Greenfinch Class Thu 26th March

Hello again, Greenfinches! 

We hope you are well and staying safe and healthy at home.  Here are some new activities for Thursday, Friday and Monday.  We hope you find them enjoyable and that they help keep your bodies and brains active.
Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon.

Physical Activity Join in with a Les Mills ‘Born to Move’ dance class.  This class lasts for 20 minutes. If you have younger siblings at home there are a number of other Les Mills classes available for younger children. 


Please keep reading every day!  Over the next few days, please revisit the ‘Oxford Owl’ website.  My suggested reader for this week was ‘The Personality Potion’ but moving on and in to next week please read ‘Pirate Poems’ and ‘Grace the Pirate’, both in the 7-9 year old section.  If you would like to challenge yourself further enter the 9-11 section.  Attached to this webpage are some guided reading challenge cards which can be printed out or viewed online.  These can be used by an adult or older sibling in your family to help discuss the texts you read and you can also use them to devise your own questions for other members of your family. 

For further cross curricular reading activities, please see below in the “Science” section. 


Please continue to write an entry in your green diary (or your own diary) every day.  

Your new writing task is to write at least one of the following texts

  • A poem about a pirate
  • A poem about skeletons
  • An information text about pirates
  • An information text about skeletons

To support you in this task you can logon to Espresso and 

  • Click on Key stage 1, English, Pirates
  • Click on Key stage 2, English, Pirates
  • Click on Key Stage 2, English, Poetry – lower

And you can use the attached ‘Non-Fiction Record of Information’ sheets to write down your facts and information before writing your text type.

Don’t forget to look back at our Year 3 writing targets to ensure you are being the best writer you can be.

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

​Please visit and focus on games containing ‘Nouns’, ‘Verbs’ and ‘Adjectives’.  To challenge yourself you can then move on to other games involving other word types such as ‘Adverbs’ and ‘Antonyms’. 


Times tables – TTRockstars.  Due to Miss Jell not being able to monitor your progress in class and adapt the content of TTRockstars as the moment, she has set the tables to include 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 11s as standard.  She has also included the 4s and 8s as we have learnt how to use doubling to calculate these answers e.g. doubling the 2s to find the 4s, doubling the 4s to find the 8s.  If you wish to stretch yourself further please enter the STUDIO which will include all multiplication and division facts up to 12×12.  If you wish to adapt the level of challenge to suit yourself please visit where you are able to focus on on the specific tables you would like to work on.

Also, we would like to you enter the ‘Maths’ section of Oxford Owl this week.  Please click on the link in the purple ‘PARENTS’ box on the homepage.  

  • Then click on the ‘Kids Activities’ tab 
  • Then ‘Browse Maths Activities’
  • Click on 7-9 
  • Complete the Data Handling activity and the Multiply by 4 and Multiply by 8 games. 

ICT / Computing

Please logon to Purple Mash.  Miss Pawley has set “ToDos” related to your work on Spreadsheets and Mrs Nixon has added “Guard the Castle” as part of your Coding lessons. 


​Following our Christianity topic and our learning about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent, please visit the BBC webpage at focusing on the 2 videos ‘What is Lent?’ and ‘What is Easter?’. Talk about the videos with a grown up or older sibling.  Compare what you have seen with your owncelebrations of Easter.  


Using your Espresso login details please go to:

  • Key Stage 2
  • Science
  • Bodies – lower

1) Watch the video about skeletons2) Do the Skeleton Quiz3) Play Skeleton Snap4) Complete the Different Skeletons sorting activity5) Extend your knowledge by reading the 2 fact files ‘The Human Skeleton’ and ‘Different Skeletons’


​As Easter approaches think about how you and your family will be celebrating this year.  Watch the Newsround clip at and think about the questions at the bottom of the screen.  Choose an Easter craft to make this week or have a go at these origami ideas at  If you have access to a printer, an origami rabbit is attached to this webpage.  Miss Jell has also attached an ‘Easter recipe booklet’ to help develop your understanding of instructional texts even further and to have some fun cooking (Miss Jell will be making Easter nests…of course!)


For those of you with a Charanga login please visit where your first lesson has been set.  And / or please visit and use your skills from school to join in with Lesson 1 – African drumming.  Can you find a box and a tub/container to act as the cajon and djembe?  Can you join in with the rhythm ‘The king is coming’ ? Can you ask a member of your family to communicate with you from another part of the house with their own ‘drum’? Try to create the 3 different sounds described in the lesson using your ‘drum’. Extend your own learning by moving on to Lesson 2 in this series. 

Greenfinch Class Tue 24th March

A message from Miss Jell – Hi everyone!  Here are some activities that you can use at home related to our lessons in Greenfinch class.  I did my first P.E. with Joe Wicks on Monday morning so I hope some of you will join me tomorrow morning at 9am.

P.E. with Joe Wicks – Joe will be running a daily P.E. session at 9am every day for 30 minutes.  The sessions can be re-watched if you can’t join in at 9am.

Dance workshops – We have used the BBC dance workshops in our lessons.  Revisit ‘The Romans’ workshop or try out a new one.

Reading – 

Please keep reading every day!  Read with a parent, read with a brother or sister, read to your pet, have some quiet time and read alone or maybe as if you can FaceTime a friend and read to each other or read the same book taking turns.  Also, use the new ‘Oxford Owl’ login details to access the Oxford owl website.  These details were stuck in to some children’s home learning books on Friday but they are also attached to this webpage. My suggested reader for this week is ‘The Personality Potion’ in the 7-9 year old section.  It links nicely with our recent learning about spells and potions! But please explore the other books that are available to you.

Writing – 

Some of you were given a green diary to take home on Friday, but you could also use another book or a pieces of paper.  Add a new entry to your diary every day while you are at home. Here are some guidelines for keeping a diary

When you have read ‘The Personality Potion’, have a go at writing instructions for your own potion, just like we did in class.  Use the attached ‘Features of an Instruction text’ to help you.  Remember that ‘Imperative’ verbs are ‘Bossy’ verbs!

In the ‘English’ section of Oxford Owl (see Oxford Owl Login English Login details) there are some great tips for writing at home and a lovely activity related to our learning about Performance Poetry.  I have attached the activity to the website.  Afterwards, try writing a poem in the same style.  Have a look at the Year 3 Writing targets document that is attached to the website so you can see the things you need to keep focusing on when you write. 

Spelling – Please use your home learning book to look back over all our spellings from this year.  You can use to devise your own games and sign up for a new spelling game each day for 5 days.  On the ‘Oxford Owl’ login you can click on ‘Read Write Inc Spelling – Extra Practice Zone’ and access lots of spelling activities. 

Maths – 

Times tables – Please keep practising your times tables at home every day.  Little and often is the key – just 10 minutes a day!  You can use your TTRockstars login but also don’t forget our favourites of and Remember that it is very important to practise the related division facts alongside the multiplication facts to gain a deep understanding. 

Statistics – This website provides some great activities which you can use to develop your understanding of statistics and data, which we were learning about in class. There is also a Statistics booklet attached to the website if you are able to print (with answers too!)

Creative – 

Try the 30 day Lego Challenge calendar I can’t wait for Day 20!

Geography – 

The world – In class we started watching the BBC series ‘How Earth Made Us’ as part of our guided reading/watching sessions.  You can watch more here at