Year 3 Weekly English and Maths – 06/07/20


In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text, one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.

Text – Castles

Castles Comprehension


Castles questions

Grammar- Contractions

You can use apostrophes to show that you have omitted (left out) some letters when you are joining words together. For example, you can join the words ‘you’ and ‘are’ together. You + are = you’re. The apostrophe takes the place of the removed letters. In this example, the letter a. Sometimes, however, you need to rearrange the letters a bit when you contract the words. For example: will + not = won’t.

Using contractions like these makes your writing easier to read and more friendly


Create your own leaflet for Alnwick Castle

What I’m looking for:

  • Features of a non fiction test (sub headings, bullet points)
  • Big, bold writing to draw me in
  • Description of what is there
  • Persuasive language- why should I visit?
  • Bright and colourful pictures

Resources to help:


Castles daily lessons

Leaflet writing frame

Persuasive writing word mat

Reading and Phonics

Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.


In maths, we will spend the week focusing on a particular topic e.g. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.

Topic – Geometry – properties of shape

Resources to help:

Please find below a video link for each lesson:

1. Right angles in shapes

2.Horizontal and vertical

3.Parallel and perpendicular

4.Recognise and describe 2D shapes

5.Recognise and describe 3D shapes


Please find below the answers to each lesson’s activities:

1. Right angles in shapes answers

2. Horizontal and vertical answers

3. Parallel and perpendicular answers

4. Recognise and describe 2D shapes answers

5. Recognise and describe 3D shapes answers

Additional activities:

1. Right angles in shapes worksheet

2. Horizontal and vertical worksheet

3. Parallel and perpendicular worksheet

4. Recognise and describe 2D shapes worksheet

5. Recognise and describe 3D shapes worksheet

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