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Class 3S - Year 3

Goodbye 3S! A last message and some memories from me 😊

Classes for September 2020


In September, your new class will be 4L.


Please see their class website page from the morning of Monday 13th July and watch the video to find out who your new teacher will be.

Year 3 Class Teacher Reveal

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Watch this to find out who will be the new 3S class teacher!

Welcome to 3S!

Your teacher is Miss Shilcock

If you have any difficulties accessing Purple Mash, or any questions or concerns about Home Learning, do not hesitate to contact me on

Star of the Week is...

"This week my star is a boy who consistently completes all of his work to a high standard, and who wowed me this week with his model of the solar system! My star is...Ahmed!"

Home Learning Update Monday 13th July 2020 

This week there will be a variety of writing tasks, maths games, quizzes and fun activities to do on Purple Mash. Children should also check their Purple Mash 2email accounts regularly, for news and messages from their teachers!


Our daily story is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - click on the picture to hear each part as it's uploaded!


In Year 3, we have been learning about South America and the deforestation of the Amazon. We read a book about Greta Thunberg, and held our own mini school strike for the climate!

Over Half-Term, we started making miniature books for the British Library project. Look at these beautiful little books by Fola, Keon and Ahmed - such great ideas and important messages! I wish I could read them all!

We wrote Iron Man noise poems, in the style of Edwin Morgan's 'The Loch Ness Monster's Song.' Here are a few being read by your teachers...can you spot yours?

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For science, we learned about shadows...and had a go at making some hand shadow puppets! What creatures can you see here?

Look at this amazing creative writing and inventing, by Ahmed, Keon and Malachi, based on Chapter 2 of The Iron Man!

In maths we are revising our fractions this week - look at these great resources Elda, Ahmed, Malachi and Keon have made at home, to look at equivalent fractions!

Ahmed's Crazy Cartoon Music

Cameron's Metal Machine Music

Rania's Metal Movie Music

We have been revising our Stone Age knowledge with some arts and crafts, including these beautiful cave paintings! Can you spot any Stone Age animals on the walls of these caves?

Look at these brilliant character studies made by 3S children as part of our work on 'The Wild Girl' this week!

Children in 3S made their own Place Value resources at home this week, and used them to revise their knowledge. Look at Bahja's amazing resources!

Look at these beautiful rainbows made by 3S children to support the NHS and cheer up the website!

Other links and resources

Coronavirus Story by Elsa-Support 

A Social Story to help explain the Coronavirus to children in a way they can understand

Movement and Mindfulness Video Links

Five Finger Breathing

We do this in class, and you can do it at home to keep calm and relaxed. Don't rush - enjoy it!

GoNoodle | Don't Read Like a Robot

Dance along to get your body moving and feel positive

GoNoodle | Rainbow Breath

A lovely way to practice breathing and raising your energy

Katy Perry | ROAR

Can you remember the actions? Sing along and feel resilient

Physical Education

P.E with Joe Wicks

Daily PE Lessons with Joe Wicks the Body Coach from 10am every day


White Rose Maths Home Learning - Year 3

Five high-quality maths activities uploaded weekly, in line with the Year 3 curriculum. This week...unit and non-unit fractions, and counting in tenths.

White Rose Maths Home Learning - Year 2

Finding the Year 3 activities tricky? Go back to basics with these activities from the Year 2 curriculum, than have another go! This week...making equal parts, finding half and a quarter.

Active Maths with Amber

Our friend Amber from Maths 4 Kids is making and posting videos daily, showing active ways to learn maths, as well as keep fit and happy!

Art and Design

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Mo Willems (author of We Are in a Book! and Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!) invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles

Reading and Daily Storytime

Stay at Home Stories with Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers, author of Lost and Found and The Day the Crayons Quit reads a story every day - tune in at 6pm or catch up anytime!

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

David Walliams will release a free audio story every day while the schools are closed. Currently reading The World's Worst Children! 

Amazon Audible Stories 

While the schools are closed Audible Stories are giving free access to their children's audio books, so you and your child can enjoy listening to a story together.

Storyline Online

Free videos of celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.



Our topic this half term is

The Rainforest

P.E. is on Mondays and Wednesdays. This half term we are learning net and wall games. Your child will need tracksuit bottoms, a polo top and plimsoles or black trainers.


Homework will be given on Fridays, and is due back by the following Wednesday. 


Home readers are changed on a Tuesday.


Our topic this half term is

Explorers of the Sea

Boats! We ended our topic 'Explorers of the Sea' by learning about buoyancy, density and upthrust...then making and designing some boats of our own.

The brief was to design the boat that would carry the most weight - which boat do you think looks like a winner?

We wrote haikus about our mythical sea creatures...

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...added actions to help tell the story...

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...and performed them to the class!

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Art Week! We read The Dot by Peter Reynolds, then worked together to make all this beautiful art...

Good Morning Edmonton. A shocking discovery has been made in Pymmes Park! Experts agree it is dangerous, partially invisible, ravenous, and has the power to control minds!

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In PE we have been creating a dance inspired by our topic, 'Explorers of the Sea'. We were able to improvise, choreograph, practice, remember and perform a whole dance routine!

We visited Father Stuart at All Saints Church Edmonton. He showed us all around the church...and answered a lot of our questions!

Computing - learning to write and debug simple flowcharts with Start, End, Process and Decision functions.

Investigating the amazing and mysterious properties of magnets. Can you move a paperclip without touching it? What else can you do with a magnet...?

Multiplication using towers and arrays of counters, blocks, dienes...what else can you see?

We had a brilliant time on the Golden Hinde, and Pirate Yas gave us some fascinating information about life on board a ship, about Francis Drake, and about some real pirates!

Our topic this term is

The Stone Age

We have loved learning about the Stone Age, and have made so many beautiful things! Look at our brilliant Neolithic Stone Henge models, and our Paleolithic cave paintings.

Finding parallel and perpendicular lines in everything - can you remember which is which?

Problem solving using two of our strategies - Draw the Problem and Trial and Improvement (Guess and Check).

This week, the jam sandwich robots came to 3S to teach us how to write an algorithm. It's not as easy as it looks...

Our class assembly was about the journey of "The Pebble in my Pocket" - starting 380 million years ago!

We had a wonderful time at Bruce Castle Museum. We got to see and touch some real Stone Age artefacts - including a woolly mammoth's tooth! - and to practice our archaeology skills.

In science we are learning about rocks. Here we are closely observing some special chocolate rocks...are they igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic?

We designed and made Mesolithic houses. Not everyone in the Stone Age lived in caves - during the Mesolithic and Neolithic eras there were lots of trees available for building. Would you like to live in one of these?

In 3S we have been revisiting our place value knowledge, using lots of methods and resources to help us.

We used oil pastels in warm and cool colours to create summer and winter solstice sunsets for our Stone Henge pictures. Come and see some of the finished results outside our classroom!

A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Children’s Spelling

Breakfast Club is 8:15 - 8:45 am , The cost is £1.50 per day . please pay on Parent Pay in advance , School dinners need to be paid for in advance on Parent Pay .....................