Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 3 - Mrs Karban and Miss Thomas

Hello Year 3,

Welcome to week 13 of the online classroom! We hope you are ready for a new week full of learning opportunities. This week's home learning can be found using the link 'Week 13' which also has a picture of a rainbow. As we are starting to come to the end of the school year, we are going to come away from the more formal sequence of lessons and provide a range of different activities that you will hopefully enjoy. We have also created an 'Extra Activities' section that has plenty of activities for you to try if you wish. Remember we are not expecting you to be working all day everyday, just do what you can when you can. Please keep in touch with us, we would love to hear that you are all okay and see what you're up to at home! 

As always if you have any questions or need help please contact us via our email addresses and we will be here for you through the power of technology. 


Happy learning, we are thinking of you all,

Mrs Karban and Miss Thomas

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.

Hello again from Miss T!

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Hello from Mrs Karban on her very windy walk!

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This is the big one! Now you are rested after the last fierce battle we are taking on Year 4. We need everyone to get involved andto show those Year 4s just what champions Year 3 are. Best of luck everyone!

Rock Star Status Charts ! Week beginning 28nd June.


Bea in 3K is a Headliner.

Beatrice in 3T is a Headliner

Ossian in 3T is a Headliner

Jess in 3K is a Headliner

Ana in 3T is a Support Act

Eloise 3K is a Support Act

Anna in 3K is a Support Act

Jack in 3T  is a Breakthrough Artist

Marcie in 3K is a Breakthrough Artist

Theo in 3K is a Breakthrough Artist

Sadie in 3T  is a Busker

Mary in 3T is a Busker

Jack in 3K is a Busker

Danielle in 3T is a Gigger

Nadia in 3K is a Garage Rocker

Euan is a Wannabe

Natalia in 3K is a Wannabe

Clara in 3T is a Wannabe

Alessia in 3T  is a Wannabe

Jack in 3T  is a Wannabe

Well done to everyone!


Change your Rock Star Status from New Artist by playing in the Studio that helps you to improve the speed of your recall. Here the tables will go up to 12 x 12 and for every 10 games played you will improve your status. 


Well done all!

Are there any birthdays this week?  If so we would like to wish you a happy birthday, so please email Mrs Karban or Miss Thomas to let us know.

Hello from Tiny (and someone else)!

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Hello from Mrs Barnes and Paddy.

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Joke of the day smiley:

Q. What do you call a sleeping dinosaur?

A. A dino-snore.

Our New Topic - Shake It!

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Shake It! Is our topic for this half-term if you want to get involved. It's a science topic on solids, liquids and gases and we will try to post different activities for you to do each week.   Don't forget to send us pictures of your activities!

Week commencing 22nd June 2020

Finding out more about solids, liquids and gases

Watch the bbc clip on solids, liquids and gases or states of matter as they are called.

Activity 1

Ask whoever is looking after you to help you to look in the kitchen cupboards for foods that are examples of solids and liquids. Draw a table in your book with two columns headed – solids and liquids. Write down or draw examples of each item you find in the columns so that you are sorting the items you find.

Think carefully in which column you would put items like: flour, salt and treacle.

NOTE: Do not go near any gases, they are often hot like steam from a kettle and will burn you

Activity 2

Investigate with an adult, how can turn items from a liquid into a solid, a solid into a liquid and a liquid into a gas?

Week Commencing Monday 15th June 2020

Science with Team Edwards!

Anna in 3K suggested a great investigation for you to try out this week. Here are her instructions:


Experiment 1

What happens to milk and water when you leave fizzy sweets submerged overnight?

Examples of the Sweets

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Experiment 2

What happens to food colouring when you add washing up liquid?

The Edwards' Family Experiments

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Anna's report on the investigation.

Beatrice has completed this experiment at home! Take a look what happens!

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Week commencing 8th June 2020


1.  Explore the properties of milk and compare them to what you find out about the properties of water.

Pour some milk into a container and some water into a different, but similar container. Examine them using spoons, filters, whisks, hand magnifiers and thermometers, i.e. equipment you have at home that you can use to explore the properties of milk and water. Think about the following: 

Can you make milk and water frothy?

Can you float things in milk just as in water?

Can you filter out milk's  white colour? Have a think what you may use to do this.

Can you freeze them?



2. Create a display on a large sheet of paper of food labels and packaging of products that contain milk.


3. Investigate how milk gets from a cow to the supermarket shelf. Create a flow chart to show what you have found out.

TJ now have access to Times Table Rock Stars! Email your teacher for you login details!

TJ now have access to Times Table Rock Stars! Email your teacher for you login details! 1

Topic Activities

Below we have attached activities that would have linked to our topic this term 'Gateways to the World'. There is no expectation for children to complete any of these, they are purely here as an option. 

Virtual PE Competition

Check out this weeks competition on our PE page! 



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.

TJ Zumba

feat. Miss Thomas and Mrs South

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