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Year 3 - Willow

Welcome to Willow Class! 


Hello Willow Class,

I aim to update this page as often as I can to show you all the exciting things that we have been getting up to. I also  will add any important dates for your parents to add to their diaries.

HOME LEARNING- I know this is a difficult and unsettling time for us all and it is a little strange that we are completing school work at home. Hopefully the government will soon tell us that we can return to school and we can be back together in the classroom. For now however, I do expect you to be completing some English and Maths each day with additional activities that were either sent home in your pack or that I have added to this page. And remember you can always contact me at

Hope to see you all soon. 


Love, from Miss Walker 


PS. Remember to remind yourself of the e-safety rules regularly and think about them before you click any of the links on this page. 


Parent information:


Class Teacher: Miss Walker 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Yoewell

Friday cover teacher: Mrs Loi 


Home learning: 

Session 1 


23rd March

Build a paper mache volcano.


Begin to build the paper mache volcano- do not put too many layers on at once as it will take a while to dry. 

Session 2 


25th March 

Create a fact file, booklet or poster about different volcanos around the world.

Areas to think about:

Their height

Where is the volcano

When did the volcano erupt

What was the effect of the volcano erupting?

Session 3


27th March

What causes earthquakes? (to be written in your workbook)

Things to include:

Plate movement 


Locate hotspots

Why are the hotspots there? 

Session 4


30th March 

Continue with your paper mache volcano

Continue to build up your volcano using strips of newspaper and paste. 

Once dry, if you have paints you can paint it! 

Session 5 


1st April 

Research the impact of earthquakes

Things to include: 

Short and long term problems- research newspaper reports and before and after pictures. 

Write about these examples in your workbook. 

Session 6 


3rd April

Research 'how is a tsunami linked to an earthquake?' 

- find out and explain what a tsunami is.


If you can, carry out an experiment to create a miniature tsunami. There is a video link to help you.

Write about this as we did our scientific reports.

Think about and answer- What do we want to find out?

                                       - What did we do?

                                       - Draw a diagram of a tsunami

                                       - What did we  find out? 


Remember I am regularly setting work on MyMaths also, which I expect to be completed. 

School and individual log in is stuck in the front of your reading record. 



How do you feel about producing a primary source of evidence for future historians?


We are experiencing something extraordinary at the moment. 

Think about the letters we looked at which were written by Pliny and told us about the eruption of Vesuvius. 

One day people will look back on this and want to know what we did. 


If you want to, you could keep a diary. Just a little bit each day to say what you've done, how you're feeling about it all and you could even interview your family members!


I'd love to read some of the entries you write if you want to email them to me. 




Other activities to try.



English  A wonderful website, which you can sign up to for free.  You can watch videos from some of the most popular authors at the moment and also access all of the resources normally available in schools.  Kid's Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen.  Michael Rosen is brilliant and funny.  There are lots of poems, songs and jokes on his YouTube channel.  Check it out! The Book Trust YouTube channel has loads of videos from authors and illustrators to watch.  Go to ‘Playlists’ to find Cressida Cowell, who is reading a chapter from ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ every day!!!! David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day, for the next 30 days.  Click on the link to listen. A special webpage for learning at home.  So far, there is a video about what Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm might do if they were learning at home.  There is also a fantastic Lego challenge to try.

Maths  We use White Rose in our Maths lessons and they are now producing online lessons for each year group.   Gareth Metcalfe is going to host daily Maths lessons online.  His website and ideas are really good, so these will be worth a watch.  The videos will be saved on his website, so if you can't watch live, you can still find them later.

Other  Joe Wicks will be doing a daily workout for school children of all ages.  These are then saved on his YouTube channel in case you can’t join in at 9am.                                                    (There are already lots of workouts for children to do at home if you follow the link.)  Rob Biddulph, an author and illustrator, is creating draw-a-long videos so you can learn how to draw some of his characters.  You can also share your drawings with him online if you want to (and your adults give you permission.)  Edinburgh Zoo have put some of their webcams online so you can watch the animals!  The Wind in the Willows West End production is currently being streamed here.  It is free to watch.

BBC iPlayer – Go to the ‘Family Favourites’ section.  The BBC are adding more content all of the time, including programmes you may not have seen and all of the amazing Science and Nature programmes we have sometimes used in school.  This includes the David Attenborough programmes!  If you are watching on an internet-connected TV, click on the monster-shaped ‘children’ button to access this.

Autumn 1 Topic - Burps, Bottoms and Bile. 


The children are enjoying this topic, as they have learnt all about our teeth, how to eat healthily and the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We are going to shortly move on to learning about digestion and how the inside of our bodies work! 


Here are some useful websites to visit:

Autumn 2- Mighty metals


During this topic the children completed a range of scientific investigations, including how to make a compass using water and a magnet! 


'Tribal Tales'

The children have been very interested to start this new topic that includes learning about The Stone Age, The Iron age and everything in between. In just the first week we have been creating timelines and have even created our own archaeological excavation on the school field. Towards the end of the half term we visited Celtic harmony, where we became members of willow tribe. Here we learnt how people made bread and how the bartered for different items. 

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles! Spring 2


During this half term the children have been learning what tectonic plates are and what they cause and what happened in Pompeii in 79AD.