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Hi all,

We will be updating this page daily from Monday to Friday with new Maths, English and Topic based learning activities. We are starting our new topic 'Tremors' so the topic activities will be based around that. 

Stay safe and have fun!


This is our topic ideas web for 'Tremors'.

These are suggestions and you might have your own ideas you would like to do too! You can complete these activities over the next 3 weeks, but you don't need to do them all. 


You can choose which activities you would like to do and when you would like ​​​​to do them. 


Tremors Topic Web Part 2

Seven Continents Song

This song might help you when finding the volcanoes in the different continents. Can you find a volcano, earthquake or tornado in each of the continents?

Friday 22nd May 2020


There are lots of activities that you could take part in as your Sports Day at Home. You can time yourself doing these activities and submit your scores here. You could send me pictures or videos of you doing these activities along with your scores. Make sure you read the GDPR statement on the entry form if you consent to any photos or videos being shared with Mansfield Town Football in the Community and the Media. There will be prizes for effort and everyone who takes part will get a certificate. 


We have been SO impressed by your learning, effort and resilience this half term, and because it is the end of the half term, we thought it would be a nice idea to give you some choices for your learning today....


Today's Maths learning choices are:

  1. Create arrays using anything you can find in your garden or home to show multiplication you learnt a few weeks ago. 
  2. Go on Times Table Rockstars - you could challenge somebody from our school or try to beat your high score. 
  3. Be the teacher! Teach someone how to add or subtract using the learning you did this week - You could create a video to teach me or you could teach someone in your house.


Today's English  is a spelling test and the learning choices are: 

  1. Finish or Edit your story from yesterday. 
  2. Write it again as a purple polished piece in your neatest handwriting. 
  3. Act out your story for someone at home - you could even video yourself to show me! 

22.05.2020 Spelling Test

Thursday 21st May 2020

Today's Maths is ... Can you add two 3 digit numbers without carrying 10 or 100? The sheets and video are below. 


Today's English is ...  Can you write your dream/nightmare story? Use your story map and your 'show not tell' sentences to create your story. Don't forget that you can enter the story writing competition with your story this week! Mr Newman has created a video to help you with writing  your story. 

Lesson 4 - Adding 3 digit numbers not crossing 10 or 100

This is "Year 3 - Week 5 - Lesson 4 - Adding 3 digit numbers not crossing 10 or 100" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Today's Maths is... Can you subtract 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers when crossing 10 and 100 (including exchanging)? Make sure you watch the video to help you. 


Today's English is... can you describe your character's feelings in your dream/nightmare story using 'Show not tell'? Mr Newman has created another video to help you with this here. 


Don't forget to choose an activity from our topic web Part 2 for your topic learning this week!

Lesson 3 - Subtracting 3 and 2 digit numbers crossing 10 or 100

This is "Year 3 - Week 5 - Lesson 3 - Subtracting 3 and 2 digit numbers crossing 10 or 100" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Today's Maths is... can you add 2 digit and 3 digit numbers over 10 and 100 (including carrying)? You can find the worksheets and the video to help you below.


Today's English is... can you plan your own dream or nightmare story using a story map? Mr Newman has included another video to help you with this English challenge over on Gareth's page.


A story map is made up of drawings of each part of your story... you can include some important words too. There's a story map template for you to use if you would like to... or you can create your own!  Here are some examples: 

Examples of a story map...

Lesson 2 - Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers crossing 10 or 100 (including carrying)

This is "Year 3 - Week 5 - Lesson 2 - Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers crossing 10 or 100" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

Monday 18th May 2020

Today's Maths is... Can you add and subtract 2 digit and 3 digit numbers? This is from White Rose Hub but the video is not on the website. I have posted the video below to help you! 


Today's English is... can you write a diary entry pretending to be you in the future? This is one of Gareth Baker's activities. Mr Newman has created a video to help you write your diary entry so make sure that you watch both videos


There is also a spelling challenge to have a go at. This week's spellings are taken from the Year 3/4 common exception words.... can you find these words in the word search? 


Don't forget to take a look at our Topic Web Part 2 for more topic activity ideas to be completed within the next 2 weeks! 


You can find this week's PSHE and French videos here.

Lesson 1 - Adding and subtracting 3 and 2 digit numbers

This is "Year 3 - Week 5 - Lesson 1 - Adding and subtracting 3 and 2 digit number" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

What are we doing next week?

It is Sports Day at Home on Friday 22nd May 2020! There will activities posted every day next week to practise so look out for those! 

Maths: We are using White Rose Hub (WRH) Maths that covers Addition and Subtraction. This is not on the main website because WRH has decided to cover fractions again, which are the same activities that we covered at the beginning of learning at home. I will post the Maths videos to help with the learning onto the website.


English: We are lucky to have Gareth Baker, our Patron of Reading, share his book and ideas for activities with us this week. We are going to be doing activities building up to writing our own story based on our made up dream or nightmare! I am looking forward to these!!


Topic: There will be a new topic map for Tremors with new ideas of activities. These are suggestions and can be completed within the next 2 weeks, covering half term week

Friday 15th May 2020

Today's Maths is... the White Rose Hub Maths Challenge. The most suitable questions for Year 3 are 1, 2, 3 and 4. You could have a go with the other questions with someone at home if you would like to.  There is a certificate too!! 


Today's English is... a spelling test, then a choice! You could choose to: 

  • Edit or finish your Big Write from yesterday to make it more descriptive. 
  • Write your Big Write from yesterday as a purple polished piece in your neatest handwriting. 
  • Create your own setting and write a setting description! You could draw your setting or build it first using lego or even minecraft, then write your description.

Remember to watch the video from yesterday to help you with your writing! 


The Friday theme is ... International Families day. The Farmilo School family and my family are very important to me! Today we would like you to learn about different families around the world and what makes our families special and unique... and of course enjoy some quality time too! There are some resources and ideas here to help you. 

Spelling test 15.05.2020

Thursday 14th May 2020

Today's Maths is... can you solve multiplication and division problems? This is Summer term - Week 4 - Lesson 4  on the White Rose Hub Website. 


Today's English is... A BIG WRITE! Can you write a setting description using personification?  You can use your senses plan and personification learning from Tuesday and Wednesday to help you. We have created a video showing our BIG WRITE so make sure that you have a look at it before you do your own! 

You could write your big write using our worksheet below, could type it straight into the dojo portfolio or you could write it on paper you find in your house - it's up to you! 

BIG WRITE - Setting description using personification

Miss Gough and I have had a go at writing our own BIG WRITE. Can you spot the personification? Challenge yourself and have fun!

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Today's Maths is... can you divide 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers? Remember to watch the video hereSummer term - Week 4 - Lesson 3. 


Today's English is... can you use personification to describe? There are some videos to help remind you what personification is. The worksheet below has 3 activities, you could choose to do one of the activities or you could choose to do all 3 - it's up to you! 


Don't forget to choose an activity from the topic map for this week's topic learning. There is going to be a new topic map with different ideas for the next 2 week

"Personification" by The Bazillions

This is a lovely song to remind you of what personification is.

What is Personification?

Personification This video explains personification as a type of figurative language in which nonhuman things are given human qualities.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Today's Maths is ... Can you multiply 2 digit by 1 digit numbers? This is in Summer 1 - Week 4 - Lesson 2 on the White Rose Website. Don't forget to watch the video to help you. 


Today's English is... Can you plan a setting description using your senses? 


Don't forget to pick your topic learning for this week from the topic map at the top of the website! 


This week's French activity is about fruit! Watch the video about the different types of fruit. 

You might like to do one of these activities to go with the video: 

- Find the french words for the fruits 

- Draw a yummy fruit salad and label your fruits in french

- Find the fruits you have at home and create your own french video. 

Multiplying: 2 digits times 1 digit

This video shows you step by step how to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using the column method. Don't forget to watch the White Rose Hub video too!

J'aime les fruits - alain le lait (I like fruits)

Can you find the french words for the different fruits?
Then have a go at one of the activities....

Monday 11th May 2020

Today's Maths is... Can you multiply and divide by 4 and 8? This is the learning from the White Rose Hub Website -the worksheet and answers are not available on the website so these are available below.  This is Summer Term - Week 4 - Lesson 1. Make sure you watch the video to help you here


Today's English is... Can you use the 'ly' suffix correctly? This week's spellings use the 'ly' suffix. There are 4 rules that the 'ly' suffix uses... Make sure you watch the video to help you! 


You can find this week's PSHE video here

Nessy Spelling Strategy | LY Words | Singalong| Learn to Spell

This video will show you the 4 rules when using the 'ly suffix.

What are we doing next week?

Thursday 7th May 2020

Today's Maths is .... can you divide and multiply by 3? This is from the white rose website hereSummer term - Week 3 - Lesson 4. Don't forget to watch the video the website to help you. 


Today's English/ Topic is... all about VE day. Tomorrow is the 75th Anniversary of VE day and it is important that we learn about what happened on this day. You can find a video and activities related to VE day here

Spelling test 07.05.2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Today's Maths is... Can you subtract money? This is from the white rose website here. This is Summer term - Week 3 - Lesson 3. 


Today's English is... Can you write a diary entry as if you were in the human zoo? Gareth's video is here if you would like to refresh yourself with the story. 

Things to think about before you start writing: 

  • What have you been doing in the zoo? 
  • Do you like living in the zoo? Why? 
  • What did you see as you were in the zoo? Did you see any aliens? What did they look like? 
  • Did something amazing/bizarre/ exciting happen?

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Today's Maths is... Can you add money? This is on the white rose website hereSummer term - Week 3 - Lesson 2. 


Today's English is... Can you create a persuasive poster to encourage and persuade aliens to come to your zoo? This is one of Gareth Baker's activities. Don't forget to refresh yourself with the video here.

Things to think about when creating your persuasive poster: 

  • You want the aliens to come to your zoo... how can you make the zoo sound as exciting and amazing as possible? 
  • You might want to use rhetorical questions to make the reader think (these are questions that you ask the reader that don't need an answer). 
  • What makes your zoo special? What can the aliens see there? 


Topic: Remember to choose an activity from the topic web for your creative/topic learning this week.

Monday 4th May 2020

Today's Maths is... can you convert money using pounds and pence? This week's maths is from the white rose. You will find it here : Summer term - Week 3 - Lesson 1. Don't forget to watch the video and try the questions then check your answers. 


Today's  English is... 2 activities! 

- Can you design a map of a human zoo? This week, we are using Gareth Baker's activities and video for our english learning. You can find his resources here. This activity sounds strange but it will all make sense with the video!! 

- This week's spelling rule is using 'ure'. Have a go at the spelling challenge! 


Don't forget to check out our Topic Map for some ideas you could do for your topic learning and to check out this week's PSHE video

What are we doing next week? 

We have had a change of plan. The picture below will show you what is going to happen each day. 


English: We are very lucky to be using Gareth Baker's activities for our learning. There is a video for you to watch, he will read us parts of a story and there are activities to go with it. 


Maths: We have decided to use the white rose website this week because it recaps money and this is something we have already done at school. 

Friday 1st May 2020

Today's Maths is... a hands on learning adventure. Your task is to find outside materials or inside objects to make your own fractions. Can you add some of your fractions together? Can you show us a subtraction calculation out of these materials? 

Some ideas to do this: 

- you could make the numbers out of objects (make a 3 out of twigs placed over a 4 made out of twigs to make 3/4)

- You could work out a fraction using objects ( if you have 5 pieces of lego, what fraction are yellow/blue/red?) 


Today's English is... a spelling test! Give the spelling test a try and upload your score to dojo so that you have a chance of getting some spelling dojos. 

You also have chance today to finish your Big write from yesterday. Don't forget to use the video to help you! 


Today's Friday Theme is... based on Ramadan. You will find the Friday Theme activities here

Spelling test

Thursday 30th April 2020

Today's Maths is... can you solve these word problems using your fractions knowledge? This learning is not on the white rose website. There are some videos on equivalent fractions to remind you as well. 


Today's English is... a long writing challenge (Big Write). Can you research a famous volcano and write a fact file? You could choose to finish all the challenge today, or you could research your volcano today and write your fact file tomorrow! It's up to you! 

Miss Gough has created a little video to help you with your writing challenge. This is her first time making a video and is still learning so please bear with her! 

Year 3 Factfile Example 30th April

Equivalent Fractions

Watch this first, then try the Kahoot! Rule: You can ONLY multiply/d...

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Today's Maths is... can you problem solve using your knowledge of adding and subtracting fractions? This is Summer term - Week 2 - Lesson 3. You can find the video to watch and the worksheet here.  


Today's English is ... using subheadings and paragraphs. Can you sort the sentences into paragraphs and write your own subheadings? Can you spot any interesting vocabulary, adverbs, relative clauses or fronted adverbials to magpie? 


This week's PSHE video is on why we have nightmares. You can find the video here and you might want to talk about this with someone in your family. 


Remember that you can choose an activity from the topic web if you would like to do an extra activity. 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Today's Maths is... Can you subtract fractions? This is Summer term - Week 2 - Lesson 2  on the White Rose website


Today's English is... Can you answer the comprehension questions about Mount Etna? Read about the volcano here then answer the questions on the worksheet below. You could do this as a video or a written answer. 

Monday 27th April 2020

Today's Maths is ... Can you add fractions? This is Summer term - Week 2 - Lesson 1 on the white rose website here


Today's English is ... Spelling rule challenge! Can you sort the 'ou' spellings into /ow/ and /u/ sounds? 


Topic/ Creative challenges... There are lots of ideas for your creative learning on the topic web below. These are suggestions and you might have your own ideas you might like to do too! How many challenges can you do in 3 weeks? 


Every week, we will also share a French and a PSHE video for you to watch. There are no follow-up activities required.

24.04.2020 Homophones
1. Blew  6. Read
2. Blue  7 (the other 6cheeky). Know 
3. Hear  8. Chews 
4. Their  9. Write 
5. They're  10. Right 


Friday 24th April 2020

Today's Maths is... the Friday Family Challenge! This is Summer 1 - Week 1 - Lesson 5. Have a go at these Maths challenges that use your subtraction and addition knowledge. Questions 1, 2 and 3 are most suitable for Year 3, but have a go at other questions if you would like to. Use the white rose website to check your answers


Today's English is ... complete the spelling test below on homophones. Then use this time to finish your instructions for your BIG WRITE from yesterday, or edit your instructions and write them out again use your best handwriting. 

Make sure you have: 

- interesting imperative verbs (not put or get!) 

- can you use adverbs to describe how to do something? 

- can you uses time fronted adverbials at the start of the instruction? (Don't forget the comma!)


Today's Topic/creative task is... to explore the theme 'EARTH DAY'. Every Friday, KS2 will be exploring the same theme and doing the same activities. You can find the Friday theme resources here. There is a video for you to watch and some ideas for the activities you could choose to do.

24.04.2020 spelling test - Homophones

What are we doing next week? 

Maths: We are using the White Rose activities for Monday - Wednesday because this recaps adding and subtracting fractions (we have done this at school). Thursday and Friday's activities cover learning we haven't done at school (but can have a go at these if you would like to with a grown up). Miss Gough and Mrs Stanley will be creating activities for these two days.


Topic/Creative activity: We are going to set a topic ideas map, like the creative home learning, so you can choose when and what activities you complete over the next 3 weeks. This will be instead of the daily topic ideas. You don't have to do all of them. You might have your own amazing ideas you'd like to do - this is also fine! 

This is to, hopefully, make it easier on families and parents as the activities can be completed as and when is a good time for you. 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Today's Maths is... Can you order fractions? This is lesson 4 on the white rose website here. There's a video to watch to help you too! 


Today's English is... Can you write instructions on how to make a volcanic eruption? Use the learning about imperative verbs to help you. Remember to write the equipment you needed and write in steps. You could number your instructions 1), 2), 3) etc. 


Today's topic/creative activity is... Can you choose an activity from Gareth's video?  You could create your own character, retell the story by acting it out or writing it, design or make a dragon or you might have your own idea! This activity doesn't need to be completed today. It can be finished whenever you like. 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Today's Maths is... can you compare fractions using <, >, or = ? Here is the link to watch the video, this is lesson 3 in the sequence. Don't forget, you can become the teacher and check your own answers too! 


Today's English is... can you use imperative verbs? Can you write your own sentences using imperative verbs? There are some helpful tips and activities on the worksheet below. 


Today's topic/creative activity is... A french bingo! Can you get a line or a full house by doing these small french challenges? 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Today's Maths is... can you find equivalent fractions using a fraction wall? This lesson is lesson 2 in the sequence on the white rose website. 


Today's English is ... can you improve these sentences using relative clauses? Can you challenge yourself to write your own sentences based on the picture? We have practised using relative clauses a lot, but don't forget the commas! There's some helpful tips on the worksheet below. 


Today's topic/creative activity is...  can you do some research to find out the different sections of a volcano? You could build this and label it, draw and label the volcano or I have attached a worksheet to help you if you would like to use that.

Monday 20th April 2020

Today's Maths activity is.... Can you find equivalent fractions? Follow this link and complete the Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 1. There is a video to help you.  


Today's English activity is... a spelling task on homophones. Can you use the correct homophone in the sentence? There will be a spelling test on Friday! 


Today's Topic activity is... to create an erupting volcano. For our big write this week (on Thursday), we are writing instructions on how to make an erupting volcano.  But first, you need to know how to make one!

You could do your own science experiment and create your own volcano or you could watch some videos on how to make a home made volcano. There is an idea for a science experiment on the Easter challenge page. If you have already made one, you could think about the steps that you took and jot them down.

Here is a video to watch on how one child made their volcano!

As part of the kids Science Fair activity, we made a papier mache erupting volcano - a great craft come science and LOTS of fun. More info here

Vendredi 3 Avril (Friday 3rd April) 


Today you have 2 activities to choose from. You could choose 1 or decide to WOW ME by doing  both! 


1. Mrs Potts' French activity 

Today's challenge is.... to watch a french film! You could find a french film on Netflix or on Youtube. We have a couple of videos/films for you to watch - 'A Monster in Paris', 'The Red Balloon', 'Tintin and the Lake of Sharks'. Choose one of these videos and give it a watch.

Can you recognise any words you have learnt this year with Mrs Potts? You could write these words down. 


All of the films above should all be suitable for 9 and under. If choosing other films to watch, please ensure they are age appropriate. 


Below is a worksheet sent by Mrs Potts which focuses on the french Colours. Have a go at this and send this to me to see on dojo laugh

2. Mrs Winterton's arty-darty activity

Draw what you can see from your bedroom using any media you like - pencil, pen, chalk, cold black tea, food colouring, felt tips, paint, take your pick! The sky must have a rainbow somewhere in it.  I can’t wait to see how creative you all get. 

Thursday 2nd April

Well done for all your fantastic creations. I am so proud of how much time, thought and effort you put into yesterday’s activity.

Today’s challenge is to create shadow pictures from whatever resources you have available to hand 😊. Here is an example:

Wednesday 1st April

The challenge today is going to be something a little bit different - We are going to a theme park!!


Today's challenge is... can you create your own rollercoaster or theme park ride? You could base it on a ride you have already been on, the youtube roller coasters we are going to 'ride' or could be your own unique idea. The choice is yours! You might want to link it to our 'Predator' topic. 


There are a few things I would like to know before I go on your ride... 

1. What does your ride look like? How fast does it go? What makes it special? -You could write a description of your ride, draw a sketch of your ride and label it, create your roller coaster using objects in your house or lego OR use any other amazing ideas you might have to show me! 


2. What music or story are you going to tell me to get excited about the ride? - Usually, rides have a story, pictures or music to get the rider excited. What will you use? 


3. How much does it cost to ride? 


Watch these videos to get some ideas... Have fun!

Primeval Whirl POV Full Ride, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, 1080p HD

Visit or for more information. This is a POV Ride on Primeval Whirl from Disney's Animal Kingdom Park a...

Coasting for Kids 2013 -Roller Coaster POV

Log Flume ride, Rainbows End January 2017

Went to Rainbows End in Auckland (New Zealand) on the 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th of January 2017. This is a video of the Log Flume ride.

Tuesday 31st March 

Morning all, today’s challenge is to create a persuasive poster, video or letter to persuade people to help endangered animals. Don’t forget to upload them onto dojo portfolios. We love to see your creations! Here are some videos to give you some ideas:

How to Save Our Planet

It's simple. Sir David Attenborough explains how humans can take charge of our future and save our planet. What is Our Planet? A Netflix original documentary...

Fight For Your World advert | WWF

We are the first generation to know that we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it. It's time to decide. Are you fo...

Fighting for your world in 2018 | WWF success stories

This year has been another desperate one for our planet. But, thanks to everyone who's part of the fight for our world, we've showed that change can happen. ...

Monday 30th March 

Morning all, hope everyone had a good weekend and is keeping safe. Well done for all the learning you completed last week we are very proud of you all!

Today’s challenge is... can you make an acrostic poem for your favourite animal? Here are some examples..


Friday 27th March 2020

Well done to everyone who logged onto Times Table RockStars yesterday - Did you beat your high score? 



Chester Zoo are doing a virtual tour at 10am today on their Facebook page. They will be showing you around all the animals. With Year 3 not being able to go to the zoo, why not visit the zoo now!


I would love to hear of your favourite part of the tour, or which animals you liked seeing. Maybe you might be able to tell me some interesting facts too. You could keep a diary of each animal like we did at school and write some facts about it. 


These times show you when different animals will be shown. 



Today's challenge is.... 

Can you create a quiz about everything you have learnt in our 'Predator' topic? You can create the quiz however you choose!

Some ideas are:

- create a multiple choice quiz

- a quiz with just questions

- (if you are feeling extremely creative)  video yourself as a game show host asking questions to your audience... 


You could quiz your family over the weekend - I wonder how many questions they will get right... 

Remember to send your quiz to me too, I would love to have a go at answering them! 


Have fun and stay safe this weekend!

Thursday 26th March 2020


Today's challenge is...


Can you challenge your self to beat your high score on Times Table Rock Stars? 

Here is the link:  or you can download the app. 

Remember you need to go to the STUDIO and play 10 games to set your rock speed! 


Can you challenge 3 other children on the ROCKSLAM?

Maybe you will be the person I challenge too, so watch out for challenges from Miss Bamford or Miss Gough.... HAVE FUN ROCKING!!

Wednesday 25th March 2020


Today's challenge is... 

Can you create a piece of artwork based on our 'Predator' topic using objects you find in your home or your garden? You could create an animal, a habitat or a scene from a story and retell it to someone in your family. 


It looks very sunny so why not get outside and get creative! 


Here are some ideas of what you could create:

Tuesday 24th March 2020


Today's challenge is...


Can you draw me a picture of your favourite animal and find 3 interesting facts to wow me!  
Did you know that you can send me photos of your learning on class dojo either through portfolios or through messages. I would love to see your creations. I will be doing a picture as well and I will upload my photo later today. Have fun!

Miss Bamford and Miss Gough 

Monday 23rd March 2020


Today's challenge is...

Can you create a yoga routine using all the moves we have been learning this half term? Maybe you could teach someone in your family too! 


Here are some ideas: 




Popcorn the Dolphin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Popcorn the Dolphin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kids yoga story all about staying calm, keeping breathing and thinking positive! Like Cosmic Kids on Fa...

Lulu the Baby Lioness | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Pedro the Penguin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 4 | Pedro the Penguin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kids yoga story all about persistence and following your dreams! Get the lesson plan for this...