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Year 3: Please use this page to keep up to date with tasks set by your class teacher, these may include some hand written tasks, practical tasks, links to activities and online tasks. 

Updated 10.7.20

Morning Year 3,

Hope you are safe and well.   

Underneath is this week’s timetable. Again, all resources will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Monday morning for you to work through at your own pace. I have included a few 'fun' activities which I thought you would enjoy on your last week. 

Please let me know if I can help in anyway.

Stay safe,

Mr. Whitfield

Updated 3.7.20

Morning Year 3,

Hope you are safe and well.   

Underneath is this week’s timetable. Again, all resources will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Monday morning for you to work through at your own pace.

Please let me know if I can help in anyway.

Stay safe,

Mr. Whitfield

Updated 26.6.20

Hi Year 3,

 It has been lovely to have some sunshine recently and we hope that you have enjoyed spending time outdoors, making the most of it.  I have really enjoyed looking at the photographs, drawings and writing that you have uploaded this week.  Keep up the great work. If you get up to any other fun activities please share with myself and the rest of the class. 

Underneath, is this week’s timetable that includes a range of different subjects to work through.  Again, I have tried to include practical activities that you can use if you are finding the internet more difficult to access.  All resources will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Monday morning for you to work through, at your own pace, during the week.

I am looking forward to seeing some of you over the next few weeks.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you need support in anyway.

Many thanks,

Miss Hepplewhite and Mr Whitfield

Updated 19.6.20

Hi Year 3.

Hoping you are all safe and well.

As we move towards the end of this academic year, we want to help prepare you, as best we can, towards moving into Year 4.  Transition packs are ready to be collected from school by your parents/carers. Each file contains the following:

  • a letter from the staff members that you will be working with, sharing some information about themselves – hopefully this might help get to know them a bit better.
  • a sheet in which we would like you to add information about yourself; It would be great to find out a bit more about you.
  • a history homework project for you to complete during the summer holiday
  • additional Maths and English activities, should you wish to complete during the holidays, with a blank exercise book

Our home learning timetable includes a mixture of maths, writing, reading, spelling and transition activities.  If you are accessing Google Classroom, all of the activities have been scheduled for Monday so that you can work through them at your own speed during the week, completing as many or as few as you feel best.

I will be supporting home learning over the next few weeks so please feel free to message if you need any support.  I have really enjoyed hearing about your learning at home. 

Stay Safe,

Mr. Whitfield

Updated 12.6.20 - Health and Wellbeing Week

As you know, around this time of year at school, we usually move away from our regular timetable for a week and concentrate just on our health.  We have worked with healthy eating chefs, completed a sponsored run-a-mile; competed with our friends in sports days; worked with the LAF (lifestyle and fitness) team and had the opportunity to work with a range of different coaches on various sports. We would still like to give you the opportunity to have a go at a some of these from home.

Our health and wellbeing timetable will take the form of a ‘menu’ with a range of P.E, art, DT, cookery, reading and writing activities all centred around staying well mentally and physically. Again, you can complete as many or as few as possible and work with any siblings from different year groups. Many of the activities are practical but we have still included some resources on Google Classroom that might help you should you wish to use them.

 It would be lovely to hear how you have managed and great to see any photographs that you might want to upload.

Stay safe,

Mr Whitfield

Updated 5.6.20

Hi Year 3,

I hope you are all well and I look forward to seeing you soon. You are doing so well and I am proud of you all!

Here is next week’s timetable for you to work through. If you need any help, please let me know. It is always great to hear from you and look through any photographs that you have uploaded.

Stay safe and have a lovely weekend.

Updated 29.5.20

Hi Year 3,

I hope you are all well and had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the sun with your family. If any of you took part in the Daily Mile at Home challenge, I would love to see some pictures so please feel free to share them on the Google Classroom. I have attached next week's timetable for you to have a look at. Remember the activities will be posted on the day and you can pick which activities you want to do. The most important thing is that you are safe.
If you haven't had a look at the reading books on Oxford Owl, ask a grown-up to sign up for you so you can have a look.
If you have any questions or need help with something please leave a comment on Google Classroom or email the school and I will get in touch with you.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.

Mr Whitfield 

Updated 22.5.20

Hi Year 3,

I hope you are well and have been enjoying the sunshine that we've had over the last few days (fingers crossed that it continues). 

Since it is half term, we thought that we would give you a bit of a break from our usual timetable!  Instead, we have offered you a P.E challenge that you might want to have a go at if you wanted to.  We usually have our ‘Run a Mile Week’ in school this term so it might be nice to have a go at this at home. The ‘Daily Mile at Home’ is and fun and easy way to keep fit and maintain good health and wellbeing for you and your family.  During each part of the week, you are offered a different challenge when running your mile (I particularly like the ‘Beach Day Challenge’).   

You could also still work on Timestables Rockstars and continue with your reading.

We will continue with our regular home learning timetable from 1st June.

Have fun and stay safe!

Updated 15.5.20

Hello, Year 3,

I'm so pleased with how well you are all doing with your home learning during these tricky times. We are all very proud of you. Remember, there are practical options and you can pick which activities you want to do; please don't worry about doing them all. If you do any fun activities at home or have something you want to share, I would love to see it on the Google Classroom (log-in details are below).
I have attached next week's timetable for you to have a look at. The activities will appear on our Google Classroom on the day they are on the timetable. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need any help with anything, just leave a comment on Google Classroom or email the school and I will get back to you.
Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.

Mr Whitfield

Updated 8.5.20

Happy V.E Day anniversary Year 3!

75 years ago to the day, peace one again prevailed in Europe. Today, we have a bank holiday to celebrate and remember those who fought so bravely during the Second World War.

V.E Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945.

You may now be at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a weekend of celebrations to mark this special moment in history. There are plenty of ways you can still get involved in the big day, from hosting a special VE Day celebrations picnic or afternoon tea with your household to decorating the house with flags and bunting. If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, which I know many of you are, try creating up some VE Day-inspired snacks and treats. 

We hope that the information and activity sheet that we left for you last week might give you some extra information on V.E day and also offer some interesting activities for you to have a go at.

On a different note, it was once again lovely for us to ring home and find out how you are doing.  You are all managing so well! More of you are also adding work and photographs onto Google Classroom.  We love looking through what you have done.

We have attached next week’s timetable.  Remember to only do what you can and we are here to help if possible.

Take care and have a fantastic weekend.

Update 1.5.2020

Hi Year 3,

Well can you believe it is May already? School has been very quiet without you all. I have been really pleased to see how well you are doing accessing Google Classroom, Purple Mash and TTRockstars so well done. It has been lovely seeing more photos being shared. I will be attaching next week's timetable onto here. Remember to do as few or as many activities as you can manage and that there are practical options too. The most important thing we need you to do is look after each other and stay safe.
There are a few notices to share this week:


VE Day:
Next Friday is the anniversary of V.E day commemorating the official end of the Second World War in Europe; it has been specifically arranged to be a bank holiday this year. We had planned to organise activities in school designed to support understanding and to celebrate. As this is not possible, we still think it is appropriate to not let this pass us by. Attached you will find some suggested activities to do at home to celebrate VE Day. You can do as few or as many as you want. If you have siblings in school, you can mix and match activities with them too. It would be lovely to see some photos of activities you do.


We appreciate that many of you may have completed the reading books you were sent home. Fortunately, one of our reading schemes, Oxford Owl, have released many of their books as free e-books that can be read at home on tablets, laptops or computers.
In order to access these books, you need to follow this link to create a log in. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html
Once you have verified your email address you will be able to view the free e-book library and the books available. To find your child's level, click on Levels then Oxford Level.
I will be in touch to tell you which Oxford Level books your child should be reading. You can make a note of the book and pages your child has read in their reading diary as you would for school.


Important Contact Note:
For confidentiality, please contact school via telephone or from your own personal e-mail account to blackfell.primary@schools.sunderland.gov.uk This is an open forum and designed to assist children and parents with work at home. Any messages left on here or sent from the general Year 3 Gmail account are not private.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and stay safe.

Mr Whitfield 

Update 24.4.20


Hello everyone!

I hope you have all enjoyed this week's activities. Once again, it has been great to see what you have been up to and I know from speaking to parents and carers this week your friends and classmates have enjoyed seeing pictures of you too!

Below is the timetable of activities for the week beginning Monday 27th April.


Mr Whitfield



1) Click "Go to Classroom"
2) It'll then ask you to login with the credentials provided below.

Login:3@blackfell.co.uk  Password: Blackfell

Updated: 17.4.20


I hope everyone is well and has had a relaxing Easter. I have loved seeing the work you've shared so if you wish please continue to share what you are up to at home on our Google Classroom :)

Here is another suggested timetable of different ideas and activities for you to use. Once again, there is a range of activities on Google Classroom as well as some practical activities that you can adapt. Remember the main thing we are asking you to do during this time is to stay safe and take care of each other so don’t worry if you do not complete every task. You may also continue to access Purple Mash, Timestables Rockstars and Numbots at your leisure.

I hope you enjoy this week's activities!

Mr Whitfield


To Access Google Classroom:

1) Click "Go to Classroom"
2) It'll then ask you to login with the credentials provided below.

Login: 3@blackfell.co.uk  Password: Blackfell

To Access Google Classroom:

1) Click "Go to Classroom"
2) It'll then ask you to login with the credentials provided below.

Login: 3@blackfell.co.uk  Password: Blackfell


Updated: 3.4.20

I hope everyone is well and has managed to access the resources on Google Classroom without too many problems. Thank you for your continued support during this time. We have compiled some fun, hands-on Easter activities for you to have a go at during the Easter holidays if you wish. There is a huge variety of activities and although some have been designed with Year groups in mind however any of them can be completed by children regardless of year group. Please take some time to unwind and relax. If you do feel like trying some of these activities, the resources are uploaded and numbered below. I would love to see some photos of your creations if you make anything (you can post these directly on this stream or onto the assignments set in classwork). We hope you have a lovely Easter break with your families.  

A new timetable of suggested activities will be posted for the first week back after the holidays. Children can still use this page and the blog on Purple Mash to keep in touch with me and each other. 

Many thanks, Mr Whitfield

Updated: 27.3.20

Good afternoon everyone! We hope that you are all staying safe and at home as much as you can. These are extraordinary times and all we can do is do our best to deal with them calmly, professionally, with good humour when we can and determination that we will get through this together. We sent home learning packs with the children last week with tasks that they could complete at home. We will be posting a weekly overview of some tasks that your child can do at home. 

These are suggestions for your child and they can do as few or as many as they wish.

We have also provided further resources for your child using Google classroom.

To log in to the classroom please follow the instructions below.

1) Click "Go to Classroom"
2) It'll then ask you to login with the credentials provided below.

Login: 3@blackfell.co.uk  Password: Blackfell

These websites are in addition to tasks set and we hope that you find them helpful. All websites are free to access, you may need to set up an account before hand.


All subject resources:
















Writing tasks: 



Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:








Other curriculum areas:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w   (Joe Wicks 5 minute move)





Updated: 23.3.20 (2nd Update)

I have now set up a blog for us where you can send me and the class messages, just remember to follow our online safety rules! To find the blog:

-Log in to purple mash

-Click on sharing (the green logo)

-Then click on shared blogs,

-I have named our first blog Week 1.

I'm hoping this will be a way for us to stay in touch, share work and ideas!



Updated: 18.3.20 

All children have been provided with a pack of resources. Please begin by completing these. Teachers will update this page in the coming weeks with further tasks. 

  • 2 reading books (please ensure these are looked after and brought back to school)
  • A writing task 
  • Times table rock star competition
  • Purple mash to do 
  • Reasoning Task
  • CPG Books (see pages on sheet in file) – if completed specified pages please continue to work through incomplete pages.

Updated: 23.3.20

Hello, Year 3! I hope you are all staying safe. I have begun to set you some 2do's on Purple Mash where you can complete tasks and hand them in, I can then check and mark these to give you feedback. 

Over the weekend, our sunflower found it hard. I have watered it again this morning and will keep you all updated on how it doing! I hope it grows. 

It's great to see that some of you have already been on Times Tables Rockstars and on Purple Mash. Remember you can access all the games and resources on Purple Mash when you log on at home just as you can in school. Also, don't forget if you save any work I can see it too so I will be logging on regularly to see what you have been up to. Feel free to leave a comment when you complete your '2dos' and I can send a reply back to you too. I look forward to reading them!


I am in the middle of setting up a class blog that you can all access. Once it is up and running I will let you know how to access it. Here you will be bale to ask me questions about your tasks and you will be able to chat to your friends in our class. Please remember our internet safety rules though. 

  Take care everyone, 

Mr. Whitfield