Class 3M Homework

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Welcome to Class 3M home schooling page
Below you will find links to
class dojo
web links to online resources
advice on how to structure your day
and daily lessons planned by myself
Remember: you maybe on your own but you are not alone!
Good luck
Mr McNally
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Remember, the more work you do, the more dojos you can earn and every 50 dojos gets you a raffle ticket for the Jar of Joy back in class.
Don't forget to photograph your work and show me for feedback on dojo.
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How to boost home learning

Structuring the day

Do not worry about trying to maintain a full routine for your child like they had at school. But children will feel more comfortable and learn better with a predictable routine to the day, even if this is difficult.


  • get up and go to bed at the same time each day

  • have regular meal times

  • have regular breaks

  • make time to be active - children are used to regular play at lunch and break times

    Using digital devices

    Your child’s school may set them work that can be done on a digital device such as a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone.

    Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices your child is using and supervise their use of websites and apps. See advice on keeping them safe online and talk to your child about online safety.

    Reducing screen time

    Digital devices are not the only way to learn. Manage screen time with a timer and break up screen time by getting your child to:

    use books and other printed materials that their school has provided or that you have at home

    write by hand – try asking them to complete work by hand, write a diary, a summary of things they have learned or done each day or ‘to do’ lists.

The best way to help children aged 7 to 11 learn is to:

give them support and direction, but encourage them to do work independently too

include active and practical things, rather than trying to make them sit and work for long periods

try to break down the work into shorter periods, based on how long they can concentrate

take frequent breaks

praise or reward them when they do well

To check if they are learning try to:

ask them questions as they go

talk about things they learned


Ask children to talk through what they have learned during the day and find time to talk with them more generally.


Talk to your child about what they are reading. This will help them understand what they have read and encourage them to read for fun.

Ask your child questions about what they are reading. For example:

ask questions that make them think about the story, such as how a character is feeling

ask them to tell you what has happened in the story so far

Libraries are currently closed, however, you can find digital services they are providing at Libraries Connected.


Try to help children practise their writing. Work from school may be sent digitally, but using pen and paper will help children be ready for when they go back to school.

Information for parents of year 6 children

Year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) should continue doing any work set for them by their school.

To prepare for going to secondary school this can be a good time for them to follow their own interests. For example, for:

history, by visiting the English Heritage website to explore England’s history

geography, by researching other countries

science, by finding out more about the human body on BBC Bitesize

art, by trying the activities on TATE Kids


RE Ideas

This term we are building up towards Pentecost when we celebrate the descent of The Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after he ascended to heaven.

For me, this is one of my favourite times of the year. The Disciples, after hiding, throw open their doors and run into the streets celebrating their knowledge of Jesus and start to engage with everybody they meet. It is the birth of our church!

Pentecost takes place  on the 7th Sunday after Easter each year and this year we celebrate it on Sunday 31st May.

Have a look below  at some of the activities you can do as we move towards Pentecost.

The apostles receive the Holy Spirit | Catholic Courier



The Holy Rosary
May is also known as the month of Mary and the month of the rosary.
The rosary (rosary beads) is a very important way of getting closer to Jesus by honouring his mother Mary whom he loved so much. It gives us an opportunity to have quiet time and consider the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
At different times in my life the rosary has helped me tremendously and allows me to be still and meditate as well as think about the message Jesus gave us about love.
Interesting facts:
1. Did you know Mary has 115 different titles  but she asked to be known as Our Lady of the Rosary when she appeared to three children at Fatima in 1917.
2.  Rosary beads are not meant to be worn as a necklace but are supposed to be held in the hands for prayers.
Holy week is the most important time of the year for us Christians.
Have a read below about what happened to Jesus in this very special week.
There are 50 dojos to be won if you can show how well you did with this work.
The painting below is of Japan's most famous Volcano called Mount Fuji
You have a 3 task challenge today
1. Writing task: study the painting below and try to describe it as creatively as possible over a couple of paragraphs.
you will need to use adjectives, adverbs and noun phrases. the codes to crack are DES, PUN, LEG, PAR and POS
2. Drawing task: Hokusai was a famous Japanese artist,  google his work and create a picture of your own inspired by this great artist. My favourites have the cherry blossom in! Good Luck.
3. Research Task: Who was Hokusai and why did he love Mt Fuji so much? Write a short biography on his life. No more than a page. Remember presentation is important and use the codes above to complete this task. Be careful with your tenses. All verbs must be in the past tense. 
Mr McNally's Book of the Week:
Gangsta Granny  by David Walliams

A hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words.

Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the 'boringest' grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.

1) She was once an international jewel thief.

2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…

This is a great adventure story … Plus I like the way she dresses up! ;)

The Secret World of Polly Flint by Helen Cresswell
As soon as she arrives in Wellow, Polly Flint knows there is magic in the place. And she should know, because she is an unusual girl who can see things others can't. She seems to be able to call up a village that had disappeared from the face of the earth - and the people who lived in it, as they slip in and out of time.
I enjoyed this book because of the magic and mystery - Polly can see people and places that can see people and things that disappeared long, long ago!
My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world...

This book had me howling with laughter from start to finish, I can't wait to read others in the series.

Below is an example of Zentangle art. It's about repeating deliberate patterns in a grid and then colouring them in.  Here is a link to help give you some ideas...

Use the template I have provided and you will get 20 points for the whole grid completed with care and patience. :)


Reading and Writing ideas:




In English this half term we are focusing on a book called Here Comes Charlie Moon by Shirley Hughes.  As well as writing in a number of different forms over the unit, we will build towards an end piece; which will include writing a newspaper article and a letter home to parents (from a long holiday away)

The skills we are focussing on in writing are:-

  • Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently
  • Use subordination (because, when, that)
  • Use punctuation correctly (fullstops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks)
  • Use apostrophes for possession 

If you wish to practice writing at home with your child during this time, it will be useful for you to focus on some of the above skills.

Further support in English:-

Topmarks: (punctuation, spelling, reading activities)

Oxford Owl: (a range of online books you can read with your child at home)

BBC Bitesize: (phonics, grammar, punctuation, spelling, writing)

Teaching Ideas: (creative writing)

 Just below here, you can find handwriting booklets to practice - Good Luck!

Maths Ideas

In Maths, we are always recapping on our number and place value skills using three digit numbers that include subtraction (exchanging/borrowing) and addition. 

We also continually focus on 6, 7, 8 and 9 timetables (useful games and links to support this are below).

Science Ideas


Forces and Magnets

Compare how things move on different surfaces

Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.

Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.


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In Science we are looking at parts of plants.

We will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

 Try an experiment!
Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant .
History ideas

History: Roman Britain

Focusing on Boudicca and exploring differing viewpoints was she a hero or villain?

To learn what life was like in Roman Britain and how it had changed after the Roman invasion.

Find out about everyday lives of people in periods studied.

Make comparisons of life today with those from different periods of time (e.g. Cooking, transport, weapons)

A Great resource would be The Horrible Histories Movie recently released on Satellite TV



Exercise Ideas






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Staying active is really important to I would recommend joining Joe Wicks every morning at 9am for a live PE session. They are great for getting you up and active.

Follow the link below to his Youtube channel to join in with his fun exercise routines every day in order to stay fit and healthy!  


We also love supersavers in our class and its not just great for getting us moving but we can also learn a whole range of different subjects from maths to french so check it out.

Cabin Fever? Then take a look at this!

The world’s best known survival expert (Bear Grylls) is launching a package of 100 indoor activities to keep families “busy, focused and cheerful” and ward off cabin fever during the lockdown.

After the closure of schools millions of families will be cooped up indefinitely and Grylls, the chief scout, is warning that without a plan, “a week stuck at home for a family can be as tough as a week in the mountains”.

Grylls, a former soldier, is launching the Great Indoors initiative with the Scout movement. They will be fronted by Grylls and scout ambassadors, including the TV naturalist Steve Backshall and Helen Glover, the double Olympic rowing champion. Have a look at the link below for some more details!

Lunch time stories to listen to each day via Youtube
New tasks added every day!
Below is a series of  tasks that win you dojo points.
Every 50 points will win you a raffle ticket to a prize draw on the first day back in class! Every two hundred points gives you a visit to the box of delights and an extra raffle ticket for the Jar of Joy!
Good Luck
Zentangle2: Sir's Revenge
Using your skills from the first zentangle activity, it is time to create your own portrait using zentangle patterns alone.  Have a look at my example to help you.
If it's done with care, 20 dojos are available!
Time Capsule
Right now we are living in history that will be talked about forever! When you grow up your children will be studying these days in their school lessons.
What will they learn?
What can we tell them? Create your own time capsule document with the resource below. Let's help future generations understand what happened to us in the Spring and Summer of 2020! 50 dojos if you complete it all!
Below is a fantastic unit of work on Trolls. Have a go at this talk for writing activity book and win dojos for every page completed.
What is Special about Catalonia?


This term we should be studying the city of Barcelona and the surrounding area of Catalonia.

The study would include finding out where it is, the different regions of Spain and why people work, live and visit there.

Research should include drawing maps, creating posters promoting the region and describing why it is so special/different from other areas.

There is an unlimited amount of dojos to be won for detailed work. The greater the care – the more dojos you win.


Task 2:

What is the difference between The European Union and Europe?

Explain with maps and writing for 20 dojos.


Task 3:


Compare Barcelona with Liverpool and Krakow


How are they the same? How are they different?

A table explaining differences and comparisons would win you 30 dojos.

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BBC Two - GCSE Bitesize Revision
Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer. Follow the link below...
Coronavirus: A Book for Children Illustrated by Axel Scheffler: An ...
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
Attention Parents!
TTS have created home learning activity booklets for each key stage.
They are general because they cover the key stage so not all activities will be suitable for Year 3 but there are some good things to have a go at.
I've attached the answers to the booklets too to help.
I have called them Book A and Book B
Angles Year 4 KS2 Maths with Super Brainy Beans


We will be exploring angles using mathematical vocabulary and investigation.


We can begin by making and finding angles in shapes, then learn how to name certain angles, specifically right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. 

Art & Design resources for primary teachers | Kapow
Try the free Art and Design ideas on the link below with Kapow Primary
999+ Rainbow Clipart Black and White [Free Download | Rainbow ...Grow your own rainbow!
Get a piece of kitchen roll and cut it into a rainbow shape. Using felt tip pens colour lines of different colours at the bottom of each end of your rainbow. Place the ends of your rainbow so that they are just touching the water in two bowls. Then watch your rainbow grow.
How to grow a rainbow at home - YouTube                                         How to grow a rainbow at home - MEL Chemistry

How to take part in three simple steps:

 Download the free KS2 competition pack

  1. Use the cross-curriculum resources, including films, to explore 350 possible jobs and role models
  2. Ask pupils to design a ‘thank you’ to the NHS and the staff that they’re most inspired by and submit your class' entries to us

Overall national winning student(s) will receive Amazon vouchers worth £50. Overall national winner(s) school will be offered a class trip to a local science venue but alternatives can be discussed with the winning school if it is deemed inappropriate.

Ten regional winners will each receive an Amazon voucher worth £25

Highly commended certificates will also be awarded

 To submit entries, use our online form only – postal entries are not possible at this time.


Wednesday 29th April is International Dance Day. An annual celebration of the positive impact that dance can have on all of our lives, and to celebrate we are challenging you to learn our short routine and share your videos with us! 

International Dance day was first recognised and celebrated in 1982 as a way of honouring the renowned creator of modern ballet, Jean-Georges Noverre’s birthday and it has been celebrated every year since to share how enjoyable, and beneficial dance can be.

In recent years, Dance has taken prime time, with TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer among many others being very popular. Dance is also growing in popularity with many sports stars reportedly using Dance as a method of managing injury and overall health due to the strength and flexibility benefits, athletes such as Rio Ferdinand (former Manchester United), LeBron James (Basketball Superstar) and Alex Morgan (USA Ladies Footballer) all reportedly regular dancers, and helped them become champions in their chosen sports.  

For schools, Dance is a national curriculum requirement, but it is so much more than that, it should be fun and engaging, but it also supports the Physical Activity Guidelines, and this is why we have set out movement of the day activities in all of our school portals. Dance really is a great way to get ready for all types of sport.



Weekly Comprehension
and Spelling activities
Windows on the World
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If you were in charge of your house windows, and they were the only way you could communicate with the outside world, what message would you put? What would your house look like?
Check out mine below and have a go at your own. If you wish, I have started off two more for you to complete.
20 dojos to those who do this slowly and carefully
Maths Topic: Lines and Shape
Maths Topic : Perimeter
Comprehension w/c 11th May 2020
Daddy Fell in the Pond
Spelling Task w/c Monday 11th May 2020
suffix 'ed' and  'ing'
All you need for a day's work of school work!
This week is Mental health awareness week.
Although this virus has stopped us doing many of the things we all love, it is important that we take time out to relax and enjoy ourselves. Try to do something you love this week, it could be drawing, reread your favourite book, watch your favourite film, eat chocolate! 
Let me know what you did for you this week.
I've dusted off my old camera and decided to try and capture nature in my garden. Check some of the activities you could do below.
Solve the tasks on money and win 10 points for every page complete
Complete The Boudicca challenge and get 20 points.
5 questions answered well gets you 10 points
Solve the tasks on time and win 10 points for every page complete.
Complete the multiplication and division facts  for 5 dojos a page.
A bonus five for every two pages you complete! Do it all - 30 dojos!
Maths challenge 5 - Further Multiplication
5 dojos for every page completed!
Tuesday 31st March Dojo challenge!
Brainbuster2 -in 3 parts
Maths challenge 6 - addition and subtraction within 1000.
10 dojos for every page complete
Maths challenge 7 - follow the instructions carefully and win 10 dojos for every page complete.
Wednesday 22nd April: Dojo Challenge - Brainbuster 10
Tuesday 21st April: Dojo Challenge - Brainbuster 9
Solve the 'mind workout' before your brain explodes! - 10 dojos
Complete the Adverb challenge
10 points for every page completed.
Revisit this sentence work and total completion gets you 20 points
Solve Maths challenge 3 here (Data) and you win 10 points for every page completed.
Monday 30th March Dojo challenge!
Brainbuster1 - in 3 parts
Wednesday 1st April Dojo Challenge! - Brainbuster3
in 3 parts
3 tasks - 30 dojos up for grabs!
Thursday 2nd April
Dojo Challenge - Brainbuster4
Friday 3rd April Dojo Challenge - Brainbuster5
Tuesday 7th April Dojo Challenge: Brainbuster6
Wednesday 8th April : Dojo challenge - Brainbuster 7
Monday 20th April: Dojo Challenge - Brainbuster 8
Dojo Challenge: Brainbuster 11
Dojo Challenge: Brainbuster 12