Spring Term 2021

Medium Term Plan

If your child has to self-isolate, then please visit the Home Learning Page, to find a timetable of lessons to complete from home. 

We have now obviously received the brilliant news that all of the children can now return to school on 8th March 2021. Below is all the information you require in preparation for the return. THERE ARE SOME SUBTLE CHANGES.

Timetable - Year 3

8:30 School gates open for ALL

8:45 Registration closes- All children to be in by this time (this is really important so that children do not miss more learning time).

3:20 KS2 finish

School is back to being mandatory which means school fines are now reinstated. School is as safe as it has ever been with staff now receiving two tests a week in addition to all of the other controls in place. Please continue to wear a mask whilst on site and I thank you for your cooperation with this.

School will be resuming hot lunches and the ordering form is now available online for you to start ordering meals again.

As children prepare to return to school, we would encourage establishing a good bedtime routine so the children are back In the routine of preparing for school.  Please ensure your child has been given breakfast before coming into school. This is not the school’s responsibility unless your child attends breakfast club. We are seeing increasing numbers of children not eating before school. Every child needs to bring in their own water bottle to school to support with reducing the risk of spread. You may send in a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit for break time.

We will continue with our strict hygiene procedures in school and we would advise you to ensure your child washes their hands thoroughly when returning home from school.

If you have any questions at all about the return to school please do not hesitate to contact school.

W/C 29th March

We have had a lovely last week of term in Year 3. We have completed our work in Maths on Mulitplication and Division, finishing with an end of unit test. The children have worked really hard on this topic and made some good progress. 

In English, we have edited and written up our non-chronological reports on tea. I am very pleased with the work that the children have produced. 

I hope you all have a lovely Easter and a well deserved break! 

Remember, school returns on Monday 19th April. 

W/C 22nd March

It has been a busy week in Year 3, but only one more week until a well deserved break. 

In maths, we have been looking at dividing a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. We have been using a part-whole model to help us with this, making sure the first partition can be divided by the 1 digit number easily. Have a look at some of the videos if your child needs some more support with this.

In English, we have been busy writing our non-chronological reports all about tea, based on oyur findings when reading the cloud tea monkeys. We will be editting and writing these up in our best writing next week. 

We have continued our learning on Ancient Sumer, looking at the many inventions from this time. We learnt about the earliest form of writing and had a go at writing our names using the Cuneiform writing system. 

W/C 15th March

We have had a great week in Year 3, the children have been working really hard and things are starting to get back to normal. 

In maths, we have been revisiting mulitplication, looking at multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. We have used the grid method as well as the column method. If you would like to do some extra work on this at home with your child then please have a look at the link.

In English, we have finished reading 'Cloud Tea Monkeys' and have started writing a non-chronological report about tea. This week we have foucsed on 'Where tea is grown' looking at prepositions. We then look at 'Fair Trade' and the importance of this, creating good working conditions for the farmers and workers. 

In topic, we have been learning about Ancient Civilisations and this week we have been looking at Ancient Sumer. We looked at the chronology, comparing 'Stone Age', 'Indus Valley' and 'Shang Dynasty' to Ancient Sumer, noticing that some of these civilisations overlapped. We looked at where in the modern day world 'Ancient Sumer' was and compared it to the other civilisations. 

In RE, we have been developing our knowledge of Islam, looking at Mosques and prayer and we have continued learning 'The Dragon Song' in Music. 

On Friday, we dressed up in red to halp rasie money for Comic Relief. As a school we rasied £123.10. 


W/C 8th March

It has been lovely to have everyone back in class this week. The children have settled back into school really well and have worked hard this week. They have completed Maths and Reading tests and completed some writing assessments. The children have also spent some time, looking at overcoming challenges and thinking about their dreams and goals for the future, producing some lovely work. We have revisited esafety, creating informative SMART posters, to help us keep safe online. 

We finished the week with a Science Day on Friday. The children had a go at two different experiments. The first experiment involved, a plastic food bag, water and a sharp pencil. We had to predict what we thought would happen, when we put a pencil through the back and out the other side! Why not have a go at this at home

The second experiment was 'The carbon sugar snake' have a look at the clip, ours wasn't quite as spectacular as this, but we did manage to creat some small versions. If your child wants to have another go at this at home, it must be done with adult supervision, as it involves lighter fluid and a naked flame and can be dangerous. 


W/C 1st March

We have had a lovely week, with a few more children back in class. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in school from Monday 8th March. 

We have been continuing with the topic of measure and money this week in Maths. We have been able to convert pounds into pence and vice versa and have had a go at adding and subtracting money. If your child needs some more work on this subject area, then please watch the videos in the links.

In English, we have started to read our new book, 'Cloud Tea Monkeys' by Elspeth Graham and Mal Peet. We have looked at using an or a before a word, prepositions and conjunctions for place, time and cause. We will continue with this work next week. 

We have carried on our learning of the Indus Valley, looking at everyday life in the Indus Valley and what it was like for children growing up at this time. 

In RE, we have continued our learning on Hinduism and in Geography have developed our knowledge of the continent of South America. 

On Friday, we celebrated World Book Day. In the morning, we shared our costumes and favourite book, via Google Classroom. The children at school designed their own character based on the David Walliams books 'World's Worst Children'. We then spent some time writing our own short stories, based on our own characters. 

W/C 22nd February

I hope everyone had a nice relaxing half term. The children seem to have come back, albeit virtually, very well. We have been working hard both from home and from school, for some. 

In English, we have come to the end of 'Escape from Pompeii' and the children have written some fantastic newspaper articles, focusing on including all the key features. I am very impressed with the work that has been prodiced from home, especially those who spent time to type it up and present it beautifully! Well done!

In maths, we have moved onto a new topic in measure, money. We have been recapping some previously taught elements, looking at pounds and pence and will be developing our understanding further next week. 

We have started to look at the Indus Valley in History, which has linkied in well to our learning in RE on Hinduism. 

In Science, we have continued to look at adaptations, focusing on how some animals have adpated to be nocturnal. 

In Geography, we have continued with our work on the seven continents and looked more closely at North America. 

I am looking forward to seeing a few more children joining us in school from Monday 1st March, only one more week until I can welcome you all back! Keep up the great work from home Year 3!

W/C 8th February

A great week before a well deserved half term break!! All of Year 3 have continued to work from home and have again worked their socks off! 

We have been working extremely hard in Maths, looking at problem solving questions involving multiplication and division. If your child has found this difficult, then please have another go at the worksheets on Google Classroom and watch these videos to help.

In English, we have written some excellent descriptions, in the first person, focusing on what Tranio and Livia would have seen and heard when Mount Vesuvius erupted! We then had a look at features of a newspaper article, which we will be writing when we continue after half term!

Alongside all of our topic work this week, we have also been very lucky to have had Virtual visits from a number of authors, poets and artists, BBC Look North's Peter Levy, the Sleaford Town Crier and my personal favourite, a dance lesson woth Strictly star Robin Windsor! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did! 

I look forward to welcoming back pupils of Key Workers on Monday 22nd February and hopefully the rest of Year 3 in the near future! Have a lovely half term! 


W/C 1st February

What a strange week it has been! Some of our pupils continued to be in school on Monday and Tuesday, but on Wednesday we moved to home learning for all! Well done to everyone, who adapted and changed so quickly, but we did it, so well done! We will be continuing to have the whole of Year 3 working from home, up until half term, hopefully our key worker children and Year 3 staff will be able to go back into school after half term!

In maths, we have been working on dividing 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Everyone worked really hard at this from home, I am impressed with the work that you are doing! If your child has found this more challenging, then please watch the videos by clicking the link and have another go at the questions I put on Google Classroom. 

In English, we started to read our new book 'Escape from Pompeii'. We read the first few pages of the story, learning about verbs and how they can be used to describe sights and sounds. We then write our own setting description, looking at prepositions as well as powerful verbs! We discussed the main character in the story, Tranio, and what we know about him! Finally, we were introduced to another character, Tranio's friend Livia. We read her diary entry and corrected her grammatical errors, focusing on the use of an apostrophe for possession. We will continue to do some more work linked to this book next week. 

We have also continued our learning surrounding 'The Shang Dynasty' looking at how the Shang Dynasty ended and what causes empires to collapse. 

In science, we developed our understanding of adaptations and how are organisms adapted to hot environments. Did you know in the desert, the temperatures can range from 40 degrees in the day, to below 0 at night! 

In geography, we continued our work on continents, looking more closey at Africa. Did you know that there are 54 countries in Africa, more than any other continent!

In RE, we carried on with our lessons on Islam, learning about where Muslims worship. In PSHE, we developed our own workouts!

Alongside all of this amazing work, we were also treated to a Virtual Author visit from David Goutcher. who shared a snippet of his new book with us and answered some of our questions!

Finally, we ended the week with 'No screen Day'. Pupils spent the time being creative at home, away from the screen! I have been sent some amazing pictures of the activities you have got up to including; baking, origami, den making, art and crafts, just to name a few! 

Keep up the great work at home, well done!

W/C 25th January

Another great week, from the Year 3 pupils! We have been working really hard writing our own dilemma narrative, based on the story of 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin'. Some fanstic stories have been submitted online and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them! Well done to everyone!

In maths, we have been looking at how to mutliply a 2 digit number by a one digit number and have started to use the column method. Some pupils found this quite challenging, but everyone persevered and got the hang of it in the end! If you still need some support woth this, then click the link and watch the videos to help you.

In science, we have been learning about adaptions and how they enable animals to survive in different environments. We will be doing some more work on this next week, focusing specifically on how some animals have adapted to survive in hot environments. 

In History, we have continued tp learn about the Shang Dynasty. We learnt about their beliefs and how the similarities and differences to other people’s at the time. We then learnt about Fu Hao, who was one of the many wives of King Wu Dingof and also served as a military general and high priestess.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Music lessons this week, exploring 2 beats in a bar. We loved singing 'Crazy Glue' and learning the cup song!

This weeks PE challenge was a 'personal challenge'. I challenged the pupils at home and at school, to pick an exercise or range of exercises, and try to improve their best score. Some children did star jumps, speed bounce, skipping and some added an extra challenge to their daily mile! Well done to everyone, it is great to see that we are working hard to keep active and getting our families involved as well!


W/C 18th January

I am extremely proud of everyones hard work this week, we seem to have got the hang of our live lessons and home learning. Some fantastic pieces of work have been completed both at school and at home! Keep up the good work everyone!

In maths, we have been developing our understanding of divisibility and started to look at remainders. We are able to compare both multiplication and division statements, using inequality symbols and are able to see the relationship between multiplication fatcs. If you feel your child needs some extra support with this, then please watch the videos in the links below.

For additonal work, for an extra challenge please visit Google Classroom and click on the lesson. Remember, TT Rockstars is also a fun way to practice all of the times tables!

In English, we have finished reading 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' if your child has missed any of the reading, or wants to listen again, then links to the recordings can be found on Google Classroom. We have worked hard writing a non-chronological reports about rats. have written a letter expressing our opinions to The Mayor of Hamelin town and have made inferences about The Pied Piper, using evidence from the text. We will continue to do some more writing based on this story next week. 

In topic, we have continued to learn about how to group animals, looking at what they eat. We have learnt some more interesting facts about The Shang Dynasty and developed our understanding of the 5 Pillars of Islam. 

In PE, the children at home have been challenged to make thier own target game and some have uploaded videos to show me their games! I have really enjoyed watching them and seeing the creative ways you have come up with to keep active! There will be another challenge for you next week! 

W/C 11th January

What an interesting week, I am extremely proud of how everyone has adpted so quickly to online learning! Everyone has been working really hard, both at home and at school. Keep up the amazing work!

In maths, we have been working hard on our 8 times table at the start of the week and at the end of the week have been using our knowledge of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables to solve problems. If you feel your child needs some extra support with this, then please watch the videos in the link and complete the worksheets.

To multiply by 3, To divide by 3, The 3 times table.

To multiply by 4, To divide by 4, The 4 times table

To multiply by 8, To divide by 8, The 8 times table

In English, we have started to read our new book, The Pied Pier of Hamelin by Michael Morpurgo. We initially looked at traditional tales, fables and myths and looked at the common themes across these types of stories. We made inferences about the characters feelings when they first saw a rat! We then looked at writing in the perspective of one of the characters. To end the week, we looked at paragraphs and conjunctions, supporting us with writing facts about rats. If you have missed any reading of the book so far, then a recording of my reading will be on Google classroom on Monday morning. 

In History, we have started our learning about The Shang Dynasty, we discovered that it started in 1600 BCE and it was a Bronze Age civilisation, it was founded in what is now known as China. 

In Science, we have continued our learning on animals, we have learnt about the differences between vertebrates and invertabrates, then looked more closely at amphibians, reptiles, fish, mammals and birds. 

In RE we started learning about Islam and the prophet Muhammad and how it took 23 years for the Qur'an to be revealed to him. 

We have enjoyed finding the pulse in Music and learning about a healthy lifestyle in PSHE.