Non-uniform day this Friday 20th May, please bring something in for the class hamper. / We have places available in some year groups! Please contact us for more details.

Year 3 Mrs Smith

Here are our attempts!

We hope you took part in Rob Biddulph's World Record Art attempt. Mrs Smith, Mrs Kadar and Mrs Gilby took part. Let's see how you did by posting them on the Hawthorn Tree School Facebook page.


Websites to Support with Home Learning

Can you please start to encourage your child to use the BBC Bitesize and White Rose websites for their home learning, they have been linked below. 


BBC Bitesize is publishing an age-related lesson for English, Maths and a foundation subject each day (e.g. Science, History, Geography, Music etc). Your child may start to come across topics that they haven’t learnt yet but this website gives great step by step information and then related activities to complete too!


White Rose focuses on Maths and they have got previous lessons that they have published for when we haven't been at school and they are publishing lessons each week focusing on what your child would have been learning if they were to still be at school.

Try this reading challenge:


1 Pick 3 descriptive words from the text, write them down and explain why you think the author used them.

2 Re-read a section of your book. Pick out 5 powerful phrases or sentences. Explain how they affect the reader.

3 Make up 3 questions you would use to check someone has read the book carefully.


4 Draw a picture of one of the main characters. Write a thought bubble for the character.


5 Find words you don’t understand in the story, write down their meanings from a dictionary.

6 Look at a non fiction book. Find an interesting page. Explain why it is set out as it is.


7 Design a poster advertising the book. Remember to write on the poster why people should read it.


8 Draw a picture of one of the settings in the book; write words/phrases from the book around the setting to describe it.

9 Write the main events from a story as a story mountain.


10 Write an alternative ending to the story.


11 Write a new blurb for the back of the book.


12 Write a short play based on the story.


13 Write a letter to the main character in the story telling them what others think of them. 

14 Write a list of 5 questions you would like to ask the author about the book.

15 Write about your favourite part of the story and explain why you have chosen it.

16 In your reading book which character are you most like and why?


17 Which character in your reading book would you like to be, why?


18 Who else should read your book? Why? Who shouldn’t read it? Why?


19 Read the book of a film you have seen. Explain how they are similar and/or different.

20 Write a diary extract for one of the characters.


21 Choose two books by the same author and compare them. Write a list of similarities and differences.

22 From a non-fiction book write a list of a least 5 things you have learnt.

23 From a non-fiction book write a glossary of technical words used – at least 5.


24 After reading a non fiction book write a list of questions you still want to know the answers to about that topic.

25 Write a summary of the story in no more than 200 words.


26 Find a story set in the past. Find at least 5 clues that tell you it is set in the past.

27 Find an online story to read or listen to.

28 Make a list of books with a similar theme – explain how they are similar.

29 Finish the sentence ‘I like the way the author…’ then explain your thinking.

30 Which books do you want to read next and why? 




Below is our Year 3 Homework Menu - please have a look at this with your child, the instructions of how to use it are at the top.


Remember to use your logins for TTRockstars to practice your multiplication and division skills. You can also use the same login to get onto Numbod which is to practice your addition and subtraction skills. 




Poem for Homework


Twas the Night before Christmas Poem

By Clement Clarke Moore


Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"




Welcome to Year 3!


Today, we have been settling back into school. We have been learning about Roald Dahl by reading a biography and making notes about it. Tonight, we will be sending out the children's reading books and reading records, which will require one signature for Monday 9th September. However, three signatures will be required every Monday throughout the year.


Thank you in advance for supporting children with their reading. The key to learning is reading!