Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 22st January

Hello everyone! We have reached Friday or as the French would say Vendredi. The year three team continue to be very impressed with your attitude whilst learning at home. We aim to set a range of tasks that help you to practise the skills you have already learnt at school and develop new understanding in English, solving life’s problems and learning linked to our topic. Miss Hutley has set you an adverb task, Mr Faithfull has recorded another solving life’s problems lesson and Miss Martin has planned your topic task. Good luck and we all hope you have a good day and enjoy your weekend.

Summary of tasks

English: Learn more about placing adverbs in a sentence. Write a short story (maximum 250 words) about food including at least 5 awesome adverbs.

Solving Life’s Problems: Solve the ‘Stamps’ money puzzle. Take part in a video lesson – add amounts of money together and find the change.

Topic: Draw and label the parts of a plant.


Adverb Detectives, did you find all the adverbs in yesterday’s recipe?  There were six: slowly, rapidly, quickly, regularly, promptly and well.  This last adverb can be found in instruction 8 and was particularly tricky because it does not end in ‘ly’.

Placing Adverbs

There are three places in a sentence where adverbs can go:

At the beginning of a sentence:

Slowly, I baked the cake for two hours.

In the middle of a sentence:

I called excitedly to my friend.

At the end of a sentence:

I spoke to Mr Walsh yesterday.

When you start a sentence with an adverb, it is called a fronted adverbial.

This is because the adverb has been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb.

A comma is used after the adverb.

Carefully, I chopped the colourful vegetables.

A Short Story about Food (maximum 250 words)

Today’s task is to write your own short story (maximum 250 words) about food including at least 5 awesome adverbs.

Try to write the adverbs in different places in your sentences to make your writing more interesting.

You may like to use one of these photos.

Remember to introduce the characters and the setting at the beginning, explain what the problem is in the middle and say what happened to sort it out at the end of the story.

Make sure you use at least 5 awesome adverbs.  You could highlight the adverbs at the end to check you have been successful.

Solving Life’s Problems

Have a go at this money problem first. Use the table at the bottom to record your answers. Good luck!

The answer for this will be posted on to the blog at 3pm today.

Then, take part in this video lesson on finding change and using number bonds to 100.


Part of our science learning in year three is understanding more about plants. This links to our topic of Food Glorious Food as plants, just like humans, need certain things to thrive.

Today’s task is to learn the names of the different parts of a flowering plant and also what they are used for. Watch this video to help you:

Task: carefully, draw a picture of a plant and then label it with the name of each part. Don’t forget to use a ruler to draw straight lines. Then, explain what each part of the plant is used for and why it is important.

Example – the information is written underneath the flaps.