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Love, Live and Learn

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Mrs Carter 

September 2021


Welcome Back everyone.

It has been so lovely to meet al of our new Year 3 children.

They have already settled in well and are working hard.


Each child has brought a book mark home with them. On this book mark are all of the usernames and passwords they need to access learning online. They all have a Seesaw account they can access which has all of their learning for each day on. If they are ever absent, then they can use Seesaw to catch up with anything they have missed. Seesaw is also the place to catch any messages and our Homework Menus are on there too.

The children also have usernames and passwords for Pixl Vocab app and Pixl Mental Maths app as well as for either Reading Eggs or Reading Plus.  


Each week, your child will have a list of spellings they need to learn - these will be found on Seesaw. These will be tested the following week.

They will also need to learn their times tables and will be tested on these on a weekly basis.


Currently PE is on Friday afternoons. Children can wear their PE kit / tracksuit on this day as well as on a Wednesday when it is Work Out Wednesday.

Autumn 1 Homework Menu

Home Learning Information


To support home learning, we can utilise various online and offline platforms. Your teacher will set assignments and activities via Seesaw, Reading Plus, IXL, Pixl and CGP books.



Seesaw is the main point of contact for teachers setting and assessing children’s work at home. Seesaw works on every device type including Chromebooks, computers, iOS devices, Android devices as well as Kindle devices! Your child is familiar with using Seesaw in class on a regular basis.

How to download Seesaw

iOS: Download Seesaw Class iPhone/iPad app

Android: Download Seesaw Class app

Chromebooks & Computers: Sign in on Seesaw Website (Chrome or Firefox)

Kindle Fire: Download Seesaw Class app

How to access your Seesaw class

Step 1: Open the Seesaw Class app on iOS or Android. Or go to on any computer in Chrome or Firefox browser.

Step 2: Choose I’m a Student    

Step 3: Enter your home learning code. Your home learning code will be provided on a separate letter and must be kept safe. Never share you code with anyone.


Reading Plus

Our school is using the Reading Plus program to help your child become a better reader. Reading Plus helps students develop the skills they need to be proficient readers and lifelong learners.

How to log in:

Step 1: Go to

Step 3: Enter Site Code: rpourla5

Step 4: Type Username and Password


Pixl Apps

Pixl Apps support children in developing basic numeracy and literacy skills in a fun and engaging way.

Times Tables App:

Vocab App:


Geography Week celebration

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The children have made some videos explaining some of the things we have learned during our Geography topic of ‘Does the Earth Shake, Rattle and Roll?’

Geography week celebration

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Welcome back everyone, to the Summer Term.

It has been lovely to see so many of you completing your work on Seesaw and being able to keep in touch. 

I love getting your messages, seeing your work and all of your photos! Keep them coming - that way we can keep in touch!


Sadly, our IXL free trial has come to an end and I am trying to start another free trial. As soon as I have set it up I will let you know through Seesaw what your new username and password will be.


Our first week back sees us completing work for Geography week. As usual I am very excited to teach our topic weeks and this week is no exception! Details of our Geography Topic week are below.


Every day, on Seesaw, you will have an English lesson, a Maths lesson and either a Science, RE, Geography (during Geography week), History (during History week), Art, Jigsaw, Computing or music lesson for you to complete. Please try and log on to Seesaw everyday (Monday to Friday) to keep up with your learning.

If you are having trouble logging onto Seesaw (everyone was given a unique code /QR code before school closed with your CGP book pack), ring school who will get a message to me and I'll send you your code as soon as I can.


In the mean time, you do have your CGP books you can work through. I would recommend just 2 pages a day of the Maths and the Grammar book (make sure you read the information box at the top of the page before you complete the work as this will help you.) and one comprehension (double page spread) each week. You also have Reading Plus, Sumdog, Pixl TT and Pixl Vocap you can go on every day.


In addition to this, I have given you (via Seesaw) a username and password you can use to go on Discovery Education. This is a fabulous tool you can use to add to your learning as there are videos, games, quizzes and activities you can complete for all areas of the curriculum.


As if all of this isn't enough to be getting on with, the BBC has launched its own home learning service! Link below.

You can log onto this anytime and complete any lessons you like! (I will be using some of these activities too).


Finally, don't forget that there are lots of fun things you can be doing at home which you don't realise helps with your learning! 

Here are just a few ideas:- 

  • Playing board games with your family help with learning maths and English skills.
  • Baking and helping make meals.
  • Going for your daily walk - identifying things around you / chanting your tables in rhythm as you walk / making up stories from the things you see as you walk / making up calculations with the numbers on doors.
  • Watching the Discovery Channel and documentaries on other channels / YouTube - it's amazing what you could find out!
  •  Recording yourself reading your favourite story, poem, book and sending a copy to me!
  • Find word games Apps like Word Cookies, Word Farm etc (these are great for improving vocabulary and spelling).
  • Complete word searches (you can find some online to print out, there are Word search Apps your can get, or even buy a book the next time you go for your shopping, you can even make your own up for others to complete)
  • Complete some jigsaws - if you haven't got any there are apps for these too!


(I'll keep adding ideas as I think of them, but if you have any you can share, message me on Seesaw and I'll add those too).


So, lots to be getting on with!

Please keep sending in your work and messaging me on Seesaw so I can see how you are all getting on.

I do miss you all but I hope you are having fun and enjoying the precious time you have with your family.


Keep looking on our school Facebook page for information updates, extra ideas and learning opportunities. 


Keep in touch & see you all soon

Mrs Carter 


Geography Week - 21.04.2020 - 24.04.2020


This week, we are looking at the topic of the sea side.

Our topic title is 'Do you like to be beside the seaside?'


Each day on Seesaw there will be an activity linked to our topic for you to complete.

If you are struggling to get on Seesaw for any reason or you would like to do some extra work on the topic you can do the following.


Research our local beaches (e.g. Crosby, Southport, Formby etc). Using the research, you can create a poster, leaflet, booklet etc to present what you have found out.


You could then research another beach in a different location, e.g. Dorset / Cornwall / Devon and compare it to one of the previously researched beaches. How are they the same? How are they different?


You could draw pictures / copy and paste photos / draw maps … anything!

Most of all, enjoy and have fun finding out all about the many different beaches and seaside locations around our beautiful country. 

Spring 2020

Homework Menu Summer 1

Medium Term Topic Map Spring

Homework Menu Spring 2 (February / March)
Homework Menu January 2020

Autumn 2019

Our immersive classroom. Welcome to the Stone Age!