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Year 3


Happy Easter Holidays Year 3!

Well done to everyone - children and parents - for getting through the first two weeks of home learning. Well done for all the hard work you are all doing!

I love to see what you have completed on purple mash and also the work/photos emailed to me. Thank you again for your understanding during these difficult times and thank you also for the positive comments.


Please find here some OPTIONAL creative activities to do over the holidays, if you want to. Feel free to email me photographs of wonderful creations, that we can share after the break:


I hope you all have a peaceful and restful break, and a happy and holy Easter.

There are lots of prayer and worship resources and activities on our Family Worship tab.



  RE / Family Worship

Below are two liturgies you can use at home for family prayer time, focussed on two of the events of Holy Week, which begins on Sunday. There are lots more resources on our Family Worship tab.



Thank you to Mrs Mellor for sharing this activity booklet. If you don't have a printer, you could re-create any of the activities you like from the booklet below, on paper.


I know how much some of you love reading. Below are some activities linked to reading for pleasure.

  French - Poisson d'avril

Thank you to Mr Dawson for sharing this activity. You can find out what 'Poisson d'avril' is in France by reading the document below. We're a little bit late to take part in it now, but you could create your own 'poisson'. Can you remember colour names in French?

  History - Stone Age to Iron Age

Research / Find out what a hiillfort was. When did they start to appear? Why?

What was different about life in a hillfort from that of a hunter gatherer?

Maybe create a poster or leaflet or model of a hillfort.


  DT - The Great Wave by Bernard Pras 

How is this Great Wave different to the one by Hokusai? What did Pras create his with? Can you design and construct your own miniature model of The Great Wave by Bernard Pras?

Click on the picture above to go to a bigger image.



I know how much some of you love maths. If you want to, and haven't already, you could go through the multiply a 2-digit by a 1-digit and divide a 2-digit by a 1-digit PDFs further down the page. 

There are also Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots you can use.

Don't forget the BBC Supermovers Times Tables videos. I will try to add some links further down the page, later.


Welcome to Year 3 Home Learning page!





Thursday 2nd April


Good Morning Year 3!  **I will put some creative activities to keep you busy over Easter on this page tomorrow**


Please remember to check back on our home learning page daily, for information and updates. The new message / update and any work set on Purple Mash, will be here by 9.30am each day. The suggested timetable for this week is below.


Today, English is to edit and improve the story you wrote yesterday about 'The Tunnel' on Pobble 

Read your story aloud to a family member. Is there anything that doesn't sound quite right? Have you missed any punctuation? Have you used the correct punctuation? Have you checked your spellings? Could you replace any verbs with more powerful verbs (e.g. replace 'said' with 'whispered', 'yelled', replace 'walk' with 'wandered', 'stumbled').

It would be great if you typed up your finished story onto the template on purple mash. If you are still working on it, you could finish it and 'hand in' tomorrow, or over the Easter break.


There is a Maths flipchart video on Purple Mash. You will need to log in to Purple Mash and click on the Work tab at the top, then Class on the left-hand side, then Year 3, then the Videos tab and you will see an MP4 video with the title Maths 02/04/20 - 'Multiplication Madness'.

Click on Open, above the MP4 file and the video should start to play. (There is a guide to finding the video below).

Remember you can pause and re-watch the video as many times as you need to. In case anyone is unable to access this, there is a PDF document below, showing what is on the flipchart.

You will find it useful to have some counters or something to represent counters and/or something to represent Base 10 to help you with your Maths. You will need a pencil and paper.


I have also added some additional Multiplication practise PDFs with the Division ones below, if anyone wants to do some additional practise.


Geography is the 'On the Line_Prime Meridian' powerpoint (further down the page, between Spellings and RE) and then create a country fact file on purple mash. Choose a country that is on the Prime Meridian. From the home page on purple mash, click on 'Topics', then 'Geography', then 'Country Fact Files'.


Happy Learning :) 


Miss Knobbs


New resources and information will continue to be added to this page over the coming days. Thank you for your understanding.


Please click on the links above to access the free learning platforms.

If your child is unable to access a site, please check they are inputting their login and password correctly. Logins and passwords are in their Reading Diaries and inside the front cover of the green exercise book that was sent home in the pack on Friday. If you're still experiencing problems, don't hesitate to get in touch on:


During these exceptional and challenging times, we sincerely appreciate your support and understanding.


Some home learning packs are still available to collect from school.



Stay safe and God bless,


Miss Knobbs


Spellings - Practise by making word pyramids and/or rainbow writing.


Prefixes auto- and super-












You could have a go at the attached 'Spelling Co-ordinates' sheet.


If you find these words too difficult, please use the Phonics or Y2 Common Exception Words booklets that were sent home in your pack.


You could also use the ICT Games website to practise spellings: 


Science (Mrs Johnson)


Please see the Powerpoint presentation and Word document below for your Science work. 


Art - create your own artwork / painting inspired by 'The Great Wave' by Katsushika Hokusai:



This could be painted / created at home, or you could paint it on purple mash.

If you paint/create at home - remember to send me a photo of your fabulous artwork:



What is Kahoot?


Kahoot is a free, quiz / game based learning platform. Simply visit their website and enter the PIN to complete this week's quizzes.


Please use your (real) first name only when asked to put in your nickname, so that I can check how you get on with each quiz.


Monday 30th (French) PIN 0187848


Wednesday 1st (French) PIN 0821734





Thank you to Mr Dawson and Mrs Collier for sharing this resource! 


Numbots is an online game that's super for recapping the key, basic maths skills we need every day. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. Simply tap on the picture and use your TT Rock Stars login and password to play!



Purple Mash Support


Support in the form of videos can be found by clicking on the links below. 


A printable copy is at the bottom of the page should you need it. Children in school have already been taught how to access the activities set by their teacher and so should be familiar with this. Please note the home screen on your computer will look slightly different as we are using the most up-to-date version, but all menu items still work in the same way. 


2dos and feedback can also be found by using the Alerts tab on the menu which looks like this:-  


For further support please contact your class teacher in the first instance. Passwords can be found on the parent letter that was sent when we registered your child or inside their planners. (Inside home learning folders for Nursery and Reception)


A video to support parents to access the parent portal.  A user guide with video links to support children in accessing their learning tasks, including how to submit work to the teacher for marking. 

Purple Mah - 2do user guide. Parent and child