Sir John Lillie

Primary School

Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning

Year 3

Google Classroom Guide

Video created for parents to help introduce Google Classroom

Goodbye 3B

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Congratulations you’ve finished Year 3! Sadly, that means I won’t be your teacher anymore but I know you’ll have a wonderful time in Year 4. Have a wonderful summer break. Goodbye, I’ll miss you!

Happy Summer

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Ways you can read books over the summer:


Puffin Books -
Get Epic Books -
E-books -

Oxford Owl Books -

Have you filled a Bucket today? - Book we shared in class-

3J's New Teacher

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Who will your new teacher be?

3B’s new teacher

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Who could it be?

Sock Olympics Demonstration Video

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A quick note from Miss Jarmson: I will be doing my usual weekly message and book review at the end of this week (Friday) instead of Monday as we have this video today. Hope you don't mind the airplane noise at the end!

Jump in Your Socks

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Week 14 (13.07.2020 - 17.07.2020)

Daily Message: Friday 17th July 2020


Hello Year 3 (for the very last time),


CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve finished Year 3 and lower school!

Don’t forget to have a look at the new teacher videos to be introduced to your Year 4 teachers, if you haven’t already.


Today we have a D&T task to celebrate both the end of The Sock Olympics Project and more importantly The End of Year 3. This task will hopefully let you reflect on and celebrate all your successes this year. We'd love to see how you get on with this task send us an email at smiley. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email either.


Finaaly, we’re recorded some video message to say goodbye and celebrate the end of the school year. Miss Jarmson will miss you all over the holidays and Miss Brook will miss you very much as she is leaving this year.


Hope you have a lovely summer break.


Monday 13th July 

Tuesday 14th July 

Wednesday 15th 

Thursday 16th July 

Friday 17th July 


  • Sock Throw
  • Sock Bowling



History Challenge


  • Backward Sock Throw
  • Sock Jump


English Challenge


  • One-Handed Sock Catch
  • Rainbow Sock Throw

Maths Challenge


  • Sock Basketball
  • Jump In Your Socks



Art Challenge


Celebrate with your Olympic Medal



DT Challenge


Yesterday, we have recorded the FINAL chapters of Billionaire Boy. What did you think?

Chapter 25:

Chapter 26:


Missing you all,

Miss Brook and Miss Jarmson

All About the Olympics

Sock Rainbow

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The look on Miss Brook’s face is the look of concentration (this one is takes a lot of hand-eye coordination)

Sock Jump

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Sock Bowling

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Miss Brook’s video message

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Hello Year 3,


Welcome to our new Home Learning page where you will find your learning whilst school is closed.


We have organised each task into hot, spicy and extra spicy. Have a go at choosing the option that you think will be best for you. If you are not sure which option is right for you then first try spicy. If spicy is too challenging then you can try hot or if spicy is too easy then try extra spicy. You only need to do one of the hot, spicy or extra spicy options.


What age can my child start social networking?


As a parent it’s important you know that all social networking platforms (or social networking apps, if on a smartphone) have age limits. Some social networks use technologies that might not be right for some ages, or engage with communities that are made up of people much older than your child.



For more advice and information visit or

Video message (6.07.2020)

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Vocabulary words

Video Message (06.07.2020)

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Cressida's Creativity Summer Camp

Fun activities that you can take part in this week! Get tips from real authors like Michael Morpurgo or Chris Riddell on how to write stories or illustrate books. Learn how to write poetry with Joseph Coelho! Share stories with children from around the world.

Note - this is an extra activity you can take part in THIS WEEK if you wish.

Add and Subtract Mass

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Comparing Mass

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Measuring Mass

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Video Message (29.06.2020)

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Video Message (29.06.2020)

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Ruby's Worry

What do Henri Matisse's Collages Mean?

Explore the world of the artist Henri Matisse and his cut-outs with Tate Kids

Scaling - Multiplication and Division Problem Solving

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Divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number

What a Wonderful World Shadow Puppet

Scaling - Multiplication and division problem solving

Video Message (22.06.2020)

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A vocabulary video to help with today's English task.

Video 22.06.2020

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Charlie Changes into a Chicken | Chapters 1-3

Click where it says 1/8 or follow this link to listen to the rest:

Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit Column Multiplication

Shadow Puppetry Tutorial

Learn some new crafty skills with our Shadow Puppetry Tutorial Video courtesy of TongueTied Theatre and Telling Tales.

Jean Michel Basquiat Art Project - How to Step by Step directions

Video Message (15.06.2020)

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Miss Brook’s video message letting you know about a few new things we are adding to the home learning page.

15.06.2020 Video Message

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Varjak Paw

To read the other chapters click the panel with the three lines or that says 1/36 or follow the link to youtube -

Multiply and divide by 3

Multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8

Yayoi Kusama - Tate

Here is a video to find out more about this week’s artist.

Video Message (08.06.2020)

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Miss Brook's vocabulary video. This week I've focused on words to describe settings. This will help you with your free write on Monday especially, as I've hand picked words specifically for the picture prompts. However these words are good to have in your vocabulary and to use in all your writing.

08.06.2020 Video Message

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Try chapter 1 of my next book review choice, Planet Omar Unexpected Super Spy. If you like it you can borrow it in school once it's safer. Or listen to the full book of Iron Man by Ted Hughes. If neither of those books interest you then scroll to the bottom of the page for links to other books.

Planet Omar Unexpected Super Spy by Zanib Mian - Chapter 1

Try out the first chapter of Miss Jarmson's weekly book. If you like it then you can read the whole thing when it's safe enough to return to school/

The Iron Man - Chapter 1 by Ted Hughes

You can read the other chapters by clicking the top right-hand corner where it says 1/5 and choosing the next chapter. Or you can visit youtube at:


Poetry Recommendations


Welcome to the new Poetry Recommendations section of our home learning page. Below you will find all of the Poem of the Day poems from Poetry Week, lots of recommended poetry book youtube videos and some websites where you can listen to lots of different kind of poems!



Poetry Archive - Listen to the world's best poetry read out loud


Poetry Foundation - Watch lots of fantastic poetry videos  


Kids Poetry Club - Find lots of lovely illustrated poems

Poetry Performance

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Two Languages | POEM | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Teacher Simone Goward reads Thinker!

This poetry book is really special because if you read the poems altogether it forms a narrative story. We read and really enjoyed these poems in 3J so it could be good to listen again or to listen for the first time if you are in 3B.

Matt Goodfellow reads from Bright Bursts of Colour

Lots of interesting poems on many different topics.

A Great Big Cuddle | POEM | | Compilation | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

More poems from Michael Rosen. This video has lots of different poems, one after another.

Ready Steady Mo - Read Aloud Bedtime Story - British Accent

We read this book in assembly with Miss Holder earlier this year. It's not necessarily a poetry book but when I listened to it I was reminded of a poem.

How to perform poetry - Joseph Coelho

Poetry Week - Poem of the Day 

Friday 5th June 2020


By Beverly F. Walker

Every drop of kindness
That you give away,
Returns to you to bless your life one day!

Poetry Week - Poem of the Day 

Thursday 4th June 2020

By Kate Buxbaum-Prado

Kindness planted in the soil,
Of another with a need...
Will one day blossom back to you,
A product of this spirit seed!

Poetry Week - Poem of the Day 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

By Unknown

It doesn't matter who you are,
Or what you have, or do
If you give your very best
The best
returns to you.
A law of compensation works,
We get just what we earn.
If we love others with our hearts,
We get love in return.
The little things we sometimes do
For others day by day
Return quite unexpectedly

In some peculiar way.

Poetry Week - Poem of the Day 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

In Kindness
By Anne Marie Cline

Kindness speaks the words,
Your heart could never speak.
Your wings hold me up,
And give me strength when I am weak.
The warmth of your protection,
Brings music to my heart.
You open up the doors,
You show me where to start.

Poetry Week - Poem of the Day 

Monday 1st June 2020


The Little Things
By Margaret Lindsey

The little things are most worthwhile
A quiet word, a look, a smile,
A listening ear that's quick to share
Another's thoughts, another's care...
Though sometimes they may seem quite small,
These little things mean most of all.

Video Message (01.06.2020)

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Miss Brook's vocabulary video message

01.06.2020 Video Message

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The next book for my book review will be Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen. You can listen to lots of the poems from this book on Youtube. To listen to the poems use the link or watch the Youtube video.

The Boy Who Grew Dragons - Year 3 Shared Reading Suggestion

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The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

A suggestions for some reading that Year 3 can share just like we would at the end of the day when we were at school. The author of this book, Andy Shepherd has read the whole book aloud and posted the videos to Youtube. That means Year 3 can do some shared reading together and share this book even while we are not at school. Isn't that special?


You can listen to this book during half term, after half term as part of your home learning or whenever you have time. I won't give away any spoilers in my book review so you can fit the book in whatever way works for you! You can listen to the book in big chunks or chapter by chapter. Each chapter lasts about 5-10 minutes so perhaps you could listen to one chapter a day. Whatever works for you!


Follow this link to listen to the book:

The Boy Who Grew Dragons Readalong - Introduction with Andy Shepherd

End of Week 7 Video Message (22.05.2020)

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Here is the link for the free resources:

22.05.2020 Video

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This week, I have added my weekly video message early (on Friday) because it's half term next week so we won't be doing any home learning challenges. Don't worry, we'll be back with our home learning as usual on June 1st. For you keen beans, I'll be making a bonus video to read a quick extract of the book on Monday (25.06.2020) so there will still be a Monday message as usual.
The Boy Who Grew Dragons Book:

18.05.2020 Weekly Message

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Video Message (18.05.2020)

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11.05.2020 Video Message

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Send us an email at :)

Video for week 6 (11.05.2020)

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Hi Year 3, here is my weekly update for you all. We'd love to hear from you so email us at with any messages, questions or pictures of your home learning! If you have any book recommendations we'd love to see those as well. Love, Miss Jarmson

Video Message (1.05.2020)

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Hello Year 3 the email address to contact us is We look forward to hearing from you. Missing you all lots and lots. P.s Did you notice the cunning Roald Dahl character is in the painting on the wall in the video? Who is it?

Hello Year 3 (24.04.2020)

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Let Janet and us know that you’ve seen this video (so Year 3 can win the competition) by emailing Include a message letting us know how you’re getting on too as we’d love to hear from you.


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Hope you're all doing ok Year 3! We miss you so much and hope you're keeping safe and sound at home. If you see our message today then don't forget to email us to let us know at - we'd love to know how you're all getting on!
Love, Miss Jarmson

Summer Term



Spring Break Project

Victory Day in Europe


Victory Day marks the end of World War II in Europe, have a go at the quiz below and see how many questions you can get right!


Victory Day in Europe Quiz


We have also included some templates down below for your bunting flag. Don't worry if you don't have a printer because you can draw your own on a piece of paper. That's what we will be doing.

VE Day Challenge

SJL Masterchef Challenge


Science Plant Investigation

Miss Jarmson has taken home the plants from our science investigation so we can continue to investigate how much water our pea plants need. Miss Jarmson will post a picture every few days for you to observe from home. Use your observation skills to check if your predictions were correct! Can you tell someone what you have observed?


Aim: To investigate how much water pea plants need


1. Add 0 ml of water to Plant 1 each day.

2. Add 25 ml of water (moderate amount) to Plant 2 each day.

3. Add 100 ml of water (large amount) to Plant 3 each day.

4. Wait, observe the results and measure the plant growth with a ruler each day.


Final results - 21.04.2020 - Day 41

Which plant has grown most effectively (the best)? Why do you think this is?

Why has plant 1 not grown at all?

What has happened to plant 3? Why do you think this is?


Day 35- 15/04/2020 


01/04/2020 - 21 days after planting

How tall are the plants now? Which plant is thriving?


26/03/2020 – 15 days after planting

(virtual ruler done to scale to match real life measurements)

Daily Diary Project


The 2020 coronavirus outbreak is a very big historical event so one thing we suggest that you can do during this time is to write a daily diary. This can help you to notice how you are feeling. Perhaps, it is also something you might want to look back on when you are older. Why not try writing a few sentences every day? You can write as much or as little as you want. If you are not sure what to write then you can explain what you did today, write how you are feeling and write something positive to help keep your spirits up. Remember to add the date each day! 


Miss Jarmson has added an example of her day yesterday to give you an idea. 




This Live Lesson will help your child to think and work like a scientist, with a focus on taste, nutrition, and the energy that food provides.

Drawing Lessons

We’ve found some really fun videos by Ed Vere that teach you how some of his amazing characters. He’ll be uploading new videos every Wednesday and Friday at 10am, whilst schools schools are closed due to Coronavirus. So far his has two videos teaching you how to draw Leonard the Lion and Mr Big the Gorilla. Miss Brook had a go at drawing them (have a look below). Why don’t you have a go?