Monday 30th March
Hello Year 3! I hope you have had a lovely weekend!
Your home learning packs should still be keeping you busy this week, alongside the 2Dos and the topic challenges. You could also have a look at some of the websites below if you haven’t already.
Check 2Email on Purple Mash for your ReadTheory login. We would like you to use this website twice a week to continue to improve your reading and comprehension skills.
In school this term, we have been thinking about thankfulness. Last Thursday, many of you took to your doorsteps at 8pm to show your thanks for the NHS. We would like you to think about the things you are thankful for in your own life and home, and how you can show your thanks.
Tell me what you are thankful for by replying to my 2Simple email.
Stay safe,
Mrs Patterson
Useful websites
Lots of resources are available to help us to learn at home. Here are some links you and your parents may find useful:
The Maths Factor, maths sessions by Carol Vorderman
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach – daily PE lesson 9am-9.30am
Bible Podlets by Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education
David Walliams’ Elevenses, releasing a free audiobook at 11am every day
Oxford Owl reading, English and maths activities
Collins – free Big Cat e-books and supporting worksheets
BBC Bitesize – daily home learning content throughout April
ReadTheory – we are in the process of setting up your accounts; when you have your login details, this is an excellent tool to support reading comprehension and should be used on a regular basis.
We are continuing with our Rocker of the Week competition on Times Tables Rock Stars, and the winner/s will be announced on our Purple Mash blog every Monday afternoon. There is currently a Battle of the Bands running for Year 3, and these competitions will become a regular feature of our home learning.
Through Times Tables Rock Stars, you can also access Numbots (look at the bottom left of the page when you are signed in to TTRS, or use your TTRS login details if you follow the Numbots link above). This focuses on addition and subtraction, and you unlock challenges as you progress.
For those children who have an IDL login for maths and/or English, please use this on a regular basis – at least three times a week.
The work we sent home with you and the 2Dos on Purple Mash are designed to last until the Easter holidays. After Easter, we will be setting activities via the blog on Purple Mash which will also appear on this class blog page, so make sure you check regularly.
Keep us updated with how you are getting on at home, as we would love to know and see what you have been up to! This can be absolutely anything, not just the work we have set… you would usually come into the classroom and tell us about the things you have been doing at home, so e-mailing and blogging is just another way of doing that!
Mrs Patterson –
Mrs Towers –
Keep trying hard and stay safe,
Mrs Patterson & Mrs Towers
Learning from home and keeping in touch
Keep an eye on Purple Mash – we will be updating the 2Dos regularly so that only the most up-to-date activities appear for you to have a go at at home. This week, there is Fractonio’s Pizzeria, which we spoke about in class, and a volcano news report. There is also the beginning of a story to read – The Sleeping Volcano – and a comprehension challenge to complete afterwards. The following chapters will be released over the coming days. We would like you to follow the story and answer the questions about each chapter. There will be a book review to complete at the end.
Keep practicing your times tables on Purple Mash and on Times Tables Rock Stars. We will continue to reveal the Rocker of the Week on our blog every Monday!!
We would love to know what you’re getting up to at home. Who has read the most books? Which plants have you spotted in your garden? Who has built a 3D volcano? What is your favourite board game? Ask your parents to send photos to our email addresses so we can be wowed!
Mrs Patterson:
Mrs Towers:
Keep trying hard and take care,
Mrs Patterson & Mrs Towers


Home learning during school closure

All children in Year 3 have received a home learning pack containing a collection of maths and literacy activities to complete in the coming weeks, as we approach the Easter holidays. For science and topic, we would like children to undertake an ongoing project which they can photograph and share with the class online.

Each day, we expect every child to work through the maths and literacy activities provided. Every child should be reading every day, either their school book or a variety of books from home; their reading should be recorded in their reading diary as normal.

In topic, we have been working on volcanoes and earthquakes. We challenge Year 3 to make their own 3D model of a volcano, which will demonstrate what they have learned. Key features we would like their model to include are:

We would also like children to complete an information booklet about the impact that Mount Vesuvius had on Pompeii.

In science, we are learning about plants. We would like children to produce a poster, identifying and recording the plants around them, including those that they eat, and the different ways in which their seeds may have been dispersed.

Below is a list of useful websites which children can use:

Purple Mash – check the 2Dos and the blogging area regularly

Times Tables Rock Stars – particularly Garage to build up their speed and earn their Rock Status

IDL maths and spellings (for those children with logins)

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email if you have any queries, to send children’s work or just to touch base. We would love to see what the children have been up to at home! Our contact details are as follows:

Mrs Patterson:

Mrs Towers:

Thank you for your ongoing support at this time.

Take care,

Mrs Patterson & Mrs Towers


Welcome to Year 3.  Mrs Towers and Mrs Patterson will be sharing the teaching of Year 3.

Mrs Patterson will teach on Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Towers will teach on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  You will also see Mrs Towers in school on Mondays, where she will be doing various other things in her role as Deputy Headteacher.

Our surgery day is Thursday, where we can discuss any issues or concerns which arise, although we will try to be accommodating if you are unavailable on this day.

Timetable 2018-2019

Y3 Timetable Autumn 2018 RS-CT

Curriculum overview 2018-2019