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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 page.

My name is Mr Hollinrake and I teach year 3. The children have settled in throughout our first term together and I am really looking forward to all the work that we have planned for the next term.

if you need to email me about anything or send me any work or photos that you have then my email is and I will reply to all of your emails.

Each week I will be attaching a home learning pack with different activities and suggested ideas for learning for your child to do. Along with this is a suggested timetable that you can adapt how you like.

Twinkl (a popular site for teachers) are currently running a free membership for parents during this time of school closures. More details available on their site. But there are lots of PowerPoints and worksheets on as well as daily timetables that help you to prepare different activities without the day.

I am attaching some useful links from the Gov Uk website that you may find useful at this time.

The Oak National Academy has online lessons covering a range of subjects

it can be accessed here:

BBC have launched an education package on TV and online featuring celebrities and teachers to support parents at home.

Spring – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Our Real Life Learning topic this term is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. As part of our Real Life Curriculum, we believe it is important that children are aware of the ever-changing world around them and the importance of recycling. We will be learning about different materials to recycle and how important this is. We will also be looking at different recycling plants around Cheshire and around the country.

We will also be looking at making a 'Bag for Life' out of any old clothes. We will be designing our own logo for the bag, whilst still looking at other manufacturers of bags.

Additional Homework

Alongside the spellings and times tables you will get every week, it is also vital that you hear your child read as many times as possible, and then have your child to write a note in their communication diary, which will be checked everyday.

For some additional homework you may want
research some of the following and present this in any way that you like to the

Any information about recycling and theimpact it has on the world.

A poster telling people to recycle.

A fact file about different products thatare made from recyclable materials.

Any items that you have at home that aremade from recyclable materials.

Home learning ideas
Here are some useful links to onlinewebsites and activities:-

Maths: We highly recommend using this home learning resource from White Rose to help teach your child maths at home to suit their specific year group. There are five daily lessons for each week and they provide audio teaching and related worksheets free to download for your child to complete. They suggest to spend between 20-30 minutes on each daily session


Other useful websites with a huge range ofresources, worksheets and support:

Project Ideas:

Alongside the attached work and the homelearning packs, it would be beneficial if the children carry out individualprojects and research based on the areas we are currently studying in class.

Our current topic is Reduce Reuse Recycle -It would be great if the children could have a go at practicing their sewing skills by creating another bag at home and evaluate it based on how it looks, how well it functions and how it compares to existing bags.

The children have loved creating their owngames using magnets in Science. They could use this knowledge of magnets athome by creating a maze, race track or fishing game using magnets and paperclips.

If you have an avid story writer in themidst, The Literacy Shed uses short animation clips as a stimulus for writing.There are also prompts on each page for the type of writing your child couldproduce.

I hope you all stay safe and healthy over the coming weeks, and I look forward to seeing you when school reopens.

Home Learning:

I have added a number of worksheets and activities available to download and complete at home with your child. Please download from the files section of this page.

Accelerated Reader:

If your child would like to complete an accelerated reader test once they have finished a reading book, please copy the url below which will direct you to the correct login site for Acton school.

Items needed

In year 3 we are looking at making a 'Bag for 'Life' out of all recycled clothes and equipment. If you have any old clothes, specifically t-shirts, that you would be willing to donate it would be much appreciaited.


Our P.E. days are a Monday and a Tuesday this term. But remember that because of Active 30 the children will need their P.E. kits everyday.

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