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Sirius (Year 3)

Welcome to Year 3 (Miss Bathe and Miss Johnson).

We will be sending a link on Microsoft Teams to invite you to a meeting on a Wednesday (every week) so we can see how you are all doing! The next one will be on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 11am.

You will also receive messages from Marvellous Me and may need to access Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Lexia and Reading Plus. If you need password reminders or would like to set up Marvellous Me, please contact the school office. If you need password reminders for Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Lexia or Reading Plus, please contact me on the class email- RSPSirius@southbankprimary.co.uk .

Please note– if you have received an email from the office regarding a log in and password for Lexia, you should use Lexia rather than Reading Plus.

Some of the activities include worksheets. Remember that you do not need to print any work out. Just record your response neatly onto paper. Please remember to send pictures of your work to the class email of the learning your child has been doing. Look out for daily videos to help support you with your learning. It is important that you watch these in order to support your learning and understanding.

I have created a section called ‘Celebration of Work’ underneath the section ‘Extra Activities’. This is where I will upload pictures of the work you have sent through the class email, and we will celebrate together the achievements you have made. If your child is particularly proud of a piece work, please could you send a picture of them holding this work.

Love from,
Miss Bathe and Miss Johnson x

Timetable for Learning-

Please find a suggested timetable below, this timetable mirrors the school day and would help with a routine at home. It is important to try and complete all the tasks set however, we understand home is a very different place to school.

Morning lessons-






Afternoon lessons-

Cultural Capital

Creative Curriculum

Rights Respecting School

Quiet Reading/Favourite Five

Home Learning- Week 2 (W/C 1.3.21)

World Book Day
Thursday 4th March 2021

World Book Day Tasks-

Today is World Book Day. Usually, we would dress up as one of our favourite characters from a book and have a fun day creating, reading and exploring. Unfortunately this year we will be celebrating it at home, but we will still have lots of fun!!

Our book focus for today is ‘The Bear and the Piano’ by David Litchfield.

The Bear and the Piano: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Litchfield, David: 9781786035608:  Books

Below is a video attached of Miss Bathe reading this book to you. If you would like a closer look at the pictures, you can find the read along books on YouTube.

Today you get to choose what tasks you do! Look at the attachment below, and complete at least one task from each session. Remember to send any photos of the work you have completed to the class email address.

Author Event-

Cressida Cowell Author Session 

We are very excited to have been chosen to take part in a connecting stories event in partnership with The National Literacy Strategy.  

This World Book Day, Thursday 4th March at 2pm meet multi-million-selling, award-winning author  Cressida Cowell, creator of the  ‘How to Train Your Dragon‘  books (and DreamWorks films) and  ‘The Wizards of Once‘ series – and the Waterstones Children’s Laureate. Cressida will talk about her latest book, ’The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever’ and will give tips on becoming an author or illustrator. You will find the link below to join in with the live session. 


All participant cameras and live chat will be switched off so the event will be safe for all, and no participant information will be visible. 

The author of How To Train Your Dragon has a new series! - The Booktopian

The Masked Reader-

Watch out for the South Bank Primary ‘Masked Reader‘. Listen carefully to the books being read and try and guess who is behind the mask!!! Each person will be revealed on our Facebook page. I can’t wait to see who is behind each mask!

The Masked Reader | Green Top School


Monday 1st March 2021-

This week we are going to begin looking at using the forms ‘a’ or ‘an’ according to whether the next word begins with a consonant sound or a vowel sound.

What are vowels and consonants? | TheSchoolRun

What letters are vowels? What letters are consonants?

Vowel And Consonant Posters & Worksheets | Teachers Pay Teachers

If the noun begins with a vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) then the article will be ‘an‘. If the noun begins with a consonant sound (b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z) then the article will be ‘a‘.

For example:

A vs AN: How to Use Indefinite Articles A and An Correctly • 7ESL

Man, lamp and cat all begin with a consonant sound so the article is ‘a‘.

Apple, eraser and umbrella all begin with a vowel sound so the article is ‘an‘.

Have a look at the PowerPoint and write the correct article (the, a or an) for the noun.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

When do we use the article ‘a‘ or ‘an‘ ?

Have a look at the PowerPoint and complete the questions throughout. This will help you with today’s task.

Watch out for some tricky exceptions when using ‘a’ or ‘an’.

A vs. An: Basic Rules and Exceptions

Although unicorn and umbrella both start with an ‘u’, the word ‘unicorn’ sounds like it starts with the consonant sound ‘y’. Because this word starts with the consonant sound ‘y’, we use the article ‘a’.

Have a go at the activity sheet below. You can choose your level of challenge, the first section in mild, the second is medium and the last is hard.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Recap your understanding of using ‘a’ or ‘an’ by completing the Purple Mash ‘To Do’.

Once you have completed this, have a go at the application and reasoning sheet. Make sure you remember the rules for ‘a’ or ‘an’. Think about those tricky exceptions… You can choose your level of challenge for this activity.


Monday 1st March 2021-

We have 8 new Orange Words for this half term:

perhaps, address, guard, material, recent, guide, forward, fruit.

Complete the ‘Look, Cover, Write Check’ activity and find the definition for any unfamiliar words.

Write 4 sentences using the new orange words.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

Watch the video of Miss Bathe introducing the new spelling rule for this week, ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘ch’. For example: chef and machine

Complete the Dots and Dashes for the new spelling rule. Once you have done this, look at the meaning of new words and put them into sentences.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Refresh your memory of our new spelling rule. Read through the new words and practice spelling these with the suffix added.

Complete the ‘Choose the Right Word’.


Monday 1st March 2021-

Last week, we were looking at the skill ‘to infer‘. What does it mean to infer something?

Reading | SEK-Qatar Preschool 5
Reading Comprehension Strategy Series: How to Teach Students to Infer While  Reading — THE CLASSROOM NOOK

Read through the text ‘The Old Railway Yard’ and look at any unfamiliar vocabulary with your adult.

Focus on the first paragraph and answer the following questions.

Jack was scared. He was walking through an abandoned railway station on his way home. He came this way because it was a lot quicker but he was regretting his decision. His hairs on his neck were stood up like soldiers in a parade. His heart was racing and his stomach churned. As he paced through the creepy yard he tried to stay under the colossal shadows of the huge, ancient steam trains.

1. What signs are there that show us Jack was scared?

2. In the first paragraph, it tells us Jack tried to stay under the shadows of the train. Why do you think he tried to do this?

3. What two words in the first paragraph tell us the trains are big?

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

We are going to continue with the text ‘The Old Railway Yard’. Reread and focus on the second paragraph. Use this paragraph to answer the inference questions below.

Then something strange happened. A light appeared in one of the driver carriages of the train. Hesitantly, Jack stopped and looked back. He could not see anyone in the driver’s carriage! Jack had a decision to make. His head told him to go back home and get out of their as quickly as possible. His heart told him to go and explore the strange light!

1. What word in paragraph 2 tells us Jack was uncomfortable?

2. Draw and fill in a thought bubble about how Jack might have been feeling at the end of Paragraph 2. Use as much detail as you can.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Reread the full text ‘The Old Railway Yard’ and answer the questions.

1. There are clues in the text that tell us the steam trains were old. Can you spot them all?

2. Why do you think Jack paused before opening the door to the driver’s compartment?

3. What emotions would Jack be feeling in the final paragraph? Explain fully how you know or think this.


Monday 1st March 2021-

Now, let’s think about writing some new information about trolls. In ‘The truth About Trolls’, Professor Folklore used questions as sub-headings to help organise his writing and make it easier for the reader.

Here is the underlying structure of the Professor’s information text about trolls.

Can you think about any other subheadings you could add in your information text about trolls.
For example:
What is troll school like?
What jobs do trolls do?
What is in a troll’s cave?

Using the work you completed last week and some of Professor Folklore’s examples, complete your own plan for writing your explanation text ‘The Truth about Trolls’.

Paragraph 1
Subheading: What do trolls look like?
Paragraph 2
Paragraph 3
Did you know?

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

Look at your plan from yesterday’s lesson and use the model text to begin writing your new explanation text on trolls.

First, I would like you to focus on how you would like to present this information. You could write it on a piece of paper, create a double page spread or a booklet.

Once you have decided this, focus on writing your title, introduction and first paragraph- what do trolls look like?

Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Reread yesterday’s writing and edit and improve using the Gold Standard.

Look back at your plan and write your second and third paragraph and your ‘did you know?’ section.

Remember to:

• give the reader a picture in their head by using adjectives to describe the features of your troll;

• build up a picture for the reader using a sentence of 3 to describe your troll;

• link your ideas by using adverbs at the start of your sentences to tell the reader you are adding on information – see poster A;

• engage your reader by using adverbs of emotion at the start of a sentence – see poster B.


Monday 1st March 2021-

Number Knowledge-

Today we are going to look at converting pounds (£) and pence (p). Using either the video or PowerPoint below, work through the different examples.

After you have worked through the video or PowerPoint, complete the activity sheet. If you would like to challenge yourself, complete the 2nd page as well.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

Number Knowledge-

Today we are going to look at adding money. Using either the video or PowerPoint below, work through the different examples.

After you have worked through the video or PowerPoint, complete the activity sheet. If you would like to challenge yourself, complete the 2nd page as well.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Number Knowledge-

Today we are going to look at subtracting money. Using either the video or PowerPoint below, work through the different examples.

After you have worked through the video or PowerPoint, complete the activity sheet. If you would like to challenge yourself, complete the 2nd page as well.

Thursday 4th March 2021-

Number Knowledge-

Today we are going to introduce giving change. Using either the video or PowerPoint below, work through the different examples.

After you have worked through the video or PowerPoint, complete the activity sheet. If you would like to challenge yourself, complete the 2nd page as well.

Cultural Capital

Monday 1st March 2021-

Our focus for this week is the York Minster. Have a look at the website to find out information about this wonderful landmark.


I was a bellringer at York Minster. We want to know why we were sacked |  Anglicanism | The Guardian

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

Choose different images of the York Minster and sketch it using pencil. Can you try and add shade and tone to your drawing.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Write a simple paragraph about what the York Minster is and some key facts.

Creative Curriculum

Monday 1st March 2021-

This week we are going to look at the SMSC Topic- Moral Compass. First we will be looking at what a moral dilemma means.

Watch the video ‘Am I always responsible for my actions’ and consider the questions throughout.


Look at the following moral dilemma.

At playtime you see someone looking through the bags in the cloakroom. Lunch is going missing. Your headteacher has asked everyone to be vigilant, and to report anyone playing in the cloakroom. What do you do?

To be successful you need to remember to:
1) Talk about and consider all the possibilities.
2) Establish the facts and consider the evidence.
3) What would you do and why?
4) What impact would that have?

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

Sometimes stories that are published on social media or the news may not be true. When false stories are published, it is important that we recognise these as ‘Fake News’.

Fake News: Should you learn about it in school? - CBBC Newsround

Go through PowerPoint about how to spot ‘Fake News’, then look at the Newsround website and complete the activity sheet.


Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Recap with your adult what fake news is and how we can spot it.

Today I would like you to look at an image and decide how reliable it is. Complete real or fake for the following image and give reasons why.

We are a Rights Respecting School

Monday 1st March 2021-

Refer back to Article 7 and what it means. You can refresh your memory by watching the video below.

Article 7- Every child has the right to be registered at birth, to have a name and nationality, and, as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents.

Why do you think it is important to be registered at birth? Today I would like you to think about your birthday:
When is your birthday?
Do you celebrate the day you were born? If so, what is your favourite thing about your birthday?

Draw a picture of a memorable birthday. This could be a picture of a birthday cake, presents and party games. Once you have done this, write why you enjoy this.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021-

Think about the work you did last week on your name. Imagine if someone decide you had to have a new name, without your agreement. How would you feel?

Write your ideas down on a piece of paper.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021-

Today we are going to look closer at your identity. In particular, your nationality.

What is your nationality? Do you know what your national flag looks like?

National Flags Of European Countries With Captions Stock Illustration -  Download Image Now - iStock

Research your national flag and draw your own version. You could sketch, paint or make a model of your flag.

Screen Free Friday

Friday 5th March 2021-

Look at the PDF below and choose some of the activities to do on your Screen Free Friday. You can still send pictures to the class email address, sharing what you and your family have been up too. I would love to see.

no cell phones or laptops - Clip Art Library

Favourite Five

Every week I will upload a video of our ‘Favourite Five’ text for the week. This week the text is called ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ I have recorded this book in two parts. Make sure you watch the correct one first!

Arthur and the Golden Rope- Part 1
Arthur and the Golden Rope- Part 2
Ocean Meets Sky
The Colour Monster

Extra Activities

Each day, your child will be expected to use Reading Plus or Lexia and Times Tables Rock Stars.  Sometimes they will need to access Purple Mash for learning tasks.  If you need password reminders, please contact the school office or myself.

Baking with Miss Bathe

Celebration of Work

W/C 08.02.21

Last week of the first half term in 2021 and I am so proud of how the children have coped with the changes we have had to deal with again. You have all continued to show your MAGICAL attributes and worked to achieve the best. Happy 1/2 Term!

W/C 01.02.21

We have had an amazing week this week. From finding the coordinates of buried treasure, to writing descriptions on mythical creatures. Chloe has enjoyed watching the ‘Baking with…’ videos on Facebook and has made Oreo fudge, cheese straws and mars bar crunchie cakes! How busy has she been?! Ella-Rose has also had a great week in school, trying hard with all her work and enjoying the outdoors (even in the rain!). You all continue to make me so proud. Well done!

W/C 25.01.21

Another fantastic week from Year 3. This week in our Catch Up Meeting we enjoyed playing Times Tables Bingo and a Scavenger Hunt… What will you get up to next week?

W/C 18.01.21

This week we have been finishing our final poem ‘Pandora’s Magic Box’. Look at how amazing Elisha’s and Jake’s poem is, you can see how hard they have been working on this. A massive well done to you two!!

W/C 11.01.21

Jake, Mahiya and Chloe have showed excellent attitude and motivation towards their learning this week. They have shown real grit towards their work, especially Maths, and worked hard to ensure any corrections they may have, they have learnt from them. I am so proud of you! Keep up your excellent hard work.

Things to Note

– We have a new member of staff within our class. Meet our new teaching assistant, Miss Johnson.

– Children are expected to read at least four times a week at home and will be awarded monthly and individual prizes for reaching milestone reads.



Core Subject Learning

Spelling- The focus was adding the prefixes ‘dis’, ‘in’, ‘im’ and ‘un’ to root words.

Reading- The focus was on the text ‘Wolves in the Walls’ and the non-fiction texts ‘Meet the Tiger’ and ‘Surprising Sharks’. We focused on the reading skills prediction and retrieval.

Literacy- The focus was on writing in narratives, ensuring they are adding description. One day, the wolves came into the classroom and caused chaos. We used this stimulus to write our own version of ‘The Wolves came into School!’

We also focused on non-chronological reports on predators. We included a range of sentence types, such as, subordinating conjunctions, question sentences, prepositional and expanded noun phrases. We worked hard to research our chosen animals and find out as many facts as we could. I am so impressed with the information we have all remembered.

Maths- The focus was on number and place value so that children can partition 3-digit numbers in different ways and compare these using more than and less than.

Creative Learning

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! We have been learning about perfect predators. From eagled-eyed bird of prey to voracious Venus Flytrap! We used oil crayons to create predator eyes. Can you see which predators we have drawn?

We used what we have learnt about the best of the beasts to create our own set of Top Trumps. We researched our chosen animals weight, speed, weapons, deadly rating and strength and added these to our cards. Who will have the ultimate predator and win the game?!


Core Subject Learning

Spelling- The focus was to add the prefix ‘pre’ and suffix ‘ly’. We also looked at common homophones and their meanings.

Reading- The focus was on the text ‘Stone Age Boy’, ’The Secrets of Stonehenge’ and ’The History Detective Investigates: Stone Age to Iron Age’.  We focused on the reading skills vocabulary and summarising.

We also read ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ and ‘Leon and the Place Between’ as part of Our Favourite Five.

Literacy- The focus was on writing poetry based around ‘Picture Books in Wonderland’ by Robert Louis Stevenson, narratives based around ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘Stig of the Dump’ and information texts on homes in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Below are some of our writing based on the opening of ‘Stig of the Dump’. We edited and improved our work to include a range of sentence types and adventurous vocabulary.

We used the structure of ‘Stone Age Boy’ to create our own version. Some of us ventured to the Ice Age, Egypt and even a tranquil waterfall. Below are some of our independent piece.

Through watching documentaries, reading information books and researching using the internet, we have created a non-chronological report on Homes from the Past. We hope you learn some interesting facts…

Maths- The focus was on mental and written addition of numbers up to 3 digits. We have be learning our 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s times tables. We have been using TTRockstars, Hit the Button and Times Tables Bingo. Can you beat your high scores?

Creative Learning

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine what the world would be like 5000 years ago… What would you have seen?

We have been on a journey back in time taking us through from ‘The Stone Age’ to ‘The Iron Age’. The children have been learning all about the changes that happened in Britain.

In Art and Design the children created some amazing ‘Stone Age’ cave paintings.

We also looked at Art produced by the artists John Piper, Henry Moore and Mark Spitz of the famous Stonehenge and used charcoal and silhouette art to produce our own vison.

We have been looking at Hunter-gathers and how people from the Stone Age survived. We looked at the weapons and tools they used in order to hunt and gather and we made Stone Age fruit stew. We used blueberries, blackberries, rich tea biscuits and honey.

We made salt dough and researched the jewellery Stone Age people wore. We then shaped the dough into rocks, bones and teeth and thread them onto string to create our own necklace.


Core Subject Learning

Spelling- The focus will be to spell words with endings sounding like ‘zh’, ‘ch’, ‘zhun’, ‘k’ spelt ‘sure’, ‘ture’, ‘sion’, ‘ch’. We will also be using the dictionary to check our spelling.

Reading- The focus will be on the text ‘Who Let the Gods Out’. We will be focusing on the reading skills inference and explain. We will also be reading ‘The Iron Man’ and ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ as part of Our Favourite Five.

Literacy- The focus will be on writing poetry based on ‘Pandora’s Box’ and the Kit Wright’s poem ‘The Magic Box’. We will also be looking at writing short stories, including speech and paragraphs using the text ‘Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse’.

Maths- The focus will be on mental and written subtraction of numbers up to 3 digits. We will also be learning our 3s, 4s and 8s times tables, practicing our rapid recall.

Creative Learning

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.

We are going to explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the Sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. We will be interpreting maps, globes and atlases to locate countries and key features, recognising their similarities and differences.

In History, we will be studying Ancient Greek life and achievements, looking at their influence on the western world.


For Children in Need this year, we all dressed up in our silliest clothes! We had children in their pajamas, clown costumes and clothes back to front!

Some of our children have been working with Redcar & Eston School Sport Partnership completing the ‘Learn 2 Ride’ training. They have been learning the skills of breaking before getting on/off the bike, looking for hazards ahead before setting off, setting off with balance, controlling the bike to go the speed they want and to the destination they want.

We have had so much fun this festive period. We have created Christmas cards, calendars, gingerbread men and had a mischievous elf in our classroom called Buddy. He got stuck in the shark’s mouth so we spent all afternoon making ladders to help him down!!

Here are some pictures from our Christmas Party!!!! We even had a phone call from the North Pole.

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