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Welcome to Mrs Hayes' Year 3 

Home Learning Page


Hello to my amazing Year 3 class and, of course, their amazing parents and carers.  I hope you are keeping safe and well during this difficult time.  As we cannot be together as the moment, I will be using this page to post learning activities and ideas for you to complete at home.   This will be updated every Monday and I will ensure there are activities and ideas to extend your imagination and your learning.

Please keep safe and look after each other

 heartMrs Hayesheart

Happy Easter Year 3

Happy Easter Year 3 1

Easter Fun

It is now the Easter holidays - have fun and keep safe


Easter word search - below is a selection of word searches with the answers.  Once you have completed some you could write one of your own.

Easter egg mindfulness colouring - below is a selection of mindfulness colouring, use these or make up some of your own.

Write an Easter poem, here is an idea:

Easter Kenning

Chocolate munching,

Egg searching,

Bunnies hopping,

Family fun.


Go to the website and:

- read about Easter traditions

- find some Easter activities to do with your family

-read the Easter story of Jesus' last week


Have an egg and spoon race in your garden - get an adult to help you (If you don't have any eggs try something else instead)


Lego - build Easter scenes with chicks and rabbits


Easter exercise and activity hunt - hide labels with things to do, such as 'Hop like a rabbit,' 'Quack like a duck,' or 'Jump 5 times' - ask an adult to help you




Spot the Egg - Can you find the Easter egg?

Spot the Egg - Can you find the Easter egg? 1

Home Learning weekly tasks

Each week you will be given:  a research task, some physical activities, a computer based activity, some reading, spellings and keywords, topic based research task, quick fire maths called 'Fluency in 5 minutes,' a TV programme to watch, a practical activity, a pencil and paper game, a mindfulness activity, an act of kindness called '40 Acts'


Every two weeks you will be given:  a creative writing task


Long term:  Creative Kickstart Homework


Links to useful websites can be found by scrolling down this page - under the heading 'Useful Links'

Home Learning week beginning 30th March 2020 - Welcome to the second week of home learning


Classroom Secrets - download a Home Learning pack with maths, reading, grammar, spelling and punctuation (see useful links below)

Daily news - you can watch 60 second news every day on Discovery Education 'Espresso' (see useful links below for login details)

Times Tables Rock Stars - keep going with your times tables practice (use your own username and password)

Research task - plan your own workout with at least 5 different exercises, for example, star jumps.  Don't forget to include a warm-up and cool down.

Physical activity - Joe Wicks daily workout at 9:00 on YouTube.  You could use some of his ideas to help you plan your own workout.

Computer based activity - use the Scratch instructions below to create a beautiful pattern (scroll down for Scratch instructions for this task) (Scratch website in Useful links)

Reading - Listen to a story, for example, 'Dr Seuss on the Loose,'  search on the World Book Day website (

Spellings:  This week please use some words from the 'Keywords and Common Exception words' and write some sentences using these words (scroll down to find 300 Key Words and Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words).  Look out for new spellings after the Easter holidays.

Topic based research - Anglo-Saxons.  Please find out what Anglo-Saxon homes were like, for example, you could produce a fact-file with information and labelled drawings.  A good website to use is:

Fluency in 5 minutes:

Monday -  6x8=     688+8=     82-10=     44 divided by 4=

Tuesday - 3x7=     2+149=     68-6=     32 divided by 8=

Wednesday - 3x9=     43+100=     513-2=     100 divided by 10=

Thursday - 2x1=     27+7=     10-6=     90 divided by 5=

Friday - 3x8=     18+2=     40-1=     21 divided by 3=

KIRFs - please scroll down to the Homework section below for Spring 2nd half KIRFs.  How is your 4x tables and division facts knowledge?  You could make up a poem to help learn them, for example

1 x 4

Children knocking at the door

TV - remind yourself of our Autumn term science by watching the videos on 'Rocks,'  go to Discovery Education and search Rocks (Discovery Education  - see useful links below)

Practical activity - Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden.  How fast can you complete it?  Health and Safety - keep safe and ask an adult to supervise.

Pencil and paper game - close your eyes and draw a picture, choosing something simple like a house to start with.  Then get more adventurous!

Mindfulness activity - Walk around your house or garden in silence and notice all the things around you, for example, pick up and look carefully at stones in your garden or look closely at the flowers.

40 Acts of Kindness - Write a note to someone, for example,

Dear Year 3,

I am missing you all so much.  I hope you are all well and keeping safe

love from Mrs Hayes xx

Creative Writing - Please continue the diary activity you started last week (scroll down to find details under the heading 'Creative Writing Task')

Creative Kickstart - make an Anglo-Saxon shield (information previously sent home)

Charanga - Please log into Charanga and sing a song, such as 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley.



Previous weekly diary:
9th March  (British Science Week) - the theme of our science this week is 'Our Diverse Planet' and we are going to find out about journeys to Antarctica.  We are also going to find out about the penguins of Antarctica and discover where else in the world penguins live.  
2nd March  - we are all very excited about our Forest School outing on Thursday afternoon.  We are continuing to create paintings of the special meal we planned in Religious Education.  
24th February - this week we are planning a special meal in Religious Education.  In art we are going to use watercolours to paint our special meal.
10th February - in science we are investigating magnets, and we have planned these investigations in small groups.  In history we are finding out about the Roman calendar.
3rd February - we are going to write messages in Anglo-Saxon runes and ask our classmates to decipher them.  Our science will be taking place in the car park and photographs will be added to the gallery. 
27th January - we are continuing to write poems in English.  We will be using Roman numerals to decorate a clock face in art and will be inspired in PE with an exciting winter sport dance.
20th January - In English we are writing a form of poetry from Japan called haikus.  The children are looking forward to dance, which is inspired by fairground attractions like rollercoasters and haunted houses!  
13th January - We are writing an alternative ending to the story of Aladdin, following our exciting Panto trip last week.  In computing we are planning our 'Scratch' animations, and maths is an important life skill - adding and subtracting money.
6th January 2020 - Welcome back.  This week Year 3 are doing an exciting art topic called 'Creature in Amber', using glass pebbles.  We are learning about different types of poems and thinking carefully about how to show respect.  On Friday we have celebrating this by bringing home a Respect Card.

16th December - we are looking forward to Christmas Crafts, Team Treats and the Celebration Assembly

9th December - Dance is going well, please see the gallery for our poses!  We are excited about trying the Gold Challenge in Music, where we will accompany 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley with the glockenspiel.

2nd December 2019 - we are all looking forward to the Christmas production 'I'm Gonna Shine!'  We are writing exciting stories based on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt.

Keystage 2 - Year 3 Curriculum


Year 3 pupils are taught a wide variety of subjects from the New Curriculum and are assessed throughout the year against milestone 2. Throughout lower key stage 2 they will be assessed using a basic, advancing or deep understanding of their learning, using the milestone criteria.


What subjects do we cover?

• English: Writing, Reading and Communication
• Mathematics: To know and use numbers, multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape,    position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
• Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
• Art and Design Technology
• Computing
• Music
• History
• Geography
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Personal development and Citizenship, including our school Christian Values.
• MFL- French


Although there are all these discrete subjects, many are taught through a themed approach through a range of exciting topics and themes throughout the school year. In the Year 3 Class, our Christian school values are deeply embedded and every day we discuss our belief of the day which links to our focused Christian value for the half term.

Key Class information, including homework


  • Pupils are reminded to change their reading books every morning
  • Please send in a PE kit on a Monday and we will send it home every Friday for washing
  • Spelling Test – Monday (Results sent home on Friday in Home School Record Book)
  • Change library books – every Thursday
  • Multiplication/Division tests – Thursday (Results sent home on Friday in Home School Record Book)
  • Reading Homework – please read with your child at least 3 times a week (Checked every Friday)
  • KIRFs – Key Instant Recall Facts (Maths – one sheet is sent home each half-term and children are tested at the end of each half-term)
  • Creative Kickstart Homework – one piece of creative homework each half-term, details and hand-in dates will be sent out at the beginning of each half-term

KIRFs - Key Instant Recall Facts are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the mathematics work in school.  They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.  Each half term, children will be assessed in their year group's KIRF.


Creative Kickstart - this is given out at the beginning of each half term with details and hand-in date
Useful Links

A selection of poems written by Year 3 - haikus and kennings

Class Gallery

Science Week - March

St David's Day - wear something yellow

St David's Day - wear something yellow 1

Viking Runes Tile (February)

'Car Park' Science (February 2020)

Clock faces using Roman numerals

'Creature in Amber' - art project using glass pebbles (January 2020)

Year 1 and Year 3 learning together (December 2019)


The children made a tin foil boat and predicted how many coins it would hold.  They placed their boat in water and kept adding coins until the boat sank.  Using what they had observed from their first design, they made a second tin foil boat and checked whether they had improved the design.



1st - the best boat held 230 coins

2nd - the second best boat held 108 coins

3rd - the third best boat held 100 coins

Buoyancy (December 2019)



Help!  We are treasure hunting in South America and one of our party needs urgent medical attention as a poisonous spider has bitten them.  We have no means of getting across the Amazon River to the hospital.  We have lollipop sticks and elastic bands, so we are building a message-sending catapult.

Catapult making (December 2019)

Dance - Strike a Pose! (December 2019)

All ready for the Christmas show! (December 2019)

Cooking Mince Pies (December 2019)

Forest School (September 2019)