Year 3 – Wednesday 29th April

Bonjour Year 3

Thank you for your hard work! We have loved seeing your French activities from yesterday.

We are really looking forward to our zoom chats tomorrow and to see all your smiling faces. Please email us if you haven’t received the details – this would of been sent through school office email.

Zoom can be used for many things during this time. My children use it for their reading sessions to their Nan – they have now on their forth book! It not only means that they are reading daily, it means their Nan has something to look forward to each day. Maybe you could use this to keep in contact with your other friends and family. We have heard about some children having family quizzes and having virtual sleepovers, this is brilliant!

We are so proud of you all and you are all showing all of our learning behaviours. You are all brilliant superstars being role models for St Mark’s.

Mrs Boyle and Year 3 Team 


Happy Wednesday!



Today, we are continuing our work on Fractions using the White Rose Maths Lessons. This will involve watching the video clip and completing the worksheet.  There is an answer sheet to check your work. 

Please complete Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 3 – Comparing Fractions – This lesson builds on your knowledge from yesterday’s work on equivalent fractions.  Today you use bar models to help you compare fractions using the greater than and less than signs.

You can find the video and resources for today’s lesson here 
Make sure you click on Summer Term week 1, Lesson 3 Watch the clip and follow the instructions.


Things to remember:

  • Bar models must be the same size when comparing.
  • Remember when the denominators the same, the greater the numerator, the greater the fraction e.g. 7/10 is greater than 3/10 because the numerator 7 is greater than 3.
  • When the denominators are the same, the smaller the numerator, the smaller the fraction e.g. 3/8 is less than 5/8 because the numerator 3 is less than 5.
  • When the numerators are the same, the smaller the denominator the greater the fraction e.g. 3/5 is greater than 3/8 because the denominator 5 is less than 8 meaning the whole hasn’t been split into so many pieces.

Resources you will need: 
Please remember if you don’t have a printer you can copy into your maths book or onto paper. Try and complete as best as you can. 

Don’t forget Miss Goddard’s challenges: click here.

When you have finished use the answer sheet to mark your work. 

English/ Bookclub 

The Varmint had hope and he used this hope to send his dreams and wishes to the city. Today you will be choosing good vocabulary. You could make this into a nice poster? Why not use the computer and play with the fonts to make your work eye catching?

Resources you will need: 


So a change of activity for this week’s art as the rain has meant our planned activity will have to wait till next week (hopefully!) So for today’s art you have a choice, depending on what resources you have at home. Have a look at the videos below and send us your finished work. 

OPTIONAL links to look at ….. 

We have such a beautiful world, don’t we? 

Enjoy ……….. 


Cosmic kids yoga link: 

Storytime – Enjoy some quiet time as you listen to Kid Normal.


Ongoing Time Fillers

You may choose to complete these daily, weekly or a couple of times a week. 

You can find lots of learning resources that we have collated on the Educating Home Page.  Click here to be redirected.

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on We would love to hear from you if: 
1. You have a question
2. Need a password
3. Need some help
4. Send us your work
5. Or even just say hello!
Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you. We will reply ASAP but it may not be the same day!

Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book. in your homework book (if you have it at home) or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.

Note for parents:
* Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do them independently.
* We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.
* The work we have set should take about 2 hours maximum spread throughout the day.  
* Please note the ongoing activities are optional and could be completed once a week or more depending on time. 

Have a super evening! We miss you!