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Sycamore (Year 3)

Sycamore Class 2019

Sycamore Class is our Year 3 class, for children aged between 7 and 8.


Hello Sycamore Class - I am your teacher, Mrs Cresswell. I will be setting your work online through Class Dojo each week, and I really enjoy seeing what you are learning at home. 

Mrs Dunford and Mrs Ptaszek are supporting our learning as the class Teaching Assistants.


This week's home learning tasks will be available to download below, and through the Class Dojo site. You need to send pictures of your work back to me through Class Dojo, so if you do not have a login yet, or you have any questions, please email .



Home Learning Activities, Term 6 Week 6, 6th July 2020

Sign up for free for this summer’s library reading challenge, “The Silly Squad” to get rewards, play games and earn badges.


Revisiting Shape

Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes

Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes

St George and the Dragon story:

Send in your PE score for the Sock Olympics and watch the videos here 

Home Learning Activities, Term 6 Week 5, 29th June 2020

Useful links for Week 5:

The Boy Who Grew Dragons (Class Story)


Maths (Fractions)


Are you interested in art? Why not have a go at the Discover at Home Arts Mark Award? More details at:  


Remember, thousands of free ebooks are available through MyON  or with a simple signup at Oxford Owl. Click here to read more books about animals including birds:

Home Learning Activities, Term 6 Week 4, 22nd June 2020

Useful Links for Week 4:

Multiplication and division problem solving 

You can watch two videos talking about this and play a fun game at


Science: What are the parts of a plant? Watch the lesson at 


Computing: How do we give computers instructions?

or try an Hour of Code activity at


Home Learning Activities, Term 6 Week 3, 15th June 2020

This week, the reading and writing tasks are based on the Iron Man, which I have been reading daily on Class Dojo. If you want to watch the videos again, you can find them here.

Remember, thousands of free ebooks are available through MyON  or with a simple signup at Oxford Owl.

Make sure you are reading every day. Don’t forget to sign up for the summer reading challenge at


Art – See how to draw a cartoon self portrait with illustrator Rob Biddulph:

French – 

Music – 

Home Learning Activities, Term 6 Week 2, 8th June 2020

Useful links for week 2:

English: Listen to Mrs Cresswell reading The Iron Man here:

Sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge! Get rewards, play games and earn badges as you discover awesome books to read this summer!


Maths: Multiplication and Division by 4 and 8 Activities:  

Teaching video:


World Ocean Day: Find out about the layers of the ocean here

Why not try out some Cosmic Kids Yoga?  There are lots of ‘Under the Sea’ themed yoga workouts and even a Moana-themed adventure!

Home learning activities Term 6, Week beginning 1st June 2020

Home Learning Activities week beginning 18th May 2020

Home Learning Activities week beginning 11th May 2020

Thank you for your wonderful bunting to celebrate VE Day!

Home Learning Activities week beginning 4th May 2020

This week, I'd love to read some reviews of books you are reading at home. Remember, thousands of free ebooks are available through MyON  or with a simple signup at Oxford Owl.
If you sign up for a free account on Toppsta you can post your review for the whole world to read. You can also request real, free books posted to your house to review!

Home Learning Activities week beginning 27th April 2020

This week, Year 3 have some poems to read and listen to, and you can try writing your own funny poem! You will find some videos to watch on the BBC Bitesize page. Don't forget to scroll down this page to find links to other fun games and apps you can use to learn at home.

Home Learning Activities week beginning 20th April 2020

This week, I would like you to have a go at writing letters about yourself and place value.


If you would like some more place value practice, you can try these daily BBC bitesize lessons, with helpful videos and activities: Writing 3 digit numbers, Recognising place value, Comparing three digit numbers, Ordering 3 digit numbers and these challenges.


BBC Bitesize also have lots of English and topic activities, just click here. Have a good week!

Activities to support your child with worries

Stories and information about coronavirus for children



Please remember that the children will still need to practise their times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars, and please encourage your child to keep reading every day for 5-10 minutes. 


We do understand that not all of the children will have access to a screen to complete their learning activities, so email if you need a paper copy to pick up from school.


Don't forget to send any photos of work or activities that your children have completed to or upload them to Class Dojo. We would love to see them!



Homework & Online Learning Resources week starting 23rd March 2020


Online Learning Resources


To access a wide range of educational resources from Twinkl, please go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.  You will find it really useful to access the Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.  For Reception (EYFS) parents, please take a look through the Twinkl EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share. 


Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secrets is a great website, which provides free home learning packs.  They have created resource packs for each year group to help support your child’s learning at home.


Times Tables

At your child can easily practise all of their tables. The arithmetic problems are clear and simple, just select one of the times tables you wish to practise and show what you can do on the speed test, multiplication tables check or print out great worksheets.


Top Marks

Top Marks helps you save time finding excellent online educational resources – and you can search by subject and age group


BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is available to support children in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age children in the United Kingdom.


BBC Supermovers

BBC Supermovers is filled with fun curriculum linked resources to get your child moving while they learn.  The website offers easy-to-follow active learning videos across a wide range of subjects!


BBC Newsround

The BBC Newsround website keeps young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.  It’s the home of fun topical quizzes and the place where your child can watch the latest edition of the show!



Pobble is a website that provides a range of visual images, alongside  a variety of comprehension and literacy activities. 

Remember to stay safe online.


If you need help you can contact any of the following services (click on the words to follow a link)




CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

Non-Screen Activities

Lego Challenge

Physical Activity

Yoga for Kids!
Follow along as Sophia Khan leads a fun and family-friendly introduction to yoga. You'll get to warm up, practice breathing and poses, and relax into a power...

Homework is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday please.


PE is on a Thursday afternoon and please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.

Please see our photos from our trip to Corinium, which is part of our History topic about the Romans.

We had a great day!

Trip to Cadbury World 6th March 2020

We had an amazing time when we went to Birmingham to visit Cadbury World with Silver Birch Class.

We had a tour learning about how chocolate is made, where the cocoa beans come from, the history of the Cadbury family and a workshop to learn about life in the factory.

We took lots of photos and they are below.

Thank you to Cadburys for all the chocolate they gave us for free!

Cadbury World 6th March 2020