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*** Week 3 Update ***

Happy Friday Year 3,


So, we are now at the end of week three. The weather has been gorgeous this week so I hope you have managed to enjoy it and do lots of activities outside. It has been so nice to hear from lots of you again this week through our class email or through the comments you leave me on Purple Mash. The work which I've received certainly seem to indicate that you aren't letting your standards drop just because we are not in the classroom together and you are working so incredibly hard. I don’t know how many times I’ve said it year 3, but I’m going to say it again, I am unbelievable proud of you! Keep up all your fantastic learning at home.  


Remember there is more to learning than just English and maths, why not try to do one, or some, of the following:

  • Make a den and have an indoor camping day.
  • Do some baking or cooking.
  • Do an art or crafting project.
  • Have a film night.
  • Download an indoor or garden scavenger hunt.
  • Go to an online concert or visit a virtual zoo and have some AR animals in your home!
  • Make a rainbow for one of the windows of your house: a sign of hope and love.
  • Make up a game and play it with your family.
  • Sing a song
  • Do some of the Lego challenges.

Come up with some better ideas and share with us! I would love to see some photos or to hear from you.


We are still here to support you and we would really like you to look after your wellbeing as well as help you with your learning.

Well done everybody. Stay safe, be kind, keep smiling and look after everybody.


Love from the Year 3 team – Mr E and Mrs Wood



Starting today is a Sumdog math contest for schools across Leeds. I have entered our class into this contest to see how we compete against other classes throughout our city. The contest runs until Thursday 30th April. So let’s get competing and see how we do! Details of how it works are below.

How it works

To take part, the children will just need to simply play Sumdog's maths games. Scores are based on accuracy, and questions tailored to each children’s level - so everyone has a fair chance.

Rewards for children

As a reward for taking part, each child who answers 100 questions will receive an item for their Sumdog House.


Try to encourage as many of the class as possible to get onto Sumdog and answer questions, so that we have the best possible chance of winning.


Week 3 Quiz

1. How many quarters are equivalent to one half?

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

2. Which fractions are equivalent to 4/8

A. 1/3

B. 2/4

C. 1/2

3. Is 1/3 greater than, less than or equal to 1/2?

A. Greater than

B. Less than

C. Equal to

4. Is 1/4 greater than, less than or equal to 1/5?

A. Greater than

B. Less than

C. Equal to

5. Which sentence below uses inverted commas correctly?

A. “What are you doing? said Fred.”

B. “What are you doing?” said Fred.

C. “What are you doing”? said Fred.

6. Which sentence is punctuated correctly?

A. “Stop!” shouted the policeman.

B. “Stop?” shouted the policeman.

C. “Stop! shouted the policeman.”

7. Finish this sentence:

Europe is the sixth largest …

A. City in size.

B. Country in size.

C. Continent in size.

8. Which country located in Europe is the smallest in the world?

A. Iceland

B. Vatican City

C. Belgium

9. Which country located in Europe is the largest in the world?

A. Russia

B. France

C. United Kingdom

10. What is the surname of Charlie and Tilda in Roman Rescue?

A. Smith

B. Howe

C. Hacker


Week 3


Hello year 3,


I hope you all had a restful Easter break and that you and your families were able to enjoy some of the lovely weather. Welcome to our very first remote summer term!


We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.


It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s ok if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let me know by emailing


We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we’re carrying on with setting work on a Tuesday morning for the week and then giving an update on a Friday morning including the weekly quiz.


But just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun together! Your children will have lots of activities they can get stuck into over the summer term – so keep a close eye on the class page.


We also love seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work in through the class email as we would like to showcase it on the class web page.  


We can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, but rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected.


Let’s get cracking with our summer term!


Warm regards,

Mr Elliot and Mrs Wood


BBC Bitesize

Please have a look through the daily lessons from the BBC Bitesize. There might be something you want to revise or consolidate so have a go at any of the lessons on there and let us know how you get on.



White Rose Maths: This is the scheme we base our maths learning on. They are producing online materials including instructional videos that you can access from home. We are currently learning about fractions.


Just follow these four easy steps…

  1. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  2. Watch the video (either on your own or with an adult).
  3. Find a calm space where you can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Use the video guidance to help you as you work through a lesson.


Monday – Equivalent Fractions [2]

Tuesday – Equivalent Fractions [3]

Wednesday – Compare Fractions

Thursday –Order Fractions

Friday – Friday Maths Challenge


Sumdog - Complete the activities allocated on there.


There is no need to print most of the activities as answers and responses can be written straight into books or on any paper. – is another great website which has a wide range of activities for Maths and English.




Over the next few weeks, our learning will be focused around the e-book History Hackers: Roman Rescue. Each week we will focus on a reading a number of chapters and then completing activities and answering comprehension questions on what you have read.




This week, I would like you to focus just on the front cover and blurb, then complete the following activities:


Comprehension questions

  1. Who is on the front cover? What is in the background? How might these details give us clues about the content of the book?
  2. The characters look like they are in a tricky situation. What do you think the characters will do?
  3. What does the word ‘catapulted’ tell you about how the children travel?
  4. Do you think the children wanted to end up in the situation they did? Which words tell you that?
  5. What clues can you find in the blurb and the front cover that might explain where the story is set?
  6. How do you think the children will get back in time? Why do you think that? Are there any clues in the blurb that tell you?



Can you use a dictionary to find definitions for words in the blurb that you do not know the definition of?


Research (links to History)

You will need to research Roman soldiers and the uniforms they wore and identify the types of soldiers that are pictured on the cover. Using the activity, I have set on Purple Mash as a 2Do can you describe how a Roman soldier's armour and clothing aided him in battle.


Punctuation and Grammar

Have a go at completing the direct speech activity sheet which I have included in the ‘Week 3 Resources’ section below this. You may wish to complete the classroom secrets kids activity:


These activities will help give you a reminder of some of the skills we have already covered this year.




This week’s spellings focus on words ending in -ary:

  1. library
  2. February
  3. dictionary
  4. boundary
  5. salary
  6. summary
  7. primary
  8. secondary
  9. ordinary
  10. necessary


Practise these words three times and write them in sentences.



Spellings – RWI (

For any extra spelling and reading work please visit Oxford Owl (Web address above) using the following log in details:

Username: clehy3

Password: year3


You will need to log in through the ‘My Class Login’ at the top of the webpage. Some of the resources are PDF documents but these don’t need to be printed off, the work can simple be completed on paper or in books. Oxford Owl also has a free online eBook library which includes the popular Project X series. 



Joe Wicks is streaming daily live fitness videos at 9am on his YouTube Channel – ‘The Body Coach TV’. Have a go at today’s fitness session if you fancy it or do some exercise of your own.




Think about all those people that are helping us during this time. Such a nurses/doctors/police officers/ doctor receptionist’s/delivery drivers/ ambulance staff/111 telephone staff and many more people. Write a prayer giving thanks to God for them and asking God to help them and guide them at this difficult time. Here is a guide with sentence starters, but you can write the prayer however you wish.

Dear Loving Lord,

Thank you for ….

Thank you for….

Help …..


Show ….

Allow ….




We will be focusing on our European neighbours for the next few weeks. To start us off I would like you to complete the activity I have set for you on Purple Mash. You will need to label different countries which are found in Europe. I have included an introduction to Europe guide in the resources section which you may find useful to read before.



Should you have any technical issues with websites or missing logins/passwords then we have set up a new email address for you to send these queries which will be monitored by Mr Duffy.