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Good morning Year 3, here are your tasks for Friday. Once again, don’t worry if you can’t complete all the work, just do your best.



Maths starter activity:

As before, write down your score in the back of your maths book. Can you beat your best score? Hopefully, by now you are ready to focus on the x3 and x4 tables. Perhaps, you could even try the x8 (which is just double x4).


GOAL- To Use A.M. and P.M.  

This 5th lesson on time is all about using “am” and “pm”.


Things you’ll need to know:

  • (AM or am or A.M.)  means “ante-meridian” which means “before midday”
  • Midday means 12:00 – about lunchtime!
  • (PM or pm or P.M.)  means “post-meridian” which means “after midday”
  • Noon is another word for midday
  • Midnight means 12:00 at night


To answer these questions, you need to remember that there are 24 hours in a day. Each day follows a pattern:

  1. Each 24-hour period begins at midnight (12:00 pm)
  2. You are then asleep for quite a while until morning eg 7:00 am
  3. All time in the morning is “am” eg 11:15 am
  4. At midday, you might have lunch eg 12:00 am
  5. All times in the afternoon and evening are “pm” eg 7:20 pm
  6. The 24-hour period ends at midnight.

So, the first 12 hours (until midday) are: am

And, the second 12 hours (from midday to midnight) are: pm


At 3:15 am you are asleep

At 3:15 pm you are usually leaving school




Answers to today's questions:


GOAL: Root Words

The next grammar topic is Root Words. This means word families that are based on one word. They have some sort of meaning in common. Root words cannot be broken up into smaller words.


Example 1 (using prefixes and suffixes)

Root word = lock

Family of words = lock + er (locker), lock + ing (locking), un + lock (unlock)


Example 2

Root word = solve

Family of words = solution, solver, dissolve, insoluble 


Go through this PowerPoint and look closely at the correct answers:


Remember, do not do all of these questions, just pick one group.


Q1a – Q3a = Easier

Q4a – Q6a = Medium

Q7 – Q9 = Harder

Answers to today's questions: