Year 3 2020 - 2021

Mr Drake

Welcome to Year 3 



As a school, we have class dojo! On our school story, there are daily stories from staff and our pupils, activities and notices 


We are easily contactable if you need any support.

Please continue to send me pictures of your home learning experience! 

Thank you for all the home support.
 The Year 3 team 




To support maths learning at home please visit Times Tables Rockstars here

Another great platform to support children's number knowledge is Numbots - here
I highly recommend these websites, many members of Year 3 have already started using it and have loved it!

Another great site/app is Sum Dog which can be found here - the school code is stmatthews35599. Passwords and Usernames have been sent out if you did not receive one please contact the school.
Sum Dog is updated regularly by me with new tasks, for maths, spelling and grammar.

All of the recommended online maths activities can be accessed on the computer or through a free app compatible with all devices! The icons are shown in the image below if you need support finding the right one.

If you want an alternative Hit the button can be found at the following link for times tables and number bond practise - here



We have a class code for EPIC which is an online library full of different types of books, comics and videos to explore and help with your learning. I have assigned you all books but please have a browse and read what interests YOU! It's important that we continue to read as much as possible

To log on 

1. go to and click on students or click here

2. Put in the class code

3. Click on your name and TADAH! You're in.

4. Read and ENJOY

Other Literacy sites
Book trust  - Listen to authors reading some well-loved stories, sit back and enjoy - here 

If you know your child could use some more phonics support sign up for 'teach your monster to read' - you do have to register but the online version is free (you have to pay for the app)

You can explore stories written by other children in the BBC's 500 words competition to support and inspire your own writing here



Watch some of the animals in Edinburgh Zoo and write about them in your home learning book. Maybe make a fact file for each animal. Here

Look at Whizz Pop Bang to find free resources, from science-related reading comprehensions to activities to try 

Investigate at home together using Explorify, they will be providing weekly activities that you can try and explore at home - click here for the latest task.

Use the food a fact of life website to explore where food comes from and yummy recipes here



Go on a tour of the British History Museum, London using Google Maps, Street view! here



Use Newsround's website to explore the world around us - here


- Login details are found on the inside cover of your home learning book.



Sign up Free to Premier League Primary Stars, full of free resources to support active home learning in lots of curriculum areas -  There are also online games to try.

Try Cosmic Kids Yoga for some exercise or you could try the Zen Den for some mindfulness - Here 

The Body Coach TV  - If you are struggling to be inside for a long period of time and need some inspiration to stay active you can follow Joe Wick's workouts on YouTube, he will also be providing daily 30mins live PE lessons 9.00 am to 9.30 am as well as lots of other videos for kids to try. 

Check the Whole School page for some PE activities and competitions that you can also follow along at home.



Out of the Ark as provided free home learning resources and songs at the link - here

BBC Ten pieces is also a fantastic website to explore a variety of different music types. Perfect if you fancy something a bit different - here


Have fun with art during your home learning, there are blank pages in your home learning book to explore and experiment with different skills.


Have a look at NATRE for more resources to support the teaching of RE during home learning 

Together @ Home also provides lots of activities that you can do at home - click here


Additional ideas/resources

Twinkl have kindly offered free access for a month to their resources to support home learning 
Go to and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS
- You need to create a user name and password to log in and then add the offer code.

BBC Bitesize now has daily lessons available for all subjects - here



Practise maths and reading skills, Grade 2

Play games while practising maths and reading skills, Grade 2

Practise your phonics skills with read-along stories, Grade 2

Read, play games and conduct experiments

Practical maths activities specifically for use at home  plus

Orchard Toys has downloadable resources and activities that you can do as part of your home learning.

Activities linked to stories, go 'into the book' to play games and practise reading strategies, click on student, type your name and it will come up with a username

Read, play games and hang out with Dr Seuss and friends


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