Year 3 2019 - 2020

Mr Cunningham

Mrs Flanagan


Welcome to the Year 3 class page!

Home learning during school closure as of 20th March

Every child should have received the home learning pack after Government advice to shut schools on Friday 20th March.

In the pack you should have received:

Home learning activities- please complete all of the maths and literacy and as many of the other paper activties as you can. There will be regular additional acitvities on purple mash.

Daily Home Learning tasks


Research Palm Sunday and create an information booklet on purple mash using the 2do set. Make sure you include all the key events and hand it in by Wednesday 8th April.

2do- speed test 3x table

Convert between units of measure (2do)

2.4.20- Today's 2dos

History task- research the events of the Trojan horse and then write a newspaper article on purple mash on the 2do Trojan horse news.

Aut 1, Wk 3 spelling (2do)

Read Mathos Chp 1 (2do) and answer the multiple choice questions (2do)

Monster multiplication (2do)

1.4.20 - Today's 2dos.

Complete the Superhero shopping trip grammmar (2do).

Complete a profile of a superhero (2do)

Maths - Fractoninos Pizzeria (2do)

Design and Technoogy task - Design a boat using materials at home that can float on water. See the school facebook page and the DT website page for ideas. Send a picture of your design to

Purple mash login 

(Access vis this link )


31.3.20 - Todays's 2dos.

Read Chapter 1 of Alien Hotel and answer the questions. 

Write a description of an alien.

Maths - Monster multiplication

30.3.20 - There are 3 tasks this week that link to staying safe online. 

1.  Complete a staying safe online quiz.

2.  Design a leaflet that advises children on how tostay safe online.

3. You receive an email from a stranger, what do you do?

Complete these 3 2dos by Friday.

30.3.20 - The task for today is for children to complete the Would you rather??? question. Go in to Purple Mash, click on sharing and then shared blogs. You will then be able to add your answer to the would you rather question.

Also, two 2do's have been set today. These activities are to use other words rather than then and nice.

Numbots login

(Access vis this link )

My Book Blog Login

Click on the link on the English page to log on. Read and complete a blog/quiz daily.

Please read every day.

Also a bedtime story read by some of the teachers is available to view on the St Ambrose facebook page.

If you are trapped inside your home, reading will allow you to escape into whole new worlds!

During this time, try to:

Do some exercise 

Smile :-)

Bake some cakes

Eat them

Play a board game


Do a jigsaw


Sing or listen to music

I will continue to add activities onto the children's purple mash page, so please keep checking daily. Please keep in touch by recording anything you do with your children on the class display board on purple mash. No matter how big or small, I would love to see it!


The Y3 Team



Tenten have released some daily prayers for families, these are a great way to start and end your day, thinking about others and reminding ourselves that even in hard times, we can still think of those less fortunate than ourselves and ask for God's help.

Additional Activities

Lots of companies and businesses are helping with school closure, offering lots of different activities. I will continue to post, what I hope are useful links to help your child's learning at home. 


Whilst at home we encourage you to read with your child daily, any book is great! If you would like some free eBooks please use the link below

here are some amazing free resource from Oxford Reading Tree that we think will supplement the reading books that we have already sent home.

You will need to register as a parent at once you have done this you will have access to a range of e-books with accompanying activities.

Simply click on book bands in the drop down levels menu and select the colour that matches your child's reading level. 

Stay at home Story time

Lots of authors are now offering free videos of themselves reading their stories. Oliver Jeffers is offering these on his website.



Gareth Metcalfe from I See Maths is running daily online maths lessons, with resources, for free on his website whilst we're closed. He's doing KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 lessons. His reasoning questions are brilliant so I'm sure the lessons will be too.

Maths lessons online through K7 maths

Parents, to access the Home-school Package go to: 

* K7Maths is providing a free Home-school Package for EYF-Year 7 parents/teachers.
* The Package contains 3 Teaching Plans - one each for Early, Middle & Later Childhood.
* The Package covers most Learning Areas and related subjects.
* The Package provides guidance, daily timetables and many resources via links.

Morning PE lesson

Joe Wicks is hosting an online, daily PE lesson for children at 9am.

Literacy Trust activities

The Literacy Trust have produced a range of activities you can do at home with your child. Click on the link below and the activities are split into age groups.

Top marks interactive games

Top marks is a website that offers lots of interactive games, particularly useful for maths games. Please see the link below


Twinkl is a very popular resource bank used by teachers. They are currently offering one month's free membership. Go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

STEM challenges

I have uploaded a document with some STEM challenges which can be mostly done with children in the house with things you already have. Obviously, some are not practical at this time like the egg challenge but most you should be able to do. Hope it keeps little hands busy! The document is available at the bottom of the page.

Hour of code

An online coding space coding some of children's favourite characters.

Some other useful websites during school closure:

JK rowling has launched a website with free access to the harry potter books on audible and lots of activities such as word searches, fact files and video clips.

This page will be updated throughout the year with key information as well as a celebration of the learning and achievements of your child's journey in Year 3.

Important things to remember:

  1. Your child needs to read at home every night and bring their book bag into school every day so an adult in school can hear them read. 
  2. Your child needs a P.E. kit in school every day and can be taken home at the end of every half term. This must include pumps or velcro trainers for outside games. 
  3. Your child needs a coat with a hood every day and wellies that can be kept in school.
  4. School starts at 8:45am everyday and it is vital your child is in at this time. 

At the start of the year we hold a 'Meet the Teacher' meeting.

The meeting is a great opportunity for you to find out what the expectations will be for this year and provide you with an overview of what will be covered in Year 3.

In the files section at the bottom of the page, you will find useful documents to help you understand what your child will be learning throughout their time in Year 3.

At the bottom of the webpage is a list on links that you may find useful. These links include copy of the presentation delivered during the 'Meet the Teacher' meeting and  a copy of 'Share in our learning letter for Spring 1'

If there is any further information that you might find useful please let myself of Mrs Flanagan know.

For home learning, children will continue to take home a Mental Arithmetic maths book and a Reading Comprehension book. This will be sent home on Thursday and one page should be completed and returned to school by Tuesday morning.

Spellings will continue to be sent home every Thursday to practice for a test on Tuesday.

Please note that the timestables will be set and monitored through Times Table Rockstars. 

Please note that Spellings will be set and monitored through Purple Mash.

Each week a copy of your child's spellings will be listed on the class page.

Week beginning 10.02.20 – Homework


Your holiday homework is to create a poster about the first Olympic games. You must choose one sport to write about. You will be given A3 card to create your poster. This homework needs to be handed in by Tuesday 25th February 2020.

Times table: Complete 5 garage sessions on Times Table Rockstars 

Spellings: Complete 5 spelling quizzes on Purple Mash

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Maths Practice Questions

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English Practice Questions

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Files to Download

Year 3: Blog items

Dougal's Deep Sea Dive, by Mrs Maguire

Year 3: Gallery items

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Year 3: Calendar items

Summer Half Term, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

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