Year 3 2021 - 2022

Mrs Edwards

WELCOME to the Year 3 class page. 

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Year 3 have had a very enjoyable week this week!
We finished reading our whole class text 'The Sea Book'. Our final activity from this book was to follow the instructions section and use it to create a shopping bag out of an old t-shirt. The children have made some fabulous bags and it would be great if you could take the bag to the shop and use it for some of your shopping. If you do manage to do this, please could you send me a photograph? 🙂
In mathematics, the children have been continuing to learn about column addition. This week the children have been excited to carry out calculations with exchanges. Towards the end of the week the children have chosen a strategy for adding 3 digit numbers - column addition or mental methods. They found that mental methods worked quickly for calculations with no exchange but that column addition worked best when there was an exchange. There has been a real buzz in the room with lots of mathematical discussion, particularly when they worked in talking maths pairs to solve word problems.
In art the children have recreated 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'. There are certainly some super artists in our class.
Today we have been celebrating 'Black History Month'. We have been learning about Marcus Rashford. We hope that he will go down in history as a hero, due to his fantastic efforts during the pandemic, to make sure all vulnerable children in the UK had food. He truly is an inspirational individual. 
Next week we are going to have another 'Ttrockstars Battle of the Bands'. Please make sure that your child is getting slicker and quicker at recalling their times tables facts so that we have a chance of winning this time! 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 
Paula Edwards

Don't forget the link below to practise getting super speedy with the four operations! 

Please practise your times tables daily. Get slick and quick! In year 3 we need to know our 2,5,10,3,4 and 8 x table and division facts.

Times tables support :

Espresso link :

HERE is a link for some great spelling games,activities and downloads.

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My Happy Mind

There is a 'My Happy Mind' diary and a 'Positivity Colouring pack' under 'files to download' to support your child with their mental well being should your child wish to complete any of the activities. In class we have been enjoying learning to find our 'happy place' - a place where we feel calm and safe and happy. In our minds we transport ourselves there to find tranquility. There are some 'mindfulness challenges' too - see 'files to download'

Being Active

There are also some links to ways to keep active under 'files to download' in 'Active Home Learning.' Keep on moving and have some fun! 

Investigative maths

If your child enjoys the investigative side of maths there are some challenges that can be found under 'Maths Puzzles and Problems.'


There are some 'Talk 4 Writing' activities that your child may like to do.

There are some 'Arty Maths' actvities to try as well if you would like to. They can be found under Files to download

There are some maths games that you can play with a pack of cards. If you would like to try these they can be found under files to download


Fun grammar activites HERE

Art and Nature

Have a go at some art work using nature to inspire you! Check out the Andy Goldsworthy powerpoint under files to download

How to draw a blue whale here


Fun geography ideas here  

More geography  here

Mindfulness here

Espresso here (Account: student 7161 password : paradise) 

Please do not forget in these uncertain times about the app MyHappyMind.If you download the app children can have access to happy breathing which we have been doing in class sessions.

There are also other links


Don`t forget to have a look at the Wellbeing page as well 

HERE is a link for some fantastic learning while having fun.Everything form English to Maths,History,Geography and much more.



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