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Year 3

Meet our fabulous Year Three class 2019-2020

Coronavirus (Home Learning)


                      Home learning packs were sent home containing work for the initial closure period.  Please access the home learning tasks below to support continued home learning.



  • Science Summer Term 2 - This half term we would be investigating plants. Please use the following websites to access content relating to our learning

A series of plant activities for parents/children https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/blog/explorify-at-home-plants 

Science Investigation – Add colour to flowers https://sciencebob.com/color-flowers-using-science/

Activity – Dissect a flower https://www.science-sparks.com/dissecting-flowers-and-more-plant-experiments/ 

BBC Home Learning – Plants https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6m4kmn   



Home Learning Weekly Tasks

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Part Two Weekly Home Learning Tasks - From Monday 1st June 

 Week 8 Y3 HomeLearning-UNDER-THE-SEA.pdfDownload
 Week 9 Y3 HomeLearning-SPORT.pdfDownload
 Week 10 Y3 HomeLearning-FAMOUS_SIGNIFICANT-PEOPLE.pdfDownload
 Week 11 Y3 -HomeLearning-THE-RAINFOREST.pdfDownload
 Week 12 Y3 HomeLearning-AROUND-THE-WORLD.pdfDownload
 Week 13 Y3 HomeLearning-MUSIC.pdfDownload
 Week 14 Y3 HomeLearning-SPACE.pdfDownload
 Week 15 Y3 HomeLearning-TRANSPORT.pdfDownload
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New Spanish Home Learning

 Ashurst Lesson 1.pptxDownload
 Ashurst lesson 2.pptxDownload
 Ashurst Lesson 3.pptxDownload
 Ashurst Lesson 4.pptxDownload
 Ashurst Lesson 5 Activity Sheet.docxDownload
 Ashurst Lesson 5.pptxDownload
 Ashurst Lesson 6 Activity Sheet.docxDownload
 Ashurst Lesson 6.pptxDownload
 Spaceman answers for La Cara.docxDownload
 Unit 3 Feliz Cumpleanos activity sheet.pdfDownload
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Miss J. Fildes

Learning Assistant

Mrs A. Johnson

 Learning Assistant

Mrs H. Murphy

Learning Assistant

Mrs L. Kenyon

 Summer 1 Ashurst Topic Web Y3 2019-20.pdfDownload
 NEW Yr 3 Long Term Plan 2019-2020.pdfDownload
 Spring 2 Topic Web Y3 2019-20.pdfDownload
 Science - Spring 2 Why can Usain Bolt run so fast Knowledge Mat.pdfDownload
 Spring 2 - History - Why should we preserve our locality Knowledge Mat.pdfDownload
 Spring 1 Y3 Topic Web .pdfDownload
 Why is climate important Knowledge Mat Spring 1 Geography.pub.pdfDownload
 Light and Shadows Knowledge Mat Spring 1 Science.pdfDownload
 Aut 2 Y3 Topic Web 2019-20 final.pdfDownload
 Extreme Earth Knowledge Mat Aut 2 Geography.pdfDownload
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About the class...

Year 3 - Miss Fildes

Learning Assistants - Mrs Johnson, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Kenyon

Year 3 is an exciting year as the children learn how to be more independent and practice skills to encourage independent learning such as researching on the internet and using books and dictionaries.

They are encouraged to solve problems for themselves and rely less on support for day to day tasks.

Presentation and handwriting is very important and as the children move into the juniors they learn how important it is to present their work well.  

Most children will earn their pen by the end of year 3 – but this can only be achieved once they are joining their writing, spelling accurately and presenting their work neatly.

Learning Environment 

We have a safe, caring learning environment where children’s individual talents and achievements are recognised and built upon.  

We have both  Numeracy and Literacy working walls and the children are encouraged to develop their independence by accessing the resources when necessary. 

We have five ipads and three class computers plus have access to 15 laptops  each week, enabling us to have lots of opportunities to develop our computing skills.

Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy and Numeracy are taught daily and are often incorporated into other lessons. 

The activities we complete range from practical to written and they are always differentiated to cater for the different learning needs of the children. 

Our Literacy lessons are taught around books such as 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'The Twits' and 'The Iron Man.'

We use the text to explore grammatical features and to provide us with inspiration for exploring and writing different text types.


We learn about lots of exciting topics through the Learning Challenge Curriculum, such as The Ancient Greeks, Rocks and Volcanoes, and the history of our local area. 

They go on some exciting trips and have visitors in school to extend their learning in these areas. Click on the 'Topic Web' documents, for more information.


Important things to remember: -

  • We have PE every Monday and Friday – please ensure that your full PE kits are in school for these sessions.
  • Homework is set on a Friday and is due back on the following Friday – please ensure you bring it back on time.
  • Reading books are changed as soon as the children tell us that they have finished a book.  If there are any issues please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Spellings are provided as part of their homework and are tested the following Friday - please ensure your child learns these spellings at home.  We recommend little and often.
  • Online homework is updated each Friday, this will consist of Times Tables Rock Stars and Spag.com.

Take a look at our learning so far this year 2019-2020

World Book Day 

 Year 3 made a fantastic effort in dressing up as their favourite book characters... don't you agree that they all look amazing?

Visit from The University of Manchester Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 Year 3 took part in a workshop where they designed and made a circuit for their own light bulb. We now understand how lights in our own homes work, as this is the same but on a larger scale with more wires. Children also took part in a Question and Answer session with Alex an Associate Professor from The University of Manchester and found out all about careers and studies in Electronic Engineering. 

Book Bus Visit

Another visit from the Book Bus today had us all very excited!  We were thrilled to see the shelves stacked with our favourite authors and titles. We even made our own choices of purchases.

Stop! Police! Enter with caution!

Today, the police had taped off a section of our playground due to some mysterious metal body parts that Mrs Leather had found this morning. We had to answer the 5W questions (Who, What, Where, When, Why?) and write a report on what we had found.

Funnily enough, we are starting to read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, how strange!


Science Rocks!

We tested 8 different rocks to investigate if they were permeable or impermeable. We learnt why it is important to know what features rocks have. Would you want an impermeable roof?

Year 3 travel back in time to the Stone Age ! Tatton Park Trip

 What a fantastic day! Year 3 travelled back to the Stone Age times, building fires using flint, planting seeds using animal bones, grinding wheat using stones and handling artefacts. We even went hunting for wild deer (we weren't going to hurt them) and came across a huge stag. We had to be silent because he was only 20 foot away. 

Would we survive in the Stone Age?

The answer to this question is that Year 3 would definitely survive. Take a look at the projects made by our children. Aren't they amazing!

Stonehenge Paintings

 How wonderful are our paintings! We learnt all about primary and secondary colours and then practised different shades of colour by adding white.

Stone Age Cave Art

To mimic how the Stone Age people felt when  creating cave art, we crawled under our tables and held our books up high to draw animals. Our arms were aching and we found it really difficult but it was lots of fun!

We can speak Spanish 

Now that we are in KS2, we have started to learn a foreign language. Do you like our singing? These are the days of the week in Spanish.

Column Addition

To help us with our understanding of exchanging in column addition, we worked with our Kagan partners to exchange diennes. When we come to write the calculations in our books we will now understand why we need to exchange .

Looking at soil in detail

 We used the microscopes today to observe what soil looks like. First, to get used to focusing the microscopes, we analysed sand, a dead wasp, sugar, coins and tissue paper.  We were astounded at the results.