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Welcome to our Year 3 page

Class Teacher

Miss Babb

Mrs Medall

Teaching Assistant

Ms Kerr

Working Together mornings -  Wednesday

Home Learning - given Thursday, handed in Monday

PE - Monday and Thursday 

Termly Newsletter

What have Year 3 been up to?

Home Learning Links

Monday 6th July 2020

Thank you everyone for continuing to work hard and for sending your learning to us. It is great to see what you are getting up to. Please continue to send your learning to admin@andrewslane.herts.sch.uk and in the subject box put FAO Mrs Medall.

Learning will continue to be uploaded on a daily basis. 

Today's learning can be found in links 1, 2, 3 and 4.


  • Grammar - word families - link 1.

  • Look at this week’s spellings BELOW. Look up any words in a dictionary that you are unsure of.

  • Remember to read with an adult for 20 minutes and discuss what you have read.

Spellings - Words ending with an zher sound spelt with 'sure.'

  1. treasure

  2. measure

  3. pleasure

  4. enclosure

  5. closure

  6. leisure

  7. exposure

  8. pressure

  9. composure

  10. fissure


  • Comparing fractions with different denominators - link 2.

  • Use the 'Hit the Button' website to continue to work on your 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables. 

Geography - The United Kingdom

  • Today you will be looking at counties in the UK - link 3 and completing the activity in link 4.

Fact of the day- The first artists used ashes from fire, red clay or parts of plants for paint.

Word of the week-  plethora

  • Look up the meaning of this word, use it in a sentence and try to include it in your learning this week.

As you are aware, school is closing Friday afternoon until further notice. We appreciate that this is a difficult time and that naturally you will be concerned about your child’s education.

Home learning will be set daily. This will be accessible to you via the school website. You will notice the blue box, directly above this one, named, ‘Home learning links.’ By clicking on the round link buttons, you will be able to access new learning on a daily basis.

This will be available from Monday 23rd March 2020. This box will also be updated to provide further guidance and information.

In addition to the daily learning, we would ask that your child reads for at least 20 minutes a day and continue to practice their multiplication and division skills on TimesTable Rockstars.

We wish you all well, stay healthy and look after each other.

From all of the Year 3 team.


This week, year 3 have been participating in STEM week. They have completed a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities across the school, working with different teachers.  

They have also participated in a whole class workshop, focusing on light and dark. They enjoyed making shadows using puppets and took turns creating reflections using torches and mirrors. 

Another key area of STEM week has been our focus on influential women in STEM. Each class has researched a woman that is well known for their work within one of these fields as well as the impact they had. Year 3 have been learning about Florence Nightingale and how she implemented cleaner hospitals, better hygiene within hospitals as well as the opening of her own nursing school, providing career opportunities for many women. It has been a hugely successful week with the children learning a great deal in a multitude of different ways. 

Delightful Division 

Over the past few weeks, year 3 have been learning about multiplication and division. They have spent time looking at ways to represent multiplication, recognising patterns within different times tables, learning about the associative and distributive laws as well as how multiplication and division interlink. 

This week, year 3 have been exploring division through sharing and grouping, division with remainders as well as using the inverse to find the answer to a multiplication, missing number question. Miss Kerr and I have been very impressed with their representations and speaking frames in which they have showed their thinking. 

Exploring Hinduism 

Over the least few weeks, year 3 have been exploring Hinduism. They have been discussing what they already know about Hinduism as well as what they want to find out. Additionally, they have researched Hindu Gods, sketched them and written what they know about them. This week, they looked at Hindu symbols and their meanings and matched the symbol to its meaning. They have enjoyed learning about this religion and have been keen to find out more. 

Persuasive Writing 

What is your opinion on school uniform? Is it a great way of keeping children safe and giving them a sense of belonging? Does it seem like a dull and dreary way of stifling their creativity? Is it tedious to have to constantly keep purchasing it as your children grow so quickly? These are some of the points year 3 were arguing today when beginning to understand persuasive writing. They have begun to recognise the features of persuasive writing such as opinion, emotional language and rhetorical questions but they are now moving on to writing their own persuasive letters around their opinions on school uniform. 


Welcome back to the start of the new academic year. 

The year 3 class have been busy settling into their new class and the school routine. We will be starting our lessons in maths and English in the first week.

In English, the children will be reading Fables and writing their own version of a familiar Fable.


In maths, they will be learning about Place Value and how it helps us to add and subtract numbers. 

This week in English the children have been reading Fables and what lessons we can learn from the stories. They will be writing their own Fables at the end of the week.

In Maths we have been doing lots of practical work using place value mats, dienes and multilink cubes to explore place value of numbers.

Our science topic this term is food and nutrition.

We are learning about food groups and what types of

foods are needed to keep us healthy.

Remember Andrews Lane use Hertfordshire Catering to ensure that your child always has a range of healthy and nutritious choices for their lunch each day.


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Roald Dahl Day!


The children had a wonderful day celebrating one of the nation’s favourite author, Roald Dahl.


There were many Roald Dahl themed activities including making up our own medicine with ingredients such as bat wings, slime and ear wax.



The children have just finished completing their newspaper reports on ‘The Return of the Iron Man.’ and what the local farmers have decided to do to stop him eating all their tractors.

In topic this week the children were learning about Stonehenge and its importance to prehistoric people as a sacred place at a time when language and beliefs were developing during the Stone Age.


After learning how Stonehenge was constructed the children constructed their very own Stonehenge!    

This term in English we have just finished writing poems in free verse and this week (w/c 18/11) we will be learning how to write non-chronological reports.

In maths Year 3 will be moving on to adding and subtracting numbers using a more formal columnar method. In science our topic is forces and metals. Finally in topic we will be learning about rivers, mountains and coasts.

The second half of the half term got underway with a visit from the Google crew who spoke to the pupils about the very important topic of internet safety.

              Mini Marines day

The children were Marines for the day as they took part in activities organised by real life Marines!

They worked as a team using good  communication skills to complete a very gruelling assault course on a cold November day.


As you can see they enjoyed this activity immensely!