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W/C 13th July 2020

Year 3 Weekly Update              Week commencing 13th July 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 –

We hope you have enjoyed reading ‘The Jabberwocky’ nonsense poem – your drawings of the ‘Jabberwock’ have been amazing!

This week we would like you to practice reading the poem out loud to your family.  Use lots of expression in your voice and actions to describe what you think is happening in the poem. Could you memorise certain lines without looking at the poem?

We would also like you to make your own ‘Jabberwock’ model.  You could use any materials you have at home such as empty boxes, cardboard tubes – or you might like to model it in ‘air dry’ clay. Remember to look back at the poem to help you model your beast (claws that catch, jaws that bite).   

These links will help you

The Jabberwocky poem

We really look forward to seeing photos of your models!


At school, we would normally have a weekly Music lesson which would usually involve singing.  The BBC Bitesize have a number of useful Music lessons which the children can enjoy.

Have a look at  ‘How and why singing makes us feel good’ (9th July) at

Also, have a look at ‘Pulse and Rhythm’ (1ST May) at

Please use Spelling Shed to practise – we’ve uploaded this week’s words.

Miss Booth’s Spelling Group –

Please keep learning and testing yourselves on the Year 3 and Year 4 words. Focus on the spelling patterns you find tricky. Use silly sentences or mnemonics to help you learn them, think about the spelling patterns and break words down into easier chunks. Remember to use the Fun ways to practice spellings sheet to help you.

Y3 Spelling List             Y4 Spelling List

Y3 Wordsearch           Y4 Wordsearch

Miss Thompson’s Group –

Word families based on common words

End of Term Revision

Mrs Stephens’ Group –

Words with an ‘i ‘ spelt with a ‘y’

Mrs Wicks’ Group –


100 Word List

Spelling Superstars


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 some fun, useful lessons which the children can enjoy – Have a look at  ‘ Sound Words’ this week  (16th June) at

If you want to challenge yourself even further you can also look at ‘Coordinating Conjunctions’ to really polish up your skills!

Miss Thompson’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page

and please complete the lessons for Summer week 12 (Capacity and Statistics) each day.

Please also practice your ÷12 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 please complete the lessons for Summer week 12 (Capacity and Statistics) each day.

You could also go back over any White Rose or BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons to get more practise, or try the Bitesize Weekly Challenges!

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 available on the school website HERE




The Bishop’s Palace

The history of the Palace is quite complicated. It was owned by several different people over the centuries. Use the information cards below to create your own timeline for the Palace. Illustrate each event so people can easily understand what happened.

Bishop’s Palace Timeline Cards

If you can, visit the site again. Take this new map of the site with you.

Plan of the Bishop’s Palace with a Key

See if you can find the quarry, the limekiln, Queen Edith’s House, the King’s Chamber and the original main entrance to the Bishop’s Palace. Mark the location of these places on the map, creating a special map symbol for each one. You can then draw your map symbol in the key, so people will know which place is which.

Pretend you are the Bishop and you have an important guest to show around your Palace! Where would you start? What would you show your guest? Which way would you go? Can you work out directions for a grand tour using compass directions and numbers of steps?

Light and Shadows

We have learnt so much about light and shadows since half term! This will be the last week of our topic, and we would like you to have a go at revising some of the facts you have learnt, using the sheets below. How much can you remember?

Shadow Worksheet

Light and Shadows Assessment

Light and shadows can be lots of fun too! Have a look at this video about shadow puppets.

The Three Little Piggies

Can you make your own shadow puppet theatre and puppets, and tell a story? This video might help.

How To make A Shadow Puppet Theatre

Perhaps you could use the King Arthur legends as your inspiration?

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.

Could you create your own fun ‘Sports Day’ at home?  What events could you have?  Maybe an obstacle race with a difference or see how far you can walk balancing a cushion on your head?

We would love to hear your ideas!




Other ideas:


Madame Dale’s French Homework is Here

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.

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.

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.