Marigold Home Learning


Monday 1st June

Dear Marigold Class,

How are you all keeping? I hope you had a happy half term and enjoyed the sunshine. If you were celebrating Eid last weekend I hope you had a happy time and managed to celebrate your special day despite being in lockdown. Thank you to Aris, Albert, Harry, Maliah and Sumaiyahfor your emails, pictures and examples of fabulous work. It was great to see so many Marigold faces in the Friday Flyer last week and it made me feel really proud of you. So keeping sending in your pictures!

It’s now Summer 2 and you will be receiving a new weekly plan with this letter today. We are still studying the Ancient Egyptians but in literacy you will be choosing an aspect of this topic to write a report. I have given you an example in the planning – Ancient Egyptian Animals – and you will have 3 weeks to complete this writing task. There is also an exciting art challenge for you to try. I know it has been a long time since we were learning together in class but I am really proud of the great work you are doing at home. I’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to your parents who have become your teachers – so keep trying your best and email me with any questions or worries. I love to hear from you.

The sun is shining again so I’m hoping you are getting outside to exercise and keep fit.Take care and keep safe dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton


Here are a few interesting websites to try with your parents support – they are free learning sites. (the story of animals in history)

brainpop .com

Week 1 Summer Term 2 Learning for Year 3



This week we will find out the myth about the Goddess Basket, the daughter of the Sun God Ra and the protector of cats.

Read about this goddess and answer the questions.

Bastet was the goddess of cats. She has the head of a cat, but originally she had the head of a lion.

Every day the sun god Ra would travel in his ship across the sky. Every night the snake Apep tried to stop the sun god’s ship on his journey through the underworld. Ra was usually won these battles. However, on stormy days, or during an eclipse, the Egyptians believed that Apep had been victorious and swallowed the sun. Bastet defended her father Ra against the snake.

Bastet was the protector of cats. The Ancient Egyptians had a great respect for cats since they protected the grain from mice and rats. Rats can also cause disease. Killing a cat was punishable by death. When a cat died, the family mourned it, shaving their eyebrows to mark their sadness. Cats were sometimes mummified, like people, and their mummies have been found.

Which God was the father of Basket?

How did she help her father?

What did she look like?

Why did the Ancient Egyptians respect cats? What did they do when a cat died?

We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club if possible.

What about writing a book review of your favourite book you have been reading over the half term?


Year 3 Egyptian Report Writing Activity

Over the next 3 week you will need to write a report about Ancient Egypt

You can choose any topic you like. Here are some to choose from

Jobs and roles in the Ancient Egyptian community

Inventions of the Ancient Egyptian people

Famous Egyptian Gods

What was the Nile used for?

Beliefs of the Ancient Egyptian people


Leisure time

Jewellery and Makeup

Ancient Egyptian Homes

You can use your booklet to help and there is a page attached with different websites to help you get information.

Read and collect the information before you start

When you write your report make sure you include the following

An eye-catching heading in a large font

Written in pat-tense

An introductory paragraph

Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph on a different aspect of the subject

Sub-headings for each paragraph

Pictures, maps graphs or diagrams of the subject with labels

Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture

Lists of facts in bullet points

Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader

Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end

Look at the example to show you how to lay out your report

You send a picture or email your report to your teacher when it is finished


Ancient Egypt report topics

Read the new Knowledge Organiser carefully and make a list of the new key words and subjects for study mentioned.

This half term we will be looking at our Ancient Egypt booklet again more closely.

Re-read the chapter on “What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about death”. List 6 facts and include a picture.



Learn all of the Summer sounds project songs

Join in with Young Voices on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm!!


Try throwing and catching balls of different sizes or set up a target to aim for.

As part of gymnastics try lots of different balances – hold for 10 seconds.

Continue to keep fit by exercising every day!


Plan a healthy meal to share with your family. You could find a paper plate or cut out a circle and draw your healthy meal.


We are studying the artist El Anatsui. Please read the attached information about his life and work. Then do the El Anatsui Activity over the next three weeks.

El Activity

EL Artist


This week we are going to add 2- and 3-digit numbers using column addition. You will need to draw on your skills of place-value in 3-digit numbers and adding several 1-digit numbers. Start by watching this YouTube video on column addition: Then try the sums below:


This week you are going to be learning about the importance of having a nutritionally balanced diet. Start by watching this video on BBC Bitesize:

Your task is to work with a partner to create a drawing of a balanced meal to give your customer in your Balanced      Brunch restaurant here are some ideas:



Monday 18th May

Dear Marigold Class,

How are you all keeping? Well and safe I hope and keeping busy. I am still so happy to be receiving lots of emails from you and I have been so impressed with the work you have been doing! Thank you especially to Aris, Devon, Harry and Marcus this week for the excellent examples of work they are completing.

I am still waiting to hear from many more Marigold children so please keep sending those emails! It was great to see Harry’s picture in the Friday Flyer this week!  I really look forward to reading the Friday flyer every week so keep sending your pictures and you never know – it might be you next week! As so many pictures are sent each week I am hoping to see Aris holding his brilliant sarcophagus, Devon’s wonderful ‘send a hug’ and Marcus’s Amazing Body Machine poster next week.

 This is the last week before half-term and then you can have a rest from home learning! It’s also the last chapter of our booklet about ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and I am sure you will really enjoy learning to write like an ancient Egyptian. We will be carrying on with the Ancient Egyptians topic after the half term so keep your booklets safe as we will be using them again. 

What excellent maths work I have been receiving! My maths stars for this week are Aris and Harry yet again. My science star is Marcus who has completed some outstanding work this week.  I hope you have all been enjoying your home learning and have been singing the song “Dem Bones”? Or dancing along with –  

It’s another lovely sunny day so I hope you are getting lots of fresh air and enjoying time with your families.  Thank you again for all your kind messages and hard work.

 So until next week, keep safe and take care dear Marigolds.

 Mrs Walton

P.S. Try these puzzles

Week 5 Summer Term Learning for Year 3   


  • Reading.

This week we will be reading another version of Isis and Osiris and linking it to our writing activity.

  • Read this version of Isis and Osiris carefully. Are there any differences from the version you read last week? 

A long time ago, the god Osiris came to Egypt to rule as king. He brought the Egyptian people new laws and taught them how to farm well and live peacefully in their villages. Osiris was a very wise and powerful king, and was loved and respected by the Egyptian people. Unfortunately, his brother Seth, was very jealous of his brother’s power in Egypt, and began to form a plan to kill Osiris and take over his throne.

Late one night, Seth tiptoed into Osiris’s bedroom. Careful to not wake up Osiris, or his queen, the goddess, Isis, Seth measured Osiris’s body from top to bottom and from side to side. The next morning, Seth took the measurements to a carpenter who made a beautiful wooden chest decorated with bright paint and sheets of gold. That night, Seth threw a huge party, and invited Osiris as the guest of honour. The night was spent feasting, singing, dancing, and playing games. For the final game, Seth brought out the huge wooden chest. He announced that the first person to fit perfectly into the chest would be allowed to keep it.

One by one, each of Seth’s friends climbed into the chest. Unsurprisingly, no one was able to fit into the chest, which was made perfectly for Osiris. Finally, Seth and his friends convinced Osiris to try his luck with the chest. Osiris stepped into the chest and lay down. The chest fit him perfectly, just as Seth had planned. Just as Osiris lay down, Seth slammed the lid and sealed it shut. Seth and his friends took the chest down to the Nile River and dumped it in, knowing that Osiris would never be able to survive. When Isis heard the news of her husband’s death she was extremely upset. She rushed to the riverbank, and after several days of searching, found the wooden chest. Isis opened it and removed the dead body of her beloved Osiris. Crying, Isis hid Osiris’ body in the river grass. She didn’t want Seth to find Osiris’s corpse before she could perform the proper rituals that would allow him to pass into the Afterlife. 

Late that night, Seth returned to the Nile, to make sure Osiris’s body had washed away. The chest was nowhere to be found, but after searching the riverbank grass, he found the body of his late brother. Furious, Seth cut Osiris’s body into fourteen pieces. To make sure that the body was never found again, he hurled the pieces all over Egypt. The next morning, Isis returned to the river with her sister, Nepthys and her friends, to perform the necessary rituals, only to find Osiris’s body gone! Isis transformed into a huge bird and flew high over Egypt. Using her sharp vision, she was able to find all the pieces of the body to put Osiris back together. With the help of Nepthys, Thoth, and Anubis, Isis performed a great act of magic. Very carefully, they began to sew Osiris’s body back together. They worked together night after night. When the body was whole once again, they wrapped it head to toe in strips of linen, creating a mummy. 

On the night of the full moon, Isis used powerful magic to bring her husband back to life. Osiris embraced Isis, and thanked her sister and her friends. He told them he would not be able to stay in the world of the living. He explained that having died; he needed to travel to the world of the dead, where he would become the King of the Afterlife. Before he left, Osiris told Isis not to worry. He told her that she would soon give birth to a son, Horus, who would defeat Seth and become a great protector of the Egyptian people. By taking back the throne from Seth, Horus would restore order and peace to the Universe. 

Read the myth carefully and then retell it to someone in your family.

Make a list of all the characters from this version of the myth. How does Seth trick his brother Osiris and why does he plan to kill him? What magical powers does Isis use? What was the name of their son who would defeat Seth?

  • Read the last chapter in your booklet “How did the Ancient Egyptians write?” and continue reading every day and using Bug Club if possible.


This week you can use your knowledge of the myth of Isis and Osiris to write out the story.

You could do this as a storyboard with writing and pictures

Or you could make a little book of the myth.

Or write the story as if you are one of the characters – would you choose to be Osiris, Seth or Isis? Try to write how the characters are feeling as well as retelling the story.


This week we are going to try multiplying using the Grid Method


  1. Eesa had 4 packs of football cards. If there were 18 cards in each pack, how many did he have in total?
  2. Miss Dewar is giving out 16 prizes to children in 8 children. How many prizes did she give out altogether?
  3. Zaynab wants to make 5 mosaic tiles in Art on Friday. She needs 16 pieces of coloured card for each. How many cards would she need in total?
  4. Mohammed sold 22 cakes each day for 3 days for Children in Need. How many cakes did he sell?
  5. Miss Jackson collected 25p from 8 children for tuck today. How much money did she have in her tray?


This week are going to be moving on to look at our muscles. Start by watching this video on the muscular system

Complete the tasks below:


  1. Think about an activity like running.

Predict (before you run anywhere): Circle or highlight the muscles you think will be used.



3.Results (after running): Circle or highlight the muscles you used.



Song of the week: How Far I’ll Go

A message from Mrs Siefert and YOUNG VOICES EVERYONE CAN JOIN IN!!Dance moves included!

On 2nd June 2020 – You are invited to pay tribute to all teachers, by joining together to sing “ThePower in Me”, along with families and children from across the world and from the safety of your own homes. 

Sign up

We also invite you to take part in the #PowerinMe Challenge. In the weeks leading up to the main event on 2nd June, you are encouraged to take part in the #PowerinMe Challenge online workshops. Keep an eye on our social feeds and website. 

If you missed David Lawrence teach the first half of the song – here is the workshop on YouTube:-


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Read Chapter 5 of your booklet – “How did the Ancient Egyptians write?” 

What were the pictures and symbols called? Why was the Rosetta stone important?

Copy out the page of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Use the symbols to write out EGYPT, ISIS, OSIRIS, NILE and any more words you would like to try writing.


Make your own cartouche with hieroglyphs inside of your name or a message.

You could make a hieroglyphs necklace, bracelet or badge for a friend.

P..E.  Keep fit every day by walking, running, jumping (100 star jumps a day?) 

 How is the Egyptian dance going? Did you try some Egyptian dance last week? Keep trying!  

In a safe place continue to practise your cricket skills, throwing, catching and batting. 

Try some tennis or throwing a Frisbee!


Keep learning family words. Can you translate some of the key Egyptian words into French?




Monday 11th May

Dear Marigold Class,

I hope you and your families are all keeping well and safe. I have been so pleased this week to receive lots more emails from you this week and I have been so impressed with the work you have been doing!Thank you especially to Aris, Devon, Harry, Kasandra, Marcus and Shazad for your emails this week.

I am still hoping to receive messages from many more Marigold children and hear all about your home adventures and home learning. It was great to see Shazad’s picture in the Friday Flyer this week!I really look forward to reading the Friday flyer every week so keep sending your pictures and you never know – it might be you next week!

So what about our home learning for this week? I know some of you have written about your difficulties finding out about the Ancient Egyptians, as you do not have access to a computer or haven’t received the booklet we have produced for you at school. If you need a home pack of printed out sheets or a booklet please contact me as soon as possible. I know many of you are finding this topic as fascinating as me and producing excellent work every day. So well done and keep trying your best. This week we are finding out about Egyptian gods and the myth of Isis and Osiris. I know you will enjoy this part of the topic.

I have also been receiving lots of examples of excellent maths work – my maths stars for this week are Aris and Harry. Well done! In science have you been singing the song “Dem Bones”? Or dancing along with

as I suggested last week? You could also try to make your own skeleton or read the ‘Funnybones books (they are online) and are great fun.

Did you make bunting for V.E day or celebrate in any way? I hope you are exercising every day and being kind and helpful at home. Please say a big THANK YOU to your parents and family who are helping you at home and keep trying your best.

So until next week, keep safe and take care dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

Week 4 Summer Term Learning for Year 3



This week we will be reading the myths and legends of Ancient Egypt, in particular the myth of Isis and Osiris.

If you have been reading the booklet on Ancient Egypt this week we will also be finding out about the different gods they believed in – “What did the Ancient Egyptians believe?” – (pages 16-24) or try one of these websites.

Make a list of the different Gods and Goddesses and find out what their role was e.g. Amun- Ra was king of the Gods.

What can you find out about the myth of Isis and Osiris?

Here is one version of the myth. Read it through carefully.

A long, long time ago when the earth was new and everything was just beginning, the earth was covered with water. An egg floated on the water and when that egg hatched, Amun-Ra was born. He immediately flew into the sky and became the sun.

Amun-Ra dried up much of the water and made the land but was lonely so he created a wife. He named her Nut. After that he created many gods more and goddesses to keep him company. He put them all to work running the world.

Osiris was the favourite grandson of Amun- Ra and to show him how much he was loved, he made him the first Pharaoh of Egypt. Osiris married Isis, his one true love, and they settled down happily with their son Horus ruling Egypt. However Osiris had a brother called Seth who was terribly jealous. In a fit of anger, Set killed his brother Osiris, and chopped him into little pieces. He threw the pieces into the Nile River.

Fortunately, Isis managed to gather the pieces of her beloved Osiris. She brought these pieces to her good friend Anubis, the clever jackal-headed god. He managed to put the pieces of Osiris together again but he did not have the power to bring him back to life. So Amun- Ra made Osiris the god of the dead, which was the most important job of all. Osiris could now rule over the land of the dead.

Sadly, Osiris and Isis could never be together again, as he would dwell forever in the land of the dead, and she would live forever in the land of the living.

In honour of the god Osiris, the Pharaohs) of Egypt carried a crook and a flail (the signs of Osiris) They believed that once each year Isis would travels to the riverbank remembering, and dreaming, and that her tears caused the Nile River rise each year, to bring life to everyone.

Why is the myth of Isis and Osiris a creation story? Who are the main characters in this myth?

Why was Seth jealous of Osiris? Who helps Isis? Is this myth happy or sad?

We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club if possible.


2 This week we will be continuing to write our historical reporton the Ancient Egyptians.

The next paragraph can be about the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Harold Carter. How did he find the tomb and why was his discovery so important? What wonderful things did he find?

Next week we will be writing out the myth of Isis and Osiris. Get to know the story really well this week and draw a story map of the story of Isis and Osiris.



 This week we are going to look at dividing with remainders.

     Chunky Chimp loves bananas. Bananas come in groups of five, called a hand. He eats five bananas, or one hand, a day. We’re going to work out how many days sixty-two bananas will last. We need to find out how many 5s are in 62


Read Chapter 4 of your booklet – “ What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about death?

Find out about the process of mummification and why it was important to preserve their dead.

Go back to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and find out what was buried with the Pharaoh.


Draw your favourite Egyptian God or Goddess. Design and draw a Canopic jar or a sarcophagus.


This week, we are going to look at identifying and naming bones to follow on from last week, where we were looking at the difference between invertebrate and vertebrates.

Watch these video to see the introduction to the skeletons of humans and other animals: and

     What are the other bones in our bodies? Feel the bones in your arms, legs, etc while you try and draw where your bones are. Then label your diagram using the key words below.











Song of the week ‘What Makes a Family?’

Learn to sing and Makaton sign

Year 3

Learn the song of the week and follow the music activities on the page

Follow the body percussion patterns in this video




Join us online at 10:30am every day and get ready to make some noise!

Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils!


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Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Friday 15th


Monday 4th May

Year 3 Summer 1 Curriculum newsletters Egyptians

Year 3 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser Egyptians

Dear Marigold Class,

How are you all keeping? I hope this letter finds you all well and keeping busy! I am very excited that we did so well in the “Rockstars” competition. Thank you and well done to everyone who took part. I also want to thank Aris, Sumaiyah and Maliah this week for their emails and pictures. They have obviously been working really hard at home and if we were in school would be getting lots of team points.

I am still hoping to hear from many more Marigold children next week as I really enjoy hearing from you. Perhaps you can also send some pictures for the Friday Flyer? It is great fun to read and is a great way of keeping us all in contact with each other during these difficult times.

So what about our home learning for next week? I hope you have enjoyed finding out about the Ancient Egyptians and are finding them as fascinating as I do. If we had been in school we would have been visiting the British Museum this week! Try to take time to look on their website and take an imaginary tour. We would have been doing lots of drawings and research on Egyptian mummies so see what you can find out. Use this link to go to the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum and send us any pictures of your work.,-0.1274951,2a,75y,172.87h,89.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFyBuFtvu6FeVvVVc5–uiw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

I hope you are also working hard on the other subjects, like numeracy and science. Thank you to Aris for sending me lots of examples of your excellent maths work. In science, as you are finding out about the skeleton, you could look up this song “Dem Bones” and dance along with – .

I hope you are taking time to exercise and continuing to help around the house. I am signing off for now and I hope to hear from you all soon. I really hope you will enjoy this week’s learning and will all try your best. Remember to join in on V.E.75 Day next Friday by making bunting or drawing posters.

So until next week, take care dear Marigolds,

Mrs Walton

P.S. Try these Egyptian puzzles.

Week 3 Summer Term Learning for Year 3


We hope you have managed to find one or more of the Egyptian books listed in the Year 3 curriculum letter. Try to read every day and continue to use Bug Club if possible.

Last week we asked you to read the first two chapters of the booklet on Ancient Egypt.

Recap by reading those chapters again making sure you could answer the questions set for you.

This week our reading focus is “How did Egypt change over time?” (pages 11-16) of your booklet. You will need to readthrough the chapter several times so you really know the text well. After that answer these questions writing out in sentences.

What was the name of the Pharaoh who built the first pyramid?

What was the first pyramid like and where were they built?

Who was king of the gods in Ancient Egypt?

What does he carry and what does it symbolise?

What weapons did the Ancient Egyptians use in battle?

Where were the pharaohs buried during the New Kingdom?

What does the name Tutankhamun mean?

How does Egypt change over time?

This week we will be continuing to write our historical reporton the Ancient Egyptians.

Paragraph 2 should include these main points –

Ancient Egypt was divided into 3 periods: the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom. They began to build Pyramids (describe and draw) and became more powerful due to their weapons and use of chariots. Later pharaohs, like Tutankhamun, were buried in the Valley of the Kings.

Add a timeline and drawing of the different Pyramids to enhance your writing.


This week we will be looking at Dividing by 3, 4, and 5 without remainders. Last week we looked at multiplication. Division is the inverse (the opposite).

64 ÷ 4 =

75 ÷ 5 =

56 ÷ 4 =

85 ÷ 5 =

76 ÷ 4 =

66 ÷ 3 =

× 5 = 70

× 3 = 42

× 4 = 52

39 ÷ 3 =

80 ÷ 5 =

45 ÷ 3 =

Try these sums at home

Furthermore, a MathsPoster Competition is being launched! This poster will consist of how maths impacts your daily lives and different examples of how you use your maths skills at home! This could include using measuring equipment to weigh ingredients to bake a cake, using written addition and subtraction when creating a shopping list with a budget or counting how many different coloured cars pass the window! 


Read through Chapter 3 of your booklet again. Find out more about the pyramids at Giza. Why were they built and what do they tell us about the Ancient Egyptians? Look on the BBC schools and British museum website, as well as the other websites listed on your curriculum letter. Include drawings of the painted walls found inside the pyramids. Draw a map of Egypt labelling Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the river Nile.


For Science this week we will continue to look at describing and explaining the skeletal system of a human.

Define the words “vertebrates” and “invertebrate”

Sort the following animals into vertebrates and invertebrates:












Have a look at for more information.


The song of the week is Wiggle Jiggle!Watch the video and join in with the body percussion. day singalong link:

Year 3

Learn the song of the week and work through the first two paragraphs of activities on the screen.

Listen to and watch the Horrible Histories The Mummy song.

Try to join in if you can.

P.E. Did you try some Egyptian dance last week? Keep trying! In a safe place continue to practise your cricket skills, throwing, catching and batting as well as daily walks and keep fit.


Draw a scarab beetle design. You could colour in, paint or try to make them in playdough or clay.Follow this Youtube link to see how it is done:

Let’s celebrate V.E.75 Day together!

Next Friday 8th May 2020I is a special day to remember. Why? Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day when the guns fell silent at the end of WW2 in Europe. This is a chance to remember and say

“For those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Our veterans and soldiers are now helping us and supporting the NHS in the battle against the coronavirus virus. They are still risking their lives or providing amazing inspiration as the hero Captain Tom has done through fundraising.

So what can we do to show our support and thanks next Friday? We’d like you to make bunting or a poster to display to celebrate V.E.75 Day.

Please take pictures and send them to our school. There is an excellent website to give you lots of ideas and information at


Thank you Year 3 for your hard work and thank you to the parents supporting their

Children with home learning.



Dear Marigold Class,

I hope this letter finds you all well and keeping busy! I must admit to being disappointed that I received zero emails from Marigold class last week as I really enjoy hearing from you. I know it is so difficult working from home but it is important to keep learning and trying your best every day. I really enjoyed reading the Community Flyer this week and well done to Maliah for sending in her lovely picture and message.

Now let’s think about your home learning for the next week! We will be starting our topic on the Ancient Egyptians. This is one of my favourite topics and I am really disappointed that we are not in school discovering why the Ancient Egyptians were so fascinating together. Do look on the school website for the new Curriculum Letter and Knowledge Organiser, as well as any other information you have been sent from school. The curriculum letter will give you some examples of internet websites that will also help you find out more. Just make sure your parents are with you when you log on to any other sites to make sure they are safe.

It is lovely weather so I hope you are getting out and about to exercise and get some fresh air every day. I hope you are also being helpful at home and that all your family are keeping well and safe. I have been doing lots of reading every day, mostly historical novels, and I hope you have been enjoying reading too. Remember as well as books and stories online I hope you are using your Bug Club library as often as possible. I’d love to hear about your favourite books or any other activities you have enjoyed doing in your home learning.

Well I am signing off for now and I hope to hear from you all soon. I think you will love the learning we have planned for you this week so have fun working hard!

So until next week, take care dear Marigolds.

Mrs Walton

Week 2 Summer 1 Half- Term Learning for Year 3


Hopefully many of you will have been sent or collected a booklet on Ancient Egypt. This will be very helpful during this topic.

You will need to read Chapter 1 “Howard Carter gets a big surprise” several times so you really know the text well. After that answer these questions writing out in sentences.

When did Howard Carter visit the Valley of the Kings?

What does an Archaeologist do?

How was the tomb of Tutankhamun discovered?

What was on the doorway of the tomb?

What wonderful things did he see?

We will also be writing a historical report on the Ancient Egyptians which will help us answer our topic question ‘Why were the Ancient Egyptians so fascinating?

In this report we will find out what it was like to live in Ancient Egypt. Why did they build pyramids and tombs to bury their Pharaohs? Why was the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb so important?

This week we will write an introductory paragraph using the information in the first chapter of the book.

Plan your introduction paragraph with the key questions you want to find out about the Egyptians. Remember to write clear sentences using the correct punctuation and spelling. Check it and improve with adjectives and different starters.

Choose an illustration of some of the ‘wonderful things’ Carter found to draw.


This week, focus multiplication and division skills, including using tables facts to solve problems. Practise doing your 4 times tables with division as well. For example:

3 x 4 = 12

4 x 3 = 12

12  4 = 3

12  3 = 4

Maybe you could use toys like Lego, or even pebbles to practise this

Also, a Times Tables Rock Stars tournament has been set up between Carnelian and Marigold. Take some time to log into your personal account to join in with this enjoyable tournament and earn extra points for your class! It begins at 9am on Monday 27th April and ends at 5pm on Friday 1st May. The winning class will be announced on the Garfield website next week. Good luck!


This half term we are looking at the Human Skeletal system. To start join in with this song:

You could do some research and describe what bones do.


This week we are starting our new topic on The Ancient Egyptians and you will all become Egyptologists if you work hard! Find your Knowledge Organiser and you will find a list of key words for this topic – write out these words so you can remember and spell them correctly. You could make a poster of these key words.

Read Chapter 2 of your booklet “How did the Egyptians live”.

Find out where Egypt is on a world map. What river flowed through Egypt? Remember we did some of this as your home learning last term.

Draw a map of the River Nile.

Sketch the different crowns the Pharaoh’s wore.


This is your weekly song from Mrs Siefert


Try to learn to dance like an Egyptian ( look for – Groove like an Egyptian – you tube) Again check with your parents first.

In a safe place practise your cricket skills, throwing, catching and batting as well as daily walks and keep fit.

Don’t forget to look at the BBC Bitesize for lots of activities to practise your learning




Dear Marigold Class

I hope you and your families are all keeping well and have had a good Easter break. I was very happy to receive emails from some of you telling me about all the work you have been doing at home, as well as some lovely art creations. Well done! Please keep sending those emails as it really cheers me up and it is good to keep in touch during these difficult days.

Now it’s the start of the Summer Term! Here are some ideas for your home learning this week!


Can you write me an email telling me what you have been doing over Easter and if you have any special news or work you would like to share?

Write a review of either a film you have seen recently or a book you have especially enjoyed. We will share your recommendations next week.

Continue to read every day and try to use Bug club if you can. There are daily lessons on BBC bitesize we’d like you to try, for example, work on adjectives and a poem ‘Please Mrs Butler’- (look for year 3 daily lessons).

If you have Scrabble at home it is a great game to improve your spelling as well as being fun. Get your family to join in!


Look around your home and list all the different shapes you can see. Put them into a bar graph or tally chart.

Continue learning and revising your times tables daily and get someone to test you or go onto hit the button website.

BBC bitesize also has daily year 3 maths lessons for you to follow.

Try a board game like Monopoly with your family – great for counting money!


Continue or start your nature diary. Record the weather and any changes you can see in nature e.g. insects, plants, birds. Try to spot different things every day.

History and Geography

If you look on the BBC bitesize daily lessons for Year 3 it will give you lots more interesting ideas for learning. What about creating a pictorial map of your favourite walk with your family combining geography and art? Or find out about being a historian to get ready for our new topic on Ancient Egypt starting next week.


Can you create a shape picture? Send a picture to me


Miss Siefert has set you this music work for the next week.

Learn the following song:

Reach out your Handby Hollie Williams and Bottle Top Music

To learn new recorder piece using the notes A B C and high D


Finally dear Marigolds remember to exercise every day, be helpful at home and enjoy the learning we have planned for you. If you have any questions please email me or if you want to share your work or any good ideas.

Take care and keep safe everyone!

Mrs Walton

P.S. Let’s draw some Marigolds!



31st March 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email:


30th March 2020
Dear Marigold Class,
             I hope this letter finds you and your family keeping safe and well. I’m really missing being in school and working with all of you and I hope you are all keeping busy at home as well as enjoying time with your families. 
           Remember its important to continue reading every day and as well as books from home you can still log on to Bug Club. Keep learning your times tables so you can achieve even better in our next Megamaths tests and try to exercise every day! These are difficult times so the most important thing is to keep safe, be kind to each other and extra helpful at home. 
          So here are just a few ideas Marigold class to keep you busy and learning, If you have any pictures or work you’d like to share please send them onto me as I’d love to hear from you.
English – If you have been writing a diary please continue and remember to keep your handwriting as neat as you can.  Also if we had been in school we would have been writing poetry, so when you are out exercising look around at all the signs of Spring and write me a Spring poem! Use lots of descriptive words to describe what you can see, hear, smell and how Spring makes you feel. You can decorate your poem with lots of pictures and maybe make it into a card for someone in your family who may need cheering up.
Numeracy – its a great time to improve your skills in 3 areas – telling the time, calculating money, multiplication and division tables. For example you could  – plan a timetable of your day, or maybe create a shop of your toys and books,  pricing items using real or pretend money that you could make.
Science – keep a nature diary of all the different plants, birds and insects you see – include a daily weather report.
Best of all dance and sing every day to keep fit. Try something different like skipping or juggling in your exercise time. Make models from your recycling – as well as volcanoes maybe a time machine  or spacecraft. What about making some cakes with help from an adult? There’s so much to do to keep us busy and cheerful!
Well I’ll say goodbye for now to all the lovely Marigolds.
Take care and best wishes to you and your family.
Mrs Walton 

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