By / 30th March, 2020 / Year3 / Off

Hello Year 3,

It’s been so lovely to see how hard you’ve been working at home this past week, I’m very very proud! It has been so nice to hear from some of you telling me how much you’re enjoying your home learning websites. Keep up the hard work!

Please keep checking Purple Mash 2email for any important updates and only email if there are any urgent problems. I will try to reply as soon as I possibly can.

As well as these tasks, it’s super important to have some fun! Watch some films, play in the garden (if possible), learn a new skill or hobby, and above all be safe and help your loved ones as much as you can.

Take care and stay safe. I miss you all!

Miss Connolly


I hope you’ve all been enjoying Joe Wicks’ P.E lessons (even I have been joining in at home – it’s super hard but I feel so much better after I’ve done it!). For anyone that hasn’t seen this yet, every morning at 9am ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks live-streams a 30 minute P.E session for all children to participate in at home. Please take part in this every day by clicking onto his YouTube channel


This week, I’d like you to take part in the White Rose Maths Week 1 online lessons. These are the Year 3 fractions lessons we would have been doing in school. You can find them here

They give you a little video to watch and in the video they teach you how to solve fractions problems. Then you have an activity to complete at the end of each session. There are 5 sessions in total, it could be a good idea to do one session each day. If you can print off the activity sheets and stick them into your blue home learning book that would be great. Don’t worry if you can’t print it out, you can copy the questions neatly into your books.

Also, keep going on TT Rockstars (3 times per week at least, for approximately 20-30 minutes). You’ll be times table experts in no time!

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG)

1.Spelling Shed

Your spellings are the same this week. This is because they are quite tricky! These spellings are the Year 3/4 spellings that we all have to learn, so practice them as much as you can!


I have set some more tests on Make sure you are using capital letters, correct punctuation and spellings when you fill in your answers. Otherwise, it may mark your answers wrong.

I’ve set this week;

-Capital Letters and Full Stops (Test B)

-Creating Sentences (Test B)

-Exclamation and Question Marks (Test B)

-Grammar (Test B)


I know lots of you have been really enjoying the books on Serial Mash! This is a fantastic resource which we have for free while school is closed so make the most of it while you can!

This week I’d like you to;

  1. Read the final chapters of ‘Alien Hotel’ (Chapters 5, 6 and 7).
  2. Answer the quiz questions for each of the chapters.

You can do the other tasks which go with each chapter if you’d like to.


Pobble 365 – A Musical World

This week, I’d like you to use the picture from 14th March called ‘A Musical World’. Complete these tasks in your red home learning books please. Remember, beautiful handwriting and presentation please!

  1. Story Starter – Look at the story starter and write the rest of the story.
  2. Question Time – Answer these questions as creatively as you can!
  3. Perfect Picture! – Can you draw another musical world?


This week, we are continuing with our learning about animals. Last week you had some work on Animal Groups and sorting the different types of animals into the correct groups. Following this, this week we need to look at types of skeletons (exoskeletons, endoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons). It sound’s tricky but if you read the information in the PowerPoint it’s really interesting!

  1.  Lesson Presentation Types of Skeletons – Read the information and try the quiz!
  2. Sorting Skeletons Types Activity Sheets – There are 3 different ‘levels’ in this pack. 1* is the easiest, up to 3* which is the hardest. You choose your level, challenge yourself if you can! Complete this activity in your red home learning book. If you can print it out, great, but don’t worry if you can’t. Just draw it in your book instead.


Please follow the link below for the Daily Prayer from the Church of England.

It is getting close to Easter time. Watch the following video about the events of Jesus’ sacrifice.

Task – Choose as many parts of the Easter story as you’d like and draw a picture about them. Explain what happened and why it is important for Christians.

It would also be a great idea if you could do some Easter art and crafts with your family! Ask parents if you could maybe make Easter cards, or search the internet for some really good kids Easter crafts you could try at home!

History / Art / Computing

This week, I’d like you to research Roman mosaics. You could look on the internet at different examples of Roman mosaics.

Roman Mosaics Presentation – Read through this presentation about what Roman mosaics are.

Task – On Purple Mash you can create your own Roman mosaic! Go on Topics, History, Romans and then Paint Projects. You can design your own Roman mosaic here, thinking about what you’ve learned from your research. You could maybe try and copy one. Save your mosaics so I can see your excellent work!