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Year 3

8th June

Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page!

I hope that you're all following the guidance to keep safe and well.  It's now the second half of the summer term and we are continuing to make sure the work we are planning for you has some structure.  We are still linking the tasks in with the BBC daily lessons wherever we can so follow the link to these on the 'Online links' section.

Our class  BLOG is a safe way for us to keep in touch with each other.  Log on to Purple Mash, select the green "Sharing" icon and then "Shared Blogs" on the top of the menu bar and choose our Y1 class blog.  We would like everybody to blog at least once a week so we can see what you've been up to and check you are all OK.  Full instructions for how to blog are here.

Best Wishes and stay safe,

Miss Ashley :) 

Meet your new teacher!

Miss Ashley and Miss Barker will be setting up group zoom meetings with other children in your class! It will be a chance to chat with each other before September. Please ensure you have access to zoom and you will get a text message to give you details of the meeting.  You will receive a Year 4 Newsletter from school but you can also view it by clicking on the link above.

Information for parents/carers

Celebration Assembly - Parents Welcome! | St John's PrimaryRemember to look out for the text link to our Friday celebration assemblies.  What a great opportunity for us all to virtually gather together! (sign up to zoom for free so you can join in.)  You can also view our assemblies on the blog page of Purple mash


PE Lessons & Cross-Curricular Active Learning in Schools | imoves

Funky Pilates with imoves 

Here are just some of the benefits of pilates exercise: Improve motor skills, improve physical literacy, become more mindful, strengthen the core, manage moods .... Follow the 'Funky Pilates ' link and get moving!


Let's Talk About Racea helpful video for children to watch, which discusses what racism is. The story 'Let’s Talk about Race' is also read aloud.  The killing of a black man by a white police officer in America has sparked worldwide protests about racisim.   At BSM we say "NO!" to racisim. We provide a calm, caring and stimulating environment, where children learn through a wide variety of experiences.  Our children are taught to value and respect the diversity of religions, cultures and customs and to value one another... We are one big family where EVERYONE IS SPECIAL. 


Cartoon pencil writing clipart – Gclipart.com

Do you need some motivation and inspiration for writing?   Quick-fire write for KS2 children will get that pen writing!  Have a go at the weekly short writing challenges - perfect for home learning and practising those important writing skills.

Online Satefy.

Leeds Prevent: Online Safety Information for Parents

'With many of our children currently off school and staying home due to COVID 19 the potential for online exploitation will be at its highest.
Although rare, there is a risk that with increased online activity, feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited. An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.' 
Click on the Leeds Prevent link above for more essential information.

It is so important that your children are using the internet safely, especially  at this time. Here is another link to some online activities and advice on this.  The 'safer schools' app also has lots of information to help you with this.


Do you want some more maths problem solving activities for your child? Extra addition and subtraction for Y1, Y2 & Y3   Multiplication and division for Y2 & Y3 from Dig1t Maths.  

Do you have younger children at home?  Here is an ebook that is a helpful way to explain and discuss corona virus. The Scared Gang Have to Stay at Home

Free Home Learning Resources  CGP educational books have some offers and free worksheets for Y1 -Y6 available through their website.  Click on the link for more information.

Ideas and things to do

Activities that don't need a computer

Remember to get outdoors whilst the weather is lovely. Can you find any plants from your garden (or on your daily walk)? Can you see any animals/insects? If you do then you could draw them in as much detail as possible and send in a picture of your work.

Keep reading and writing as much as possible! Can you write about a character in your book? Maybe write a letter to your favourite character...

Try out a new skill: sewing, cooking, sports, tying shoelaces, telling the time, dancing are some examples. (You may already be able to do some of these, if so think of some new skills you could have a go with).

First News

Keep up-to-date with current affairs! Click on the links to read the news:

Current News: 10-16th July 2020

First News Headline: Should I Stay or Should I Go?  

Comprehensions: L1, L2, L3 

Puzzles: L1, L2, L3 

Big First News Quiz of the Year:           Test your knowledge on the following subjects:  Animal news, Science news, Sport news, World news, UK news, Arts & Entertainment news, plus a 'Cracy but True!' section.


Last week's news: First News Headline: Could COVID-19 Cure the Climate Crisis?  Debate (level 3): After the lockdown, should more be done to tackle air pollution? Comprehensions: L1, L2, L3 Puzzles: L1, L2, L3 Quizes: L1, L2, L3 

Online links

Here are some great links to  help you. There are plenty more links on the 'more links' tab under 'School Closure information'.

From 20th April the BBC are providing home learning resources online and on the red button on your TV.  Follow this link.

Oak National Academy are also providing online English, maths and a range of topic lessons.  Even a weekly assembly is accessible, each Thursday!

Click here for KS2 information about how the internet works.

Here is a link to some activities related to the Tokyo Olympics.

Here is a link to the BBC BItesize website where there are lots and lots of information, videos and tasks and for most subjects of the curriculum.

I will set work on Purplemash for children to complete, as they usually do for their homework.

Classdojo can be a platform where you can update me on the things you are getting up to at home. Feel free to upload images with information about what you are doing.

TTRockstar show me how much you can improve your Times Table skills- can you become a rockstar?

During this time, Joe Wicks is holding    LIVE PE LESSONS every Monday-Friday from 9am on his Youtube Channel. Children, get moving and have fun!

Watch BBC Newsround regularly to keep up to date with the news and discuss what you watch with an adult. There are also lots of articles to read. Highlight any vocabulary that you are unsure of. You can also read the online 'First News' by clicking on the links below.

Keep in touch

Please use our class blogging page on    Purple mash to keep in touch.  It's a great way we can all keep in contact with each other.

English Tasks

Learning challenges for W/C 6.7.20 & 13.7.20: 

Legends and stories are full of mythical creatures and fantastic beasts.  Have fun with this mythical creature mix-up: Unicorns Uncovered.

Home-school English Booklets - Talk for Writing


Here are some activities to complete based on the Y3/4 statutory spellings. 

Spellings activity mat

Work booklet

Maths Tasks

From now on we are going to be using White Rose Maths week by week.  From Wk 3 these should link in with the BBC lessons.

Learning challenges for W/C 6.7.20 & 13.7.20: 

Summer term week 11: Mass, Capacity & Statistics

lesson 1 and answers

lesson 2 and answers

lesson 3 and answers

lesson 4 and answers

Summer term week 12: Mass, capacity & statistics

lesson 1 and answers

lesson 2 and answers

lesson 3 and answers

lesson 4 and answers

Summer term week 10 (29.6.20): Angles, shape & time  lesson 1 and answers  lesson 2 and answers  lesson 3 and answers  lesson 4 and answers

There are 4 lessons and a Friday challenge that you should complete. It makes sense to try to complete one maths lesson each day.

Practical Task/Problem solving: Supermarket Weights!

'Other' Tasks

Learning challenges for W/C 22.6.20 - 29.6.20: 

Oak National Academy full lessons: What make up the weather?

Why does the UK have wild weather?

On Purple Mash You have various tasks '2do'.  Please login to complete.

Are you missing your Friday music sessions? Click on the links below, as Mrs Rivers has some lessons for you!

Lesson 3

Lesson 2.  

Lesson 1.Free Free Singing Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art ...


Send your pictures to superheroes@burleystmatthias.co.uk

Let us know what you've been up to and check out what's going on at Superhero school on the special tab.

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health has never been so important! I have linked below some guided meditation scripts to try, maybe find some peaceful music to play whilst doing this.

Letting go of Worries

Spring Renewal

Deep Breathing Meditation

Bucket of Kindness

Here are some resources that may also be useful for you to use:

How I can look after myself

Mood measure

My happy place

Things I like about myself

Worry dolls 

I hope these can help you at this time! 

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