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W/C 29.06.20

Week Eleven (29.06.20)


Hope everyone is keeping safe and staying well. We have been trying to call you all but there are still a few people we haven’t managed to get through to. If that is you, then rest assured we will keep trying but in the meantime you can get in touch with your teachers on the Anson Blog when you upload your home learning work. Big news is that the ANNIES are back and you can vote for your winners on the Anson Home Learning page. Vote now before it’s too late!



Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete the set word lists. The words for this week are set out below. If you do not have access to Spelling Shed complete a Look, Cover, Write, Check activity.


These words all have the sound ‘-cher’ at the end of the word but this is spelt as ‘-ture’.















Choose a book. Read the book. Share the story. Have a look at some questions you can ask for any book that you read. 


Click the link below to change the reading prompts into your home language. 


Reading Prompts

Writing weekly focus – Instruction and Explanation texts based on ‘Ancient Egypt’.


Hopefully you have done lots of research about Ancient Egypt over the past couple of weeks and now feel familiar with pyramids, pharoahs, hieroglyphics and more of the fascinating facts about Ancient Egypt. This week we are going to be making instructions and trying to explain why things are being done. You will need to:


  1. Follow the learning links to research information
  2. Make notes about the order events happen in
  3. Create sentences to instruct other people
  4. Use fronted adverbials related to time and sequencing
  5. Use ‘bossy’ verbs (these are known as imperative verbs!)
  6. Use explanation connectives (because, therefore, due to the fact, as a result, consequently) to explain why the Ancient Egyptians did these things
  7. Draw or find suitable images to make your work attractive


There are lots of links on the Year 3/Alexandra web page which will provide you with information about Ancient Egypt.


Pay particular attention to the links about Mummification which you can also access by clicking here -



Your challenge is then to make some instructions about ‘How to mummify someone’. If you are successful with this piece of work try to rewrite the instructions and create an explanation text with explanation connectives to add greater details and information. See the resources and word mats below for more help.


For example, you will have seen lots of instruction texts around recently teaching people how best to wash their hands. Can you spot the heading, numbering system, bossy verbs and illustrations?

Try to create something similar for mummification!

Example of instructional text

Make your notes on a piece of paper and try to use your own words to write new sentences rather than just copy someone else’s work on a website or in a book. These word mats contain helpful suggestions for your work at home.

Instructional text resources

Don’t forget to upload your work to the Anson blog - We love to see how hard you are working!


Mathematics - Weekly Focus – Angles, shapes and time


White Rose Maths Go to


Just follow these five easy steps…


  1. Visit the White Rose Website.
  2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.


Please access Summer Term Week 10 (w/c 22.06.20 – we are one week behind the national scheme at present!) Angles, shapes and time. There are videos and activities to do.



There are four lessons each week

There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.

You can also log in to Topmarks to play great maths games. 


You can also login to Espresso using the student login details. There are lots of videos, quizzes and activities for most areas of the curriculum.  



Home Activity:


Focus on telling the time. On an analogue clock the longer hand tells the minutes and the shorter hand tells the hours. In Year 3 we aim to support the children to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes and work out the difference between times. This could be done at home by ensuring there is an analogue clock viewable (lots of digital devices provide this) and then working out what time it is at certain points during the day. What time do you start breakfast, finish breakfast, play a game, start watching TV, finish watching TV, go to the park, get back from the park etc.


Blank clocks are available to download from and then children can copy the hands onto their clocks, write the equivalent digital time underneath (hours first : minutes next) and also write the time in words if possible.



TT Rockstars

Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don't forget to take part in the battle for your class or year group. 


Don't forget, you can do your multiplication tables every day without any technology. Write the down, play games, test yourself or make up a tables rap!


Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. Regardless of your available space you can join Fitness Coach Joe Wicks on Youtube for 30 mins of great exercise (search for 'P.E. with Joe'). He is now broadcasting live on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday but on other days you can access his previous workouts for free on but please monitor the advertisements for suitability.

Brent Music Service - fabulous music learning


Parents - watch this video to see what the BMS Music'sCool website is like, and click on this link to register for access to it.