Hello Year 3! 

Welcome to another week of online learning! Mrs Winder, Ms Bray and Mr Sharp all hope you are doing well! We have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures and videos of children’s work: please keep sending these in!  

In school, Mr Sharp and Mrs Winder are part of a new bubble called The Mixabubble! There are children from all across school in our bubble and they are doing lots of the same challenges and activities that have been set for you to do at home. We’ll keep posting pictures and videos of what we’re doing and putting them on the school twitter page: can you keep sending pictures and videos of the work you’re doing? You are all part of our bubble team too! 

There are a few challenges this week: who will rise to the task? 

TT ROCKSTARS: I’ve challenged children in our bubble to play 30 garage games this week. Only one person has done this in Year 3 so far during our time learning at home – how many can beat this challenge this week? 

WAKE UP, WAKE UP: Do you remember our wake up, wake up song that we sing in class? Children in Mixabubble have learnt it and put actions to the song – we sing it every day! Can you record yourself singing the song with your own actions? Perhaps you’d like to copy some of ours! The words are here to help you: 

 Wake up, wake up

Give yourself a shake up

Get your body moving

Reach up, jump up

Give yourself the thumbs up

It’s another new day!

Get your feet dancing to the beat

Get your body moving

Raise a shout (hey!), let your feelings out (wibble!)

It’s another new day

The Mixabubble have also been completing the plants challenge and the Andy Warhol challenge in the online learning below. We’d love to see what you’ve done at home! Please email them in to year3@eastbierleyprimary.com

Have another super week at home. Mr Sharp is looking forward to speaking to you all and all the staff are looking forward to seeing your wonderful pictures and videos!

Stay safe,

The Year 3 Team

Weekly Reading Tasks

Challenge your child with reading something that they wouldn’t usually choose. Could this be a newspaper article? Try First News or perhaps it could be a recipe book, a different type of story book or it may even be listening to an audio book. Let us know how they got on. Did they actually enjoy reading out of their comfort zone?
Visit Ducksters and encourage your child to choose a person to read about. Ask them to create a fact file on their chosen person using facts learnt. It may presented in ways such as an information text, using ICT or as a poster.  
Ask your child to read a magazine or newspaper article about a famous person of their choice. Or research using books or the internet. Ask them to write a diary entry from the viewpoint of that person What might a day in their life be like?
With your child, take a look at this information all about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Complete the quiz and test your knowledge! 

Weekly Maths Tasks

Watch this addition video and this subtraction video, which revise the column method. Generate calculations to practise at home.
Challenge your child to use the Subtraction Grids to see how many calculations they can solve correctly in 2 minutes. Or try this calculation game. 
Ask your child to think about these questions: What calculations can you create using the numbers 127, 111, 200, 28 and 65? Will you use subtraction, addition or both? Can you find the inverse to the calculations you write?  
Are these number sentences true or false? 597 + 7 = 614, 804 – 70 = 744, 768 + 140 = 908, 907- 669= 238, 872- 109= 108=. Give reasons.  

Can you try this Kahoot?

Year 3 Counting: 09364813 - Which number comes next in the sequence?

In school this week we will be doing lots of counting in 2s, 10s, 5s; 3s, 4s, 8s, 50s, 100s. How fast can you count? Can you beat your score each time? Which ones do you think you may need to practise more?

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Your child can choose a person that is significant to them and mindmap all of the words that they associate with this individual e.g. inspirational, heroic, intelligent, courageous.

Practise spelling these words: information, adoration, sensation, preparation, admiration. Your child can list other words ending in ‘tion’.

Your child can practise their year group spelling on Spelling Frame. Can they write mnemonics for 5 words e.g Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move.

Puzzle fun. Choose 5 Common Exception words and create a word search containing these spelling words. Who can find the words?

A-Z fun. Ask your child to list a famous or significant person that begins with each letter of the alphabet.

Weekly Writing Tasks

Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Clocktower. 
Tell your child to imagine that they are famous. What would they be famous for? Can they write a diary entry recounting the day’s events in role?  
Ask your child to find out when the NHS began. Who was the founder? What other facts can they find out about the history of the NHS and the NHS in the present day. Can they present their new learning in information booklet or poster? Please let us know how you got on!
All famous people should earn £1,000,000 per year. Does your child agree/disagree? Ask them to have a discussion on this statement and write about it 
Ask your child to use the words FAMOUS PEOPLE to write an acrostic poem about significant people in history. 


Kahoot! Game Pins 

Subordinating Conjunctions: 01819580 - Which subordinating conjunction has been used in each sentence? 

Weekly Topic Tasks


Plants Challenge:

Can you find a plant? It could be in your house, in your garden or on your street. Draw a picture of it and label its different parts: flower, leaves, stem, roots. Can you see all the parts of your plant? Why not?

Imagine what the roots would look like!

Don’t forget to email in your diagrams to school: year3@eastbierleyprimary.com Can you email a picture of the plant as well as your drawing?

Andy Warhol

Last week, we drew one tin from the cupboard (remember my tin of gravy granules?) This week, I want you to draw the same tin three times. When colouring in, change the colours you use each time to make your artwork really bright. Look at my example for an idea! (I do wish I had chosen a tin with easier writing!!!)

STEM Learning Opportunities

Sophia Barnacle 

  • Sophia was a British inventor who, in 1907, invented the Helter-skelter. Try using junk box material to make your own helter-skelter or marble run.  
  • To find out more about building your own marble run click here. 

Additional Learning Resources

BBC Bitesize - Lots of videos and learning opportunities for all subjects.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - Reading, writing and maths activities for different ages.

Twinkl - Click on the link and sign up using your email address and creating a password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. Your child can access both of these programmes with their school logins. On Times Table Rockstars, children should aim to play Soundcheck for 20 minutes daily.

IXL online. Click here for Year 3. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs. Take a look at the mastery mathematics home learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons.

Y3 Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.   


  • Famous Fact Find - Find out about one or more Famous British People here. Ask your child to decide how they would like to present the information they have discovered. This could be a slide show, a poster or an information report about them. Can your child create a true or false quiz about their chosen person and test it out on the family during a games night?  


  • Healthcare Heroes - As the NHS plays such a significant role in our lives, ask your child to represent our amazing NHS staff with their own piece of artwork. This could be a painting, collage or even a collectable stamp of a famous medic e.g Florence NightingaleMary Seacole or Aneurin Bevan. Remember to tweet a photo of their artwork #TheLearningProjects.


  • Sport Superstar - Watch an interview with Rod Ellingworth, a famous, British cyclist. Then go for your own bike ride as part of your daily exercise. Don’t forget to wear your helmet. No bike? Then take a walk and look out for any cyclists you see. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week. 


  • Family Matters - As a family, discuss the famous people that may have had an impact on their lives and the choices they have made about the jobs they have chosen. Talk about who has inspired them and why. Your child can create a family tree that illustrates inspirations and choices.  


  • Religious Role Models - Ask your child to find out about significant religious people, like Jesus, Moses, Muhammed (pbuh), Guru Nanak or someone else who is important to your family. What do they notice about these people? What is similar about them? What is different? Help! Record the similarities and differences in a table format or make a Religious Role Model mini-book.