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Mrs Heeley and Mrs Bray will continue to renew the homework challenges. If you would like any help or would like to contact us during this school closure, please use our school email and we will get back to you ASAP.  and  

Mrs Bray has also sent all the children an email via Purple Mash and if they would like to send a message back please get them to log on.




  • Using the spellings from this week, create a story. It can be anything type of story. Don't forget to use adjectives, adverbs, fronted adverbials, conjunctions and paragraphs.
  • Word of the day: ancient.


  • Magic number: 435.
  • Complete the times table check.



This term we would have been focusing on inspirational people from the past. This week I'd like you to learn about Martin Luther King. I have included a comic book style story below for you to read. Once you've found out about him, talk to someone. What made him so inspiring?



Look at the picture below. What is happening? Where are they? What might happen next? What are they both thinking? What are they feeling? Would you like to be there? Why/why not?




  • Word of the day: passage.
  • Keep practising those spellings and try the pyramid challenge.



  • The magic number is 360.
  • Continue to practise your 7s and have a go at the challenge below. 


  • Research Andy Warhol. Can you recreate a piece of art in the same style?




  • Write a review for a book you've recently read. What was it about? Was it fiction or non-fiction? Who is the author? Do you know anything about them? Would you recommend it to your friends? Why/why not?
  • Word of the day: abandon. Can you write the definition, use it in a sentence, think of some synonyms (words that have a similar meaning) and antonmys (words that have the opposite meaning).
  • Practise your handwriting.


  • The number of the day is 159. Repeat the same method from the previous days.
  • Practise those 7s still and have a go at completing the puzzle.



  • Can you create a map of the area you live? This only needs to be a few streets nearby. You could go on a walk first and make a note of all the street names, count houses, note down important landmarks (e.g. church) and even plot bus stops, rubbish bins etc. If you don't fancy a walk try google maps to help you.





  • Think of a place you've been on holiday or a place you've visited in a book. Can you design a travel poster for the location.
  • Practise your handwriting. Use the sheet below.
  • keep learning your spellings.


  • Magic number of the day is 225, do what you did yesterday. A copy can be downloaded below.
  • Keep practising your 7 times tables.



  • Choose your favourite song. Why do you like it? Do you enjoy the lyrics? Is it the melody? The instruments used? Explain to someone or write a brief paragraph explaining you choice.



Home learning 01.06.20


We hope you’ve enjoyed half term and made the most of the spectacular weather we are having. From this week we will commence with providing home learning on a weekly basis. We will upload work onto the website directly, continue to select PurpleMash activities and links to website which are aiming to support pupils/parents for the foreseeable future.


  1. Write a story about the picture 



 Use the following questions to help you plan:

  • Who is the story about?
  • Where is the story set?
  • What happened?
  • Why did it happen?
  • How will it be resolved?


2. Practise your handwriting using the provided printable sheet.

3. Look at the word of the day and complete the following:


4.Look at the spelling list. Can you write a definition for each word? Don’t forget to practise them and test yourself at the end of the week.




This week I thought it would be nice to try something new and I will be providing you will a number of the day.  I would like you to complete the following with each number:


I’d also like you to practise your 7 times tables and complete the activities below:



Optical illusions. Check out the printable sheet on optical illusions. Isn't amazing what our eyes can do?


Websites to support home learning


I will put links to websites which you may find useful to use as an alternative to the above,  or if

things are going well and/or you need extra work. Provides daily lessons. games linked to key areas of the curriculum. a selection of videos, games and activities. This site has a downloadable activity booklet, with answers included. It is also mobile phone friendly. a range of resources.



This week's theme is Fairy tales. I hope you enjoy but again only do what you can and don’t feel like everything has to be completed.



The activities below can also be completed on PurpleMash if you’d prefer to work on the computer.

  • Hans Christian Andersen wrote several fairy tales, many of which you’ll be familiar. Write a fact file all about him. Don’t forget to include: his most famous stories, where and when he was born/died, where he got his inspiration from, maybe a moral from one of his stories, your favourite story and why you recommend it.
  • Create your own fairy tale. Remember to include: a title, characters with lots of description, the setting, the plot; with a beginning, middle and end.
  • Watch the following film
  • Create a dialogue between the two shoe makers. Don’t forget to use “” and a new line for a new speaker.



This week the focus is fractions again. As before work through a day at a time.

I placed the link to BBC Bitesize this week, as the White Rose site is no longer providing worksheets. You will also find links to English and topic based work. If you’d like to look at these please do.



  • Design and if possible create your very own edible house. Just like the one found in Hansel and Gretel. What will you make the walls out of? Will it be sweet or savoury?
  • In Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks sits on all the chairs. Find a chair and sketch it. Can you draw in 3D using blending and shading to show depth and perspective?
  • Create a 3D forest picture, like the one you might find in Little Red Riding Hood. Use twigs, leaves and other materials found outside. You could even add in a wolf if you’d like.








This week's theme is ‘The Circus’. I know many of you have been before or if not will have possibly watched The Greatest Showman. Use these experiences to help with your learning this week. I hope you enjoy but again only do what you can and don’t feel like everything has to be completed.



The activities below can also be completed on PurpleMash if you’d prefer to work on the computer.

  • Imagine you are a clown for the day, what will you get up to? What will you look like? What might you be thinking?
  • Using the images attached choose one and then describe what is happening. Think about using adjectives, adverbs, conjunction and fronted adverbials.
  • Create a poster for the circus coming to Mansfield. Remember to include when, where and what attractions will be there. The aim is to encourage people to come so make sure its colourful, bright and has detailed information.


This week the focus is on multiplying and dividing. Please work through each lesson a day at a time.

As a bonus can you create your own times table song. I’d love to see/hear these if possible so do email them over to me.



  • Design and create your own juggling ball. I’ve attached some criteria to follow and a design sheet.
  • Can you make a Big Top tent? There are lots of ideas on the internet but here are a few pictures to give you some ideas.




Why not have a look at Cosmic Kids Yoga and complete Pedro Penguin goes to the Fun Fair.




Home Learning 4/05/20


This weeks theme is 'Outerspace' which I know a lot of our children are interested in. There will be plenty of things for the children to do on purple mash so please continue to look at that. 



-  Write a report of one or more of the planets.  Think about the types of sub headings that you can write under. 

- Write a story about the day you went to space.

- Write a diary entry of an astronaut.



- Complete the Mars the red planet reading comprehension. 

- Read the power point on Apollo 13. 



- Complete the Year 3 mental arithmetic space themed sheets. 

- Complete the space themed multiplication sheets.

Like last week work through the lessons a day at a time. 



- Have a go at drawing all the different planets.

- Write about all the different planets. 

- Can you create a planet using your artistic skills, this could be through drawing, painting, model making or paper mache. 


Home Learning week commencing 27/04/20


From this week going forward, we are going to be providing home learning based on a different theme each week. The theme for this week is 'The jungle' which is very useful as we've already covered a topic on rainforests. We will continue to put a link to White Rose/Bitesize for maths. Don't forget to check out Purple Mash if you want any extra work or would prefer to do the work set on there. I am updating it weekly with new tasks. 



  • Using the word mat can you create a poem to describe the jungle/rainforest?
  • Watch ‘How the Tiger got his stripes’ Discuss what sort of story it is – folktale. Choose your own animal from the rainforest. Recreate your own story of 'How the ... got his/her...' Research your animal first and make list of features including the animals habitat. When it comes to writing your story don't forget to include interesting adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Complete the Roald Dahl's  Propsposterous Plants worksheet. 




Maths Like last week, work through these lessons a day at a time.

We hope you’ve all had a safe and lovely Easter break with lots of chocolate eggs. As this is what would have been the start of summer term 1, we will now begin uploading activities each day for you to complete when you can. Please don’t feel pressured to complete them all. They’re here to help support you and give you some ideas. 
We will also set tasks on Purple Mash each week covering a range of subjects. 

Home Learning Week commencing 20/04/20


Topic- This term we would be learning about the Romans. This week research Rome and create a fact file all about it. This can also be completed on Purple Mash if you’d prefer to use a computer. 

Maths-  Why not practise your 4 times tables using the following song from YouTube

White Rose have teamed up with BBC Bitesize and will be uploading lesson presentations and activities to complete each week. Below is a link to this weeks unit, Fractions. Please work through one lesson each day. The activity and answers are both available to download.


English- Work through this unit all week. We don't expect this to be completed in one day so take your time. We will not upload any other English work for the rest of the week, so just complete the attached booklet.

English unit- Trolls

Home learning challenge





Have a look at the art activities and choose one of these to have a go at. This is the PDF at the bottom of the page that says sketchbook work.  



Please continue to learn your spellings at home. Put these words into sentences.  Who can make the most interesting sentence using as many of the words? 



Write a story about finding an Egyptian tomb.  What do you find? Who do you go with? Remember to include a beginning, middle and ending.  Think about how you are opening your sentences and remember to use paragraphs to separate your ideas.  
















Create a Fortnite character: draw it, make it out of play-doh, paint it, make it out of lego, or any other method you would like. Once you have done this can you describe it? Write a few paragraphs explaining what they look like and what they can do, including any crazy dance move.


Make your own maths treasure hunt. Think about everything you already know and use this. 


In a space or outside complete: 30 jumping jacks and rest for 30 seconds, run on the spot for one minute and rest, 10 press ups and rest, hop on each leg for 30 seconds each and finally 20 squats. Repeat 3 times.


If possible log in to Purple Mash and finish your Egyptian maze. Log in details can be obtained from the office.

Home Learning Challenges: Printable

Reading at home

Reading at home 1

Reading is so important and we need you to keep reading at home. 

Please fill in your child's reading diary every time you listen to them read. 

Get the children to write book reviews of the books that they have read.

Take pictures of your children reading in silly places and stick them in to their reading diaries. 

Put a television series on and get them to read the sub titles. 

We can not stress how important it is to read at home! 


Art Skills for Year 3/4

This half term we are going to be focusing on writing about the Egyptian Gods. We are going to be writing non-fiction information based on this topic.  We are also going to be writing our own Egyptian poems (acrostic, haiku and rhyming poems)  



In maths, we will be continuing to focus on Fractions. Measures, Multiplication and Division.   Please continue to learn your times tables at home. The children also need to make sure that they are forming all their numbers correctly.  



Our topic this term will continue to be based on the Egyptians and finding out about Tutankhamun.  We will be finding out about where in history the Egyptians happened and talking about the changes that have happened over time. The children will be investigating the mystery of King Tut and questioning what might have caused his death. 



This half tern we will be looking at ‘Desert Life’. The children will be learning about the different habitats of animals living within the desert and the types of animals that live there also. 



PE is on a Thursday and Friday.  We are looking at Dance this term.  The children will be learning all about Rock and Roll and developing their own routines.   Whilst the weather is cool we will be doing the lessons in the hall.  The children must make sure that they have suitable PE clothes with them on both these days.  We recommend that the children bring their PE kit in to school and leave it so that they don’t forget it.



Children will receive their spellings every Friday and will be tested the following Friday. Children who get 8, 9 or 10 spellings will receive a full merit. The child will be told their score before their next spelling test.  We have tested the children on their spellings in class and from these assessments we have given the children spellings which they are not always spelling accurately.  The children need to not only spell the words correctly in the test but also within their writing. We thank you for your help and support with this as it is an area which we are targeting.


Achievement Award




We will be continuing to improve on the attendance and hope that your children come to school every day as this helps with their learning.  Please also try and make sure that they arrive on time at 8:40 am and are picked up at the end of the school day.  


Home and School Relationship

Those children who are reading at home are making a lot of progress in school which is fantastic. We do look through your child’s reading book to check that they are reading at home. Please could either you or your child make a note in their diary when you have read. We are thankful for all the support you give us in school. Please continue to come and see one of the team with any worries or concerns at the end of the day. We also thank you again for the hard work that you are putting in at home for the children’s homework. The children’s homework books look amazing. We do really appreciate all of your hard work and efforts and it is gratefully received in class. Just a reminder that the Egyptian homework does not have to be handed in until Wednesday 1st April.

Class 3's Amazing Work

Class 3's Amazing Work 1
Class 3's Amazing Work 2
Class 3's Amazing Work 3
If you would like a paper copy of any of the information below please let us know and we will be happy to provide one free of charge.

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 3 Expectations Booklet for parents

Reading at home guidance

Our Key Dates: 


Break up for half term: Friday 

Inset Day: Monday 30th October

Children come back to school: Tuesday 31st October

Parents Evening: 14th and 15th November

Christmas activity morning at church: Tuesday 5th December  

Our Plan for the Year

Autumn Term Plan and Coverage

Autumn Newsletter

Eight Times Table Song (Cover of All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor)

Mr. DeMaio and friends cover All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor in this fun multiplication video that can be used to help you memorize your eight times table! Have fun learning the 8's while singing along to your favorite song! Music Composed by Mike DeMaio, Mike Vadas, and Aaron Santoro with additional vocals provided by Corey Markowitz.

Two Times Table Song (Cover of Rude by MAGIC!) with Classroom Instruments

Mr. DeMaio and friends rock out to a new multiplication song for the two times tables over the hit song Rude by MAGIC! Learn your 2x table facts in this fun video for children that uses familiar tunes to teach important math content. Enjoy.