W/C 13.07.20


Hi everyone, we hope you have all had a fabulous weekend. Great work with The Butterfly Lion; we really hope you enjoyed the story!

This week we are going to set daily maths tasks for you to do and then another task of your choice to complete. As the summer holidays are just around the corner we thought it would be useful to do a little bit of work on beach/water safety and some other fun tasks!

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be a very different day as you will be meeting your new teacher on one of these mornings! The teachers are very excited about this!

Enjoy this week’s tasks – don’t worry if you don’t get them all completed as we understand we have a little bit of a different week ahead.

Don’t forget to email us at Year3@alfordprimary.co.uk


  1. Draw accurately

Video link: https://vimeo.com/432264831

Lesson-1-Draw-accurately worksheet

Lesson-1-Answers-Draw-accurately-1 answers

  1. Recognise and describe 2D shapes

Video link: https://vimeo.com/432264925

Lesson-2-Recognise-and-describe-2D-shapes worksheet

Lesson-2-Answers-Recognise-and-describe-2D-shapes answers

  1. Recognise and describe 3D shapes

Video link: https://vimeo.com/432265088

Lesson-3-Recognise-and-describe-3D-shapes worksheet

Lesson-3-Answers-Recognise-and-describe-3D-shapes answers

  1. Tell the time to 5 minutes

Video link: https://vimeo.com/432265268

Lesson-4-Telling-the-time-to-5-minutes worksheet

Lesson-4-Answers-Telling-the-time-to-5-minutes answers


Friday Challenges

Friday Challenges answers


  1. Read the RNLI Fact File and then answer the questions about it. Here is an RNLI PowerPoint that you could read too.
  2. Create a postcard of your dream holiday destination; you can choose who you write it to.
  3. Favourite Memories of the Year; complete this sheet explaining all of your favourite parts of the last school year.
  4. Sun Safety Poster: read the Sun Safety PowerPoint and then design a sun safety poster.
  5. A-Z of the school year! Write down something you have learned for each letter of the alphabet.
  6. Sun, sea and beach reading comprehension

W/C: 06.07.20


Hello everyone and welcome to another week of home learning.

This is the final week of The Butterfly Lion! It is also the final week of detailed Home Learning. You have all worked so, so hard and we think after this week it is time to start winding down for the summer. We have also got our transition days next week so you will be coming into school! WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

If you have any questions, queries or would just like to share some work with us, please email Year3@alfordprimary.co.uk


  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • 10 minutes Times Table Rock stars (Your child’s login details should be in their green diary if they do not already know them.)
  • The daily English task below
  • The daily Maths task below
  • Some exercise – see the ideas on the school website
  • An activity from another subject – ideas below
  • Write a diary about your day


Mrs Turner & Mrs Armstrong’s Groups

(find attached an anagrams sheet)

Mrs Beezer and Mr Le’Gate’s Groups




















Tasks you could do to make learning more interesting…

  • Speed spell
  • Star sentence – use as many of this week’s spellings in one sentence.
  • Create a word search or crossword with spellings
  • Test!  Get someone to test you on a Friday and email us your score.


English: Chapter 10 – The White Prince

  • Listen to’/read chapter 10 of the Butterfly Lion.
  • Answer the following questions:
    • Why was there really only one place to go on Sundays?
    • What did Millie notice?
    • What had happened to the Circus?
    • How did they get to Mr Merlot’s house?
    • How did Bertie know the lion was still there?
    • How did the lion feel when they were reunited?

Maths: Right Angles in shapes

Afternoon Activity - Geography – Time Zones

  • Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4jbrj6 and watch Sue Venir’s guide to time zones.
  • Read about what time zones are and how they affect the times in different places around the world.
  • Watch the video about the difference in time zones between Britain and Australia.
  • Have a go at the quiz (Activity 1) to test your knowledge about time zones.


English: Chapter 11 – A Miracle, A Miracle!

  • Listen to Mrs Bailey/read along to Chapter 11 – A Miracle, A Miracle!
  • Write a diary entry for Bertie about the day he set eyes on the lion again.  You should include feelings and a description of the day.

Maths: Compare angles

Afternoon Activity: Computing – The internet and search engines


English: Chapter 12 – The Butterfly Lion

  • Listen to Mrs Bailey/read along to Chapter 12 – The Butterfly Lion
  • Discuss and answer the following questions
    • What was life like for the Lion in England?
    • How did Bertie’s war wound recover?
    • How long did the lion live for?
    • Where was he buried?
    • How did Bertie react when the lion died?
    • What did Bertie and Millie do to remember the lion?
    • How does the lion become the “Butterfly” lion?

Maths: Horizontal and vertical

Afternoon Activity: Science – How do we see light?

  • Visit https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-we-see-light
  • Start the lesson by taking the quiz to see what you already know about light.
  • Watch the lesson presentation video and have a go at the tasks as they come up in the video (pause if you need to!).
  • Have a go at the quiz to see what you have learned at the end of the lesson.


English: Chapter 13 – And the Lion Shall Lay Down with the Lamb

  • Listen to Mrs Bailey/read along to Chapter 13 – And the Lion Shall Lay Down with the Lamb
  • The twist in the chapter ‘And the Lion Shall Lie Down with the Lamb’ was very surprising.  How do you think the whole day happened?  (i.e. was it a dream?)

Maths: Parallel and perpendicular

Afternoon Activity: DT/Art – Rainbow Wind Chimes

  • Have a look at the Rainbow Wind Chimes worksheet and have a go at creating a wind chime to brighten up your garden – you could maybe do this activity later in the week once you’ve had a chance to go out and collect some sticks and other resources.
  • You can decorate your wind chime in any way you like, it doesn’t have to be a rainbow pattern.
  • Send us pictures of your creations!


English: Chapter 14 – Adonis Blues

  • Listen to Mrs Bailey/read along to the final chapter – Adonis Blues.
  • Have a go at writing a detailed book review.  It should include:
    • Why you liked/disliked the book;
    • Relationships between characters;
    • And, finally, would you recommend this book to a friend? Why/why not?

Maths: Friday Challenge!

  • Look at the challenges on the following worksheet.(ignore the date on the sheet)
  • You don’t have to complete all of the Challenges!
  • Get your family members to join in with you.
  • Either print it out or just copy the answer into your textbook.
  • here are the answers for the Challenges.

Afternoon Activity: DT/Art - Origami

  • Have a look at the Origami Butterfly worksheet and read through the instructions.
  • Have a go at making your own origami butterflies.
  • Send us pictures of your creations!

Remember to email us at Year3@alfordprimary.co.uk with picture of what you have been getting up to – or just a simple message letting us know how you are getting on.