Welcome to Year 3


We will be constantly updating this page so please keep checking back for information.

Dear parents and carers,

As a year group, we would like to give you lots of information about what the children should and could be doing during the coming weeks. Firstly, we would like all children to continue with daily reading, spelling and Maths. We have reminded the children to carry on using Times Tables Rockstars and continue practising the spellings in their Home Learning Books. The children would have received log in details for both Purple Mash and My Maths and this is where we will be setting work for them to complete. We will be assigning a variety of activities every Friday and asking for it to be completed by the following Thursday, in order for us to look over it and mark it. We have explained to the children that they do not need to complete all of the activities at once and can stagger them over the week. If children do complete all of the activities before Thursday then they can continue with other things. Please make sure the children click ‘hand in’ once they have fully completed the activity. Some activities will not ask for the children to ‘hand in’ but we will be checking their scores and seeing how well they have done. The children are more than welcome to complete other activities, on Purple Mash, even if they have not been assigned to them. Some of the work that we set for the children will need them to access the internet to do some research. We will add a description of what we are expecting the children to do so they know how we would like the work completed. They can save any of their work for them to revisit and for us to have a look at.  As well as Purple Mash, we will be setting work on My Maths which we will also assign on Friday and ask to be completed by the following Thursday.


The timetable below is a suggested routine that you may want to follow but you might want to change and adapt this for your children. We know that the children will need a routine during the coming weeks and hope that this timetable will help you. Joe Wicks is streaming a live PE/fitness lesson at 9am every weekday morning which we know the children will enjoy (Just find his YouTube page online).

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning 1 Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading
Morning 2 Computing English Maths Learning Journey Spelling


Afternoon 1 Times table practise

Art project

Times table practise

Music project

Times table practise

Design and building project

Times table practise

Creative Writing

Times table practise

Cooking and baking

Afternoon 2 PE PE PE PE PE

The children have really enjoyed learning Spanish, this year, so you could also add that to their daily routine. It could be as simple as them saying ‘Good morning’ or counting to 10/20 in English and then in Spanish.


Whilst reading with the children, we would ask that you set them regular activities for them to complete. These activities can include: writing the next chapter of the book, describing a character, writing a book review, changing parts of the story, retelling the story, acting out the story, asking the children about the story e.g. what, who, where, when etc. We will be setting some specific reading activities in the coming weeks for the children to complete.


Below are lots of links for the children to access (these will be constantly updated):




https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search (Free resources for the next 4 weeks when you sign up) – There are lots of really useful resources for a variety of different subjects. You can print them out or replicate them on paper.




www.duolingo.com (learn a language)


https://www.broogly.com/project/exploding-volcano (Make your own volcano)

https://thecraftyclassroom.com/crafts/geology-crafts-for-kids/fossil-craft/ (Make your own fossils)

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ (David Walliams free audiobooks)






The Kid Should See This – Smart videos for curious minds of all ages


Weekly activities

Week beginning  – 23.03.20

English – The children can make a comic book or short story about their own Superhero (Super Soap was a favourite last week). They can spend a set amount of time each day writing it and then illustrating it with some great pictures. If the children video call each other (with your permission) then they can share their stories.

Maths – Answer these questions using the correct method. Challenge parents/carers/siblings to answer them as well. Teach them the methods if they don’t know them. Try and use the inverse to check your answer:

234+457=     792-354=     28×5=     75 divided by 5=     571=325=     19×3=     777+114=     96 divided by 3=

Learning Journey – The children can create a quiz about everything they have learnt during Learning Journey lessons this year. It can be questions about light, Hinduism, Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age, plants, Volcanoes, Earthquakes etc. They can then ask the adults to complete the quiz and even turn it into a quiz night. No cheating please adults!

PSHE – Talk to the children about kindness and how it can be shown in different ways. Ask them whether they should only be kind to others who are kind to them or whether we should be kind to everyone. Ask them to make a rap/poem about kindness and perform it if they would like to.

Challenge Of The Week – Every evening, write down one thing that you are have been grateful for. Turn your list into a picture, collage, poster and display it somewhere around your home.

Well done if you completed these activities. If you didn’t or would like to do them again, I will leave them up for you to complete.

Week beginning – 30.03.20

English – We have enjoyed learning about a variety of non-fiction so far this year. Therefore, we would like the children to create a poster, leaflet, fact file etc about a topic of their choice. This can be completed over the course of the week so the children can plan, research and finish it. The children can complete this however they like but if they create and save them on Purple Mash then we can enjoy them as well.

Maths – We have learnt about both 2D and 3D shapes so far this year. Can the children create a picture, poster, collage using only 2D shapes (no free drawing). They might want to make a forest scene using rectangles for the tree trunks and circles for the flowers for example. They can then colour this in and hold their very own Art Gallery at home.

Learning Journey – Ask the children to pretend that they are in Space. What would they see and what equipment would they need? They should think about how much gravity is in Space, what they would travel in, what other planets would be like, what essentials would they take with them e.g. food, drink etc and what information they might bring back to Earth. They can act out what it would be like in Space and then write their ideas down. They can write it down as a conversation (using speech), a diary entry or a story and include pictures.

PSHE – Think about a job that you would like when you are older. If you met someone with that job, what questions might you ask them? E.g. Why do you do your job? What do you do day to day? What made you want to do this job? You can role play with the children and answer their questions (in character).

Challenge Of The Week – Use these 9 letters to make as many words as you can – ‘a  r  s  t  e  l  c  d  m’. Try it every day and see if you can beat your top score. Remember, you can only use the letters once in each word. Challenge your parents/carers and see if you can beat them. I will put up some of the words I find next week.


Please don’t feel that the children need to be sitting at the computer, iPad etc for long durations of time and completing work. We want the children to continue with their learning but also to carry on with their daily routines. Take this time to let them explore different areas of learning e.g. starting a project on a topic of their choice, learning a language, learning how to bake, gardening, writing a book, creating a comic, writing some poems, drawing and painting.


We will be updating this website regularly to keep you informed and up to date with everything. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and hope to see you all very soon.

Best wishes,

Year 3 Team


This half term, our Learning Journey is:

Week Ending: 


This week,

Next week,


This week,

Next week,

Learning Journey

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Home Learning:

The children have been given the Year 3/4 list of spellings to practise at home and these should be practised throughout the year. Also, the children have been reminded of their Times Tables Rockstars log in details for them to practise at home.


Values Certificate Winners

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*******************************REMINDERS & NOTICES*********************************

Times Tables Rockstars

When using Times Tables Rockstar, please make sure that the children are playing in either Garage or Gig mode.


Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2: Hinduism
Spring 1: Roald Dahl
Spring 2: Extreme Earth
Summer 1: Magnetic Magic
Summer 2: Ancient Greece
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in two PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
3R: Tuesday and Thursday
3O: Tuesday and Friday
3M: Tuesday and Thursday



Roald Dahl Workshop

On Monday 3rd February, the children took part in a Roald Dahl workshop. They watched an entertaining performance of George’s Marvellous Medicine and then put together their own Roald Dahl inspired story.


Big Bang

Roald Dahl Day

On Monday 6th January, the children took part in Roald Dahl Day. As part of this, the children completed activities linked to one of Roald Dahl’s books. They made dream jars, invented a new chocolate and drew a picture from just a description. In the afternoon, the children watched the film, Matilda which linked in with our English lessons for the week.


Christmas Bells

As part of enterprise at Hazelwood, Year 3 made their own Christmas Bells. They used yoghurt pots and paint to create the bell and then decorated it with glitter and sequins. To finish it off, they added a pipe cleaner and bell. Thank you for support with this.

Big Bang

Hinduism Day

The children took part in Hinduism Day and learnt all about the religion. They were taught about the different traditions and the festivals that are celebrated. The children designed and painted their own diva lamp, made their own sweets and created their own Rangoli pattern.


Celtic Plates

As part of our Learning Journey, the children made their own Celtic plate. They designed their symbol and carved it onto clay, before painting it.


Celtic Harmony

On Tuesday 29th October, we visited Celtic Harmony and took part in a variety of fun activities. We built huts out of wood, hunted for food and discussed the tools that Iron Age people would have used. It was a great day!


Sponsored Obstacle Course

The children took part in the sponsored obstacle course and worked hard to complete it as many times as they could.


National Poetry Day

This year, the theme was ‘Truth’ and each class wrote a poem all about it.



By 3R

At Hazelwood we value honesty

When I speak, you need to trust in me

Every time I do something

My mind goes ping!

Honesty makes me want to sing!

Truth is so lovely

So I want to speak loudly

To let you all know

That honesty is what I want to show!

This value I will not let go!

In 3R we show respect

And in return, the truth we expect

Never tell a lie

So don’t be shy

Let’s keep the truth between you and I!



Poem by 3M


Stone Age

Palaeolithic people threw spears into water to catch fish,

Palaeolithic people gathered berries and nuts too,

Palaeolithic people used to live in caves,



Hazelwood is the school with values,

Hazelwood is a democratic place,

Kindness is what makes Hazelwood great,



Family is when you do things for each other #amazing,

Everyone thinks their Mum is the best,

Brothers can be super annoying,



Squirrels have sharp claws they use to climb up trees,

Woolly Mammoths evolved into elephants,

Dolphins are very playful mammals,



Tree’s leaves only fall in September, October and November,

Autumn turns leaves orange, yellow, brown and red,

Winter is when animals hibernate,




It is good to tell the truth,

Because lying is bad,

The truth is good in many ways,

Whilst lies can make you sad.


Telling the truth is important,

We tell the truth at school,

Honesty is a value,

And it is a rule.


At home we show respect,

As it’s the right thing to do,

We tell the truth to parents,

And other people too.

 By Class 3O


Big Bang

Stone Age Day

The children took part in their Big Bang all about the Stone Age. Whilst some children were searching for food, other children were painting in the Stone Age way. In the afternoon, the children sat back and enjoyed the film ‘Early Man’ which introduced them to the Stone Age way of life.




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