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Year Three


Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page


Mrs Walker, Mr Robins and Miss Clarke are really looking forward to working with you all this year. Other members of staff working in Year 3 this year are: Mrs Hendon, Mrs Snow, Mrs Benbow, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Lowe and Miss Neville 


20th April 2020

Hello Year 3 Family,


Welcome back to a new term! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed a well-deserved rest.


We understand that while staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children's education and the impact of missing school.  It is not the way we wanted to be starting a new term but we are still here to help.


On our webpage below, you will find advice for looking after primary school children and how to help them continue their education. There are project planners and big idea challenges uploaded weekly with a range of tasks for you to complete with your child, as well as resources and external links for the different areas of education. These will be continually updated.


Feel free to send any work you do with the children via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter!


If you need any assistance or have any queries regarding virtual learning, please contact us via Class Dojo


Best Regards,

Year 3 Team

Yew Tree Primary Covid-19

A little something from all of the staff.
Take a look at our little video. The staff at Yew Tree have put some videos together to make the children smile (and the parents). A BIG hello from all of us all. We miss you so much. Stay safe, keep smiling and take care!

The Yew Tree Family ❤

Home Learning Project Planners

English and Maths Learning



*NEW* Comparing Large Numbers - Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal - 2nd Grade Math (2.NBT.4)

In this lesson, we will compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using greater than, less than, and equal sy...

Comparing Numbers - Greater Than Less Than

Check out the NEW Math Game we made at It is a full video game called Mage Math that helps kids build confidence in math while havi...

*NEW* An Introduction to Place Value - Ones, Tens, Hundreds

Place value is an important early maths concept for children, but can take a bit of time to understand. Why not help them learn the place values for 1's, 10'...



Handwriting-Kinetic Letters 


This year we introduced the Kinetic Letters handwriting programme. This programme focuses on building core strength, motor skills, and concentration. In school we complete our Kinetic Letters session on the carpet writing in Lizard pose but there are lots of other animal positions that help us these are meerkats, stone lions, penguins, strong gorilla and lizard pose. We also use a song to help with the correct pencil grip. Kinetic letters helps to build fluency and flow in writing by separating letters in to family groups. We have listed below some useful youtube videos to help you keep practising at home.

Weekly Challenges

Choose a challenge to complete each week. You could ask an adult to share your challenge on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell and @Cornrstonesedu.

Makaton challenge. 


Did you see the fabulous Mrs Snow in the Yew Tree video? She used Makaton to send the Yew Tree family her message. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.


Can you use these resources below to learn the alphabet or greet somebody using Makaton?

Home Learning Links


STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)



Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

1 Mile Happy Walk [Walk at Home 1 Mile]

34 Minutes of KIDZ BOP Dance Along Videos


Cosmic Kids Yoga DANCE PARTY!


Lucy's Blue Day - A Children's Mental Health Animated Short



18th-24th MAY 2020


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.

This year the theme is Kindness, which we feel is really importantat the moment.

Kindness has been chosen because of its singular ability to unlockour shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.

What will you do to be kind this week?

Here are some ideas, it would be great if you can share what you have being doing on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing (and Coronavirus)

Some Top Tips from 2 of Loudmouth's Actor / Facilitators on how to use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing during the Coronavirus lockdown. Ellie and Will are Senior Actor / Facilitators and tour schools with Loudmouth's Mental Wellbeing programme Talking Heads. For more information visit

VE Day Friday 8th May


This Friday will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day - the day that the Second World War ended in Europe. The usual May bank holiday was moved to Friday 8th for the occasion and all sorts of events had been planned across the country and across Europe. Now, of course, these have been cancelled because of covid-19. But that doesn't mean that we can't mark this very special anniversary, remember the brave people who gave everything to end the war, and celebrate the peace that we enjoy now.

Why not have a go at some of the activities below and share what you have done on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.

VE Day Music links

We'll Meet Again - Backing Track.mp3



Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating this weekend. We would love to see any pictures of how you chose to celebrate. Below we have added some resources to help children understand Eid and some of the activities that take place. 

Useful Links


How can you help your Year 3 child?


You can help you child by:


- Signing up to class dojo to track their progress in school and to check for any messages from your child's class teacher.

- Listening to them read every day and signing their reading record.

- Helping them with their homework.

- Practising their times tables

- Ensuring they have their PE kit in school on the appropriate days.

- Making sure they are in school on time every day.


If you have any problems or concerns, the Year 3 team are always happy to speak with you, in person or via Class Dojo.



A short guide of how to make best use of your child's home reading books.

PE Days


3A - Mrs Walker - Tuesday


3B - Mr Robins - Friday


3C - Miss Clarke - Wednesday



Reading - Children should read every day for 10 minutes and their reading diary should be signed by an adult daily.


The children can read library books, their school reader, their own book from home or they can choose to log in on Myon. Myon gives the children access to a large range of books to read and we can track when they have read and for how long. All children know their log in details but please ask your child's teacher if you need any help with this. See above for the link.


Times tables - Children should use TTRockstars to practise their times tables 3 times a week - please see your child's teacher for their log in details.


Topic - This will be set on a Monday and will be due in on the Wednesday of the following week.



We will be covering History, Geography, Art and DT through our Topic lessons.

Click on the links below to see what we have been learning.



Click on the links below to see what we have been learning in Science.


Spring 2 - Our Science will be covered through our Predator topic. 

Curriculum Focus Weeks

Sports Relief 2020