Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Week 4

English – Friday 1st May 2020

Well done for making it to Friday!

First of all, spelling test time. Take your time to have a practice (like we would at school) and then ask a parent or guardian to test you. You could then work together to check through them. 


Your second task for today is to use your new spellings to create sentences. Can you identify the spelling pattern (Spellzoo Spellings)?  Use a dictionary (online is fine) to make sure you know what each word means. Then, place each word into a sentence, taking time to focus on spelling and the punctuation throughout the sentence. 


01.05.20 - Spellzoo Spellings

  • pleasure
  • treasure
  • enclosure
  • disclosure
  • picture
  • future
  • furniture
  • adventure
  • literature 

01.05.20 - SNIP Spellings

  • always
  • baby
  • happy
  • gone
  • right
  • small
  • through
  • think
  • woken

Maths - Friday 1st May 2020

It's the 'Friday Family Maths Challenge' again, that I know you have all been looking forward to!  Questions 1,2,3 and 4 are probably the most suitable for year 3, but do not worry too much about it,  have a go at as many as you wish. Why not have a go at a few and ask your parents if you can share the answers with your year 3 friends online? Just make sure that you check with your parents first that they are happy for you to do that. 

Today's Puzzle. What do you notice? What do you wonder?

English - Thursday 30th April 2020

Today we will be following a lesson created by BBC Bitesize featurning Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing. Following the link below to the lesson.

You will need to watch both of the videos with Oti reading Allan Ahlberg’s poems. Then you can choose at least one of the activities to complete from below the videos on the website. Miss Thomas decided to join in by writing her own poem! 


Video Link -

Miss Thomas's Poem

Still image for this video

Maths - Thursday 30th April 2020

It's another day to revise your understanding of fractions.  Like yesterday, a task has been set for you on 'My Maths'.  Follow the lesson, answering the questions as you go and then complete the homework task. Miss Thomas and Mrs Karban are both happy to provide you with your log on details again if you need them.



Today's Puzzle. Which one doesn't belong and why?

English – Wednesday 29th April 2020

Today we will be looking at adverbs and how they are used to add more detail to verbs.


An adverb is simply a word that describes a verb (an action or a doing word) E.g. He ate his breakfast quickly.

The word 'quickly' is an adverb as it tells us how he ate (the verb) his breakfast.


Where to place adverbs?

Adverbs can come before or after a verb.

• He 'quickly' ate his lunch.

• He ate his lunch 'quickly'.


To start, watch the following video on the link below.


Then go on to complete the worksheet attached in the pdf below.

For question 1 you will need to identify the adverbs in the sentences. 

For question 2 you will need to find the most appropriate adverb to fill in the gaps.


Parents, the answers are at the bottom of the second page marked by the 2 and 3 stars. 

Maths - Wednesday 29th April 2020

Today you have an opportunity to consolidate your understanding of fractions. A lesson and a task has been set for you on the My Maths website. Work through the lesson, answering the questions. Watch out for the 'Next' button at the lower right side of the pages in the lesson.  After you have done all the pages in the lesson move on to do the homework.  To access this work on My Maths you will need to use your own log on details. If you can no longer find these, please email Miss Thomas or Mrs Karban who will be happy to send them to you again.

Today's Puzzle. What do maths do you notice? What do you wonder?

English – Tuesday 28th April 2020

Today we will be revising what a verb is so that we can then identify them in a sentence.


A verb is a word used to describe an action, state or occurrence.

Verbs can be used to describe an action (doing something).

For example, the word ‘jumping’ in this sentence:

The rabbit was jumping in the field.


They can also be used to describe a state (being or feeling something).

For example, the word ‘likes’ here:

The monster likes roller coasters.  


Or a verb can be used to describe an occurrence (something happening).

For example, the word ‘became’ in this sentence:

The caterpillar became a butterfly.

When writing, make sure every sentence includes a verb.


To start watch the following video on the link below.


Then, open the pdf below and identify the verbs in the sentences in section 1. After rewrite each sentence using a different verb in section 2.

Maths - Tuesday 28th April 2020

Today you will be learning how to subtract fractions. As usual just work through the video slowly and do as much of the worksheet as you can. Do not worry if you do not understand it all. This is a topic that you will come back to again in year 4.

Video:  Subtracting Fractions

How many? How did you count? How many different ways can you find to count them?

English – Monday 27th April 2020

Today's activity is a reading comprehension all about birds you might find in your garden. Start off by reading through the text, which is on two pages, then go on to answer the different questions. Remember you can find the answers in the text. If you want to challenge yourself, you could use evidence from the text to support your answers.

Parents, the answers are at the end of the file for children to mark their work when finished.

Maths - Monday 27th April 2020

I hope that you all enjoyed the 'Friday Family Maths Challenge'. I'm still waiting for the answer sheets to be put up and will post them as soon as I get them.  This week is our last week of fractions. Today you will be learning how to add fractions. As usual, watch the video (which isn't too long today) and then do the worksheet. Remember to have a go at the flashback 4 as this will help you to revise the learning you did earlier in the year. 

The video today is on a Vimeo link:

My question is: what is the same about these and what is different? You could solve this and think of some of your own questions to solve using the picture.

23.04.20 - Spellzoo Spellings

  • lovely
  • slowly
  • likely
  • safely
  • motherly
  • really
  • usually
  • regularly
  • properly
  • shortly


23.04.20 - SNIP Spellings

  • being
  • coming
  • didn't
  • first
  • goes
  • half
  • might
  • thought
  • watch
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