Home Learning Week 5 Monday

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 12:30pm

Good Morning Everyone

If we were in school this week, we would have all been learning about VE Day. I have attached a PowerPoint to tell you all about VE Day. (You will learn more about this in Y6.) On Friday, school is closed to everyone, as Friday is a special day when the whole of our country would have come together to celebrate this special day in our country's history. If we had been in school, we were going to have a VE Day Party on the playground and listen to music from the war time.  (It is sad that we can't do this now, but you could have your own party in your garden. You could even wear red, white and blue for the occasion, as these are the colours of our flag.) Why not make bunting (little flags) to hang across your garden - or house. I have attached a template for these.

As well as completing some of the Bitesize Daily lessons this week, why not have a VE Day week and spend time completing some of the tasks I have uploaded for you. You could complete the Maths and English Bitesize tasks in the morning and then spend your afternoon finding out about VE Day. To help you with this, I have attached:

  • A reading task - same rules. Choose the text that is most suited to your reading ability and answer the questions
  • A PowerPoint telling you about VE Day
  • Daily News Reading Comprehension Activity
  • VE Day Wordsearch
  • A template to make buntings
  • Crack the Code activity -all about Morse Code
  • Colouring pages
  • A template to make a Spitfire aeroplane (from the war)
  • A template to design your own war medal
  • A book of recipes - try to make something from the booklet. Some of them are rather strange wink

If you do complete any of the tasks or have a party, why not take some photographs and send them into school for our newsletter. 

If you do want to find out more about VE Day why not visit the website bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr The website contains lots of short video clips about VE Day, rationing, Battle of Britain and the Blitz to name but a few. The clips are really interesting to watch and are all quite short.

Bitesize Daily Lessons:

English: Using inverted commas to show speech. You have only recently started to use inverted commas in your writing and many of you find this difficult, so it would really help you with your writing if you completed this task. There are lots of tricky rules that you need to remember and follow when punctuating speech, so you will find this task helpful.

Maths: Converting pounds and pence. You recently did this in maths, so this will be great revision for you.

Afternoon Tasks - VE Day activities  - choose some activities from those attached


I am really enjoying our Y3 blog children, so keep chatting to me and each other. It is a great way to stay connected. smiley Remember to keep reading every day and spend 10 mins on your times tables. 


Finally, I want to end today's blog with a SHOUT OUT to Harry, who has not only completed his 2Do on Purple Mash (drawing his own Cyclops), but has also created his own 3D Cyclops. Well done Harry yes 

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Have a good week Year 3 and I'll be in touch. Tomorrow's blog will be much shorter as I have attached all of the VE Day information to this blog.

Mrs H heart

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Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

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