Year 3

 


 

Daily Activities

Prayers and Singing Assembly

Morning Prayer

Dear Lord, 

Thank you for this brand new day.

Help us to embrace opportunities for new learning. 

Show us how to listen and love. 

Support us and our friends. 

Guide us to excellence in all that we do today. 

Amen

School Prayer

Lord of the loving heart, 

May ours be loving too. 

Lord of the gentle hands, 

May ours be gentle too.

Lord of the willing feet, 

May ours be willing too. 

So may we grow more like you,

in all we say and do. 

Amen

Singing Assembly

Our God is a Great Big God

My Lighthouse

This is Amazing Grace

Jacob and Sons \ Joseph's Coat

 


 

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Friday 22nd May

Our final day working from our school website Year 3! After half term, we will be working from google classroom, (keep an ear out for the start date) where viewing and completing your tasks will be a lot easier. I'm excited to see how it goes!

In the mean time, have a lovely weekend and a relaxing half term and I will speak to you after the holidays! Although, please do email me with any questions that you have.

Love, 

Miss Richardson

ps. here is a rather lovely video for you to watch.

While We Can't Hug

English

I am excited to see what you come up with for your task today! 

Maths

Lesson 11 - Friday

Lesson 12 - Friday

Topic - Geography

You have a geography quiz today to show off all you know about Europe!

Wednesday 20th May

Oh my goodness - I got the day and date totally wrong in my last post didn't I? I'm so sorry!

Happy hump day everyone. I hope you have had a good start to the week, the lovely weather has returned for our holiday! I will definitely be spending some time reading in the sun (I am still trying to read my really long book, it is taking such I long time, but I love it). The enemy have just attacked the castle, but only from the east side. The characters and I were puzzled by this for a while, until we realised it was because they were drawing our attention away from the west side. While they were fighting, the enemy had dug a tunnel underneath the west wall into the castle kitchens! So exciting! 

What have you been reading Year 3?

Love,

Miss Richardson

English

Today you will do a bit of newspaper writing prep. Enjoy being reporters!

Maths

Here are Wednesday's and Thursday's lessons for you.

Lesson 10 - Wednesday

Lesson 11 - Thursday

Topic - Geography

Monday 18th May

A new week Year 3!

I was so happy to see you reading so beautifully on the videos you sent me - well done!

Just one more until half term! Time has gone so fast. You will well deserve your rest after this week, so push on and then RELAX!

Love,

Miss Richardson

Maths

Lesson 8 - Monday

Lesson 9 - Tuesday

English

You will be reporters this week! You will be investigating something close to Lob's big, green heart. Have a look at your task first and follow the links when you are told to.

Deforestation

The Plan

For and against

Fighting Against

Woodland 1

Woodland 2

Animals

Topic - Geography

Hello globe trotters! Learn hard!

 


 

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

Friday 15th May

Good morning Year 3!

Happy Friday! I hope you have a lovely weekend. What are you planning? I am going to be writing my family quiz as it is my turn this week - I think I will be adding some of the facts from your geography lessons! 

Here are your Friday tasks!

Love 

Miss Richardson

English

Get your loud clear voices ready!

Maths

I know there are a LOT of fractions Year 3, but it is important that we persevere. If we get to the end it will mean that you don't have any gaps in your learning.

Lesson 7 - Friday

Topic - Geography

Wow! This is some tricky geography, well done! You will be experts!

Wednesday 13th May

Happy Wednesday Year 3. It was SO nice to speak to most of you yesterday. I'm sorry I didn't get round to calling you all, I was just too chatty! I will speak to those of you I missed this morning - please look out for a withheld number as I will be calling from my own phone.

Some of you were telling me that after working at home so long, you were finding it hard to concentrate on your work now. I just want to encourage you that you are doing so, so well, you need to keep up your energy for learning as you will find it so much easier when you come back to school. There are lots of distractions at home, I get distracted too, but if you line up all your rewards for after you have finished your work, this can be a great incentive. Keep going super troopers!

Love 

Miss Richardson

English

I have a bit of bad news about our book Year 3. The next chapter contains a some sad news. Unfortunately, after such a wonderful life dedicated to tending his garden, grandpa dies. This is a beautifully written chapter and describes Lucy's sadness very well. We have decided however, as this is a sensitive subject, we won't be planning any activities around it because we are not in class to discuss any worries or answer any questions that you might have. I am more than happy to email you the chapter if your adult emails to ask for it.

Today's chapter looks at Lucy's thoughts about Lob, now that Grandpa has gone.

Maths

Lesson 5 - Wednesday

Lesson 6 - Thursday

Topic - Geography

Hello Year 3! What a beautiful weekend for a bank holiday. I hope you had a little time with the sun on your face on your daily walk. Boris has said we are allowed out a bit more now, as long as you are being careful not to be too near anyone - we must keep trying to keep everyone safe!

Boris has also said that year 3 won't be going back to school just yet. Thank goodness you are doing so well at working hard at home. That doesn't mean you aren't missing your friends though. Me too. We can only be positive and look at the time we have to spend with our families and the time we have to watch the seasons change. We are able to read, and play, and get creative. We have time to learn new skills and practice things we weren't so good at before. We will be able to see each other soon. I also look forward to speaking to you all this week on the phone!

Here are your lessons for Monday and Tuesday. Can I add this week that I really want you to make a conscious effort with your handwriting. You know what the expectations are and I think it is inevitable ( certain to happen) that your handwriting will have got a little bit worse. please do a little extra practice if you think you need it. 

Love

Miss Richardson

English

After having a little detour finding out about the green man, we are back to reading about Lucy's adventures today. You have a few tasks to be getting on with so don't worry if they spread over two days.

Maths

Here are Monday and Tuesday's lessons.

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Topic

We are starting a new geography unit this week! Have a look and see what it's all about! Make sure you learn all the facts... you never know what I might ask you at the beginning of your next lesson!

 


 

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Friday 8th May

Good morning Year 3! It's Bank Holiday Friday! That means I haven't set any lessons for today. 

Click the link for the teachers hello video to you lovely children - we miss you! http://www.scsj.rbkc.sch.uk/classes/#hello

It is VE day today, so a great project for the day would be to investigate what VE Day is and why we celebrate it. The BBC have a special show at 2.45, broadcasting parts of Winston Churchill's victory speech and at 8pm they have a celebration of 30s and 40s music followed by a message from the queen. 


If you are feeling super clever, you could to make sure you know another 5 of your spelling words. You don't just need to copy them out, you could write them in bubble writing, or write them out many times to produce a picture like the apple below.

Wednesday 6th May

Hump Day Year 3! How are you all? I don't have very much news today, what have you all been up to?

English

Who is the Green Man? Let's see!

Maths

Unit 2 of Fractions coming up!

Lesson 1 - Wednesday

Lessons 2 - Thursday

Topic - Science

Why do adult plants not have lots of tiny seedlings growing all around its roots? How do we get lots of the same plant in different places in the wild?

First click on your Seed Dispersal lesson. There are a few video links to click on in this lesson, but only click on them when you see the blue dot in your lesson!

WIND

EXPLODING

HOOKS

Monday 4th May

How is April over already? Time is flying so fast! I hope you had a lovely weekend.


Oliver has mentioned to me that his friend has organised a story writing competition and you are all invited! You are such great story writers Year 3, I strongly urge you to join in. Such fun!

Maths

These are your last two lessons on fractions Year 3! I have been emailed such amazing work over the last few weeks, I cannot wait to see what you remember when we come back to school.

Lesson 9 - Monday

Lesson 10 - Tuesday

English

Topic - Science

I love this topic. I also love how well it is linked to our book. You can understand a little bit of the fascination that Lucy has for the plants in Grandad's garden.


Challenge: Do flowers make honey? Explain.

Flower Video - watch when it tells you to in the lesson.

 


 

Week Commencing 27th April 2020

Friday 30th April

It's Friday again! I know we have had a wet week, but it is showing that spring is definitely here! Work hard today and then enjoy your weekend. I am endlessly proud of all the effort you are putting in and those of you that send me your work, it is such a joy to see what you are getting up to.

Have a lovely weekend! I have got lots of crafting things to do this weekend (for Mrs Gerer's birthday on Monday, shhhhh!), so I will let you know how that goes! 

Love, 

Miss Richardson  

English

You will be thinking about what 'forever' means today. What a big word to get your head around - I want you to have a hard think about this and can't wait to see what you come up with.

Maths

Miss Richardson has forgotten your weekly maths this week! Silly me! I will put it up for you on Monday. Meanwhile, enjoy your last maths lesson of the week.

Lesson 8

Topic

As the rain stops, really enjoy your little trips outside and see what nature is surprising us with at spring time.

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Year 3! What a refreshing change in the weather! The plants will be loving a bit of rain.

I made some marble paper this weekend and it has finally dried. What do you think? What should I make with it?

Maths

Here are your next two lessons for Wednesday and Thursday. Well done hard workers! Be nice to Mr. East!

Lesson 6 - Wednesday

Lesson 7 - Thursday

English

Today we get to meet Lob! Follow the tasks and let me know what you think!

Topic - Science

Firstly, I'd like to say sorry as I have realised that the link I sent you on Monday was within a PDF, which means you wont have been able to click on it - silly me! I hope you were able to copy it down ok.

Here is your next lesson, with a video added separately.

Germination video

Monday 27th April

Good morning year 3, I hope you are all well. I have enjoyed the sun over the weekend very much, we need to soak it up while we can as it is going to get colder for a few days now I think.

This week we are continuing with our new book in English and starting a new topic for science. Maths will be going back to five days a week.

Maths

Below I have added the fractions lesson for Monday and Tuesday. You are going to be fraction EXPERTS!

Fractions lesson - Monday

Fractions lesson - Tuesday

English

Today there will be lots of talk about seed planting and having a go yourself! The task today is using beans, but you can use which ever seed you like if you want to give it a try!

How To Grow a Bean

Topic - Science

As spring has finally sprung, we are going to start our plants topic!

When you have your little bit of daily exercise, have a look around you for examples of what you have learned in your lesson today. Can you take some pictures of what you find and send them to me? Also, hop over Year 4's page to see Mrs Gerer's seeds that she is growing!

n.b. For your task today, don't feel you need a printer, the children are capable of drawing out the diagram neatly if needs be.

 


 

Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Friday 24th April

Good morning Year 3. We made it to another Friday! I hope you have had a good week. Thank you for all of your lovely pictures and videos, some of which even featured on Instagram!

Here are your last tasks for the week!

English Reading Tasks

You have 3 short tasks to enjoy for English today, and the pleasure of starting a new book! You may read them by yourself, or with an adult.

Maths

Here is your third lesson on Fractions, it is taught by Mrs Barker and her friend Ted today! 

Also below is your weekly Maths. Please could you email me a picture of these when you have finished so that I can look at some very mini revision lessons if you need it.

Lesson 3 Fractions

Topic

Have a look at the document below and you will see an old friend!

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning year 3! It was so nice to speak to you all yesterday. I was really proud hearing all the different things you have been getting up to and am enjoying the pictures I am receiving via email to show me. 


Here is your work for today.

Maths

Here we go with lesson two of fractions with Mr East. Good luck!

Lesson 2 Fraction

English Reading Task

There are a few parts to this lesson today. Keep up (smiley face)!

You will need colours today as you will be drawing. Here we go.

1. Have a listen to the poem I am reading in the 'Poem' link below. It is on the first page of our story, just before chapter 1 and gives a good clue as to the setting of our story.

2. Have a listen to the poem again, but this time listen very carefully to all of the parts as you will now need to draw what you can hear. You can listen to it as many times as you need.

3. Once you have finished your drawing, take a piece of paper to one of the windows in your house and open up the window (you will need to get an adult to help you). You need to make a list of all the things you can hear when you close your eyes.

4. Have a look at 'Part 4 - Picture'. Can you use the poem and the list of things you just heard out of the window to label your drawing? Add as much description as you can. You may copy words from the poem and use them to label too.

Topic

Today is Earth Day. To find out a little bit more about the history of Earth Day, follow this link. Please have a go at the activities, I will be so interested to know what you find out!

Earth Day Information

Monday 20th April

Hello Year 3! 

How are you? What a strange time we are living in! I hope you have been able to enjoy some work free days at home for the last couple of weeks, and found lots of things to entertain yourselves. I have been making pictures with sequins, doing some colouring, making some origami frogs and tackling a HUGE book that I started (it has 840 pages, but I am determined to finish it!).  I would love to hear about your indoor adventures, I miss you all very much! There are a few children I haven't heard from yet and I'm desperate to know how you are doing! Please continue to email me at info@scsj.rbkc.sch.uk with your thoughts, activities and completed work tasks. 

Now we know that we will be continuing school from home for a while, I need you to be organised with your days and much more efficient with emailing your work to me. This just needs to be a photograph of the pages you have written or the projects completed. This can be done every day or once a week, that is up to you. We can discuss any problems with this when I call you all on Tuesday.

Right, let's get back to work my clever kids!

Maths

As I have not heard anything negative about using online maths lessons, I would like you to continue doing this. As maths is something a lot of parents find it hard to get their head around, and are unfamiliar with the way it is taught in school, I feel the video guidance is invaluable to us at this time. 

Below is the link to a YouTube video. The video is about 20 minutes long, but has various points throughout where you will need to pause the video and carry out the tasks! Record the tasks in your book and send them to me. Your teacher today will be Mr East, be kind to him!

Lesson 1 Fractions

English Writing Task

Today, for your English writing task, I'd like you to write a diary entry for your most inventive, creative day during the holidays.

Remember to include some adverbs sentence starters, such as: 

  • Cautiously,
  • Gratefully,
  • Unwillingly,
  • Joyfully,
  • Gently,

Make sure you start your page with: Dear Diary, 

Let's see what else you can remember about how to write a diary entry, I look forward to receiving these from you.

English Reading Task

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at a new book together. 

You will find your first reading task on the document below.

 


 

Week Commencing 30th March 2020

Happy Holidays Year 3!

How are you all? I have loved seeing all the fantastic work you have been doing, but most of all seeing what you have been up to! I miss you all very much!

I have been keeping busy with lots of reading (I have finished 3 books so far and written a review for one of them - I will upload it when my internet is working properly!), lots of puzzles, cooking and making things. What have you been up to? Feel free to email me when you like with the your news and home learning.

Here are a few holiday activities for you to have a go at if you'd like. Some of them are outside activities - you should be staying at home as much as possible, but you can plan and take these activities out with you only when you are allowed, not as an extra outing.

Stay safe and stay inside as much as possible, 

Love from Miss Richardson

Holiday Activities

Sock Rabbits

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning Year 3! Your maths and history are continuing from Monday, so check below if you need any reminders.

I hope you are all doing well with the White Rose maths. Please let me know if you are having any difficulties finding it as the Fractions unit goes on into next week.

Thank you to everyone who has sent pictures of their work to me, so good to see!

Lastly, many more of you are spending time on TTrockstars - fantastic, keep it up! Those of you who are not, let's go!

Hump day, Year 3!    : )

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning Year 3! Your maths and history are continuing from Monday, so check below if you need any reminders.

I hope you are all doing well with the White Rose maths. Please let me know if you are having any difficulties finding it as the Fractions unit goes on into next week.

Thank you to everyone who has sent pictures of their work to me, so good to see!

Lastly, many more of you are spending time on TTrockstars - fantastic, keep it up! Those of you who are not, let's go!

Hump day, Year 3!    : )

Writing - RE

Maths this week is a little different. Instead of three days work, I would like you to work through these lessons on fractions for the next 5 days. This website is a great resource for us, so I would like to test it out this week and see how it goes. Can you follow the link below, click on the plus next to 'Week 1' and start with Lesson 1 - Unit and non unit fractions. Watch the video and then answer the questions. There is no need to print the sheet if you don't have a printer, simply copy the answers into your book.

Maths

Maths this week is a little different. Instead of three days work, I would like you to work through these lessons on fractions for the next 5 days. This website is a great resource for us, so I would like to test it out this week and see how it goes. Can you follow the link below, click on the plus next to 'Week 1' and start with Lesson 1 - Unit and non unit fractions. Watch the video and then answer the questions. There is no need to print the sheet if you don't have a printer, simply copy the answers into your book.

Fractions

English - RE

As we approach Easter, I have put together 3 English lessons that will explore the Easter story. Today, have a look at the missing words text and see if you can fill them in. Then, use the text to answer the Guided Reading questions at the bottom of the document, in your books. On Friday you will be asked a 'big write' question which you must answer with all the evidence you have and your opinions, so please pay close attention to each lesson. Check back on Wednesday for the next lesson.

Topic

This week we are going to finish our Stone Age topic. You have done so well remembering all the information about the progress humans made through the three ages; stone age, bronze age and iron age. What fascinating people we were!

This week you will look a little harder at the iron age. Take a look at the document attached and it will take you through the last lesson and the exciting task in store for you!

 


 

Week Commencing 23rd March 2020

For children who are not able to attend school, this page will be updated with work that the children can complete throughout the week. Also included are our school prayers, links to MindUp and some links to the songs we have been practicing in singing assembly in case the children are looking for some familiarity.

Below is a guide timetable to help the children structure their day and focus on their learning when required (and maybe you might get a little help around the house too!).

Prayers and Singing Assembly

Morning Prayer

Dear Lord, 

Thank you for this brand new day.

Help us to embrace opportunities for new learning. 

Show us how to listen and love. 

Support us and our friends. 

Guide us to excellence in all that we do today. 

Amen

School Prayer

Lord of the loving heart, 

May ours be loving too. 

Lord of the gentle hands, 

May ours be gentle too.

Lord of the willing feet, 

May ours be willing too. 

So may we grow more like you,

in all we say and do. 

Amen 

Singing Assembly

Our God is a Great Big God

My Lighthouse

This is Amazing Grace

Jacob and Sons \ Joseph's Coat

MindUp and Brain Breaks

Every class takes part in three brain breaks throughout the school day. Brain breaks are under five minutes each and give children calm time to focus their minds on one thought at a time. Please follow the link below and give your a child the opportunity to continue these at home by listening to the recording provided. MindUp has put together a bank of resources and activities you may like to explore together at home. 

Brain Break and Activity Links

Daily Reading - Free books to download and read:

Free audio books from Audible

Oxford Owl

World Ebook

Stories to listen to:

The Book With No Pictures

Rosie Revere Engineer

Selection of Read Aloud Stories

Michael Rosen - Stories and Poems

Spelling

KS2 High Frequency Words

Daily Exercise Ideas

Cosmic Yoga

Joe Wicks - Scroll down for kids

Weekly Work

Below, you will find regularly updated links and documents with tasks that your child is expected to complete. They will be updated in time for Monday, Wednesday and Friday learning time.

In addition to these activities, your child will be expected to practice their times tables and spelling words.

Use your Home Learning books to record your learning. You may also use them for art, book reviews, any extra learning, or thoughts that you'd like your teacher to read. It goes without saying, you must use your best handwriting at all times.

Friday 27th March

Maths

Task 1

Here is a weekly maths quiz for you!

Task 2

Have a go at this maths puzzle. You can use dried pasta, lego or anything else you have around that would be suitable if you don't have counters. Copy the grid and off you go. Have fun!

Maths Problem

Writing

Have a go at this fun comprehension today. Read the story and then answer all the questions below the text.

Extension:

Re-tell the story from the cat's perspective.

The Closet Creature

Topic

The water cycle

For those of you that weren't in the lesson with Mr McCance, you will need to research the water cycle

Could you all draw a diagram of the water cycle and label it with the words evaporation, condensation, precipitation.

Extension:

Where else can you spot evaporation and condensation. (Clue: Look out for it in your kitchen and bathroom!)