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W/C 1st June 2020

Year 3 Weekly Update              Week commencing 1st June 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 –Myths and Legends

This week we will be starting an exciting new English topic – Myths and Legends.

We will start with the adventure story - King Arthur and The Sword in the Stone.

We would like you to read the story or ask an adult to read the story to you.

What is an adventure?  What are the key features of an adventure story?


 King Arthur was a legendary British leader and legends are stories that are handed down through generations - they are partly true.

Now that you have read or listened to the story, we would like you to retell the story using the storyboard template. Remember, you will only need to write the main parts of the story in order.

Please remember to write neatly and clearly using capital letters and full stops.

There is space above your writing to draw a picture of that particular part of the story.

These links will help you

King Arthur and The Sword in the Stone Story

Storyboard template

Please email them 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

Revise all 50 of the Y3 spelling words. You should now know these by heart, so this should be really easy! I have attached the sheet in case you’ve lost your copy.

Miss Thompson’s Group

Challenge words

Mrs Stephens’ Group

Creating adverbs by adding suffix -ly

Mrs Wicks’ Group

ch words

Look say cover write check – ch words

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  ‘Revising Similes and Metaphors’ this week  (1st June)

If you want to challenge yourself even further you can also look at ‘Revising Apostrophes in Contractions’ (3rd June) to really polish up your skills!

Miss Thompson’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page and complete the alternative plans for Summer week 6 (Adding and Subtracting 3-digit Numbers and Estimating) each day.

Please also practice your ÷9 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 the alternative plans for Summer week 6 (Adding and Subtracting 3-digit Numbers and Estimating) each day.

You might find the adding, subtracting and estimating videos and activities on BBC Bitesize helpful if this is a bit tricky. You could also go back over any White Rose or Bitesize 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 now available on the school website HERE






For the next few weeks we’re going to be learning about a place which is completely different to Nettleham, Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve. First, we need to understand where Gibraltar Point is. Use a road atlas, ordnance survey map or Google maps to study our county. What can you see? Write down the different features. Look at which counties are around us. Which towns are inland or on the coast? How can we get to these places? Can you find Gibraltar Point?

Now have a go at the questions on the sheet, using a map to help you. You might find the maps below helpful too.

Gibraltar Point Question Sheet

Lincolnshire area map

Gibraltar Point map

Search for Gibraltar Point nature Reserve on You Tube. You will find several films taken from drones showing the reserve. Have a look at some, but choose the most recent ones, as the reserve is always changing! How many different habitats can you spot?

Welcome to our new Science topic – Light and Shadows


1. What is the Sun? What do we know about it? Is it a good or bad thing? How can the Sun harm us and how can we protect ourselves from it? Try to think of at least three ideas and draw a labelled diagram to explain them.

2. Where does light come from? Some objects are light sources. This means they produce their own light. Make a list of as many light sources as you can.

Now have a look at the BBC Bitesize lesson ‘Introduction to Light’ on 22nd April to learn some amazing facts about light.

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:


Madame Dale’s weekly French Task 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.