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Year 3 Online Learning

 Welcome to the Year 3 Online Learning page            

Happy New Year.  Not the start we were hoping for! We have added the daily timetable we will be following in school. Please continue to read daily and practise times tables. We are hoping to support some of their learning with recorded lesson inputs featuring the Year 3 Teachers. These will be uploaded to SEESAW. Please continue to upload work to seesaw where we can value it. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Monday Maths English & Spellings French
Tuesday  Maths English & Spellings Computing
Wednesday Maths English & Spellings Science
Thursday Maths English & Spellings Geography
Friday Maths English & Spellings Art


Spring Term 1 Week 2


This half term our English work will be based around the book 'Jeremy Button' by Jennifer Uman.

You can see the book being read by clicking on the image. 

You can read through the book yourself by clicking here.

This week we will be creating a poem with the theme of Jemmy's voyage across the ocean. As well as the instructions on our webpage you will each have been sent a selection of videos on SeeSaw to help explain the tasks.  


Today we are collecting vocabulary that we can use later in our poem. Look at the video and listen to the sounds, you may wish to scroll ahead a few times as the video is very long and the scenes change so you can see lots of different, ‘under the sea,’ images.

You can also use the page in the story from Jemmy’s crossing to help gather ideas. I want you to use your senses to gather lots of descriptive vocabulary.

Think about how Jemmy is feeling crossing the ocean. Is it warm or cold, windy or wet? What can you see in the world below? What does the ocean sound like?

I have made a template for you to use and there are some ideas to get you started. 

 Now that you have many great words, we are going to organise them into word classes. You can use the template or draw your own to organise your words into adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs.

If it looks like you have an empty box, this is a good point to think of some more words in that particular class.

You can also use this session to upscale some of your language by using a thesaurus to improve a boring adjective. You can find a thesaurus online or if you are using a laptop, select your word and press ‘shift+F7’ and alternate words come up on the right of your screen. Remember to check that the words still make sense in the same context.


Challenge: Can you use your new vocabulary to improve this poem?




 Our poem will have a chorus that is going to repeat between verses. Much like our Halloween poem, we are going to challenge ourselves to keep to a set number of syllables for each line.

You can choose the number of syllables in your line but they must stay the same for each line of the chorus. Here is an example, I have used eight syllables in each of my lines. It is trickier than it looks, have a go at making two lines and challenge yourself to a third or fourth, they don’t have to rhyme although I have given it a go.




Today we are going to have a go at writing the verses for our poem. These do not need to be a set length or rhyme but we are going to use different word classes to be descriptive.

Decide on one of your nouns from Tuesday.

Use an adjective to describe this noun.

Then take a verb to show what this noun might be doing and use an adverb to describe the action.

I have built an example here.

Have a go at writing two or three verses, but you can write as many as you like. Try and keep each verse to a theme much like we would with a paragraph. For example Jemmy’s thoughts on being on the ship, the world under the sea, the weather on the crossing. 



 Today is an opportunity to publish your poem. You can do this any way you like; you can write a neat copy with a creative boarder, you can type a copy and find suitable images online, you can perform your poem and upload it to SeeSaw, you can even challenge yourself to learn a verse and a chorus.

We look forward to reading, and listening to all of your poems. 





 Please ask your child which adult did their spelling test and give the matching spellings. If you are unsure, please email us. Spelling tests take place on Tuesday and new spellings are issued on Wednesdays.

Ms Piddington Mrs Robbins Mrs Chance & Ms Jones

Focus - ir







Exception word - wild

Focus - adding ing to words doubling the consonant

run - running

hop - hopping

sit - sitting

skip - skipping

step - stepping

grip - gripping

shut - shutting

win - winning



Focus - adding the prefix before the root word





















Please follow the link to explore Oxford Owl. It includes a range of coloured spot books that match those that children read in school. If your child is a free reader, please encourage them to continue choosing books to read from home.


This week, we are continuing to look at multiplication and division. Please watch the videos on seesaw and see the examples below to see which method we would like the children to use. 

No exchanging:                                                          Exchanging:


Mrs Chance's Set
Monday - Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit (teen numbers) Activity
Tuesday - Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit  (no exchange) Activity
Wednesday - Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit (exchanging) Activity
Thursday  - Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit (exchanging) Activity
Friday - Consolidation check and challenge




Ms Jones's Set


Monday - Multiply 2 digit by 1 digit (exchanging)

Activity 1

Tuesday - Problems 2 digit by 1 digit (exchanging)

Activity 2

Wednesday - Written multiplication problems

Because it is a word document click 'view' and then 'edit document' to correct the format.

Activity 3

Thursday - Multiplication mastery questions

Activity 4

Friday - Fruit tray mixed problems

Activity 5


Every week we test TTRockstars and set children the next times table. In order to pass the table, children need to complete the whole sheet in 3 minutes with less than 3 errors. Please find the practise sheets below. They are in the order of completion:

x10 Table    x5Table     x2Table    x2/5/10Table    x3Table    x4Table     x8Table     x3/4/8Table

x6Table       x7Table        x9Table     x11Table   x12Table    Masters


 Week 1 - Pushes and Pulls

Resource 1

Resource 2 

Resource 3


Week 2 - Faster and slower

Resource 1


Week 3 - Scrapyard Challenge

Resource 1

Resource 2


Week 4 - Magnet Strength

Resource 1


Week 5 - Magnetic Poles

Resource 1

Resource 2

Resource 3

Week 6 - Marvellous Magnets

Resource 1

Resource 2

Resource 3

Resource 4



Key question: Which biome is the easiest to live in?

 We are improving our knowledge and understanding of four biomes and we will be able to identify, describe compare and evaluate them.

Lesson 1: Where in the world is South America and what is it like?

Can you find South America on a map of the world? You can now use these maps to locate the continents and oceans bordering South America and label them on your blank map. Can you now use the maps to label any human and physical features like capital cities, mountain ranges, deserts, rainforests and rivers?

Lesson 2: Where in South America is Peru and what is it like?

Can you locate Peru using key vocabulary including its position within South America, bordering countries and oceans?

Looking at a map of the world can you plot and plan a journey from the UK to Peru. Don’t forget to use compass points to show directions and make sure you mention countries and oceans you cross.

Lesson 3: Human and Physical features

Can you annotate a blank Peru map with human and physical features, time zones, cities, climate zones, Amazon source and the course it runs?

Lesson 4: Population

Have a go at organising these biomes into a diamond nine, depending on how well populated the biomes are. Start with the one you think is the most populated at the top and least at the bottom. Then decide how you will organize the next three rows.

Lesson 5: Biomes

Which biome covers most of Peru?

Look at the biome and climate maps and decide which biome covers most of Peru.

Can you define what the words biome and climate mean?


computing (SCRATCH)

Week 1  This half term we will be using scratch again to code. Click the link here to download Scratch Online.  Watch the video clip on seesaw to help you. Then have a go at making your own square. Can you make different sizes and colours? 
Week 2 If you have saved last week's work, then you need to open that and edit it as needed. Watch the second video on seesaw. You will make a pattern using your 'square sequence' as well as using a 'repeat' command (algorithm). 
Week 3 Can you work out how to make a triangle? Using the code blocks you used to make a square, can you change the code to make an equilateral  triangle? The inside angle is 60 degrees and the outside angle is 120 degrees. Can you make a pattern again? Can you change the colour of each triangle?
Week 4

Can you make a new program that makes a pentagon and hexagon? What patterns can you make? You will need the angles below:


Week 5 
Week 6



When using the PowerPoints, make sure you put it onto 'slideshow' and turn up the volume.

Week 1 - Meet my family




Week 2 - My pets

Activity 1

Activity 2

Week 3 - Body Parts


Activity 1

Activity 2

Week 4 - Numbers to 30



Activity 1 

Activity 2

Week 5 -  Meet and greet

Activity 1 

Activity 2

Week 6 - Months of the year

                Days of the week


Activity 1

 Week 7 - Colours


Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3




Lesson 1

The ‘strange men’ in the story are important scientists from London. They didn’t have the internet or many opportunities to share photographs so they would have sketched many of the interesting things that they found.

While out walking or in your garden can you find either an object or a view of interest to sketch.

We would normally be focusing on using shade and focusing on shape in our sketching this half term so here is a short tutorial to give you a few tips.  





Lesson 2

The strange gentlemen would have taken the time to photograph something special, so this week we are having a photograph competition. You can upload one photograph each. The photograph can be either of an object or a view but it must relate to the sea or a journey across water. All Entries must be uploaded by Friday 15th January. Mrs Fripp will be given the unnamed photographs to judge. Good luck!

Lesson 3

This week we would like you to recreate a page from the story so far. You do not have to draw the page as it appears in the book, you may wish to draw your own version of a jungle scene or a world under the sea. You can look through the book here.

Here are some examples we have created in class.

You can use any medium you would like; coloured pens, pencils, paints, crayons or you may wish to continue developing your pencil sketching?

Lesson 4

This week we are going to recreate the scene of London using collage. Ask a grown up for any spare materials you may have, this can be old magazines, newspapers, dust cloths, clothes, recycled material from boxes, cartons etc and use them to create your own city. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Lesson 5

This term we would usually be following a printing project a little like the one we did for our Christmas cards. This week we would like you to experiment with printing with different textures to make an effect. We will be recreating an image from Jemmy’s journey across the ocean and need to make a textured background. Ask a grown up to help you find something you can have a go at printing with. An old sponge or scrunched up dishcloth works well. You can use more than one object to create different effects.

Now you need to decide on something more solid that you can use to make a stamp of a sea creature. We will be using foam sheets stuck onto some thick card but you can use anything that will hold the paint and leave a solid print. Polystyrene from packaging will work, thick card, or a cut up potato. Have a go at cutting out different shapes and experimenting with how much paint to use and how detailed your stamp needs to be to be effective.  

Lesson 6

Once you have experimented with creating different textures and effects with various materials you can decide on a final design for your, ‘under the sea,’ page.

Create your background with your lighter scrunched up materials and then using your stamp to add detail. Don’t forget to show us when you are done!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.