Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

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Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

We hope you are well.  We’ve really enjoyed seeing some of your work on Twitter and in the Facebook groups and can see that there are pieces that you are particularly proud of.  In response, we have opened class email addresses where you can occasionally send individual pieces of more detailed work that your child is desperate to show their teacher!
Do still keep tweeting and sharing on Facebook – this is just for that extra-special WOW work.
Your child’s class email is
Stay safe.  We miss you all
From all of us at Shade


Year 3



Mr Green

Mr Green - Class Teacher

Ms Douglas

Ms Douglas - Teaching Assistant

Miss Pollard

Miss Pollard - Teaching Assistant

Year Three Home Learning Plans

Below are the weekly Home Learning Guides for Year 3 for Summer Term.

Click the date to open.

There are links to resources within the document that will help you.


Week One: Monday 20.04.20

*White Rose Lessons for this week are here

Week Two: Monday 27.04.2020

Week Three: Monday 04.05.20  

Week Four: Monday 11.5.20

Life cycle of flowering plants (worksheet).pdf

Life cycle of a flowering plant.ppt

Maths PDY Activity Sheets: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Answer PDFs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Week Five: Monday 18.5.20

CLPE - The Iron Man by Ted Hughes pdf

Inverted commas.pdf


Seed dispersal activity.pdf

rune letter.jpg

Runes PowerPoint.ppt 

Maths PDY Activity Sheets: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Answer PDFs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


If you manage to follow the above learning plans each week - that is great and you and your child are doing really well.  If you need to ask questions about your child's learning, contact school at and someone will get back to you.

We have closed, private class Facebook pages too.  They are a great place to share your at home learning and just keep in touch with your school community whilst we can't all be together.  Ours is Shade Leavers 2023 - drop in and get involved.

Don't forget the class Twitter page - scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the feed and find the link.


Have you made any plans for VE Day?

We would love to know what you get up to at home for VE Day.

I'm going to have a garden party at home.


You might make bunting, draw pictures, bake buns, wear something to commemorate the day, watch some of the celebrations on TV, have a picnic......
Whatever it is, please send us a picture of yourself - you can post it on our class Facebook group, tweet it and tag us (@shadeschoolY3) or email it to (use Year 3 VE Day as your email subject).


Whatever you choose - have a lovely week-end

Mr Green :)


Here are two child friendly online books to help you explain and talk about the Corona Virus.

Corona Virus - A Book for Children           A Picture Story for Corona

If your family have the time and the desire for further learning opportunities, the following online sites are packed with ideas.  They can be a bit overwhelming - just dip in and grab anything that takes your fancy!

Our TOP recommendations are: - PLEASE encourage children to work on their time tables. They are crucial in the maths curriculum (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can). - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can). We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6.  Our school pupil log in was texted home on 23/04/20. - The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning. - Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.  The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week.

Here are some further links you could explore: - These are FANTASTIC home learning packs. They are split into weeks and have lots of maths/reading/writing activities and open ended projects for Year 6 to get their teeth stuck into. - There are a range of home learning packs for free on Classroom Secrets. We use Classroom Secrets in our Maths lessons so children will be familiar with the format (printing may be required). - Twinkl has released a range of free resources to support with school closures (printing may be required).

Art for Kids Hub - Another site we use in school.  Links to Directed Drawing sessions.  Pick carefully they cover a lot of skill range! - Joe Wicks is releasing daily PE lessons (30 minutes) every weekday at 9am. The link attached will take you to his YouTube channel.

Important Information

  • Year 3 swim EVERY MONDAY. Children will need a swimming kit brought into school on this day.
  • Children may bring in a snack to enjoy during morning playtime.
  • Our PE day is EVERY Tuesday till half term due to crickets sessions. Children will need a full OUTDOOR PE kit in school.
  • Our library day is MONDAY. This is when children may take out or return books from our school library.
  • Children have the opportunity to change their home reading books after lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The changing of these books will be monitored.  
  • Spelling homework goes home every Friday and is due in the following Friday for the weekly spelling quiz.


Scroll Down to see what learning we have planned for the Year and to see our termly galleries and Y3 Twitter feed.
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What We Will Learn in Year Three.

Click here for the overview plan of the whole year!

Click the Image for a full year overview!

Click here for Y3 English writing outcomes

Click here for whole school Maths Non-Negotiables

Autumn Term

In Maths we will lay the ground with place value and the four calculations. Starting with Addition and Subtraction and leading up to Christmas Multiplication and Division.

In English this half term we are reading the book Monn Man and Escape from Pompeii which is linked to the Roman topic. After the holidays we will be studying the book Iron Man - a fantasy adventure about a young boy befriending a large Iron robot.

In PSHCE we will be going over Rules and responsibilities and why there are important at school and after the holidays we will be looking at Rights and Respecting others in the school and outside of school.

Our History topics are Stone/Bronze and Iron Age and how these times changed the World and how Humans lived. Also we will be looking at the Roman invasion of Britain and how the invasion changed Britain. We will be taking a trip to Murton Park as Romans where we will learn to live and work in a Roman fort.

For Science, we will be working with Rocks - looking at the different types of rocks and learning how they are formed.

Spring Term

In Maths we will be continuing with Multiplication and Division, followed by Money for a week. We will then move on to Statistics, Length and Perimeter and then finally Fraction

In English this whole term we are reading the book Arthur and the Golden Rope. It is an adventure book based in Viking times about a young boy having to go on a quest to find items for the Gods to help save his village.

To encourage the children to remain positive and to let them know it is good to try, even when things seem hard, we will be looking at Growth Mindset and thinking how saying “I can”, can be very helpful in life.

Our History and Geography topic for this term is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will be looking at why the Anglo-Saxons moved to Britain and how it differed from the Romans and the Vikings. Also we will be looking at where the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings came from and how they travelled to Britain.

In Science we will be focusing on Forces and Magnets, looking at different materials and checking to see if they are magnet or not. Also carrying out investigations to find the strongest magnet. Plants is another topic we will be covering looking at the parts of a plant, the life cycle of a plant and what a plant needs to grow. After the half term we will be working on Light and how shadows are formed.

Summer Term

In Maths we will continue with Fractions, then Time followed by Properties of Shapes and finally Mass and Capacity.

Our English will be focusing on two books this term one called Storm, about a young girl and a ghost rider who helps her to help her sick parent. The other book is Leon and the Place Between, a story set around the circus.

In Geography we will be looking at the countries of the world and their capitals. The 7 continents and 5 oceans.

In Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans. Look at what they need to need and the differences and similarities in skeletons. Plants will also be studied again throughout this term and we will be testing our understanding of they need to grow well by growing some of our own plants.

In the final term some children will be taking part in Shade Shines for the very first time and we will be looking to moving onto our new class and spending time on Transition days finding out what life will be like the following year.



Knowledge Organisers

History - Stone Age

History - Roman Invasion

History - Stone Age and Romans

Science - Rocks

Computing - Coding


Knowledge Organisers

History - Anglo Saxons and the Vikings

History - Saxons and Vikings

Science - Forces and Magnets

Science - Plants

Science - Light

Knowledge Organisers

History - Mayans

Science - Animals including Humans

RE - Sikhism

Computing - Simulations

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