Year 3 - Learning from Home w/c 22.06.20

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 10:41am

Hello everybody,

I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine this week in between the crazy storms we have been having.  

This week, we will be hosting more Zoom sessions and these will again take place on Wednesday. Hopefully, your child will be able to join us! We will host 3 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forename initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial. Pease note that this is different to the previous meetings to allow the children a chance to see and hear other members of the class.


Wednesday June 24th  @ 1:00pm  A -G

Wednesday June 24th  @ 1:40pm  H- N

Wednesday June 24th  @ 2:20pm  P-W


Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.


Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.


To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.


You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.


The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.



This week we will focus on multiplication and division. To support learning, please complete the activities: ‘HTO Place Value’ and ‘Ordering Whole Numbers. You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day!

Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.


If you complete the MyMaths and White Rose Maths work this week then why not have a go at the Number and Place Value Maths Mastery Challenge Cards I have attached.

Have you been dancing along to the Numberock times tables songs




Have you heard about the Black Lives Matter movement?

This week I watched this Blue Peter clip where presenter Lindsey Russell explained that while “upsetting, uncomfortable stuff is happening around us, it’s really important to remember that you don’t need to have all the answers. It’s really, really important – at the moment, now more than ever – that we educate ourselves, we speak out and we use our voices, and we try to understand… and at the moment listening and learning are our most powerful tools”.


By using our knowledge, we can help current and future generations to be aware of and peacefully stand against racism, to be race-conscious and treat all people, irrespective of skin colour, race or gender, equally and fairly. Reading is one of the best ways to educate ourselves on this topic. I have linked a list of recommended books including biographies, non-fiction books and books that represent BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) main characters.

The Authorfy website has daily 10 minute challenges set by well-known children’s authors and illustrators. A new challenge is set every day and you can access all previous challenges on the website. All you need to take part is a pencil and some paper. Go on, have a go!

Check out Cressida Cowell’s YouTube channel where she reads some of her brilliant books.

HasThe Ickabog’ caught your attention? You can you continue to read J.K Rowling’s latest magical adventure online.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 



Comprehension: This week’s reading comprehension is an information text entitled ‘Martin Luther King Jr’.

Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the African- American civil rights movement. He spoke out against laws which kept black and white people separate and led marches demanding fair laws for all people. Martin Luther King Jr. was determined to ensure that all Americans had the same rights, regardless of their race.




This week’s writing activity is part of the Bitesize Daily Book Club: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

Sir Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s most popular children’s authors. He has written over 100 books including War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful.


Using the book Kensuke’s Kingdom you will learn how to summarise a character and to write a diary entry.

This lesson includes two videos of actor Dolly-Rose Campbell reading extracts from the book and three activities.

You can access the lesson here.



This week, I’d like you to explore pronouns and prepositions. Watch this video and pause to complete the tasks. When writing your sentences, underline the pronouns and circle the prepositions.



Group 1: decision, television, explosion, confusion, tension, attention, possessions, question, caught, naughty

Group 2: number, twenty, plastic, brick, squashing, bending, twisting, stretching, cardboard, forty



The River Nile runs through Egypt and is the longest river in the world. It was by the banks of the river that one of the oldest civilizations in the world began. The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile, using the soil to produce food for themselves and their animals.

Watch these videos about the Nile River and Ancient Egypt then view the slides attached before completing the task.

You can record your answers in your exercise book or in a way that suits you.



As we near the end of our forces and magnets topic I thought it would be interesting to set you an ‘eggcellent’ challenge for this week’s science task.


I challenge you to create a container that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a fall of at least 2 metres! Do you think you can do it?


You can make the container as simple or complex as you want. You can use anything you have at home. Listed below are just some examples of materials you could use.

  • cardboard tubes
  • newspaper
  • old boxes
  • paper
  • tape, glue, rubber bands
  • lollipop sticks
  • sandwich bags
  • straws
  • feathers
  • cotton balls



I have attached a record sheet where you can record your predictions and results of the investigation.


So go on then, get cracking!


A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  


The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home.  Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.


For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.



In Ancient Egypt men, women and children wore jewellery. Jewellers were skilled craftsmen. The jewellery was beautiful and colourful, and was made out of copper and gold wire, gemstones, coloured glass beads, and colourfully painted clay beads. Wide collars were popular, as were rings, earrings, and bracelets worn at the wrist, upper arm and around the ankle.

This week you will create your own piece of Ancient Egyptian jewellery. Have a look at the images of Egyptian jewellery attached for inspiration and follow the steps to create a stunning piece the Egyptians would be proud to wear.

Some other items you could use to create jewellery at home include string and beads or painted pasta, use card to create an amulet or make paper beads by rolling triangles of paper.


This week’s suggested computing task combines the use of technology and photography. In this activity you will take photographs of people or household objects and edit them to make collage, a la David Hockney!

I have also included the typing game links so you can continue to enjoy learning to type.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3



Language Angels have extended their provision and have created a designated ‘Home School’ section to their website. This will enable your child to continue their foreign language learning journey whilst they are at home through a range of learning activities. Please see our whole school blog here, which provides both the login details required as well as information required to access the resource. The Language Angels website can be accessed here.


World Music Day was officially launched in 1982 and became a major world music event, celebrated in over 120 countries every year. World Music Day is all about the joy of making music. This link will take you to resources to help you participate in Make Music Day on Sunday 21st June. This year’s song is the Morecambe and Wise classic, ‘Bring Me Sunshine’.

Whether it’s listening to music through a speaker, at a live concert or playing an instrument, music is a wonderful creative outlet for people to enjoy. It has many positive effects on health and wellbeing as when we listen to our favourite songs, we are overwhelmed with joy and happy memories. Have fun celebrating World Music Day!

Sing Up at Home has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here.



Our DT project this half term is creating a story book with moving parts.

This week you will plan and design your storybook using the planning sheet attached.

When planning your story book consider the following questions. What story will you use? How will you join the pages of your book together? Which fonts will you use? Which moving mechanisms would fit well with your story? Who will it be for?



Tomorrow sees the start of the Youth Sport Trust 'National School Sport Week'. This year, everything will be online - meaning you can get involved from the comfort of your own living room! Attached is a timetable with different challenges to try each day- why not tweet some of your best scores and use the hashtags #NSSWtogether and #StayHomeStayActive.


Joe Wicks will now be live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can access all previous workouts here on his Youtube Channel.

Follow North Sefton School Games on Twitter, where you will find lots of extra challenges and activities- including 'Try it Tuesday's'. 

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Many elite athletics practise yoga daily.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has a huge range of yoga videos for you to choose from. You might enjoy this Minecraft themed yoga or this Harry Potter themed yoga video.



Rising Stars streams live football skills classes three times a week on YouTube, all you need is a football!

Tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm.

The YouTube channel also has videos covering some basic netball and gymnastics skills.


As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.





St. Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!


Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.


Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!


This website is an excellent additional source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 


If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.


Looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom!


Stay safe and stay positive,


Miss Browne


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