Week 13

Hello everyone! 

This week we will be using our new class book to complete our English tasks as well as padlet challenges. We will be thinking about measure in maths and in the afternoons we will be constructing and understanding bridges.

This week's work.

We will do a class Zoom call at 11, all together! Please make sure you are up to date on the chapters and do your best to attend as we will be doing a quick book quiz and setting our writing task for Friday after doing some book talk all together. Please try and sit somewhere quiet so we don't interupt one another with any extra noise! 

Again, I will be in school Monday - Thursday supporting the keyworkers so I will try my best to respond to emails but it will be difficult. I have spent the weekend catching up with everyones work and I've been so impressed!

If you do have questions, send me an email and I will do my best to reply as quickly as I can to you.




This week we will be starting our class book -  Wind in the Willows. Each day they will be the next part of the chapter and there will be a writing task and then a padlet task later on in the reading session.  

Day of the week Learning to be done Tasks to be completed

Re-listen to chapter 2 - part 2 that we read together on Friday.

Create an advertisement to go in a newspaper or magazine for a "new" or futuristic vehicle. Use Toad's reaction to help you develop your ideas. Your advert needs a clear title, a picture and then details about the product. You might even include 5 star reviews!

Don't forget to use alliteration and catchy phrases to grab my attention!


Listen to chapter 3 - part 1

Mole is lost in the Wild Woods!

Imagine you are a bird, perhaps an owl, sat up high in a tree. Describe seeing Mole and following him because you are curious. Describe what you see, hear and feel. What do you think Mole will do next? Or will something happen? Tell the next part of story from your birds point of view.


Listen to chapter 3 - part 2

Arriving at Badgers.

Imagine you are Badger, you are woken in the middle of the night by the door. I'd like you to write about waking up, what did you hear? Was it just one knock? How would you feel if there was knocking and ringing at your door in the middle of the night? Write about getting up and answering the door to find your friend and Mole. How are you feeling now?

Thursday Listen to chapter 3 - part 3

How to make Toad be sensible!

Write a letter to Toad from Ratty, Mole or Badger


Chapter 4 - part 2

Living underground.

Badger and Mole both live in dens underground. Today, I want you to imagine what it would be like if you built a home underground. You can be as creative as possible to think up solutions. Perhaps the roots of a tree are your ceiling or maybe your staircase to get outside? How would you do your walss? Press pebbles in or pehaps shells or create wallpaper from leaves? I want as many tiny little details as you can. Use the different rooms in your house as inspiration for your home, what will you need? How will you make it underground? Will you have normal furniture or furniture made from other things?

Let your imagination go wild .... but don't forget your punctuation!


Reading Response

Chapter two - Part 2

Monday's task

"It was a golden afternoon."

The author uses this phrase to describe the day. WHat do you imagine when you hear this phrase?



Chapter three - part 1

Tuesday's task

"It was a cold still afternoon, with a hard steely sky overhead..."

WHat does this scene make you think of? How is this different to the "golden afternoon" from yesterday?


Chapter three - part 2

Wednesday's task.

Ratty discovers something.

Today write as Ratty when he discovers the door mat. How does he feel? What does he do? What does Mole do?


Chapter 3 - part 3

Thursday's task

Today you need to think about what Badger might have had ready for them for supper. Think about using prepositions to describe where they were on the table and use adjectives to grab my attention.


Maths tasks

Measuring mass and capacity.

This week we will be learning and practicing measuring mass and capacity! Though these are posted in the year 3 section they are at the level that I would work with the whole class. Take any opportunities to practice these skills at home using scales and jugs or containers. You need to practice being accurate!

Day of the week Learning required Task to be completed.

Watch video 1 on week 11 - year 3


Complete Monday's task


Watch video 2 on week 11 - year 3


Complete Tuesday's task


Watch video 3 on week 11 - year 3


Complete Wednesdays task.




Watch video 4 on week 11 - year 3


Complete Thursdays maths task below.



Recap any of the videos for the week where you felt less confident.

Complete the capacity challenge for Friday's task.


File icon: pdf Monday -Measure-mass-2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Monday-Answers-Measure-mass-2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tuesday-Compare-mass [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tuesday-Answers-Compare-mass [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wednesday -Add-and-subtract-mass [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wednesday-Answers-Add-and-subtract-mass [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thursday-Measure-capacity-2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thursday-Answers-Measure-capacity-2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Friday Measurement Measure Capacity [pdf 76KB] Click to download



This week I am challenging you to explore the world of bridges. We see them all around the world, different shapes, sizes and designs. We will study them, sketch them and try making some this week. If you have paper straws, lolly-pop sticks or other building materials that is great, if not you can have a go at making your own paper straws by rolling paper diagonally around a pencil so that it is tight and you can use items from your recycling; plastic bottles, toilet paper rolls and newspaper!

Day of the week


Looking at bridges around the world.

Watch the video about famous bridges around the world.


Choose three that stood out to you, write down the facts you've found out about them and try drawing a sketch of them. Take a close look, are they similar or different?


How do bridges work?

Watch the video to learn about how bridges work.


Have a go at drawing examples and explaining their features on the work sheet - How do bridges work?


Designing and testing a beam bridge.

Here you will need a pieces of cardboard and two identical cups. Make your beam bridge by placing each end on a cup. 

Find an item that you have lots of or that has weight. You could use stacks of lego and add the same amount each time (perhaps a tower of ten each time) , coins or marbles. You could use weights if you have small ones for balance scales or you could weight out equal amounts of flour or sugar and add them to a bowl one at a time. Be careful you do this somewhere you can clean it up easily!

Fill in the experiment sheet, including your prediction of how many of your item you think your bridge will hold and how you will make it a fair test. Conduct your experiment and then write up your results!


Design a bridge.

Today we are going to take what we have learnt and design our own bridge. It is to go over a ravine so we cannot use legs, we must use our knowledge of improving the strength of beam bridges. Your bridge needs to be at least 40cm across. Make sure you do a building material hunt with your parents help and decide what you are going to use to build your bridge before you design it! Don't forget, a design is labelled and you need to think about how you will join your bridge together!

Ideas for possible building materials that you may have at home!

lolly-pop sticks, paper/plastic straws, cotton buds, spaghetti and pasta, paper (rolled into tubes), cardboard, card, newspaper, toilet paper tubes, kebab skewers/ tootch picks (be careful of the pointy ends!) or string.


Bridge building day!

Today you are going to take your designs and get building your bridge! Remember to keep referring to your design.

Mindset moment!

Remember - none of use are bridge designers .... yet! It may not go right the first time and that is definately okay! Remember that everytime you have to try a different way or it goes wrong - your brain grows! I want you to keep track of all that wonderful brain growth for me! Take note of any time that you had to change your plan on the building tactics. There is a sheet to show me your amazing brain growth so jot down the problem you found, draw me a picture or write down the solution you came up with and then evaluate how well you used your engineering brain!

I am really excited to see your creations so if you have a chance to make them I would love a photo!

File icon: pdf How do bridges work? [pdf 27KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf How did I grow my engineering brain today [pdf 32KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf experiment plan doc [pdf 226KB] Click to download