Year Groups: Year 3

For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.

— Matthew 18:20

A very warm welcome to Year 3
Our Class Christian Values are: Peace (3W), Trust (3T) and Creation (3SS)

Video message from your class teachers

Click on your class teacher’s picture to see their latest video message

Independent Work for Home Learning – Week commencing 13th July 2020

We would love to see all the fabulous work you have been doing at home. If you would like to share any photos of your projects or artwork, please email the school with the photos attached and add the subject “FAO Y3 Teachers” and we will aim to update the website regularly so you can see what your friends have been up to! Please note by kindly submitting photographs/images of your child’s work you are giving permission for the material to be uploaded onto the school website.  Please state if you would rather work is not included. Thank you.

As usual please use the information below to access your home learning. We have chosen some activities from the new BBC Daily Learning and Oak National Academy websites. However, if you would like more content and structure we recommend making fuller use of one of their websites which are both offering home learning using a variety of videos, games and activities.

Try to read every day, either to yourself or to someone else (adults, brothers, sisters and pets can all be good listeners).


Watch this video guide to Monday’s Home Learning

Think about a book that you have read recently.  Make sure it is a book that you enjoyed.  Write a short review for a friend explaining why you are recommending it.  Include a brief summary of the plot; but don’t give away any surprises.  At the end write three questions that you would like the person who reads it to answer.  They should be ‘open ended’ questions about what they thought.  Here are some examples if you are stuck

  • Did you think the story had a good ending and why?
  • Which was your favourite character and why?
  • What other books have you read that are similar in style?

We have a money problem for you today, you will need to use reasoning and logic to work out the solution:

Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags.


He labelled each bag with the number of pennies inside it.

He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag.

How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

If you would like to practise your mental arithmetic even more this week then try setting up a shop.  Decide what you will sell and make price labels.  You will need a supply of change for your customers.  Ask members of your family to come and buy items from your shop and add up how much they will need to pay you.  Remember…if they don’t have the correct money you will need to do a subtraction sum to work out their change.


Watch this video guide to Tuesday’s Home Learning

Have a go at the grammar quiz to check your knowledge.  If there are areas that you are finding tricky then have a look through the BBC Bitesize daily lessons to see if there are some that would help you.

Have a go at this shape multiplication challenge.  Maybe you could make up your own.


Watch this video guide to Wednesday’s Home Learning

Watch the daily lesson which will remind you about the paragraph work we have been doing and how to set out a letter.  Later this week you are going to write a letter to your new teacher.  Keep this in mind when you do the lesson.

The Nrich website has many good problems and puzzles to help you improve your maths. (Have a go at some over the summer to keep your brain cells ticking over.)  This one relies on a having knowledge of fractions and a good memory. 


Watch this video guide to Thursday’s Home Learning

Using what you learnt yesterday, we would like you to write a letter to your new teacher.  Consider what you want them to know about you.  What are your strengths?  What do you find challenging in school?  Who are your friends?  What helps you to learn well?

It would be good to include some questions for them to answer as well as telling them about yourself.  Before you start, plan your paragraphs.

Use your times tables to explore factors.  Look at the numbers from 1 – 50.  Find a way to discover which numbers have the most factors.  Remember a factor divides into a number leaving no remainder.  For example:  The factors of 10 are 1, 2, 5 and 10 because all of those numbers have 10 as one of their answers to their times table.  Be methodical so you have a system as this will help you find all of the factors for each number.


We would like you to use Friday to complete a spelling test and a times table challenge (both have links at the top of the page). Use the rest of your day to reflect on your learning from the rest of the week. It is a really good idea to spend time reading, editing and improving your writing. Or you could use the time to finish off a task that you didn’t manage to complete. Once you are done feel proud with your hard work, relax and have a lovely weekend.

Wider Curriculum

Reflect back over the year and all the ‘Open-the-Book’ assemblies provided for us by the team from Weston All Saints Church. They have worked hard making costumes and props to help us understand the bible stories.  Perhaps you could make a ‘Thank you’ card for them including a special memory and something you have found useful from one of their stories.  You might like to drop it off at the church centre or bring it with you to school for us to pass on.

It is the end of Year Three.  Can you make a mind map/poster of your time.  Try to think about the whole year and include the Christmas show, Celt day and all the topics we have covered.  You can include quotes, memories, pictures, photos and recounts.  Don’t forget to include the way you felt about things.  What was your favourite activity or topic?  What have you found most challenging?

Just imagine if you could have your art work exhibited at a gallery in an exhibition.  Well now is your chance! The Art Cohort (based on Chelsea Rd) is holding an exhibition and they want your art work.  Follow the link below and then use all the skills you have acquired this year to wow them with your entry.  Good luck.

The Art Cohort is  delighted to announce the inaugural Children’s Art Exhibition at The Art Cohort. An opportunity to celebrate the creativity and vibrancy of young imaginations and a showcase of artistic endeavour by the children of Bath and surrounds will be on display from 11th – 15th August 2020.

All work chosen for the exhibition will be displayed in the exhibition space for viewing at The Art Cohort, 13 Chelsea Road, Bath and featured virtually on The Art Cohort’s website and social media channels.

There are 3 age categories for entries:

4-6 years

7-11 years

12-16 years

2D and 3D art works may be submitted. Longest side 60cm.

The intention is to show as much work as possible. 

Distinctions will be awarded in each category with awards of art supplies given for interesting and extraordinary work. 

Click to submit a child’s work via the link below:

Online Submission Form 

As it is the last week of term we would like you to think about all the topics we have covered this year (Ancient Egypt, Mayans, Celts, Romans, Weather,  Rivers).  Use your new knowledge to make a quiz for someone else to complete.  You could make a quiz for your family, a friend, grandparents or even your teachers!  Think about the scoring system and whether you are going to have bonus questions or a hard challenge round!

Listen to this piece of music and use it to inspire the creation of your own monster.

Archive of previous Home Learning (doc)

Fitness coach, Joe Wicks, is running live PE lessons for children on his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV. This will be at 9am Mon-Fri.

Abacus have given free access to their Year 3 Textbooks

Find out how to access some excellent, free eBooks from Oxford Owl

As well as the work from your class teacher, there are a number of free learning resources available. For example: 

Hamilton Trust


Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor app

Sir Linkalot spelling app

Wesport for staying active ideas

While school is on pause, kids can listen for free on Audible

Through your Libraries West library card you get free access to: Borrow Box App- audiobooks, Cloud Library App- e-books, RB Digital App- Magazines


3T – Mr Treble
3SS – Mrs Snook and Mr Szuplewski
3W – Miss Ward

Other adults in Year 3:

3T – Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Shearman, Mr Byrne
3SS – Mrs Geddis, Mr Roberts
3W – Miss Chandler

Class Christian Values

In Year 3 we embed our Class Christian Values into as much of our learning as is possible. Our Class Christian Values are:
3T – Trust
3SS – Creation
3W – Peace

Trips / activity days:
Celt Day – 12th February 2020
Roman Baths – March 2020
Roman Day – March 2020
Avebury and Legge House – June 2020

Year 3 will receive weekly spellings to learn and these will be tested in class on a Friday.
Children will take part in weekly tables tests and these will be sent home so any extra support can be targeted at areas that are more challenging.
Maths homework will be set each week via the Active Learn website and will reflect the learning that has taken place in class during the week.


Year 3 Home Learning
You have been sending us some pictures of the wonderful work you have done at home. See what your friends have been up to in these pictures.


Year 3 Garden
Whilst school is quieter the tulips in our Year 3 flower garden have bloomed and are looking magnificent!

World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day we came in dressed as our favourite book characters!

Year 3 Assembly
On Friday it was our Year 3 assembly. Through a combination of dance, poetry, song and rap we shared our learning about The Celts and our Class Christian Values – Peace, Trust and Creation


Celtic Knots and The Holy Trinity
As part of our topic learning on The Celts and The Iron Age we made Celtic Knots from clay. We found out that the shape had really close links to The Holy Trinty – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Practical Maths
We have been using lots of different resources to help us learn maths in a fun and engaging way!

Year 3 Nativities
The Year 3 classes all performed their Nativities this week. The children performed brilliantly; voices were loud and clear, acting was enthusiastic, dancing was beautiful and the singing was fabulous. Teachers and all the adults who attended were very proud of them all!


Christmas Backdrop
We all enjoyed working as a team to make our Christmas Backdrop, taking turns and working together was really rewarding!



Harvest Sale
Year 3 held their Harvest Sale in the playground by their classes. We sold fresh produce, cakes and displayed the food we had donated for the food bank. Children shared their Harvest Prayers and took home the hummus recipe that they had tested and written during the week.