Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 3 - Mrs Karban and Miss Thomas

Hello Year 3

Well done for making it to the end of your second week using the virtual classroom! We are missing you all and have loved receiving emails with pictures and videos! You have all been working incredibly hard the last two weeks despite the unusual circumstances and have blown us away with your dedication to your learning! 

As always, we would love to keep in touch with you all and this can easily be done by sending us a picture of what you've been up to. As it's the holidays we won't be adding activities on to this class page. Mr Penn will be adding occasional activities to his online classroom if you find yourself wanting something to do, however there is no expectation for this to be accessed over the next two weeks. We hope you all have a lovely Easter break and look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.


Happy Easter, and we are thinking of you all,

Mrs Karban and Miss Thomas

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Easter! 1
Wishing you all a safe and Happy Easter! 2

Email Communication Statement

As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. Urgent matters are best discussed face to face or via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible. As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.

TJ Zumba

feat. Miss Thomas and Mrs South

Joke of the day:

Q. What did one plate say to the other plate?

A. Dinner is on me!

Daily Activities


Try to read a little every day. Login to Oxford Owls online library, you will need to select 'my class login' and your username and password is tjy3. There are lots of lovely books to read. Of course, reading books you have at home is great too.

Also I am led to believe that the link below should allow you to quiz books at home using Accelerated Reader. Please let me know if you have any issues logging in. 


Times Tables

We would advise that you spend time practising times tables. It is better to concentrate on one times table a week to consolidate the understanding of each one before moving onto another. We would recommend Hit the Button is a good resource along with the Times Table practice on My Maths.

English – Friday 3rd April 2020

Well done for making it to Friday!

First of all, spelling test time. Take your time to have a practice (like we would at school) and then ask a parent or guardian to test you. You could then work together to check through them. 

Let’s finish the week with a fun set of instructions. Use your plan from yesterday to write your instructions for the activity of your choice. To help you with the layout of your instructions, look at the teacher examples from yesterday's activity. It would be lovely to share your set of instructions for others to follow over the Easter holidays, if you would like us to share your instructions please send them to Miss Thomas and Mrs Karban, let us know if you would be happy for them to be shared on Twitter.


Can you include a range of time conjunctions such as first, then or next. As well, try using a range of imperative verbs for example stir, push and get. 

Maths - Friday 3rd April 2020

How did you get on with yesterday's lesson? Today you continue to develop your understanding of fractions by looking at equivalent fractions - that is fractions that are equal to each other. In the video it asks you to draw some bar models - remember that the different bars need to be equal lengths and your fractions need to be in equal parts. If this is too difficult to do at home you could use this interactive fraction wall:

The lesson today is Week 2. Lesson 5. Step 1 - Equivalent fractions.

Today's Puzzle - How many? As usual interpret in as many ways as you can. Can you find different ways of counting?

Today's Puzzle - How many? As usual interpret in as many ways as you can. Can you find different ways of counting? 1

Easter Holiday Challenge

For those of you who would like a challenge over the holiday, try this: (a domino game) (an infuriating geometry game)


English – Thursday 2nd April 2020

Mrs Karban has been working hard to create her own set of instructions for 2 different activities. See them below.

Today we would like you to plan your own set of instructions. You can pick any activity, from brushing your teeth to baking a cake. It could be instructions for a game you’ve played or a picture you’ve drawn. Be as creative as you like, there are no limits. I have attached a boxed up plan for you to use as a guide for your ideas. By the end of today try and be clear on the ‘what you need’ and ‘what you do’ sections and tomorrow's activity will be to write your instructions using your plan. It doesn’t have to be a new acitivity, it can be something you’ve already done. If you need any help please use the examples as a guide.

Maths - Thursday 2nd April 2020

A challenging lesson today, I think, which looks in more detail at problem solving when finding fractions of a set of objects. You will need to use a variety of skills and knowledge you have learnt before, on measurement, money and even perimeter of shapes.  The video shows you how to do the division calculations using place value grids and counters but you could use the written method of division that you learnt earlier in the year (some of you called it the 'bus stop' method).  Have a go and do what you can. If, after trying hard and using your growth mindset, you are still confused do not worry. Just think that this is something that you haven't got yet... 

Week 2. Lesson 4. Step 9.

Which one doesn't belong? Can you explain what they all have in common? Can you find a reason that would explain why each one does not belong?

Which one doesn't belong? Can you explain what they all have in common? Can you find a reason that would explain why each one does not belong? 1

English – Wednesday 1st April 2020

Today we are going to be focusing on using inverted commas for direct speech. Before you look at the activity watch the following video and see what you can remember about inverted commas.

Now I would like you to create a range of different sentences for each set of direct speech the character is saying on the worksheet. The first one has been done for you. To help you, keep running through the song in your head when putting the inverted commas into place. Remember the words being said by the person go on the inside of the “ ”.

Maths - Wednesday 1st April 2020 (No fooling!)

Today is the second lesson on finding fractions of a set of objects. Yesterday you found unit fractions of a set today you will find non-unit fractions of sets of objects. Remember that a unit fraction is where the numerator (the top number) is 1 and non-unit fractions are where the numerator is more than 1. 

Work through Week 2. Lesson 3. Step 8.


Those of you who have not let us know how you are getting on with this work, don't forget you can e.mail us,  we love hearing from you. Pictures are very welcome too of whatever you have been doing. Thank you to all those who have e.mailed- keep them coming!

1st April Today's Puzzle - What is the same and what is different?

1st April  Today's Puzzle - What is the same and what is different? 1

English - Tuesday 31st March 2020

Today's activity is a reading comprehension all about Easter. Some of the information in the text will link to our RE topic from this half term so you might find you already know a few answers. Start off by reading through the text which is on 2 pages, then go on to answer the different questions. Remember you can find the answers in the text.

Parents, the answers are at the end of the file for children to mark their work when finished. 

Maths - Tuesday 31st March 2020

Today is the first of three lessons on finding fractions of a set of objects. Remember how I told you the line in a fraction means divide? In these next lessons you will find out more about this. There are lots of points in the video where you should stop it and do the activities that it tells you to do. It starts with a mental maths recap of work you have already done, so no cheating and listening to the answers first!smiley.

Note to parents/carers, the video talks a lot about breaking the problems into a bar model. This is a key visual tool that the children need to get used to using. It will prove a very valuable tool as they move through school in being able to access challenging questions. I would recommend therefore, at this stage, that the children use the bar models even if they are able to do the calculations from their knowledge of times tables and division facts. 

Today's lesson is Week 2, lesson 2, step 7.

Tuesday's Puzzle - How many? Interpret as broadly as you can. How did you count? Can you find more than one way to count the amounts?

Tuesday's Puzzle - How many? Interpret as broadly as you can. How did you count? Can you find more than one way to count the amounts? 1

English - Monday 30th March 2020

To start the week off we would like you to think of a book that you love (it doesn’t have to be a school book). You’re task is to complete a book review summarising the story and giving your opinion on whether you would recommend it or not. I have attached below a template of a book review that you can choose to use or you could use it as a basis to create your own.

I would like you to think about:

  • Your favourite character.
  • Genre of the book.
  • Fiction or Non fiction?
  • Summary of the story.
  • Would you recommend the book? Why?

Maths – Monday 30th March 2020

I hope you have all had a good weekend and are ready for another week of home learning.

Today’s maths lesson starts off with a mental maths starter that recaps on learning you have done before. Make sure you stop the video when the teacher on the video tells you to as she goes on to tell you the answers (and that would be cheating!).


The main part of the lesson today is understanding how fractions can be represented on a number line.  It is quite a long video and you may want to keep pausing it while you discuss each part of it with an adult. 

When you do the activities in your book draw the number lines 10cm long. I think this will help you to divide the line into equal parts. Alternatively, if you have a printer you could print this sheet.


Again, if you find it challenging do not get downhearted. Remember, we learn and grow our brains when we work hard and are challenged to think and puzzle things out.

Complete Week 2 Lesson 1 Step 6

Today’s Puzzle - Monday 30th March 2020

Which one doesn’t belong?  Can you think of a reason why each may not belong? Can you think of reasons why they are all the same?

Picture 1


This weeks spelling are:

  • anticlockwise
  • trouble
  • disappear
  • incorrect
  • misunderstand
  • impossible
  • supermarket
  • autograph
  • information
  • education


Snip Spellings:

  • almost
  • asked
  • began
  • does
  • found
  • I'm
  • know
  • stopped
  • walk

English - Friday 27th March 2020

Hello again, I hope you enjoyed creating your own poems yesterday, I was blown away with the poems I have received so far! There are few examples of your poems on Twitter so please go and have a look. There is still time for me to add more examples if you haven't had chance to send them yet. 


Today's activity is in 2 parts as it is spelling test time. Take your time to have a practice (like we would at school) and then ask a parent or guardian to test you. You could then work together to check through them. 

Your second task is to use common exception words to create sentences. Select a maximum of 10 different common exception words from the file below, then check their definition using a dictionary (online is fine) to make sure you know what they mean. Finally, place each word into a sentence, taking time to focus on spelling of the selected word and the punctuation throughout the sentence.  

Maths – Friday 27th March.

Well done to everyone who has been working through the videos and tasks each day. If you have missed any day/s go back and do them before starting on the next lesson in the sequence. Each lesson builds on the last one so if you do the lessons in sequence it will help you to understand the lessons that follow.

Lesson 5 moves on to look at how tenths can also written as a decimal number. It extends your understanding of place value and you will find out about the decimal point and numbers that are less than the ones (or units) on the place value grid.

Today’s puzzle

How are you getting on with the puzzles? Please let me know. Here is the one for today.

Which one doesn’t belong? Give as many answers, with reasons, as you can.

Picture 1

English - Thursday 26th March 2020

Following on from yesterday's lesson I would like you to create your own poem inspired by the image you chose from the selection. It can be any type of poem and doesn't have to rhyme. I have attached an example that I have created to help you. If you like, you could email your poems through to us as documents or videos and we can share them on twitter. 

Maths – Thursday 26th March 2020

Lesson 4 is all about learning to count in tenths. Say aloud the numbers with the teacher as he counts.  It gets a bit tricky towards the end of the video when the counting goes over one whole so you may have to watch that part more than once. When doing the activities try to copy the diagrams into your books. Remember that if you are working in tenths there needs to be ten equal parts (or as equal as you can make them).


If you are going out on a walk today, why not do a maths challenge? Multiply the digits of house numbers you see – here are some I saw today …

7 x 3 = 21, 5 x 4 = 20 etc

7 x 3 = 21, 5 x 4 = 20 etc 1
7 x 3 = 21, 5 x 4 = 20 etc 2
7 x 3 = 21, 5 x 4 = 20 etc 3

Thursday 26th March 2020 - Today’s Puzzle

The question is, ‘How many?’ Interpret this question in as many ways as you can.

How did you count? Can you find more than one way to count them?

Picture 1

English - Wednesday 25th March 2020

Take a look at one of the images in the file below. Outline the five senses (see, hear, taste, smell and touch) that could be linked to the image. Try to use descriptive language to add detail and create a picture for the reader.

Challenge yourself by creating a similie or a metaphor such as:

  • The people were packed on the beach like a tin of sardines. 
  • The wild waves danced across the ocean towards the shore.

Maths - Wednesday 25th March

Today’s lesson (Lesson 3) looks at tenths in a lot more detail. When you do the activities some of the questions ask you to tick the correct answers or investigate with cubes. For these you could draw the diagrams in your books using coloured pencils, if you have any. When you need to put answers in part-whole models – draw around a coin to recreate the model in your book.

Note to parents: the part-whole model and tens frame are just different ways to help the children visualise the maths and the calculation.

Wednesday 25th March 2020 - Today's Puzzle

Wednesday 25th March 2020 - Today's Puzzle 1

English - Tuesday 24th March 2020

Using the image from yesterday, write a short story based on the picture. Imagine that you are the child sitting in the chair - how did you get there and what happens next? Could your ideas link to a story you have already read? 

Maths - Tuesday 24th March 2020

How did you find yesterday’s maths lesson?   


Today, in Lesson 2, you will be looking at fractions that make a whole. This is something that we did briefly in class so it will not be completely new to most of you. Remember to watch the video until it tells you to pause it before answering the questions on the work sheet in your books.


After you have finished you can check your answers. If you have made some mistakes try to work out where you went wrong. Remember your growth mindset, it is OK to make mistakes try and learn from them and you will be helping your brain to grow.

Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Today's Puzzle

Which one doesn't belong?

Can you think of a reason why each one may not belong in the set?

Picture 1

English - Monday 23rd March 2020

Look at the image called ‘The Greatest Library’ and answer the questions in your exercise book.

Maths - Monday 23rd March - Friday 27th March 2020

The following web link takes you to set of 5 Maths lessons  - one for each day of the week. We strongly advise that only one of these is done each day as this helps children time to process their learning before moving on to the next lesson. Each lesson has a video and clear illustrations to help your learning.

You can write the answers to the worksheets straight into your books the worksheets do not need to be printed.  Let us know how you get on! 


This Weeks Spellings are:

  • pollution
  • contribution
  • expedition
  • addition
  • repetition
  • competition
  • potion
  • promotion
  • completion
  • motion

23.03.20 - Snip Spellings

  • home
  • took
  • push
  • going
  • over
  • than
  • tree
  • with
  • what

Scavengers and Settlers Home Learning - Spring 2

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’