Happy Summer!

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for working so hard this year. During this very time, whether it be in school or at home, you have all been amazing! Parents included! Your children make a truly wonderful class of Year 3s.

We would also like to thank you for all your super cards and kind & generous gifts.

Finally, we hope you all have a lovely summer holiday, you deserve it!

Mrs Smout & Mrs Hilditch x


Picnic Day!

Hello everyone, we hope you’ll be able to attend the class picnic on Wednesday.  Please remember to bring a picnic blanket and please, please, please remember any school reading books that you need to return – our class boxes are looking pretty sparse at the moment!

We’re really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow x


Whoop Whoop – we’ve made it!

Well done all of you for all of the work you have done throughout this past few months.  Thank you to all of the amazing parents out there who have worked to hard to help you with your home learning as well as working from home themselves.  We have been so proud of all of you and so thankful for your support.

We really hope that many of you will be able to visit for the picnic on Wednesday, myself and Mrs Smout would love to see you.  You’ll also be able to collect your school workbooks from this year.

As it is the last week of term we’d usually fill the week with nice activities, so with this in mind we will still post a link to the White Rose maths work if you wish to continue with this, otherwise we will just post a selection of activities that you may want to try over the week rather than a post of things to do everyday.  You are still of course welcome to message me and send any work but please don’t feel that you have to send something you have completed everyday.

End of term suggested activities:

We’d normally have a really good classroom sort out this week – emptying trays, sorting through cupboards and drawers, tidying and organising reading books and so on.  We though that this may be a good time to have a good sort out and tidy of your room at home or ask your parents if there are any other jobs that need doing around the house.

We’d also normally be doing our Design and Technology weeks around this time, so can you do some baking with and adult or design and make a healthy lunch.  Can you choose a product in your house – a lamp, a bag, some shoes, a desk – anything really- and then extend the range by designing your own version?  Label your designs with what functions and features your product has, what materials it would be made out of and why.  You may also choose to write and design an advert for your product using your best persuasive language.

Have a snuggly film afternoon – needs no explanation!!!

Go out on an adventure – go for a walk as a family around the beautiful countryside in which you are so lucky to live.

Have a picnic lunch in your garden if the weather’s nice.

Have a board game morning.  If others in your family are able to spend some time together with you it could be great fun – although watch it doesn’t start too many arguments if you are all competitive! It could be a very long summer otherwise!

Have a home sports day get the family involved (sorry again!)  try the standing long jump, egg and spoon race, a sack race with old pillow cases, make an obstacle course – there are lots of events you can recreate at home.

Enjoy some quiet reading time, maybe even take your book on your walk and find a nice spot where you could all sit for a peaceful reading session – like a book picnic! Or build a den in your room where you can hide away with your book.

Host an end of term lockdown family quiz – you could ask questions to do with all of the topics you have covered this term, any films or tv shows you’ve watched, games you’ve played and so on.  You could maybe even get other family members involved over Zoom.

You could host your own family music festival day.  You could find out about and listen to your parents’ favourite music and have a disco in the garden.

Have some time to just be creative – draw a picture, write a story, a poem or a song, make up a dance or gymnastic routine.

Try some more of the Draw with Rob videos from you tube.

Have a go at some of the other Year 3 or Year 2 units from the ilearn2 website, please just email to ask if you need a pupil code for any of the units.

See if you have any old card tubes from wrapping paper or kitchen roll – or better still any old guttering – and make a marble run or ball run in the garden.

Find some time to treat your grown ups and say thank you for all of the time, effort and energy they have put in to teaching you at home.  They definitely deserve some treats, make them a card, a medal, a trophy, you could ask someone to help you make them breakfast in bed (be sensible and safe!) or offer to get them a cold drink from the fridge! (They’ll need it!)

Most importantly, celebrate all the wonderful work you have done be proud of yourselves and enjoy your last official week as Year 3s.  You have all been amazing – We will miss you so much next year.


Maths – Year 3


Monday Activity    Monday answers

Tuesday activity     Tuesday answers

Wednesday activity       Wednesday answers

Thursday activity        Thursday answers

Whole School White Rose resources

Reading Books

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the summer holidays.

Please can we request that everyone has a good search at home to find any school reading books that may be lurking around?  Please bring them into school when you attend your class picnic where a large labelled box will be placed to collect the books for your class.

It would be really helpful to have the books back next week so that we can ensure they are returned to the correct classroom, ready for next year.

I will also place boxes by the office if you are not attending the picnic so that you can drop them off at any point over next week.

We hope you have enjoyed reading them and we look forward to seeing you at the picnics next week!

Mrs Hilditch x


Please could I also ask if any of you have a book at home that you have enjoyed but no longer read and would like to donate it to our class library for the Year 3s next year that would be really appreciated.  If would also be really lovey if you could stick a little note in the front with a sentence about the book and who it is from as I really think this will encourage others to choose that book.

For example

This is a really funny adventure story.

I hope you enjoy it.

Donated by

Mrs Hilditch x

Thank you in advance to any of you who are able to do this.

Friday 10th July

Hello Fabulous Friday!

Maths – I would like you to have a go at the Maths challenges, please.Maths 

English – Today I’m giving you Free Write Friday! Take some inspiration from one of these pictures below and write your own piece. This could be a story, a diary entry, a letter, a report, a poem…I’m leaving it up to you!

Halloween spooky castle background Royalty Free Vector Image40 Creative Birthday Party Ideas for Kids (1 to 8 Years Old)A green angry monster Royalty Free Vector ImageAustralia's best beaches: 10 places with superb sand 'n' surf ...Robert E. Lee school fire - YouTube

Cute Cartoon Girl On Bike With Flowers Royalty Free Cliparts ...The Zoo (2017 TV series) - Wikipedia

As it’s art week, you may like to listen to this story about a famous artist called Frida Kahlo

The Bravest Girl in the World

Coronavirus impact: Behind-the-scenes look at Frida Kahlo exhibit ...

Mrs Gwyther will post your art task for today.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Smout

Thursday 9th July

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your Art week!

Today we will find out about the artist, Henri Matisse. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of Modern Art as his art work influenced many artists during the 20th century. Some of his paintings were sold for over $20 million! Read this factsheet to find out more…Matisse


Can you find the word debt in the text? Find out what it means.

Can you find the word somber? Find out what it means. (This word can also be spelt as sombre)

Can you answer these questions:

  1. Where was Matisse born?
  2. How did he start painting?
  3. Which artist influenced him to change his style?
  4. What made Matisse go into debt?
  5. How did this affect his work?
  6. When did Matisse meet Pablo Picasso?
  7. What did Matisse call his technique of creating paper collages?

Here are some of Matisse’s paper collages:

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors Exhibition at Lady Lever Art GalleryPhotos: Henri Matisse Cutouts: The Joy of 'Painting With Scissors'The Red Spot at the Puerta del Sol

The one on the right is of Icarus, a Greek mythological figure. He is shown on a rich blue background with striking yellow sunbursts around him. You could take a look at this simple version of the Greek myth ‘Icarus and Daedalus’ told through dance. It starts when they are both in prison (put there by King Minos) for helping the Queen and their daughter, Ariadne.  Icarus and Daedalus

Maths: Please continue with White Rose Maths, Day 4 Thursday maths y3   Answers

Mrs Gwyther will post your Arty Afternoon Activity. 



Art Week Day 4

The artist for today is Henri Matisse.

Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of colour and his original ideas. Matisse started to create large scale paper collages. He called the technique ‘painting with scissors’.

Have a go at creating your own cut out collages. Use simple shapes and bright colours. Cut and arrange your pieces before you start sticking!


Wednesday 8th July

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your arty week at home.


Please continue with White Rose

Wednesday Activity

Wednesday Answers

Whole school resources here


Please complete the reading comprehension below and find some time to read a good book.

For those who haven’t seen Shropshire Libraries are allowing you to register for a library card online and then you can instantly access a huge range of ebooks.


Below is a link to some reading comprehensions about famous people who have used nature to inspire their work. Please read the text and complete the questions.  There are 3 levels to choose from, please just complete the one most suitable for you.

Art and Nature

Afternoon Work

Please see Mrs Gwyther’s post with some ideas about art work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.  Please send in any photos of work you create – we have a big display board to fill!


Picnic Plans

Firstly, we would like to offer heartfelt thanks to our wonderful school community. The support and understanding that our parents have shown during this incredibly difficult time has been enormously appreciated. We are all really sad that this pandemic has not allowed us to bring all the children back into school before the summer holidays but we do want to mark the end of this memorable year.

We would like to offer all our children the chance to come into school for an open-air picnic in the last week of term. Parents are welcome to join us with younger siblings. We will need parents to supervise their own children at all times and to maintain social distancing from other families and staff. We want this to be a happy time but we need everyone to recognise that children can’t run about to play as they would usually. This will be an opportunity to say goodbye to their teacher from this year and to meet up – albeit in a socially distanced way – with their classmates. 

Our plans are dependent on the weather being pleasant enough for the children to sit outside. If we have to change or cancel our plans we will notify you by text. 

When are the picnics?
Picnic times: 12.30 – 1.15

Mon 13th July – Y4 (room 6) and Y2 (room 3)
Tues 14th July- Y1 (room 5)
Wed 15th July – Y3 (room 2), YR (room 4) and Y5 (room 7)

Thurs 16th July – Y6 (room 8) – this picnic will begin at 1pm and will last until 2pm to enable some of our end of year traditions to take place. More details will be shared with the Year 6 children and parents on the Room 8 page.

Key Information:

  • all the picnics will take place outside and children will need to bring their own packed lunch with them.
  • children may bring a picnic blanket to sit on.
  • children currently attending school in a key worker bubble will also attend the picnic but will sit in a slightly different – adjacent – area outside. 
  • if your child attends key worker care but wouldn’t usually attend on the day of their picnic, you may bring them to join the picnic and they will need to sit with you and maintain social distancing from other children and families. 
  • we will ask the children to sit with a suitable space between them. 
  • access to school toilets will be very limited and can only be used in an emergency – we would be very grateful if families could support us by making sure children have gone to the toilet and washed their hands before arriving at school.
  • adults dropping off and collecting children are asked to maintain a suitable distance between themselves and others.

Arriving for the picnic

When you arrive at school you will need to follow the signs to walk your child around to their picnic area on the school field. Parents are welcome to attend with their child but will be responsible for maintaining social distancing from staff and other families. 

Collecting your child from the picnic

When it is time to collect your child we would like you to walk around school to collect your child from their picnic space and make your way (in an anti-clockwise route) around the school and back out through the staff car park.