Using the Blog

Using the Blog

Hi Year 3,

When using the blog, you will be able to see the page without logging in. However, if you would like to comment, you will need to log in using the Primary Blogger username and password. You can find this on the ‘Useful Logins’ page we have sent to your parents on ParentMail.

If you would like to share some work with us, you can ask your parents to help you email the file or a photo of your work to this email address:

This is a no-reply email address. Miss Mason and I will be able to look at your work but can’t reply. When we are able to come back to school, we will try to show the wonderful work you have completed. Parents and carers please note that this email address is for children’s work only. If you have any concerns or queries please email

Helpful Hints

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Click on a blog post to go back to it and see the comments – we try to reply to most of your comments and you can see what your classmates have written, too.

Use the ‘Categories’ tool to help you find different blog posts. For example, you can click on ‘Story Time’ to find all of our reading videos, or ‘English’ to find all the posts with English lessons.

We hope you enjoy using the blog!

Miss Mason and Miss Wilson

Thursday 16th July 2020

Thursday 16th July 2020
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Good morning Year 3. Today is our last day of online learning. Although the last few months haven’t been ‘normal’ and its time say goodbye for now, it also a time to relax, enjoy and get ready for the new school year. We will all be back in September and if I didn’t get a chance to see you, pop into your old year 2 class which is now 2M to say hello. I hope you all have a fantastic summer.

Usually at the end of year 3 for our IPC topic Active planet, we would make volcanoes and erupt in the playground. As we cannot do this together I think this would be fun summer project for you to complete.

IPC – Active planet

Summer project

Erupting volcano using bicarbonate soda and vinegar

You will need some equipment:

  • Cardboard cereal box
  • Bottle
  • Newspaper
  • Masking tape
  • Pva glue
  • Paint
  • Bicarbonate Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring


The fun part

Do send your projects into the no-reply email I would love to see them over the summer.

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning Year 3. I hope you are well. Today you have a grammar challenge.

Grammar –

Starter 1:

Starter 2: Complete the sentence with a WOW adjective!

There was a/an __________________ world below the well in the abandoned field.

Adventure Writing Prompts - Classroom Ideas

Challenge: Can you extend the sentence with a conjunction

Over the course of Year 3 we have learnt about using different grammar techniques in our writing.

  • Can you remember what a subordinating conjunction is? Think of 3 examples.
  • Can you remember what a coordinating conjunction is? Think of 3 examples.
  • Can you remember the job of an adverb? Here’s a clue. Charlie quickly ran down the stairs to open the door for Mr. Wonka.

If you don’t remember that’s okay use the fun videos below to remind you

Think and write activity

Task 1 – Use this photograph to write sentences that include the following grammar:

stimulus and response | This Craft Called Writing

Sentence 1: Must include the subordinating conjunction because

Sentence 2: Must include the coordinating conjunction but

Sentence 3: Must include an adverb to express place or time

Sentence 3: Must include a question

Monday 13th July 2020

Monday 13th July 2020

Good morning year 3. How was your weekend? What did you get up to? I hope whatever you did was fantastic.

Sadly this will be our last week of online learning. We will finish our learning on Thursday the 16th July and although we did not finish the school year together physically. Miss Wilson and I have really enjoyed teaching you all and despite the current situation hope you remember the wonderful memories made in year 3.

Today you have a PSHE Jigsaw challenge..

PSHE Jigsaw – Looking ahead

Calm me time

Before you start the lesson, take a moment to slow down your mind and focus on your breathing. There is a video below to help you relax your mind and muscles. You might want to do this on your own, or you might want to use this video to help.

Todays jigsaw lesson is all about looking to the future.

In today’s lesson you will

  • Identify what you are looking forward to when you move to your next class
  • start to think about changes you will make next year and know how to go about this

Today you will create a lovely art piece that will help you think about the future ahead. As we all go through life, we experience a number of changes and often this can make us feel a mixture of emotions. Today we will create ribbon mobiles that will us reflect and think about what’s in store ahead. A ribbon mobile is made from a wooden baton with different lengths of coloured paper stuck onto it.

May Day chandelier" | Ribbon chandelier, Ribbon mobile, Inspiration
Ribbon Mobile

As we are thinking about the future. I am sure you are now all aware that Mrs Hapeshis will be your teacher next year in Year 4. Here is a short welcome video from her to you 🙂

Task: Create your own ribbon mobile.

You will need:

  • Something round like a small hoop or ring
  • A4 paper or ribbon

Begin using strips of ribbon or paper to write the following explained below. Once complete wrap each strip around the small ring.

Each one of the 6 ribbons should explain …

1. Something you are looking forward to next year e.g. a trip, starting swimming lessons, learning a new topic etc.

2. A change you would like to make for themselves e.g. getting better at reading

3. Something you have learnt about growing up

4. How you feel about growing up

5. Something that worries you about growing up and how you can manage these feelings

6. Something that you are looking forward to about growing up.

I would love to see what some of your thoughts are about the future. Do send in your complete ribbon mobiles to the no-reply email.

Friday 10th July 2020

Friday 10th July 2020

Buenos Dias Year 3. Today you have a Spanish challenge. Once complete you can teach your parent/carer what you have learnt today.


Have a go at practising some Spanish first.

What type of day are we in now?

Can you remember the meaning of Me llamo and ¿Como te llamas?

Task 1: Change the dialogue below into English

Task 2: Match the Spanish words to the English meanings

Thursday 9th July 2020

Thursday 9th July 2020

Hola 😀 I know a lot of you enjoy role play in school so I hope you enjoy the drama challenge set today!

Drama – Body language

When acting body language is another way for actors to communicate with their audience. Body language can help tell a story. It is essential for an actor not only to know their own body language, but to be able to use it consciously, purposefully and in various ways. A confident character often will use all the space on a stage, standing up straight with a wide posture, such as having their hands on their hips.

A more nervous character might have more closed body language, with their arms crossed and head down.

Varying body language represeting different emotions - hands on hips for confidence, hands up for fear, a jump for happiness, kneeling with face covered for sadness and pulling at hair for worry.
Body language can be used to show a variety of emotions

Eye contact

Two characters in love may look adoringly into each other’s eyes.

A character withdrawing or avoiding eye contact completely could be shy or nervous.

Facial expression

Five different facial expressions - happy, sad, angry, surprised and confused.
Facial expressions can be used to show a variety of emotions

Of course, a character that is happy will smile and one that is sad will frown.

But what about other emotions?

An angry character might lower their eyebrows and press their lips together or bare their teeth.

A surprised character might have wide eyes and a dropped jaw.


Gait is the style of a person’s walk it can show a character’s status or their physical attributes.

An arrogant and high-status character may swagger or strut on stage. An uneven gait, like a limp or hobble, may show that a character is injured or hurt.


Gesture is how people communicate with their hands or other parts of the body – it can show emotion and personality. For example A character may shake a fist to represent anger.

Strong and sharp gestures such as wagging a pointed finger may show an aggressive character.

Five different gestures - shaking fists for anger, head in hands for disappointment, hands together for pleading, arms crossed for defensive and biting nails for nervous.
Gestures can be used to show a variety of emotions


Now you can try and put some of what you have learned about physical interpretation of a character into action.

Activity 1

To experiment with emphasis, try reading the sentence below and putting emphasis on the words in bold:

  • I didn’t lose your keys
  • I didn’t lose your keys
  • I didn’t lose your keys
  • I didn’t lose your keys
  • I didn’t lose your keys

Activity 2

Now use these physical skills to play a character yourself.

You could use a character from a book, play or film, or create a character.

Think of an emotion the character is feeling and then make use of body language, facial expressions and more to communicate this.

You could perform this to someone and have them guess what emotion it is you’re communicating.