Orchard Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Dream Big and Dare to Fail

Year 3

Welcome to our Home Learning page!

Welcome to the Home Learning page for 3 Holly and 3 Pine! Here you will find all work set by Miss Darby, Mrs Beckerson and Miss Cardus.

We will update the work every week so remember to keep checking back each week. You can also find extra challenges on our class Twitter pages. We love seeing what you've been getting up to - don't forget you can also use our Twitter pages to ask us any questions you may have!

 National Share A Story Month

This month is 'National Share a Story' moth

We would like you to share stories with people in your house, ring up your friend and read a story to them, read in an unusual place and you can even design a new front cover for your favourite book.

Each week Mrs Murphy, Miss Hirst and Mr Myres will choose a winner for those who take part!

This Weeks Challenge
This weeks challenge is to take a picture of yourself reading in an unusual place.

Post all your pictures on twitter with the hashtag  #shareastoryatOrchard

There are more activities you can complete.

Monday 18th May 



Today's English is all about exploring the meaning of words using a poem




We have already done lots of work on fractions. In this lesson, you will explore fractions with differing denominators and numerators that are equal to each other



Suffix –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqqsw6f/articles/zcb8k7h 






All about sources! Can you remember what primary sources and secondary sources are? A primary source is a piece of evidence created at the time an event took place – it could be a diary entry, a painting, a photograph taken. A secondary source is something that was created after the event took place, usually by someone who was not there. Secondary sources use primary sources to help them gather information! Examples of secondary sources are textbooks, TV documentaries, encyclopaedias etc.


Today we are going to be creating our very own primary source based on the discovery of Tutankhamun, an ancient Egyptian pharaoh whose tomb was only discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter! Read the fact-file on Howard Carter, and then create your own primary source about the discovery. It could be a diary entry, a radio broadcast, a painting of what he might have seen! Remember, a primary source was written at the time – think about what tense you will need to use!


There are some handy websites below if you’d like to learn a bit more about King Tutankhamun – I’ll reward Dojos for anyone who can Tweet me an interesting fact they learn about him!





Tuesday 19th May








 In this lesson, you will continue to explore fractions with differing denominators and numerators that are equal to each other, focusing on thirds and sixths.








This week, we are continuing with our three-week long unit on planning, designing and creating a garden for someone who needs to overcome challenges on a daily basis. We are now on to the designing part of our project – this includes a first-draft sketch of what you would like your garden to look like. Remember you need to use your plans from last week and remember who you are creating your garden for – you need to make sure the garden is tailored to their specific needs! You also need to ensure you are thinking about your budget and making sure you do not go over it! You can draw your first-draft garden in your Home Learning books. Please also keep an account of your budget so we can all see how you are managing the money! Tweet us your first-draft garden designs – I am super excited to see these!



Wednesday 20th May




 In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a poem.




In this lesson, we will be using your knowledge of addition to add fractions with the same denominator. We will use lots of different pictures of fractions, as well as the part/whole model to help us.


Suffix – ly









Thursday  21st May




 In this lesson, we are to going to focus on the use of expanded noun phrases.



In this lesson, we will be using your knowledge of subtraction to take-away fractions with the same denominator. We will use lots of different pictures of fractions, as well as the part/whole model to help us.













Banksy is a British street and graffiti artist. He likes to remain anonymous and not let people know his true identity. He often draws in high visibility public places such as on buildings or train stations. His paintings are often about politics, war and other important topics.

Banksy has recently done a piece called the Game Changer to pay his tributes to the NHS in these times.

Taking inspiration from this piece of art, this week your challenge is to create your own superhero. What does it look like? What powers does it have? What is its day job?

Friday 22nd May




In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a sound poem.



In this lesson, we will be revising everything you have learnt about fractions over the last 3 weeks of lessons. Looking at fractions as equal parts of a whole, how these can be represented in different ways, as well as unit and non-unit fractions, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and equivalent fractions.




Test yourself with both ation and ly.








 In this lesson we will learn to sing an ascending musical scale using actions.






Mrs Beckerson's favourite this week...... YOGA!