Welcome to Year 3!

Summer 1 Learning Journey: EXTREME EARTH!

Monday 3rd May 2021: Bank Holiday – SCHOOL CLOSED
Provision for Polling Day Thursday 6th May 2021: SCHOOL CLOSED

On Thursday, we will be providing remote learning for the children. All online learning can be found on your child’s Google Classroom and will be live from 8:00am on the day.

The children should have their logins. If you cannot find your child’s logins please speak to the class teacher BEFORE Thursday 6th May.

If your child will not have access to a device on Thursday 6th May, please let the class teacher know by WEDNESDAY MORNING, so that they can provide your child with print outs of the activities.

Please see below a suggested timetable for Thursday 6th May:

  • 9:00am – 9:30am: Reading and Spelling practise
  • 9:30am – 10:15am: English and Maths (these will be short lessons)
  • 10:15am – 10:45am: BREAK
  • 10:45am – 11:30am: Science
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Handwriting practise
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: LUNCH
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm: Geography
  • 1:45pm – 2:00pm: Times table practise
  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm: BREAK
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm: PE/ Art/ Music

Please note, work handed in by 4:00pm will be marked and feedback will be given.

Children may email their class teachers and teaching assistants throughout the day on Purple Mash if they have any questions.

Please see details about how to access online learning below.

Reminders and Notices
Polite request: There has been an increase in children bringing toys to school from home. Please ensure that your child does NOT bring in any toys or trinkets from home. Many thanks!

Attendance: School starts at 8:50am for Year 3 and ends at 2:50pm. The drop off and pick up points for each class are the same as during the autumn term. Please try to be punctual to limit the amount of foot traffic on the playground at any one time.

  • 3O Drop off and pick up area: In front of the ramp into Rowan building
  • 3R Drop off and pick up area: On the top playground between the music cabin and the Oak building staff room
  • 3M Drop off and pick up area: In front of the classroom’s external stairs

Snacks: Children are expected to bring their own water bottle marked with their NAME and CLASS into school every day. Children may bring one HEALTHY snack for morning break.

Lunches: Please provide your child with a packed lunch or order a school lunch online.

NO NUTS policy: We are a nut free school so please do not provide your child with any snacks that contain nuts or may contain nuts.

Belongings: Please ensure that all your child’s belongings are clearly marked with their name and class so that they do not get lost.

PE Days: Monday and Tuesday

PE Kits: On their PE day, children should come to school dressed in their PE kits. The PE kit should consist of:

White t-shirt
Black/navy joggers
Black/navy shorts

Values Certificate Winners:


Jacob for Resilience

Sebastian for Kindness


Cem for Ambition

Sachin Teamwork


Muntser for Responsibility

Summer for Ambition

Well done, everyone!

Home Learning Expectations

Please let your child’s teacher know if you do not have access to a device and you need HARD COPIES of the home learning.

Daily reading: Children should read at least 15 minutes a day and record at least one comment in a week in their Reading Records where they summarise what they have read.

Times Table Rock Stars: Children to practise the times tables set for them at least once a week for 10-20 minutes.

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words: Children to practise 5 different spelling words a week using a variety of different methods and games.

This week’s spelling words

  • recent
  • regular
  • reign
  • height
  • history

Home Learning: Children to complete online activities set for them by the due date. These activities will be posted every Friday on Google Classroom.

Home Learning

Google Classroom

Purple Mash

My Maths

Times Table Rock Stars

Access: If your child has lost their password or you are having trouble accessing the work, contact the office or email the class teacher directly.

Self-isolation: If your child has to self-isolate, the class teacher will provide learning on the above platforms that will follow the learning taking place at school.

Home Learning Suggested Timetable
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
15 minutes Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading
10 minutes Times Table Practise Times Table Practise Times Table Practise Times Table Practise
10 minutes Spelling Practise Spelling Practise Spelling Practise Spelling Practise
20 minutes Online Learning

Google Classroom Tutorials:

This week’s learning:


• To apply punctuation and capitalisation appropriately.
• To apply subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to add more information.
• To use a variety of sentence starters.
• To apply prepositions.


• Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers x one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
• Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables

Foundation Subjects


• To describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.


• To describe and understand key aspects of tectonic plates.


• Understand the difference between ‘fact’ and ‘opinion’
• Understand how an event can be perceived from different viewpoints
• Plan, draft and publish a recount using the appropriate language.

Spelling and Handwriting

• Year 3 and 4 Spelling words

• Consistency in spacing: apostrophes

Next week’s learning:


Maths written methods

Addition: Compact Columnar Method

Subtraction: Compact Columnar Method

Multiplication:Expanded Method

Division: Short Division

Useful Websites


Explosive Haikus!




Melek, 3O                                                                                                                           Jokubas, 3R


Yusuf, 3M

Awesome Animation

3O’s creations

3R’s creations

3M’s creations

Easter Egg Competition Winners









Zayah,3O                                                    Izan,3R                                     Jeramiah, 3M

Take a look at all the other brilliant entries here.

SUPER Superhero Comic

Last week in English, the children wrote some brilliant Superhero comics. Here are some of our favourites:










Jahkiya, 3R                                        Melek, 3O                                              Leah, 3O

We would like to welcome you all to Year 3 and hope that you find our Meet The Team video useful

Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2: Hinduism
Spring 1: Authors, Writers & Poets
Spring 2: Magnetic Magic
Summer 1: Extreme Earth
Summer 2: Ancient Greece