Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 9th February

Hello year three! I hope that you managed to get outside and have some fun in the snow yesterday. Below are a range of home learning tasks that you could complete today. Our English lessons build on each other this week so today is the second task in a series of activities about writing a story. I have also recorded you a video lesson.

Summary of tasks

  • English: create a story setting and plot
  • Solving Life’s Problems: take part in the recorded video lesson. Solve the calculation puzzle
  • Topic: investigate food labelling


Yesterday, you created and described a character for a food themed story. Today you need to design your setting and plan what happens.

Part One: a story needs a setting. Have a look at this link about settings – click here

Your setting is going to be in a school. However, it could be a school with a twist! What is in the school? Who is in the school? How is it different to Kelvedon? Does someone come to visit? Is it snowing?

Have a go at drawing or making your setting. You could use ‘Lego’ or ‘junk modelling’. Come up with some adjectives that will help your reader to picture your setting.

Part Two: stories have a structure. Have a look at this website that explains the structure of a story – click here

Plan your story by deciding what happens at the beginning, middle and end. What is the problem or dilemma? How does it get fixed?

You could use one of the planning templates below, or you could speak your story plan into a video or draw it. It is up to you!

Tomorrow you will start writing your story and we will think about how to make a great opening to grab the reader’s interest!

Solving Life’s Problems

Here is a fraction video lesson for you to listen to and take part in.

Here are some fraction problems to solve.

Problem Solving Challenge

Here is a calculation puzzle for you to have a go at. Read the instructions carefully at the bottom.


Task: investigate food labelling

Have a look at the packaging for some of the food you have in the cupboard, fridge or freezer.

Packaging is designed to protect food and help transport it around the world.

Packaging also needs to contain certain pieces of information on the label.

Some packaging has a traffic light system to help you decide how healthy it is.

Pick two food types and compare the nutritional information.

Sometimes packaging has recycling information too!

Extra Challenge: could you design your own packaging for an item of food and include some of the key information on the labelling? You could link it to your learning on ‘nets’ or add it to any packaging you made last week.