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Thursday 26th March 2020

Good morning lovely Year 3!


It is Thursday 26th March. I hope you had a good day yesterday. Thank you again for your kind and positive messages. I really love reading them while I'm working at home.


Here is today's register


I hope you are ready for another positive day. Don't forget Joe Wickes' workout videos on YouTube. They really are great for keeping healthy and feeling ready for the day ahead.


Yesterday's PE


For those badminton rally counters among you, the correct number of shots in the rally was *drumroll* 108 shots! Well done if you counted that right (and didn't cheat by looking under the video :-p).




It is Thursday so that means we are - as always - starting with some music listening!


The piece you will be listening to today is by a composer called Anna Meredith. Anna is from Scotland and was born in 1978 (I know some of you like to work out ages so there you go!). She uses sound in a very exciting way and I can’t wait to see what you think.


Watch the first video for an introduction to the piece and then watch the second video to see the full performance.


Once you have enjoyed the music, write down your thoughts in your exercise book.

You could think about these things in your writing;

  • What is interesting about the instruments? (Can you make a list of the many different ways sounds were being made?)
  • Is the tempo fast or slow or medium?
  • Is the piece loud or quiet?
  • What did you think of the rhythms?
  • How did you feel when you listened to the piece?
  • Does it remind you of any other pieces of music we have heard this year?

And most importantly...

  • Did you like it?


Compose your own


If you wanted to go the extra mile (this means to do a little bit more) then why not try and create your own piece of music by moving around and using the different parts of your body? You could video yourself performing it!




Today’s maths is time again.


Make sure you read each question clearly and select your answers carefully.


I will leave a comment on your work once you have completed it.


Good luck!




Read Fabio the world’s greatest Flamingo Detective up until page 12


Answer these three questions. Explain your answers using the word because.


(I’ve answered one question for you)


Question: Did Alfonso move to his workshop quickly or slowly? How do you know?


My Answer – Alfonso moved slowly to the workshop. I know this because in the book it says Alfonso steadily made his way to the workshop and if someone moves steadily then they are being controlled and careful with their movement.


  1. Is the watch Gilbert has taken to Alfonso’s workshop an expensive watch or a cheap watch? How do you know? (page 6)
  2. Was Gilbert happy when Alfonso told him he had an honest face? How do you know? (page 9)
  3. How did Alfonso feel when Gilbert said he couldn’t give him any advice? Explain your answer. (page 10)


Write a sentence or two in your book in response to this question.


  1. Now that Gilbert’s watch has been fixed, he and Fabio are going on holiday. Use the information you already have about Gilbert and Fabio to make a prediction about what might happen in the story when they arrive at their holiday destination.




Take a good look at this picture. It shows a town in a u-shape valley (think about how that valley might have been made by a glacier). If you look carefully you will see that the village is in danger!



I want you to use your amazing creative skills to write a detailed setting description to go with this



I have written my own version to give you some ideas but I’m sure you can do better!


Use my opening sentence if you aren’t sure how to start your writing


In the middle of the wide and luscious valley, there stood a small village of no more than twenty buildings. Each house had been built using wood from nearby forests. The smooth wood was then painted red. On sunny days, this rusty red colour would appear golden orange and the walls of the houses would absorb the sun’s heat like a sponge soaking up warm washing up water.


The only building in the village that was not painted red was the church.


The church was a pristine and perfect white and it stood proudly in the middle of the houses. When the sun shone onto the church, the reflection was so bright that you’d need to squint your eyes just to look at it.   


All of the villagers went to church every day after work and every day they all prayed for exactly same thing.


They prayed for the boulder to stay at the top of the mountain.


I have used adjectives - and one simile (can you spot it?) - to try and make my description more clear. Remember, we describe places in stories to help the reader imagine what it looks like in their head. The better your description is, the more a reader will be able to imagine.


A great way to test your descriptive skills out would be to keep this picture hidden from someone else in your house and then read your description to them. They could then draw what you have described. If your description is detailed and clear then their drawing should look a bit like the picture above! If their picture is not so close then maybe you can go back and add some more sentences.


Have a positive day, try your best (that's all any of us can ever do after all) and - as always - #washyourhands


Mr Webber