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Following guidance from Welsh Government, Lakeside Primary School remains closed until further notice


dragonfly logo iconYear 3

No new task sheet today as it is half term next week. Task sheet for week beginning Monday 1st June will be posted next Friday. Happy half term everyone, stay safe and well! 🌈☀️🌈

Year 3 Working from home task sheet, week beginning 18th May

Year 3 Working from home task sheet, week beginning 11th May

Year 3 Working from home task sheet, week beginning 4th May

Year 3 Working from home task sheet, week beginning 27th April

Year 3 Working from home task sheet, week beginning 20th April

Bore da Year 3. Wishing you all a lovely Friday......... the last day of an unusual Spring term! There will be no Working from home task-sheet for the next 2 weeks. Enjoy the Easter holidays, keep working on your NoNonsense spellings, enjoy reading plenty of books allocated to you in Bug Club (including the Bug comprehension questions) and most importantly, have fun and  stay safe and well.    

The Year 3 Team

Literacy work for Thursday, Try this link for the book/film review. thank you for your patience!

Year 3 working from home week beginning 23rd March (if school closure)




This is the link to free structured daily lessons for 7-9 year olds. (including some live delivery of lessons.) Please feel free to 'dip in and out' if you wish to supplement the work we have already set. The 'Positive News' item looks good. Many thanks for your continued support! Year 3 Staff.
In Year 3, we often use Twinkl for educational resources.  They are currently offering free access to parents so that you can access high quality learning during periods of disruption.  Please use this code: UKTWINKLHELPS to access resources.  Literacy and numeracy resources are often differentiated with a *,**,*** code.  Please choose the sheet that best matches your child's ability.  

100+ indoor activities

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Lego activities for home learning

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With school closures likely over the next few weeks, this list of FREE online education resources was put together by the home ed community 

It’s a non-exhaustive list, that might help those affected by school closures, due to coronavirus.

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are currently offering a month of free access to parents. 🌟




Welcome to Year 3

Class Information
The class teachers are Mrs Doyle 3D,Mrs Vanstone and Miss Stephens 3VS.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs. Price and Mrs. Shah.  They support class lessons throughout the week and provide interventions.  


PE and Games
Year 3 pupils must wear a change of clothing for PE and games activities. A navy T-shirt and navy blue shorts are required and trainers or similar footwear. Navy t-shirts may be purchased from YC Sports. Children will not be allowed to participate without suitable clothing.

Days for PE:
Every Tuesday both classes.  In the summer, this may change and become more frequent.

During colder weather, tracksuits or other warm clothing may be worn.

Every week we will endeavour to give your children a new reading book, Maths homework, an interactive reading book which we cover in GGR sessions and every other week, spelling lists. Also we will send home their Big Maths tests every week for the children to practise any questions they found difficult. 

Children can access maths, reading and spelling on Active Learn (Bug Club).  To log in, each child needs to enter a username which is the first four letters of their first and last name with no spaces in lower case.  The password is 'changeme' and the school code is qlq7. 

Spellings need to be practised daily for a test every Friday. We have adopted a new spelling strategy this year called 'no nonsense spelling'.  We upload your child's spelling lists on Google classroom on a regular basis.  Spellings come from two sources - a statutory list for year 3 children as well as focussed patterns that we are learning about in school.  Testing is undertaken half termly in school.

Snack Arrangements 
This is arranged via the office through parentpay.  Let us know if you have any difficulties.

Our Cornerstones Context for Learning this term is called 'Predator'.


Year 3 Parent Overview –Spring

Context – ‘Predator’




 Fact files about predators

  • Leaflets 
  • Haiku poetry
  • Comprehension skills and revision
  • Handwriting practice - correct letter joins and sizes
  • Alan Peat - similes, BOYS, 2ad, 3ed
  • Pie Corbett story - The Papaya that Spoke
  • Story openers

Write the next two (or more) terms in sequences that involve addition or subtraction.


Use one and two step function machines to generate input and output involving addition and subtraction within 100; express, in words, the operations of function machines

Identify right angles. 

Recognise that two right angles make a half turn, and that four right angles make a full turn

Draw horizontal and vertical lines of symmetry.

Describe an angle as more or less than a right angle


Represent data using͗
–– lists, tally charts, tables and diagrams
–– bar charts and bar line graphs labelled in 2s, 5s and 10s
–– pictograms where one symbol represents more than one unit using a key

— Venn and Carroll diagrams.

Record results of sports challenges and plot graph to show improvements.


BIG maths weekly tests

Mrs Doyle's group - x6 x8 x9 tables

Mrs Vanstone's group x3 x4 x6 tables


Cross Curricular

Science – Food chains, fossils, plant parts and functions, water transportation, skeletal systems and science observation skills of observing and measuring.

Geography - Using maps to locate countries and continents

Welsh – Fi a Fy Ffrindiau

IT – Programming/Control using Kodu/J2Code (on HWB).  Design a wanted poster for the most dangerous predator of your choice

PE - comparing performances using IT to show times/distance/heart rate etc (and show comparisons)

ART /DT – Close observation sketches of birds of prey. Make a group collage of their favourite bird of prey

Ideas for helping at home

Literacy – Read daily with your child and ask questions about the text to develop comprehension skills. Read Bug club books from Active Learn online.  

Visit a local library and research the context we are covering.

Numeracy - Encourage your child to practise times tables (Learn Its) and telling the time – analogue and digital. Complete weekly Maths homework and Big Maths errors on CLIC and SAFE tests.

Cross Curricular - Choose home ideas from each Cornerstones context to stimulate your child’s learning.



We will learn to:

  • use good manners, respect the needs of others and show a responsible attitude.
  • listen carefully and respond to instructions correctly.
  • use the Internet and research books to carry out context based research in school and at home.
  • use a thesaurus to extend vocabulary.
  • recite 2,3,4, and 8 and times table instantly and confidently.
  • use an I-pad effectively.
  • continue to write neatly using a handwriting pencil to produce joined script and underline with a ruler where appropriate.
  • extend writing by including adjectives, adverbs and more complex punctuation, as well as more complex sentences.
  • read more texts with expression, fluency and accuracy.
  • develop the skill of editing and re-drafting work in order to improve the standard.
  • become confident at applying literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
  • continue to use our everyday Welsh vocabulary with 'Helper heddiw'.


We teach the children four main sentence types. These are called Alan Peat sentences and these help the children to develop their writing abilities. the four sentences are BOYS, 2ad, simile and 3-ed. 

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