Monday, 21 September 2020

21.09.20 Weekly Spellings

ir/ er/ ur


For the first half term, we are aiming to really secure pupils' 

understanding of spelling decodable words.

Decodable words are words that pupils can use their phonics to

 segment (sound out) and blend (put together)  to 

support their spellings. 


In class, we use the following steps when spelling words. 

                                     SPELLINGS FOR THIS WEEK

The Power of Reading

What an amazing start to the week!

Today we watched 9-year-old Luke deliver a TedTalk on ‘The Power of Reading’. 

Watch the video with your child and discuss their thoughts to join in our class discussion.



Our children were so inspired by Luke that they stood up to give their own inspirational speech on why reading is so powerful!

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Origami Heart

Welcome to our wonderful new Year 3’s!

What a fantastic first day we have had with you all!

We have ‘Dough Discoed’, started to make new friends and explore our new classroom during ‘Connection Time’ and this afternoon, we created origami hearts to show our loved ones at home that we were thinking of them. We used the book 'The Invisible String' to talk to the children about leaving people who we love. Read the book here.

Tonight, we have sent the children home with another sheet of origami paper to share their new skills. Create a new heart with your child and send them to school with it tomorrow so that they can keep your heart close to theirs.


Watch Miss Robinson’s video to make your own with your child! We can’t wait to see them. 

Friday, 17 July 2020

Have a Great Summer!

Maths - Friday 17th July

Hi everyone!

For your final maths lesson before the Summer we are going to look at bar charts. Here is your video:

Year 3 - Week 12 - Lesson 4 - Bar charts from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Maths - Thursday 16th July

Hello all!

Today's maths is a bit of a change from capacity and is about pictograms. These are a type of chart which show mathematical information in the form of pictures:

Year 3 - Week 12 - Lesson 3 - Pictograms from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

Here are your question. Make sure you look at the pictograms carefully!

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Maths - Wednesday 15th July

Good morning year 3,

Today's maths is about adding and subtracting different capacity amounts. Here is the video lesson:

Year 3 - Week 12 - Lesson 2 - Add and subtract capacity from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

And here are your questions:

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Maths - Tuesday 14th July

Hi year 3,

Today's maths lesson follows on from Friday and is about comparing capacity amounts. Remember capacity is the amount of liquid a container holds. Here is the video:

Year 3 - Week 12 - Lesson 1 - Compare capacity from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.

Here are the questions:

Monday, 13 July 2020

Mental Maths - Answers

Here are the answers to today's mental maths quiz.

Final English Task: Letter writing

Good morning Year 3

Our English blog looks a little different this week. We have posted four lessons on one page. You can still complete each lesson on a different day, just like we would do in school. 

For our final four lessons of English, we are going to work towards writing a letter to your new teacher.

This week you will find out who your Year 4 teacher will be and they are both so amazing!

We are going to write them a letter to let them know a little bit about you and ask any questions you might have. Even though you don't know who your new teacher is yet, we can still start a letter and include their name at the end of the week. 

Lesson 1

LO: To write statement sentences  

A statement is a sentence that declares a fact, an opinion or an idea. It starts with a capital letter and usually finished with a full stop.

You will receive a teacher profile in your report pack, where your teachers have written five facts about themselves.

Well… your new teachers want to know about you too!


Can you write five facts in full sentences about yourself? Can you include conjunctions to join your statement sentences together?

I have a cat called Meredith and I have one brother who is 25 years old.

Lesson 2

LO: To write question sentences

Time to think about what you want to know. 

Do you have any questions about Year 4 for Mr Hissey or Mr Deakin?

A question sentence is a sentences that usually requires a response. It starts with a capital letter and finishes with a question mark. ?

Please write 5 questions you would like to ask your new teacher.

Will I have P.E with Coach Callum in Year 4?
What will we learn about in Year 4?

Lesson 3

LO: To draft a letter

Time to start planning your letter.

It has been a long time since we wrote a letter. Can you remember what it needs to start with?

Can you complete the sentences to create a short letter to your new teacher?

Dear ______

My name is ________

First of all, I would like you to know that I _________

Next, I would like to ask you about _______

From _________________

Lesson 4

LO: To re-write a letter

Time to complete your final polished piece.
Expand your short sentences to include all the facts you would like to share about yourself and at least 3 questions you have for your next teacher.

Let’s check your toolkit.

Can you use..?
·        Capital letters and full stops
·        Conjunctions
·        Adjectives
·        Accurate spellings
·        Statement sentences
·        Question sentences
·        Best handwriting
·        Correct letter format

If you email your learning to, we can pass this to your new teacher.

Mental Maths Monday - 13th July

Hi year 3,

Here is your arithmetic quiz for today. Here are some tips for the tricky questions:

Q6. Be careful with this addition - there is an exchange in the tens column.
Q13. You might want to do 27 divided by 3 and then make the answer 10 times bigger.
Q14. Find 1/4 by dividing by 4 and then multiply the answer by 3. You could also use a bar diagram to help you.
19. The are two exchanges in this addition calculation.

Good luck. I will put the answers up in a few hours.