Welcome to Year 3

Please find below a copy of the Year Group Information from the beginning of the year.

Year Group Information 2019 - 2020

Year 3 E-Safety

Year 3 Weekly Home Schooling Plan
  Week beginning
Monday 29th June 2020

Hello Year 3 & Parents,

This weekly planner shows you the lessons we be teaching to the Year 3 Keyworker children who are attending school. Please feel free to use this as a guide for your week at home. Maths lessons can be found at White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize also has work to complement each learning objective. We will continue to upload relevant worksheets. Read a book for 20 minutes each day. Remember Oxford Owl has lots of eBooks that you can read at home: Oxford Owl

BIG NEWS: Egyptian Day!
We would love it if you could dress up as an Egyptian for the day on Friday 3rd July!

The Egyptian Cinderella - Teaching PowerPoint for each day’s English lesson.

The Egyptian Cinderella - PowerPoint of the story

Monday 29th June 

English - Read the story at: YouTube

Please use The Egyptian Cinderella Week 3 Teaching PowerPoint for each day’s English lesson. Day 1: Slides 2, 3 & 4 on the PowerPoint

Draw your setting and then write words and expanded noun phrases to describe the setting you have chosen.

An example of an expanded noun phrase could be: Tall, green trees. Or Crystal blue waters

MathsMaths Starter - Flashback 4 PPT

Draw accurately - Video - White Rose Maths - Lesson 1 - Answers

ReadingRead a book for 20 minutes. You could complete a book review and achieve your next bookworm award!

Science: What is a balanced diet? (revision) - BBC Bitesize - Balanced Diet

Please choose which activity you would like to complete. There are 3 to choose from.

Worksheet 1 - Matching food Types
Worksheet 2 - Food Groups
Worksheet 3 - Food Labels

Tuesday 30th June

English Day 2: Slides 5 & 6

Use yesterday’s picture and ideas to write a setting description.
*Remember to keep your writing in the past tense. For example: ‘Tall trees grew all around, with huge green leaves that hung down.

Maths - Maths Starter - Flashback 4 PPT

Recognise and describe 2D shapes - Video - White Rose Maths - Lesson 2 - Answers

Reading - Comprehension - Egypt Diary reading - Egypt Diary questions

Topic - Lesson 8 - BBC Bitesize

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in? 
Activity - What do you believe in?

Wednesday 1st July

EnglishDay 3: Slides 7,8 & 9

Draw and begin collecting ideas for your own setting.

Write words and expanded noun phrases to describe it, using ideas from the original story.

Maths  - Maths Starter - Flashback 4 PPT

Recognise and describe 3D shapes - Video - White Rose Maths - Lesson 3 - Answers

Reading - Read a book for 20 minutes.  You could complete a book review and achieve your next bookworm 

OtherYou could make a Toilet Roll Mummy - Make a Mummy

Thursday 2nd July

EnglishDay 4: Slide 10

Use yesterday’s picture and ideas to write a setting description of your new own.

*Remember to keep your writing in the past tense. (see Tuesday’s box for guidance)

MathsMaths Starter - Flashback 4 PPT 

Telling the time to 5 minutes - Video - White Rose Maths - Lesson 4 - Answers

Reading - Comprehension - Egypt 'skim and scan'- Reading, questions and answers

P.E - Keep Active with Joe Wicks, take a bike ride in the park or play football in the garden!


In the Summer Term at school we would be improving our athletic skills. This week try to improve your throwing (push and pull).  Throwing (Push & Pull) lesson 3

Friday 3rd July

EnglishEGYPTIAN DAY: Dress as an Egyptian for the day!

Farmers in Ancient Egypt used a shaduf to lift water from the canals. They could then use this on their fields and crops.
Can you design and make your own Lego shaduf and write a set of instructions for this?
Watch this clip: Lego Egyptian shaduf for an idea!  YouTube

If you don’t have any Lego, you could make your shaduf out of junk. Here is an idea: Pinterest

Look at the Instructions Examples to give you an idea about how to set out your work.

ReadingComplete the Ancient Egyptian Word Search - Twinkl.co.uk - word search

Craft/Friday Afternoon Fun!Have a go at making your own Egyptian Sphinx model

Twinkl.co.uk - Create your own sphinx - instructions and sheet

If you cannot print this out, you could either draw your own Sphinx or follow this easy recipe to make playdough to mold your own Sphinx.

How to make playdough

Your Homework books are the perfect place to complete and store all your work.  You do not need to print lots of sheets. 

We hope you and your families are well. Keep sending in emails with photographs of your work or activities that you have been up to, it’s great to see!

Use the Year 3 email address year-3@newoscott.bham.sch.uk and send your teacher an email to keep in touch. 

Read the Keeping in touch – Year group letter number 5 – Year 3 for further details.

Remember to take a photo of yourself as an Egyptian and send it to us- we would love to see it!

Are you missing taking part in competitive sport and competitions? Don’t worry! We have entered into the Birmingham Virtual School Games thanks to our partnership with Wilson Stuart Active Society. You can represent New Oscott Primary School in a range of activities covering different sports.

There are new activities to take part in each week with prizes to be won if you are one of the highest placed athletes in Birmingham.  

To sign up visit https://www.sgochallenge.com/ and use the code WILSON. Remember to send pictures/videos in to your teachers… we would love to see how you are getting on! Good luck!

Children have been given/reminded of usernames and passwords for the following websites to access at home.

Other useful websites

Twinkl is offering access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge, to every parent and carer. 

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Classroom Secrets Kids is a completely free resource offering fantastic learning materials for you to use at home.

Setting this up is really easy to do – go to https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ then follow these steps.


  1. Click on – Sign up for free
  2. Click on – Parent Access
  3. Enter a Team name
  4. Enter how many children you are signing up for in your family and ‘Add to cart’
  5. Proceed to checkout – no bank details are needed it is completely free.
  6. Enter personal details and place order.

 You will now be able to access all the free resources on offer.



Here are some examples of some different types of writing that you could try whilst at home:

  • Non-Chronological report writing

Write a non-chronological report about Dinosaurs. Try to use: 
Subheadings e.g. The food they ate, What were their houses like? What jobs did they do?

Choose a dinosaur you would like to make a non-chronological report about. E.g. Stegosauras, Pterodactyl, T-rex.

  • Pictures 
  • adverbs e.g. Earlier that year,….. During the war,…..
    Features of a non-chronological reports - Twinkl link
  • Examples of non-choronological reports - Twinkl link

Do some research using the following web sites:

Science Kids

Kids Dinosaurs

The School Run

Douglas Cuddle Toy - Dinosaur facts

Kids Kiddle

Research information about their Diet, Habitat, Appearance and Behaviour. Use this to create a non-chronological report about your dinosaur.

  • Story writing:

Use this sentence starter to write your own story

My hair stood on end. A shiver raced down my spine and a lump came to my throat as I stood and looked at the….

You story can be about anything.

Maybe you saw a dark figure moving in the shadows.

Maybe you saw a witch flying a broomstick across the sky.

Remember to:

Write in paragraphs

Include adverbs of manner, adverbs of time, adverbs of place

Include inverted commas to punctuate speech - “How are you?” asked Miss Croton

Include conjunctions – although, when, if because, if, but, or so

Describe you character and setting

Include expanded noun phrases (two adjectives separated by a comma to describe a noun) – huge, cosy home or large, orange carrot

Story writing features - Twinkl link

  • Write an imaginary diary entry for each day – imagine that you’ve got on adventures to different places e.g. outer space, the Amazon jungle, the bottom of the ocean. Try to use: 
  • Paragraphs 
  • Adverbs for time, manner, place e.g. Later on,…... Earlier today,….. At the top of the hill,… 
  • Expanded noun phrases e.g. clear, cool stream with trees either side  

    Diary writing examples - Twinkl link
    Diary writing helpful hints - Twinkl link

Other useful websites for English:

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl

We have created Oxford Owl class accounts for all classes in year 3. You can get expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home,



Spring 2

Statistics - White Rose Maths

Money - White Rose Maths

Fractions - White Rose Maths

Spring Test 1

Spring Test 2

Unit and non-unit fractions:

There are 5 online lessons and a follow up activity for each. There are also answers for you to check your work.

White Rose Maths


Summer 1

Time - White Rose Maths

Measurement - White Rose Maths


Reading Comprehension

James and the Giant Peach - Sheet 1 - easier

James and the Giant Peach - Sheet 1 - average

James and the Giant Peach - Sheet 1 - harder

James and the Giant Peach - Sheet 1 - challenge

Recommended Reading Books for KS2

You may be able to watch some of these stories being read on YouTube or watch the film versions eg. The Iron Man

Suggested Reading Books - Page 1

Suggested Reading Books - Page 2

Suggested Reading Books - Page 3

Suggested Reading Books - Page 4

Suggested Reading Books - Page 5



Our current topic is Materials – Rocks and Soils. We have looked at how fossils are formed, what soil is made of and how it is formed, different types of rocks and their properties. We still need to look at permeability of soil.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

Useful websites include:

BBC Bitesize

Two Temple Place

The School Run

Science Kids

Education Quizzes


Our next topic is Plants:

Pupils will be taught to:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

Useful websites include:

DK Find Out

Science Kids

BBC Bitesize

Science for Kids Club



We are currently looking at The Stone Age.

I can synthesise sources of information

I can explain the impact of inventions over time

BBC Bitesize

The School Run

We will be looking at Ancient Egypt in the Summer Term

I can order key events

I can understand social structures

I can use sources to synthesise reasons for mummification

BBC Bitesize

The School Run



We have looked at Health and Fitness in P.E. and learnt about the short term effects of…

You can exercise at home and use these videos on Youtube to help you:

Youtube - Video 1

Youtube - Video 2




Rapid Router - Code for Life


Free learning packs
 Classroom Secrets

If you have any queries related to the any of the work set, or would like to email any work or photos of your work please email the below link and your class teacher will reply to you as soon as possible.


World Book day 2020

Year 3 had a great day on World Book Day this year. We had a pirate themed day using the story ‘The Pirates Next Door’ by Jonny Duddle. Some of us even dressed as pirates!


Some of us dressed as different characters:

We read the story and then learned all about different pirates. We found out that pirates were people who sailed ships around the world looking for other ships to attack. When they attacked ships, they would try to steal whatever the other ship had, especially treasure. We found out about some pirates had unusual nicknames, such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Redbeard.

                   We practised talking like pirates.

                 "Ahoy there!"

                                                                     "Land ahoy!"

                                                               "Shiver me timbers!"

                                                                      "Yo ho ho!"

We made some pirate maps.

We drew some pictures.

Sadie's Pirate

Max's Pirate

Caleb's Pirate

We wrote notes to the ‘Pirates Next Door’ sent them a message in a bottle.

George's letter

Tilly's letter

Harrison's letter

We wonder if they will write back?

We really enjoyed our day!