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W/C 20th April 2020

Year 3 Weekly Update              Week commencing 20th April 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 - Instructions

The Year 3 teachers love sandwiches.

We would like you to write instructions that we could follow to make our sandwiches at home.  Exciting fillings would be lovely and would make a change from the usual cheese ones.( Mrs Stephens doesn’t eat meat but loves anything else).

Remember to write neatly, use punctuation and all the key features of instructions.

These links will help you –

Instructions task


Example of instructions

Send your instructions to


3B – Fables

We know some of you have already been writing stories while you’ve been at home, but have you written your own fable? This would be an excellent way to finish off the learning you were doing with Miss Pollard! Remember, a fable is a special kind of story that teaches a lesson, and the characters are often, but not always, animals. You can listen to the BBC Teach website (link on our school website) to remind you all about them. Use the planning sheet to help you.

Miss Booth’s Spelling Group

 subdivide, subheading, interact, intercity, superman, superstar, submarine, revisit, renew, rewrite.

Identify the prefixes, and find out what they mean. Can you find 5 more examples that aren’t in the spelling list?


Miss Thompson’s group 

 Homophones and near homophones

Mrs Stephens’ group –

Common exception words

Mrs Wicks’ group –


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.

Miss Thompson’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page and complete Summer week 1 (Fractions) each day.

Could you also practice your  7x table


Miss Booth’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page. I know some of you will have been following these activities since we first started home learning, so well done. If you haven’t, please have a go starting with Week 1. This might be a bit tricky as we haven’t done any fractions in school yet. If you’re struggling a bit you could try the Year 2 activities to help you understand, then have another go at the Year 3 ones.

Remember to practice your times tables and addition/subtraction facts!





Find a road atlas, a normal atlas if you have one or look on Google maps. Look at a map of the United Kingdom. Can you find Lincoln? Can you find Lincolnshire? Have a good look at our county and where all the important features are, like the Wolds, the River Witham and the towns.

What is the difference between a picture and a plan? Choose an everyday object and draw a picture of it, then draw a plan (bird’s eye view). This is the view we use for maps.

Helping Plants Grow Well

Take a piece of A4 paper and divide it into 4 equal parts.

1. In the first section draw a plant with flowers and label as many different parts as you can.

2. Draw a fruit cut in half so you can see the seeds and label them.

3. List 5 things you think plants need to grow well.

4. Why do we need plants? Can you convince an adult why plants are important and why we need to look after them?

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. ( - Have a look at number 4!)

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.

We realise this is also an extremely stressful time for many families, so if getting work done is tricky, please do not worry about it; there are no deadlines! The most important thing is to look after your family and yourself, and research shows that if nothing else, reading everyday will help your child make progress.

Although the National Curriculum has been suspended, we would like to provide you with these activity ideas to keep the children on track and spark their interest in the topics we would have been looking at if we were at school. Don’t worry if your learning leads you to explore new areas! We’d love to know what you find out.