Coppice Valley Primary School

Learners for Life

Sycamore Class Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 with Miss Newton and Mrs Chandler.

Home Learning Hub  If you have any problems logging onto Teams for your child's live lessons or accessing the follow up work on SeeSaw then please let school know.

Oak Academy National Classroom - Week commencing 01/03/21

Monday -      English                          Maths                            Religious Education

Tuesday -        English                           Maths                         Religious Education

Wednesday -  English                           Maths                         Religious Education

Thursday -      English                          Maths                          Religious Education

Friday -            English                           Maths                          Religious Education  

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Real PE - Lots of PE activities and skills to try at home.

This week's PE session

Numbots - Maths games

Times Table Rockstar - Times tables and rockstars!

Active Learn Primary - Phonics activities allocated to you and reading ebooks

Oxford Owl - Lots of free books and resources

Scratch - Online computer programming with lots of tutorials


If you have anything that you want to share with us (pictures, successes outside of school) then please email us on our class email;

Our class email has recently changed to the above so please make sure you send any emails to this new address.


We've been planning our approach to the children's learning and well-being from March 8th. Our plan can be summarised as Map, Master and Move On.
Mapwe find out what the children have learned since January, what has stuck and what needs re-teaching. We also map out their emotional and social needs and work on re-establishing relationships and behaviour expectations in the classroom.
Master - we consolidate the learning since January, making sure the foundations are solid. We make sure the children are settled back into school, secure in their relationships and are having their wellbeing needs met. We make sure behaviours, rules and routines are all back on track.
Move On - at this point, we crack on with new learning at a good, but sustainable, pace.

Here is our timetable for the rest of the Spring term.

Key Information

  • This half-term, PE will take place on Tuesday of Week 2 and Wednesday each week. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school on those days.
  • All children should wear uniform which is clearly named.
  • Please make sure that your child brings their own water bottle and a snack to school each day.
  • Please ensure your child brings a coat for outdoor play.
  • Drop-off is between 8:45-9:00 and pick-up is between 3:15-3:30 - please do not arrive before these times as gates may be locked.

Our topic for Spring Term: The Americas

Across the foundation subjects, we will work towards being able to answer key questions. Where appropriate, these questions will link to our learning umbrella of 'The Americas'. Our key questions this half-term are: 


What could have happened to the Mayan civilisation?

Why did Martin Luther King Jr need to make 'that' speech?


What are The Americas? (Watercolour landscapes - Randy Hale)



What impact is farming having on the South American rainforest? (plants, animals inc. humans and living things and their habitats)


What are the Americas? (Oceans/continents) (climate zones/equator)

Why is the ring of fire such a dangerous place? (volcanoes)

Why was the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 so devastating? (earthquakes)


Why was the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 so devastating? (construction - earthquake 'proof' buildings)


How varied is North American music?


Why are festivals important to religious communities?



How do you control a sprite? (computer science)

What is a network? (computer science)


Our book for this half term is The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who taught her to fly by Luis Sepulveda.

SPaG and Writing

Our key words for this half term are;













Year 3 - Maths

We will be looking at Time, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division this term.

We will be focussing on the 3x, 6x and 9x table this term.

Addition in Year 3

Subtraction (finding the difference) in Year 3

What is a 'fact family'? - Year 3

Sycamore Class Yearly Overview

Our teaching timetable for Sycamore Class




 Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things - CBeebies ...

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