Year 3 Archived Home Learning

Half term week

Our School Counsellor Dom has put together a great wellbeing guide for all pupils. There are many different ideas that you could try each day during the half term break.

You can read Dom's ideas over here.
We are happy to share some learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!


Louise has made a ‘make-your-own-playscript’ pack - it’s pretty detailed so takes a bit of time to complete and can be downloaded over here.

We're celebrating our 21st birthday soon and have launched a poster competition for young people to design a poster that will be used across our week of celebrations.

The winner and runners up will also receive theatre tickets to Blue Elephant - once shows are back up and running! The deadline is May 28th and photos of hand-drawn entries can be emailed to us or shared to our social media.

We've also released a short drama and storytelling workshop, in English and in Spanish. They're fun activities around the story of Cinderella and they also focus on being very positive and reinforcing what's inappropriate behaviour.

There's some sign-posting in them to support services, like Childline and Solace. The workshops are probably best suited to ages 3 - 7:

English Workshop:

Spanish Workshop:

Tangled Feet Theatre has put together some great learning resources for pupils of all ages. We have worked with the theatre in the past. We are hopeful of carrying on this relationship in the future!


Our show for 3-8 year olds ‘Butterflies’ is a story about three friends going on an adventure, which gently explores how we cope with cope with anxiety, It is a co-production with Half Moon theatre, is forty minutes long and is available free online below:

Here is our ten week Mindfulness At Home project, which brings together storytelling, mindfulness and yoga to help children develop emotional awareness and resilience, and which ties in to the show ‘Butterflies.'

The programme is designed and led by Emily, who is a qualified teacher and our Participation Director, and Rachel who is a qualified yoga teacher. Each session is 10-20 minutes long and encompasses a simple activity using things you’d find at home.

The show 'Need A Little Help', which came to Michael Faraday last year is available below.

The accompanying ‘young carers resource pack’, developed in collaboration with West Sussex Council, is available over here.

Week beginning 18th May

Hi Year 3

First off we want to wish a very happy birthday to Mayrhema, Mariama and Hollie who have their birthdays in the next couple of weeks! Enjoy your half term treats and get ready to get back to your online learning on June 1st!

We know it must feel like you have been at home forever now. We feel like that as well. It’s important to remember to look after yourselves; look after your mind and your body and the people you care about.

Please see the PSHE section of this week’s learning for activities to do on your own or with parents or siblings to keep calm in these strange times. Remember, these activities are not just for ‘school’ time but can be done whenever you feel you need them.

Remember, Rafiat and I check our emails every school day so please keep sending us your work and your photos! If you don’t want your photos to go onto the school website, please let us know in the email.

Stay safe and stay happy

Kate and Rafiat


You can find the timetable for this week over here.
This week English is again focusing on important writing skills. Monday will be looking at similes and metaphors (we have come across similes in Year 3 already but not metaphors...), Tuesday you will be practising writing a diary entry.

On Wednesday you will be practising your proof reading skills (get your green pens ready!), Thursday you will be revising the difference between ‘their, there, and they’re’, and Friday will be a reading lesson on Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland.





This week we will be focusing on multiplication and division. Monday will be on multiplying and dividing by four and eight, Tuesday – multiply a two-digit number by one-digit number, Wednesday – divide a two-digit number by one-digit number, Thursday – multiplication and division problem solving and Friday – challenge of the week.

Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do!





Dr Joann Fletcher is back! This week she will be talking about the process of mummification.

Why did the Ancient Egyptians mummify their dead? How did they do it?

Find out below.

This week for topic we would like you to create a story board (or comic strip) to explain the mummification process. To do this you should take a piece of A4 paper and divide it into 6 sections. Each section should have a picture, and, if you like, one sentence to explain the picture. Here are six sections you might use, although feel free to choose your own:

Steps of Mummification

1) Brain removed

2) Internal organs removed and placed separately in Canopic jars (heart left in)

3) Body dried out with natron

4) Jewellery and amulets placed on body

5) Wrapped in linen strips

6) Placed in sarcophagus

Note – if you write on your story board you should write in full sentences!

This link will also help give you some more details of the process (we recommend you read this before starting!):

Good luck, and don’t forget to send us pictures of your work!
This week we’ve been learning about mummification, so your craft challenge is to make your own mini sarcophagus (mummy included)!

1) Start by creating your mummy. Use cotton wool, scrunched up paper, newpsaper or tissue and squash it into a ‘mummy’ shape. Use bandages if you have them or scrap linen to wrap the ‘body’.

2) Use some scrap cardboard (perhaps from a tissue box /old cardboard box/ pizza box etc) and carefully cut and stick it to make the shape of the sarcophagus.

HINT: A good way to do this might be to draw around your ‘mummy’ onto the cardboard and then draw the outline of your sarcophagus around the mummy, so you know it will fit.

3) Cover your sarcophagus in white paper. You may need an adults help to cut it to the right shape and size.

4) Decorate your sarcophagus! Notice that it should have a death mask with a face on it. It should be gold with lots of ornate decoration and Egyptian symbols.

5) Send us a photo for the school website!

Good luck!

From last week’s activity, I’m sure you have made some wonderful hand puppets and have created fantastic shadow puppets ready to use in your shadow puppet. Remember to send us images of your theatres and puppets! Thank you to those who have, they look amazing!

I am sure you are all experts on shadows, but here is a brief recap of what shadows are.

• Shadows are a lack of light

• Shadows occur when an object blocks light

• Opaque objects make dark shadows because no light can shine through them

• Translucent objects allow some light through them. They make shadows that are not quite as dark as the shadows of opaque objects

• Transparent objects (e.g. glass) allow almost all the light that hits them, to pass through. Because a small amount of light is blocked, they give a faint shadow

Screens for Theatre

We have reached the final part in creating your puppet theatre, which is the screen. Follow these steps to help you create a screen.

Once you have completed the puppet theatre, you can showcase to your families! If you can, record your performance and email it to us. We can’t wait to see your spectacular show!

Don’t worry if you are not ready to showcase, you have till next week to practice and perform or just do it when you are ready. No pressure!

Shadow Investigation

This week we are going to develop our understanding of shadows focusing on how a moving light source changes the shadow.

Watch the short film clip below of hand shadows (It’s quite funny).

In this show, the audience are on the same side of the screen as the puppeteer so you can see him working.

When you have finished watching the whole clip, slide the play bar back to the place where the adult takes the child’s hand (1.30mins). In that part of the clip, the same puppeteer made both hands. I guess you are wondering, how was he able to make a small hand and large hand at the same time? Well, let’s figure it out ourselves.

Investigation Question

How much does a shadow change in size when a light source is moved?


Your theatre, if you have completed it. Alternatively, use a propped up sheet or white paper or white wall

An object



Sticky tape


Remember the room needs to be dark with only the torch as the main source of light.

Follow the Shadow Investigation PowerPoint, it provides instructions on how to conduct your investigation. It is very important you follow it carefully so your investigation is a fair test. Use the task sheet as a guide of how you can record your findings on paper and answer the questions on this sheet.

Don’t forget to email us your findings and any answers to the questions.

Good Luck!
Keeping healthy involves your mind and your body. This week we have provided a poster below that will suggest ways to keep your mind and body healthy and well.

If you are able to print this poster you could put it up in your house, or if not maybe create your own using the ideas provided?

We have also included a couple of activities to help you relax. This one is called tummy breathing, where you breathe in and out really slowly, feeling the air fill your tummy up like a balloon.

This can help to calm you down when you feel anxious and get your mind focused – it can be really useful to do a breathing exercise like this before sitting down to learn!

There are plenty on other breathing exercises available too.

Here are some others you can try:

Five finger breathing:

Figure 8 breath:

Also, communicating your feelings and thoughts is a really effective way of looking after your mental health. The second activity we suggest for this week involves thought bubbles. Print the sheet found over here if you can or draw your own thought bubbles.

Then just write down any thoughts you are having – good or bad. It’s that simple! Writing down your thoughts can help you let go of any worries or anxieties. Try it! Let us know how it felt for you.
Mi familia [My Family]

This week will be focusing on family. Go through the Mi familia slides over here. In the first slide you will hear ¿Quién es? [Who’s this?]. Start with pointing to the picture then yourself: yo [me]. Es mi madre/padre [It’s my mother/father]. Can you identify the family members in the picture? Point to the mother and father.

Mi álbum de fotos [My Photo Album]: In this slide the picture present members of the family. Play and repeat the vocabulary, both mi and mis mean my and we use mi when we are talking about a singular item/person and mis when there is more than one. Can you spot the difference between ‘mi’ and ‘mis’ in the picture?

Activity: Hook a Duck

Go through the Hook a Duck worksheet, listen to the sound clip and select the correct letter. Use the key words to help you, if you are unsure.

Remember to enlarge the powerpoint so you can hear the audio and play the activities.

Extra activity

Draw your family in a frame and label each member in Spanish. You can be really creative with this using different tools such as paint, colouring pens/pencils etc. You can make the frame 3D by using a range of materials such as fabric, paper/card to name a few. Just have fun with it and email us your wonderful creations!

Key words

Spanish English

¿Quién es? Who’s this?

yo me

mi (singular) my

mis (plural) my

padres parents

madre mother

padre father

hermano brother

hermana sister

abuela grandmother

abuelo grandfather

abuelos grandparents

familia family

padrastro stepfather

madrastra stepmother

hermanastro stepbrother

hermanastra stepsister

Aqui esta/estan here is/are
Millwall Community Trust Joy of Moving Home School Festival

On International Day of Families, Millwall Community Trust is partnering with EFL Trust and Ferrero to launch the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’, a full afternoon of home school activities and games to get children and their families moving and having fun.

The Joy of Moving programme consists of two elements; the Move & Learn programme and Joy of Moving Festivals. Over 310,000 children have been introduced to moving and learning new skills all while having fun and playing.

The Joy of Moving Home School Festival will begin this week. Keep a look out for what is happening in Lewisham and Southwark via the hashtag #JOMHomeFestival or to find more fun games to play visit

You can download a copy of the Joy of Moving book over here.

Week beginning 11th May

Week beginning 4th May

Week beginning Monday 27th April

You can find the timetable for this week over here.
It’s the second week of summer term already! How fast time flies. As always we hope you’re all safe and well – it was lovely to speak to most of you or your parents last week and don’t forget you can always keep in touch with us via our email addresses.

We haven’t forgotten that some of you will have had birthdays during lockdown! So a very happy birthday to: Brogan, Ostap, Tise, Aliyyah, Honya, Nifemi, Ahmira, Andriw and Madeline, and happy birthday to Darasimi and Moustekim who have birthdays in the next few days!

This week we are continuing with our Ancient Egypt topic and our light and shadows science topic. Please see below for all the exciting activities we have planned for you...

Don’t forget we would love to see anything you have done! Send it to us as an attachment to an email. Our addresses are:


This week we are trying something a little different for maths and English. You might already know that the BBC are doing daily online lessons for core subjects. They’re really fun and interactive and everything you need is provided.

To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!!!

This week will be looking at grammar, specifically different parts of sentences. Monday will focus on nouns, Tuesday on pronouns, Wednesday on adjectives and Thursday on verbs. Friday’s lesson will be a reading lesson using two poems by the amazing author Allan Ahlberg.

You can find the links for each BBC session below.






The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

Hint: finding the Year 3 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look back at the Year 2 or Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!
This week we are trying something a little different for maths and English. You might already know that the BBC are doing daily online lessons for core subjects. They’re really fun and interactive and everything you need is provided.

To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!!!

This week we will be focusing on place value which means determining the value of a digit from the place it is in the number.

Monday will be writing three-digit numbers, Tuesday – recognising place value, Wednesday – comparing three digit numbers, Thursday – ordering numbers up to 1,000 and Friday will be a challenge of the week.

Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do!





Friday: Please check the website for the challenge of the week!

The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

Hint: finding the Year 3 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look back at the Year 2 or Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!
We are learning about Ancient Egypt, but before we begin we should know a bit about the country of Egypt!

1. Follow this link to have a look at Egypt on Google Earth.

If you zoom in, what do you notice? Do you see mostly towns and cities or something else? What do you think the yellow colour might be?

2. Next, watch the video below and use it to answer the questions on this worksheet.

There is a bonus question at the bottom of the worksheet – you don’t have to write down your answer for this but thinking about it will help you in the weeks to come...

You can also read this Introduction to maps.
This week we would like you to practise your cartography skills. Cartography means ‘map drawing’.

As we are learning about Ancient Egypt we would like you to have a go at drawing a map of Africa. It isn’t easy to draw a map but this website gives you some hints and cheats to help you.

Once you have got the outline right, can you label where Egypt is? Maybe you can also label any other African countries you know. Here is a map of Africa to help you with this:

Finally, you can colour your map any colour you like (making sure you don’t colour over your labels). Well done!

Want a bit extra? Why not try making a treasure map? The instructions are here.

You may need a grown-up’s help with some of the steps.

OR you can try drawing a fantasy map! It can be as weird and wonderful and as colourful as you like. Here’s an idea to inspire you. Happy drawing!

For music this week, discover Chrome Music Lab! It’s an absolutely fantastic resource and there’s so much to do on there.

Start this week by exploring Song Maker.

Can you recreate a song you know – perhaps a nursery rhyme?

Can you create your own song?

What happens if you play notes at the same time / change the tempo / change the instrument?
This week we will be learning about reflectors and light. You will be investigating light in a dark place.

What’s it like to see in a very dark place? Go into a dark “cave” and observe which colours show up best and which do not. Shine a torch to reveal reflectors and high visibility items and discover why they gleam! See the attached instructions to find out what you have to do...

You can find the worksheet over here

Extra: Start creating your shadow puppet theatre. There are step by step instructions to guide you over here.

Remember both activities you will need an adult to help you!
This week Spanish is on adjectives. You will be using last week’s learning on colours to describe different animals which you have also learnt in school.

The PowerPoint for this work is available over here.

Don’t worry if you have forgotten, the slides are there to remind you. Go through the slides and listen to the audio and repeat.

There is a catch with the way Spanish uses adjectives that is different to English. Spot the difference and send us an email of your answers. Type a sentence in Spanish, translate in English and explain the difference. Good luck!

Hint: Here are word starters in the sentence used in the Powerpoint.

‘Aqui hay’ means Here is

‘Un’ means A

Week beginning Monday 20th April

Week beginning Monday 6th April

As well as being Spring, when we see the signs of new life after the darkness of winter, this time of the year sees important religious festivals. Christians celebrate Easter and Jews celebrate Passover

You can find some activities for you to try over this special period over here.
We have a selection of fun Easter activities that can be carried out around the home. These cover science learning, art and baking!

Bake a Cake

Create a Menu

Design an Easter Egg Hunt

Science Investigation

Write a Letter
thinkuknow is a great resource for online learning. We have a worksheet to share for Key Stage 2 children over here.
Purple Mash is a great website for online learning. We are happy to share the latest Purple Mash newsletter for parents and carers over here.

Week beginning Monday 30th March

Class teachers Kate and Rafiat have prepared a message and learning plan for you for the week ahead. You can read it over here.

You will need the worksheet over here to help you with the Stone Age and Bronze Age task.

Have a great week!
We have a daily English activity for you to work through.

GR Icarus

English Monday 30th March

English Tuesday 31st March

English Wednesday 1st April

English Thursday 2nd April

English Friday 3rd April

We also have a reading exercise over here. Read the story and then answer the questions.

Finally we have a poetry worksheet. Read through the poems and then complete the worksheet.
The Draw a Plant Game is a fun way to demonstrate your plant and growth knowledge.

If you feel inspired to create some artwork at home then why not design some posters showing that you support our wonderful NHS staff?

Many children throughout the country are creating rainbow posters and placing them in their windows. The idea is help key workers be happy on their way to work each morning.

Think about adding a rainbow to your design. This is a symbol that many children are using to show that they support the brave NHS staff who work in our hospitals.

We would love to share any of your posters on the Michael Faraday School website! You can scan in your poster, or take a photo of it with a phone, and then upload using the box below.


Week beginning Monday 23rd March

Kate and Rafiat have put together a great guide of online learning activities for Year 3 class members.

Useful websites

Please remember to supervise your children online.

LEARNING -- children should have individual logins glued in the front of their planners. This has activities specifically tailored to the curriculum.

U: Student21455 P: faraday

Children can log on here and practise their coding skills.

U: Year3 P: Year 3

A platform for all subjects – just explore! -- for handwriting

Rafiat: U: michaelfaraday_9 P: handwriting

Kate: U: michaelfaraday_10 P: handwriting – for learning games

U: faraday P: faraday - maths resources

U: faraday P: faraday - general learning -- general learning -- coding for kids, you will need to create a free account -- free online lessons when you create an account (this is not necessarily tailored to the UK curriculum) -- science and geography – maths games - (Duolingo isn’t strictly for kids but is an excellent way of practising a language)

Please check the school website regularly for any links that we haven’t put here. Other year groups might also have some good ideas!

LEISURE – encourage your children to stay active and take regular activity breaks when learning!

Joe Wicks Kids:

kids beginners workout

8 min HIIT workout

8 min workout

5 min workout

8 min workout

5 min move

Firefighter fit kids

Username: FFK1

Password: HealthyHomes


God’s Plan Kidzbop

Friends Kidzbop

Happier Kidzbop

The Middle KidzbopGo Noodle Milkshake

- Go Noodle Banana Banana Meatball

Go Noodle Pop See Ko

Go Noodle Clap It Out

Just Dance Waka Waka

Just Dance What Makes You Beautiful

Just Dance Dynamite

Just Dance Watch Me

• - learning while dancing!

Calming Down (these activities are nice to do once or twice a day)

Rainbow Breath Go Noodle

- Bring it down flow Go Noodle

Five Finger Breathing
It is important that we all try and keep to a routine whilst we are away from school. Kate and Rafiat have put together a suggested daily timetable for the Year 3 pupils.

You can view the activities over here.
We are going to make fractions fun! You can start your learning by watching the short videos over here.

Our first task involves working out the fraction from some of the items coloured in. You can find this activity over here.

Next we are going to learn how to make fractions whole. You can use counters or buttons to help with the questions over here.

We are going to look at tenths next. We have some colouring exercises to help you to see how a tenth is made up. You can find the worksheet over here.

This information can be used to count in tenths. Follow the sequences on the sheet over here.

Finally we are going to learn about converting tenths into decimals. You can find out more over here.