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Inspire, believe, achieve!

Year 3 Mr Silk

Hi Year 3,


What a strange start to the year! We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school, although this might be a little different than usual. We look forward to seeing all your faces, either online on in person.

From Monday (11.01.21) each week we will upload a timetable of activities that we hope you will be able to complete. All of the work will be uploaded onto Google Classroom and you can also post back any pictures of the work you have completed. I'm looking forward to seeing your work. Your login details should be in your reading record but please feel free to email if you have any queries about this. There will be a weekly class zoom to check in with how you’ve found the tasks set and a chance to ask any questions.

Stay Safe. Work Hard. Keep Smiling!

If you would like to contact your teacher please feel free to email at any time. Please note that we are all working in school throughout this time and will not always be able to respond straight away.


See you soon I hope!


Mr Silk

Home Learning Timetable for the week commencing 25.1.21

Home Learning Timetable for the week commencing 18.1.21

Home Learning Timetable for the week commencing 11.1.21

Home Learning Timetable for 6th, 7th and 8th of January 2021

Here is the maths work for this week in PDF format in case the links don't work

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

In English we will be writing a reports, an explanations, narratives, poetry and lots more topic-based work.

Pupils will be taught to:

Plan their writing by:

  • discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • discussing and recording idea

‚ÄčDraft and write by

  • composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structure
  • organising paragraphs around a theme
  • in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
  • in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]

Evaluate and edit by:

  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvement
  • proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
  • proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
  • read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear


Grammar will also be an important focus this year. Children will be learning how to use conjunctions such as, when, if, because, although. They will also be learning about pronouns, commas, apostrophes, and, speech marks.


Handwriting expectations remain high, for further information please see our Penpals support for handwriting, on this page.


Children are expected to listen to and discuss a range of texts including, fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks. They will be using dictionaries to check the meaning of words. Additionally, children will be preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action. We will be discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.


We expect children to read daily and record which pages and books in their reading logs.


We understand that going into the juniors can be big transition for children, our aim is to ‘Inspire, Believe, Achieve!’ we wish for all children to feel happy and safe in school, please,  if there is anything that you need to know or you have any worries or concerns about your child, or school life in general then please don't hesitate to contact me.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Silk (Class Teacher) and Miss Kenneally (Teaching Assistant)


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your teacher know! 

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y3 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Here is a copy of the Year 3 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Penpals for Handwriting: Year 3 information for parents