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30/03/20 Guided Reading

LI: To discuss a text 

Good morning year 3! 

Today we’d like you to read about Jane Goodall here 

While reading think about: 

a) What are the key events in her life? 

b) Would you like to do what she did? 

c) What does her biography make you think of? 

Tomorrow we will answer some questions about Jane Goodall. Well done for today!!

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Learning Intention:  To discuss the merits of living within a specific climate.

So That: I can communicate my learning in different ways.

Dear students, parents and carers,

As our half-term comes to a close, we would like students to share what they have learnt from our Geography lessons.


Please choose a country/province or city from a tropical, temperate or arctic climate zone.  Using the information and geographical terminology you’ve learnt this half-term, explain to your reader why they should visit this country.

What kinds of information could we share?

You can use the information you gathered last week to help you, or you can choose a completely different place to discuss!

** Think about what makes this country so appealing!  Is it the temperature?  Beaches? Deserts? Vegetation? Etc.

Here is an example from

Take a look at how they are trying to convince you to visit this area.  They mention:

  • environmental features: Volcanoes, hot springs,
  • History and culture
  • Landscape: rural
  • Animals & Vegetation

You have the choice to share your learning in any way you choose! Ex: poster/fact file/information leaflet, etc.  It’s up to you!


I Can:

  • -Select a country/province/city within a climate zone.
  • – Use the internet to research this location.
  • -Discuss and share the physical and human features of this location that make it appealing.
  • -Demonstrate my learning in my preferred way.

Take your time and enjoy sharing and learning more about our world! 🙂

If there are any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on the blog.



  • Think about your search terms. why you should visit (insert name)
  • Share the information that specifically links to geography.
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Good Morning, it’s Monday! Welcome back 🙂

It is a brand new week which means a brand new topic. This week we will be focusing on money and refining our knowledge so when we visit the shops we know what our change should be!

Learning Intention: To understand that money can be represented in different ways

So that I recognise the same values


– To know the value of a coin/note

– To know what ‘p’ and ‘£’ represent.

-To use the key to calculate the correct total

Introduction to the activity

Let’s recap everything we know about money. Look at the image below which shows all the different types of coins and notes that we use in the UK. For each coin/note, write the amount it represents. There are some key words to help you if you need it.

Some of these bank notes are older but still represent the same amount. To see the new banknotes click on the links below.

Click on these link to see if you were correct.


Too easy? Calculate the amount that is in this jar. What method will you need to use?

Task 1

Use <,> or = to work out the answers to the questions below.


What would the amounts be if the coins were all different amounts?

If you need any help please leave a comment below.

Thank you,

The Year 3 Team 🙂

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Good morning Year 3!!

We hope you had a wonderful and peaceful weekend and are now ready for some more fun home school learning.  This week you are going to be Creative Writers and create your own fictional story.  We hope you are well, in good health and keeping safe.

Write you plans in your Blue Book as a mind map or present it using bullet points – the choice is yours

LI: To gather ideas for a story

So that I can plan a story


  • A title
  • A beginning – what happens
  • A middle – the problem
  • An end – the solution
  • A setting or settings
  • Character’s
  1. Where the story is going to take place?.

It could be somewhere fictional or real, it could be a planet, a country, a town or a house – anywhere!

  1. When the story is taking place?

Now? In the future? In the past?

  1. What is going to happen?
  • First….
  • Then…
  • Next…
  • And finally….

Story ideas:

  • An adventure story
  • A mystery story
  • A pirate story
  • Fairy tale Story

Here are some pictures to help you with your Stories ideas and you could also use them for your setting for Tuesday’s lesson. Click on the link below ‘ Pictures to Support your Ideas’:

Pictures to Support your Ideas

From the Year 3 Team.

Enjoy your day 😊 😊










































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How has it been?

Hello year 3!

Just a word from the year 3 team to say well done everyone for logging on and joining in with the activities!

We’re all very interested to know how you’ve found learning from the blog this week? Is there anything we can improve on? Is it challenging enough or not enough? Let us know in the comments!

Finally, don’t forget to log in to Time Tables Rock Stars! We’re keeping an eye on which class spends the most time on there so do us proud!

Again, well done for your work this week!

Ms Weithers, Mr Havies, Mr Pabbi, Mr Briell and Miss Thompson

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LI: To understand how Easter is celebrated by Christians 

So that I can understand what the Easter festival is like.


Know what Easter is.

To know the Easter story.

I know why Easter is important to Christians.

I can explain how Christians celebrate Easter.


Today, you will be doing some research into how Easter is celebrated by Christians then write a short paragraph explain your findings.

Recap your knowledge of the Easter story by watching this video

When doing your research and writing your paragraphs aim to answer the following questions:

Why do Christians celebrate Easter?

How is Easter celebrated in England?

How is Easter celebrated in other countries like Spain, Italy and Greece?


Explain how Easter celebrations are different to Christmas celebrations.

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27/03/20 Art

LI: To study notable artists.

Today we are going to look at three notable female artists. We are then going to have a go at making our own self portrait in the style of ONE of the artists.

You’ll need a mirror for today’s activity (or any way of seeing your own face!)

What Makes A Good (WMAG) portrait in the style of another artist

  • Drawing what you see, not what you want to see.
  • Copying the artist’s techniques and not just making a drawing.
  • Thinking about what makes the artist unique and putting that into your portrait.

First let’s look at each artist and one example of their work.

Joan Carlile

Carlile lived in the 1600s and is known as the first professional female painter. 

This painting is from roughly 1650 (the exact date isn’t known) and is of Lady Dorothy Browne and Sir Thomas Browne. You can see a very strong light and shadow effect with the faces almost appearing greasy. Her subjects tend to have a bit of emotion showing on their faces.

For more, go to

Mary Beale

Mary Beale is known as the first female artist to enough money to pay for her whole family after spending a life practising her painting on many of London’s most notorious people.

This painting is from 1697 and is of Nell Gwyl. Beale’s work is characterised by her use of light and shadow, with her subjects appearing three-dimensional. Her use of bold colour contrasts her models’ neutral faces.

Find out and see more of her work at 

Anne Killigrew

Killigrew was born into the upper class of British society in the 1600s. She is famous for a portrait of King James II and was also a well respected poet.

Here we see a self portrait of Killigrew. Despite lacking colour it has a lot of detail (see the hair) through the use of thin and thick lines. Light and shadow are important too to emphasise the detail of her face (look at the nose and eye lids.)


Now we’d like you to have a go at sketching a self portrait of yourself in your sketch books. Choose one of the artists we have looked at and do a self portrait in their style. Think about what makes their paintings unique; how do they use light and shadow? What effects do they get out of it? 

Try and have three goes at this. After each attempt, think about what you could do better, and how you could make your self portrait look as though it were made by your chosen artist!


Leave a comment telling us which artist you prefer, and why.

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27/03/20 Friday Maths

It’s Fri-yay!

L.I: To read a 24 hour clock… so that I can read the time digitally.

W. I . N

-I know there are 24 hours in a day

-I know each hour can be written digitally 00:00 to 23:00

-I know after 23:00 the time starts from 00:00 again

You will need:

  1. Clock – virtual clock link (be sure to set to 24-hour clock)
  2. Maths book
  3. Ruler
  4. Pencil
  5. Yesterday’s timeline

Introduction to the task

Write on a spare piece of paper everything that you can remember about 24 hour time (don’t worry if its not much or nothing at all!). Today we will be looking at 24 time and reading digital clocks.

Use your timeline from yesterdays lesson to help you. We’re going to draw this timeline again however after 12am instead of writing 1 o’clock P.M , 2 o’clock P.M., 3 o’clock P.M. etc.. We are going to continue counting on from 12, this is 24 hour time which is usually shown on a digital watch.

Image result for digital watch
Example of a digital watch showing 6 o’clock P.M.

Using the example below convert these times into a 24 hour format:

  1. 1 o’clock P.M. = 13:00
  2. 2 o’clock P.M. = 14:00
  3. 3 o’clock P.M. =
  4. Keep going until you reach 11 o’clock P.M.

IMPORTANT: Once you reach 12 o’clock again, it becomes 12 A.M. this is represented in 24 hour time as 00:00.

Use your newly written timelines to help you with Task 1.

Task 1 – Write these digits times in your books.


If you need any help, let us know.

Thank you,

The Year 3 Team

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27/03/20 Friday Guided Reading

LI: To think critically

Happy Friday everyone!

Today we would like you to review any book you like. Feel free to use the Tell Me grid we used yesterday.


·      Was there anything you liked about this book?

·      What did you notice the most – what caught your attention?

·      What would you like more of?


·      Was there anything you disliked?

·      Did you skip any parts? Why did you do this?

·      Was it confusing to read, or was it too simple?


·      Did anything not make sense?

·      Is there anything about this book that you’d like to know more about?

·      Did anything surprise you?


·      Does this book remind you of other books?

·      Have you ever read a book like this before?

·      Does this book have a connection to our theme of Women’s Progress?

If you’re feeling brave, leave a comment telling everyone which book you reviewed and why.

Enjoy the weekend!

The Year 3 Team.