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This term our topic is Scrumdiddlyumptious! We are having a fabulous time learning all about different types of food!


Topic overview:

Scrumdiddlyumptious Tuck in and enjoy a journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, vegetables and tantalising treats! Work up an appetite with delicious sties about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read - and write your own too. Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you to grow up fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious food. And here’s food for thought - if you are what you eat - what does that make you? 


Ideas for home learning 

• Write a shopping list for your family’s weekly menu and work out how much it should cost each week.

• Keep a food diary to record the different types of food you eat over the week/ weekend. Report back to your teacher/class/adults at home, in your opinion, has your family got a balanced diet? 

• Make an alphabetic list of foods from A to Z. Is it possible? Are there any that you would like to try? 

• Make an information booklet about a festival that involves eating a special type of food. 

• Make a dish from a recipe book and take photographs to share back at school. Do not forget to wash your hands though! 

• Write an imaginative story which starts… ‘You’re not going to eat me are you?’ said the…. 

• Plan yourself a weekly exercise programme and encourage the people at home to complete it with you! 




In writing we are currently looking at all the roles involved within the film and acting industry. We are becoming script writers and will be transforming our scripts into short performances.

Writing ideas for at home. 

Project 1: The Time Travelling Machine Pretend you have gone into a time-travelling machine and ended up in the past – or perhaps, future. Write a story about your adventure, don’t forget to talk about: What do you see? What does the place look like? Who do you meet? What do they look like? What do they eat and drink? Where do they live? 

Project 2: There’s An Alien Under The Bed! Write a story about an Alien hiding under your bed. Don’t forget to talk about: What does the alien look like? Is it tall or short? Friendly or Angry? What does the Alien sound like? Smell like? Feel like? How does it walk and move? Where has it come from and why is it in your house!? 

Project 3: A Whole New World Imagine you have landed a spacecraft on a new planet. Write a story about your adventure. Try to include things about what can you see? Hear? Smell? Taste? Do people live here? Are there animals? Are there plants?

Project 4: The Secret Formula You have been given a special drink by a silly scientist; he wants to explore what happens if you drink it. Imagine what happens when you drink this secret formula. Try to describe what it tastes like, smells like and looks like. What happens if you eat or drink the scientist’s crazy concoction, what will happen to you? Write a story about your adventure. 

Project 6: The Magician’s School Imagine you are asked to go to a magic school like Hogwarts. Write a story detailing your adventures at your new school. Don’t forget to describe the teachers and the subjects they teach. Do they teach maths and English or do they teach special magic subjects? Which is your favourite teacher? Why? Do you have many friends? What are their names? What do they look like? Do they have any special talents? 



English - Reading In Year 3 we love reading and it would be brilliant if you can share a text with your children every day. Throughout the year one of the things we are working on is our reading speed. We are aiming to read 110 words per minute. Challenge your children to a speed reading challenge. 

Reading Vipers 

Reading Vipers is a range of reading prompts based on the 2016 reading content taken from the National Curriculum. 

Vocabulary Questions 

• Which words tells you that….? 

• Which key word tells you about the characters mood? 

•Find one word in the text that means… 

Inference Questions 

•How do these words, …., make the reader feel? 

•How can you tell that…? 

• What voice might these characters use? Why?

 • Who is telling the story? 


• From the cover what do you think this book will be about

• What is happening now? What happened before? What do you think will have next? 

• What does this paragraph suggest will happen next? What makes you think this? 


• Why is the text arranged this way? 

• The mood of the character changes throughout the text. Find and copy phrases which show this? 



In Maths we are looking at converting units of measure. We will be learning how to convert meters into centimetres and kilometres into meters.


Children will be expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. It would be ideal if they knew them all by the end of Year 3 though.

• Recall the times tables in a chant. It is important to chant the whole statement, rather than just the answers. 

• Practice starting the times tables in different orders. 

• Create times tables dominoes. Can you match the question to the answer? 

• Create the times tables by grouping objects that you have around the house. 

• Play times table bingo. 

• Create a times table song. 

• Use of online games. 

• Practice them walking to school. 


Spring Term


Week beginning 19th February 2018


This week in English we have been learning about instructions. Our week started with our teachers becoming robots and we had to give them clear instructions to make a jam sandwich. Our instructions made a lot of mess and the jam went everywhere! To end the week Mr Connolly gave us a brief cooking demonstration on how to make a pancake. We then had to turn all of the information we were given into a set of instructions! Mr Connolly was very proud of what we achieved!



In maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction with numbers into the thousands! We have found it challenging, especially when regrouping! Next week we will applying these skills to solve tricky problems, we cannot wait!


In topic we looked at fair trade. We did not realise how much of an impact buying bananas or chocolate could have on someones life. When shopping now we will be looking to spot the fair trade logo!


Check in next week for a summary of our learning. 

Snow Day Work



Choose one of the following three activities to complete:

1. Write a newspaper article with the headline ’Snow Shuts School’

  • Your report must include a clear introduction containing:
    • Who was there
    • Where it happened
    • What happened
    • When the event happened
  • You must include a paragraph containing quote from a member of your household on how they felt about the snow days
  • You must have two paragraphs explaining what you did instead of going to school
  • Your report must end with a paragraph explaining what you would do if you were to have another snow day in the future
  • Once complete share your fantastic writing with an adult


2. Write a diary entry about your time off school. 

  • Your diary must make clear
    • What you would do if you were going to do it again
    • How someone else in your household felt
    • How it made you feel
    • Who you did it with
    • What you did on two of the three days
    • Once complete share your fantastic writing with an adult


3. Write a story about a snowy adventure.

  • Your story must use a range of adjectives and expanded noun phrases to build up description.
  • It must contain a clear story line e.g. introduction of characters, a journey, a problem, problem being solved and an ending
  • Use a range of fronted adverbials
  • Use a range of conjunctions
  • Once complete share your fantastic writing with an adult




Please see the two documents in the below post called 'Snow Day MathsChildren are to complete one of the two activities. Either play three or four rounds of the times table games or test out your addition and subtraction skills, if you are unable to complete the game just complete a selection of the questions.



Draw a snowy scene. Use all of the sketching skills that we have be learning about in your work.

Times Tables


By the end of Year 3 children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. Below are some links to help you teach your children. 2 x times table 3 x times table  5 x times table  8 x times table 10 x times table