Posted in Announcements, Computing

Computing – Home Learning

Today in Computing, Year 3 children will be looking at technology, online safety and coding.

Task 1

Draw a stick-person.

This stick-person represents a child who is your age. Around their stick-person, write down examples of personal information for example the stick-person’s real name and birthday.

The next part of your task is to watch the Lee & Kim’s Adventure: Animal Magic cartoon. After watching video use a different coloured pen and list down all the information that you should NOT share online.

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Task 2

Watch the following short videos to help you with this task. These videos are about staying safe online.

We would like you to show us all that you know about internet safety and staying safe online. You can show us by create your own fact file, set of internet safety cards, Top Tips poster, mind map, internet safety quiz with answers, or poster!

Task 3

Play Stay Safe Online Quiz.

Write your answers on an A4 sheet of paper don’t forget to number them and email your work to us at year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk.

Task 4

For this task we want you to think about Lee and Kim’s Magic adventure and Sids’s top tips.

Create your own short story about being safe on the Internet. You can create your story using an iPad, computer/ laptop or on paper.

* Create 1 or 2 players (characters) who will go on a journey through ‘cyberspace’ like Lee and Kim.

* The players (characters) have to find a treasure on the island, without giving out any personal information to anyone they meet along the way.

Task 5

Now we are going to be thinking about sending and replying to messages.

First, create a mind map about different types of technology that is used at home and at school. Before you start think about the following questions as it will help to gather your ideas.

If you wanted to send a message to someone how would you do it?

What devices could you use to send messages?

The second part of your task is for you to choose an activity and reply to a blog post that a teacher has posted. Write a comment about what you learnt about in that session.

Don’t forget to send your work to year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk.

Posted in Announcements, Uncategorized

Home Learning in Year 3

At Heavers Farm we understand that some children may be isolating at home or are simply unable to attend school. Every day teachers will be posting our daily activities, so that children may access the same tasks as their peers.

We encourage children to comment regularly on blog posts and send any completed work to us at the following email address:


We thank you for your support and co-operation at this time and look forward to seeing some amazing work!

Many thanks,

Year 3 Team

Posted in Jet

Hi Jet Class! (Computing lesson)

Hello (web series) - Wikipedia

Hi Jet Class!

This morning I have challenged you to say hello on the blog post using your iPad.

Comment to say hello at the bottom of this post. Can you also share something you have enjoyed about school so far.

Looking forward to seeing your replies!!

Mr. Rushton

Posted in R.E., Ruby

RE Today – Ruby class

Today Ruby class were thinking about their Religious Education learning from Year 2.

We discussed what we had learnt last year about Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The children really made me proud of how much knowledge they have about each religion!

The class all enjoyed playing a quiz about Judaism and exploring what we know about Islam and Christianity. Next the children chose either the story of Joseph and his brothers, or the story of Noah’s Ark to retell in the form of comic strips.

I’m so pleased with how well Ruby class have settled back into school and how keen they are to continue their learning journey. Keep up the hard work Ruby!

Posted in Uncategorized

Jet Class Monsters! (English)

Hi Jet class!

On Wednesday, we created some fantastically scary monsters on our English day.

After being inspired by the animation “Marshmallows” ,where we challenged our prediction and descriptive skills, children created their very own monstrosities!

With vibrant descriptive language and showing off their vocabulary, we had loads of fun coming up with our own character descriptions.

Take a look at some of our creations below!

Posted in Announcements, R.E.


Today, Year 3 will be looking back at some of the things you learnt in Year 2!

Task 1: Judaism

First, we are going to do a quiz about Judaism and we would like you to take part in this quiz at home. Before you start the quiz think about these questions and answer them to help refresh your memory:

What is Judaism?

What are its followers called?

What do Jewish people believe about God?

Where do Jewish people worship?

Do you remember any of the major Jewish celebrations?

Judaism quiz – https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/religious-education/judaism/.

Write and number your answers on a sheet of paper and email it to us at year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk so that the teachers can see your wonderful learning.

Task 2: Christianity

Your second task is to create a mind map and show us all that you know about Christianity. Just before you start your mind maps think about this questions and answer them the best you can:

What is Christianity?

What do Christians believe in?

Where do Christians worship?

Do you remember any celebrations/ Festivals that Christians celebrate?

Email your work to us at year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk

Task 3: Islam

Your next task is to show what you know about the religion of Islam.

We would like you to create a poster showing everything that you know about Islam. In your poster we want you to explaining the 5 pillars of Islam and the key beliefs of Muslims including their name for God. Also add where Muslims worship and which direction they pray in then include key religious festivals.

To jog your memory why not answer these questions:

What is Islam?

What are the followers called?

Where do Muslims go to pray?

What is the Muslim Holy Book called?

What are the 5 pillars of Islam?

Are there any similarities between Islam, Christianity and Judaism?

Email your work to us at year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk

Task 4

Your fourth task is to think about any stories that are important to Christians and Jews? List all the stories you can remember like Joseph and the Technicolour Dream coat and Noah’s Ark.

Next, choose one of the stories that you have listed and retell it to your parent/ carer at home. You can even role play it to them!

We would like you to choose one of the stories and create a comic strip to show your understanding.

Task 5

For this task we would like you to think about how people of faith celebrate different festivals like Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas.

Answer the following questions:

Explain what you remember about Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas festivals?

Do these festivities have any similarities or differences? Explain your answer.

Now choose one of the following to focus on: Diwali, Christmas, Hanukkah. Write a description of how this festival is celebrated.

For example, does it have any representation of light like candles etc.

Are there any special foods served during the festival? What foods are they?

Are there any special routines, dances, songs or prayers said? Describe them as well.

Task 6

For your final task we would like to know the following:

What did you enjoy most about the day?

Did you remember more than you thought from Year 2 RE?

Did this surprise you?

What would you like to learn about in Year 3 RE?

Don’t forget to write your name on all your work and email it to us at year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk

Posted in English

Monstrous English – Home Learning

Today in English Year 3 were watching a short movie, Marshmallows, before completed a series of related tasks. This short movie is a lovely story about the relationship between a boy and a monster.

Is it a friendly monster or an angry one? Watch the movie to find out….

Task 1

Watch the first 5-6 seconds of the movie only.

Q1. Write down your predictions as to what is in the water, what will it do? 

Q2. Explain that the clip is called Marshmallows. Why do you think this is? 

Play clip again but stop at 20s. Discuss was your prediction correct?  – explain why in full sentences giving your reasoning.

Q3. Write down 5 words to describe the monster – can you think of alternative words choices for your words? E.g. an alternative for the word ‘happy’.

Q4. Play the rest of the clip and stop at 1m20s. What do you think the boy will do? Why do you think that? – explain giving reasons for your thoughts.

Play to the end. Watch the video again.

Q5. Sequence the events using the following pictures. Use the numbers on the pictures to sequence the events. Did you get the sequence correct?

Task 2

If you could create your own monster, what would it look like?

Draw and colour in your own marshmallow monster. Then to add words and phrases to describe the monster’s eyes, skin, ears, mouth, body arms, legs, etc – use the most interesting adjectives you can think of!

Task 3

Write at least a paragraph describing your monster. 

Ensure that you use the most descriptive language you can and be sure to include:



Correct punctuation

What colour are the eyes? Does it have sharp teeth/spikes/scales/claws?

Is your monster a hero or a villain?

Remember to send your work to year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk, we’d love to see your amazing creations!

Posted in History, Ruby

Ruby Class History Day

Today Ruby class were having a great time revising some of their Year 2 topics.

First we started with Black History Month, why is it important to remember significant individuals from the past and present. I was really impressed with how much we could recall about Martin Luther King Jr, Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, Barack Obama, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela.

The children took turns to interview and role play in order to find out more about these incredible people and what they have achieved.

We also explored topic such as Women’s History and famous people such as Malala Yousufzai, Katherine Johnson, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell.

Finally Ruby class had great fun creating timelines for the Great Fire of London, one of their favourite topics from last year!

What did you enjoy most about today?