Miss Oram's Creative Challenge 

Create a miniature garden in a tray using materials from your garden and small world toys.



To see the long term plan for Year 3 click here.

Apricot Class - Year 3

You are all superstars. Well done! Stay safe and take care everyone.

Statutory Spelling List

For spelling words, which can also be found in the front of your reading diary, you can download them here:

100 High Frequency Words,  200 next High Frequency Words, Year 1/2 Statutory Word ListYear 3/4 Statuary Word List  


Click here for a link to the sheet sent home in the home school learning books.

Daily learning activities from the BBC:


Useful Links and Websites:




White Rose Maths Resources: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

List of times tables games and activities.

BBC teach: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/primary/zd7p47h



World of David Walliams:



Stem Science Activities:



Get Witham Reading

MP Priti Pattel has set a challenge for children and young people across her constituency to read as many books as they can by Friday 3rd  July 2020.
Anyone participating in this challenge can email her office at WithamMP@parliament.uk with the list of books they have read and a short summary of which was their favourite and why by Friday 3 July 2020. It would be useful if every entry has the child’s name, age and school included. Every child who participates will receive a certificate of participation and the winner of the most books read and best summary will receive a prize.
Alternatively, if children do not wish to participate in this challenge, they can participate in Get Witham Reading by writing a book review or a poem and sending this to her office at WithamMP@parliament.uk.

P.E Activities

During the school closure...

Please make sure you are doing physical exercise daily. Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson at 9 am every morning on his YouTube channel 'The Body Coach TV'.

Click here to see initiatives from Active Essex that support the whole family.

Check out ColchesterSSP twitter page for weekly activities to keep active.

Here is a link to Twinkl's home learning hub where you can gain access to a physical activity log and some 5 minute move workout cards.

Active Essex have also put together a timetable of classes they are doing on YouTube each day. You can find the timetable at this webpage which also contains a link to the videos: https://www.activeessex.org/keep-essex-active-youtube/

Click here for a video message from the Captain of Colchester United Football Club, Luke Prosser.


Please find information about a cricket challenge from the Colchester Blackwater Partnership here.

A normal day at school:

 If you want, you can use this as a guideline but adapt it to suit you.

A morning activity (15min).  Often quick maths arithmetic e.g. Ninja Numeracy, TTRockstars, Morningchallenge.com  

- Chat about the day ahead/watching and discussing Newsround

- Maths (1 hour)  - Break (15 min)

- English (1 hour)   - Lunch (50 min)

- Spelling (15 min) Each lesson in a week will focus on one of the following: Learn the pattern (Spellzone can help),  Practice the spellings (No Nonsense Spelling ideas help with this),  Apply (write the words in sentences. Online dictionaries and thesauruses help with this) and lastly, Assess (a quick, no pressure test at the end of the week to see which ones are sticking and which need more practise).

- Foundation subject (1.5 hours). This could be one of the project tasks set in the homelearning books.

- Reading (20 min)

Tasks to complete at home:

Please remember the tasks below are a guide as ideas for activities you could complete. Do not feel you must complete all of them but they are included below for those who would like to follow the lessons as a structure.

Activities set week beginning 18.5.20

Maths activities for this week: Day 1: Comparing three digit numbers. PowerPoint presentation to support lesson1. Day 2: Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. Day 3: Order amounts of money. Day 4: Add and Subtract Money. PowerPoint presentation to support lesson 4. Day 5 Pictograms.

Possible English activities for each day: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5. Word classes PowerPoint.

BBC Bitesize are also continuing with their activities here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Activities linked to robots: Shape robot activity. Robots reading comprehension.

A new battle of the band has been set on TTrockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

A great website for learning languages: https://www.duolingo.com/

Activities set week beginning 11.5.20

Maths activities this week are linked to multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and telling the time. These activities follow a similar structure/format to the English activities that have been set. We have completed activities linked to multiplying in class previously but the time activities will be new learning for this year. Resources to support these elements can be found within the link to each lesson. Further information for some lessons are also provided via PowerPoint.

Lesson 1: Multiply and divide by 10 and 100. PowerPoint presentation to support lesson 1. Lesson 2: Multiply and divide. Lesson 3: Analogue and digital times. PowerPoint presentation to support lesson 3. Lesson 4: Match analogue and digital. Lesson 5: Telling the time. PowerPoint to support lesson 5.

Possible English activities for each day: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5. Adverbs PowerPoint, Clauses and Conjunctions PowerPoint (can be used to support some lessons)

BBC Bitesize are also continuing with their activities here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

More activities linked to robots can be found here. Activity 1: Robots true or false. Activity 2: Robots around the world. Activity 3: You could also watch this video on the Literacy Shed website https://www.literacyshed.com/girlandrobot.html Ideas for activities to complete linked to this can be found below the video.

Further ideas for art activities can be found on the BBC Bitesize website at this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zn3rkqt

For the next PSHE lesson from Coram Life Education follow this link: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/SCARF-home-learning-plans-set-3

Activities set week beginning 4.5.20

This week, White Rose lessons are linked to money and the three times tables. Unlike with the White Rose fractions unit, we have looked at these areas of maths in class and so there should be areas of this that the children recognise. These lessons can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Lesson 1: Convert pounds and pence, Lesson 2: Add Money, Lesson 3: Subtract Money, Lesson 4: Multiply and Divide by 3. Keep an eye on the website for the challenge for Day 5 - Fridays challenge are usually for the whole of KS2 but questions 1, 2, 3 and 4 are usually suitable for Year 3.

Possible English Activities for each day: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5. Dialogue PowerPoint (can be used to support some lessons).

BBC Bitesize are also continuing with their activities here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Coram Life Education, who we use for our PSHE lessons within school and who visit each year with the Life Bus, have put a couple of lessons for home learning onto their website. They can be found on the following links:

Lesson 1 (Keeping Myself Healthy): https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/SCARF-home-learning-plans-set-1 

Lesson 2 (Staying Safe Online): https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/SCARF-home-learning-plans-set-2

Ideas for art activities can be found here: Activity Set 1, Activity Set 2

Activities set week beginning 27.4.20

The next four White Rose lessons can be found here:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Lesson 1: Add Fractions, Lesson 2: Subtract Fractions, Lesson 3: Problem Solving, Lesson 4: Problem Solving.

Again, these have not changed from those set over Easter so you may have completed these. If you would therefore like further activities you can find them here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

Possible English Activities: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5. Past and present tense PowerPoint, Perfect form PowerPoint, Progressive tense PowerPoint.

For further ideas for curriculum activities you could try some of these activities linked to robots as this would be our planned Summer Term topic.

Design your own robot - what would it do? Why? If you would like a frame for your writing you could use this frame

Order these events to create your own robot timeline. Choose one or two of these events to research and find more information about.

Activities set week beginning 20.4.20

White Rose are continuing their maths lessons linked to fractions. The next four lessons are on the website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Watch the video for each day explaining the concept and then use the activity and answer sheets to complete the lessons.

Lesson 1: Equivalent Fractions (2), Lesson 2: Equivalent Fractions (3), Lesson 3: Comparing Fractions, Lesson 4: Ordering Fractions. Lesson 5 has not yet been uploaded but keep watching the website.

If you have been completing these activities over Easter these have not changed and you may therefore have already completed some of them. If this is the case and you would like further maths activities you can find them here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

Possible English Activities: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5. GR text - Purple is best (needed to support some lessons). Prepositions PowerPoint, Present Perfect PowerPoint (these can be used to support some lessons if required.

BBC are also launching a new home learning website with activities set daily. Find the first set of lessons here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1

This link has also been added at the top of the page under the home learning sheet.


Activities set week beginning 30.3.20:

White Rose are continuing their maths lessons linked to fractions. The next five lessons are now on the website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Watch the video for each day explaining the concept and then use the activity and answer sheets to complete the lessons.

Lesson 6: Fractions on a number line. Lesson 7: Fractions of a set of objects (1). Lesson 8: Fractions of a set of objects (2). Lesson 9: Fractions of a set of objects (3). Lesson 10: Equivalent fractions.

Possible English activities: Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. Day 4. Day 5. Diary of a Lively Labrador text (needed to support lessons).

Further ideas for curriculum activities (could be used alongside those from the home learning book sent out): Science Powerpoint (parts of a plant). You could then draw and label your own plant and write information for why each part of the plant is important.

Link to Premier League Primary Stars who are uploading a weekly challenge for children to complete: 


 Activities set week beginning 23.3.20:

White Rose Maths have 5 great lessons linked to Fractions (our next unit). Use this link to access these lessons:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

For each day there is a video introducing the new concept. A question sheet for you to have a go at and an answer sheet to check how you got on. Remember when using fractions the bottom number is called the denominator and tells you how many equal parts make the whole. The numerator is the top number and shows you how many parts you have.

I have added the questions sheets below but I would recommend, if you can, using the link to the website to watch the videos for more information.

Lesson 1: Unit and Non Unit Fractions. Lesson 2: Making the whole. Lesson 3: Tenths. Lesson 4:Count in tenths. Lesson 5: Tenths as a decimal.

Jane Considine is providing English Sentence Stacking live at 9:45am each day. These will be on her youtube channel. The link to the information is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs3rCIhtQso. She has then provided a link to the channel where the lessons will be taking place.

Further English activities: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

 Activities set Week beginning 16.3.20

This week we are looking at statistics. Try to complete these pictogram activities.

Further maths activities: addition, subtraction, money, multiplication and division facts and 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication.

List of times tables games and activities.

We have been looking at animals including humans in science. Complete the skeleton activity identifying bones in the human body.



Let us know about the learning you are doing. What have you enjoyed? What do you need help with? What would you recommend to others?

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Charlotte(less than a week ago)

When I went on ttrs I went on garage and got the glich so Apricot multiply are on 2145 points now because I got 290 more points for us.

Charlotte(less than a week ago)

I think my TTRS has been hacked because when I went onto the shop, it said I recently bought a doctor and nurse outfit when I haven't. I realised there was a battle of the bands and Iv'e now got my team, Apricot multiply up to 976 points.

Carmen(less than a week ago)

This week I have been doing some more maths and English work, I have also done a covid 19 time capsule for me to keep, I have been playing in the hot tub and spending time with my baby sister, I have also been helping mummy with the cooking and catching up with my friends in FaceTime. I spent a week with my daddy and he helped me with some more maths homework.

Miss Jaggard(about a week ago)

Hello, that sounds like a fantastic activity. Well done Thomas.

Thomas S-R(about a week ago)

Today Thomas has been making balloon powered lego cars. He found out that the heavier the car the shorter the distance it travelled.

Miss Jaggard(about a week ago)

Hello, great to hear you have been continuing with your fantastic activities. Thomas, doing PE outside when you can and a range of different activities sounds great. Charlotte, golf in the garden sounds great too. Well done for doing some time zones activities as well as maths and English. Cooking sounds like a lot of fun. Well done, take care and stay safe.

Charlotte(less than a month ago)

Yesterday my dad gave me a golf lesson in the garden. Today I done time zones for geography as well as my English and maths. And tonight I am going to cook pasta and spaghetti bolognaise on my own it will be delicious.

Thomas(less than a month ago)

We do Joe's PE outside - more room - but on wet days we have done Cosmic Kids Yoga instead - little less running and jumping than Joe. They do different themes - last week we did a minecraft one and a pokemon one.

Miss Jaggard(less than a month ago)

Hello, great to hear you all been doing so many great activities. Well done Charlotte for creating a tin can mouse for Miss Orams challenge and good idea to draw on the notes. Jackson great to hear you have been completing some of the maths and English activities and the cooking sounds like a lot of fun. Evie well done for continuing with the maths and English activities and great to hear what you have been learning about across the curriculum. Carmen, great to hear that you have also been completing some of the maths and English work. Take care everyone and stay safe

Carmen(less than a month ago)

Carmen has been doing the maths activities today with money, and also some English from twinkle.

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