Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 25th January

The year three team hope you all had a great weekend. We have some exciting news so check the blog for a video post later today. Here are your daily learning tasks. Do what you can, show a resilient and reasoned attitude and remember that you will need to get on with your learning on your own sometimes. Just like you do in school!

Summary of tasks

English: read the extract from the Magic Finger and answer the inference questions. Decide what you would do if you had a magic finger.

Solving Life’s Problems: Learn about regular and irregular 2D shapes. Make and describe some 2D shapes.

Topic: Learn about solids, liquids and gases.

Further details . . .


Being able to use inference is a key reading skill. Inference is when the exact answer is not given but you have to use the clues to work out what is happening. We use inference when reading and also in real life such as looking out for facial expressions. For example, if a person is frowning or crying they don’t need to tell you how they are feeling for you to know.

This video explains more about inference – click here

Read the extract (part of a story) from the Magic Figure and then answer the first questions that are all inference based. The second set of five questions use a mixture of reading skills.

Answers will be on the blog at 3pm.

Extra Challenge – if you had a magic finger what would you do? Could you write some sentences with adverbs to explain?

Solving Life’s Problems

Regular and Irregular 2D shapes

Can you think of any 2D shapes?

Watch this video. Did you remember them all?


2D shapes can be regular where all the sides are the same length or irregular.

Collect some sticks, pens, lolly sticks or something similar and use them to make some 2D shapes.

  • What shapes did you make?
  • How many sides do they have?
  • How many corners do they have?
  • Are the shapes regular or irregular?
This shape has five sides and five corners so it is a pentagon.
The sides are not all the same length so it is an irregular pentagon.


Watch this video to learn about solids, liquids and gases and answer the quiz questions at the end – click here

Write some sentences or draw pictures to show the you understand the difference between a solid, liquid and gas. Become a ‘states of matter’ detective and try to find as many solids, liquids and gases around the house. You could create a table to present your results.

Extra Challenge – substances can change state from a solid to a liquid (ice melting to water) or liquid to a solid (water freezing to ice). Have a go at this experiment where you can turn a liquid into a solid when making butter.