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Mrs Armstrong

Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (34)

Homework week ending 24.1.2020



In ICT the children have been learning to make animated stories. The site we have used to introduce the topic is ABCya Animate. If your child has access to the internet, please encourage them to create further animations. It is important that they plan a scene before they begin to make the animation. They need to decide on the setting, the characters and what the characters will do. If your child has created an animation that they would like to show at school, please save it as a GIF file and email it to us.


This week we have been looking at contractions. These are words which are shortened by removing letters - did not becomes didn’t, we have becomes we’ve etc. Please help your child to complete the spelling sheet for these words. The following link is for a spelling website to practise these words.


Please continue to read regularly with your child. Please make sure your child returns their reading diary every Wednesday to allow me to see what your child has been reading and to change the books if necessary.

Homework week ending 16.1.19


Thank you for all the photos about the homework task from last week. It has been really interesting to hear what the children chose to put into their bags. Some photos are being displayed in the classroom, some will be displayed in the dining room, and others will be put into a book for our reading corner.

Global Issues

This week we have read a story where children in a refugee camp had to queue up to fill a water container. This led to a discussion about what we need water for in our daily lives. The homework task is for the children to record how much water they use in one day. I want the children to realise how fortunate we are to have fresh, clean water available for use whenever we need it. We have spoken briefly about how important it is that we do not waste water. Please help your child to think about any ways that you can reduce the amount of water you use as a family.


We are currently working on multiplication, and this week we tried to play ‘Fizz’. This is a game where children count up in ones substituting the word Fizz for a multiple of 10. We haven’t yet managed to get round the whole class without a mistake. Next week, we will do this with the 4 times table by substituting the word ‘Buzz’ for a multiples of 4. Please play this game with your child at home.

In addition, the children have been given a sheet to practise the 3 times table. We are learning the corresponding division facts for each multiple too eg 7x3 is 21, so I can solve 21÷3.

Mrs Armstrong has been teaching the children to tell the time and to solve time related problems. Please help your child to read the time with various clocks around your home.


Please continue to read regularly with your child. We have updated our selection of books in the classroom, so your child should be able to find something they will enjoy reading.

Homework week ending 10.1.2020


Happy New Year everyone!

Global Issues

This term we will be completing work in our Global Issues and History topics which will eventually lead to the question ‘Do we need all the things we keep buying?’ We have started by reading a story about a refugee family who had to leave their home in the middle of the night. We have discussed what we would take with us if we had to leave our homes.

Please help your child to make decisions about what they would take from their home if they could only take one small bag with them. Please let them pack the bag with the items they have chosen to see if they all fit in. The children could then make a list of the items they have put in their bag, draw the items, or they could take a photo of the items and email the photo to school.

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The children have done some research on the following website:

This site shows what homes are like in different parts of the world. We have looked at countries mentioned in our stories about refugees. Please encourage your child to use this website to compare homes in different parts of the world.


The children are working with the 3x and 4x tables in school. Over the next few weeks, please encourage your child to work through the following steps in order to become proficient with the number facts.

  1. count up in steps of these numbers 3,6,9,12,15 etc
  2. recite the times table in order 1x3 is 3, 2x3 is 6, 3x3 is 9 etc
  3. recite the table facts in a random order 6x3 is 18, 9x3 is 27 4x3 is 12 etc
  4. recite division facts for the times table 15 divided by 3 is 5, 21 divided by 3 is 7 etc


Year 3 are going to have a party in the classroom on Wednesday afternoon. The children can come to school in party clothes tomorrow. There will be fun and games and a few sweet treats to eat. The children do not need to bring anything for the party.

Homework for Christmas holiday


Christmas is a time to be with family and friends, to relax and to have fun. The children have not been set formal homework tasks for the last week of term and the holiday to allow them to have a well-deserved break.

Our Victorians topic is nearly over now, and we will begin a new topic in January. It would be lovely for the children to finish the topic at home with some Victorian activities. It may help them to appreciate how exciting the toys are in the 21st century.

Poor Victorian children received very little, if anything, for Christmas, and gifts they did receive would probably have been homemade items. These would have included peg dolls and aeroplanes made from pegs, skipping ropes made from old ropes, and paper windmills.

More fortunate children would have made items using embroidery and crochet skills, and they would have painted using watercolours.

I would love to see anything that the children choose to make over the Christmas holiday.


We would like to wish you all a very happy and restful holiday.

With love from the Year 3 team.

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