Hello Year 3

The optional Easter activity booklet is too large to upload but don't let that put you off. There are some fun activities in it and if you send me an email I will happily forward a copy to you.

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Stay safe and I'll be back on monday 20th April.


Friday 3rd April

Hello Year 3! Today is Friday and marks the end of our week on fairy tales. Today's fairy tale is 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and as with the other tales there is a version to be found on Twinkl in the form of an e book and a powerpoint. Your task for today is to tell the story in your own way. You may choose to paint a picture and write some sentences, to create a cartoon strip, a story board, a poem, a letter or a diary entry or another way of your choice. I have been so impressed with your work so far and I am looking forward to seeing how creative you can be. After the Easter holidays, when I resume setting work on Monday 20th April we will see all of the characters we have met this week in our book 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Brown and we will use this story to begin to write playscripts.

The maths work today will continue to look at measuring length and there are three challenges below.

Challenge A

Challenges B and C 


Thank you all for all of your hard work these past two weeks and an enormous thank you to your parents too. Tomorrow I will post an optional Easter booklet of activities for you to try over the holidays if you wish. 


Thursday 2nd April 

Good Morning Year 3!

Here are some examples from your diary entries. Can you work out which characters they were written by?

'...Anyway, his house was quite nice, but wait until I tell them my secret profession as a mascot of a certain football club. The chairman will be delighted with my new egg laying skill!'

'....We live in a cottage and we are very poor. I'm so sad that I can't give my boy all the things which he deserves.'

'.....The next thing I know, Jack was tying a rope around my neck and taking me out to the path to the market. I hate the market because it is crowded and noisy.'

'....My wish came true, last night a boy climbed up a magic beanstalk and broke into the castle.'

In English today we are going to look at the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. There is an example of the story on Twinkl if you search for 'Little Red Riding Hood Powerpoint' but I am sure that you are all familiar with the story. For today, I would like you to write a setting description. We have done several of these in class - making sure that we include our senses and how it makes us feel. The setting that I would like you to describe is the forest that Little Red Riding Hood walks through on her way to her grandmother's house. Try and see if you can start some of your sentences in different ways. For example - out of nowhere, in the distance, the sound of ..... filled the air.

In Maths we are going to begin measuring length in cm and mm. There is a fun game on Twinkl to get you started which is called the KS1 Measuring Objects Game. Can you come up with some other examples yourself?

Next, we will look at measuring objects around the house. Today's task is to create a table with three columns. The first column should be labelled 'object', the second 'estimated length' and the third 'actual length.' How many objects around your home can you estimate and measure? Remember to measure to the nearest mm using decimals e.g.   7.3cm which would be 7cm and 3mm. Also, remember to record your estimate (the length that you think it will be) before you measure the length of the object.

Happy measuring!



Wednesday 1st April

Good Morning Year 3!

Thank you for your diary entries. I am still reading them and trying to work out which characters you have written as. Tomorrow, I will post some examples so that you can see if you can work them out for yourselves - some of them are quite tricky!

For English today we are going to revisit a and an as I have noticed that some of you are making a few mistakes with these. If you go on to Twinkl and search for 'Year 3 Grammar: Using A or An Learning from Home Activity Booklet' there will be several activities for you to complete. We looked at using A and An at the beginning of the school year so hopefully you won't find it too tricky. Just remember that it is the vowel sound that you are thinking about not just the letter.

In Maths we are coming to the end of our topic on fractions so today we are going to be looking at using fractions to solve problems. If you go to Twinkl and search 'Year 3 Fraction Problems Worksheet' there sould be some examples of fraction problems for you to solve. If you would like a challenge you can write some problems of your own for your family to solve. When we come to the end of a topic in class we usually complete a short assessment. If you would like to do this at home you will find one on Twinkl 'Year 3 Maths Assessment: Fractions Term 2.'

Good Luck everyone!


Tuesday 31st March

Hello Year 3. I hope that you are all wide awake and ready to learn!

I was very pleased to see some of your work on Hansel and Gretel today. There were some very creative examples so well done all. 

Today's fairy tale is going to be Jack and the Beanstalk. I know that you are all familiar with the story but just to refresh your memories, there is a powerpoint and an e book on Twinkl which should appear if you search for Jack and the Beanstalk. Once you have reminded yourselves of the story, today's task is to write a diary entry from one of the characters. Remember our feature list from the classroom and try to include how the character is feeling and also something secret. You may choose whose diary you wish to write but you must use the following success criteria:

MUST: Make sure that all of your capital letters and full stops are correct.

SHOULD: Include 3 paragraphs.

COULD: Use fronted adverbials and adventurous language.

If you are able to send me some of your diary entries I will try and publish some of the feelings and secrets tomorrow and you can see if you can work out who the character is.

In Maths we are going to look at comparing fractions. There are two tasks available today. The first is slightly more straightforward and can be found on Twinkl if you search for year 3 fractions. The first page to hopefully appear is called Fractions and Ordering. The second challenge is a little trickier and you should find the link below. Remember, the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.

Comparing Fractions 


Monday 30th March

Good Morning Year 3.

How many of you are going to be starting your day with PE with Joe Wicks? I am going to give it a try this week so if you are going to be doing it too please let me know how you get on.

In English this week we are going to be looking at Fairy Tales. We are going to start the week with Hansel and Gretel. There are many different versions of the story but we are going to begin by looking at a powerpoint of the story on Twinkl. If you search for Hansel and Gretel it should be one of the first items to come up. Once you have read the story, please complete a storyboard of the tale - just like we do in class. You can either fold a sheet of A4 paper into eight sections or you can use a double page spread in the workbook you took home. Either way, remember to include the main points of the story and at least two sentences to go with each picture. Twinkl also has a reading comprehension on Hansel and Gretel with three levels of challenge that I would like you to complete before the end of the week. Please search for 'Hansel and Gretal Reading Comprehension' and it should give you a KS1 option and another option. Please complete the one that is not for KS1. 

In Maths we are going to continue looking at adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Please find the sheet attached below.

 Adding and Subtracting Fractions



Friday 27th March

Hello Year 3, I can't quite believe that we have come to the end of our first week of home learning. I have learnt quite a lot this week and I am pleased to say that I can now upload your work to the website much more quickly than I could do Monday morning! However, perhaps the most important thing that I have learnt this week is how much I enjoy reading your work  so thank you for sending in examples of your poems.

I have loved reading all of your poems and as promised, here are some of the lines that especially impressed me. Can you find one of yours below? 


If I had wings I would touch the leaves on the trees.

If I had wings I would smell the springtime flowers hiding in the tall green grass.

If I had wings I would touch the soft feathers of exotic birds.

If I had wings I would listen to the sound of crashing meteors.

If I had wings I would listen to the crackly fire in the bright stars

If I had wings I would breath in the unlimited space.

If I had wings I would drink from a rain cloud .

If I had wings I would dream of being down on earth again.

If I had wings I would dream of the coronavirus to vanish so we can go back to normal life again.

The sun shall sleep as the moon shall rise and so if I had wings I would sprinkle love.


Well done Year 3. You should all be very proud.


For English tomorrow we are going to focus on grammar. 

You will find a powerpoint on the prefixes dis, mis and un on the Twinkl website if you go to planning, planIt SPaG year 3 and the unit on the prefixes dis, mis and un. There will be activities to complete on the powerpoint and then a sheet titled prefix sort with three levels of challenge which you should find below.

 Prefix Sort

For maths we are going to move onto adding and fractions with the same denominators. Again a powerpoint can be found on Twinkl in planning, Year 3 Maths, Fractions in the section titled 'Adding and Subtracting fractions with the same denominator within one whole' (1) I have attached the resource sheet below. Please try and complete at least a couple of examples from challenge 1 or 2 where you have to shade in the examples before you move onto challenge 3. 

Adding Fractions 


 Also, did you know that you can now listen to stories online for free:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ - David Walliams is reading one of his stories everyday for free.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen - A choice of stories to listen to for free.

Hope you all have a good Friday and stay safe and well.




Thursday 26th March

Good Morning Year 3! I hope that you are wide awake and ready to learn! Thank you to everyone who has sent me an email telling me about your favourite poems - they have really cheered me up!

Madame Elena also says 'bonjour' and has sent a French activity sheet for you. You can complete it in your workbooks and we can share them with Madame Elena when we are back in school.

French home learning award

In English today we are going to have a go at writing our own poems. I have chosen the poem 'If I Had Wings' by Pie Corbett to use as our starting point. I chose this poem because the poet uses his senses and this is something that we have been doing in our story settings. You will find a copy of the original poem below along with guidelines on how to go about adapting it to create one of your own. Remember to use adventurous language! If you would like to send me your poems I would love to read them and may even chose the most adventurous descriptions to put up on the website for Friday. 

Guidelines for writing the poem.

In Maths today we are going to continue looking at equivalent fractions. Please find the sheet attached below.

Equivalent Fractions

In Maths we are going to start looking at telling the time soon, so any practise that you can do with this will help you over the next couple of weeks.


Wednesday 25th March 

Hello year 3. I hope that you are all doing well and that you managed to access the work on Twinkl yesterday. Today in maths we are going to look at equivalent fractions - fractions that are equal to one another. In class we have looked at 2/4 and 5/10 being equivalent to a half. Today we are going to look for lots more examples using a fraction wall to help us. A power point and examples of the fraction wall can be found on Twinkl. If you go to Planning and then Twinkl PlanIt, maths Y3, fractions, there will be a section titled 'Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators (1). I have also posted a link to the sheet you will need below. If you have a dice you can use it to help you but if not, just spot the equivalent fractions and shade them in.

 Fraction Wall

In English, we are going to be looking at poems and towards the end of next week we will have a go at writing our own poems. Your task for today is to find a poem (or two) that you really like and perform it to someone at home. If your parents are happy for you to do so, you can always send me an email telling me what your favourite poem is and why you like it.


Tuesday 24th March

Good morning year 3. I hope that you are all safe and well. I am missing you lots but I am sure that you are working hard at home.

For maths today, I would like you to look at fractions of amounts. We have covered these in class a little but a powerpoint to help you can be found on the Twinkl website if you go to PlanIt Maths, Year 3 fractions. The pack is called 'Recognise Fractions of a set of objects' (2) and there are a set of worksheets called 'Would you Rather' with 3 levels of challenge and the answers - for you parents! Twinkl can be accessed using the UKTWINKLHELPS code.


For English today I would like you to check through your diary entry from yesterday. Please edit it carefully for capital letters, full stops, conjunctions and adventurous vocabulary - making sure that every sentence is the best that it can be. If you are especially proud of your diary entry you can ask someone at home to take a photo of it and email it to me - I would love to read some of them!

If you have completed this and would like a further challenge please draw a picture of Starjik in your exercise book and write descriptive sentences or phrases around him. Ch 1 is 6 sentences, Ch2 is 8 and Ch3 is to include a metaphor or simile.


Monday 23rd March 

Counting in tenths

Good morning year 3. Please find above a link to the maths home learning task for today. It is on counting in tenths which we have practised lots in school. If you would like an additional challenge, try counting backwards from a whole number in smaller fractions - like we did on the playground last week.

Your English task for today is to write a diary entry. In class we were preparing to write Ivan's diary as he meets the children in the village. If you can remember the details of the story please write Ivan's diary. I have included a link to the wagoll that we used in class below. If you can't remember all of the details you may choose a character from a story that you are very familiar with and write a diary for them.

You MUST make sure that all of your capital letters and full stops are correct. You SHOULD use a range of conjunctions (but, because, when, although, meanwhile) and you COULD use fronted adverbials.


 Example of diary entry pdf

Hello Year 3.

Please find a link to the home learning booklet sent home yesterday 18th March.

Y3 Home learning booklet 





A Christmas Carol

For more information about this performance, please see Year 4 for photos.