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Letter from Mrs Williams to the children (click here for a larger version)

Extra resources and links-

Cross-curricular websites (various subjects)

  • Twinkl - teaching website with numerous activities for every subject and curriculum information. Free during school closures.Twinkl 
  • Classroom Secrets - Maths, grammar, reading, phonic, interactive games and tutorials.Classroom Secrets
  • Top Marks Maths games (free website with fun activities for Maths, Spelling etc)

     Top Marks Maths games

  •      Purple Mash (login detail in diaries). Purple      Mash 2Dos are updated for every topic and      relevant tasks are added. Please complete        these to reinforce learning. 

     Purple Mash

  • ICT games - various, fun Maths and English games. ICT games


  • White Rose Maths (The scheme of learning we use in school. There is now a home learning section which contains tutorials, to teach children, and linked worksheets).White Rose Home Learning
  • Times Tables Rock Stars (login in diaries)

      Times Tables Rockstars




  • CAFOD website with school closure activities. 

    CAFOD school closure resources

  • Mission Together charity for overseas

     Mission Together


Other Links

  • Cosmic Kids- Exercise for children (yoga, relaxation, dance, mindfulness, stories)Cosmic Kids
  • Go Noodle for families (movement, relaxation, stretching, dance)Go Noodle for families
  • BBC Supermovers (dance linked to curriculum areas- times tables, Spanish, Spelling and grammar etc) BBC Supermovers
  • Newsround - please check the content to ensure that it is suitable for your child as some children are more sensitive to news stories than others.Newsround
  • Book Trust have launched Home Time with fantastic drawing lessons from Cressida Cowell, quizzes, stories and competitions Book Trust link 
  • P.E
  • Joe Wicks Exercise Log

Year 3 Work

The latest work will appear here at the top of the page.  

Dear children, 

We hope you have been staying safe at home (or at school, if your mummies and daddies can't work from home). We hope you have been working hard but also enjoying time with your families, brothers and sisters and pets. We have been looking at your activities on Purple Mash and adding stars and cups for your effort and work. If you haven't yet completed the Purple Mash 2Dos list, make sure you fit that in when you can. We have been tweeting lots of activity ideas of things that you can do, on the school Twitter account including wildlife activities, garden ideas, links to reading activities and drawing tutorials, prayer activities and links for streamed Masses. Please take a look at these and see what you can do. A Maths Problem of the Day is added to Twitter every day too and there is also a Times Tables Rockstars battle, each week. There is an Andy Goldsworthy challenge to create some art using natural items from your garden. 

And also lots of ideas for nature activities from the Woodland Trust and Wildlife Trusts. Have a go at some of these over Easter. Hopefully the sun will shine again. 


Send any photos of your work or activities to We would love to see what you have been up to - we miss you, your smiles and your stories. Be kind and stay safe, lots of love Mrs McGee, Miss Ryan, Mrs Milner and Miss Murphy x



Suggested daily timetable:



11:00 – 12:00


1:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon work

1) 30 mins reading or writing activity.

2) 20 mins Spelling, punctuation and grammar activity.

3) 20 mins Y3/4 spelling words practice.

4) 20 mins reading a book of choice.

5) 10 mins handwriting practice.

1)   20 mins daily Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button.

2) 40 mins Maths activity.

1) Science or RE or Geography task.

2) Purple Mash activity. Check the 2Do list.

3) Cosmic Kids, Supermovers or Go Noodle activity (PE).

4) Or why not include some computing time, a home art activity, home baking activity, a nature activity in the garden, family exercise, family prayer time, some time on a new or current hobby or a child’s choice of activity? 

 Additional activities- 

A Daily Dose of Veg

Have a look at the photos of 3MM's seedling

Art Georgia O'Keefe 

Mindfulness breathing

Make a garden wind chime

 Day Two of the Veg Growing Challenge

 Day Seven of a Daily Dose of Veg

Day Eight of the Veg Growing Challenge


Day 10:

Success Criteria for your story

Greta Thunberg sheet

Maths Autumn 2 Mat 4


Day 9:

Maths Autumn 2 Mat 3

SPAG Mat 5


Day 8:

 Maths Autumn Mat 2 Day 2

 Fantastic Flowers

Story planning sheet


Day 7:

 Maths Autumn 2 Mat 1

 Bearded Dragon comprehension

Easter Story

SPAG Mat 4


Day 6:

 What is Climate Change?

 Maths Autumn 1 Mat 6


Day 5:

The Firework Maker's Daughter Chapter 7questions 

SPAG Mat 3

Maths Autumn 1 Mat 5

 3DR's vegetables


Day 4:

Maths Autumn 1 Mat 4

The Last Supper painting

 Charlotte's Adventure


Day 3:

SPAG Mat 2

Maths Autumn 1 Mat 3

The Firework Maker's Daughter Chapter 6 questions


Day 2:

A Long and Lonely Road

Maths Autumn 1 Mat 2

Maths Money Challenge Cards



Day 1:

The Firework Maker's Daughter Chapter 5 questions

Maths Autumn 1 Mat 1

SPAG Mat 1

See the sheet for details of which activities to complete on which days and click on the links below for the extra resources that you will need-                Planning Sheet Day 1- 10

Please note, you will not find all of the resources in your children's folders. We have only printed the things that the children need paper copies of.

All additional resources can be found using the links below. 


Dear children,

We will miss you while school is closed but we know that you will continue to be the best version of you! Remember to have breaks, snack times, exercise, brain breaks and vary your activities! Try your best and present your work neatly in your books. Writing activities and handwriting practise can include writing letters and cards to your loved ones and relatives abroad. Your parents may want to adapt some of these activities to suit your needs and interests. We will post art, nature and mindfulness activities and update things regularly. Most importantly, always be kind and helpful and say your prayers. Continue to be your fabulous, caring selves and we will look forward to seeing you again and finding out what you have been up to. This is one more adventure in life - make the most of everyday. May God bless you all with  good health, love from the Year 3 team x