St Mary's Farnham Royal Church of England Primary School

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Remote Learning Week 4 WB 25/01/21

Hello Year 3 and welcome to Week 4!


We are so impressed with all the work we have been sent so far and it has been amazing seeing all of you working really hard! You have made us all so very proud and you all deserve lots and lots of gem cards! Check out the short video messages from us this week introducing the week's remote learning and making sure you are all okay!


Don't forget to please send us any of your work that you complete to our email addresses, and please make sure you are logging onto Reading Eggs and Times Table Rockstars and completing the activities! 

If you have any questions or queries, please do email us as we will be able to respond and provide assistance for the activities we have set! 


Check out some messages from some familiar faces!

A message from Miss Wicks!

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A message from Miss Stokes!

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We are moving onto a new topic this week in Maths which is Addition and Subtraction. For each day you will find a Varied Fluency sheet and a Problem Solving and Reasoning sheet. These sheets are differentiated so you do not need to complete all of them. Just select one Varied fluency and one problem solving and reasoning for each day. 


To help you choose what sheet your child needs here is a guide to what each level means:

A red star sheet= developing (challenge level is easier)

A blue star sheet= expected (this is the level we are expecting in Year 3)

A gold star sheet= greater depth (mastery level and this is challenging)


Each day you can use the White Rose Maths link to find the corresponding video. This gives you examples of the questions and helps to explain what you need to do. To find the video, follow the link provided and then look for the video which has the same title as your worksheet.

There are also Oak Academy videos to watch which is also to help support your child. Example questions have also been put together on a weekly copy of the PowerPoint slides to practice before completing the 2 sheets for each day. 


For this week we are continuing with our book for this half term 'Gangsta Granny' by David Walliams and we are continuing to look at Newspaper reports! This week you will use everything you learnt from last week about Newspapers to make your very own Newspaper report all about the Crown Jewels going missing!

We are looking for SUPER newspaper reports with superstar sentences and creative ideas! The best newspaper reports will feature on the class page! A description of each task and the resources are available below including the next 2 chapters of Gangsta Granny. If you are struggling to write your paragraphs there is a Oak Academy Video for each part of your newspaper report to help you! Just click on the star below!


You will also find a SPag activity and relevant PowerPoint Slides. These sheets are similar to Maths where you have a varied fluency and application and reasoning. These are differentiated so you need to select which level you want to try for varied fluency and problem solving and reasoning!

Reading Comprehension:


Each week we will set 2 different reading comprehension challenges for you to complete at home. Spend 10-15 minutes reading the text and then answer the questions. Read what the question is asking you are try your very best! These are differentiated as like all resources so choose the challenge level you want to complete!


We have also included a new series where famous celebrities read an extract from their favourite children's book! We will include a new episode each week to listen to! 



We are continuing with our topic 'Animals including humans' this week with a fantastic new task! This week you are going to be taking part in a fun investigation! Your investigation is all about testing Dr Fracture's Question: Are all the bones of the skeleton larger in taller people? 


You will find an investigation sheet which needs to be completed and there is PowerPoint Slides to help guide you through each part of your worksheet! You will need to do this investigation with your family members and please take pictures of your investigation and send them to our email addresses!

If you cannot access this for what ever reason, we have included an alternative task to create a poster all about fun facts about the human skeleton and bones. You can use the poster template and the web links to find out some more fun facts. Make sure your poster is colourful, detailed and interesting!


We hope you enjoy these tasks and there is Bones of the Body Bingo Cards to use to play with family members to recap your understanding of the last couple of lessons! 


In RE this week we are continuing to  learn all about the Jewish practice of Shabbat! Shabbat is the weekly period of rest from Friday evening until Saturday night. In your task this week you will be Using the features of a Shabbat table to  create a drawing of a Shabbat table. You need to label the different features and why they are important e.g. The Kiddush cup is a special goblet set aside for the blessing of the wine. Many people have Kiddush cups made from silver and they are usually beautifully decorated.




For this week's task we want you to start to think about how Slough has changed over the last 100 years! 

You will be looking at pictures of 3 aspects of Slough: The Train Station, A Shop Front in Slough and Houses in Slough.

You will need to write some sentences about what you can see in the pictures and then write some sentences about the similarities and differences between the two pictures.

There is a help sheet to support you with identifying key features in the pictures so that you can create a fabulous piece of work! 


From our fantastic pieces of art last week, we are going to become mini artists once more! This week we are looking at identifying complementary colours and creating our own work inspired by Wassily Kandinsky. Using different complementary colours , can you use Wassily Kandinsky's famous piece of art 'Square with Concentric Circles ' to inspire your own piece of work?

You can use paint, pencils, scrap pieces of coloured paper or  any resources you have at home! There is some information on the first page about Wassily Kandinsky and what are complementary colours are so use that as inspiration for your own piece!

Get creating!

How to draw tree in Kandinsky art style


At SMFR for PSHE we use the SCARF programme. To incorporate PSHE within your remote learning, the SCARF programme have created units that  cover key concepts and outcomes within SCARF’s half-termly units and these activities are  to encourage children to think and reflect. These focus on positive themes and developed specifically to help build positive relationships in the home. These activities do not necessarily require lots of resources and their purpose are to promote discussion and provide safe PSHE activities to all children. 


This week we are looking at the world around us! Your task is to: Draw a small picture of yourself in the centre of a piece of paper and then draw lines radiating out from the centre which indicate the different communities that you belong to. Community groups could be school, local football club or local church!



French and Music:


Music: We will be learning the song 3 Little Birds by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Listen to this and see if you can sing along. Clap in time to the beat. How many beats are in each regular section of words. What do you think the meaning of the song is?

Bob Marley - Three Little Birds

French: We are continuing to practice learning numbers 1-12 in French! Have a go at completing the differentiated French wordsearches to see if you can find all the numbers in French!


In computing this term we are going to be learning about coding! Discovery espresso have a fantastic coding program which you can complete. There is clear step to step guides for each lesson and there are units to complete on the website and this will be throughout the Spring Term so you do not need to rush to complete them all! Try and complete a lesson once a week and use it as some fun after completing the other tasks!

To access the coding you just need to follow these instructions:

1. Go to and use the login

Username: student4890

Password: royal4 

2. Find the tab 'BLOCK CODING' at the top of the screen and find 'LEVEL 3.' 

3. You will then have to work through starting from the Refresher (levels 1-2)- Sequence and Animation then Conditional Events.