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Week 11 w/b 6th July

Hello again, dear class!

This week I will ask you to consolidate your knowledge of the Rainforest. You will also be revising division and times tables knowledge as well as punctuating direct speech. Mrs Creswell would like you to read the parable of the Good Samaritan and find its true meaning. Finally, we will try to help the environment/ animals and make some insect homes/ bird feeders.


We have now come to the end of our Rainforest topic. Hope you enjoyed it! I am sure you have learned a lot.

Now is the time to show your knowledge.

Start your revision by taking a Rainforest quiz:

Look through your notes from this term on rainforest/ Brazil and design a quiz (similar to the one above) / powerpoint presentation/ poster or crossword  (choose just one option).

Looking forward to seeing the end product!


Revision: Division

We are continuing to revise times tables and division methods.

Useful videos:

Use the worksheets to practise your division skills and check your answers.

I would like you to play Times Tables Rockstars again and I have set up a final battle between Y3 girls & boys. Let’s see who wins this time!

Again, it will start on Monday 9:00 am and will finish on Thursday 10:00 am.

Good luck to all of you!


This week your English learning will consist of two tasks:

1st task:

  • Read ‘The Little Story That Didn’t Want to Be Told’.
  • Find the speech bubbles on page 11 of the story. Read them aloud in a characterful way so that your voice shows how each speaker is feeling
  • Find the three examples of direct speech in the story.
  • Carefully work through the PowerPoint: Punctuating Direct Speech.
  • Look at the final slide of the PowerPoint. Carefully read the instructions in the green box on the right hand side of the slide.
  • Write your conversation down on Cat Chat.
  • Read your conversation out, changing your voice with each new speaker so that you can tell who is who and how they are feeling.
  • Find a comic you like or use the page from Calvin and Hobbes.
  • Turn the speech bubbles into punctuated direct speech.
  • Read ‘The Little Story That Didn’t Want to Be Told’ again. You are going to make up a story for two of the characters that the Red Gold Dragon keeps in his golden heart.
  • Look again at pages 5 and 11 of the story.
  • Choose two of the characters from these pages.
  • Use My Story Planner to capture your ideas for a short story featuring these characters 
  • Plan to include some direct speech between the characters in your story.
  • Write out your story in a special mini story book (instructions provided in the worksheet).
  • Use Conjunctions to link ideas together in your sentences
  • Add some illustrations to your pages.
  • Read and tell your story to someone in your family. Do they prefer it when you read or tell your tale?

What part of Wilf Merttens’ telling do you particularly like and why?


Mrs Cresswell would like you to read the parable of the Good Samaritan, told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.

First, Think about the meaning of some of the well-known phrases in life.

Then, read the parable of the Good Samaritan. What is the hidden meaning of this story?

Answer the questions about the parable and think ‘who is your neighbour?’ How can people be Good Samaritans nowadays?


We know that rainforest is under threat. Deforestation causes about 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions which results in climate change.

Let’s think about what we can do in our school/ homes to make our environment help fight climate change. How might we do this?

We could Introduce more plants and wildlife to the school and our homes. We could try to buy produce that is more environmentally friendly. We could encourage the 3 R’s message – reduce, reuse, recycle.

Watch the clip about changing the world in 5 minutes:

We could also start collecting old mobile phones, recycling paper, buying fair trade products, planting trees and plants, making insect and bird homes etc

This week I would like you to make the insect homes and /or bird feeders. You may need some adult’s help and these materials:

Feeders – A small plastic jar like a peanut butter jar, 6-8cm dowel (round wood), wire or string, waterproof glue/glue gun;

Insect homes – clippers, bamboo canes, modelling clay, raffia or string, small terracotta or plastic pot;

Look at the insect homes/ bird feeder instructions. Maybe you have a better idea how to create them using some recycling materials? Please share your ideas!

I look forward to seeing the second group on Friday! I promise it will be fun!

Have a lovely weekend!

Take care,

Mrs Ryder