Welcome to Year 3
My name is Miss Holtby and I am delighted to be teaching Year 3. I am really looking forward to joining St Francis of Assisi in September and getting to know each child in my class.
Before I became a teacher in the UK, I travelled to lots of different countries and taught English to children in Vietnam! I am looking forward to sharing my passion for learning with my class. I love reading and spending time outdoors and I am excited for us to explore the world around us together.
My classroom will be an interactive, creative and happy space in which everyone is valued. In Year 3, we will be positive, give everything a go and push ourselves to be the best that we can be.
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- Online Learning
- Year 3 Blog
- Contact Your Teacher
Welcome to Year 3 page!
A very warm welcome back to school!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a busy and exciting year ahead. A special welcome to new pupils, parents and staff to our school; we hope you will be very happy here.
I would like to say how pleased we all are to see the children again. This is a very special school and one where we all feel extremely privileged to work at.
You and your families are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Keep smiling and looking forward to the time we can come together again.
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
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.
Summer Holiday activities to get ready for Year 4
Over the Summer holidays:
– Make sure you know your 2, 5 and 10 times tables off by heart without having to work them out.
– Read at least three different books – all different genres.
Maths Summer booklet:
English summer activity booklet
English booklet answers:
Grammar and Handwriting booklet:
W.B 13th June – Mrs. Ibrahim’s tasks (last week of school)
W.B 6th June – Mrs. Ibrahim’s tasks
Have an opportunity to know that God helps us to be good Christians.
Remember the sacraments help us to follow God. What sacraments have we already received?
Baptism, Communion and Reconciliation
GRAMMAR: Year 3 revision
Reading: Improving Vocabulary
HISTORY: What was the daily life of the ancient Egyptians like?
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?
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.
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
Oak Academy link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-capacity-and-volume
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
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:
Objective: Have an opportunity to understand how St. Paul had to learn
how to be a Christian.
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
ART and Design
How to draw Tutankhamoun : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDUJr_5v3No
W.B. 22nd June – Mrs Briggs
IMPORTANT UPDATE – COMPETITION TIME:
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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. https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/maths
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
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.
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
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
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.
HAPPY HALF TERM HOLIDAY FUN – MRS BRIGGS
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
Fun challenge: Spot the ODD one out
French: Do you remember when we sang this song together?
W.B 18th May: Thursday and Friday- Mrs. Ibrahim
Acts of worship: Perseverance-Resilience
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
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
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.
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
Conjunctions :Teaching powerpoint
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!
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.
Thurs – Order-fractions
Fri – Challenge Friday
If you and your family are looking for some science investigations try looking here for some inspiration:
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
Spelling Shed : List 25
Art and DT : Ramadan Theme
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:~
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.
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
Spelling: Challenge Words
Religious Education :
Virtues to live by: Doc3
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
Wb. 20.4.20 – Thursday and Friday -Mrs Ibrahim
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.
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
ART AND DT Click on the link below to view the tasks
And here are some examples to inspire you
WB: 20.04.20 – Mrs Briggs
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
Making a sundial
WB: 13.04.2020 – Mrs Ibrahim
Maths : Time problem solving
Spelling Shed: Acitivities for this week
Art and DT:
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
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
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?
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.
A lovely Easter competition for all from Mrs Broughton – Easter Competition
Click on the above link. This is a speech and language resource but has some great ideas and games for everyone!
WEEK BEGINNING 30.03.2020
Week 2 Mrs. Ibrahim
Maths: Subtraction word problems
Spelling: Spelling -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.
This Maths booklet can be ongoing for the next few weeks: Year 3 Spring Maths Activity Booklet
You could ask an adult to help you with these science investigations from the Science Museum. Be safe!
Websites to support with home learning
Online activities around the celebration of Easter – KS2 Easter Activities
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Home Learning Projects:
|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|
|www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11||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
|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
|Yr1-Yr6||Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.
Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY