By / 3rd May, 2020 / Year3 / Off

Hello Year 3,

I hope you are all staying safe. It’s been lovely for me to log into the home learning websites and be able to see what work you’ve been doing! Well done to those people who completed their work and sent it to the school email address, your work is displayed on the school Facebook page and it looks brilliant!

Remember to keep checking Purple Mash 2email for any important updates. I will try to reply as soon as I possibly can.

As always, please remember that it’s super important to have some fun as well as working hard. I suggest you watch some films, play in the garden (if possible), learn a new skill or hobby, and help your loved ones as much as you can. This week there is a bank holiday on Friday 8th May, take a look at the ‘History’ section further down to explain more about this special day. On Friday have some fun celebrating!

Take care and stay safe. I miss you all!

Miss Connolly



As always, join in with Joe Wicks’ P.E lessons (I’m still joining in – it’s super hard but I feel so much better after I’ve done it!). 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 Summer Term 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;

  • Comparing Fractions
  • Fractions as Operators
  • Modelling Equivalent and Non-Equivalent Fractions

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’ve given you all different spellings this week. A lot of them should be revision words (ones we have learned before). Practice these as much as possible.



I have set some more tests on Make sure you are using capital letters, correct punctuation and spellings when you fill in your answers (that’s what SPAG is testing! Correct spellings, punctuation and grammar). It has to be accurate otherwise your answers will be marked wrong.

I’ve set this week;

-Word Families

-Grammar Y3

-KS1 Test

-Verb Tenses



I know lots of you have been really enjoying the books on Purple Mash – 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 the next new book I have set called ‘Mary Anning and the Time Twister”. We learned about Mary Anning in our Autumn Science unit about Rocks and Soils! I’d like you to read just chapters 1 and 2 this week please.
  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 – Professor Plum

This week, I’d like you to use the picture from 3rd May called ‘Professor Plum’. Complete these tasks in your red home learning books please. Remember, beautiful handwriting and presentation please!

  • Story Starter – Write a story about the potion the professor is making. What is it? What will it do? What will happen?
  • Question Time – Answer these questions as creatively as you can!
  • Perfect Picture! – Imagine you have the power to create a magic potion. Can you draw what you would put in it, what it would look like and what it would do?


History – VE Day (Friday 8th May 2020)

This week is a special week. On Friday 8th May it is a UK Bank Holiday to celebrate VE Day. VE Day stands for ‘Victory in Europe Day’, which is a celebration of the end of World War 2. This year is a special anniversary of this event because it has been 75 years since the war ended. Around the country there were supposed to be celebrations and parties in schools and other businesses. Instead, we’ve all had to change our plans a little bit, but I’ve listed below some great activities you could do to celebrate VE Day safely at home!

  • Research VE Day – What was it exactly? What happened? How did the war end? – You could write some key facts in your home learning book, make a poster or maybe even a PowerPoint presentation about VE Day – Use this presentation to help VE Day Information
  • Have a tea party with your family!
  • Make some buntings you could display in your windows / around your house. Look at the colours of the UK flag and use these to create your bunting! I’ve added a flag template or a blank one for you to use here; Blank Bunting Template or Union Jack Bunting Template
  • Design a special commemorative VE Day teacup – use this template Design a VE Day Special Teacup
  • If you have a printer at home, you can print out this paper Spitfire plane out and make it into a glider! Can you also research the Spitfire plane and create a leaflet or poster of the facts? Make a Paper Spitfire Plane



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

Our R.E unit this half term is ‘Discipleship’. Last week, you looked at the quote from Proverbs 15:4: ‘Kind words bring life but cruel words crush your spirit’ and made wonderful Wordles. Riley’s is displayed on the school Facebook page – go and take a look!

This week I’d like you to look at the story Jesus told called ‘The Widow’s Mite’. Watch the video below.

What message is Jesus trying to tell Christians with this story? Can you write down a short summary of the story and draw some pictures about what happened in your red home learning book.



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. Can you try a different coding game this week?


BBC Bitesize Also search for BBC Bitesize Daily on the BBC iPlayer to watch the celebrity lessons.

The BBC Bitesize website is FULL of daily lessons for you to take part in with some famous celebrities teaching some of the lessons! How exciting! They have lots of activities to learn Art, D.T, Music, Spanish, Science… pretty much everything! It’s fantastic. Explore this website and complete some of the fun activities.