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Welcome to Year 3!


Welcome to Year 3 at Nansloe Academy. This page will give you some key information about our class and show you some of the learning that has been taking place. Please check back regularly to see new photos and to find out more about Year 3.

Year 3 Team

Mrs Swiggs, Class Teacher (Mon, Tues)
Mrs Jenkin, Class Teacher (Wed,Thu, Fri)

Letters to Parents

Home Learning Area

This area has been created to support your child's learning from home. Below you will find home learning lessons, activities and useful educational links to bring the classroom into your home!


Parents will be able to contact Mrs Swiggs and Mrs Jenkin via email. 
They will be replying to their emails between 2pm and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Please make sure you include your child's name in the email, so that we can reply as quickly as possible. 


Email - 


If you are having issues accessing any online documents, please email - 

Mr Burge will try to get any issues sorted for you.


Morning message from Mrs Swiggs and Mrs Jenkin

Friday 10th July 2020


Good morning Year 3.


Happy Friday! This week has really flown by for us again and we can’t believe that next week is going to be the last full week of home learning before the start of the Summer Holidays. Where has the time gone?


As it is Friday, there is a new Friday Maths Challenge available for you to get stuck in to. Remember that White Rose suggest that the first 4 challenges are most appropriate for Year 3 children but if you are feeling particularly brave you might like to work with an adult to have a go at solving some of the trickier problems too. Challenges 2 and 3 this week will give you the opportunity to revise your fractions learning from the beginning of the lockdown period and challenge 4 is a good chance to apply your learning about adding and subtracting mass from this week. We hope you are feeling ready to enter the ‘Learning Zone’ and we are sure that you will enjoy the feeling of success that comes when you find a solution.


Over the last few weeks, Mrs Swiggs and I have been very busy with writing your school reports for this year. These will be arriving in the post early next week so keep an eye out for this special delivery. I’m sure you are looking forward to reading all the lovely things we have written about you!


We hope you have a great day - good luck for your spelling test - and enjoy your weekend.


Best wishes,

Mrs Jenkin and Mrs Swiggs

Deforestation Persuasive Argument

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Year 3's Rainforest Home Learning Projects

We have been so impressed by your home learning projects Year 3.  We are trying our best to upload them all here for your classmates to enjoy too.  I know that some other teachers have been logging on to have a look as well because we've been telling everyone what an amazing job you've all been doing!  You should all feel very proud! We would also like to say a big thank you to your parents and grandparents, who we know have spent a great deal of time supporting you all.

Rainforest Medicine

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Project Gallery

A rainforest hat!
A very proud smile!
An excellent tribal mask
Rosa's fantastic rainforest
Medicinal plants inspired by our rainforest topic
A feathery rainforest headdress

Year 3 Recommended Reads

Have a look to see what your friends have been reading recently and why they enjoyed these books so much. Get inspiration for what to read next and perhaps find your new favourite book. 

Usborne Fairy Unicorn series by Zanna Davidson
"They have really exciting adventures!"
The Milly Molly Mandy Story Book
"It is fun to listen to it read aloud."
Pippa Funnell Pony Series
"Great stories if you love horses like me!"
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
"This is my favourite David Walliams book."
Mummy Fairy and Me by Sophie Kinsella
Mummy Fairy and Me: Fairy-in-Waiting by S Kinsell
"Great adventures with a fairy family."
Mummy Fairy and Me: Unicorn Wishes by S Kinsella
"Mummy Fairy always gets her spells wrong!"
Beaver Towers by Nigel Hinton
Olivia's top picks
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Two of his favourite books
"It has a lot of action and I like action stories"
"It is full of different characters' journeys"
"I have read almost the whole series!"
The Amelia Fang Series by Laura Ellen Anderson
"I like reading the jokes - they're really funny!"
Moody Margaret Strikes Back by Francesca Simon

Summer Term Topic

Weekly Lessons - Week beginning Monday 6th July 2020

In literacy this week, we will be starting to explore narrative poetry with the aim of, next week, writing your own narrative poem about your time in lockdown.  This week you'll be learning to recognise the features of narrative poems by looking at Roald Dahl's Revloting Rhyme, 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf'.  We both really enjoy Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and hope you enjoy reading this one too.  After looking at the poem, you'll be moving onto explore some poetic devices.  This simply means techniques poets use to add effect to their poems.  Finally, you will have the opportunity to reflect back on your time during lockdown which believe it or not started back in March!  All of this will help to prepare you for next week's lessons so keep everything you do safe.


We have two new reading activities for you, both focusing on Roald Dahl to continue with this week's theme.  One is looking more closely at Roald Dahl's 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' poem which will help support your understanding of this genre.  The other is a non-fiction piece about Roald Dahl's life.  Remember, if you are inspired to read more Roald Dahl, you can use your BorrowBox app to find more of his titles.  


In topic this week, we have our final science lesson on light and we think you'll enjoy this one.  You'll be learning about the positive and negative features of the sun's rays and focusing on UV light.  You will then have to design and advertise some eye protection which will require you to apply all your previous learning.  We also have two new river activities for you: one is investigating the rivers of the United Kingdom and the other is comparing the river Thames in London with the Amazon river.  This will require you to download a free app onto an iPad or tablet device - the app is completely free but you must ask your parents' permission first.


As always, we look forward to seeing your learning for this week and any problems or questions, just ask.


In maths this week, you will be continuing to learn about measures. The focus for this week is mass (how heavy something is) and capacity (how much liquid a container holds). Mass is measured in grams (g) and kilograms (kg). In the first three lessons, you will be learning to measure, compare, add and subtract mass. Then on Thursday you will move onto measuring capacity. Capacity is measured in millilitres (ml) and litres (l).

In addition to the White Rose activities, it would be great for you to get some practical experience of measuring mass and capacity. Perhaps you could do some baking this week as measuring out the ingredients would be the perfect opportunity to practise these skills. Or if the weather is nice one day, perhaps you could do some water play in the garden involving measuring jugs, containers, plastic bottles, etc. Remember that if you have fun with your learning, you are more likely to remember it forever! 


Don't forget that BBC Bitesize has some excellent resources and videos designed to accompany your maths learning.  Here is the link in case you want to check it out:

Keep Reading at Home!

100 Book Challenge


At Nansloe we love reading!


We are challenging all children at Nansloe, to see if they can read 100 books before leaving Nansloe.

This challenge is for children to read the books themselves, not have them read to them. After finishing reading the book, children will need to tick the book off and write the date they completed it. Please also record your read in your reading record.


Good Luck, Happy Reading!

Home Learning Letter

Home Learning Challenges - How many can you complete?

Please use the Website Links below, This is full of online resources, activities and games to support Home Learning.

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