Year 3’s zoom meeting!

Hello year 3,

Our next zoom meeting is on Wednesday, June 24th at 10 a.m. The details have been emailed to your parents. 🙂 Could you please bring a paper and a pen with you for the meeting! We hope to see as many of you as possible!

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Monday’s learning 22/6/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 9 Lesson 1 – Right angles in shapes.

You can download the corresponding sheet here:

Answers to the worksheet:

Also, remember to have a go at practising your times tables!

English – Spelling:

This week we are looking at the words with ‘i’ sound spelt with a ‘y’.

Activity 1:

Activity 2:

Activity 3:

Activity 4:

Remember to keep practising the Year 3/4 words too! You can find them here along with some fun ideas for practising spellings:

English – Reading:

Find your reading book, picture book or magazine and spend some time enjoying reading, either to yourself or to a parent. If you finish your book, why not write a book review:

German from Frau Lees:

Here are various online activities to practise vocabulary you have learnt this year: 

1.Numbers 1-10 You can do the full tutorial if you wish and then go onto the games

2. Numbers 11-20 Start with the tutorial and then try the games

3. Send us a video on Seesaw of you counting up to 20 if you can, and tell us which games you liked best. 

4. Quiz on farm animals. At the bottom of the screen is a list of words used in case you need to check.

5. Memory game on fruit . Again, if you need help the words are at the bottom of the

6. Optional challenge – cooking! 

This is a recipe for “Kalter Hund” which is a kind of cake German children might have on their birthday. You will need an adult to help you. Have fun and do send in pictures to show us your kalter Hund

Find out how to make a tasty German birthday treat

Do you know what kalter Hund means?

That’s right! – ‘cold dog’. Doesn’t that sound tasty?

In fact, it’s a kind of cake made of chocolate and biscuits, and it’s really lecker (delicious).

You don’t even need to bake it.

How to make kalter Hund

Before you start, make sure you get an adult to help you!

You will need:

  1. Beat the eggs.
  2. Mix the eggs with the sugar, vanilla sugar / vanilla essence, cocoa and milk.
  3. Put the butter in a saucepan and melt it slowly at low heat.
  4. Pour the mixture of eggs, sugar and cocoa into the saucepan and stir gently for 10 minutes, without boiling.
  5. Turn off the heat. Add the raisins and stir the mixture. Your chocolate mixture is now ready.
  6. Take a baking form (loaf tin) and grease it well. Make a layer of biscuits at the bottom. Pour on a layer of the chocolate mixture. Then, put another layer of biscuits on top, and add more chocolate mixture. Keep on making layers of biscuits and chocolate until you run out of ingredients.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool down, then put it in the fridge for four hours.
  8. Your kalter Hund is now ready! Serve in small pieces – it’s really rich!

Remember to keep the kalter Hund you don’t eat right away in the fridge – otherwise it will melt and turn into goo.

Please remember to put your name before uploading your work on seesaw.

Have fun learning! 🙂

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Home learning pack 22/6/20 – 26/6/20

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week.

The majority of the content is the same as the daily blogs but adapted slightly to avoid the need for external websites.

We are aware that moving from one link to another can be time-consuming for some so by uploading a week’s worth of learning we hope we can provide further support to those families who would prefer this method.

Mrs Phelps and Mrs Dubey

Seesaw comments 19/6/20

Well done year 3 for all the amazing work you have done this week! We are extremely proud of you all! Here are today’s shout outs…

Natalie – Thanks Natalie for reposting the question! 🙂 Amazing maths work today! Well done for English work as well! Keep it up.

Isaac – What an amazing lego money box!! I loved it! It is guarded by a dragon too! 🙂 Nobody can dare to go anywhere close to it. I was very impressed by all your design and planning you did to make it! You are such a star, Isaac! Fantastic maths work, well done for your spellings, times tables and English work too! Well done for all your hard work, this week.

Igor – Well done for your maths work. Please check the question where you have to make a bar model for 33 divided by 11. Could you also please check Q21. Great job at spelling practise!

Ella-Rose – Awesome maths and grammar work, Ella. Very proud of all the hard work you do! Keep it up. 🙂

Darcey L – Well done for doing maths and RE work from Oak national Academy.

George A – Well done for your problem solving work in maths. Please check Q2 and the last question again.

Tahlia – So lovely to see your post on seesaw, Tahlia! 🙂 I’m pleased to see that you have been busy reading books. Keep it up! Well done for going English work from those practise books. I look forward to more mails from you! Check the work from the blog, do it on a piece of paper and then upload it on seesaw. Please remember to put your name on it before uploading! Well done for today, Tahlia!

Sophia – Brilliant maths work, Sophia. Keep it up.

Will – Great maths work! Can you check the length question again for me please.

David – Super maths and English work! I loved the notes you made in English! 🙂

Freya – Great maths and grammar work! I loved your pobble writing! You wrote an amazing story! Used paragraphs and speech marks accurately! I loved the word, ‘strolled’ that you used in your 2nd paragraph! Great job, Freya! 🙂

Lewis – Wow! Such awesome reading Lewis! I am so impressed! A big thank you to mum too. Awesome hand writing and spelling practise. Well done for your maths work too!

Wishing you all a relaxing and a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Seesaw reminder!

Just a recap of how you can share your work on seesaw.

This is what you need to do:

  1. Download ‘Seesaw Class’ app on a tablet or phone.
  2. Select ‘I am a Student’
  3. Scan the QR code

To post a picture of your work:

  1. Select the green plus at the top of the page
  2. Select ‘Photo’, ‘Video’, ‘Drawing’, ‘Note’ or ‘Upload’.
  3. When you have uploaded your work, annotate you work with your first name only (if you are able to) and then select the green tick
  4. Choose which class you are in and then the green tick again

NOTE TO PARENTS: Children are familiar with SeeSaw as we use it in class.

Things you should know:

  1. We have made this secure so no-one else can access your work or pictures.
  2. You will not be able to see other children’s work and others cannot see your work.
  3. Because it is secure, you will not be able to see your work once you’ve submitted it BUT don’t worry, we will still be able to see it.

We look forward to seeing your work and you enjoying your learning.

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Friday’s learning 19/6/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths: Today, why not have a go at one or more of the maths challenges:

If you prefer, you can click on the following link and do Friday Maths Challenge:

Alternatively, I have compiled some questions on 3 times table involving multiplication and division, you could revise and practise these:

English – Grammar

This week we are looking at the use of paragraphs. We are going to learn about why, when, where and how to use paragraphs correctly.

The idea is that by the end of today’s session on paragraphs, most of your questions, especially the ones above, will be answered.

A paragraph is a group of sentences within a piece of writing which is written about the same idea or topic.

If you learn the word, ‘tiptop‘, it will really come in handy in deciding when to start a new paragraph!

Look at the video link given below for more understanding.

Go to the BBC bitesize link given below for more information on use of paragraphs. This link contains a video and three activities.

Activity 1:

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: One parent’s solution to helping her children manage money during the lockdown period was to buy a vending machine for the family!

Question: How should we learn to manage our money?

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some additional ideas for you to have a go at!

Seesaw comments 18/6/20

Well done for all your hard work today, children. Thanks to all the parents too who are leaving no stone unturned to make learning as interesting for children as possible. Here are today’s shout outs…

Sophia – Great maths work! Please check Q1. Read it carefully and I am very confident that you will be able to correct it. Well done for your science work. 🙂

Asher – It was good fun to see you and Persephonie have a spelling and geography race! Story telling was fun too! Story was too short, though, don’t you think? 🙂 Great to see you practising your addition skills. Lovely to see both do science and make shadow puppets.

Tom – Well done for your story. Great science work today, Tom. 🙂 Keep it up.

Persephonie – So wonderful to see your post on seesaw. Happy to see that you have been busy reading. Wonder which book is your favourite and you would want to recommend to your friends. Great maths work. 🙂

Igor – Lovely write up of your science experiment. I loved the shadows of the objects on the wall. The vehicle would be an opaque object. You are right that the opaque objects would make the darkest shadow. 🙂 Very impressed with the extra bit of science you did today, a true scientist! Tracing paper would be translucent as it will allow some light to pass through it, it is not transparent. Awesome maths and lovely spelling practise. I liked your story too. Igor, once you finish writing your story, please make sure you go over it and ensure that the whole of it makes sense.

Ella-Rose – Wow! Such an awesome puppet show! Loved it! I also liked your choice of translucent object. You did all the activities in Science today!!! What a great scientist! 🙂 Great work in maths too. Loved your paragraph on guinea pigs.

George – Lovely story, George and I liked that you clarified that Jaguar as in animal and not the car! 🙂

David – I loved your video presentation explaining the 3 different kinds of objects (transparent, opaque and translucent). I loved your example of translucent! 🙂 Well done for your story, times table practise and maths. Are you sure, you have understood the first 2 questions in maths? If yes, could you please explain your understanding of the questions to an adult in the house. If you are a bit unsure, I can explain it to you again. Please do let me know.

Lewis – Great to see your handwriting practise and subtraction skills. Let me know if you enjoyed reading that book. Well done, Lewis.

Natalie – Super maths work! What’s your answer for Q2? I could not see it written. Great cliff hanger at the end of your story! Well done for your science too.

Isaac – Loved the video of your shadow puppetry! It was amazing. 🙂 Lovely spelling and times table practise. Well done for doing maths from the home learning pack. Fab work on grammar too! I loved your illustration for the story that you are writing. It was great to read a part of Hooty story too!

Someone in Aspen has written an amazing story but has forgotten to put their name. Is it yours Maisy R? Lovely story whoever wrote it. Well done.

Keep it up, Year 3! You are doing great! Keep learning and keep posting.

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Thursday’s learning 18/6/20

PE: Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths: Click on the following link to watch the video of today’s lesson – Week 8 Lesson 4 – Problem solving with fractions.

You can download the corresponding work sheet here:

Answers to the work sheet!

English: Creative writing


Story starter!

Toby had thought the art gallery a boring place to visit. In fact, he had said as much to his mum as he trudged up the grand, stone steps to the entrance an hour earlier. “Mummmmm” he had complained, “I hate coming here. The animals never dooooo anything.”

Toby was now thinking he had been wrong. His jaw dropped and he stared in utter disbelief at the sight in front of him, pointing as water cascaded onto the floorboards from the painting containing a herd of elephants stampeding through the Ganges river. Toby could not believe his eyes: this trip was starting to get interesting…

Grab paper and a pencil and either continue the story or write your own…

Science: How are shadows formed?

This week, in science, we are going to study how shadows are formed.

We also need to revisit some new terms we learnt last week.

1. Transparent – Objects that let light pass through them or that are ‘see through’.

2. Translucent – Objects that allow only some light to pass through them.

3. Opaque – Objects that don’t allow any light to pass through them.

Look at the video links to learn more about shadows:

Shadow puppets:

Activity 1: Transparent, opaque or translucent?

Activity 2:

Pick an opaque, a transparent and a translucent (if available) object and try to form their shadows one by one on the wall. Do they all form a shadow? Which object has the clearest shadow? Explain your findings. You can write your explanation or make a video of you doing the experiment and explaining what’s happening or you can type it up!

This picture might help you to understand how to form a shadow of the object on the wall.

Activity 3: Fill in the gaps/ answer the questions.

Shadows are created when a source of __________________ shines on an object but the light is ______________________.

Transparent means ________________________________. 

Opaque means _____________________________________.

Translucent means __________________________________.

Which sort of objects make the darkest shadow? Transparent, opaque or translucent?


How can you change the size of a shadow?


Challenge: Have a go at creating your own puppet show! Look again at the link above for inspiration.

Happy learning! 🙂

Please remember to share your learning with us by uploading it on seesaw!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps