Welcome to Year 3


Welcome to Year 3 page!

Week 16 of school closure & we are missing you all so much! Please get in touch through ‘Contact your teacher’ tab at the top of the page and tell us what you have been up to 🙂 

Mrs Briggs (Monday – Wednesday)
Mrs Ibrahim (Thursday and Friday)

Teaching Assistant:
Miss Craven

Our team are always available to answer any questions so please ask if there is anything you need. We all believe that working together as a team, we can do the best for your child.

Our school tag line is:
“Nothing is impossible with God”
Following the Christian virtues, we strive to find God in everything we do and share His love.

We hope to use the Year 3 pages to share our exciting work and news with you.  We hope that you enjoy sharing our journey with us.

The Year 3 team

Investigating how magnetic force is affected by different surfaces.

Y3 have been using magnets and investigating how different surfaces affect magnetic force.  We compared desk top, carpet, bin liner, paper and aluminium foil.


Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 3. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.


Don’t forget to visit the local library for lots of further engaging texts and reading activities. It is the year of reading so they have lots planned to enjoy!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Here you will find some weekly home learning tasks set by
Mrs Briggs & Mrs Ibrahim.

 Summer 2020 Library Reading Challenge:  Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge

 Most of the learning packs below do not need to be printed but can be done on the screen and with a paper and pencil/pen – just click on each one to open.

W.B. 06.07.20

Sadly, this is the last week I will be able to post you any work 🙁  If we were in school together we’d be having lots of fun, so this week your work will look slightly different – I hope you have some fun working through it!.


Problem of the Day
These problems can be found on the White Rose Maths website for future reference.  I have attached the first 5 for this week but please be mindful, they are for the whole of Key Stage 2 so you may find them really tricky 🙂  Good luck!

A problem a day

Mental Maths Challenges:

Try and challenge yourself! Remember these are to be worked out in your head! Time how many you can get right in 1 minute 🙂

This week I would like you to reflect upon the short time we had together in Year 3 and the hopes you have for Year 4.  Think about what you would like your new teacher to know about you.  I have attached these sheets to inspire you in terms of content but you can produce it however you like – eg: poster, letter, advertisement, video … I won’t have much access to school equipment this week but you can try sending it to me and if I miss it , Mrs Ibrahim would love to see your final pieces 🙂 


I hope you can all still remember your alphabet! But can you think of something you have learnt this year for each letter?


Keep going as much as you can with Bug Club. Hopefully you will have some to get you through the summer holidays.
This week’s comprehensions:
Comprehension 1
Comprehension 2
comprehension 3

This week marks the end of  our work on Light.  We are going to investigate shadows.  Use the worksheet from Outstanding Science to help with your investigation.


 If we get a really sunny day, use chalk to draw around your feet – this is the position your feet must always stay in – they can not move! 
Stand still and ask somebody to draw around your shadow. (Or you could do theirs)
Repeat this at different times throughout the day keeping your feet in the same position. 
What happens to your shadow?
Why do you think this happens?  
Make a poster to explain what you did and what you found out. Draw a diagram showing how the light source is creating a shadow.
Include an explanation as to  why you think your shadow changed.




W.B 29th June: Thursday and Friday- Mrs. Ibrahim


This week CAFOD have a special assembly about the Summer of Hope and how we can help others around the world this summer, especially through prayer.

CAFOD Summer of Hope

Wednesday Word

Honesty 3


Religious Education:

Objective: To have an opportunity to identify the gifts God has given us and reflect on ways we can use these gifts.
Watch the video:
Spelling activities: 
Revision of list 11: Spelling Shed list 11 revision
Hieroglyphics: These were the alphabet letters used by the anceint Egyptians.
Art and Design
How to draw a Pansy flower step by step
Click on these links: Add more flowers once you have  learnt the technique.
Get inspired by these examples:

W.B. 29.06.20

This week in maths we are contiuing with Measure thinking more about Capacity.  Capacity is the maximun amount that a container can hold. Attached are the White Rose Maths SHeet activities and I will link them to Oak National Academy teaching videos where available.

1. Measure capacity 1
2. Measure capacity (2)
Oak Academy Link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-capacity-and-volume
3 Compare-capacity
Oak Academy link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-capacity-and-volume
4. Add-and-subtract-capacity
Oak Academy link:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-capacity-and-volume

Complete your work on Ancient Egytpt.

This week should have been Wimbledeon Tennis Championships.  Wimbledeon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is regarded by many as the most prestigious. Unfortunately , due to COVID it has been cancelled for 2020. 🙁   This week in English we are going to be using this as our stimulus.
Tennis-Time – This document is a mock newspaper report about Wimbledon from 2017.  There are a number of activities including comprehension and a number of SPaG activities.  (And the answers are inlcuded – so no peeking 🙂 )

This week you can choose to either research a famous tennis player (such as Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Steffi Graff) and write about them and their lives as a professional tennis player. This is called a biography and you would noramlly learn about these later in school so this is a real challeange.  I have included a success criteria Biography checklist– so you know what you need to try and include and I have added a biography on Usain Bolt so you can see what a good one should look like. usain_bolt sample biography.docx
You can research how to play tennis and write some instructions for somebody that has never heard of tennis (like an alien from out of space). Again I have added a Success Criteria Instructions check list to know what to include and a sample of instructions so you can remember what they look like how_to_make_prefect_pancakes instructions

Ambush! Comprehension-Vocabulary focus

Delivery ‘Bot! comprehension – Inference focus

In year 3, we  need to recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.  We have looked at this before in our home learning so this is a revision.  Find a light source and investigate how you can make shadowsa aLook at the shape of the shadow – what do you notice.  This sheet will help you to investigate shadows.  Forming_Shadows

Can you find some things around the house to create your own game similar to tennis?  Try to mark out a court and score it in the same way.  Let us know what you come up with 🙂 





W.B 22nd June: Thursday and Friday- Mrs. Ibrahim


The Duchess of Cambridge Special Assembly:  



 Acts of Worship  Honesty 2



Religious Education:

Objective:   Have an opportunity to understand how St. Paul had to learn
how to be a Christian.

Saint Paul’s Story

Saint Paul activity

St Paul fact sheet




Songs to learn prepositions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF6LE4P_bEU

And her is another song to learn some more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyMrLQ4ZI-4

Prepositions activities: Prepositions tasks


Spelling shed : Spelling shed list 36 activities



History lesson and tasks Tutankamoun

ART and Design

How to draw Tutankhamoun :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDUJr_5v3No


W.B. 22nd June – Mrs Briggs



Mrs Cole has just informed us of a comptetition that I would like you all to get involved with.

The most meaningful, and possibly life changing, writing project you may encounter. 500words has launched a Black Lives Matters competition. 

You will need to write a draft piece and then edit it to make it perfect  for your final piece.
You may want to research some more inspirational people to get motivated.
We read about Rosa Parks last week – maybe research Martin Luther King or St  Josephine Bakhita to see what their messages were. Be inspired, write a poem or tell your own (or for some of you, your ancestors) story!

It launched today www.500words.me so please look at the website, gather ideas and think about what the Black Lives Matters movement means to you. Our school community is wonderfully multicultural, welcoming people of all backgrounds. We are a unique community and you are incredibly unique, awesome children, so please make sure YOUR message is heard. Get writing!

If you would like me to check, just send through on Contact Your Teacher page and I’ll get it back to you. Ask parents too, they can sometimes surprise you with their ideas and may even know some Year 3 punctuation 😉 The deadline is Friday 3 July, so not a lot of time!

Get writing!


This week we are thinking about Measure  – Mass & Capacity.  
Oak National Academy have some video lessons available to match the objectives but not necessarily in the same order as we are covering it so I will link the White Rose maths sheets with the videos (as best I can) as we go along.
This week would be a perfect time for you to be baking or measuring ingredients for cooking. You could send us photographs of your creations 🙂

Oak Academy: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measure-to-read-a-scale
Oak Academy: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measure-to-read-mass-on-a-scale#
Oak Academy: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measure-to-compare-mass
4. Add-and-subtract-mass
Oak Academy: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-mass

This week we are continuing our work on non-chronological reports from last week.
This week we need to research Ancient Egypt so that we can write our own report.

Read through the plan : Reports plan

This plan (above) includes a draft planning sheet model for you and the success criteria checklist.
Monday: There is a PowerPoint to support learning.  Read the reports and look at the key features.
PowerPoint to support non-chronological report writing
Choose some reading from the Reading sections and research yourself.

Tuesday: Draft a plan and research and information on Ancient Egypt that you still need.
Choose some reading from the reading section and continue with your own research.

Wednesday: Finish off research and finalise your plan.
Which paragraph are you going to write first, second, third etc.
Don’t forget your introduction and conclusion.

Thursday: Write the report looking at the features and the check list.

Friday : Edit and re-write neatly.



Friendly Felines 1
Get Ready With Cleopatra
Pyramids comprehension
An Extract from Howard Carters Diary
The Rosetta Stone


In year 3, we need to know that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.
Read the information and and complete the task.
Sun Safety

W.B 15th June: Thursday and Friday- Mrs. Ibrahim



Egypt Holiday text: Egypt diary reading comprehension 


Inference questions: Inference comprehension questions Egypt


Wednesday Word: Wednesday Word 

Acts of worship:Honesty


Religious Education:

Objective: Have the opportunity to know how St. Peter and the disciples became followers of Jesus
RE story and questions: Jesus calling Peter and the disciples
History: We are learning this term about Ancient Egypt:
Art activities:  Draw a River Nile artistic picture


W.B. 15.06.20

This will be our second week looking at Angles and Shape.  Oak National Academy (O.N.A.) has the video to accompany the objective.
Go to 2. Angle & Shape start at lesson 6 this week. 
I have also attached the White Rose worksheets for this unit to complete if you have time.
Worksheets to support the learning of Angles and Shape:
Turns and angles
Right angles in shapes
Compare angles
Draw lines and shapes accurately

Horizontal and vertical 2020
Parallel and perpendicular 2020

Last week, Mrs Ibrahim introduced our topic of Ancient Egypt. In a couple of weeks, we are going to write a non-chronological report about the Ancient Egyptians.  We will use the next couple of weeks to learn about what that means and to collect some infpormation to help us.

This week we are going to find out all anout non-chronolociacl reports following Oak National Trust:
Go to 7. Non Chronological Reports and follow the lessons.

Our comprehensions this week are going to support our work on Ancient Egypt.
River Nile
Egyptian gods

We are continuing our topic on light. This week we are trying to notice that light is reflected from surfaces.

Watch this clip and think about what it says about how light travels and how light reflects.
The first 2 minutes of this clip are about Light and Reflection.  You can watch the rest if you like but Refraction  comes into Year 6 Science!!
The activity from Outstanding Science, asks if the objects are light sources or reflectors.  You don’t need to print it out- just draw a Venn diagram and add the names in the correct place.
Light Sources And Reflectors

Use a timer for 1 minute and see how many skips you can do.  If you don’t have a skipping rope you could try speed bounce by rolling a towel up, keeping your feet together and bouncing over the towel. Remember, your feet have to stay together!!!
Write down your best score form each day and then on Friday send me (through Contact the Teacher) your best score from the whole week

W.B 8th June: Thursday and Friday- Mrs. Ibrahim


Wednesday Word: Wednesday-Word-5


Acts of worship:  Acts of worship Kindness


Religious Education:


The story of the Good Samaritan
Objective: To have the opportunity to understand what being a Christian involves.
Story with images and tasks:
History: We are learning this term about Ancient Egypt:
What we already know? Simple facts video:
DT activities (make a booklet): RE DT Good Samaritan

 WB: 08.06.20 – Mrs. Briggs


Week 1 – Summer 2 


Maths: This week we are starting our new topic on Properties of Shape and thinking firstly about Angles and Shape. We will use the Oak National Academy videos to support our learning.  Each day there will be a Flashback 4 to complete (I’ll put the answers up later in the week), a link to the Oak Academy lesson for you to work through and on some days I’ll add an extra task if you would like to continue with your learning. Please also remember to go on Times table Rock Stars for at least 10 minutes a day.
1. Flashback 4
Oak National Trust  – Angles and Shape lesson 1 – Identify & Recognise Angles


2. Flashback 4
Oak National Trust – To identify angles in 2d shapes


3. Flashback 4
Oak National Academy – To recognise right angles


4. Flashback 4
Oak National Academy – To recognise obtuse and acute angles


5. Flashback 4
Oak National Academy – To revise angles






Some of you are speeding through the Bug Club work and you have completed the resources available for Year 3 – Well done.
It is important to read everyday – you can choose a book from home or one from the website below.




I’d love to know what you have read; you can send me your summaries and recommendations through the ‘Contact your Teacher’ tab at the top.


I will also start to include a comprehension every week.  Don’t forget the key skills VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarising)




This week I’d like you to read about Rosa Parks who was a very inspirational lady and whose message is still as poignant today.
Comprehension – Rosa Parks


This week we are going to be writing an Adventure Story.


Use Oak National Academy teaching videos and scroll to Genre focus: Adventure Story (use the link below and complete the activities for the 5 days)




In Year 3 we need to recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. Our first task for this is to understand what light sources are.  You can research this yourself and use the sheets attached from Outstanding Science to sort items into ‘Light sources’ and ‘Not light sources’.  You don’t need to print it out just draw and label the items and make your own table on a piece of paper.




This week set yourself a daily challenge.
Record your results daily so you can see if you are getting better.


How many sit ups can you do in 1 minute?
If you can do 10 sit ups give yourself 25 points,
If you can do can do 20 sit ups give yourself 50 points
If you can do 40 sit ups give yourself 75 points.


How many star jumps can you do in 1 minute?
20 = 25 points
30= 50 points


How long can you balance for on your right foot?
1 minute = 25 points
2 minutes = 50 points
3 minutes = 75 points


Practise everyday and see if you can get better each time.  Count up all of your points at the end of the week and send them to me so I can see how you all did.








This half term I would like you to enter this competition from Leeds Childrens Hospital.



Click on the link below to see all of the details – and have fun!


We would love to see what you have designed – and maybe we will have a winner too!




Have fun 🙂




HALF TERM HOLIDAY  -Mrs. Ibrahim’s tasks


Maths fun quiz:  click on the links and play










Grammar fun quiz: just click on the links and play












Compound Words




Fun challenge: Spot the ODD one out


Word patterns




French:       Do you remember when we sang this song together?



W.B 18th May: Thursday and Friday- Mrs. Ibrahim






Acts of worship:  Perseverance-Resilience


Religious Education:


Fruits of the holy spirit activity sheets







Punctuating Direct Speech Powerpoint teaching


Punctuating Direct Speech homework task




Spelling Shed list 27 activitie


Design and Technology: Use a paper plate, scissors, string, card and colours


Write the names of the Fruits of the Holy spirit on flame shaped cut out yellow paper or card. Attach each to the strings and to the wings of the dove






WB: 18.05.20








This week we are continuing to look at Fractions. Follow Week 2  – w/c 27th April.  We will be looking at how you add and subtract them. Watch the video and complete the work (The worsheets are below or there is a link on the site)
WRM Y3 home learning




Mon – Add-fractions
Tues -Subtract-fractions
Wed – Problem-Solving
Thurs – Problem-Solving
Fri – Family-Challenge (Try questions 1-4 and then if you are up for a bigger challenge you can try the others)




This week we are thinking again about Character Description.  Follow Oak National Academy Week 5  18th May (link below) watch the video and complete the daily tasks for English.    




Oak National Academy




This week we are going to think about shadows.  I would like you to find out how shadows are formed. I have put a link to short fun clip to start you off.
YouTube shadow clip
Hopefully, later this week we will be getting some more sunshine.  See if you can make a ‘Shadow Show’ using your hands or puppets from cardboard cut outs. (There are lots of examples online) Maybe match your show to the English character description of a villain!
Remember the science behind what is happening and have some fun!




W.B 11th May: Thursday and Friday- Mrs. Ibrahim




Acts of Worship: Perseverance-Resilience-wk2


Wednesday Word


Religious Education:


The conversion of St Paul


Spelling Shed:


Spelling list 26 practice


Spelling QUIZ




Conjunctions :Teaching powerpoint


Conjunctions fluency questions


Art and Design:


Learn how to draw the perfect daffodil by watching the video. Then either draw many in a vase or in a field. Enjoy!


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3FydEEiyFA





W.B. 11.05.20 – Mrs Briggs








This week’s focus is character description. Use the link to Oak Academy and follow the 5 sessions on Genre: Character Description.




I would love to read some of your final superhero descriptions. Don’t forget to send them to me via email, school or ‘Contact your teacher section’. 🙂 








Last week we revised what we knew about Fractions.
This week we are continuing to follow:    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Scroll down to Summer 1 w/c: 20th April to continue working with Fractions.
Tues -Equivalent-fraction
Wed Compare-fractions
Thurs – Order-fractions
Fri – Challenge Friday




If you and your family are looking for some science investigations try looking here for some inspiration:




Science Sparks Books




Enjoy a music session with Miss Lee.


















Wb. 4.5.20 – Thursday and Friday -Mrs Ibrahim








Wednesday Word:  Wednesday-Word wb 4th May




Perseverance and Resilience:   Doc3




Religious Education




The holy month of_Ramadan




What is Ramadan?




Ramadan questions




Reading Comprehension




Spelling Shed : List 25




Spelling Shed activities








Powerpoint Sequencing Sentences




Grammar Sequencing Sentences




Art and DT : Ramadan Theme











WB: 04.05.20
Maths: This week in Maths we are going to look back at fractions.
To help us we are going to use the White Rose Maths site where each lesson is explained. click here and go to Week 1
We are working from week one (not week 3) as this now matches where we are up to. You can reach the worksheets from the website or I have attached them below:~




Mon – Unit-and-non-unit-fractions
Tue -Making-the-whole
Wed – Tenths
Fri – Tenths-as-decimals








We are going to follow Oak National Academy this week, where teachers are working though a unit of work.  This week you are going to write a set of intructions on how to build Britain’s brand new Digitial Worker – The Co-bot! Follow each lesson through and write down your ideas down under the date and title – Instructions.




Click the link here and work from: Genre Focus:Instructions.








Take a look at Maddie Moate YouTube channel




Maddie Moate does a live stream at 11am each day – she has a show on CBBC and does some experiments that you can do at home. Maddie uses video to explore the natural world and technology, bringing the excitement of science to young audiences and their families. From explaining what a scientists is to embarking on a jaunt around the world’s oldest dinosaur theme park.








Wb. 27.4.20 – Thursday and Friday -Mrs Ibrahim








Time reasoning problems 24 hour clock




Time problem solving Comparing Durations




Spelling:  Challenge Words








Religious Education : 




The Pentecost Story




Pentecost Vocabulary activity sheet




Pentecost activity sheet




Virtues to live by:  Doc3








Grammar Types of Nouns – definitions activity




Using Different Types of Nouns powerpoint exercises




Practice tasks – Types of Nouns




Reasoning tasks – Types of Nouns




Art and Design:Design your 3-D Pentecost picture. Cut out a dove or hands and stick on a sheet. Add a colourful background.








WB: 27.04.20 – Mrs Briggs




This week we are thinking about Limericks. A limerick is a short rhyming, funny poem with a bouncy rhythm.
Limericks are 5 lines long.  Lines 1,2, and 5 rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
This is a rhyme scheme known as AABBA.
1. Reading limericks
2. Exploring limericks
3. Writing a limerick








1 Convert 12 to 24 hour clock
2. To find the duration
3. Comparing the duration








Wb. 20.4.20 – Thursday and Friday -Mrs Ibrahim




Religious Education: 







Grammar:   Concrete and Abstract Nouns:




 Remember that A concrete noun is something you can touch, such as a person, an animal, a place or a thing. …




An abstract noun is a feeling or idea that you cannot touch, such as happiness or education.




Recognising Abstract Nouns powerpoint teaching




Recognising Abstract nouns tasks




Spelling: Spelling Shed list 23: 




Adding the suffix –ly.  Words which do not follow the rules.




Spelling activities: Activities for Spelling List 23




Maths: Time Reasoning Problems




Time Reasoning Problems wk 2




Time Problem Solving wk 2




ART AND DT      Click on the link below to view the tasks




Art tasks Summer Drawings Tasks 




And here are some examples to inspire you




How to Draw Simple Sunrise Scenery for Kids | Easy Scenery Drawing ...      How To Draw Sunflowers - Happy Family Art




WB: 20.04.20 – Mrs Briggs

Maths :
You may need to find something circular to draw around to make your clocks if you are not printing. Maybe the top of a cup?

1. Telling time 5 mins
2. Time sheet- 1 min
3. Using-am-and-pm




1. The Race
2. Adverbs – The Race
3. Writing Task – The Race




Making a sundial




WB: 13.04.2020 – Mrs Ibrahim




Maths : Time problem solving




Time Problems




Months and Years Reasoning








Types of Nouns Reasoning




Spelling Shed: Acitivities for this week




Spelling Shed list 22




Religious Education: 








Art and DT:  




Art and DT daily challenge




WB:13.04.2020  – Mrs Briggs




Remember to always practise your times tables: Multiplication and Division Workbook




For the next few weeks we are going to be thinking about Time.  We have started to look at Time already in class during our Flashback 4 sessions and you are already practising telling the time at home so keep this up. YouTube have some fun songs to help you learn the months of the Year.
1. Months and Years
2. Hours-in-a-day





1. Look Down! Prepositions
2. Look Down!- Writing task




Keep up with Reading – Try to complete at least 1 book a week on Bug Club and read any other books/comics that you have at home. You will be looking at Egypt and the River Nile so perhaps you could research this and read about it on the internet.




Research the Life cycle of flowering. Try to pick out the science vocabulary and check you understand what it means.
The Life Cycle of Flowering Plants
Activity Sheet Roll and Draw Plant Game








Easter Holidays Tasks- Mrs. Ibrahim








Fun Maths puzzle




Addition Fun Challenge




Maths Shapes challenge




 SPELLING : https://play.edshed.com/login




Access spelling activities and tasks I set for you weekly on the above link. Choose stage 3/4  spelling. Call school to provide you with your personal password if you have lost it. 








Read the illustrated Easter story here:  








What is the true meaning of Easter?








Mrs Ibrahim’s Easter Art Challenge








Timestables Challenge




Week beginning 06.04.19 – Easter Holidays – Mrs Briggs
Alongside the Easter R.E. you have been looking at, here are some fun activities for you.




Colour the Easter egg or design your own
Easter SPaG Problem Sovling
Match the joke to the punchline
Wordsearch – Easter




A lovely Easter competition for all from Mrs Broughton – Easter Competition




   Let’s get talking! Speech and Language Therapy




Click on the above link. This is a speech and language resource but has some great ideas and games for everyone!








Week 2 Mrs. Ibrahim




MathsSubtraction word problems




Timestable challenge




SpellingSpelling -ly words




Grammar: Quotation marks task








ART:  Art RE activity




ART Task:  Produce your own pictures inspired by the work of the artist Hannah Dunnet. Add your favourite bible verses




WEEK 2 – Mrs Briggs

RE activities: Research the Stations of the Cross.  Watch the link and choose a station to represent in your own way.  You may choose to draw, paint, write in paragraphs, make a model, make puppets and retell orally.




Maths activities:
This Maths booklet can be ongoing for the next few weeks:  Year 3 Spring Maths Activity Booklet




Y3 Subtract-a-2-digit-number-from-a-3-digit-number-crossing-100




English activities:
‘a’ or ‘an’   – zoo write
coordinating conjunctions  – zoo diary entry




Science activities:
You could ask an adult to help you with these science investigations from the Science Museum. Be safe!












Useful Websites:
Websites to support with home learning




Online activities around the celebration of Easter – KS2 Easter Activities








Physical activities




Home Learning Projects:









































Home Learning




Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas




Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures




Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial


Spelling Shed & Maths Shed


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Monday 6th July

Good morning Beautifuls!

Well this is the beginning of week 16 without us being together!
This also marks the final week I will have use of school equipment before I leave St Francis’ – so this could be my last message to you all 🙁

Firstly, I would like you all to know how proud I am of you all.  I was always proud of you when we were in school but this pandemic has proved to me how special you are.  Your work ethic, the smiling faces, the messages of hope and kindness you have shown these past 16 weeks has been admirable.

I am incredibly sad that I will not see you in September to wish you luck and for you to give me one of your reassuring smiles. However, I know that you will be amazing and continue to make me proud with your new teacher whom I will keep in contact with (so no slacking 🙂 )

I will continue to think about you all fondly and keep you and your lovely families in my prayers.
Keep being you because you are amazing!

I will miss you.
Much love and prayers

Mrs Briggs

PS: I forgot to congratulate last week’s Rock Stars! Sorry!  🙂
A huge shout out to the fabulous …Shekinah, Negasie, Erika, Leah, Drew and Tara! Well done to you all!!

Wednesday update:

Thank you so much for all of your lovely messages.  I will miss you all too.
Leah – Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous research with me – Roger Federer is a legend tennis player – great choice for your research! It is amazing well done!
Last few days to share your work with me – get it coming in.

Chat on Monday – have a great rest of the week!
Mrs Briggs

Wednesday 1st July

Happy July to you all! I can not believe that June has finished already.
Only two and half weeks for you left in Year 3 – I bet you are so excited about Year 4.

If you have seen the update on the school staff page, you will notice that my name is no longer there 🙁
I really was hoping that I would be able to tell you this news in person, but it doesn’t look like we will be getting back together before September.
At the end of this year I will be leaving St Francis’ after 14 years which was a really tough decision as I have really enjoyed working with all of you and your families. You will have also noticed that your teacher in Year 4 is going to be Mrs Deighton so you have so much to look forward to and enjoy, I’m sure you are really excited – I know that she is!

It is even more important now that you are working hard on all of your times tables ready for Year 4. A big well done to Shekinah, Leah, Drew and Tara who have all worked hard on Times Table Rock Stars this week! Keep going all of you and I will check again on Monday.
I am so proud of all of the work you are all doing.  Thank you again Ade for sharing your great Maths work this week – it was fab!
Don’t forget everybody can get in touch and share what they have done by using the ‘Contact Your Teacher’ tab.
We love to hear from you all!

Enjoy the rest of your week and I will message you all again on Monday!
Take care & Be Safe
Mrs Briggs





Monday 29th June

Hello my lovely Year 3’s – I hope that you and your families are all well and that you enjoyed your weekend.

 Today is the feast day of St. Peter and St. Paul.  If we were in school we would be celebrating these two saints and our collective worship assembly would have these as a theme.  Here is some information about St. Peter & St. Paul that we might have used. Why don’t you try practising leading an assembly to you family using the slides? 


A massive well done to all of you that are keeping up with the majority of your work. I know  how hard it is for you all to remain motivated – you are all doing so well – keep going.

Don’t forget about Times Table Rockstars! Well done to the children who played towards the end of last week: Ade, Negassie, Erika, Leah, Drew, Cody & Tara – and a special mention to Drew who has already played this morning!! Well done guys!

English this week is mostly on the theme of Wimbledon as today should start the opening of this years tennis tournament, although looking at the weather it would perhaps have been rained off anyway!!  As well as the obvious playing tennis, Wimbledon is famous for spectators eating stawberries. Maybe you can ask your parents to get some straeberries to share whilst completing the P.E. -a tennis themed game.

Don’t forget the Black Lives Matter competition is nearly at it’s closing date, so any entries need to be sent off soon. Get writing!!

Please share any learning, photos or messages with me, I love to hear from you and see your lovely faces.  I can’t reply immediately to you but I will message here or through texts to your family.

Wishing you all a lovely week.

Missing you – keep safe

Mrs Briggs


Friday 26th June- Mrs. Ibrahim

To my lovely year 3,

This week we are learning about the discovery of the tomb of the very famous ancient Egyptian king Tutankamun. He is famous because it was the first time in 1922 that archaeologists found a complete tomb along with all the king’s treasures inside, totally untouched since the time of the pharaohs. Can you imagine?! I went a few times to visit this tomb in Cairo museum in Egypt. It was breathtakingly beautiful.


Look at the history tasks set for you on the website as well as an activity to learn how to draw King Tut’s mask. I am sure you will enjoy that as I remember there were many artists in our class.

Do not forget to send all your work by either contacting the school or through ‘contact the teacher page’ on the website.

I really hope you are trying to limit the time you spend on electric devices. There is so much for you to do on the website this week so keep busy and keep smiling as you always do.

Mrs. Ibrahim




Wednesday 24th June – Mrs Briggs

Good morning!! The sun is going to be out for the next couple of days – I hope you all find some time to enjoy it.  Remember to stay safe in the sun – just like we have been remembering in Science.

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I have really missed is our whole school assemblies. If we had been in school this week, I’m certain that we would be remembering about CAFOD’s good work with their appeal ‘Summer of Hope’. CAFOD have produced a lovely assembly for us to watch at home and to remind us about how we can help.

Usually, we would try our best to do some fundraising to support these communities but this year, not being in school makes it tricky.  CAFOD are also appealing for prayer for these other communities and this is something that we can all help with.
Watch the assembly through the link below and everyday, whilst you are saying your prayers, remember to offer a prayer for these communities.
Remember, HOPE is contagious!

A big special shout out to Times Table Rock star stars: ERIKA, LEAH, CODY, CHIBUZOR AND JENNIFER who have all played this week. Well done!

Keep working hard and remember to contact me if you have any questions, queries or even if you would just like to say ‘hello’ – I really love hearing from you all. Don’t forget to get writing for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ competition – I can not wait to read some of your entries!

Take care and stay safe
Missing you all.
Mrs Briggs

Tuesday 23rd June – Mrs Briggs

Happy Tuesday to you all!
The sun is trying to ‘get it’s hat on’ today so hopefully we will get some good weather to enjoy the outdoors.
If you look at your Science task this week it is all about staying safe in the sun. I look forward to seeing some of your posters.

Mrs Cole has just informed us of a very important competition that I would like you all to be come involved in! This is part of her message. I have also added it to our Online Learning page.

500words has launched a Black Lives Matters competition. 

It launched today www.500words.me so please look at the website, gather ideas and think about what the Black Lives Matters movement means to you. Our school community is wonderfully multicultural, welcoming people of all backgrounds. We are a unique community and you are incredibly unique, awesome children, so please made sure YOUR message is heard. Get writing!

BUG CLUB UPDATE: I have managed to allocate everyone some more books – these books are the final ones for year 3. I have re-allocated the GLOBE CHALLENGE: Lost in Egypt to help with your research.  When these are completed don’t forget to choose a book from https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

A BIG well done to LEAH & CHIBUZOR for being the only 2 to go on Times table Rockstars yesterday!
Keep going all of you. You really need to be good at your times tables in Year 4.

As we are looking at mass and reading scales, it seems  perfect time to bake!! You must weigh out all of your ingredients out to practise reading the scale.  I bet we have some Mary Berrys or Paul Hollywoods out there 🙂  🙂
Send in a photograph of your creations and you could even do a taste review!

I hope that you and your families are all safe and well.
Keep going and trying hard with your work, as I am sure you are doing, and keep in touch! Just a little ‘hello’ or an update on what you are up to in ‘Contact your Teacher’ would be lovely!

Take care all of you and I miss you all very much

Mrs Briggs



Friday 19th June -Mrs. Ibrahim’s message

My dear year 3 pupils,

I hope you are all well and making good use of your time. There are so many activities and tasks for you to do on the school website. I am inviting you to travel with me to Egypt and sit on the banks of the beautful river Nile. Bring your pencil and sketch pads and get inspired to draw that scene, using ideas from the painting I posted. Then read the diary written by Rebecca about her holiday to Egypt and answer some inference comprehension questions.

I can’t wait to see your drawings. You can send me any homework through the school website or through school.

Ade: A very well done to you! You have worked so hard in maths; I am impressed with all the 15 pages of work you sent! 

In RE, we are learning about how Jesus called his disciples to join his mission. Think about how can we also be like the disciples. How can we be good role models for others to follow us?

I am sure you are all doing your best as you always did in school. 

With love,

Mrs. Ibrahim



Wednesday update:
Thank you for people getting in touch – I love hearing from you.  Sadly I can not reply to you immediately. My replies are either here or sent through the school text messages to your adult.
Jennifer – I would love to read your poem. In fact, I can not wait to read it!!
If you type it into ‘Contact the Teacher’ I will get it straight away to read or if you email to the office I will get it later on.
Thank you

Mrs Briggs


Wednesday 17th June – Mrs Briggs

Hello everyone – I hope that you are ok.

Times Table Rock Stars:

Don’t forget about the competition!!
You all need to be playing as many battles as possible this week to get our score up.
Well done to our stars so far this week: Jennifer, Tara, Leah, Shekinah, Myrus, Erika, Steven amd Elisha who have all been playing.  Well done!
The rest of you need to get playing:

Exciting music news:

Miss Lee has been in touch and she says hello to you all.
She has been working with some of her friends who have sent you some more music videos to watch – I hope that you enjoy them!




I hope that you are enjoying researching and finding out about Ancient Egypt – remember we will be writing our own report in a couple of weeks so the more you research now, the easier it will be to write.

Keep up all of your hard work – remember we are very proud of you.

Stay active and stay safe
Missing you all
Mrs Briggs

Monday 15th June – Mrs Briggs

Another sunny day in lockdown! Make sure you enjoy it while it’s here.

Last week, Mrs Ibrahim told you all that we were going to be looking at Ancient Egypt.  Over the next few weeks we are going to be learning how to write a non-chronological report and end by writing one of our own all about Ancient Egpyt. It’s such a shame we’re not in school for this unit as it’s so exciting and we have our own ‘real-life’ Egyptian expert in Mrs Ibrahim! Any additional research or art work would be fab so send us what you get up to!

Times table Rock Star News:
A huge WELL DONE to Erika, Steven, Jennifer, Elisha and Leah (who have already played this week) and to you all along with AJ, Drew, Gloria, Shekinah who attempted the challenge from last week!  This week we have an even bigger reason to play … We are in a competition! Let’s see if we can get St. Francis of Assisi on the scoreboard! 

Keep working hard – I know that you are trying your best and I am really proud of you all.  Keep up the reading and keep in touch!

Stay safe
Mrs Briggs




Thursday 11th June -Mrs. Ibrahim’s message

My lovely year 3,

It’s summer 2 term! Let’s make the most of it; you will soon be in year 4 in September!

The History topic this term is very close to my heart! Can you guess what it is?

We are studying all about Ancient Egypt. As some of you might know, I grew up in Egypt.

Have a go at the History tasks on the year 3 page. 

In RE, we are learning about the parable of the Good Samaritan. Parables are stories told by Jesus to teach us. 

How can we all be like the Good Samaritan in our life? There is so much we can do.

Well done to Ade for sending his work. You are working so hard at home. Keep it up!

I can’t wait to receive your messages and copies of work you do at home. 

Much love to you all,

Mrs. Ibrahim


Wednesday 10th June

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Times Table Rockstars Update:

A big well done to Shekinah, Erika, Leah, Chibuzor, Chiedu and Anisha!! You have all played Times Table Rockstars in the last 24 hrs! Well done for rising to the challenge! And Ade – Thank you for sharing some of your lovely work – well done!

You all make me want to dance!  Thank you for being so fabulous!!

I’ll check again on Monday – Keep it going guys!!

Enjoy the rest of your week – Miss you all!
Mrs Briggs



Tuesday 9th June

Hello my lovelies – I hope that you ae all well.

I’ve had a few requests for Times Table Rock Stars passwords today – I am really pleased you are trying to get onto it.  If anyone else needs their passwords just ask us through ‘Contact Your Teacher’ tab at the top and we will get it texted to you as soon as possible.  This is also the case for any other passwords you may have forgotten.

A big well done to Shekinah, Myrus and Leah!!  The only 3 children who have played so far in June.  10 minutes everyday is not too much to ask.  Come on Year 3!

I will be watching with anticipation to see who plays in the next 24 hours.

Miss you all

Mrs Briggs




Monday 8th June
Welcome back! I hope you all had a great half term and enjoyed the sunshine.  I’m not sure where the sun has gone now – hopefully it will return soon.

I have started to put some work onto the online learning section following Oak National Academy this week.
I will add to it today so that Science is included and some extra learning including Reading Comprehensions.
Make sure that you are logging into Times Table Rock Stars, Spelling Shed and Bug Club daily even if it’s just for 10 minutes.  People that have read all of the books don’t forget you can now choose books from  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Just let us know what you are reading.

We have also received the Summer Reading Challenge for this year from the Library.  I will attach the full document to the online learning page.  It looks exciting!!

Some of you may have brothers or sisters who have returned to school today – I hope they all have a great day.
We’re still not sure when it will be safe for more children to return to school so make sure that you are all staying safe and following the guidelines of washing your hands often and keeping 2 meters away from anyone we don’t live with.

Remember to get in touch – even if it’s only to tell me a joke 🙂

Take care

Mrs Briggs

Wednesday 3rd June
Just a few days left of the half term break – haven’t we been lucky with the weather!
I hope you all managed to enjoy the sunshine and relax.

Thank you for your message Jennifer, it was great to hear from you.  Hopefully we can get your password issues resolved shortly we will send it via text message. 🙂

You will have heard that some year groups are returning back to school next week – unfortunately it’s not Year 3 for the time being. 
I will continue to add some work tasks onto the website as before for you to work through.

I have noticed lots of Year 3 names moving up on the Times Table Rockstar results table – many of you beating Year 6 and Year 5 children! I am so proud – keep going! Steven, Elisha, Shekinah and Ezekiel – you have massively improved – well done!

I wonder if any of you entered the hospital competition? I’d love to see your entries if you did.  If you haven’t but would still like to, there is still time – and there is a prize for the winner!

I really hope that you are well and remembering even though some restrictions have been lifted we still need to stay safe.  Look after each other and remember to smile 🙂

Missing you all

Mrs Briggs x


Monday 25th May

Happy bank holiday Monday to you all  – and the sun is shining!
I hope that you are all staying safe and well.

I know these next two weeks are half term so I’ve been looking for something a little different for you to work on.

I have come across this great competition that you can all enjoy contributing towards as your entry can take many forms.
The new Leeds Children’s hospital are looking for designs; either for the building or to decorate the inside. Take a look at the website for some inspiration and get designing! Don’t forget to show us what your entry looks like by sending it through the ‘contact the teacher’ tab or through the post to the school address – I can’t wait to see your master pieces 🙂

Leeds NHS daring designers competition

Enjoy your half term, remember I am thinking about you always and keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Keep smiling

Mrs Briggs


Friday 22nd May- Mrs Ibrahim’s message

My lovely year 3 class,

Have you had a go at the 2 fun challenges I sent you last week?

Here are the answers:

 answer is B   : it is the only one where the outer shape (triangle 3) has less sides than the inner shape (square 4)


  Answer is D: as it is the only shape that does not have a line of symmetry


This week, in RE , we learn about the fruits of the Holy spirit as on Pentecost day, the disciples received the Holy Spirit. These personal qualities are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Next week is your half term holiday, so I will be posting some fun activities for you to do!

Thank you to Chiedu and Chibuzor for the wonderful letters you sent. I am so glad you are doing work from the school website.

I am sure all year 3 pupils are also doing their best to keep busy. 

Keep smiling and stay safe,

Mrs. Ibrahim

The sun is out!! 🙂 

I hope that you are all ok! I am mising you all so so much.
Today would’ve been my last day with you all before our 2 week half term holidays.  I know you have all been working hard and deserve a big rest but I will add some activities next week for those of you who would like them. Hopefully the sun will keep shining so we can enjoy the outdoors.

I have had such a lovely week hearing from so many of you. Thank you so much – I love hearing from you all.
Chiedu and Chibuzor – Your letters were awesome! It was lovely to hear about what you have been up to and I’m glad you are working hard at home.
Leah – Keep up all of your hard work – it was great to hear that you were working so hard with your maths.
Myrus – What a treat you left for me. Thank you so much – I loved the pictures and the card.
Drew – Mrs Cole told me you are working really hard and that you are entertaining her in school 🙂

And all of those that have been going on Times table Rockstars- Fabulous! I have changed it slightly so I hope that you still get all of your points. Keep it up!
Bug Club people – you are amazing!! 6 of you have read all of the books we have for you in Y3!!! What an achievement! Miss Craven is so proud of you all.  We really need you to keep on reading so if you have finished Bug Club, look at this site and choose some new books to read.  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/  We would love to hear which titles you choose so send me a message through ‘Contact the Teacher’ tab at the top with your name and the title of the book. You could tell me what you thought of it too.

This is such a tough time for everyone but I am so proud of all of you and the way you have continued with your studies.
I really hope I get to see your smiles soon but for now keep staying safe and remember there is always someone at school you can talk to if you need to.

Missing you all
God Bless
Mrs Briggs x



Monday 18th May

Good morning!

I started today with the message ‘Keep going’!
This is because some days it is really hard to get motivated.
We all know that it is important that you keep going with your work so you don’t fall behind but sometimes this is tough.
All we ask is that you try your best and we know that you will.  Keep up with practising your timestables and don’t forget Timestable Rockstars.
Take half an hour a day to enjoy a book of your choice and try to keep focused.
Remember to smile and give yourself time to have fun.
We are proud of you as always – keep safe and keep going.

Thank you to Ade for sending in all of your fantastic work. It really was a treat to look through it all.
If any of you have something that you are proud of we would love to see it through ‘Contact your teacher’ or email thorugh school.

I miss you all terribly and think about you all of the time.
Be safe and take care of your family.
Mrs Briggs



Friday 15th May -Mrs. Ibrahim’s message

To my lovely year 3 class,

Hope you are all well and regularly looking at the tasks set for you each week on the school website.

I am sure you are doing your best. 

This week, in RE, we are learning about how Saul, who used to hate christians, changed and became the wonderful Saint Paul. It shows us that Jesus accepts everyone and there is always a chance to change our ways. ‘Nothing is impossible with God’ Luke 1:13

Today, I decided to send you these 2 fun challenges. I hope you get your thinking caps on.  You just need to find the ‘Odd one Out’. Answers will be revealed next Thursday. Clue: ‘sides of shapes’


Have a lovely weekend and keep smiling,

Mrs. Ibrahim

Reply to Adetokunbo Adeye: Friday 15th May 

Dear Ade,

Thank you so much for sending all your written work. I looked at all 32 pages you have sent and I can tell you that all the answers were correct except for a few that were not clear in the scan. You have confidently answered maths problems about timestables, money, fractions, analogue and 24 hour clocks as well as calculating duration of times. Super super effort! I can see that you are doing all the tasks set for you every week on the website. You are a star!

You also did some artwork in the style of the pictures I sent and drew the holy spirit so beautifully. Finally, I also want to praise you for your lovely handwriting; all joined up!

Keep up the great work! I am so proud of you!

From Mrs. Ibrahim


Tuesday 12th May

Hello my lovely Y3’s – I hope that you are all well.
Just a little reflection today:

May 12th is International Nurses Day – acknowledging the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
This year it is extra special because it is 
the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.  (I think you all know who she is – if not get researching!)
And even more poignant, this year we remember all of our nurses in the NHS who have worked and continue to work tirelessly to help everyone during this pandemic. 

Take some time today to thank God for all of those who are called to nurse and pray that we see the dignity in all people and help, in our own way, towards a world that supports and cares for all.

Keep safe and keep smiling
Missing you all

Mrs Briggs


Monday 11th May

Good morning to you all!
I hope that you and your families are safe and well.
I haven’t seen you all for over 7 weeks now – it is such a long time but I am thinking about you all and hoping that you are all practising the area you need to work extra hard on. My handwriting group – I hope that you are still keeping up your good work, your improvement had been amazing!

I hope that you are all reading EVERY DAY even if it is only a chapter of your book.  Try collecting words and phrases that you like from authors and remember to think carefully about those words you are not sure of their meaning.

Please also spend some time daily learning your times tables. We had worked hard on x2, x3, x5, x8, x10’s – if you feel ready, learn your others so you are raring to go when we get back to school.  Also keep up your arithmetic practise – it was tough when we started but remember how much better you all became.

Thank you for all of your lovely messages – keep them coming I love to read them.
Enjoy your week
Mrs Briggs 


Friday 8th May- Mrs. Ibrahim’s message

To my lovely year 3 class,

I hope you have all enjoyed the beautiful sunshine we had these days. 

This week, our RE focus is Ramadan which is the the holy month in the islamic calendar where muslims fast all day till sunset. 

In Art and DT,  you will explore Islamic art which has a unique style. 

As you already know, you can contact me on Thursdays and Fridays and I look forward to reply to you on the teacher blog page. 

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

With love,

Mrs Ibrahim

Wednesday 6th May

I just want to say a big thank you for the messages.
Thank you for the reminder Leah  – we all must still remember to wash our hands.
It sounds like you are all working hard – but remember there is time to have fun too.
The most important thing is that you are all safe and happy.
Missing you all
Mrs Briggs

Hello my lovelies!
I hope that you are all well – I’m thinking of you all of the time and hope that you are well.

Thank you to those of you who have contacted me already! (Drew I think it would be wonderful too!)
I loved your messages and I am missing you all too.
I look forward to hearing from more of you.  Please keep them coming :))
I’m around today and back again on Monday.

I hope that you have enjoyed the Maths and English this week and that the videos helped you.

Take care 

Mrs Briggs 

Monday 4th May

Good morning to you all!!
I hope that you and your family are well and staying safe.

We heard from Miss Lee last week – she is really missing you all.  She has provided us with some playlists to keep our music going – I bet that you are all missing our Monday morning Music! Have a look and see if you can join in.

Under the ‘online learning’ section this week I have linked it to sites that have teachers explaining what to do to try and help you.  I would be really interested in what you think about these and if they work for you you at home and are easy to follow.
Soon we are having a ‘Contact your teacher’ tab for you to send me and Mrs Ibrahim messages directly – I look forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, continue sending your messages and pictures and videos direct to school – we love to see them.
Stay safe and happy – I can not wait to see your smiling faces very soon.
God bless
Mrs Briggs

Friday 1st May-Mrs Ibrahim’s message

To my lovely Year 3 class,

How are you all doing? I am glad to know from our headteacher that so many of you are viewing the school website every week. Make sure to check out this week’s tasks set for you on the Year 3 online learning section. 

In RE this week, our lesson is about the very important feast of Pentecost where the disciples were blessed with the Holy spirit which will guide them for the rest of their life to spread the good news about Jesus. I remember we had so many aspiring artists in our class. Have a go at the art task I set for you to produce a 3 D picture; you will enjoy it!

From this week onwards, I will be also adding a weekly Wednesday word and activities for the ‘Virtues to live by’. A great idea, would be to read it to any members of your family and let them share your prayers. Remember the bible verse, ‘For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

Wishing you all the best,

Mrs. Ibrahim


Wednesday 29th April

I can’t believe that it is getting to the end of April already! That’s a full month without me nagging you to spell the month correctly and coming up with silly rhymes to try and remember it (lucky things!). I hope you can all spell April correctly 🙂

The weather seems to have cooled down now for a little while but it’s still warm enough to take your daily exercise – why not try to run a mile a day? Just make sure that you stay safe with your adults.

Whilst I’ve been working this week, I’ve thought of lots of fun ideas and new books we could look at in Year 3 – I can’t wait to share them with you. Make sure you are reading daily – you had all come on so much in your reading so keep it up.  You could be reading Bug Club books or any other chapter book you have at home. I keep thinking of all of those amazing library books we chose, just sat in the classroom 🙁  – I could just do with one of those to read right now! But not to worry, there are lots of free online books and there are also some comprehensions you could work through on  Oak Academy.

I know that these strange times are challenging for everyone but I also know that you will be trying your best to help your family, keep up with your school work and making everyone smile but please remember, the most important thing is that you are safe, well and happy.

Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers
Mrs Briggs

Thursday 23rd April- Mrs. Ibrahim’s message

To my lovely year 3 class,

Have a look at the tasks I set for you to do on Thursday and Friday this week.  I hope you are working in the mornings as you are most active.

Also check out these videos which we used to do together in class. Remember? We had so much fun! Just copy and paste the links and start moving!



The Church of Almighty God | Doubting thomas, Jesus appearance ...

   In RE this week, we learn about Jesus’s second appearance to the disciples after the resurection.  The first time he appeared, Thomas the disciple had to see the marks of the nails on Jesus’s hands    in order to believe. Jesus then said, ‘ Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have   believed.’ What do you think is Jesus’s message to us?



Be happy and keep smiling!

Love to you all,

Mrs. Ibrahim


Wednesday 22nd April

Hello my lovely year 3’s – I hope that you are all well and enjoying the sunshine.

Have you all had a chance to look at BBC bitesize home learning? There are some great ideas/videos and lessons for every subject.
Today is World Earth Day. Maybe you could design a poster to raise awareness of environmental issues?  Or, as the weather is supposed to be sunny  the next few days,  you could get outside and make a sundial (the instructions are under this week on ‘Online Learning – Science’).
I’d like you also to have a look at this site for lots more learning ideas:  Oak National Academy

Try to keep up with your reading (new books have been allocated) and remembering your times tables quickly but whatever you are up to please keep safe and keep smailing.

Sending you and your families lots of love and keeping you all in my prayers

Mrs Briggs


Monday 20th April
Another week without seeing you all – I am missing you all so much – I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well.
It really helps us to stick to a routine as much as possible making sure that we fit exercise, work and play into each day and limit the time we spend on our electronic devices.  If you are getting bored or fed up, try to make yourself a timetable to stick to each day – it just might help
If you keep a diary of your time off, I’d love to see it when we get together again.

Thank you to all of those children who have sent emails and videos into us at school.  They have been fab and really put a smile on my face (and a little tear in my eye). You all looked well and happy and most importantly – safe.  Please continue to look after each other and we would love to hear from you in either a video, photograph or email.

We are continuing to work on Time in Maths and looking at a picture called ‘The Race’ and revising adverbs in English. Don’t forget to look at the  great maths resources (with a video) on white rose maths home learning and BBC Bitesize has developed some daily lesson ideas across the curriculum for home learning – it is really worth a look.

I think the sun is going to have ‘his hat on’ this week- make sure that you enjoy it – maybe do some still life drawings of the plants or buildings that you can see.

Keep smiling and remember to send us a ‘Hello!’

Mrs Briggs




Thursday 16th April

 My lovely year 3 class,

 Hope you are all well and trying to keep busy.

 I have set some more exciting tasks for you to do this week. Have a look on the Year 3 Online learning   section of the school website.

 In spelling, we are now doing list 22. You should also log on to the Spelling Shed website and do all the online activities. If   you do not have your password , you should get it by calling the school as I left a copy of all the year 3   passwords with our school administrator.

 Try to work in the morning just like you would have done in school.

 In maths, you will find some interesting maths reasoning problems and some grammar work on nouns for you to do. I also set some creative Art and DT challenges for you.

Finally, this week in RE, I would like you to think about the resurrection of Jesus and why is it important to us. You could read about it in the Gospels of  Mark chapter 16Matthew chapter 28Luke chapter 24, and John chapter 20. 

Keep smiling and make the most of your time!

Mrs Ibrahim


Tuesday 14th March

Happy Tuesday to you all! I hope that you enjoyed your Easter weekend with your families.
How are you doing? I’ve tried to keep up with Joe Wicks at 9am, but this morning we had some technical difficulties so we made up our own.  It was very funny. Maybe you could try to make up your own exercise sequence.  I think I might try Disney Dance on YouTube this afternoon too for a change – I’ll let you know what I think.

After a bit of a chilly day yesterday, I’m hoping this week will warm up nicely again so we can enjoy being outside. Try to get some fresh air everyday if you can, it really does help to keep you feeling welland happy.

This week for maths I have put some work on Time.  We have been telling the time in class for a while now so this should help – please practise telling the time at home.  There are so many rhymes and songs to help with learning days of the week and months of the year on the internet so have a look to see what you can find.  English is based around a picture – imagine if you were one of those children. Would you be as relaxed as they look? Not sure I would! Ha!  There is also a game and some science research that you could look at throughout this week.

I am really missing you all and pray that you are your families are well and happy.
Looking forward to seeing you – whenever that may be.
Mrs Briggs x




Monday 13th April

I hope you and your family had a lovely Easter
Best wishes
Mrs Briggs x

Thursday 9th April

My lovely Year 3 class,

It’s Maundy Thursday today!  We remember how Jesus taught us how to pray ‘Our Father who art in heaven’ prayer. Jesus also washed the feet of his disciples and gave them their first Holy Communion.

Have a look at all the tasks and challenges I set for you today. Keep busy and as we say in class ‘Put your thinking caps on! ‘

 We will soon be celebrating Easter. Wishing you all a blessed Easter celebration on Sunday!


Best wishes to you all,

Mrs. Ibrahim


Tuesday 7th April

The sun is shining! A perfect day to make a ‘Nature Bracelet’ some of you may have seen the tweet on Twitter.  Just make a loose ‘bracelet’ from sticky tape and decorate with leaves, flowers – anything from the natural world (remember to be kind to living things). As a challenge, see if you can make your bracelet rainbow colours.  I’d love to see your creations – you could take a photograph and email it to school – remember to put your name and Y3 so I get it and I know who it is from.

Have fun today and remember to keep safe
Mrs Briggs

Monday 6th April
I hope that you and your families are all feeling well and you are all surviving the isolation. I am missing you all and keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Yesterday, we celebrated the  beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday, the first joy of the season, remembering when Jesus triumphantly rode through Jerusalem greeted by cheering crowds.  This week, if you have time, research Holy Week and perhaps light a candle and pray with your family remembering this special time. You could set up a mini altar like we do in our classroom for collective worship.

As this week is the Easter holidays, I will post some fun activities that you can do at home under the ‘online learning’ tab.

Keep safe everyone
Mrs Briggs



To all my lovely Year 3 children,

I just want you to know that I am thinking of you a lot and miss you all very much.  Please do not worry during this time.

I want you to keep yourselves busy with some school work that is posted weekly for you on the website but also have lots of time playing. You now also have a chance to spend more quality time with your family. So try to enjoy it all!

Try not to go on your tablets or devices for long periods of time! Also remember what we learned in school about being safe online. You were all great during our Internet safety week!

Don’t forget to say your prayers too!  We will soon be celebrating Easter!

Love to you all,

Mrs Ibrahim


I have been joining in with PE with Joe Wickes in the mornings and I am aching like mad! I tried extra hard today as it should have been our P.E. lesson too.
How about you? Are you managing to do some physical activities? Remember to look at the useful websites for some ideas of what you can do.
I’m sure that you are finding lots of ways to keep busy but don’t forget to look at the work Mrs Ibrahim & I have put onto the Online Learning page.
I’m keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.
Mrs Briggs



Hello Year 3’s!

I feel like I haven’t seen you all in such a long time and I am missing you terribly!
I’m sure ‘no school’ sounded like fun at first but I am sure that many of you are now bored and missing your friends as much as I am.

Please remember to continue with your Bug Club – I know Miss Craven put a few on for you and we will add more soon.
Also make sure that you are using your Times Table Rock Stars accounts. Remember our aim was to know and use fluently x2, x5, x10, x3, x4 and x8 by the end of the year – so keep practising.

Please keep yourselves safe and look after and help your families as much as you can.
God bless
Mrs Briggs