This Year’s BRW Spirit Strong School Theme is inspired by scripture….

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to continuing our BRW Spirit Strong through this year’s school theme ‘Rise up. Have Courage. Do it!’ (Ezra 10:4)

At the heart of our journey in our faith this term will be the topics and their Big Questions ….Homes ‘What makes a house a home?’ Promises ‘Why make promises?’ and Visitors ‘Are visitors always  welcome?’ Our ’Other Faith’ this term will be Judaism.

We start this Autumn term with ‘Be the Light! How dark were the Dark Ages?’  We will use a range of high quality texts, information books, film and music to inspire and motivate us!

Whole Class Reading

During our weekly Whole Class Reading sessions this term, we will be expanding our vocabulary and             comprehension skills, using Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and Anthony Browne’s version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘The Tunnel’     


We will be examining and analysing various texts in English, and  using imaginative models of writing to inspire us to create our own. To help enhance our Speaking and Listening skills we will participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and the occasional heated debate.

This term we will focus on ‘Place Value’ and really mastering our knowledge of numbers. We will reinforce and extend our Maths  through data collection, measuring and investigations! We are going to revise number bonds and multiplication facts in order to improve fluency! Year 3 must know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x by the end of the year. The children will be given their passwords for the websites Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics.

In Computing we will learn how to stay safe online and use programming skills to create work related to our topic. In P.E. we will learning a variety of Multi-skills and Gymnastics.

In Science we will study Electricity and explore Light and investigate how shadows are made and how we can change them.

Through History and Geography we will deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain, during the Anglo-Saxon period. We will pose questions and follow lines of enquiry using a range of  historical sources. In Geography we’ll learn about Settlements. What they are, where and why they are located in particular areas and recognising features of  settlements.


This term we will begin our French lessons and build up a bank of simple words and phrases to  introduce ourselves.              

Miss Ferrara will teach Art and DT where we will look at using pencil grades to draw facial expression and producing final  pieces inspired by Anglo-Saxons patterns and textures. The focus artist this term will be the awe-inspiring Gustav Klimt.  Miss Ferrara will also guide the children through our Come and See topics.


How you can help

There is reading, spellings and maths homework every week. Please support your child in practicing multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could also be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate.

Please check your child has the homework sheet on a Thursday. If the homework is  lost, there are always extra in the door holder until the following week.  Encourage your child to read  regularly and explain what they understand from the text, especially unfamiliar words.

Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (black shorts, white tee-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays. PE kit should stay in school all week. Only to go home to be washed at the weekend.  Please remove earrings on Wednesday before coming to school.

Please check the Y3 Web page for updates and recommended websites. Support your child in blogging and posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their school email address. A fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! if you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your  continued support, 

Mrs Byrne

Scroll down for some useful videos…

MATHS Homework Mathletics

All children will have individual maths homework allocated to them on this website. They’ve been given their password & it should be stuck in their Reading diary.   Please let me know if access is a problem.

Mathletics  login.mathletics.com

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You also have access to the free ebooks on this site – it also works on iPads too! Children will have the login and password stuck in their Reading diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.


All children have their login details – same as last year.


For Parents! www.theschoolrun.com/welcome-homework-gnome


History for kids https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/


Moon Maths  http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/online_downloads.htm

Hit The Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity03   Place value game


http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=FS InverseMachine



Beat the computer in a place value game!

http://resources.oswego.org/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html Stop the clock game!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml Set the Clock.

http://www.scholastic.com/play/time.htm Time travelling

http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/unitsoftimeftc.htm Fling The Teacher!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures Weigh and measure the parcel

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/alien_cookbook/big_sound/full.shtml Measure ingredients

http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html Weighing parcels














http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

https://sites.google.com/site/easygrammar4kids/a-an (and other games for grammar skills)







  1. Today I did some FANTASTIC work on maths addition, column and numbers. You need to pick two numbers. Put 3 brackets facing downwards and on your numbers put + your number that is facing down next to the bracket and there should be 2 single numbers on the big numbers that you are going to add together. Add the single numbers together and write your answer down before the bracket. Then move onto the next number down which will be a multiple of 10, you will need to add 2 multiples of 10 which will be different then add them together and write your answer down before the bracket. Now, move on to your next number, you will need to pick 2 numbers which is a multiple of 100,add them together and write down the answer before the bracket. Add all of your equal numbers and them all together then that will give you your final answer of =. There you go, this was what we did in our session of maths today 🙂

  2. I did the sports hall challenge with Stanley , Analeah , Matthew we ran as fast as we could . I do not know if we are in the final !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I really enjoyed doing the sports hall challenge yesterday, some of the obstacles were really hard especially the speed jump challenge, but we all tried our best and I hope we are in the finals!😀😀😀

  4. On Saturday, I had a football match with my team, we drew 1-1 and I got a trophy for man of the match. I enjoyed playing football with my friends because it is fun and it keeps me fit. I enjoy going swimming with school on Monday’s because I love taking part in all sports. I hope all of my class friends had a fun weekend.

  5. The spy mision was so exiting. I was with Mrs Smith in team 7 when we got into the mission I was siting in the drivrs seat and Kian was the co-pilot . I had to stear the stearing wheal and Kian had to turn all the swiches on. Every one in our team had a agent name. I was there befor on Matthew birthday

  6. I think year 3s could be the next 007s (James Bond) you were all excellent at solving the clues, good team work and a most enjoyable and rewarding adventure!

  7. I have some very exciting news for the class and the school. My horrible history story about the Egyptians is going to be in a book. I got a certificate and a letter. I’m so excited

    • Wow, that’s amazing news. Congratulations Madison, well done! You’re certainly a talented writer.

    • Another talented writer! Congratulations Matthew. You must bring it in to share, I can’t wait to see it in print!

  8. This is my 3rd week of homeschool (DACT) we start the day with a Joe wicks work out before I sit down and do my maths and English tasks.Then After my lunch break I do you some art and my online dance lessons .
    And of course the end the day I’m allowed to go on YouTube also keep in touch with my friends from year 3 on Google hangouts.
    I am missing everybody at Brw but I can still say hello on Google hangouts .
    Tilly xx

    • You sound very busy Tilly! I am glad to hear you’re getting a good balance to your day, including keeping in touch with your friends. Best wishes to you and your family, and I will see you before you know it!

  9. This is my fourth week of homeschool I am having so much fun learning new skills like painting, fixing, baking and much more. My favourite part of the week was painting my playhouse, fixing our tree and baking chocolate cupcakes they were yummy. I am missing everybody but I still have hang out so I can message everybody. I have everybody on hangouts so I can keep in touch with what they’re doing.

    • Sounds like you’ve been very busy Tilly. We’ve all missed you too. Hope you have a lovely Easter break. Keep an eye on the Year 3 Learning page for activities and our next topic in two weeks.

  10. Mrs Byrne, I have been trying to get onto Oddizzi but the username doesn’t work. Can you please tell me what it is please?

    • Hi Finley, I am sorry to hear that. Glad to hear you’re having a go though. I will email everyone with a copy asap. Mrs Byrne

  11. Mrs Byrne, I struggled a little bit on the last question of today’s fraction sheet. Can you help me with this when we come back to school please?

    • Hi Finley, I hear you’ve been doing really well with this so well done. Keep persevering! Of course I’ll help you. In the mean time, go back to the video – I’m assuming you are on Week 3, Lesson 4? If not, let me know. This is a tricky one as we don’t know our 7 times tables…yet. (Hint hint)
      Watch from 10 minutes in again. It says to look for equivalent fractions so look at the denominator first. What number are they all multiples of?
      Multiply top and bottom of each fraction by the denominator of the other. Look at the example on this page to see if it helps.

  12. Carelessly, the bumpy cat scratched the wall, with it’s beady claws even though it was scared of heights.

    • An interesting use of beady Shaun. We tend to say ‘beady eyes’ as beads are round like eyes. Can you think of a better adjective for claws? (or talons?) 🙂

  13. I hope you liked it I worked so hard on it.Anyway since I,m in Year 3 I think it is so fun,exciting and wonderful cause MISS BYRNE IS SO NICE ITS TRUE MISS BYRNE I LOVE THE HARD STUFF YOU GIVE US. I,ve got something I want to tell you too……1 2 3 THANK FOR THE TEACHING I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD TIME IN THE HALF TERM CAUSE YOU DESEVRE IT EVERYBODY IN BRW DESERVES IT ASWELL HAVE A GOOD SUMMER EVERYONE BYE!!!!!!

    • Wow that is so nice Isabella I would say the same as well and I hope everyone has amazing days at school bye

  14. Also I just wanted to say hi everybody, I hope you are enjoy your half term holidays! Oh, also I want to thank Mrs Byrne for the great challenges you have given us at school I’d say they are really fun and I’m looking forward to get back to school!

  15. In class with Mrs Byrne we tested cars because we got a letter from a company to ask us for our help. We kept the ramp and cars the same every time, the only thing we changed was the material. The materials that the car did not move on was the bubble wrap and the towel. The one it did move swiftly on was the silk and the sand paper. To make it a fair test we let the car go at the same place every time and we got a metre stick and measured the car from the back every time as well.

  16. It was so fun it was very strange how the felt did not move at all. yes it was so fun and I can not wait to do science again.

  17. Volcanic activity first took place at Etna about 500,000 years ago, with eruptions occurring beneath the sea off the ancient coastline of Sicily.it is worth adding that Etna – an active stratovolcano in Italy, on the eastern coast of Sicily. The highest and largest volcanic cone in Europe.

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