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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 5 - Week beginning 04.05.20

Learning Project


Tribal Tales – Y3

The expectations are that KS2 complete 5 hours of learning daily and KS1 complete 3 hours daily

Weekly Maths Tasks

Weekly Reading Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Essential - Complete these everyday

  • Complete daily maths challenges, located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.



  • Play on Hit the Button -  Focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
  • Practice writing out your times tables on a piece of paper – rehearse them afterwards.  
  • Working on Times Table Rockstars. If your child works on Numbots in school they can access this with the same login – this log on is located inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
  • Log onto Education City and complete tasks set by your teacher – you will also find this log on inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
  • Read your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library.
  • Following this, summarise the events from the book. You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.
  • Whilst you are doing this, note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter that you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary or ask an adult to help you with any tricky words.
  •  Read something around the house that isn’t a book- you can then complete your reading diary following this.
  • Write a book review about the book/books you have read.
  • Write a new and exciting blurb for your book.

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

  • Practise the Year 3 Common Exception Words – See list on the remote learning section of the website.
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write them into a sentence including capital letters and full stops.
  • Create a vocabulary bank about ‘Urban Pioneers’.
  • Make your own vocabulary quiz using 5 topic words and challenge someone else in your house. Remember: for each word you will need to include one correct answer and at least one incorrect answer for somebody to choose from.
  • Proofread your writing from the day. You can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. This will also help you to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.




  • Arrange the event cards into the correct order to create a timeline.
  • Using the example of an information text, highlight the key features using the checklist. Next, using the mind map under the English resource section, with an adult research the Stone Age making notes in the different boxes.
  • Write in the introduction to your report, use the notes under day 3 to support you and with an adult use the internet safely to find some other information.
  • Looking at the example provided under day 4, turn your notes into fully punctuated sentences. See if you can use a variety of openers and conjunctions.
  • Finalise your report, turning notes into full sentences. Remember to include a conclusion. Can you add some images and captions to complete your report?

Learning Project - To be completed throughout the week

Here is an overview of tasks we’d like the Year 3 children to be completing at home over the next six weeks. 

Tribal Tales

Let’s travel back to prehistoric times!

In our new topic you’ll learn about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.


Art, Design and Technology:

  • With an adult, explore cutting, scraping, sharpening, grinding and mark making with different types of stone, and describe what is difficult or easy about using stone for these tasks.
  • Design and make an ancient hunting tool that meets the needs of a Stone Age hunter-gatherer, explaining your ideas.
  • Create your own cave art style print or painting (on paper or another material agreed with your parents/carers).



As often as possible, join in with Joe Wicks' 30 minute daily exercise videos on Youtube at 9am.



Find out as much as you can about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. You could create a timeline using dates and pictures, make your own detailed fact file, create a PowerPoint with individual slides giving details about each time period etc… Can you find out why the periods are described in these terms?



  • Bronze Age farmers would have grown (such as wheat, barley and oats) in pots or raised beds. Find out more about the life cycle of a plant and choose a creative way to present your findings.
  • Build a small model of a Bronze Age monument in a tray filled with earth. Search outdoors for stones and pieces of wood of suitable shape and size then follow a given building plan or create their own. In a darkened room, explore the shadows created by their monuments when torches are shone from different heights and distances. Take photographs of the shadows and discuss patterns observed.



Look at a range of maps and aerial images to find and observe Iron Age hill forts. Make diagrams and plans of an Iron Age hill fort and describe its features. Maiden’s Castle in Dorset is a good example.



The celebration of Pentecost is often known as the ‘birthday of the Church’.

Design an advertising poster giving people more information about a Pentecost Party which might be thrown at St Mary’s Church. Pentecost this year will be celebrated on Sunday 31st May.

On your poster, describe why Pentecost is important and how you might celebrate it. Make links to hymns that might be sung, giving reasons why these would be good choices.