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Year 3

Year 3 Curriculum Evening presentation

Home learning 

Year 3 – In school and home learning time table







SODA Start of Day Activity

Follow weekly overview and SODA ppt

Follow weekly overview and SODA ppt

Follow weekly overview and SODA ppt

Follow weekly overview and SODA ppt

Follow weekly overview and SODA ppt

Session 1

9:15 – 10-30

Mindfulness and Yoga

*See weekly overview and SODA powerpoint for weekly activity

*Make a Smiling Minds account and follow a guided meditation to support your wellbeing this week


*Follow detailed  powerpoint for all the information you need





*Follow detailed  powerpoint for all the information you need


*Follow detailed  powerpoint for all the information you need


*Follow detailed powerpoint and explore the range of ideas suggested on the slide..

*Use your creative writing skills and develop your writing stamina.

*Can you include learning covered over the week?

Break      10:30 – 10:50

Session 2

10:50 - 12


*See powerpoint of Inspire learning.

*There may be a video to support learning (live from 7am)

*There may be additional questions for the topic (See weekly work)


*See powerpoint of Inspire learning.

*There may be a video to support learning (live from 7am)

*There may be additional questions for the topic (See weekly work)


*See powerpoint of Inspire learning.

*There may be a video to support learning (live from 7am)

*There may be additional questions for the topic (See weekly work)


*See powerpoint of Inspire learning.

*There may be a video to support learning (live from 7am)

*There may be additional questions for the topic (See weekly work)


*See powerpoint of Inspire learning.

*There may be a video to support learning (live from 7am)

*There may be additional questions for the topic (See weekly work)

Assembly or Personal Reading Time – (Parents - Home Learning area)

Lunch    12:30 – 1:30

Session 3

1:30 - 3


*Follow English powerpoint for weekly words.

*Test previous week words

Learn high frequency words

Learn Statutory words

Practise on Spelling Shed

PE /Games Follow the Hampshire documents in the Year group area or

Open  the hyperlink on the weekly overview and SODA powerpoint or you might prefer a  Joe Wicks workout



ICT coding task using Purple Mash

See weekly  overview and SODA powerpoint

TTRS, Spelling Shed



Follow the weekly science powerpoint lesson  


Follow the weekly topic powerpoint lesson  

Zoom Time



2pm with your teacher


2:30pm with your teacher

Session 4

3 – 3:30


Rapid Reasoning

Follow the maths powerpoint and video to support the lesson

Reading for pleasure

 PPA –



Follow the  weekly overview and SODA  powerpoint for a hyperlink

Reading for pleasure

Golden Time

End of the day


PE with Association for Physical Education – tailored to the National Curriculum standards –

Go Noodle – you will need to make an account. Alternatively they are available through YouTube and YouTube Kids

Mr Stredwick has made some PE lessons on your school YouTube channel and there are activities from Hampshire to follow. Don't forget there are 3 PE with Joe Wicks tasks every week too


Follow the Weekly lessons SODA powerpoint which includes the weekly Mindfulness and Yoga lesson. 

Cosmic Yoga

Follow up with Mindfulness  using Smiling mind. You will need to set up a free account

Extra Home Learning

Want to find more activities? Look here and don't forget BBC Bitesize



ZOOM TIMES - We are really looking forward to seeing the children at these times.

An email with a link will be sent from the school office.

Wednesday at 2pm (This will be approximately 40 mins) 

Friday at 2:30pm  (This will be approximately 15 mins)

If you have twins who are sharing a device, the children could sit together with one teacher one week and the other teacher the following week. 

Learning presentations 

7. Week beginning 22.2.2021

Topic (The document was too large to save in one ppt. Open Information 1, then Information 2 and then the task)

Support videos (YouTube)  


For help and support please see the Fair Oak Junior School YouTube channel and the Year 3 Home Learning playlist. Videos will be added to this playlist to support the children's learning in Maths. As some of the content spans over 2 days, there will not always be a daily video, however, each concept has a support video. In addition to this, there will also be a weekly Rapid Reasoning video. 


Here is an outline of the videos (so far) and the days they will be available (from 7am). 


Week 1 -  11.1.21


  • Rapid Reasoning
  • (Year 3 Maths) Addition with regrouping
  • (Year 3 Maths) Subtraction with regrouping 


  • (Year 3 Maths) Practice 5 Word problems


  • (Year 3 Maths) Multiplication and division of length 


Week 2 18.1.21


  • Rapid Reasoning 2 


  • (Year 3 Maths) - Measuring mass 


  • (Year 3 Maths) Fluent in 5 support 
  • (Year 3 Maths)  Measuring mass


  • (Year 3 Maths) Comparing mass 


  • (Year 3 Maths) Fluent in 5 (support) & Mass (answers)


Week 3 - 25.1.21


  • Rapid Reasoning 3
  • Fluent in 5 Support 
  • (Year 3 Maths) Measuring grams


  • (Year 3 Maths)  26.1.21 Part 1
  • (Year 3 Maths)  26.1.21 Part 2

(Using bar model for addition and subtraction word problems) 


  • (Year 3 Maths) Addition and subtraction of Mass (part 1 and 2) 


  • (Year 3 Maths) Multiplication and Division of Mass  


  • (Year 3 Maths) Multiplication and Division of Mass & Challenging Practice answers 


Week 4 - 1.2.21


  • Rapid Reasoning 4
  • (Year 3 Maths) 1.2.21  (Money)


  • (Year 3 Maths)  2.2.21  (Money)


  • (Year 3 Maths) 3.2.21 (Money)


  • (Year 3 Maths)  4.2.21 (Fluent in 5 & Money)
  • (Year 3 Maths) 4.2.21 (Challenge questions)


  • (Year 3 Maths)  5.2.21  (Money)


Week 4 - 8.2.21


  • Rapid Reasoning 8.2.21
  • (Year 3 Maths) 8.2.21  (Money)



  • (Year 3 Maths) 9.2.21  (Money)



  • (Year 3 Maths) 10.2.21  (Fractions)



  • (Year 3 Maths) 11.2.21  (Fractions)



  • (Year 3 Maths) 12.2.21  (Fractions)




Week 5 - 22.2.21


  • Rapid Reasoning 22.2.21
  • (Year 3 Maths) 22.2.21  (Fractions)



  • (Year 3 Maths) 23.2.21  Part 1 
  • (Year 3 Maths) 23.2.21  Part 2



  • (Year 3 Maths) 24.2.21  



  • (Year 3 Maths) 25.2.21 



  • (Year 3 Maths) Fri 26.2.21


Week 6 - 1.3.21


  • (Year 3 Maths) Mon 1.3.21 Part 1
  • (Year 3 Maths) Mon 1.3.21 Part
  • Rapid Reasoning 1.3.21



  • (Year 3 Maths) Tue 2.3.21



  • (Year 3 Maths) Wed 3.3.21



  • (Year 3 Maths) Thurs 4.3.21 



  • (Year 3 Maths) Fri 5.3.21

Extra support 

Learning Presentations

6. Week beginning 8.2.2021

* Internet Safety Day*

5. Week beginning 1.2.2021

Children's Mental Health Week 

A Mindfulness Journal for children during Mental Health Week

I have completed my English task, including the challenge and tried my very best. I've also checked through my work and purple polished it.

What else could I do to?

*I could choose my challenge with a reading comprehension.

This is new for this week. We have created 3 different reading comprehensions for you; A, B or C. The challenge increases from A to C. You need to choose your challenge.

Read the text first and then answer the questions. Once you have completed the questions and checked your answers, you can review your success. This week's comprehension is below. 

*I could practise my spellings on paper or using Spelling Shed

*I could enjoy a good book by myself or with a member of my family such as my brother or sister

*I could listen to a story on Jackanory Junior (See Daily activities and SODA - Thursday)

Science - Learn alongside the weekly YouTube video

4. Week beginning 25.01.2021

Weekly record sheet for Fluent in 5 scores

PE challenges from Mr Stedwick (This is the document he shared in Oak Bytes)

3. Week beginning 18.01.2021

Daily lesson overviews (including SODA tasks and hyperlinks) and Additional activities

2. Week beginning 11.01.2021

PE challenges from Mr S

1. Week beginning 04.01.2021

Year 3 2020-2021

Today Year 3 had great fun in science learning all about the layers of the Earth as part of our Extreme Earth topic. The teachers spent their lunch time attempting to make models of the Earth out of playdough - with varying degrees of success - which were then shared with the children.

Here an is an example


If your child fancies taking on the teachers then here are the instructions to make your own Earth (thanks Twinkl!) ...


Have fun! :) 

 Here is an example of some of the amazing learning the children completed afterwards....

Welcome to Y3


Welcome to the start of your child’s journey through Fair Oak Junior School. We are continually creating exciting learning opportunities for your children and evolve our curriculum to provide interesting and exciting lessons.


Autumn Term

We start the year with a special unit to learn about our class names for the year which are all amazing artists called Art Attack. We will locate where in the world our artist lives as well as look at and re-create a variety of their work. 

We will also have a science unit based on nutrition called 'There's a rumble in my tummy'. The children will be adapting traditional tales inspired by the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain’s book Bake Me A Story and will be making and evaluating a healthy bake linked to their story.

During the second half of the term, we will learn about forces and magnets in a science unit which is titled ‘May the force be with you’. This topic will be linked to our design technology task which uses pneumatics or pushes and pulls.

Alongside all the brilliant learning, the children also lead the school with the Christmas celebrations and will be perform and sing in the December Christmas Nativity Production.








Spring Term

Our main topics for this term are We Will Rock You and Meet the Flintstones. Through these exciting topics, we will cover rocks and soils, volcanoes and earthquakes as well as Stone Age to Iron Age. There will be a visit from a virtual reality company who will take all the children in the year group on a virtual visit to Stonehenge to learn all about Stone Age life as well as travel inside a volcano to support our planet Earth geography topic.



Summer Term

We are making exciting changes to our learning this term. In 'Blooming Marvellous', we will cover the concepts of sustainability, respect and care. The concept question we will be thinking about will be: 'Houses or green space with plants and trees, Which is more important?'

The children will be reflecting and debating this question at the end of the topic when they are more informed about the role of Green Plants. I wonder what they will decide?

We will also be learning about light in  'Lights, Camera, Action'  and we plan to produce a shadow puppet show to apply our light skills and technology skills at the end of the topic.

In history, we learn all about the Ancient Greeks in ‘Groovy Greeks' There will be an Ancient Greek Day where the children (and teachers) have the opportunity to dress up as Ancient Greeks and take part in a play in a day activity. Ben from Treehouse Theatre involves all the children in a fun and interactive day. We will also be learning about the Olympics and Paralympics as well as take part in a Greek Olympic Event. 

It will be a very exciting term.



If you have any questions about the work or school routines, please speak to your child's classteacher or myself Mrs Tuxford.


We hope you have a brilliant Year 3 year with us.


Home Learning Links:

I am trying to keep the page up to date with all the brilliant things happening online and will add to this regularly. Take care everyone and look after each other. Mrs T. 


Keeping Active

Tune in at 9am for P.E. with Joe Wicks live  (You can always catch up later if you are busy at 9am)

Dance with Oti Mabuse Live

Yoga and Mindfulness are really important to help you focus or relax

Go noodle – A great channel to keep active, work on memory and have fun by yourself or with your family (my favourite is Banana, banana, meatballs, purple stew and Young Dylan)


Missing science? Of course you are!

Tune in at 11am for Let’s go live with Maddie and Greg – absolutely brilliant for science enthusiasts especially as our topic will be plants in the summer

This is an amazing way to look at our beautiful planet


National Geographic

Have a look at all the live webcams of the animals at the Edinburgh Zoo

Love animals? Check out one of my favourite places to visit in Australia

Don’t forget to look at the animals at Marwell

If you have Netflix, watch the brilliant Magic School Bus with Miss Frizz


A little bit of everything

BBC Bitesize a brilliant way to learn about all subjects



A perfect afternoon break or bedtime story



Oxford Owl



Missing coding with Mr Emerton? Ask your parents to download the free app and continue coding



Do you love drawing? You might like drawing with Rob live

Feeling crafty – try some origami. The animals are brilliant



Body percussion Live lessons at 11am


Please take a look through some of these websites. Children should be familiar with these already and a letter with their log-ins will be sent home to remind your children.

Purple Mash:

Spelling Shed:

Times Table Rockstars:


Other Useful links, which do not need log-ins: 

Pobble 365:

Top Marks:

Maths Frame:

Oxford Owl:




Finding out about our class names

To start our term, we have been learning about our class name and artists. We have had opportunities to try and re-create some of their famous artwork and you’ll see it around our shared area and in our classrooms.

Thorpe class has been learning about Mackenzie Thorpe and his abstract art which shows relations to happiness and love so you will often see hearts in his images.

Seurat class has been looking at the artwork of the French artist Georges Seurat and his technique of pointillism and how this technique can be created using different resources.

Britto class has been looking at the Brazilian artist Romero Britto who is a pop artist and uses cubism in his work. They have created images using different patterns.

Mondrian class has been looking at the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian and his abstract artwork. They have re-created some of his artwork using paints of primary colours and straight lines. 

Curriculum Evening Presentation

New Intake Evening

Our classes are named after artists

Welcome to the Y3 Great British Bake Off

We have had a fantastic day baking our recipe which was inspired by the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain's book, Bake Me A Story. Each class has taken a traditional tale and adapted it to include their chosen recipe. We have been supported throughout the day by the local Women's Institute. The wonderful volunteers gave us some fantastic tips whilst we baked and they shared some of their cooking experiences. 

What a Blooming Marvellous Day

We have had a brilliant day in Year 3 learning all about Green Plants. We launched our concept topic by thinking about respect, care and beauty on Planet Earth whilst listening to What a Wonderful World and then looked at times when humans can damage the beauty by not showing enough care and respect. 

We then looked at a vast array of roots and helped Mr De Silva and David by finding an answer to their prediction. Unwanted plants (weeds) have a variety of roots; tap and fibrous. After the roots, we moved to the stem and looked at capillary action. We now know the scientific names are xylem and phloem. We are ready to find out more at Hilliers Arboretum and we can't wait. 



If you walked around the Year 3 area on Wednesday, all you would have heard was the sound of excited children and the cries of "Wow" and "Cool." The year 3 children were taken to the most amazing places via virtual reality thanks to the team at PrimeVR. They explored Stonehenge as it is today and looked at how it may have been built as well as all the theories about its purpose.  After exploring Stonehenge, they were taken inside a volcano as well as into space to look at the volcanoes on Mars. What a fabulous day we had. Jackson thoroughly enjoyed the day and said "Virtual Reality is amazing!"

Breaking News... Incredible Discovery at Fair Oak Junior School 

Stone Age remains were unearthed by the intrepid archaeologists in Y3. The children were surprised to discover that an archaeological site had been discovered by workmen over the weekend and were delighted to hear that permission had been granted to allow them access to apply their developing archaeology skills. They have all spent time today working as a team and thoroughly searching the site for any historical clues to the past. They used a variety of tools to gently uncover the artefacts and spent time predicting and questioning what they were as well as thinking about how they may have been used.  It has been a fabulous morning and many children have considered becoming an archaeologist in the future. 


I enjoyed digging and discovering history

I would find researching challenging because there may not be many clues to guide me



I really enjoyed uncovering amazing artefacts

I would find predicting how they may have been used challenging as some of the parts might be missing. The puzzle would not be able to be complete picture. 


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