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        Academic Year 2019 - 2020

"Be kind to one another and build each other up"

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Welcome to the Year 3 class page. Here you will find out about all the great things we have been up to at school. We look forward to your support throughout the school year.

                      Mrs Englefield and Mrs Flaherty


Apologies for the cancellation of last week's Zoom meeting- this was due to unforeseen technical difficulties. We will Zoom for one final time, this Wednesday (15th July) and can discuss last week's comprehension task. See you then!

Home Learning


The below is a suggested timetable of Home Learning- based upon our class timetable- that you may wish to use:


Learning Logs

Please check back here for ideas for your 'Learning Log' projects:






Keith’s Poetry-by-heart

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This week, try learning ‘Wind on the Hill’ by A.A.Milne.



Please keep checking 'MyMaths' for personalised tasks and use 'Time Table Rockstars' to practise multiplication recall.

White Rose Maths


'Fluency Friday' tests

I will be uploading new papers here regularly. I include both Stage 2 and Stage 3- so choose the one you usually use in class. Good luck! 

Keith’s Logic puzzle of the week

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Have a go at this one- solution posted Thursday.

Topic: Extreme Earth


We begin a new topic! In it, we will learn about the destructive powers of nature, from volcanoes and earthquakes to tsunamis and tornadoes. Through information and practical tasks, we will learn about how and why these natural phenomena occur, and the ways in which they affect people and the environment.











At this point in the school year, we would ordinarily be undertaking a unit of work about communicating, which is perfect for our lives at the moment! As such, it would be great if you could have a think about the role of email.

Have a look at the picture below, explaining how email works:

Please then think about and discuss the rules for email using the below document:

If you have an email account, why not try drafting and sending an email to a friend or family member? I would love to here about how you get on.

Use the following guide to help, if you wish:


Scratch activities

Of course, you can continue to add to our class account of Scratch projects. I have saved a number of new ones in there which you could remix and tweak to make your own. Or use the guides below to code from, er, SCRATCH!

Well done to James and Eddie for some fantastic coding on our Year 3 Scratch account! Great stuff!


Use this time at home to explore music: listen to radio and make a note of pieces and songs you particularly like and why, use tablet apps such as 'GarageBand' to learn to play virtual instruments and even have a go at composing your own songs!

Ms Heap's music for Year 3

Ms Heap, our Music teacher from ArtForms has provided us with a home learning Music lesson!

Introduction to Opera

Why not use this time to take yourselves on a totally new musical journey? Have a watch of the following video about what Opera music is and how it is performed:


Take the opportunity to explore Musical History via our St Urban's Music page:


There are plenty of opportunities to get up and get moving, during your time at home. Join Joe Wicks on YouTube every morning at 9 with his 'Body Coach' live-streamed PE session to start the day in the right way! Also, why not have a go at making your own 'Wake up, shake up' choreography to your favourite song?

Have a go at these PE challenge cards- adapted especially for use at home, during this time:

Leeds Rhinos PE Challenges


Continuous Line Drawing

Have a go at some continuous line drawing! Continuous line drawings are made by keeping the pen or pencil in contact with the paper for the duration of the exercise, and by matching speed of looking with speed of drawing.


Why not visit an art gallery? No, I don't mean breaking lockdown rules, I mean visit a VIRTUAL art gallery! Have an amble around the following:

If you've had a good explore and are left feeling inspired, why not set up your own 'gallery' of artwork in your home? Or build your own virtual art gallery on Minecraft and screenshot it to send to me- I'd love to see them!




Academic Year 2018/19


  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.   

(Romans 12:12)



Welcome to the Year 3 class page. Here you will find out about all the great things we have been up to at school. We look forward to your support throughout the school year.


Mr Farrell and Mrs Murphy



P.E. will be on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Your child's kit needs to be kept in school till half term.  Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.


Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please ensure that your child's book is in their bag everyday.


Please hear your child read at home.


Please check your child's bag for letters and other communication.


Trip to Murton Park - Roman Day


On Monday 8th July 2019, as part of our history topic about the Romans, the children enjoyed becoming roman soldiers for the day. The children had a wonderful day and enjoyed the experience. 



20 December 2018


Today, Year 3 have been busy in the kitchen with Mr Farrell.  On the menu today was PIZZA!!!

We split the group into 5 groups and they took turns helping to prepare the pizzas.  Afterwards they sat back and enjoyed eating. Delicious!!!

































w/c  4 November 2018


Welcome back everyone.  We hope you are all feeling refreshed and ready for a busy half term!!





Year 3 have been working hard as a team to produce a lovely classroom display, commemorating those who have died in war and a 100 years since the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918.











w/c 4 November 2018




Diwali is celebrated today Wednesday 7 November 2018.  It is a festival of lights and Hindus celebrate it with joy.


The children enjoyed listening to the story about Rama and Sita.  Afterwards they made a start on their Diwali artwork.










Watch this space for pictures of the finished artwork!!!


International week


This week we have been learning about Lithuania.  A big THANK YOU to Daniels mum and Aurelia/Vilas mum.  They both very kindly, gave us some traditional Lithuanian food to try in class.















Grandparents day


Year 3 had an enjoyable morning on grandparents day.  They all spent the morning making harvest crafts.






















In Science we are studying the growth, pollination and reproduction of plants. We disected a tulip so we could see first-hand the male and female parts of a plant.

Erupting Volcanoes!!! We made some volcanoes in Art then recreated a volcanic eruption through a chemical reaction.

In Geography we have been studying the more extreme side of our planet. We have looked closer at the planet and the different layers that are under our feet.

In Science we have been looking at the different push and pull forces that act upon us in everyday life. Here are some of our freeze frames of forces in action.

As part of our Geography topic of Western Europe, we have studied the differing cultures. We sampled some of their culinary delights.

Other Faith Week - Judaism

As part of Other Faith Week, Year 3 visited the Beth Hamidrash Hagadrol Synagogue in Meanwood.We learnt lots of interesting things about Judaism. In class we attempted to make our own paper dreidels - a traditional game played during Hanukkah.

Year 3 have had their baking heads on. We have created some egg-less cookies.

Year 3 Class Mass


Year 3 took part in the first class Mass of this school year. Fr. Gerrard led the service providing the children with the opportunity to reflect upon the gifts they all have. The reading from St Paul's letter to the Romans emphasised this point by stating:

'All of us, in union with Christ, from one body, and as parts of it we belong to each other. Our gifts differ according to the grace given to us.'


Year 3 were reverent throughout and are looking now to the new year when they will be making their first Sacrament of Reconciliation.











International Week! We studied the country of Iraq and learnt lots of interesting information. Here are some pictures from our assembly.

Year 3 have been exploring the scientific topic of rocks and soil. As part of this we became paleontologists and went on a fossil hunt!

Year 3 have been in the kitchen this week, cooking up some tasty snacks. We created some Mexican cuisine by making turkey enchiladas!

Maths Challenge 25.09.17

In R.E. we looked at how Jesus wants us to behave as part of the Christian family.

Year 3 are studying rocks and soil in Science. We found some of the rocks are around us everyday and discovered their uses.

Maths Challenge 18.09.17