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Name Badges Summer Task 
We would like to invite all children to make name badges for their return to school in September. They can be any shape, size or colour. These can be made from paper or card, material or collage and could be stuck to an existing birthday badge or just paper clipped on to their jumper/cardigan. These will form personalised getting to know you designs that the children can share with their class and adults on the first day back. We look forward to seeing your creative, unique designs. 


Hello Year 3,

You have worked so hard with all of your home learning and we are very impressed! Spend some time today enjoying some fun summer activities from the booklet linked below or complete any of the home learning tasks you haven’t had time to do yet. 

Summer Activity Booklet (You might have completed some of these activities last week as part of your home learning, just skip those ones)

We hope that you all have a fantastic summer and wish you all the best as you move up into Year 4! Please see a special message from us below:

Year 3 classes of 2020

We’re so proud we were your teachers,

We’ve watched you learn and grow.

Although our year has been cut short,

We’re proud of what you know.


Our year was interrupted,

And it seemed too soon to part.

Just know that you will always have,

A special place within our hearts.


We have loved being your teachers,

And have missed your smiling faces.

But the memories we have of this year,

Can never be erased.


What we tried to teach you,

To last your whole life through.

Is to know that you are special,

Just because you are YOU.


With love,

Mrs Nicholson, Miss Freemantle and Miss Mead xxx



Follow this link to find several Online Safety home activity packs. Each home activity pack provides two 15 minute activities to complete with your child.

Think U Know Online Safety Home Packs

Year 3 Music Challenge

Here are your challenges for this week…

Challenge 1:

Watch the video below from The National Youth Choirs of Scotland.

 ‘Go round the mountain’ is a simple song with an easy cup pattern which you can sing and play along with. This song really helps us practise our loud and soft singing. We call volume in music ‘dynamics’.

What you need:

Two plastic cups

Challenge 2:

  1. Listening: Music and pictures

Watch the video below using music called ‘Spring’ by Vivaldi – you can stop around 1.30 if you wish.


How well did the photos of flowers, trees and insects build a picture of spring?


What instruments could you hear?

Now listen to some more music at

This is called ‘Fur Elise’ by Beethoven.

Find some pictures that you think match this music. You could make a collage of them or put them on a presentation. You could even draw your own pictures if you wanted to.

Enjoy your learning.

Mrs Russell

Year 3 Home Learning w/b 13.07.20

Hi all children and parents/carers of Year 3.   

Here are all your Home Learning challenges for week beginning: 

13th July 2020.  



Lesson 1 Maths – Visit and watch the lesson video – Week 12, Lesson 1: Compare capacity. Fill in the worksheet to test your knowledge and use the answers to check your learning. Remember what you have learnt about equivalents and scales – 1 litre = 1000ml.

Take your time and ask an adult for help if you need it.



Lesson 2 English – Use this picture to inspire you to write a story about the holiday adventures of Mr and Mrs Frog. Your challenge is to include all of these in your writing:

  • At least 3 expanded noun phrases
  • The subordinating conjunction ‘because’
  • Direct speech using inverted commas
  • An exclamation sentence

Lesson 3 Reading – Read the poem ‘Queen Summer’ and answer the questions below.

Queen Summer Comprehension

Lesson 4 Activity Choice – Below this week’s learning is a large choice of tasks. Each day you can choose one that interests you to complete.



Lesson 1 Maths – Visit and watch the lesson video – Week 12, Lesson 2: Add and subtract capacity. Fill in the worksheet to test your knowledge and use the answers to check your learning. Check the amount of liquid and that you have read the scale correctly before adding or subtracting.



Lesson 2 English – In an acrostic poem the first letter of each line of the poem spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem.

Have a go at creating an acrostic poem for the word ‘SUMMER’, try to make the words at the end of some of your lines rhyme with each other to help your poem flow.

Lesson 3 History – RESEARCH PROJECT 

We challenge you to research the Ancient Greeks. You can present your research in any way – as a board game, a PowerPoint, a document, a model, a booklet – your choice. This will feature every week so you will have an hour a week to add to your project.  

Some topics you might like to research this week:  


What was invented in Ancient Greek times?

Research the Ancient Greek alphabet – you could try writing some words or a sentence in Ancient Greek.


Do remember to share your findings with your class teacher – we would love to see your learning.  


Lesson 4 – Activity Choice. Choose an activity from the list to work on.



Lesson 1 Maths – Visit and watch the lesson video – Week 12, Lesson 3: Pictograms. Fill in the worksheet to test your knowledge and use the answers to check your learning. Remember to check the key to find out how many items each picture represents before counting.



Lesson 2 English – Open the ‘Plural Packing’ sheet. Granny French needs some help turning the word in brackets into the plural form.

Plural means more than one, for example ‘Birds’ is the plural of ‘bird’. To make a word a plural there are a number of rules to help you. This PowerPoint will help you to remember these. Plural Powerpoint

Plural Packing Activity

Lesson 3 Reading – Summer Reading Challenge. Have a look at the summer reading challenge ( This year’s challenge focuses on funny books, happiness and laughter and you should try to read at least 6 books over the summer break.

Here are some other ideas to help you choose a variety of books:


  • Read a book set in a different country
  • Read a book published in 2020
  • Read a book about nature
  • Read a book published the year you were born
  • Read a cookbook and make one of the recipes
  • Read a book set in the past
  • Read your favourite book again
  • Read a book set in summer
  • Read a book with an animal on the cover
  • Read a biography
  • Read a book about friendship
  • Read while listening to the birds outside
  • Read aloud with a family member
  • Read a poetry book
  • Read under the covers with a torch
  • Read a book in a new genre
  • Read a funny book
  • Read a book with a number in the title
  • Read a book set in the future
  • Read a book about adventure


Lesson 4 – Activity Choice. Choose an activity that interests you from the list below.



Lesson 1 Maths – Visit and watch the lesson video – Week 12, Lesson 4: Bar Charts. Fill in the worksheet to test your knowledge and use the answers to check your learning. Check the scale of each bar chart before answering the questions.



Lesson 2 English – Read the letter below, a teacher called Mrs Green has sent it to her class. It has lots of mistakes in it, she must have gone bananas! Read through the letter and write it out again correcting all of her mistakes. Watch out for the tricky homophones.

Deer children,


we finally maid it to the mane brake of the year. weather your going on a plain to a brand knew plaice, eating a strawbury ice cream at the beech, visiting a fun fare or kicking a bawl around in the park, i hope you have a grate summer holiday. i can knot weight to see how much you have groan and here all about watt you have done when you get back to school in September.


Lots of love,

mrs green


Lesson 3 Reading – Read ‘How the Sun, Moon and Wind Went Out to Dinner’ and answer the questions.

  Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 – Activity Choice. Choose an activity that interests you from the list below.


Lesson 1 Maths Challenges – Complete two or three of the fun maths activities linked below.

Maths Sheets

Lesson 2 English – Think about your favourite memories from this school year, there is a sheet attached to help you. Use this to write a letter to your teacher or a family member to share your favourite things from Year 3.

End Of Year Memories Sheet

Lesson 3 Activity Choice – Choose one or two of the activities from the list below.


Activity Choices –


  • Design your ideal playground equipment – Imagine you have an unlimited amount of money to have any piece of equipment you want in the school playground. Draw a design of what you would choose, make sure to include labels. You should think about making sure it is suitable for different year groups, has enough space for lots of children to use it, how you will make your play equipment safe and where in the playground it could go.


  • Create and design a summer app – The word app is short for application and is something that you can use on your phone or tablet to do different tasks. Create an app that people could use to help them have a good summer. It could be something that lets people know what is happening in the area, one that lets people know about money off deals for certain activities or an app that helps people find interesting walks to go on. Think about who will use the app and if it will cost money. Design a logo for the app, what the front page of the app will look like and write an explanation about what your app does and who would use it.


  • Languages – Choose a language. This could be one that is spoken at home, one you would like to learn or the language that is spoken in your favourite holiday destination. Use the internet or a language dictionary to find out what the following words are in your chosen language: Summer, sun, holiday, beach, hot, hotel, tent, flowers, sandcastle, June, July, August, garden, camping, sun cream, swimming pool and sunglasses.


  • Dream summer holiday – You are going to plan your dream holiday. You can go anywhere in the world and have an unlimited budget. Use an atlas and the internet to find and research your destination. Present this information in an interesting way – this might be a poster, a leaflet or a presentation.

You should find out and think about:

  • Which continent is it in?
  • What is the capital city of the country?
  • Who will you go with?
  • How will you get there?
  • Which accommodation will you stay in?
  • How long will you stay there for?
  • What will you do when you are there? (Which activities are available?)
  • Why have you chosen this place?
  • History of holidays – Summer holidays have changed lots over time. Research how holidays have changed using the internet and reference books. You need to think about the destinations people travel to, the length of holidays, the transport people used to get to their destinations and what kind of people went on holiday.


  • Sun safety – It is lots of fun when the sun is shining but it is important that we enjoy the sun safely. Read the information in the PowerPoint linked below about Sun Safety. Design sunglasses or a sun hat to protect people from harmful UV rays. When you have completed your design you will need to advertise your product. Tell customers why they need to buy your sunglasses or hat (what makes it special?). You should also explain the effects of the sun, and how your sunglasses or hat can help protect you against them. There is a sheet linked below to help you advertise your product if you get stuck.

Lesson Presentation Sun Safety

Activity Sheet Sun Safety Advert

  • Heather Galler Inspired Still Life – Heather Galler is an American artist who paints with oil and acrylic paints to create bright, cheerful folk-art paintings, ceramic tiles, jewellery and more. Here are some examples of her work:

          Have a go at creating your own art inspired by Heather Galler. This video will help you with the process. You              do not need to use paint you could just use a thick black marker and colouring pencils to get the same effect.



  • Nature Paintbrushes – During lockdown and as the weather has got warmer lots of people have been spending more and more time outside. Spend some time outside, maybe even go on a nature walk and collect lots of interesting pieces of nature. Try to only collect flowers and leaves that have already fallen from plants rather than picking growing flowers. You should also make sure you have permission to collect flowers and nature items from the location you are in. The document below will give you instructions on how to create and use your nature paintbrushes.

Nature Paintbrushes Instructions

Remember to read regularly to an adult and check out Doodle Maths. 

Mrs Nicholson, Miss Freemantle and Miss Mead 😊 


Year 3 Music Challenge

Hello Year 3,

Challenge 1:

Let’s practise our rhythm-reading skills with the music of ‘The Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy’.  

Find a sound-maker or instrument or just clap the rhythms carefully.

Challenge 2:

Your next challenge is to learn a song about ‘Rainforests’.

Go to:

When you have watched and listened to the video a couple of times, see if you can clap along to the beat of the music.

Here is the rhythm pattern used throughout the whole song

Can you clap or play this ostinato pattern?

How many beats are there?

Now create your own 4 beat rhythm/ostinato.



Have fun and stay safe.

Year 3 Home Learning w/b 6th July 2020

Hi all children and parents/carers of Year 3. 

Here are all your Home Learning challenges for week beginning:

6th July 2020.



Lesson 1 Maths – Visit and watch the Week 11, Lesson 1 – Measure Mass.  Fill in the attached worksheet. Remember to count the divisions in the scale and divide the scale by this.  E.g Scale shows 1kg in 10 divisions.  1kg = 1,000g.  1,000g ÷ 10 = 100g each division. You can also use trial and error and count in smaller steps along the scale until you reach the value.  If you don’t reach the value adjust your number and try again. Check against the attached answer sheet.

) Monday Lesson 1 – Measure mass (2)

Monday Lesson 1 Answers – Measure mass (2

Lesson 2 Reading – Visit BBC Bitesize  Enjoy extracts from David Walliams’ Slime and learn how to extract information. Thank you to the student in 3GN who recommended this book. 😊

Lesson 3 English –  visit BBC Bitesize and have a look at: 

Last week on the 24th June was National Writing Day.  Have fun working through the activities to create your own 24-word short story in 7 minutes.

One day, my new class arrived glowing like intelligent fireflies and as excitable as antelopes. I smiled back, warm as a freshly baked loaf.  

By Mrs Nicholson



Lesson 1 Maths – Visit and watch the Week 11, Lesson 2 – Compare mass.  Fill in the attached worksheet. Remember 1kg is the same as 1,000g so kgs are heavier than g. Check against the answer sheet.

Tuesday Lesson 1 – Compare mass

Tuesday Lesson 1 Answers – Compare mass 

Lesson 2 ICT – choose an activity from the Hour of Code, Activities Tab and then the Grades 2 – 5 tab (American equivalent of Year 3 +) on:

Mrs Nicholson recommends Minecraft Hour of Code, Make your own mazes and Code your Hero.

Lesson 3 History – RESEARCH PROJECT

We challenge you to research the Ancient Greeks. You can present your research in any way – as a board game, a PowerPoint, a document, a model, a booklet – your choice. This will feature every week so you will have an hour a week to add to your project.

Some topics you might like to research this week:

What were Ancient Greek homes like?

How did the Olympics start?

Do remember to share your findings with your class teacher – we are really interested in your learning.

Here are some video clips to help:

Ancient Greek Homes

Ancient olympic boardgame


Lesson 1 Writing – watch The Lighthouse clip on the Literacy Shed.

Try to create a diamante poem to describe the lighthouse and the see.  See the worksheet attached.

Wednesday Lesson 1 English Diamante Poem

Lesson 2 Maths Visit and watch the Week 11, Lesson 3 – Add and subtract mass. Fill in the attached worksheet. Remember to add or subtract the grams first then add or subtract the kg next.  Check against the answer sheet.

Wednesday Lesson 2 – Add and subtract mass

Wednesday Lesson 2 Answers – Add and subtract mass

Lesson 3 Science – Grow a rainbow using capillary action (like how water moves through plants).

Using felt tip pens, kitchen towel and water, can you grow a rainbow? See the attached worksheet.

Wednesday Lesson 3 Grow a rainbow experiment


Lesson 1 Writing – Re watch The Lighthouse clip on the Literacy Shed.

Can you continue writing the story from the moment the lamp smashes. See attached worksheet.

Thursday Lesson 1 English Story

Lesson 2 Maths – Visit and watch the Week 11, Lesson 4 – Measure capacity. Fill in the attached worksheet. Remember there are 1,000ml in each 1l. So 2 litres is 2,000ml.

Thursday Lesson 2 – Measure capacity (2)

Thursday Lesson 2 Answers – Measure capacity (2)

Lesson 3 Design & Technology – visit BBC Bitesize –

Learn all about and find inspiration to design a product based on everyday problems.

Choose a product from your house and think about its design.  Draw it freehand and annotate the design. Then try to make improvements to the design.

For a larger challenge, create a formal drawing using measurements.

For even more of a challenge replicate your design on to oblique grid paper to make a 3D image.  You could even make a model from things you can find.



Lesson 1 Writing – Editing. Re-read your story from yesterday.  Can you check each sentence makes sense? Also check for:

  • Full stops and capital letters.
  • Vocabulary (could you change your language choices for more interesting synonyms or add more adjectives to your sentences).
  • Verbs to start a sentence (Peering through the gloom, he spotted a stricken ship).
  • Adverbs to start a sentence (Rapidly, he climbed the endless stairs).
  • Time adverbials to start a sentence (In no time at all, a glowing trail of lanterns meandered up the coastal path).

Send your completed stories to your class teacher or read them to members of your family.  

Lesson 2 Reading – Dinosaur reading activity.  You wrote a newspaper report last week in your home learning. Read this one and answer the questions.  Answer sheet is attached.

Friday Lesson 2 Dinosaur reading activity

Lesson 3 – Art – draw a self-portrait. Watch BBC Class Clip

Use the worksheet as a guide for a full front portrait or have a go at a three quarters view like Emma in the clip.

Friday Lesson 3 Draw a portrait  

Lesson 4 – MathsExtra maths challenge.  Check out and challenge yourself.


Remember to read regularly to an adult and check out Doodle Maths.


Mrs Nicholson, Miss Freemantle and Miss Mead

Year 3 Music Challenges

Hello Year 3,

I know that lots of you really enjoyed using the Chrome Music Lab ‘Rhythm’ software so your challenge this week is to use Chrome Music Lab again.

Melody is the musical term for a tune. Every song you will have sung has a melody, and this week we’re going to look at how to make one ourselves using a tool called Melody Maker from Chrome Labs. Go to:

Choose your notes

Click in one box for every column on the screen and press the play button at the bottom to hear what that sounds like. You can change your mind and click on different boxes as you go to explore what melody it creates

Change the speed

You can control the speed using the slider in the same strip as the play button. What does it do to your melody?

Leaving a gap

What happens if you leave an empty box? What does it do to your melody? Do you like it?

Mix things up a little

Most melodies have a mixture of repeated notes and next-door steps with a few leaps from high to low. Try and get a good mix of these in your melody

Also, try…

There’s another button with two squares and an arrow (next to the play button). When you’re happy with your melody, click this. What does it do? Can you explain?

Do send me your compositions if you would like to share them.

Have fun,

Mrs Russell


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