Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Week 6

English – Friday 15th 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 task for today is to use your new spellings to create sentences. As an extra challenge, could you link your sentences to our story of Fantastic Mr Fox? You will need to take time to make sure you know the meaning of each word and have punctuated each sentence accurately.


15.05.20 - Spellzoo Spellings

  • dangerous
  • poisonous
  • mountainous
  • nervous
  • ridiculous
  • jealous
  • marvellous
  • enormous
  • generous

15.05.20 - SNIP Spellings

  • any
  • around
  • can't
  • heard
  • never
  • show
  • under
  • while
  • write

Maths - Friday 15th May 2020

How did you get on with the multiplication yesterday? I hope my video helped. Today I have split the video into 2 parts (as it's easier to upload 2 shorter videos than one long one!). In the first one I introduce what we are going to be doing and in the second one I show you how to do the calculation. It is all on the written method of division. I hope my videos help.


Video 1 - The Introduction

Still image for this video

Worksheets - do questions 1 - 10 if you can. Scroll down for the answers.

Today's Puzzle set by Bea in 3K. Which one doesn't belong and why?

English - Thursday 14th May 2020

Today we are going to start looking at summarising the story so far. When you summarise something, you are outlining the main points of the story or information. So I would like you to start summarising the story of Fantastic Mr Fox by creating a story map of the main parts of the story so far. This could look similar to a text map that we have created at school; I have attached an example of a story map of The Three Little Pigs for you to have a look at. To challenge yourself, you could add a short sentence to each picture to explain what the image represents. We would love to put your story maps on Twitter so please do send them through to us!

Maths - Thursday 14th May 2020

Today you will use your understanding of multiplication to solve questions using the written method of multiplication. You will remember that we have already done this in class earlier in the year. To remind you what we did, I have done a short video explaining it again. I hope that it helps.

Click on the link below.

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

English – Wednesday 13th May 2020

Hello again, and well done for making it to the middle of the week! To start our lesson today I would like you to read/listen to chapter 4 of Fantastic Mr Fox using the YouTube clip from yesterday. Watch from 8 minutes and 33 seconds to 12 minutes and 8 seconds. Some of you may have the book at home and choose to read it yourselves, whichever way suites you best. Once the chapter is finished, I would like you to think about each of the following character’s thoughts and feelings:

  • Boggis, Bunce and Bean,
  • Mr Fox
  • Mrs Fox
  • The 4 fox children.

I would like you to then outline each group’s thoughts and feelings, this could be through a drawing or you could write out both for each set of characters. I have attached a worksheet below to give you a suggestion of a layout. You could either print or copy it if you wish. I hope you enjoy this task, let us know how you get on.

Maths - Wednesday 13th May 2020

Today is an opportunity to practise the division facts for the times tables you have been recalling over the past 2 days (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x  and 10x). Have a go at 'Hit the Button' again but instead of doing the multiplication facts have a go at the division facts. Remember that division is the inverse of multiplication, for example: 7 x 3 =21 so 21 ÷ 3 = 7 and 21 ÷  7 = 3.


You could then have a go and seeing how many questions you can answer in 10 minutes on page 3 of the worksheets below (the answers to the division questions are on page 4)

Worksheet - page 3 with answers on page 4

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

English – Tuesday 12th May 2020

Today we will be reading some more of the story Fantastic Mr Fox. To start with, I would like you to watch the YouTube clip below which is an audiobook of the story, and listen up to the end of chapter 3 which is at 8 minutes and 33 seconds with the words ‘Get the shovels!’ Then, I would like you to make some predictions of what could happen next. You could present this in a spider diagram or discuss your ideas with your parent or sibling, the choice is yours. We will find out tomorrow if any of your predictions are correct!

Parents, please be aware that there could be adverts within the video so you may want to check before your child clicks play.

Roald Dahl | Fantastic Mr Fox - Full audiobook with text (AudioEbook)

Roald Dahl Collection Playlist: Boggis, Bunce and Bean are just about the nastiest a...

Maths - Tuesday 12th May 2020


In today's lesson you will continue to practise your times tables. I suggest that you begin by practising the speed of your recall by playing 'Hit the Button'. Aim to work on a times table from the 2 x, 3 x, 4 x, 5 x, 8 x and 10 x tables that you know you need to improve. Play 'Hit the Button' for your chosen times table/s more than once and try to improve your score each time, just like we do in class.


After that you could have a go at the worksheet. Remember that multiplication can be done in any order. For example, if you are asked 3 x 6 and you do not know your 6 x table you can always think of it as 6 x 3 and this should make answering it a lot easier.


Worksheet and answers

Parents please note: the first page is the questions, the second page the answers (children no peeking at the answers first!!).

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

English – Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Year 3, I thought we would focus more on Fantastic Mr Fox this week as many of you enjoyed our introduction to Boggis, Bunce and Bean last week. Today you will be reading an extract from chapter 2 and looking at how Mr Dahl describes the setting (place) where Mr Fox and his family live.  Once you have read the text, your task is to recreate the setting described including the woods, the valley and the farms. You could sketch this out on a piece of paper, build it using lego, the choice is yours. You will find the extract attached below with an example worksheet. Please let us know how you get on, we would love to see your pictures. 

08.05.20 - Spellzoo Spellings

  • television
  • invasion
  • confusion
  • division
  • vision
  • conclusion
  • explosion
  • illusion
  • decision
  • collision

08.05.20 - SNIP Spellings

  • before
  • between
  • brought
  • don't
  • knew
  • only
  • told
  • until
  • used

Maths - Monday 11th May 2020

This week you will continue to revise your understanding of multiplication and division.  Both are revising topics that we have done earlier in the year. As usual watch the video, pause it as you go to answer the questions. After that you can either do the worksheets or you could do the tasks set on My Maths on the 4x table and the 8 x table. Of course, you can do both, but as we always say just do what you can.



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

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