During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!

Welcome to the Cuttlefish Class page!

We are a Year 3 class.

Dear Cuttlefish,
I will post work on this page for your child to complete. Every child has received a green home learning exercise book in which they can complete the activities. They have also received login details for Purple Mash, Class Dojo and Read Theory, too. Please do use the helpful website list that is below.
This page will be updated with activities and resources for you each week. There will be a 'Rye Writers' story-writing task weekly too.
I hope this is useful for you all.  
I am not expecting all of these activities completed each week. Please remember, it is just as important for you to also take time for the practical activities and making sure you are looking after yourself as well.
This page will be updated regularly.
Thank you,
Mrs Edwards

Year 3 Target Tracker Statements

Year 3 Poster - English - Reading, Spoken Language

Year 3 Poster - English - Writing

Year 3 Poster - Maths - All

When looking at the Year 3 objective posters, if you focus on the 'I can...' statements, this is what your child should be able to do by the end of the year in Year 3 when following the National Curriculum.

Useful websites

The government now have a list of online education resources to help children learn at home.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

ClassDojo - To keep our class community spirits up! Please use this website/app to keep us updated with your home learning activities via the Class Story or Portfolios. I will try to share your work on the class story regularly. Please write if you would really love for your home learning to be shared.
PurpleMash - Please use PurpleMash to keep us updated, and there are lots of fun games and activities on there too!
TimesTable Rockstars - To practice times tables.
Classroom Secrets - Lots of resources for every subject.
Top Marks - Educational games for lots of subjects, a particular favourite is 'Telling the Time'.
White Rose Maths - The scheme of work that we follow at Rye Primary, there are lots of resources for Year 3.
Oxford Owl - Lots of reading books online, as well as other resources Class: cuttlefish Password: Cuttlefish2020
Read Theory - Lots of books.
Open Library - A website for you to borrow books.
CBBC Newsround - Keep updated with child friendly news.
Teach handwriting - Help you practice your handwriting for a pen licence.
Pobble365 - English and writing activities.
GoNoodle - Lots of videos to help keep you active. These include dancing, yoga and stretching.
Cosmic Yoga - Lots of great yoga videos.


Home Learning

Year 3 Home Learning Letter

Term 6
Our Term 6 topic in Year 3 is 'Gods and Mortals'!

Week beginning 6th July 2020 Learning Packs

My Back to School Bubble’ is a FREE e-storybook which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.

Maths day 1 PowerPoint and fluency
Maths day 2 Reasoning
Maths day 3 PowerPoint and fluency
Maths day 4 Reasoning


Week beginning 29th June 2020 Learning Packs


Learning Overview for Week 5

Monday's maths - Teamwork Activities

Tuesday's maths - Sports Day Addition and Subtraction

Wednesday and Thursday's maths - The mystery of the...

Mental Maths Friday

Reading Comprehension - Biography of Mo Farah Comprehension questions

English overviewPowerPoint and writing sheet

Grammar: What is a paragraph? Questions

Rye Writers: Write a Newspaper Report on a Rye Primary sporting event of your choice. 
Newspaper featuresnewspaper planning sheet and writing tips

Sport Day activities and score sheet

Science - Making Shadows

Watch the video clip and then complete the activity

Beach safety guidanceleafletposterspot the danger activity


Week beginning 22nd June 2020 Learning Packs



Should be done in order

Daily times tables practise (TTRockstars)



Turns and Angles



Look through the 3 activity sheets and choose one that suits you the best.



Turns and Angles



Look through the 3 activity sheets and choose one that suits you the best.



Right Angles in Shapes Wednesday


Look through the 3 activity sheets and choose one that suits you the best.



Right Angles in Shapes Thursday


Look through the 3 activity sheets and choose one that suits you the best.


Mental maths activity to help you remember key facts.



Choose one-a-day.
Rye-Writers is best done on consecutive days.  The 2 sessions could be on the same day, then 2 curriculum subjects on the other day.

Daily Reading (15-20 mins) and spelling practice – (Year 3 and 4 Statutory words)

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling


This week, we will start looking at what a paragraph is. Before we can do that, we have to learn that sentences need to go in the correct order so that the paragraph makes sense.

Sequence these sentences so that the paragraph makes sense.

Olympics reading comprehension


Read about how the Olympics started and then answer the questions.


Olympics Reading Comprehension


Rye Writers


Writing Letters to a Care home.

See Barracudas website for details.

Choose one-a-day.



Please watch the video clip below.


Then watch this powerpoint about Sun Safety

Have a go at completing the Sun Safety Activity



See the source imageArt

Look at these images of Ancient Greek pots.



Images of Ancient Greek pots

Have a go at drawing your own Ancient Greek pot and include a scene of an Ancient Olympic sporting event.



Read through this powerpoint about The Battle of Marathon.


Complete these 2 activities about the Battle of Marathon


Week Beginning 15/6/20
Maths - Telling the Time (Nearest 5 minutes) - Activity sheet 1 / Activity sheet 2
Reading Comprehension - Medusa, the Quest of Perseus
Science - Watch this video / Look at this Powerpoint Presentation / Complete the Reflection Activity
Art - Look at these Images of Ancient Greek pots / Have a go at drawing your own Ancient Greek pot and include a scene of an Ancient Olympic sporting event.
History - Watch this videoWhere did the Olympics first start and why? / Can you sort these events into modern day Olympic activities, Ancient Greek activities or both? Ancient Greek Olympics
Rye Writers - 
This week, we have a very special Rye Writers! We will be writing letters to the care homes local to Rye. You could write about the things you’ve been doing whilst in lockdown, share a story you have written or fill it with questions you might have for them! It is completely your choice. A letter from you will really lift their spirits!
Please make sure you do not give out any personal information. This includes your name, address and contact number. Just writing your first name is fine.
As they will be going to a variety of residents in different homes, please start the letter with a simple ‘Hello’. Share the letters with us on Dojo by taking a photograph of it, or send it through a message on Class Dojo if it s typed.
Week Beginning 8/6/20
GPS - Abstract Nouns. A noun is something you can take a picture of (an object, person, animal, etc). An abstract noun is something you CAN’T take a picture of but you know it is still there.
Reading Comprehension - Theseus and the Minotaur. 
Science - Discovering Reflective Surfaces. Watch this clip. Then have a go at the “Discovering Reflective Surfaces” activity.
Art - Look at these images of the Minotaur. Can you draw/paint/sketch your own picture of the Minotaur?
History - Watch this video about the meaning of AD and BC. Can you order these key events from the time of the Ancient Greeks starting from the earliest event through to the latest event? Ancient Greek timeline.
Week Beginning 1/6/20
Maths - Please follow this link. Fluency one day, Reasoning and Problem Solving the other. This week just stick to 'Months and Years' and 'Hours in a Day'.
Reading Comprehension - Theseus and the Minotaur
Science - Watch this video on sources of light. Light Powerpoint / Light Activity
Geography - Map of Europe
Term 5
Our Term 5 topic in Year 3 is 'Predator!'
Week Beginning 18/5/20
Maths - Divide 2 digit by 1 digit - PowerPoint / Worksheets
Reading Comprehension - Florence Nightingale Text / Questions
TTRockstars - Guiness World Record Competition!

Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder?
TTRockstars are inviting you to attempt a Guinness World Records title by answering as many times tables questions correctly as you can in one minute!

Guinness World Records has created a new title - Highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute - and they are looking for players to aim for this special accolade.

Here is a letter explaining everything that you need to know! Please make sure that you video your attempts and email the link to support@mathscircle.com by the end of Thursday 4th June.
Weekly Reading
This week, Buster Book Club will be returning and the scheme will continue running from home. The children can send in their reading minutes on Thursdays via ClassDojo. There won’t be target minutes anymore – you can just send in how many minutes your child has read for/what they have been reading. This is completely optional, but we have ‘reading from home’ certificates that can be awarded virtually for those that participate. 
Read with Ted
If you would like to join in, the Book Club are also asking parents if you would like to take a photo or a video of your child reading with their favourite cuddly toy, and tweet it to @inspireschools1 with the hashtag #ReadWithTed. Or, you can send them to me through Class Dojo and I will pass them on. There’s going to be a special ‘prize’ awarded to the Book Club's favourites and a shoutout from Ted on the Book Club blog! 




Week Beginning 11/5/20
Science - Identifying Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores - Step 1: Watch this PowerPoint. Step 2: Complete this sorting activity.
Geography - What is Climate Change? Then, create a poster or fact file about what you have learnt about climate change.
French - Find out about animals in French, the link is in the Home Learning Plan.
- Here is a short film explaining the competition.

- This week, we have an exciting writing competition that you might like to enter! The competition provides some exciting story writing prompts and there are three separate categories to suit all ages. The flyer attached to the link explains how to enter in detail and there is a video to also support your writing. It looks great fun and you can make it as spooky or mysterious as you want!

Please send your responses to me through Class Dojo and then I can forward them on. Deadline Thursday 21st May.

Week Beginning 4/5/20
Friday 8th May is VE day. This marks the day when it was formally announced that World War Two had finished, with fighting ceased in Europe. Therefore, this week's home learning celebrates VE day.
Week Beginning 27/4/20
Term 5 Week 2 Home Learning Plan - This week's activities are similar. The resources for Science, Geography, Computing, Art and French are the same as last week's. If it would help to use the structured timetable please do so. However, this is just a suggestion and not compulsory, so if you'd prefer to do it another way that works for you and your family then feel free to do so! Please could you feed back to me through Class Dojo how useful this is to you.
Week Beginning 20/4/20
Term 5 Week 1 Home Learning Plan - This is the whole week's activities on one page. If it would help to use the structured timetable please do so. However, this is just a suggestion and not compulsory, so if you'd prefer to do it another way that works for you and your family then feel free to do so!
Please could you feed back to me through Class Dojo how useful this is to you.
Below are the activities for the week.
Science - Watch Video 1 and Video 2. Create two food chains, explaining what a 'producer' and 'consumer' is.
Geography - Research Habitats. Choose your favourite habitat, read about it and then write the main facts about that habitat in your own words. Can you draw a food chain including a producer and consumer from your chosen habitat?
Computing - Choose any of the 2Dos on PurpleMash.
Art - Choose your favourite animal and draw, sketch or paint a close up of its eyes. Really try and get as much detail as possible. You can upload your pictures to Class Dojo!
French - Learn to count to ten in French, can any Cuttlefish remember? Can you introduce yourself in French?
Term 4
Week Beginning 6/4/20 and 13/4/20
Research your favourite History topic.
Create a poster to sell your Easter Egg design.
Draw a map of the UK.
Learn a dance routine from www.GoNoodle.com
Follow some yoga from www.GoNoodle.com
Learn French.
Print out these pictures of the Easter story. Put them in order and then use them to retell the story.
Make your own Easter hat! Time to get creative! Design and make your own hat using things you find around the house. Download the instructions here.
The Easter Story Puppets - Use these cut-outs to make puppets. Use them to tell the story.
Easter Story Colouring pages - Get out the pencils, pens and paints to have some colouring fun!
Week Beginning 30/3/20
Science - Plant a sunflower seed and record its growth using pictures, photos and a seed diary. Let's see who can grow the tallest sunflower!
Week Beginning 16/3/20 and 23/3/20
The children can also use this Explanation Text Planner to write their own Explanation Text.

Rye Writers

Every Monday there will be a picture uploaded below for you to base your writing task on. Please click on the link to find the photo. I look forward to sharing some on our Class Dojo page!


Week 1 (30.03.20): UFO

Create a fantasy story based on spotting a UFO hovering above our school. Imagine you noticed it appear from a distance, whilst outside at morning break.
How did it get there? Who is onboard? What will this mean for the school? You decide!
Create a 'Wanted' poster for this dinosaur that was found flying above the school! Make sure that you focus on the description, as this will really help capture this astonishing animal!
As a further challenge, can you create a comic strip based on what happened? Why is the dinosaur there? How did it get there? What is it doing? Here are some templates to help you: Template 1Template 2Template 3.
Create a newspaper report, reporting on a mysterious sinkhole that emerged just over from the school playground!
Where could this mysterious, woodland pathway take you? What might you find along the way? Where could it lead? What problems might you encounter? Create an adventure story imagining your journey began here, at the start of the path.

Teddies were often given to children that were evacuated during the War. This is where you were moved to a different, safer location away from your family whilst it was too dangerous to stay at home. This week, we'd like you to write a diary entry. It can be written from the point of view of the bear itself, or the child carrying the bear - it is your choice. How would you feel? What would you miss? Can you describe your journey by steam train?

Word Mat 1 / Word Mat 2


Term 6 Weeks 1 and 2 (01.06.20 / 08.06.20) 

“Look out of your window, even if all you can see is buildings, nature is all round you: the air and the clouds constantly changing are created by the life of our planet. Look at your face in the mirror, your hand holding the pen, evolution gave you a face, a hand that can hold a pen, a brain that can think. And evolution is the history of nature, a story that connects us all to each other and to every living thing alive now and that has been alive in the long journey of our planet.”

Your Rye Writer's Task this week is to write a poem of any length or genre. The only requirement is that it has to be based on nature. Resources have been included below to help you get ideas, plan and write your poem. Please remember to share these with us on our Dojo page! Types of Poetry / Under our Sky poetry examples / Poetry Language Planner / Setting description word mat / Countryside word mat

Useful word mats to help your writing and vocabulary


Join the nation doing PE with Joe at 9:00 am every day!

Premier Sports, who provide our school PE provision with Mr Sayer each week,  are releasing a daily video at 3:30pm on their YouTube channel. The idea is that this can act as an after school home learning activity and replace the exercise children would normally get during extra-curricular clubs. Sessions will focus on activities including dance, football, fitness, gymnastics, basketball, tennis and yoga and more. So far they have filmed five weeks’ worth of content, and sessions include “Personal Best’ challenges so they can be completed again and again as children keep trying to improve. 


Please read for at least 20 minutes each day, as this time also allows for talking about the text you will find below the VIPERS talking points that we follow in school. I have also now uploaded some example questions that you can ask your child, that follow the VIPERS talking points.



A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced. With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.



Please continue to read and spell as many of these words as you can. Try setting yourself a challenge for 10 words per week! These are the Year 3/4 statutory spellings.


To help you with your writing, please find below the link to the live lessons.


To help the children continue to grow as writers and improve their writing skills, you can take part in these daily (live) writing lessons. The sessions are led by Jane Considine, who devised the writing approach we have adapted at Rye Primary School. The aim is to write a story with all the children in the UK every day. The sessions start each day with an input at 9.45am. At 10.30 she will give more guidance and share some of the ideas she has received. At 12.30 she shares more good work to celebrate. Deadline for entries is 2pm each day.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMVpipnXrDc Short video from Jane, explaining how the sessions work. 

Thank you!

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