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W/C 11th May 2020

Year 3 Weekly Update              Week commencing 11th May 2020

Hello Year 3! We hope you are all well and that you are enjoying distance learning. We have seen some lovely work over the last few weeks and would love to see lots more! Don’t forget, you can send it to for us to admire and we’ll add it to the Gallery.

Below are some suggested tasks for this week. Please be aware that some of these resources are on our school website and some you will need to create yourself. Take them as far as you would like to, but don’t forget to keep practising your skills to move forwards with your learning.




3TS and 3B –Informal Letters

Thank you for all the photos of your lovely ‘thank you’ letters. We have really enjoyed reading them as I’m sure your parents did!

This week we would like you to write a Pen Pal letter. Madame Dale would like to send your letters to children in a French school. You could write about how your life has changed during ‘home schooling’, how the country has changed and also the positive changes on our global environment (less pollution etc).  Remember to write clearly and neatly following the same informal letter step- by- step example.  You could include French phrases if you like - there are examples to help you on the links.  You could also write your letter on a computer – this would combine your letter writing skills and ICT skills! 

These links will help you

Lined letter template

Informal letter power point

Useful French phrases

Send your Pen Pal letters to

We really look forward to reading them and will forward them on to Madame Dale who will email us the French children’s replies.


Keep your French learning going with Madame Dale’s weekly homework here

Please use your Spelling Shed logins to practise – we will upload this week’s words on Monday 11th May.

Miss Booth’s Spelling Group

war, warm, toward, young, touch, double, trouble, country, beautiful, favourite, exercise, height, weight, length 

Miss Thompson’s Group

‘g’ sound spelt ‘gue’ and ‘k’ sound spelt ‘que’

Mrs Stephens’ Group

Homophones and near homophones

Mrs Wicks’ Group

 ie word list and activities

 -igh, ie, i_e, and y activity

LSCWC ie sheet

Fun ways to practice spellings



Reading to and listening to your child read is so important. Please could you listen to your child read at least 3 times a week. The reading material can be anything from books, comics, game instructions to food labelling. This can still be recorded in your child’s reading record and initialled.

The BBC Bitesize website has super lesson ideas which the children can dip in and out of – Have a look at Using similes and metaphors  (11th May)

You can also look at “what is alliteration?”

Miss Thompson’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page and complete Summer week 4 each day. Could you also practice your  ÷ 8  table.

You could use Maths Shed to help you.


Miss Booth’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page and complete Summer week 4 each day.

Remember to practice your times tables and addition/subtraction facts. You could use Maths Shed to help you do this!

Please note – White Rose worksheets and videos are now available on the school website HERE





This week we are looking at how to use contours, keys and symbols to improve map reading skills.

Look at the BBC Bitesize Home Learning Geography lesson from 28th April. Watch the videos and read the text to see how to do this. The online activity will help you learn how all these things improve our map reading skills.

Have a go at the map symbols activity

Map symbol matching activity


Please could you draw a map of your village or area.  Use map symbols to identify things like the post office, school, church and other landmarks. Remember to draw a key at the side to say what each symbol represents.

This OS symbols key will help you.

OS Map Symbols

You could make up your own symbols if you like.

Helping Plants Grow Well

This week in Science we are looking at “What do plants need to grow well?”

You have already listed what you thought plants require to grow well -  air, light, water/ nutrients from soil, room to grow and warmth.

Look at the power point and read

‘What do plants need to grow well’

Can you set up your own investigation to see what plants need to grow well?

These work sheets will help you to plan and record your investigation or you might like to display your investigation a different way or more creative way.

Science Investigation Activity sheet

Science Results Activity Sheet

We have found a slight flaw – maybe you will spot it too if you look at where you might put your plant.  The worksheets suggest leaving your plant in a dark cupboard or a fridge. Would this be a fair investigation?

In school we have been completing the daily live workout by Joe Wicks at 9 – 9:30am. It’s a great way to start the day.

You can always catch up with the live recordings later or look at his 5 or 8 minute workouts on his YouTube Channel

You may also want to look at doing some children’s Yoga to give a peaceful moment to your day.

Other ideas:

Take the time to read a good book.

Why not find an article on Newsround ( and have a chat with a parent/carer about it to find out their point of view.

Don’t forget, if you want more ideas for things to do, there are a whole range of activities on the school website. There are also lots of links to other websites, broadcasts, and resources for you to make the most of.

We have particularly been enjoying David Walliams weekday stories and having Audible, full of lots of great e-books/audio books, available for free.

There’s also the weekly Lego challenge on the school website, we look forward to seeing the results.

Note for parents/carers:

We have had lots of very positive feedback from children completing their work at home and it has been great to see the fruits of their labours via e-mail.

We recognise this is a very different time for everyone and we’ve had some messages asking about how to organise the day. For more information about this, have a look at our school website (

Don’t forget, you can always share work with us using or you could create a scrap book of all your child’s work as a record of their home school journey.