By / 19th April, 2020 / Year3 / Off

Hello Year 3,


I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break! It has been lovely to see some of your extreme reading photos and book reviews on our school Facebook page. If you haven’t seen them yet, search ‘Latchford St James CE Primary School’ on Facebook and you can see what the other children have been up to. If you haven’t already, please can you send your photo and book review to


This would normally be the beginning of our Summer term (I can’t believe how fast this year has gone!) and so I am setting weekly work again now. 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.


A reminder please – when I set the work it has to be completed within the time set. I cannot change any deadlines, so make sure you are accessing and completing all of the work given in time.


As well as these tasks please remember that 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 You can also always watch them back at a later time if you can’t tune into the live stream every morning.



This week, I’d like you to take part in the White Rose Maths Week 2 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.


I have also set some extra tasks on MyMaths that need to be completed;

  • Introducing fractions
  • Simple fractions
  • More fractions
  • Fractions on a number line
  • Modelling fractions of amounts

Tip for parents – There are also lots of practical activities you can do with fractions such as cooking and baking, even lego!


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

I have set the same spellings again as before the Easter break. This is because they are quite tricky and they are the statutory spellings for Year 3/4 that we all have to learn (the Government have set these) 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;

-KS1 SPAG (Test 2016)

-Terminology (Test A)

-Suffixes and Prefixes (Test A)

-Grammar (Test C)

-Apostrophes and Commas (Test A)



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. Start a new book called ‘The Settlers’. It is linked to our History learning from Autumn term on The Stone Age. Read chapters 1, 2 and 3.
  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 – The Vacation

This week, I’d like you to use the picture from 7th April called ‘The Vacation’. Complete these tasks in your red home learning books please. Remember, beautiful handwriting and presentation please!

  1. Story Starter – Write a diary as one of the characters and describe what you did that day on your vacation (holiday).
  2. Question Time – Answer these questions as creatively as you can!
  3. Perfect Picture! – Can you draw or describe one of the superheroes doing an activity that you like doing?



Our new Science topic is ‘Plants’. For plants there are lots of things we could do practically (getting out into your garden if you have one, or during daily exercise maybe visit a grassy area and see how many plants you can see!). Please complete any written work in the red Home Learning book.

Here are some ideas for plants experiments if you are able to do them at home;

  1. Plant a seed – do a daily diary and record any observations you make about what happens to the seed.
  2. Plant a number of seeds – plant seeds in small cups and put them in different places (one in the dark, one without water, one without soil etc). What happens to each of the different seeds? Write down your observations and results. You can even draw a diagram.
  3. Water transportation – how does water travel around a plant? Put white carnations or a piece of fresh celery (with leaves) into a pot of coloured water (use food dye). What happens to your plant after a few days? Write down some of your observations and draw a diagram to show what you have learned!

I know doing these experiments will be tricky for some of you, so I’ve attached a few paper ideas that you could do.

Lesson Presentation Parts of Plants – Information about the parts of a plant

Activity Sheet Parts of a Plant Folding Leaflet Colour – Folding leaflet

Activity Sheet Parts of a Plant Labelling – Labelling a plant

Activity Sheet Parts of Plant Pairs Cards Colour – Pairs game



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


Our R.E unit this half term is ‘Discipleship’. Our first lesson is about rules – why do we have rules and why are they important? The Bible has rules and advice called commandments in Deuteronomy 1-22, Exodus 20.


Read the following presentation about the commandments and complete the activities. You may need to talk to an adult to help you with some of the language in the Powerpoint. Please complete the activity sheet in your red Home Learning book (you can print the sheet if possible or if not write it out in the book).

The Ten Commandments PowerPoint

The Ten Commandments Activity



In Computing, we would be starting our coding unit in Summer term. The following website is really good for coding activities!

If you go on the website, click ‘learn’ at the top, and scroll down the page a little bit until you see ‘Hour of Code Tutorials’. Click this link and then there will be a selection of coding games you can play. In class, we’ve used the Star Wars one before which would be a great place to start. If you want to challenge yourself, you could try one of the other ones on there too.


And finally…

If you’d like some mindfulness colouring sheets you can print and colour one (or more!) of these pictures below.

Wildlife Minfulness Colouring Sheets


Stay safe!