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Good morning Year 3, here are your tasks for Thursday. 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 improving on the x3 and x4 tables. Perhaps, you could now try the x8 (which is just double x4) or the x6 table (which is just double x3). Don’t forget to learn your division tables too: if 3 x4 = 12, then 12 ÷ 3 = 4.


GOAL- Parallel and Perpendicular

This lesson is all about looking at pairs of straight lines and deciding whether they are parallel, perpendicular or neither of these. All lines must be drawn with a ruler.



  • Parallel means that two lines will never touch – they stay the same distance apart. Train tracks are parallel – otherwise the train would crash!
  • Perpendicular means two lines that are at 90° to each other.

This diagram shows how to draw parallel and perpendicular lines:

Orange lines = the square 2-D shape

Green lines = shows that all sides with this mark are the same length

Pink lines = shows right angles

Single blue arrows = single arrows show that the top and bottom sides of the square are parallel to each other

Double blue arrows = double arrows show that the left and right sides of the square are parallel other to each other


In a square, the top/bottom are perpendicular (at 90°) to the left/right


Video to help with the lesson:

Today’s questions:

Today’s extension (pick page 1, 2 or 3):

Answers to today’s questions:


GOAL: What Features Make a Newspaper Report?

A newspaper report is a piece of writing that tells the reader about something interesting or exciting that has just happened – news. Today’s task is to think about what makes a newspaper report good. I shall explain the features and then you have to hunt for them in a newspaper report.



  1. Headline – A few words to say what happened: HUGE FIRE
  2. By-line – Who wrote the report: By Miss Miller
  3. Subheading – A sentence that says a little about the event and make the reader want to find out more – it’s the highlights only.
  4. Date – Usually the day after the event: 16th April 2019
  5. 5 Ws – In the subheading or first paragraph it says WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and possibly WHY
  6. Quotes with inverted commas – Saying what someone who saw the fire said is called direct speech:
    “The fire was awful,” said Marcel.
  7. Reported speech – Uses the word that but does not need inverted commas:
    Marcel said that the fire was awful.
  8. Facts – Has to have lots of true facts about the news story.
  9. Picture with caption – Pictures are important and need a few words to explain them.


Now, with these clues you can try to find the features in one of these newspaper reports. I have put four different levels of difficulty (the hardest one is 4). The answers are included.