Friday 15th January 2021

Good morning year 3. We have made it to Friday and this means Madame Elena's French lesson. The link to the screencast is below. The sheet that you will need is available in the class notebook on Teams but I will post it here in the morning if anyone needs it.


Today we are going to be applying what we know about multiplying and dividing by 8 to answering questions. I have also posted an extension for today if you would like to have a go. Remember, you don’t have to do it but if you are completing the question sheets quickly and getting them all correct, take a look at it.



Today you are going to write the build up to the story 'The Fate of Fausto.' In school, when we complete a piece of writing we have a must, could and should success criteria. For today's piece of writing your must is to make sure that your capital letters and full stops are correct. Your should is to use inverted commas for speech and your could (if you would really like a challenge) is to include a complex sentence. I am looking forward to reading your writing tomorrow.


Thursday 14th January 2021

Good morning year 3. Here are the links for today's learning. I look forward to seeing you all in our assembly at 1.15 tomorrow.


Today we are going to be dividing by 8.


How are you feeling today? Today we are going to be describing how Fausto felt at different points in the story.


Mr Smith has prepared a computing lesson for you today. This lesson will become available on Teams at 8am tomorrow morning.

Watch the screencast video then attempt the set task.

 Your task today is to write two short messages one Formal and another Informal to show you are beginning to understand different types of communicating and overall what should be included or importantly what should not.

Choose something simple to write about for both cases and think about how you would message someone formally and informally about it.

Suggestion: Perhaps type or write them in the same document or piece of paper and send in together.


Wednesday 13th January 2021

Good morning year 3! Here are the links for today. I look forward to seeing you in our assembly at 9.20.

Topic: Yesterday in Topic you chose an important invention in your home and designed your plan. Today you are going to use your plans to make a model. Remember to send me a photo of it when you have finished it.

English: I was very impressed with your use of inverted commas yesterday. Today we are going to continue to look at inverted commas and we are going to begin to think about what Fausto is saying in the book. The link to the lesson is below:

Maths: Today we are going to look at mutiplying by 8. This is the last times table that we will be learning.


Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello year 3. Here are the links to today's learning for anyone unable to access Teams. Please let me know if you are still relying on the website for the links as eventually I would like to post only on Teams.


Good morning year 3. Thank you for sending me your story openings yesterday. You are all doing brilliantly. Today, we are going to take a short break from Fausto and look at inverted commas (or speech marks as they are otherwise known). Tomorrow we will practise using inverted commas in our writing about Fausto.

The activity sheet can be found here.


The additional challenge is in the same format as our homework. Please don’t feel that you have to complete this alongside the White Rose sheets but if you are very comfortable with the White Rose and you would like to extend yourself you can complete one of the challenges from the extension. If you are completing challenge C and you are multiplying  90 X 4 start by doing 9 X 4 = 36 and then make it 10 times bigger so 90 X 4 = 360.

Additional Challenge 


Yesterday, you explored the inventions that you have in your home. Today, your task is to decide which invention you are going to make and plan your model. I have attached an example of a planning sheet below to help you. Think about what you are going to use to make your model and how you are going to attach materials together.

Example planning sheet


Monday 11th January 2021

Good morning year 3 and welcome to another week. Here are the links to your learning for today:


On Friday we were multiplying by 4. Today we are going to be dividing by 4. The links to the lesson are below:


In English we are going to be writing the opening of the story 'The Fate of Fausto' in lots of detail. The link to the lesson is below:

Remember that you can use the model the teacher uses to help you with your writing - but please do make some changes to make it your own!


As you know, our topic for this term is ‘Incredible Inventions.’ We have already taken a virtual tour of the Science Museum and chosen some inventions that interest us. Today, you are going to take a tour of your home and choose an invention you have at home that has changed the way that we live. I think that I would choose my washing machine. I can remember my grandmother washing clothes in the bath. She would scrub them to get them clean and then hang them outside to dry. It would take her a really long time to wash everything.

I would like you to do a drawing of your invention and then write some sentences about:

  • Why it is important today
  • What life would be like without it

Later in the week you are going to be designing and making a model of your invention so please start saving boxes and recycled items that you could use.


Friday 8th January 2021

Well done year 3. You have made it to the end of your first week of remote learning. Here are the links to today's work just in case you are having trouble accessing Teams.



Today in English we are going to be learning some new words that we will be able to use in our longer piece of writing on Monday. I have attached the link below.
If you would like an extension today you can use the new words that you have learnt in some sentences about a character in your favourite book. Happy Writing year 3!


Please find the link to the sheet that you will need to complete the activities here

I hope that you all have a restful weekend.


Thursday 7th January 2021

Hello year 3. Here is today's learning for you.


Hello year 3. I am really enjoying the book 'The Fate of Fausto.' I hope that you are too. What has been your favourite thing about the story? Yesterday we looked at different types of words and today we are going to look at different types of sentences. The video will show you how to write questions, commands, statements and exclamations.
Your extension for today (if you would like a challenge) is to choose another story that you are familiar with and write a question, command, statement and exclamation for it. It could be a story such as Cinderella or Hansel and Gretel or it could be the book that you are reading at the moment. I look forward to reading your sentences.



Today we are going to use our learning from Tuesday and Wednesday to complete multiplication and division calculations. Your extension today (if you are up to the challenge) is to spend some time on TT Rockstars. 



Our topic this term is 'Incredible Inventions' and we would usually visit the Science Museum and look at some of the inventions over time. This year, we are going to visit the museum virtually! Below is a link to the museum tour:,-0.174517,2a,75y,89.87h,83.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXFqPyvRkWLd4oPkp25Lc_g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Copy and paste the link into the search bar and hopefully it will take you inside the museum.

Once on the site you need to click on level 0 (scale on the right hand side of your screen). Then by clicking on the screen and rotating 180° you will find yourself looking at the ticket office. If you follow the arrows and crosses on the floor which appear when you run the cursor over them you need to make your way past the ticket office and into the space area. Continue forward, through this area until you reach the gallery right at the end called ‘Making the Modern World’. Once inside this gallery you need to navigate around the outside and stop at the large display cabinets which line the room. Inside these, you will find lots of different inventions from different eras which show how they have changed over time. See if your parents can identify things which they had when they were your age!

Don’t worry if you can’t access the virtual tour, Mrs Dowdall has prepared a screencast for you to watch, which has some pictures of the relevant displays.

I hope you enjoy the tour! Once you have looked at the inventions, please choose three inventions that interested you and write a couple of sentences telling me what it is, why it interests you and how it has changed over time. After that, please enjoy wandering around the Science Museum virtually - it is one of my favourite museums.


Wednesday 6th January 2021

Hello Year 3. Well done to all of you who completed your learning yesterday. The learning below has been posted on Microsoft Teams and will become available at 8am tomorrow. There is a copy of it below just incase anyone is finding it difficult to access Teams.


I hope that you enjoyed the story 'The Fate of Fausto' yesterday. Today, you are going to do some grammar work based on the book. The video link below will ask you to write some sentences. If you would like an additional challenge, please write some extra sentences about what happened in the story. Try to extend these extra sentences using the conjunctions and, but, so or if.
The link to the lesson is below.
For your learning this afternoon, we have a STEM challenge. You only need to complete one of the challenges and I would love to see a photo of what you have made when you have finished. You can send the photos to me anytime before Friday. I hope that you have fun completing it. The link to the lesson is below:




Tuesday 5th January 2021

Happy New Year! I hope that you are all safe and well and that you had a restful break. 
For English, we are going to follow a series of lessons on story writing from the Oak National Academy. Today's lesson is looking at the parts of a story and ordering them correctly. The link to the lesson is below.

You will need to complete a story ladder as part of the lesson. The clip will show you how to do this but please take a photo of your story map and either upload it to Microsoft Teams or, if you are having trouble doing this, please email a copy of it to me so that I can give you feedback on it. My email is below:

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In Maths, we are going to be looking at the 3 times table. Please find links to your maths lesson for today below.  There will be a video for you to watch and a sheet for you to complete. The sheets are the same as the ones that we have been using in class. I would like everyone to complete the first page and the challenge today is to complete the second page. These links will be posted both on Microsoft Teams and the school website for the next couple of days. The final link below is the answer sheet. Please don't look at the answers until you have completed the work but you should mark yourself the work before you send it to me.


In the afternoon, we usually do Science once a week. Although we have now completed our science unit 'Sound', there is a fun activity below which links with our new topic ‘Incredible Inventions’.


The link attached gives all the information you need to be able to make your own string telephone, but I would also like you to talk to an adult at home about what telephones were like when they were younger. What can they tell you about:

a)            How they made a call

b)            How big they were

c)            How they made and received calls when they were out and about

d)            When they got their first mobile phone

If you can, please take a photo of the string telephone you have made and forward it to me, together with some notes on what you found out about phones from the past.

I hope you have a good day and if you have any questions, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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Thursday 26th November 2020

Good Morning Year 3 and welcome to your first home learning day as year 3's.

In Maths, we have just started a unit on Multiplication and Division. Yesterday we learnt that when we multiply we need to have equal groups. Below are links to the next lesson in our sequence. There will be a video input, a true or false question and a worksheet. Depending on how confident you are feeling you should complete either the first sheet or both of the sheets.

PowerPoint Presentation (

Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO4-Multiplication-sentences-using-the-x-symbol-2019.pdf (

In English we are reading lots of different poems. At this time of the year in year 3 we write a class poem about what winter means to us. Have a think about all of the things that you like to do at this time of year and write a sentence about each of them to form a list poem (a little bit like the explorer's rucksack poem that we wrote last week).

Here is a link to one that we wrote last year: What Winter Means to Me


PM - ICT  - We are meteorologists

As you know we have been looking at reading, recording and beginning to predict the weather.

Following last week’s lesson on describing the weather from give scenes, you are today going to use what you’ve learnt to write a mini weather report on the weather outside of your window.

Remember to use correct terminology and also record the time of your report.

For example:

At 3:30pm on Wednesday the 25th of November 2020 in Potters Bar it is dark and gloomy with a temperature of around 13 degrees Celsius. The skies are partially cloudy with a small chance of scattered showers and a gentle breeze blows in from a North Westerly direction.

For an extension, you could go onto the Internet and select another town, city and/or country to search for the current weather there and as like above create a weather report for it.

You can type it up (if possible) or write your report on the paper that Mrs La Frenais provided for you. I look forward to reading them when we return back to school. Mr Smith


Here is also a link to some Art lessons online that I thought you might enjoy:

#DrawWithRob — Rob Biddulph choose one to try at home.

If you have any questions please email me:

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I hope you have a good day and I look forward to seeing your learning.