Good day to you Year 3!

Welcome to the second week of online work set for you. I hope you’ve enjoyed spending time with families whilst also doing some bits of work. It’s been fantastic to see pictures of home learning and other activities you’ve completed at home – some children have been helping cook meals which has been great to see!

Even more children have been completing work online this week and I’ve set a number of children Rockslams. Do you think you can beat me? Finish some homework on TT Rockstars and then I’ll set you a new challenge. Keep getting online. Remember: 10 minutes on each online activity is plenty. Well done those children accessing the quizzes on Kahoot as well! The Challenge Pins can be found in the weekly planning underneath this letter.

If you’ve done any writing, maths, cooking, shadow-measuring, found any reflective materials (see the plan below), take a photo and email into school at

Who’s doing PE with Joe Wicks? I tried doing it whilst holding Isaac and now my legs really, really hurt!

Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you,

We look forward to hearing from you all.

Mr Sharp, Mrs Winder and Ms Bray

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.

Let’s Wonder: Think about their street. What type of houses are on their street? What type of house do they live in? What other buildings are close by? Find out about their local area, what different buildings does it have? How old are some of those buildings? How have they changed over? Use a map to locate different places. Look on Google Earth. Draw their own map of their local area.

Let’s Create: Choose a building they most admire in their local area. Make a model of that building using materials of their choice. (Playdough, junk modelling, lego etc…..) How well did they do? What would they do differently next time? What have they learnt?

Be Active: Get out into the garden, pull up some weeds or mow the lawn? Does their garden need a tidy up? Maybe they could plant some seeds.

Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

Time to Talk: Were their family members all born in this local area? If not, how is their place of birth different to their own local area? If they were, how different is the local area since they were born? Talk about their memories of how it has changed.

Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences: Research different places of worship that can be found in their local area. Can they find their nearest Church? Mosque? Synagogue? Temple? Gurdwara? What can they find out about them? Draw pictures and label them with any information they find out.

Reflect: Think about what would improve their local area? What is their local area lacking? What spoils their local area? What could be done?

Weekly Maths Tasks

Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this and sessions on Garage, Studio and Soundcheck have been set.

Play on Hit the Button -  focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

Practise your subtraction skills: Use a dice to come up with two three-digit numbers. Make a calculation, a number story, a bar model and part-whole model to represent a subtraction. Send in your pictures like mine!

Choose the largest number and subtract the smaller number. Remember to work in columns. Watch this video to help you remember what to do!

Ready for a Kahoot? Use the Challenge PIN: 02021560

Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game where children need to convert from digital to analogue time. Asking your child to read a clock-face will also be helpful!

This game is really fun! Choose a character and use your maths skills to defeat enemies! Along the way, earn new equipment for your character!

Practise counting forwards in tenths, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 8s.

This game is really fun! Choose a character and use your maths skills to defeat enemies! Along the way, earn new equipment for your character!

Weekly Reading Tasks

You could share a story together. We’ve been reading Stig of the Dump in class. This link takes you to Audible where the story can be listened to for free with a 30-day trial.

Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read audibly, fluently and with expression.

Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world.

Need a new book to read? Oxford Owl requires a free sign-up but allows access to new books that can be searched for by year group. Go and find a new book to read!

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Practise the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words. 

Practise your spelling on Spelling Shed

Look at these 5 words from the Year ¾ Spelling List: arrive, business, continue, disappear, extreme. Can you think of any synonyms for these words? Can you use these words in a sentence? Practise spelling them using forwards backwards.

Weekly Writing Tasks

Write a diary entry summarising the events from the day/week.

Write a non-chronological report about your local area. Remember to include headings and subheadings. You could write about houses, shops, roads, things that children can do – be creative!

Is there an interesting building in your area? Write a list of questions they would like to ask.

Write a story about a stranger coming   to their local area. What happens? Is it a good thing? Or does something terrible happen? Remember to use:

Sub-ordinating conjunctions (because, as, if, when, although)

Prepositional phrases (beside the chest, on top of the table, beneath the ground etc)

Weekly Topic Tasks

Light and Dark: Follow this link to a video and information all about reflections. When you think you’re really confident, try a Kahoot Quiz with Challenge Pin: 02675620 Can you find any reflective objects/materials around your house?

RE: You now know lots of different Creation Stories. Can you create your own? You could write it down or record yourself telling the story. Perhaps you have some puppets you can use to help act your creation story out?

Music: Learning a musical instrument? Have a practice and take a picture of yourself. Want to sing. Check out this link with lots of singing activities!