Year 3



Mrs Desmond


Mrs Jimmison


Mrs Tickner


Mrs Wigfield 


Mrs Booth


Mrs Harris


Mrs Howells-Davies


Mrs Hailey


Mrs Davies


Year 3 Transition 

 We hope that you have all had a fantastic end to the year, even though it has been a little different this year. Thank you to everyone that could make our transition session, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. For those that couldn’t attend below are some videos to introduce your teachers and to tell you a little bit about the up and coming year. 

3JT Introduction

3D introduction and tour of classroom


Seesaw         We will leave all the links on the web page until the end of August when we'll need to update the site for the new school year.

The vast majority of Year 3 have accessed their Seesaw accounts and we love seeing what they have done. We will be setting 2 English and 2 maths activities on Seesaw each week. There will also be another weekly activity set, related to another subject, usually science or topic. We don't expect the activities to be completed on the day they are set as they may require a bit of work done over several days. The tasks will be set throughout the week but there will be at least one English and one maths released each Monday morning. There will also be additional activities set, labelled optional, which can be completed if you wish. If any other activities/work is completed at home that you would like to share with us, we would love to see your children's efforts.



Summer Term Focus - Action

Defeat the Monster tale and Non-chronological report writing

We will be uploading activities on SEESAW that are linked to these areas, but feel free to try some things out of your own.


In school, we follow the TALK 4 WRITING approach with the children. There are a number of good resources that are available online to help with this if you wanted to try at home. Follow the link below and choose the Year 3 option. We would love to see what you come up with so if you can, upload it to SEESAW. Enjoy.


BBC Bitesize have also released some useful online resources that you may want to try.


English Mastery (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the English resources)


Please continue to read as much as possible with your child. If your child follows the school's reading scheme, you can sign up to Oxford Owl free of charge for the duration of the home learning time. You need to create a free account, then choose the e book library section then select levels in there you can search for book band and select the colour your child reads, which will give you more books at your child's level to practise. Please ensure, through questioning from you, they can explain the story/text, understand the main themes and understand the meanings of words which are new to them. There are some question ideas in the homework tools section further down the page.


These are a list of recommended readers for Years 3 & 4. They are all by different authors, maybe your child can find a new favourite author. 

 Reading Books 1

Reading Books 2

Reading Books 3

Reading Books 4

Reading Books 5


Our class novel this term would have been Krindlekrax by Phillip Ridley. You can listen to a recording of the story if you can't get hold of a copy yourself.




Your child will probably be doing a lot more typing now but please encourage some handwriting and remind them of letter formation, size and position on the line if necessary, using the following PowerPoint may help:

 Handwriting PowerPoint



 Tasks will still be set on Spelling Shed as mentioned at the bottom of the page. If your child has Nessy, please use that in preference to Spelling Shed but they can use Spelling Shed in addition if they are keen to do both.




 We will continue to follow the White Rose structure and will be covering fractions, time, properties of shape and a unit covering mass and capacity throughout the summer term.  We will also be setting some number skills activities to keep those sharp with activities set on Seesaw and MyMaths (see the link at the bottom of the page)


We suggest the children reinforce what they have already done using the suggestions and links on this document:

 Maths Home Learning  

White Rose Maths, which we follow throughout the school, are also producing videos and activities, which we will be following.

If you are following White Rose and are up to date, you will notice you can watch the videos but can't download the worksheets anymore. We have bought the Premium Resources as a school.


Week Beginning 1/6/20

White Rose are still repeating the work, but these are the sheets they've released in addition.

Lesson 1 Add two 3-digit numbers - crossing 10 or 100 Answers Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Subtract 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers - no exchange Answers Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Subtract 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers - exchange Answers Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Estimate answers to calculations Answers Lesson 4

Week Beginning 7/6/20 Amendment

There are videos for these worksheets now on White Rose dated Wk 9 w/c 22nd June.  How much have they remembered?

Lesson 1 Turns and angles Answers Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Right angles in shapes Answers Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Compare angles Answers Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Horizontal and Vertical   Answers Lesson 4  

 Lesson 5 Parallel and Perpendicular Answers Lesson 5

Week Beginning 15/6/20

These are some extra practise sheets on multiplication and division a topic we covered in January. These are good for consolidation.

Lesson 1 Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit Answers Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit 2 Answers Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Divide 2 digits by 1 digit  Answers Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Divide 2 digits by 1 digit Answers Lesson 4

Lesson 5 Divide 2 digits by 1 digit Answers Lesson 5

Week Beginning 22/6/20

These are some extra practise sheets on time, a topic we covered a few weeks ago. These are good for consolidation.

Lesson 1 Months and Years Answers Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Hours in a day Answers Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Telling the time to 5 minutes Answers Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Telling the time to the minute Answers Lesson 4

Lesson 5 Using am and pm Answers Lesson 5

Week Beginning 29/6/20

Below are some extra practise sheets on money; a topic we covered in school at the beginning of January. As the decimal point is not introduced until Year 4, we encourage the children to use 'and' in between the pounds and pence e.g. £3 and 72p.

Lesson 1 Pounds and pence Answers Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Convert pounds and pence Answers Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Add money Answers Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Subtract money Answers Lesson 4

Lesson 5 Give change Answers Lesson 5

Week Beginning 6/7/20

Below are some extra practise sheets on Mass and capacity and the Video links

Lesson 1 Measure Mass Answers Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Compare Mass Answers Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Add and subtract mass Answers Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Measure Capacity Answers Lesson 4

Week Beginning 13/7/20

Capacity and Statistics for the final week. Video links.

Lesson 1 Compare Capacity Answers Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Add and subtract capacity Answers Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Pictograms Answers Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Bar charts  Answers Lesson 4


Sheet for Fractions - Discussion Problems

Sheet for Thursday 9/7/2020


Other sites we recommend if you want/need more ideas are: particularly good for investigating and problem solving activities. Good for getting your child to think mathematically. choose an appropriate level, have a paper and pencil ready.

NCETM is producing lessons. These have more practical activities and are less work sheet based. This is the link to he home learning videos for Year 3:

Gareth Metcalfe's 'I See Maths' is also excellent: 

We use his resources in school. He is doing a daily lesson and has some games ideas. There is a link for parents at the bottom of the page. Also have a look at the free resources tab at the top of the page, where he has included links to Youcubed (Jo Boaler site, she's an education professor at Stanford University but originally from England and has done a lot of research into how children learn maths) and the aforementioned Nrich sites.

Monopoly is a great game to reinforce mathematical skills as are many card games.



Our science topic for this term is plants. We would have been looking at the different parts of a flowering plant, observing differences and similarities in a variety of leaves, what plants needs to be able to grow and flourish, how is water transported through plants and pollination. 

Again, we will be setting some activities linked to these ideas on SEESAW so look out for them. 


Some useful websites....



Our geography topic for this term is rainforests. We will set work on Seesaw, but please encourage further research and 'topic page' creating. The links below will give ideas and information.

Sheet for lesson for w/b 22/6/2020 Comparisons (see a rainforest)


 We realise the children like to focus on the animals found in the rainforests but our focus is more geographically based on the climate, layers of the rainforest, human interactions, preservation, Fair trade and chocolate production.


The normal homework tools will be available 

Reading: The children are expected to read to an adult five times a week for 10 minutes, unless they are free readers in which case they need to read everyday where possible and to an adult twice a week. Please note in your child's reading record when they have read to you. 

Some helpful questions to think about when you are reading with your child.

Reading question stems     Picture


To access Reading Cloud, click here.      


Spelling: Homework will be set each week and 5 games should be completed each week. It will link to the spelling patterns the children are learning in class that week. This is online on Spelling Shed. Log in details are in the front of the children's reading records.

To access Spelling Shed, click here.        


Maths: Please practice times tables, 3 times a week for 10 minutes, using TT Rockstars. Log in details are in the front of the children's reading records.

To access TT Rockstars, click here.        

Numbots is a new program which will improve your child's mental fluency. It is aimed at younger children before they start TT Rockstars, but as it has only just been released we advise all our Year 3s to play 3 times a week for 10 minutes wherever possible.

To access Numbots, click here.             

To access My Maths, click here.             




Joe Wicks



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