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: - David Walliams is reading one of his stories everyday for free. - 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