remember the features of a diary entry? See if you can recall the different features to your parents at home! Take a look at this website for more information.


Think back to the night Hogarth first saw the Iron Man. How does he feel? What is he thinking? What can he see? Imagine that you are Hogarth and you have seen the Iron Man standing at the edge of the cliff. Write a diary entry from this experience using your senses. I have started the diary for you, can you complete it?


Dear Diary,

Tonight, I saw the most amazing sight. In the blue evening sky, I saw the Iron Man, on the brink of the cliff, for the very first time. I felt…



Today we are continuing to practice counting in steps of 8. Begin by working out the four challenges in the maths starter. Don’t forget to show your working out! Then move on to Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. You can draw arrays or repeated addition to help you count in steps of 8.  


You can practice your multiplication skills by logging on to Times Tables Rockstars. If you have forgotten your login, just send us a message!  



Investigation time! How do parachutes work? I wonder what design makes the best parachute? As you move, you create air resistance. When you run or ride your bike, it is air resistance that pushes your hair back and makes your clothes ripple. The faster you move, the more air resistance you feel.


When objects move through the air, an invisible force acts upon it and this is air resistance. This is when air particles hit the object and create air resistance. The air particles that hit an open parachute make it difficult for it to move through the air, because of its shape and size.


We would like you to design and create a parachute (plastic bag, string, paper, etc.) and test out the air resistance! What happens when you add holes to your parachute? Test the effectiveness of your parachute and record your findings. Take a look at this video for more information.