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Week beginning Monday 29th June


Keep up the good work everyone.laugh There are lots of really interesting lessons this week so make sure you click on the links below to check them out! You can still check purple mash as some activities will be set on there for you!


English- This week is all about poetry. Have fun reading and writing your own whilst learning about different features.








Maths- All about fractions this week. We have looked at fractions and Monday’s lesson is introducing them to you again just incase you may have forgotten about them!






Friday: Purple Mash x tables









Week beginning Monday 22nd June


Below is your work for the week. Remember there are still activities set on purple mash but most of the lessons will be here. You can upload pictures on twitter of any work you have done that you are particularly proud of! Have a good week everyone.








Friday: Have a go at writing a short story and creating your own characters. They could go on an adventure to find something magical or rescue a friend from a monster. The lessons from last week and this week will help you to make it interesting. You should try to use what you have learnt from these lessons in your story. If you want to use a story hill to help you plan your story you can. (We have done this in class together lots of times before!)







Thursday: Purple Mash x tables

Friday: Purple Mash x tables









Sefton School Games Week (Starting 20th June)

Please share your celebrations, videos, photos from National School Sports at Home 2020 via twitter @NorthSeftonSG. @birkdaleprimary


It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether


Please see the activity timetable below.

Week beginning Monday 15th June


Hello everyone! cheeky We know that everyone has different things going on at home at the moment so please don't be daunted by how much work is on our class page this week. There will be less on Purple mash and please just do what you can. Remember that reading anything and everything is still so important! We hope you have fun with the lessons this week. laugh

Mrs Menary and Mr Gallagher



English Lessons


It may look like a lot but this is work that we have already covered. It would be very beneficial to recap nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and expanded noun phrases so please use these links below to help you! 








Maths Lessons






Friday: Purple mash x tables.









Half Term - Week Commencing 25th May


This week we will not be setting any work on Purple Mash. Instead we would like you to spend time together as a family. However, we would recommend that fundamentals such as reading and times tables are continued. 


Well done to all the children who have been engaging with the online activities so far. Keep it up and don't forget to post any pictures to our school Twitter @birkdaleprimary



Are you looking for some inspiration for different

things to do at home?

Try some of these websites for ideas..... 

A list of useful resources from Sefton council. 

This website includes plans for rhyming multi-sensory stories with Makaton and links for music activities. There are also videos on how to learn how to juggle, play boccia and making sensory dough. 

Some nice English and Maths activities that you can print off at home. 

These are free learning packs.

This has some nice links and practical ideas for things to do. 

We know a lot of you have enjoyed your own projects at home- you could use this website to explore some more ideas for Science. 

Some nice little PE based activities. 

Mental health and wellbeing document from British Psychology Society. 

Enjoying Musical Moments at Home!

Here are some websites you can use at home with lots of musical activities to keep you all busy!

Enjoy and don't forget you can share a picture of the Year Two display board on Purple Mash!



Camerata mini music makers: 


Marvellous Musical Podcasts – David Walliams


RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) Music Challenges


Royal Opera House, creative learning at home

Monday 11th May


Excellent work last week Year 3! It was fantastic to see all of the VE day inspired activities you were all doing at home! I hope you all had fun on Friday taking part in the nations toast to our heroes from WW2.


This week all of our work is on Purple Mash! Please continue to engage in the activities whilst also looking at the links provided further down the class page.

Monday 4th May


Well done to everyone who participated in Art week! It was great to see all of your fantastic Art and smiling faces! I would encourage you to share any extra activities you are doing at home on our school Twitter. This is a nice way of sharing different activities.


It was lovely to speak to you all on the phone last week. Please do not worry if you missed my call. I will keep trying until I get in touch. 


English and maths activities for this week will be uploaded onto Purple Mash! We are encouraging all children in year 3 this week to focus on times tables. Please see the links further down the page to help you with this. The rest of your activities this week are all about VE day, which is on Friday. Try and do as many of these tasks as you can and upload any photos tagging the school Twitter!

Picture 1

Keeping fit at home! 


As many of you are aware Mr Murphy is uploading daily challenges on social media platforms for families to complete at home. I would encourage you all to take part in these fun games! In addition to this there is also weekly sport challenges that you can complete from North Sefton Sports Games. 


Mr Murphy - multi sports = @sportscubed  (On Twitter) 


North Sefton Sports Games = @NorthSeftonSG (On Twitter)

Week Commencing 27/04/2020 


Art Week - Greek Poster!


This week we would like all of the children in Year 3 to have their very own Art Week at home. This Art project should run through the whole week just like it would have done had we all been in school. There is a reduced amount of work being uploaded onto Purple Mash this week in order for you to have plenty of time to complete this task. However, you can still find some fun activities in your alerts section on Purple Mash. 


Your task is to create a Greek Poster (ideally on A3 paper)! You will pick your favourite Greek God/Goddess to centre your Greek Poster around. 

Step 1

You will need to research/recap your chosen Greek God/Goddess to remind you of their powers and what symbols represent them. These symbols will form your poster. For example a poster centred around Zeus would consist of thunder bolts, eagles and bulls. Don't panic there are examples below for you to visualize what you are working towards! 



Step 2                  Time to decide :) 


There are two options for you decide from. 

Option 1 - to create your Greek poster on paper at home, ideally A3.

(using a range of colours, paint, pens, crayons etc.)


Option 2 - to create your Greek poster online using the 2do set for you on Purple Mash.


Step 3      Enjoy! 


Now you have made your decision enjoy creating your Greek poster. The main colours of your poster will depend on the God or Goddess that you have chosen. For example, a poster based around Artemis would include dark colours and moons. 

Please ensure the name of your God/Goddess is large and stands out on your poster! 



We hope that you enjoy this task and have plenty of fun as family being creative. We really look forward to seeing all of your Greek posters at the end of the week. We would love it if you could tweet a picture of you and your poster to the school twitter account on Friday! Good luck and enjoy being creative at home! Mr Gallagher and Mrs Menary x


Please see below last years Greek Posters as a guideline for your very own.


Examples 1
Examples 2
Examples 3
Examples 4
Examples 5
Examples 6
Examples 7
Examples 8


Working from home


Well done to all children who have been busy working from home! It has been lovely to see all of your hard work on Purple Mash. Every Monday there will be new tasks set for the week, you have until Sunday evening to complete the tasks that appear in your alerts. 


Alongside your Purple Mash activities please ensure you are continually working on your times tables(3,4 and 8). 





Please see the attached timetable for more details.

The year 3 tasks for the week will go live on a Monday. All of the weeks activities for the week will go on at the same time and it is up to you as and when you complete them but try to spread the activities out (the timetable is a guide). The children will have a week to do the tasks. There are loads of additional activities on Purple Mash that the children can complete at anytime (they don’t have to be set). The maths and English tasks should be able to be done by the children without too much help from an adult but they might need a bit of reassurance. The topic tasks might need some additional research to complete them. We have added other websites that they are familiar with to help with their times table knowledge.

Activities for Home

Welcome to 3M!




Our class teacher is Mrs Menary. Last term we learnt all about...




Our Stone Age adventure.

Hiding from the animals and creating cave drawings!

We had a great time learning about the Stone Age cave paintings whilst hiding from the animals in our cave!


We loved learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We learnt all about hill-forts, the importance of metal and the Beaker people.


Ancient Greeks

We have been learning all about the Greek gods and goddesses as well as what life was like during the Ancient Greek times. We have read lots of great Greek myths too! We know who defeated the Minotaur, who killed Medusa and we even know why the Greeks believed we have the seasons!


We will also be learning about Greece as a country now and all about the city states that it was divided up into during the Ancient Greek times. 







Information about our school week in Year 3.


Monday -

P.E (outdoor) 



P.E (indoor) 



Mrs Jones is teaching us on a Thursday morning.


We have our clarinet (dood) lessons on a Thursday afternoon.