Clapham Road,
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Welcome to the Woodpeckers

Autumn 1



Mrs White and Mrs Richardson would like to welcome you to the Woodpeckers class.

Below is a helpful video, recorded by the Year 3 team, to share with you some of the new routines we have put in place as we return to school this September.

Just a reminder that there is a translation button near the search facility on the school website. You can click on the round button and scroll up the page to select your home language. All the pages will then appear in your home language.

This EAL Hub has free resources for all ages too:
This organisation has listed all links to a wide range of links to free home learning resources available:

Year 3 Spellings

This week's words are homophones:

here     hear           heel     heal           mane     main           mail     male           knot     not 

Homophones are words that sound the same but have a different meaning.    



Friday 16th October 2020

 This weeks Homework is:

English - This has been set on the Purple Mash website.

Maths - Set on My Maths. 

Reading - Please continue to choose and read books from the Myon Website. 

Remember if you want to take your AR quiz you need to have read the book at least twice. 

Also you can find a copy of the weeks spellings above but please don't worry if you can't download and print them as the children have been given a copy and have an allocated time in school to practise them. 


Lastly please remember to have time to relax and enjoy your weekend. 

The Government has launched an online classroom called Oak National Academy where you can find lessons and learning support materials if you should require them.

Please use the link

You can access Gooseberry Planet, a great new program to help you stay safe

In Year 3 we use MyOn and Accelerated Reader and like reading all different kinds of books.


Oxford Owl | ShareWithUs

Want to read and keep up with your Accelerated Reader progress?

Oxford Owl have some free e books which can be read online and may have a link to an AR quiz (check first)!

Go to:

Remember that you can go on online sites and also blog on Purple Mash.

Here is a reminder of the sites available and the log in information. Please contact Mrs White if you experience any problems. I can be contacted via the school office at and please add my name in the reference or direct via Purple Mash email. 

You will find learning activities that have been set for you on Purple Mash. (Children have their individual logins)


Maths activities and support via My Maths: 

School username: Livingstone1 Password: angles156

Times tables practise via TTRockstars:  


Mrs Savage has found another great maths website that offers completely FREE home learning and where you can play times tables games along with a range of other fun and exciting maths games!

The site address is:

There is a fantastic range of curriculum activities and latest news for children via Espresso:   

Username: Student4293                                   Password: Livingstone

In Maths we use White Rose and they have made lots of tutorials, lessons and activity sheets that can be used during this period of home learning.

Online Maths tutorials and activities via White Rose Maths :


Reading links -

Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on Instagram then putting them on his website daily. Go to His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!

The reading Realm - Journeys into a world where stories come alive

The following link:… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books.  All for free!



Supermovers have numerous videos that will get your children active. The videos link to the curriculum so will keep the children active whilst still learning.

Childline Tool Box has a calm zone where you can access activities, breathing exercises, yoga, games and videos on ways to cope and expressing emotion

Go Noodle have both an ‘At home’ and ‘For families’ option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos

Imoves have ‘Active blasts’ including workouts, yoga and pilates- https://im

Action For Happiness produce monthly calendars to support

The Muddy Puddle Teacher is offering a 30 day free trial. This includes activities for the outdoors, yoga and meditation.

Blissful Kids share mindful game ideas

Babbledabbledo share creative activity ideas


Joe Wicks Kids Workouts e.g.

Cosmic Kids Yoga- e.g.

Jumpstart Jonny Workouts e.g.

Guided Meditation For Kids e.g

The mental health charity offer advice and support on mental health and wellbeing. You can access support specifically relating to the corona virus for both children and adults here. If you are concerned about your child you can also find contact information here.


In English we have started reading stories by the famous author Michael Foreman.

We really enjoyed listening to 'I'll Take You to Mrs Cole' and it has inspired us to write our own versions of the story!


In year 3 the children have been working on improving and consolidating their knowledge and understanding of place value and number. They are using a range of representations and resources to help develop their knowledge and understanding around these concepts.

Children in year 3 take part in the times tables challenge and start aiming for their bronze, silver, gold or platinum award. This can be achieved by correctly answering multiplication and division questions linking to the 2s, 5s and 10 times tables, the 3's and 4's times tables and finally the 6's, 7's, 8's and 9's times tables.

 They use Times Tables Rock Stars to help them become quicker and more confident with multiplication and division.
We also use Mymaths to help improve mathematical knowledge and understanding and develop skills.


In our Science lessons the children have started to learn about how we can keep ourselves fit and healthy and look after our bodies.

We began by learning about the 'Eat well' plate and nutrition pyramid and found out about the importance of eating the right amounts and portions of foods from the different food groups in order to ensure we have a balanced diet.  




P.E. for Woodpeckers is on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday Mr Knight will teach the children games and on a Thursday the children will be taking part in netball.

It is important you wear your P.E. kit to school on P.E. days.

Don't forget the weather is going to get colder so please make sure you have the appropriate clothing.

Year 3 Homework

Homework at the moment will be posted online on Purple Mash and My Maths.

Remember that you can also use TT Rock stars to improve your fluency and recall of the times tables.

Any problems with homework please email via Purple Mash.

We will learn our spellings in class and have a quiz on Monday to check our results.

To help with the 'Times table Challenge', click on the link below to take your child to the Times Tables Rock Stars log in, 'My Maths' or Top Marks website. 

Here your child can practise their times tables.
Remember there are bronze, silver and gold badges to be won.