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Friday 10th July 2020


Watch this short video- The Windmill Farm.

The Windmill Farmer

A nurturing farmer in is danger of losing his crop of windmills when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature. Created at the UCLA Animation Worksh...


Thursday 9th July 2020




Consonants and Vowels Year 3 Grammar: ‘a’ or ‘an’

Some letters in the alphabet are vowels and some letters are consonants.

The VOWELS are: a, e, i, o, and u.

All the other letters in the alphabet are called CONSONANTS.

  b    c    d   e   f g    h   i    j k   l   m   n   o   p  q  r  s  t   u   v  w   x   y   z


Look at the words below carefully.

Decide if they start with a vowel or a consonant.


baby        elephant         ant        table

apple         book          pencil         tree 

bed          orange          cat           owl


Copy down the words on a piece of paper, making two lists.

The first list should be all the words that start with a vowel.

The second list should be all the words that start with a consonant.


*Usually if a word begins with a consonant you use 'a' before it.*

Eg. I can see a  lion.

*If a word begins with a vowel you use 'an'  before it.*

Eg. I can see an alligator.


Insert either 'a'  or 'an' into these sentences to make them correct.

Write the complete correct sentence on your piece of paper.




It’s……….juicy apple.




It’s……….wise owl.




It’s……….old bed.




It’s……….big octopus.




It’s………purple pencil.




It’s………huge onion


Watch this Youtube video to revise this lesson

The use of a or an

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Tuesday 7th July 2020 - Wednesday 8th July 2020


Following on from yesterday's video on Islam, I would like to see a non-fiction poster to share as many details about Islam as you know.Use the BBC Bitesize ( website to help you with your research. Islam is one of the smaller religions in Britain at only 4.4% of the population, but in our area it is really significant, if you would like to make a powerpoint or video to share what you know, that would be great!

(Make this poster or powerpoint over two day and send it over to me)



Monday 6th July 2020


You all have seen adverts on TV. Adverts promote products to persuade people to use or buy them.

Mr Jorden has been making some adverts in school and he would like some of you to have a go at inventing your own products and trying to advertise them.


Think about asking questions, try to use exciting adjectives to show off the quality of your product. Think of special offers.


Below is a playlist with the videos we made. (can you spot Mr  Doddridge in one of the videos.) Please send any videos or poster to the

We will be happy to add them to Youtube!


Friday 3rd July 2020


Over the last month, you have learned lots of writing skills through this page e.g. punctuation, how to write paragraphs, different word types and different sentence types.

Use some of these skills to write a page in your diary. Write about what you have doing, how lockdown affected you, how you got on with home learning and what are you looking forward to when this lockdown is over.


Here are some helpful tips for you to remember

Thursday 2nd July 2020


Continue with metaphors. Go through  the metaphor matching card game and then go though the PowerPoint to get further understanding.



Wednesday 1st July 2020


Try writing your own similes using the sheet.



Tuesday 30th June 2020


Today we will learn about similes and metaphors.

Follow the link to watch 2 videos and do 3 activities.



Monday 29th June 2020


Watch the short video below to learn all about compound words. Then have a go at the worksheet underneath.



Friday 26th June 2020


Today we are going to think about persuasive writing. Persuasive writing is a non-fiction writing that intends to convince readers to believe in an idea or opinion and to do an action.


Watch the BBC Bitesize clip below.  Then try to convince the reader why you should have pizza for every meal.


Remember to use evidence/facts to enhance your point of view.


On the sheet there are some key words to help improve your writing.




Thursday 25th June 2020


Add extra paragraphs about your school and your teachers.



Wednesday 24th June 2020


Now I would like you to write paragraphs about your family.  Please keep your work as tomorrow we will be adding even more detail to your writing.


Your family - paragraphs part 2


Tuesday 23rdJune 2020


Watch the video all the way through then complete the activity to help structure Mason's writing.  Part 2 is on tomorrow. Make sure you tune in.

From Mrs Patterson

Organising Mason's writing ✍️





Monday 22nd June 2020


A month ago you to wrote an acrostic poem about EID.  I want to see if you have remembered the skill.  Today's poem is FEELING THANKFUL.  I chose this topic because it's important to focus on the positives.  Please email me your poems.  Remember to start each sentence with the appropriate letter.



Friday 19th June 2020


Our history topic is Anglo- Saxons.  I would like you to watch the power point and make notes about King Alfred.  Remember to jot down Key information only 



Thursday 18th June 2020


For next two days we will learn about apostrophe (') 

Possessive apostrophe

An apostrophe can be used to show that one thing belongs to or is connected to something. This is called a possessive apostrophe.


Follow the link to learn more about possessive apostrophe;


Tuesday 16th June 2020


Recap Homophones with Mrs Patterson

Two or more words having the same pronunciation (how you say the word) but different meanings or spelling.


e.g. pair (two together) and pear (a fruit)

Homophones 2B


Monday 15th June 2020


In English we are carrying on with our basic skills and today we are looking at how punctuation can change the meaning of a sentence with Mr Jorden.



English - How does punctuation change the meaning of a sentence!? - KS2

Using question marks, exclamation marks and fulls stops.?!.

Friday 12th June 2020



Writing - Spelling Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)


Here are some SPAG activities. Read each section carefully. Answer the questions with a family member or jot your answers down on a piece of paper. 



Thursday 11th June 2020


Today's lesson is about homophones from Mrs Patterson


Homophones are the two words that sound the same but have different spellings and different meaning e.g. there - their

Can you write five sentences using the homophones in the video?

Please watch the video all the way through and give your own examples.


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Tuesday 9th June 2020


Tense: Past, Present and Future


When you are talking or writing you have to think carefully about WHEN something happens.


Verbs (doing words) come in three tenses: past, present, and future. The past is used to describe things that have already happened (e.g., earlier in the day, yesterday, last week, three years ago). The present tense is used to describe things that are happening right now. The future tense describes things that have yet to happen (e.g., later, tomorrow, next week, next year, three years from now).


Example:       PAST:                    I ate a sandwich yesterday.               

                     PRESENT:              I am eating a sandwich.                   

                     FUTURE:                I will eat a sandwich tomorrow


          ( the verb =   ate,    eating   and  eat )


Now grab a pencil and piece of paper and try this worksheet. 



Monday 8th June 2020


In today's lesson, we will look at the use of suffixes and prefixes.

A suffix is a few letter put at the end of a word to change the meaning of the word.


For examples:


confuse    -   confusion      (sion)

kind  -  kindness      (ness)

celebrate  -   celebration     (ion)


A prefix is a few letters added at the beginning of word to change its meaning.


For example

happy - unhappy    (un)

do      - redo           (re)

honest - dishonest  (dis)


Watch these BBC Bitesize videos which explains about prefixes and suffixes.


Friday 5th June 2020


Have a look at this video where Miss Duncan shows you how to write a letter. She will talk about all the different features of a letter and show you what a finished letter looks like. Have a go at writing your own letter to a friend or family member who you may not have seen for a while.

How to write a letter

A little video to show you some features of a letter - including the address, the greeting and a signaled ending.


Wednesday 3rd June 2020


This week Mrs Patterson is helping to write a letter.


You will need to watch both videos to complete the task. They are 5 minutes long each.


The video into two sections because Mrs Patterson's internet was playing up at home.


Watch both. Email your letters


Letter writing Part A

Letter Writing Part B

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Tuesday 2nd June 2020


English: we are looking at some basic sentence structure and word types, so to star with, what is a sentence?


English - What is a sentence? - KS2

How to write sentences, game to play at home.


Friday 22nd May 2020

Diary Entry:

As some of you celebrating this week end, write a diary entry about how you are preparing for Eid celebrations. What are you looking forward to and what you will be doing on Eid.

How this year is different from the past due to Covid - 19. 

If you are not celebrating Eid, visit BBC Bitesize website

to learn how Muslims all over the world are celebtating Eid al-Fitr.



Thursday 21st May 2020


LISTEN to Miss Duncan read chapter 20 of Gangsta Granny.

Then grab yourself a pencil and piece of paper and have a go at these comprehension questions. There are only 8 of them and the answers are at the bottom of the worksheet.




Tuesday 19th May 2020

Continue to follow lessons with the National Oak Academy to write  your own character description.


Write an acrostic Poem


An acrostic is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word. 


Example:  Monday


M aybe this day is not

O ne of your favourites, but

N ever forget that every

D ay you wake up is an

A mazing gift and it's up to

Y ou to make it count


As we approach Eid I would like you to use the template below and have a go at writing your own acrostic poem.


 Or you can write a poem about Lockdown or anything that interest you.


Email them to us at





Monday 18th May 2020


Good morning everyone!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.


This week for English, we will follow lessons from The National Oak Academy.

A series of lessons will help you to write character description. Today's lesson is about reading comprehension and word meaning.

Friday 15th May 2020


You have been reading the story, The Elves and the Shoemaker. Read this story one more time and then write it in your own words from the shoemaker's perspective e.g.


I am a shoemaker and I live in a little house in a little town with my wife. I make shoes for living. We do not have a lot of money but we are very happy and we work really hard.


One day I cut leather out to sew the shoes next morning. To our surprise, when we got up the next morning, we saw...


Complete the story and email me on



Tuesday 12th May 2020

You have written a diary entry about your own weekend. Now write a diary entry based on a classic tale; The Enormous Turnip.


The lesson includes:

  • one video telling the story of The Enormous Pumpkin

  • one video to remind you how to plan your writing

  • four activities


follow the link;


Take two days to complete all the activities and send me your diary entry on


Monday 11th May 2020


Hope you have been keeping a weekly diary. Today I would like to write a diary entry in detail about what you have been doing over the week end and how you celebrated V E Day or how you have been spending time with your family during the month of Ramadan. 

Remember to;

  • date your entry
  • start with - Dear Diary,
  • introductory sentence - This weekend has been great!
  • write in first person - 'I' or 'my family'
  • write in past tense - what happened or what you did.
  • hope for this week.




Friday 8th May 2020

Happy V E day everyone!


Today is such an important celebration as it is the day we celebrate the Victory over Europe (That's what the VE stands for)


You have watched Mr Singh's videos to learn about V E Day

Here is another video which explains what V E Day is;


Your task is to make a poster, to show why VE day is so important.

Please send your completed work to




Tuesday 5th May 2020


You have been learning about skeletons in Science lessons. BBC Bitesize has prepare some activities using the book, Funnybones by Janet &Allan Ahlberg. Watch the video of the story and do at least two of the activities.



 Monday 4th May 2020


This week we will learn about  four different types of sentences.

  1. Statements: A statement is a sentence which tells us something.
  2. Questions: A question is used to ask someone something and it usually ends with a question mark.
  3. Commands: A command is a sentence telling someone what to do.
  4. Exclamation: An exclamation always starts with 'How' or 'What' and always ends with an exclamation mark.


Read the short story and see if you can find all different types of sentence.



Friday 1st May 2020

I hope you enjoyed watching the animated film Caterpillar Shoes and started to make a story map.

This is what my story map looks like and perhaps you can finish it for me...



Next try to write description of one of the characters from the film.


You can use these words to write your description of the caterpillar.

Nouns                  adverbs               adjectives

head                               slowly                          fat

abdomen                         quickly                         greenish

legs                                carefully                     furry

antennae                         generously                  fuzzy





or you can describe one of the other characters such as stick insect. 

Word Bank: camouflage, stick, thin, straw, brown, 



Thursday 30th April 2020


Watch this short animated film.



Caterpillar Shoes | Sweet rhyming bedtime story for kids!

We hope you like Caterpillar Shoes, a sweet, rhyming bedtime story about a kindly caterpillar who decides to give his beloved shoes away to his woodland frie...


Draw a story map about this film.

Sequence the story correctly by drawing setting, character, what happened in order then feelings.




Wednesday 29th April 2020


To enhance your sentences with our story writing, here is some work to do with using your senses. (see, smell, hear, touch and taste)



Literacy - Using sense for description - KS2

How to use our senses to build up a setting.


Monday 27th April 2020


Good Morning everyone!

Hope you all had a good weekend.



English - Varing openers KS2

To write interesting extended sentences with different sentence openers with Mr Jorden.



Year 3 - English - Varing openers KS2

Changing the way we start our sentences to enhance the quality of our work.