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Good morning Year 3, here are your tasks for Monday. Once again, don’t worry if you can’t complete all the work, just do your best. This is particularly important with the TIME topic – everybody masters this at different speeds. It’s OK to find this tricky.



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 Understand the 24-Hour Clock

Your last lesson was about using “am” (morning) and “pm” (afternoon). Today, we are taking this a bit further.


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


As I said on Friday, there are 24 hours in a day. We used am and pm to tell the difference between 9 o’clock in the morning and 9 o’clock at night.


9:00 am = morning

9:00 pm = night


There is another way to do this though. Instead of each day having 12 hours counted in the morning and then another 12 hours counted in the afternoon, you can count up to 24 hours in each day. For example, this could be a day:

At 00:00 it is midnight and you are asleep

At 04:14 the birds might start singing

At 07:30 your alarm clock might wake you up in the morning

At 08:45 breakfast

At 9:15 start some school work

At 11:00 a snack

At 12:35 lunch of beans on toast

At 13:00 some painting for a project

At 14:40 play on the trampoline

At 16:15 talk on the phone

At 17:45 dinner of pasta

At 19:30 bath time

At 20:30 reading in bed

At 21:00 lights out for sleep

At 23:59 you are snoring and the whole 24-hour day ends


You can see that instead of pm for afternoon, the hours just keep going up (all the way to 23:59)


A quick way to read this digital time:



– the first two numbers “19” are the hours gone in the 24-hour day

– the second two numbers “50” are the minutes gone in the hour

– To read “19” – take off 12. 19 – 12 = 7. So, it is 7 o’clock  

– To read “50” – think about 60 minutes in the hour. 50 are gone. 60 – 50 = 10

So, it is 10 minutes to


Be careful though, it is 10 minutes to 8, not 10 minutes to 7! (The time was 50 minutes after 7)


Video by Miss Miller about today’s questions:



Answers to today’s questions:


GOAL: Using Adjectives

I’d like you to write 10 separate sentences about France based on information in this video. I’d really like you to try and include adjectives. Adjectives are words that describe nouns, such as: beautiful mountains; tall tower; snowy slopes; winding river; busy streets. Best handwriting and lots of detail would be wonderful.


Watch this Espresso video about France [You may need - Username: student29797   Password: quinton]:


Draw a picture of any feature from the video about France (an Alp or the Eiffel Tower?)

This week’s spelling words:


  1. believe
  2. bicycle
  3. breathe
  4. build
  5. busy