Middle Street Primary School

From 8th June home learning and communication is now shared through the Class Dojo app. If you have not received your personalised login for this, please contact the school office.

Matilda's game on Scratch  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/392013634

Matilda's Youtube video about bats!!!! https://youtu.be/CVFjcyT2gD0


Hi Year 3!

Hope you are all well. I'm good, just aching a bit from the daily Joe Wicks work out!


Had lots of fantastic emails from parents showing all your amazing learning - you have all put in so much time, effort and thought! 


As it is now a new term we will be moving onto a different topic - The Victorians!

 Useful links for The Victorians





More useful links

Really recommend this the BBC are producing daily lessons in a range of subjects  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 






More of a random one, if you want to learn how to play chess go to  https://www.chesskid.com/chesskid-for-schools


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ has lots of games like Hit the Button and has activities for a range of subjects such as Art, History and Geography (just remember to select the appropriate age group).




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Thursday 4th June

Please read through the powerpoint below on Victorian schools and look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0078b97/clips as it provides  five short videos about Victorian schools. If you would like to do further research please do so.

Then I would like you to compare schools in the Victorian era and schools in the present day (you may also wish to compare homeschooling too since we are not at school at the moment!) Just think about what is similar and what is different between schools now and Victorian schools.


- You can choose any way you want to display your learning it could be a playscript, story, poster, video, cartoon, non-fiction book....

 - You might even want to dress up like a Victorian school child / teacher or sketch one! If you do a drawing remember to use different types of shading (video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijhNQyF-gg) such as cross-hatching.

Spanish and Music

Peddy has sent over Spanish and Music learning which is available to download underneath.

 Year 3 - Music and Spanish - 04.06.20.pptxDownload
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Monday 1st June


Good morning Year 3. 



Please can you do Summer Term - Week 3 (w/c 4thMay) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ there's three lessons on money and a lesson on multiplying and dividing by 3. Just a reminder that the answers and questions are provided. 



  • I would like you to spend ten minutes trying to generate as many homophones as possible - here is a link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/zc84cwx to remind you what homophones are. How many homophones do you think you can generate? I'll give you a pair to begin he'll and heal. 
  • Check spelling and meaning of words you have generated. Then practise spelling them (word pyramids, look, cover, write and check, Hangman etc).
  • Use a computer to find more examples of homophones.
  • Write sentences including homophones. Remember these can be funny! Bonus points if you can make it Victorian themed and include conjunctions (because, but, so, if, although, until....)
  • I've uploaded a homophone sheet underneath - you have to fill in the missing word in each sentence.
  • I have also uploaded a Guided Reading paper on Victorian schools underneath - as always please select the most appropriate out of the three for your child. 
 Questions and Answers - Victorian Schools.pdfDownload
 Reading Comprehension - Victorian Schools.pdfDownload
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Thursday 21st May

  Morning Year 3! Can't believe it is already the end of this 'half term' so I won't be updating the class page next week. However, I have put quite a bit of work on here to keep you busy. Remember do what you can and when you can. 

Spanish and  Music

Peddy has set some Spanish and Music learning. To ensure the links work please download the file Year 3 Spanish and Music 21.5.20

 Year 3 - Music and Spanish - 21.05.20.pptxDownload
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On Monday I asked you to read the biography on Queen Victoria. Do you know what a biography is? Have you heard the term autobiography? Underneath I've upload a powerpoint which explains the differences between them. I recommend you look through it.

Also I uploaded a document which tells you all the features of a biography such as writing in chronological order (time order), past tense....

For your activity I would like you to write a biography about an influential person in the Victorian era. It could be an inventor, artist, writer, anyone that interests you. Before you write about them you are going to have to research about their life so you can use that information in your writing. 

Remember to include the features of a biography such as using third person pronouns e.g he and she not I, among many others. Also I really want you to include conjunctions in your writing (but, because, so, if, until, although, as....) I'm not asking for loads just a couple. Once you have finished, proof-read for any spelling or punctuation errors and check that you have been writing in the third person.

Here is a website which has lots of biographies https://www.ducksters.com/biography/ I suggest you read a few so you can get into the mindset of writing a biography. 



You are going to look at pitch this week. I recommend you watch all the links underneath so you have a good understanding of what pitch is. Then you can make your own instrument and I want you to experiment with different pitches. Just use bits around the house. Should be fun! Also, I've uploaded a Guided Reading activity called Sound Waves (as always there are three activities choose the most appropriate one for your child). 




 Sound Guided Reading.pdfDownload
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Monday 18th May


We are going to carry on with fractions again this week. Please click on this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and scroll down to  Summer week 2 (w/c 27 April) The lessons include adding and subtracting fractions. 


Diagnostic questions - I have set two quizzes (equivalent fractions / compare and order fractions)



  - Please can you choose spellings some spellings from the Year 3 and 4 word document underneath and practise them please. You could do look cover, write and check, Hangman, Shannon's game, make the words, one minute words....

 - Write sentences including these words. Can you write a variety of sentences?  Such as one which might require either a full stop, exclamation or question mark. Could you make them Victorian themed? Also could you include conjunctions (until, so, if, as, but, because, although, until....)  ?

  - I have uploaded a Guided Reading task about Queen Victoria. There are three differentiated activities (including answers) choose the most appropriate one for your child and only do one. 

 - Also, we shall be looking at biographies in more depth on Thursday so please can you read the Queen Victoria biography again (the one provided in the Guided Reading underneath) and start to think about what features you can identify. You may want to find your own biographies to read which is completely fine. I just want you to ask yourselves these questions -  Is it written in the first person, is it fiction or non-ficiton, is it in a particular order, is it written in the past tense? Can you justify your opinions?

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Thursday 14th May

 You are going to look into inventions and inventors during the Victorian era. However, I thought it would be interesting to start first with an invention that revolutionised communication at the time - Morse Code! Can you image a time without the internet? Without mobile phones? 


Here is a link to a video which explains Morse Code - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy8BaMs_JuI

I've uploaded a file which contains a couple of Morse Code activities and a sheet which shows you what Morse Code looks like, so you could get to work writing secret messages using this code!

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I would like you to do your own research into inventions and inventors during the Victorian era. 

Here is a link to the BBC which has a few videos about other inventions (regarding communication there's a very interesting video which explains the Science behind how telephones work) 


Underneath I've upload a file which has information about different inventions - please have a read through. 

I want you to consider the questions below; 

Which is your favourite Victorian invention and why?

How did these inventions change the way of life for people living in the Victorian era? Why?

Which invention do you consider to be the most important for people in the Victorian era? Why?

How have we benefited from these inventions? Why?

 You might turn one of the questions above or all of them into a poster which could include sketches of the inventor and their invention. Or you might think of an innovative way to display your information / thoughts.  


You will be investigating which materials help to absorb sound. Please read the document underneath for details of how to do this investigation. You will need to use your scientific skills such as making predictions, ensuring the investigation is fair, recording accurately and justifying your conclusions. 

Monday 11th May


Good morning! 


We are going to carry on with fractions again this week. Please click on this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and scroll down to Summer week 1 (w/c 20 April) The lessons are on equivalent fractions, compare fractions, order fractions. Like last week, please watch the video and then attempt the activity sheet. There is a an answer sheet for you to check answers.



 Spellings - young, double, touch, trouble, country and rough. What do you notice about each word?

  • Can you generate any other words which have the u sound spelt ou?
  • Practise spellings of the words above or words that you have generated (look, cover, write and check, word pyramids, make the words with things around the house, one minute words, Hangman....)
  • Write silly sentences including at least one word with the spelling ou and see if you can include an adverb (a word which describes a verb usually ending in ly e.g silently, quickly, manically...)
  • I have uploaded a Guided Reading task on Victorian Inventors (you can download it or view it below). There are three activities (they are differentiated choose the most appropriate one for your child). Only do one of them. Answers are provided. 
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Thursday 7th May

 Morning Year 3! Hope you have had a good week. Thank you to Etta, Olivia Waters and Edu for their diary entries. Also Ernie has sent in a fantastic video about the legacy of the Romans which I've put further down the class page. But I know you are all working really hard and I know this from the emails your parents and carers have sent me. 

 I've put some Science, Music, Spanish and History work up. Remember you don't need to do all of it, just do what you can and remember to have some fun with it! 



 I would like you to learn about how sound is made. I've uploaded a powerpoint  and a link to the BBC with some short videos on this subject.

 I have also uploaded an experiment called Seeing Sounds and It will allow you to see the effects of sound waves. If you don't have all the materials needed, you could generate your own experiment so you could see or feel how sound is made up of vibrations.



Music and Spanish

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 Continuing on with the workhouse theme, I've uploaded another powerpoint (sorry I've gone powerpoint crazy today) which gives even more insight and information to the daily lives of the people who had to live there. Please go through the sildes and answer the questions posed to you (you don't need to write them down - just think about them).

 Once you've done that you could be one of a number of activities

 - You might make your own version of gruel or another dish

 - You might design or make a uniform for the workers to wear (it would need to be hard wearing and warmish)

 - Textiles - you might mend some clothes or add something to an existing garment 

 - You might create a poster about the workhouses.

 - You might make a replica of a workhouse (paint, draw, lego....anything you want!) 


Monday 4th May



 You are going to carry on learning fractions in Maths this week. Please click on this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and scroll down to Week 2. There is again five lesson: Fractions on a number line, Fractions of a set of objects, Fractions of a set of objects, Fractions of a set of objects and Equivalent fractions. 

Like last week, please watch the video and then attempt the activity sheet. There is a an answer sheet for you to check answers.


I have also set two quizzes on Diagnostic Questions

  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Fractions of a discrete set of objects 

 Thank you to all the children that attemped last week's quizzes!



- Spellings for this week have a Science theme. They are - sound, volume, pitch, faint, medium, vibration and vibrate.

- If you are unsure of any of the words research them, use a dictionary or ask an adult. 

-Spelling practise (look, cover, write and check, one minute words, Hangman, Shannon's game...).

- Can you use each word, correctly, in a sentence? Can you include a conjunction (as, if, so, until, although, because, but...) within those sentences? 


Underneath I've uploaded a file called Spelling Mistakes. There are six sheets (and six answer sheets included). You must identify the incorrect spelling - it's very self-explanatory. 


Guided Reading - I have uploaded a file called Workhouses Guided Reading underneath. There are three activities (they are differentiated choose the most appropriate one for your child). Only do one of them. Answers are provided.


There is no pressure to complete all the work set. Do what you can and when you can! Have a fantastic week! 


 Workhouses Guided Reading.pdfDownload
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Edu's fantastic diary entry
Edu's fantastic diary entry
Fantastic diary with edit!
Fantastic diary with edit!

Thursday 30th April

Morning Year 3! Hope you have been having a good week. I have set some English and Science learning today. All information is below. Good luck, try your hardest and enjoy it! 


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01157jx  (several videos showing different jobs children in the Victorian era did).




In the Victorian era children from poor families had to go to work! These jobs were sometimes dangerous and they involved very long days. 

Please can you watch the videos (in the first link provided above and read the information in the second and third links). If you would like to do some additional research into children working in the Victorian era please do so. 


I would then like you to write a diary entry from the perspective (point of view) of a child who is working during the Victorian era. You will describe your day from morning through to the evening. What did you do during your day? How did you feel? How were you treated? What does it look like where you work (setting)? What can you hear?

After you have completed your writing, I would like you to proofread for spelling mistakes, capital letters, punctuation and to check if you have written in the first person (pronoun I) and in the past tense. 

Then, I would like you to edit a section of your writing. Can you improve upon a noun, adjective or verb? Could you add in a more descriptive word or phrase? Could you describe the setting in more detail? 

There is a link below which is of several children reading their diary entries from the perspective of a working Victorian child. Also I've included a document below - Features of a Diary Entry. You should look at this document and ensure you include most of these elements within your writing especially past tense and first person. Can you include any of the spellings I gave you on Monday? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV3JO_RYIDE (video - diary entries)



Over the next few weeks we will be looking at sound. What do you already know about it?

I would like you to generate some questions regarding sound. Think about what you would want to know about this topic e.g how fast does sound travel? How does it travel? How far can sound travel? Can sound travel in all matters (gas, liquid and solids)? Just write them down on a piece of paper or on your computer!


Another activity I would like you to do is to keep a 'sound diary'. You are going to record (write down) the sounds you can hear - this might be over the course of a day or it could just be for ten minutes. It will be interesting to know what sounds you can hear (e.g Dad snoring), how long they tend to last and if it is ever really quiet. As I write this, I can hear the wind, the sound of me typing, people outside putting rubbish in the bins and Piers Morgan on the TV!

Monday 27th April



 This week we are going to be looking at fractions (we haven't looked at fractions in detail during Year 3). Click on this link - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ - to access week 1. It has five lessons (maybe do one a day), a video to explain each given topic (get the kids to watch the video before the activity) and answers so you can mark the learning.


I have also set two lessons on Diagnostic Questions - one on counting in tenths and one on fractions as numbers (I recommend doing the above work before attempting these).


I suggest only getting your child to go on Sumdog once they have attempted the five lessons on White Rose and the two lessons on Diagnostic Questions.



 Underneath I've uploaded a Victorian Word Mat.

Activities to do with this resource:

  • Research the meaning of the words you are unsure of - just type them into Google. Then write the definitions down and even maybe a picture. 
  • Practise spelling the words in the Victorian Word Mat - you might do word pyramids, look, cover, write and check, one minute words, hangman, Shannon's game, make the words using resources around the home etc.
  • Write silly sentences - using words from the word mat and using a conjunction (although, as, so, but, because, if, until...) E.g The yo-yo was crying because he didn't like going up and down. 
  • You might find other Victorian words that you could add to a personal Victorian word bank. 




Blake and Star's water cycle video - just hit the link https://we.tl/t-NKyeHnUzsm?src=dnl

Matilda's water cycle video  - just hit the link  http://filedrop.deckchair.com/oNCDfj

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Thursday 23rd April

Morning Year 3! Today you are going to learn about the Water Cycle. We have learnt about evaporation and states of matter just before we had to finish school.  Please read and watch the following links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8qtfg8   (watch this first)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39   (this explains the stages in a concise way)

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/nature/water-cycle/  (explains the stages but provides more detail and facts)

Then what you might do is to create actions for each stage of the Water Cycle (to help you remember them).


For the activity - it's down to you to choose your learning, but I've got some activities and suggestions for you.

Underneath here I've put a Guided Reading activity about the Water Cycle (Just download the file - the file contains three reading worksheets, only do one, and answers are provided).

Also I've provided a sheet which can be labelled (I know, exciting!) with the different parts of the Water Cycle (again, exciting).

OR you might want to do something different - like write a script, write a story about the life of a raindrop, film a news report, write a newspaper article, write a song, make a piece of music, create a cartoon strip, paint, use lego or use other materials to make a model to show the Water Cycle....to be honest anything as long as it is about the Water Cycle.

Can't wait to see what you end up doing!


P.S Happy birthday to Matilda for yesterday and to Ray for Sunday! Happy birthday to Etta, Nikita and Edu too! 

P.P.S An exciting article which features Olivia Waters and her sister about the Children's Parade https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18397049.brighton-childrens-parade-will-now-take-place-online/


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 Monday 20th April

 I will be giving you some Victorian themed learning from next week but it doesn't mean you can't get researching (look at the links above)  You could think about what you know about the Victorians and what you would like to find out about them. 


 The learning today is from Peddy and it is Spanish and Music. It is listed below (to access the links please download the file).

 Year 3 & 4 Music - 02.04.20 FINAL.docxDownload
 Year 3 Spanish - 02.04.20.docxDownload
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