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Year 3

Home learning ideas for Year 3:

If you are unable to access the internet at home then please let the office know and we will print and send home a learning pack for you. 


Please note: the most effective work you can be doing with your child are the things that they should already be doing as often as possible. 

- Reading and recording reading/tasks in their home school book 4 x per week. 
- Completing and recording a maths activity in their home school diary 4 x per week. 
- Checking their phonics/spelling knowledge using the mats provided.
- Exploring the world around them; introduce them to new terminology and promote good language skills. 


School's online learning platforms which children can access at home: 
Bug Club:
My Maths:


To enable students the opportunity to get a full days work despite being off school, we have decided to take advantage of the Twinkl website's offer of free access for parents during this time. Please sign up as described below, then you can access the interactive resources by going onto the overview and clicking on the title, e.g. "Guided Reading Picture Activity." Clicking on the text will take you straight to the activity which you can then download. Please do not think you need to print off and hand in every piece of work - if you do not have access to a printer you can still answer questions given on a plain piece of paper. You can even just use these tasks as ideas for learning. 

Go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS



Welcome to Birch Class – Year 3

Birch class will be taught by Mrs Down, assisted by Mrs McSeveney and Mrs Hannah.

Please browse our class page to view photos of our learning and to find out more about how you can help your child at home. Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays but please ensure you have a PE kit in school all week. Homework will be sent home on Thursdays and is due back again on Tuesdays.


Previous curriculum maps:

Have a look at our learning journey so far...




17.03.2020 - The children enjoyed their Ancient Egyptian day and looked superb in their fancy dress costumes. Today they have made their own paper, learned to write their names in hieroglyphics, found out more about Tutankhamun and his tomb, played "curse of the mummy" outdoors and made their own clay cartouches.

16.03.20 - Thank you to all of the parents who were able to join us for our STEM bridge building afternoon. The children loved designing, building and testing out their structures and had to think carefully about how they would spend their money on resources. 

13.03.20 - As we come to the end of our work on the text, "The Egyptian Cinderella" we are celebrating the progress of all of the children with their writing. One star pupil who has worked hard to improve her handwriting received a headteacher's award in our assembly today!



11.03.20 - Thank you to all of the parents who came to watch our Year 3 Class Assembly. We are immensely proud of all of the children for their hard work in perfecting their performance. A huge well done to Maisy and Jacob who took on the starring roles of Sophie and the BFG. 



04.03.20 - Year 3 are learning about forces and magnets. We conducted an experiment using different magnets to learn more. 





03.03.20 - We have been using artefacts to help us find out more about ancient Egypt. The children developed their own lists of questions and completed research to find the answers.





27.02.20 - We have been working closely with local artist James Aldridge and colleague Becky McGugan today for the Ash Tree Stream project. Children walked around the local area to find ash trees before creating some art work in response to their walk. Year 3 are now experts in locating ash trees!




25.02.20 - Thank you to all of the parents who have supported children in their home learning for our Ancient Egypt topic. We have been so impressed with the amount of home learning completed! 




24.02.20 and 25.02.20 - At the start of this week we began learning more about our new text for English: The Egyptian Cinderella. Children were asked to make predictions about the text, explore the similarities and differences between this narrative and the traditional story of Cinderella and to create freeze frames to show key points in the story. 



13.02.2020 - Next term, our topic will be "Walk Like An Egyptian." We will be learning all about the ancient civilisation of Egypt. Your child will be bringing home a list of home learning activities you could complete over the half term break. If you manage to complete all of the home learning activities, you will be rewarded with 60 house points! 


12.02.20 and 13.02.20 Year 3 and 4 visited Englefield Estate this week alongside Andover Trees United. Their first visit saw them meeting an ash tree and creating art work to show their appreciation for trees. During their second visit they watched the tree being cut by the estate's log production team after learning about all the different things we are able to make using wood. They then planted some new trees before we left. What an exciting time we had! 

The moment the ash tree fell!

Still image for this video

10.02.20 - Children who reached the target of 30 reads and climbed all the way to the top of our book worm have been rewarded with an afternoon of decorating and eating some tasty cakes. Well done Year 3 - keep it up! 


10.02.20 -
Thank you to all of the parents who came to our shadow puppet morning. The children had worked incredibly hard during Science and DT lessons to test out materials, plan their designs and create their own shadow puppets to perform for you. They even wrote their own scripts, based on a variety of traditional tales. Below you will find a few photos from the morning. 

03.02.20 - During our gymnastics lessons the children have been working collaboratively to make different shapes with their bodies.



22.01.2020: Today Year 3 have been exploring mirrors and reflection in their science lessons. We tried to write words backwards and reflect the image so we could read messages. We also had to use a mirror to help us follow a piece of string on the floor. 





20.01.2020: The children created their own pac-man right angle finders and took them outside to see what they could find. 


06.01.20 - Welcome back to school for the spring term! This week we have been using torches to investigate which materials would make the best shadow puppets. The children really enjoyed this lesson and have started to plan their puppet shows which parents are invited to watch on 10.02.20. 




06.01.2020 - Through the spring term we will continue to try our best in all that we do! Our Year 3 display was created by all of the children and spreads the message that we are all willing to have a go. 




09.12.19 - The children have enjoyed seeing their artwork on display in the classroom. We used multi-media consisting of chalks, papers, cotton wool, paints, pastels and many other materials to create images of the polar bears and the northern lights. 


04.12.19 - The children have been working with James and Becky from the Ash Tree Stream Project which is a public and lottery funded art project run by Arts Council England, supported by Andover Trees United. We enjoyed exploring our school grounds and sharing some of our ideas in our sketchbooks. You can follow the Ash Tree Stream blog for further updates: 



18.11.19 - The children enjoyed a trip to the library to answer some of their research questions about Shackleton. 






 14.11.19 - We enjoyed a trip to Marwell zoo where we took part in a workshop called "Amazing Animals." Our favourite part of the trip was sketching the penguins. 





23.10.19 - Have a look at some of our fantastic writing! We have been learning about the story Pongo, which is about an orangutan living in the rainforest. We have written our own narratives using our own characters and settings. 



21.10.19 - The children have finished creating their poison dart frogs. We have been practising our sewing skills and are really pleased with the outcome of this project. 


14.10.19 - Thank you to all parents who came to our English morning. The children were able to show some of the many activities we use during our guided reading sessions. 

10.10.19 - Today we have been making diyas lamps or Diwali candle holders as part of our RE work on the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We used clay to sculpt the basic shape of our lamps before using tools to create patterns and designs on the surface. 


30.09.19 - Thank you to all parents who came to our maths morning. The children were VERY excited and didn't stop talking about the games all day. 





26.09.19 - Today the children enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Living Rainforest in Newbury. We saw many different animals including a sloth, boas and pythons, toucans and marmosets. We have learned lots about the rainforest climate and enjoyed finding out more about living in a sustainable way. Thank you to the parent volunteers who make these trips possible. 

24.09.19 - We have been using sewing kits and felts to create our own poison dart frog. We practised a running stitch first before cutting out a frog template for our design. We are hoping to finish our frogs next week! 





20.09.19 - The children have been on a trip to Harmony Woods where we joined in with a peace walk. We created our own milk bottle doves to hold as we journeyed around the woods before meeting the mayor. Some of the children from our school were even featured on the BBC News!




12.09.19 - On Thursday we had our Meet the Teacher evening. Thank you to all parents who were able to attend this meeting. You can find some of the handouts from the evening below: 




02.07.19 - On our move up day we created some crayons for our class display. We are looking forward to an exciting year together in Year 3! 

Helpful Websites:

Phonics resources and games:

Maths games including Y3 favourite "Hit the Button":

Bug Club for home reading:  

Maths homework and games:

Maths and english games:

Maths games:


If you would like to know more about how you can support your child’s learning please speak to me.