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W/C 27th April 2020

Year 3 Weekly Update              Week commencing 27th 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 and 3B –Informal Letters

This week in English we will be looking at Informal letters. Thank you letters, postcards and letters to family you haven’t seen for a while, are all types of informal letter.


This week we would like you to write a postcard- this could be to a friend, a relative or to one of your year 3 teachers.  Postcards usually let the person you are writing to know what you have been doing. We often send postcards to family and friends when we are on holiday but maybe you could write about the things you have been doing whilst being ‘home schooled’?


Use the postcard template to write your postcard and use these links to help.

These links will help you

Postcard template

Informal letter power point

Send your postcards to

Miss Booth’s Spelling Group – completely, usually, finally, comically, occasionally, actually, naturally, happily, mysteriously, angrily

Please use your Spelling Shed logins to practice – we’ve uploaded this week’s words.

Miss Thompson’s group  (all resources here)

 Homophones and near homophones

Week 2

Mrs Stephens’ group  (all resources here)

Long ‘a’sound using  ‘ei’ or ‘eigh’

Mrs Wicks’ group  (all resources here)

‘igh’ words


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  Identifying verbs this week  at

Miss Thompson’s Maths Group

Have a look at the White Rose home learning page and complete Summer week 2 (Fractions) each day.

Could you also practice your  ÷7  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!





This week we are looking at counties in England. We live in Lincolnshire but do you know the counties that border our county?  Could you use an atlas if you have one at home or look on Google maps to see where Lincolnshire is.  Once you have located it could you colour it in on the counties worksheet.  Make a key at the side and use different colours to colour in and identify other counties in England. The power point will help you to understand what a county is. Counties power point

Counties worksheet

Helping Plants Grow Well

This week in science we are looking at the lifecycle of a flowering plant.  The different stages are germination, growing, flowering, pollination, fertilisation and seed dispersal.

Could you design and create a way to represent the stages of the life cycle?

Here is an example to help you and a worksheet to follow.

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 page.

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.