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W/C 29th June 2020​​​​​​​

Year 3 Weekly Update              Week commencing 29th 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.




3TS and 3B –Myths and Legends

We hope you have enjoyed reading about King Arthurs’s adventures and you are now ready to write your own adventure story.  Use your story planning sheet from last week to help you – remember your story should be based on King Arthur and the characters you have read about.

Think about –

  • A title for your story.
  • Your story must be about a time long ago.
  • The different settings you could include.
  • Writing an exciting story with a beginning, a problem to be solved and a good ending.

Remember to include capital letters and other punctuation, use descriptive words (adjectives) and write in neat cursive  handwriting.

Use the Castles and Knights bordered paper to write your story

These links will help you

Castles and Knights bordered paper

Adventure Story Checklist

We would also like you to follow the instruction sheet and make your own castle.

Use these instructions to help you

Make Your own Castle instruction sheet.

Perhaps you could change the design of your castle to make it more personal to you – remember to include castle features and a flag.

Please send your work to -

We really look forward to reading your stories and seeing photos of your castles!



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

Miss Booth’s Spelling Group –

It will not be long now before you are in Year 4! To help you get ready, please begin to learn the Year 4 Spelling List. If you have already started to do this, well done! These words are now on Spelling Shed too.

Y4 Spelling List         Y4 Wordsearch

Miss Thompson’s Group –

Word families based on common words

Mrs Stephens’ Group –

Creating adverbs using the suffix ‘ly’

Mrs Wicks’ Group – ‘el’ words

Activity One            Activity Two

Activity Three         LCSWC Activity

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 useful lessons which the children can enjoy – Have a look at  ‘Exploring synonyms and antonyms’ this week  (11th June)

If you want to challenge yourself even further you can also look at ‘Mastering inverted commas’ (8th June) 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 10 (Shape and Telling the Time) each day.

Please also practice your 11÷ 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 10 ( Shape and Telling the Time) 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


Extra Request

This is a very special time of year because both teachers and children look back over the year and think about all the good things that have happened and all the progress that has been made. The children normally write a few paragraphs about how their year has been to go in their reports.

As it is not possible for us to do this with the children this year, could you talk to your child about their year instead? We have attached a prompt sheet to help.

Report Comments Prompt Sheet







The Bishop’s Palace

Did you know there was a Bishop’s Palace in Nettleham? Well, there used to be until about 500 years ago, now we just have the site and the remains hidden under the grass. For the last few weeks of term we are going to be learning about this wonderful place.

What do you know about this place? Had you heard of it before? Have you been there? Have you visited just to walk the dog, or to explore it as a historical site? What happened there? Why is it important? Talk about what you know and what you would like to know with an adult.

The Bishops of Lincoln, and the Palace, was once very important, and it is said that the first Prince of Wales was created there! Here is some information about the Palace. Can you find out anything more?

Bishop’s Palace Site Information

Prince’s Gate Board 1 Prince’s Gate Board 2

Prince’s Gate Board 3  Prince’s Gate Board 4

Bishop’s Gate Board

Use Google maps to find the site in Nettleham. Look at the satellite image. What can you see? If you can, visit the site and walk round. It looks different when you are actually there!

Light and Shadows

Some of you may already have noticed with last week’s final activity that shadows can change size as well as direction. This week we are going to explore this a little bit more.

Unfortunately we can’t use the Sun to help us investigate, as we need to be able to either move the light source or move the object much closer to the light source, which we can’t do! So you need to find a dark place somewhere and use a torch.

This sheet tells you more.


Changing Shadows Sheet

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 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.

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.

Also do remember that we can print out worksheet packs for you to collect from school.

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 learning.