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Week 1 - 1/6/20 - 5/6/20

Maths      Year 3



Lesson 1 – Tenths as decimals

Lesson 1 – To be able to answer questions about a story.

Read through ‘The boots of Hunain’ and answer the questions below:


  1. What is Hunain’s job?
  2. What did the traveller think the boots were worth?
  3. What adjectives are used by the traveller to describe Hunain?
  4. Where did Hunain hide after he placed his boots?
  5. Which word at the end of the story makes you think that Hunain was satisfied with his plan?
  6. What is the morale of the story?


TBAT research and present information about the history of Gravesend.


Topic: Local Area Study

This term we are studying our local area of Gravesham and Gravesend Town.  Over the next few weeks we will be looking at different aspects of Gravesend and Gravesham.  This week we are looking at its history and the famous people that are associated with our local area.


History of Gravesham and Gravesend

Research about Gravesend and Gravesham and their history.  Possible useful websites are shown in the ‘curriculum resources’ section.


Questions you might want to consider.

What is the difference between Gravesham and Gravesend?

When was Gravesham/Gravesend first recorded or noted to exist?

What is the myth about its name?

Who are the famous people that are linked to Gravesend?

Has Gravesend/Gravesham been linked to any TV programs, books or films?

Have there been any big events/attractions in Gravesend/Gravesham in the past?

What key dates are important to the changes to Gravesend/Gravesham?

What other interesting facts are there about Gravesend/Gravesham?



Here are some options about how you could present your findings, or if you have your own idea please feel free to use that. 

- Interview older family members (via a phone call or video call, or a 2m social distancing chat)   to see how they recall Gravesend, do they know of anything that has changed?  Write out your interview and answers or send in a recording.

- make an information article / web page for (see  example idea) 

- make a poster/ factfile

- Timeline of events that have occurred in Gravesend

- Draw a picture relating to the history of Gravesend/Gravesham e.g. Rosherville Gardens, or a portrait of a famous person.


Lesson 2 – Fractions on a number line

Lesson 2 – To be able to use inverted commas.

Re-write the conversation between Hunain and the traveller as they speak about how much the set of boots are worth.


“Good day to you sir,” explained the traveller as he entered the cobbler’s shop.
“How can I help you today?” Asked Hunain the cobbler.
“I am in need of a new pair of boots,” exclaimed the traveller as he wandered around the shop looking for a pair of boots. As he turned around and looked up he saw the most beautiful pair of boots in the world, “My goodness! They are gorgeous. How much are they?” Asked the traveller, his voice was filled with a giddy joy.
“They are worth a camel.” Said Hunain. The traveller looked at Hunain in disgust.


Lesson 3 – Fractions of a set of objects

Lesson 3 – To be able to describe a scene.

The picture to your right is of the
traveller riding around the desert on
his camel. Your task today is to
describe the scene.

5 Senses:

What can the traveller hear?
What does the traveller see?
What can the traveller feel?
What can the traveller taste?
What can the traveller smell?



As he roamed the vast, dusty desert on his trusty camel, the traveller could hear nothing but the screech of vultures circling him in the sky. All around him he saw nothing but huge, orange sand dunes that looked like mountains in the scorching summer sun. On his face he could feel the sun’s ray’s burning through his skin. The frayed rope of the reins felt like a cat scratching his skin. He took his canteen from his pocket and had a sip of water, the cold water was a fresh relief from the blistering sun.


Lesson 4 – Fractions of a set of objects

Lesson 4 – To be able to visualise a setting.


One morning, a desert traveller rode into town and noticed a pair of boots outside a cobbler’s shop. He went inside and offered some money to buy them.


Using this sentence, draw a picture of what you think the scene would look like in the cobbler’s shop as the men argued about how much the boots were worth. You may also want to draw a picture of the
outside of the shop, where the camel is
tied up.


Lesson 5 Friday

  1. Maths Challenge BBC Bitesize
  2. Arithmetic Test 1 . See Maths folder for questions and answers


Arithmetic activity should take about 25 minutes.  Children can use a number line, a hundred square and equipment to help them count but should not use a times table grid.


For both tasks, write working out and answers on paper.


Lesson 5 – Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation.


Use the SPAG mat in the resource section.