Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January

Hi Year 3.  Well that was a very different holiday wasn’t it? We all really hope you had a lovely time with family and had that well earnt rest! You deserved it for all your hard work last term.


We’re starting back in an unexpected way, but we know you are all ready to do your very best and keep your learning going.


Our topic this term is called ‘Strictly Bake Off’ and we will be looking at a range of different aspects that involve elements of keeping healthy (many of you will notice the ‘Strictly’ bit is to do with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the ‘Bake Off’ bit is to do with the Great British Bake Off.)


So, this is the Home Learning page and, over the coming weeks, you will get used to what we are asking you to do. The work set on this page is to be done on Thursday and Friday this week. New work will be set for next week.


We would like you to always have a try at the activities. Some you will be able to do with little or no support. Others you might need help from others. Over a week, you will be given three Literacy tasks to do, as well as spellings to practice and learn. In addition, there will be three Maths tasks, as well as a challenge. They will often be called ‘Task 1’ and ‘Task 2’. Task 1 is the easier and if you have time to do both and feel you can, please do them both.


You will also have a collection of other subjects to do. This might be Science, Art, DT, French, PE or any of the other subjects we teach at school. Have a go at the tasks!


We will use videos to introduce some of the tasks where one of the Year 3 teaching team will introduce it for you.


For those of you who want to extend your learning even further, there is an extension project, which you will have 5 weeks to complete. How you present it is up to you - we look forward to seeing how you decide to present your project. Don’t rush this one; it is designed for those of you who are really willing to dig a little deeper and take your time researching and presenting your work. Good luck!


Above all else, we are here for you. While we will be teaching every day in School, please do keep in touch by sending us an email through Purple Mash and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Good luck!

Day 1:

This week we would like you to do a couple of different activities for our literacy. Please log onto the online library (it’s the same log in as your Purple Mash) and choose a book to read.

In a few weeks, our Literacy is going to be based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Have a listen to the first few chapters that we have recorded for you.


Day 2 - Spellings:

In addition to this, we have set you some spellings that we will be marking weekly on Purple Mash. If possible, get your adult at home to test you too. We ask that you practice them in at least 3 different ways. On the task sheet I have given some suggestions of different ways you can practice them. Good luck – we know how fantastic you are with your spellings. A link to Purple Mash is at the bottom of this page.

Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 1
Chapter 3


Maths Investigation

Healthy Eating Code Breaker

Solve each question to get an answer.  Match your answer to the letters at the top. 

When you have solved each question you will spell out the answer to the healthy eating question.

There are a mixture of questions to solve.  Some addition, subtraction, multiplication and even fraction questions.  Remember if you are finding ½ you are dividing into two, so if you are finding ¼ you are dividing into 4.

Have a go! We know you are excellent investigators!

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other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.


We want you all to take some time to reflect on our future. Although things look a little scary for 2021, we have a lot to be grateful and thankful for. We would like you to fill in the ‘hopes for 2021’ sheet with three things you would like to happen or you would like to achieve this year. If you would like, you may colour the sheet too.


P.E at home – Week 1 – Fitness Circuits

Watch the short videos and complete the activities on the activity cards - maybe get your family involved!


How many rounds of each activity can you complete?

PSHE task

Activity 1

Healthy Hearts (7-11 Years

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Illustrated Medical Heart

Healthy Hearts video

Caring Child

Healthy Hearts tasks

Crossfit Class

Activity 2

Super Strength (7-17 Years)

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Strong Man

Strength video

Strength tasks

Keep in touch:

Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge. 

Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.

Food fact of the week: Apples

While the belief that an apple a day will keep the doctor away might not be listed as fact in medical journals, apples certainly make for a healthy snack. They're loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamin C, and they're a naturally sweet alternative to junk food!

So... How did you do?

How many rounds did you complete in total? (out of 15)

Bronze 3-9 rounds

Silver 9-12 rounds

Gold 12-15 rounds

Remember your scores we will do this again, can you beat it next time?

Warm Up Activity

Feeling Flexible 

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Flexible Woman

Flexibility Video


Flexibility tasks

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!


Reading at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.