Hello Year 3!

Welcome to All Around The World! We do hope you’re doing well! It was fantastic to speak to so many of you last week. I’m looking forward to hearing about all the wonderful things you’ve been doing!

In school, The Mixabubble have been working hard finding out all about plants and completing some art inspired by Andy Warhol! How are your pictures of tins getting along? This week’s challenge is to create a final masterpiece complete with bright colours! We have created a display in school of our work; perhaps you could take a picture of your artwork and send it to year3@eastbierleyprimary.com so your work can go on our display too!

There are a few challenges this week: who will rise to the task?

TT ROCKSTARS: In our TT Rockstars challenge last week, the highest amount of garage games completed was 31 with two other children getting 30. Well done those children! Who can beat that this week? How many of you can complete 20 garage games?

PLANTS: Can you do some research? We’ve been finding out about different root systems! Some roots are tap-roots and others are fibrous root systems. Which is which? Perhaps you could ask your grown-ups if you could do some weeding in your garden to have a look at the roots of some plants! IMPORTANT: DO NOT PULL UP PLANTS WITHOUT A GROWN-UPS PERMISSION. MR SHARP DOES NOT WANT TO BE PLANTING LOTS OF NEW PLANTS! Take a picture of some roots, draw some diagrams of different root systems and send them in!

ANDY WARHOL: Complete your cupboard-tin masterpiece! Use bright colours to make your work stand out. Don’t forget to send a picture of your work in!

We’d love to see what you’ve done at home! Please email anything you do in to year3@eastbierleyprimary.com As well as home-learning, I’ve really enjoyed seeing pictures of children climbing trees, building furniture, making dinner and feeding animals!

Have another super week at home. I’m really looking forward to speaking to you all and all the staff are looking forward to seeing your wonderful pictures and videos!

Stay safe,

The Year 3 Team

Weekly Reading Tasks

Share a story together, perhaps a story from another culture? Ask your child to identify any countries, cultures or food that are referenced in the story.
Visit Ducksters and let your child choose a region to learn about. Ask them to identify major cities, rivers and information on its landscape.
Can your child design a book cover for a well-known myth? What did they think of the myth? Did they enjoy it? Can they write an alternative ending instead?  
Visit Story Nory and let your child choose a story from around the world to listen to. Can they summarise the main events by drawing a comic strip?
Can you find out some facts about world flags? What facts can they remember from what they have read? You could write them some questions to find the answer to.


After the above task, ask your child to choose any country that sparks their interest and research online together about their culture, cuisine, popular sport and significant/famous people from this country. Please let us know which country you have researched and email your facts about them!

Weekly Maths Tasks

Your child can try to find real life arrays  -this could be eggs in a tray, candles in a row, etc. Once found, get your child to write the calculation for that array. Can they find the fact family? (E.g. 3x4 = 12, 4x3=12, 12÷3 = 4 & 12 ÷ 4=3).
Choosing a times table of choice, ask your child to write a rap/song to help them remember the multiplication facts linked to this time table. Can they include the corresponding division facts in their rap/song too? We would love to hear these! If you are feeling shy about performing then can you send the words to us?
Get your child to make a multiplication flower for a times table of their choice like the one here. If they don’t want to do a flower, what other creative ways can they think of?
Ask your child to think about the products that they use at home and how far these have travelled. Food, clothing, toys and electrical items often carry ‘Made in…’ labels. Calculate distances travelled and order from those made closest to home to those made furthest away. This may require adult support and help online to find out the distance from other countries!
Encourage your child to explore different currencies of money used around the world. How do these compare to pounds (e.g. £1 is the same as 1.12 Euros)? Can you look at the conversion rates? Are there any interesting or surprising currencies that they had never heard of before?

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Your child can learn to spell the continents of the world. Practise writing them using pencils, pens, chalk, sticks, typing, etc.  
Find out how add the ‘ly’ suffix  here. Once your child is confident with the rules, ask them to teach you or another family member how to add ly! 
Can your child create their very own ‘Around the World’ crossword puzzle? Help them write clues and a family member can complete it.  
Find some interactive spelling games here 
Ask your child to list adjectives and place names that begin with the same letter e.g. fascinating France, sweltering Sri Lanka, exquisite England. Can they put these into a list poem?  

Weekly Writing Tasks

Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Blackhat. Or your child could design a new island for people to visit by creating a detailed map from a bird’s eye view.   
Ask your child to write a set of instructions explaining how to make an African mask. Remind them to include: equipment, headings, imperative verbs (bossy words), adverbs (e.g. carefully, slowly ) and a handy hint.    
Discuss a holiday that your child has been on or a place they’ve visited. Get them to design a postcard and write about what they did there or an information leaflet for other tourists. 
Get your child to listen to some Anasi stories. Ask them to write their own story featuring Anasi. What is she going to teach them? Encourage them to create their own book with a front and back cover and illustrations.   
After the reading task, your child can create an information report on their chosen country and organise their paragraphs using these headings: culture, cuisine, popular sport and significant/famous people.   

Weekly Topic Tasks


This week’s plant challenge is to research different type of root systems. There are two main types: tap-root systems and fibrous root systems but what do they look like? Which plants are which? Can you do some research and draw a diagram? Mixabubble have been doing just that in school. Send a picture of your diagrams so we can look at your fantastic work in school! Think you know the difference between a tap root system and a fibrous root system?

Time for a Kahoot! 01311586


Andy Warhol:

It’s time to complete our masterpieces! Over the last few weeks, you have been developing your pop-art skills by drawing a tin from your cupboard and creating lots of copies of that tin colouring it in in different colours. For your final piece, I’d like you to use bright colours to create either 4 or 6 copies of your tin. Remember to use bright colours to make it pop-art! Send a picture of your finished work so we can add it to our display in the Mixabubble!

STEM Learning Opportunities 

Engineering Around the World – World’s Tallest Tower 

  • In 2020 the new world’s largest tower will be the Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia. It will have 200 floors and will the reach 1008 meters high.  
  • Use scrap paper and junk box materials to build a tower.  You might like to search for photos of the ‘Jeddah Tower’ to help you with your design.  
  • What is the tallest tower you can build? 


Additional Learning Resources

BBC Bitesize - Lots of videos and learning opportunities for all subjects.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - Reading, writing and maths activities for different ages.

Twinkl - Click on the link and sign up using your email address and creating a password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. Your child can access both of these programmes with their school logins. On Times Table Rockstars, children should aim to play Soundcheck for 20 minutes daily.

IXL online. Click here for Year 3. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs. Take a look at the mastery mathematics home learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons.

Y3 Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing.  

  • Virtual Explorer - What are the continents of the world? Where are they located? What languages are spoken in these continents? Ask your child to use Google Maps to explore a continent of their choice. Can they create a continent fact file or choose a particular country they are interested in and create an information guide including the weather, tourist locations, landmarks, weather, traditional music, food, flags. Remember to tweet a photo of their fact file or information guide #TheLearningProjects.                                                    


  • Mask Making -  Ask your child to use paper or cardboard and a range of materials around the home to design and create their own African mask. Can they find out their importance to African culture by watching this clip?


  • Dance Around the World - Can you find any videos of different cultural dances from around the world such as the Brazilian Samba, the traditional Diwali stick dance or the Spanish Flamenco? Use SafeYoutube to convert from YouTube to make it a safer mode for children. Your child can design a cultural costume for their favourite dance and label it with suitable materials.  Why not record a video to share with your school’s Twitter? Encourage your child to watch the recording back and evaluate their dance. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week. 


  • Speak the Language - Encourage your child to discuss with their family the links they and their family have to the wider world. Find out places family members have visited on holiday, work/business links or simply countries they would like to visit in the future. Have a go at learning some simple phrases in different languages from around the world and write the phrases using the colours of the flag for that country. You could visit the Mrs Mandarin website here or Duolingo  


  • Tribal Traditions - Ask your child to find out about the cultural differences, customs and traditions of an indigenous group/tribe from around the world such as the Maori people, Native Americans, the Yanomami tribe or the African Maasai tribe. Why it is important to remember these people? Can your child create some artwork inspired by one of the tribes?