Welcome to Year 3 2019-20

Year 3 children are split into two teaching groups known as Tigers and Pandas.

The class Teacher for Tigers is Miss Coles and the Teaching Assistant is Miss Correia.

The class Teacher for Pandas is Miss Perry and the Teaching Assistant is Miss Catchpole.

CLICK HERE for Y3 Curriculum Autumn 19 (Concept – CIVILISATION)





Well done to all of you that have logged into EdShed this week. I would like to particularly mention Scarlett and Flynn, you have really impressed me with how regularly you are logging in a practising. Also, Jake you have logged in really regularly this week. Keep up the hard work, all of you!

As a class we are top of the school leaderboard for Maths, hopefully we can climb up the leaderboard for spelling and hold our top Maths position if you keep working hard!

I’m proud of you Tigers! 🙂





This week, you have described some pictures that you have in your pack. I would now like you to choose one of the pictures and create a story that takes place at that setting. Remember to plan your story before you write it. You might want to draw a story plan like we have done before in class. Make sure you have an interesting character(s) and there is something exciting or unexpected that happens in your story.


Opening contains a description (of the setting and character(s))

Apostrophes for contractions and possession (didn’t, the dolphin’s tail)

an before a vowel sound

Joined handwriting

Conjunctions to extend your sentences

Your challenge is to include inverted commas for speech but said is in jail and can’t be used.


Complete the Maths worksheet ‘Write the Fraction’

Remember to continue filling in your Nutrition Diary, including over the weekend.

Answers for the week:

Maths Answers 1st-5th June

Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Remember to keep regularly using EdShed to help with spellings and times tables.

Have a lovely and safe weekend!





Find the page titled ‘Photo 2’. Use the sentence starters to write at least a paragraph to describe the setting. We are very lucky to live so close to a beach (even if we shouldn’t visit it at the moment). Compare the beach in the photo to Great Yarmouth beach. Do you think the photo was taken in this country or a different country? What would you do on your ideal day at the beach? Write a paragraph explaining.

Complete the bus stop method worksheet. Remember to show your working out. If you get stuck with how to do bus stop, watch this video to help/remind you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv8BOsG8cPc. Try to complete all the questions, the more you practise the easier it will become.

Remember to keep filling in your nutrition diary.





In your pack, you will find a short piece of text titled ‘The Happy Hunter and the Skilful Fisher’. Read the text and answer the questions. Think about what you know about hunting from the Stone Age, what skills would the Happy Hunter need to be good at? Draw a picture of what you think the 2 characters would look like, including the equipment they would need for their chosen job.

Today, I would like you to complete the ‘Adding hundreds to a 3 digit number’ and ‘Subtracting hundreds from a 3 digit number’ double sided sheet. Again, complete a mixture of the 2 skills. Try to complete as many of the questions as you can. Try to use your mental maths skills (working it out in your head) if you can. Think, which column(s) will change? Which will stay the same?

Remember to complete your Nutrition Diary.





In your pack, you will find a sheet with a photo on and some sentence starters of “I can see…” “I can hear…” underneath. Imagine you are at the setting. Create a detailed description using the sentence starters to help you. You may also want to think about your other senses to expand your description even more. Remember to write in full sentences and use lots of expanded noun phrases. “I can see a slide” is not a good description. “I can see a yellow and blue slide that twists and turns leading into a large swimming pool” is a much better description. One way to see if your description is effective is to have somebody else try to draw what you are describing from just your description, without looking at the photo. You might have forgotten to describe something important!

Yesterday, you did the adding and subtracting ones from a number worksheet. Today, I would like you to complete the ‘Adding tens to a 3 digit number’ and ‘Subtracting tens from a 3 digit number’ worksheet (it is double sided again). Like yesterday, you don’t have to complete all the questions. Do a mixture of addition and subtraction to complete at least 20 questions altogether. Also, have a go at the challenges. Remember the ones column will not change at all, the tens column will and the hundreds column might.

Answers for the week on Friday.

Remember to fill in your Nutrition Diary showing what you have been eating.






Hello Tigers! Happy June!

I hope you all had a safe and relaxing half term. I have noticed that some of you have still been logging into EdShed regularly, well done if you are one of those people.

You should have received a pack of work in the post from me within the past week. I will be posting work based on this pack on here for you to do. I do NOT expect you to do it all at once, I know there is a lot there!

Hopefully, before half term, you tested yourself on the spellings from that week (s sound spelt sc and CEW), if you didn’t then please do before you start practising your new spellings:

Homophones or near homophones (these are words that sound the same or very similar but are spelt differently):

  1. accept
  2. except
  3. groan
  4. grown

Common Exception Words:

  1. notice
  2. straight
  3. busy
  4. forward

I strongly suggest that you use a dictionary (or the internet) to find a definition of each of the homophones especially before doing the rest of the spelling activity below. Put each of the words into sentences, your challenge this week is to include a fronted adverbial.

The first thing you will find in your pack of work is a Nutrition Diary. It explains the different types of nutrients found in our food and shows you some examples of where the nutrients can be found. All foods will have some form of nutrients in, it is important to have a balance of these nutrients to stay healthy. Over the week, you should use the nutrient diary to keep track of what you eat for each meal and this should help you to see which nutrients you most regularly get, hopefully you will have a good balance.

You will also find some Maths sheets in your pack. The first one I would like you to complete is Adding ones to a 3 digit number and Subtracting ones from a 3 digit number (the sheet is double sided). This might look like a lot of questions but you don’t have to complete every question, please do a mixture of both adding and subtracting to complete at least 20 questions altogether.


Remember to try and keep your pack in the order I sent it to you, it will make it easier for you to find the right sheet when I post work here as we move through the pack.




A little surprise for you…

We hope you enjoy our video!





Well done to all you that have been using EdShed this week. We are now the top Maths group of the school and second for spellings! There is also 5 of you in the top ten individually for the whole school for Maths and Spellings combined.

A particular well done to Flynn, Aimar, Jake, Scarlett and William who have all logged in regularly this week!

Next week is half term but remember to keep using EdShed to practise your skills.

Stay safe

Miss Coles 🙂





Yesterday, you wrote your own adventure story using what you had read as inspiration. All books need a front cover. Design a front cover for your story. Look at the cover of Swashbuckle Lil to see what you need to include. Also, the back of the book contains a blurb (a summary of what the story is about) write a blurb for your story.

Money is a key life skill. £1 = 1oop

Here are some different items you could buy in a shop: Fruit Prices for shop. If you had £5, work out what you could buy. Try to work out as many different combinations as possible. You do not have to spend the whole £5 but you can’t go over. If you don’t spend the whole £5, how much money would you have left over?

For example: I might buy the bananas 93p, the cherries £2.16, a peach 43p and some melon 92p. If I add these all together I have spent £4.44, I would have 56p left over.

There will be loads of different possibilities, have fun trying to find as many as you can!

Remember to continue to keep logging into EdShed regularly and check out the new assignments I have set today.

Also, check out BBC Bitesize for other activities. I have tried to choose some of the more interesting ones but there is lots of great activities on there to have a go at! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Look at this one about designing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrf6hbk.

Stay safe and have a lovely weekend! 🙂





Here are the answers to yesterdays reading comprehension questions: Swashbuckle Lil Reading Comprehension Questions 2nd Story Answers. Swashbuckle Lil is an adventure story. While reading the story you should have written a description of a character and a setting. I would now like you to write your own adventure story. You can have Lil as a character or someone different, it is your choice. It might find it easier to use the character and setting descriptions you have already written to help you write your story. Remember, a good story is exciting and has lots of detail to help you create a picture in your mind.


Describe the setting and characters

use an before a vowel sound

apostrophes in contractions

inverted commas for speech

paragraphs (remember TiP ToP)

Your challenge is to include a possessive apostrophe, for example Lil’s parrot is called Carrot.

Division is something that can sometimes be tricky to master. We have done some practise before but I thought now would be a good time to revisit it. BBC Bitesize explains division in a slightly different way to how we have practised before, it might help you understand if you do find it difficult. Take a look and complete the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkdjhv.