Year 3 Blog Work w/c 4th May

Hello Maple and Redwood,

We hope you are all happy and well. Hopefully you are getting used to the new way of working on the blog. Well done for persevering and doing your best, as always. Thank you to those of you who have been sharing your work and letting us know how you are getting on. Please keep this up – we love hearing from you.

As before, there will be 5 lessons available for English and Maths.
Please aim to complete at least 3 of the lessons.

Just like last week, there will also be 3 wider curriculum activities, as well as a spelling/phonics activity.

If you would like to get in touch with either of us, please leave a comment on this post. You can use your first name and your class name as your ’email address’ if you want to leave a comment e.g. Max@RedwoodClass. You can also email us:

Keep an eye on the blog for this week’s video too. A huge well done to those of you who have had a go at some baking! Miss Bailey has really enjoyed seeing so many delicious-looking cakes and she will share a few this week 🙂

Take care everyone,

Miss Bailey & Mr Bettles


We understand that some of you found the Oak Academy lessons tricky to navigate. Hopefully this is getting easier but this week, we thought we would try the BBC English lessons.

These can be accessed on the website below. Work through the lessons in order, starting with the 4th May. There will not be a lesson on Friday because it is a bank holiday.


It sounds like lots of you are enjoying the White Rose maths’ lessons so we will continue to use these:

Please complete Week 2 (Adding and Subtracting Fractions) – remember to work through in order. 

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the activity.
  3. Check your answers.

If you’ve made a mistake, can you figure out why?



Keep learning your Year 3 / 4 common exception words (there should be a copy in your reading record, your home learning pack and you can also find them online). If you would like to practise some more phonics, check out Mrs Felstead’s videos on the Year 2 page on the blog. 

Spelling Activity:

Look again at the ‘ough’ spelling. As we explored in phonics, this spelling can make several sounds. Think about the words through and thought. How is the sound different?

Use this activity to practise this spelling:


Wider Curriculum Task 1 – Science

Forces – What is Friction?

Friction is a force between two surfaces that are sliding, or trying to slide, across each other. For example, when you try to push a book along the floor, friction makes this difficult.

Investigation –  Which surface is best for a toy car to move along?

  • Find a toy car, test pushing it along several different surfaces such as carpet, hard floor, grass, paper or cardboard.
  • Record your findings.
  • Which surface did it move best on? Can you explain why, using your science knowledge?

Wider Curriculum Task 2 – Art

Wider Curriculum Task 3 – Geography

Introduction to Maps

Use the website below to learn how to read a map and compass:

Then complete the activities.

Too much screen time?

Ask an adult if they have a map you can spend some time looking at. An Ordnance Survey one would be great! See if you can work out what the different symbols mean.


Additional ActivitiesIf you have completed all the tasks and want to carry on learning you can use any of the below.

Maths –

Reading and Writing – ​
Spellings – use your year 3/4 spellings and pick 10 words to practise. 
Choose something to read at home – anything with words!
Visit Mrs Rew’s Library Page: (Password: Take5)



5 thoughts on “Year 3 Blog Work w/c 4th May

  • 4th May 2020 at 11:06 am

    Hello Miss Bailey and Mr Bettles!

    Thank you for the video message.

    I did my maths and got them all right.

    Activity 1
    Her first year.
    A troublemaker.
    She is tall and thin with long plaits.
    She chews her plaits.

    Activity 2
    Mildred – Impression And evidence
    Not a good witch . She turned Ethel into a pig not a frog
    Clumsy. Hat is wrong way round.

    Ethel – impression and evidence
    Not nice at all. Laughs at people.
    Boastful. Thinks she’s better than everyone.

    Activity 3
    I think Mildred will be able to Reverse the spell.
    I wonder if a teacher will come.
    I don’t think the pig will run away.

    Hope you both a great day
    Mr Bettles I have been doing a keepie Uppie Challenge with Alana I can only do 5 ):
    How many can you do

    • 4th May 2020 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Lucas,
      Lovely to hear from you again. I’m so pleased with how much you comment on the blog 🙂
      Well done for completing the activities. It looks like you have completed the English from the 1st May. Don’t worry, this is fine as it’s all good practice, but the lessons have got dates on.
      So today’s date is 4th May, so if you were doing this week’s you would have learned about using inverted commas to show speech.
      Don’t worry, but perhaps tomorrow you can do the English for 5th May, which should be expanded noun phrases.

      I have messaged Mr Bettles and (prepare yourself…), he says he can do 250 keepie uppies!!! It blew my mind – I think he might be a robot.

      Have a lovely day.

      Miss Bailey

      • 4th May 2020 at 12:31 pm

        Wow 250 keepie uppies!!? That’s a lot
        Sorry for doing the wrong one
        I’ll do 5th may tomorrow

  • 4th May 2020 at 1:42 pm


    Mis Bailey i have completed all my blog work

    It was lots of fun

    • 5th May 2020 at 8:18 am

      Well done you, Max! Keep up the excellent work. 🙂
      Miss Bailey


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