Year 3 2021 - 2022

Mrs Edwards

Mrs Evans

Mrs Porter

WELCOME to the Year 3 class page. 

Please email me using this address year3@hillside.cheshire.sch.

Wednesday, 19th January, 2022

For those of you who are currently isolating but are feeling well enough, here are some activities you can complete at home.


In maths this week, we are learning how to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.  Here are the video links for Thursday's and Friday's maths lessons.  The worksheet for Friday's activity can be found in the orange box at the bottom of this page labelled, "files".

A good website to practise all your maths skills is


In English, our reading and writing will be based around the 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura and 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. 

The grammar activity for Thursday and Friday is to consider the effect comparative adjectives (+er) and superlative adjectives (est) can have on the reader.  Examples of comparative and superlative adjectives are:  brighter - brightest; longer - longest; taller - tallest. 

You will find an activity in the 'files' section to help you acquire a better understanding of comparative and superlative adjectives.

Friday's English lesson will be to write a setting description using comparative and superlative adjectives.  You can write a description of your favourite place: your home; your bedroom; your favourite park; maybe a favourite theme park.  An example could be, My favourite park has the tallest slide.  It is taller than .......

There are further links below and files to download for more activities. 

Hope to see you back in school very soon. 


If you are isolating and you are well enough please complete the column addition and subtraction calculations under 'files to download'. We are re-visiting these to keep us slick and quick!

I have uploaded the modelled write for the next section of Marcel's diary in 'files to download'.  If you are able, you could write the next section where the boys go back and explore the cave. Remember to paint a picture in the reader's mind and include lots of detail.

Here are the links to the cave to give you some inspiration!


Happy New Year to you all!

It has been lovely to be back in school with the children. I’m sorry that some of you are still unwell. Hopefully we will all be together again soon!

This week the children have travelled back in time to the Stone Age! They have been making artefacts, including jewellery made out of salt dough and cave paintings.

In English, they have written a diary extract inspired by the wonderful discovery in the caves of Lascaux. They have been on a virtual tour of the cave and have pretended that they were the boy who discovered the treasure inside!

In maths, they have been looking at some Stone Age markings to determine if they are an example of early counting. Their thoughts and ideas have been brilliant! They have also practised their 4 x table in readiness for next week.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Paula Edwards

Introduction to the Stone Age. Please click on the link below.

Choose one of the extinct animals in the video. What can you find out about it?

More about the Stone Age. Please click the link below.

Maths challenge! Stone Age counting - what do you think?

Stone Age Art Activity 

Look under 'files to download' for a powerpoint on Stone Age Art - can you create your own picture? Maybe you'd like to create a 'cave' with a blanket and a table so that you can create your artwork inside it? 

How to create Stone Age jewellery  (shape times shape link)



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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