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W/C 18th May 2020

Year 3 Weekly Update              Week commencing 18th 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.

Here  are our suggested tasks for this week. 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 –Formal Letters

Thank you all so much for your wonderful thank you letters. It’s been really lovely to read how thoughtful and appreciative you are of the people around you! This week in English we will finish our topic by looking at formal letters.

We would like you to write a letter of complaint. Imagine you have bought something and there is something wrong with it! You need to write to the person or company you bought it from to tell them what is wrong and get your money back. You can be as creative and imaginative as you like!

Look at the power point below. There is an example of a formal letter, and you are shown how to set it out step-by-step.

You can use the lined letter template to write your letter if you wish. Use these links to help.

These links will help you

Lined letter template

Formal letter power point


Send your complaint letters to

We really look forward to reading them!

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

Miss Booth’s Spelling Group

bear, bare, bored, board, hare, hair, real, reel, pear, pair, dear, deer, their, there, they’re, to, too, two, for, four, by, buy, here, hear

Miss Thompson’s Group –

Words with ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘ch’

Mrs Stephens’ Group –

Homophones and near homophones

Mrs Wicks’ Group –

Tricky word list

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check List

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  Using inverted commas to show speech’ this week  (4th May)

If you want to challenge yourself even further you can also look at ‘Using apostrophes to show possession’ (30th April) to really polish up your skills!

Miss Thompson’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page and complete Summer week 5 (Fractions) each day.  

Please also practice your 9x 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 5 (Fractions) each day.

You might find the fractions videos and activities on BBC Bitesize helpful if this is a bit tricky.

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 finishing our map topic by learning how to use simple coordinates to find objects or places on a map.

Look at the following sheet to learn how to use coordinates.

Then try these activities. Start with the easy one (*) then try the harder ones ,

(**, ***). The answers are also included, so don’t cheat! If you like you could also make your own pirate map and include coordinates. Can you make up clues using the coordinates to lead someone to the treasure?

Helping Plants Grow Well

We are finishing our topic this week in science with some simple investigations. Have a look at this sheet:


We hope you have enjoyed learning about plants as much as we have enjoyed seeing all your wonderful work! Thank you for sending it in!

TIn 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:

Madame Dale’s Weekly French activity 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.

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.