Posted in Spelling

Spellings to be tested 27/11/2020

Hello Year 3! This week we are continuing to test Year 2 Common Exception words. The spellings are to be tested on Friday 27th November 2020.












Have a lovely week!

Year 2 Team.

Posted in Announcements

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. You can find the daily home learning posts here or look for specific subjects under the subjects tab.

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 Uncategorized

Home Learning – Art

Today we will be making our clay pots. If you have some play dough or plasticine instead of clay, you will be able to make your pot.

Here is a link to a video to remind you of the two methods to make your pot.


Use your clay, plasticine or play dough to make our pot. We would love to see what your pots look like so please remember to send your pictures in to the year group email address.

Posted in English

English Home Learning – 27th November

Hi Year 3!

Today, we’re going to write the second paragraph in our news article. And, to do this, we need to know how to use direct speech in our writing.

We learnt how to write direct speech last week after we interviewed Lou and Barney:

Mr. Rushton exampled, “This is an example of how to write direct speech.”

“Or, you could write it like this,” replied Mr. Pabbi.

Using Direct Speech in news articles

Before we just whack in a quote from Lou or Barney, we need to make a point. We can then use the direct speech to back up our point.

Model Answer

For example, I might make the point that Lou is worried about her brother. Then, I will use something she said to add more detail:

Local resident Lou is worried that this strange cave man may be up to no good. She explained, “I’m a bit worried about my brother because he is playing with him alone!”. Lou also explained to the newspaper that more should be found out about who he is. “Surely we should send people to the dump to find out more?” she said.


Write your second paragraph for your news article using quotes from either Barney or Lou. Use my example above and the examples from the slides to help you make a point and then back it up.

Share your work

Email your work to year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk to get feedback from your teacher!

Posted in Ruby

Geography in Ruby Class

Today Ruby class have been learning more about what atlases can tell us about the world. We will be using these to study the country of Japan this half term.

Can you name one interesting fact that you have learnt about Japan?

Posted in English

English Home Learning – 26th November

Hi Year 3!

Today, we’re going to use yesterday’s knowledge of paragraphs to write the first paragraph in our news article. Our first paragraph will be a summary of the story.

A ‘summary’ is picking out the main points of a story and explaining them in a short way. A summary means we don’t need to read hundreds of words in order to get the main ideas about something.


For example, I could summarise the start of Stig of the Dump (about 40 pages) by saying:

In Stig of the Dump, a young boy called Barney discovers what seems to be a cave man called ‘Stig’ in the local dump. He starts becoming friends with him but no one believes Barney that Stig is real, not even his grandmother or sister, Lou!

Two sentences and I have picked out the main points from the first two chapters. If someone wants to know more, they can read it themselves.


So, your activity is to write a ‘summary’ paragraph for your news article. This should answer the 5W’s: Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Answer the 5W’s first and then write your paragraph!

Share your work!

Please do email us your work at year3@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk.

Posted in Maths, Uncategorized

Home Learning – Maths

Good morning Year 3

Today we will be continuing with money.

Follow the link below, for your lesson today.



  1. For each amount of change calculated what is the least number of coins the shop keeper could use?
  2. Could you make the change for each amount of change with four coins or less?

Draw the coins on your sheet. 

For example: If your change is 50p

  1. The least number of coins you could have is one coin – the 50p coin
  2. I could make the 50p with a two 20p coins and a 10p coin.
Posted in History

History – Home Learning.

Our learning for today is to understand what Stone Age artefacts tell us about this period of time.

See below for the answer

How did you do?

According to scientists’ trilobites were on earth before dinosaurs. After the extinction of the dinosaurs came Ice Age animals such as the wholly mammoth. It is believed that early humans appeared around the end of the Ice Age period.


Check the information below and add any information (in green pen) that you did have in your work.

How long have people been on Earth for?

People have been on earth for about 3 million years AFTER the dinosaurs. The first (Homo sapiens) were around 200,000 years ago and probably came from Africa and were travellers. They did not live in one place and did not farm.

What might these people have eaten?

They foraged and collected, leaves, fruits, nuts, vegetables and hunted animals. They were known as HUNTER- GATHERERS.

What might the weather have been like in Britain millions of years ago?

That climate used to be much colder and that Britain and much of Europe used to be covered in ice so life was very difficult.

Why might life have been difficult?

The first people arrived in Britain at the end of the last Ice Age. They travelled, by foot, across Europe.

Why might they have travelled by foot?

 The only mode of transport was walking and at this time Britain was joined to Europe.

How do we know all of this information about the Stone Age?

Archaeologist have discovered objects (stone, bone, antler tools), bones/skeletons, cave paintings, pottery, monuments. Explain that these pieces of evidence are also known as artefacts. Explain that we do not know everything about them because it was so long ago, and they did not write in the way that we do now. They lived in caves or in camps.


Explain the importance of artefacts.

Posted in Computing

Home Learning – Computing 25.11.2020

Good Morning year 3! Today we will be learning how to confidently comment on the blog and send emails.

Carefully follow the instructions below to learn how. We look forwards to reading your comments and receiving your emails.

We look forwards to reading your blog comments and all about your favourite subjects.

Happy blogging – The Year 3 Team