Year 3


Suggested Summer Activities

Hi all,

With summer fast approaching, we are nearing the end to what has been a very different year in school. We have all learned how to learn in different ways and we have all learned lots of new skills. So, for being so resilient, brave and brilliant, you should be ever so proud of what you have all done over the past number of weeks. Remember, you are great learners and have so much new life experience to share as a result of the past couple of months we have not been in school. I can’t wait to hear all about it when we return to school.

In the meantime, here are some suggestions for learning to keep in touch with learning over the summer holidays. If you could keep in touch with times tables, spelling (high frequency spelling list and year 3 and 4 spelling list) and handwriting it would be beneficial. Remember we have signed you up to Prodigy Maths which is a great resource to keep maths skills on the boil. All pupil’s have login details which were sent home in the learning packs children received in when they came into school. If you need a password, please get in touch before Wednesday and I can get it to you.

high frequency words

Year 3 and 4 Statutory List

Maths at Home Times – Table games and Strategies


NRich maths resources online are producing some fun maths games to keep our brains ticking over during the summer. Here is a link to the website. Today (Monday 20th) is the first day!



Have a great summer everyone…….

Take care, stay safe and have fun!

Me Whitty

Free Fun Online Timestables Resource

Hi all,

I was doing a little research into times tables resources online and I came across this one. It’s called ‘Maths Chase’ and looks to be a fun way to learn and to test out our times tables knowledge.

In year 3 and year 4 there is a big focus on getting to grips with times tables, not just knowing them but to be able to recall them quickly. To support this over the summer months would be of enormous benefit  as we have discussed in class when introducing you to Prodigy Maths.

The link to the ‘Maths Chase’ website is below. It is free and does not require any sign up or login details. Have a look and see what you think. It looks to be a fun interactive tool to support your times tables learning.


I hope you are all safe and well.

Best wishes,

Mr Whitty

Mo Farah – Britain’s Most Decorated Athlete!

Hi all,

With Friday last being Britain’s Virtual Sports Day, we have a sports themed week her at Haytor View. Below please see a link to an activity pack inspired by one of our greatest athletes. There are a few different activities in the pack for you to explore and have fun with from reading to word searches to spelling.

Mo-Farah- Guided-Reading-Pack


The Andy Murray Tennis Challenge

Hi all,

As we hurtle towards the end of the Summer Term, it is the time of year where we usually have our school’s ‘Sports Day’. It is also the time of the year where we being to look at clubs for children to attend during the summer holidays. Active Devon and the School Games Organisers have teamed up with Andy Murray to present you with a challenge – ‘The Andy Murray 100 Volley Challenge’

Click on the link below for more….


Authorfy 10 Minute Challenge

HI all,

I hope you are enjoying your week so far. I cannot wait to see your creations of the mash up pets you invented. I understand that this will take time and will be more of a longer term project so take your time and have fun. Remember to upload them to the school website if you can as we would love to see them.

Today, if you could be thinking about your mash up pet and 10 facts that you could share with someone about it. These can be made up, invented or even taken from the two different animals you have used to create your pet. You can be as brave and wild as you wish. It is your creative genius at work, so have fun and start developing a character profile for your pet…


Have fun and stay safe..

Mr Whitty

Create your own ‘Mash Up Pet’ in 3D

Hi all,

During your week in school we invented and discussed our ‘Mash Up Pet’. Today using the mash-up you created, we would like you to design a 3-Dimensional (3D) version of your mash up pet using anything you can find. You may need to ask an adult to use recycling, stuff from the shed or even things from your garden. You can use anything you like including string, tape, glue to hold it together. If you have not already created a mash up pet, you can do so by copying and pasting the following link into an web browser or address bar at the top of your internet page.

10 Minute Challenges

Don’t forget to post pictures of your creation via the upload page on the school website! We would love to see what you have created.

Have fun and get creating….


Take care and stay safe

Mr Whitty


Week beginning Monday, 6th July – Activities for Year 3 and 4 Base 1

Hi Everybody,

What a week we had last week! We had learning, fun, smiles, laughter, friendship making, creative thinking and so much more!

Thank you to all of you who made last week so special. What you all brought to your day in school was amazing and a privilege to be part of.

For this week, I will be posting activities to do throughout the week that will be linked to the learning that we did in school.

For today, Monday, have some maths fun getting more familiar with Prodigy Maths. The login details are in the pack you received in school. Why not show your grown-ups at home or siblings what it is all about?

This week we welcome Year 3 and 4 Base 2 up into the Year 5 classroom for a week of learning and fun, just like you!

Have a great week.

Take care of yourselves and each other – Stay safe!

Mr Whitty


NRich Maths Games

Hi all,

This week in school, we have been introducing children to a series of new maths games. Here are some of the activities we have being learning about.

Please see the links below to access two of them. They are called ‘Strike it out’ and ‘Less is more’.

Strike it out:


Less is more:


Hope you have fun with these….


Mr Whitty

Week Beginning 29th June 2020 – Out of this World – Our Splendid Space

Week beginning 29th June 2020 – Out of this World – Our Splendid Space

This week we welcome back children from Year 3 and 4 Base 1 into school and next week we will welcome back Year 3 and 4 Base 2. We are very excited to welcome you all back into school albeit into the Year 5 classroom. If you remember, you all have had lessons in the Year 5 classroom before during Monday’s carousel of learning. I am sat writing this on my sofa with the biggest smile on face in anticipation of seeing all you marvellous learners again.

In the knowledge that you will be in school sometime over the next few weeks, we will be revisiting some learning in preparation for coming into school alongside some space themed activities.


The space themed learning pack will hopefully provide you with a range of activities to try out and to have some fun with. With the pack, scroll down through it to have a good look at all of the different activities. Please feel free to try the ones that you like the look of while not worrying about completing the ones you do not like the look of.

Finding the Range, Mean and Mode

How to Make a Balloon Rocket

Out of this World Our Splendid Space Activity Booklet


It would be really beneficial if you could have a go at or revisit again the vocabulary learning about the animal ‘mash up’.

Revisit English Vocabulary Learning:

Top Tip: Try to complete one part each day over three days. This will allow time to explore some of the space themed activities as well.

Part 1:

Watch the 10 minute challenge on Authorfy (https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ ), set by Sibeal Pounder (Author of Bad Mermaids and Witch Wars). In this challenge, Sibeal asks you to create your own animal mash-up and gives tips and advice on how you might do this.

Part 2:

Using your animal mash-up (or one you found and really liked online!) create a mind map of interesting words you could use to describe your mash-up pet.

Part 3:

Can you turn the descriptive words into sentences about your mash-up pet?

My examples are:

The squox peered out of his burrow, his pointed ears alert to any sounds.

Life was challenging for the squox, for she was regularly toppling over from the weight of her expansive head.



Week beginning 22nd June – Very Vibrant Vocabulary!

Very Vibrant Vocabulary

This week we are looking at vocabulary and are calling our week ‘Very Vibrant Vocabulary’. We are looking at vocabulary in fun, exciting and interesting ways. This will take in both vocabulary for writing and vocabulary for maths.

The week’s activities will take in a bit of reading, a bit of watching (a video clip), a bit of research and to top it all off, the best bit, your amazing thinking.  



English Vocabulary Learning:

Watch the 10 minute challenge on Authorfy (https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ ), set by Sibeal Pounder (Author of Bad Mermaids and Witch Wars). In this challenge, Sibeal asks you to create your own animal mash-up and gives tips and advice on how you might do this.

Maths Vocabulary Learning

To start off our maths ‘vocab’ week we thought it would be a good idea to spend some time investigating what different words mean in a mathematical context. Please see the attached maths word sorting activity.

Vocabulary Sorting Activity


English Vocabulary Learning

Using your animal mash-up from yesterday (or one you found and really liked online!) create a mind map of interesting words you could use to describe your mash-up pet.

Here is my example:

Maths Vocabulary Learning


An introduction to 2D shapes. A street performer challenges children to make different shapes. The performer starts with a square piece of paper and asks a child to turn it into another shape. He challenges the children to make triangles, smaller squares and a star. Have a look to familiarise yourself with some of the really common 2D shapes.


The link above will bring you to a video presentation with questions all about 3D shapes and the vocabulary associated with them. It can be found by going through the TOP MARKS website we are all familiar with.



English Vocabulary Learning

Can you turn yesterday’s descriptive words into sentences about your mash-up pet?

The squox peered out of his burrow, his pointed ears alert to any sounds.

Life was challenging for the squox, for she was regularly toppling over from the weight of her expansive head.


Maths Vocabulary Learning

Using the PowerPoint to guide you, can you think of different ways you might see or different ways you might see the four operations said or written in a word problem. The symbols can be represented by many different words. How many can you think of?

Maths Vocab Question


English Vocabulary Learning 

How can you describe the characteristic of your mash-up pet? Complete a new mind map showing the personality traits.

e.g. Friendly, affectionate, amiable, well disposed

Jumpy, springy, athletic


Maths Vocabulary Learning

Now that you have become familiar once again with the vocabulary to do with shape, let’s look at some more maths vocabulary. Here is a list of some more maths specific words for you to explore.

Parallel, Intersect, equilateral, difference, product, change, array, sequence, greater, compare, divisor, estimate, equivalent, scalene.

Use the template below to record your learning if it helps. In the template you will see three columns. The left column is to draw a picture to show your thinking, the middle column is where the word you are learning about goes and the right hand column is where you can write the meaning or definition of the word you are investigating.

Understanding Vocabulary Maths Template


English Vocabulary Learning

Can you create a poster about your mash-up pet? Or maybe a ‘David Attenborough’ style video where you pretend to be observing your mash-up pet in its natural habitat?


Maths Vocabulary Learning

As you have been learning lots of new ways to say different mathematical words, it might be fun to begin to write some fun word problems using the new mathematical words we have learned about.

So let’s take the number sentence, 16 + 7 = ?

We can make a number sentence up to represent it.

Sixteen add seven equals what? Now turn it into a word problem. We could say: If I had sixteen sweets and Jenny gave me seven more, how many would I have altogether?

More is a different way of saying add and altogether is a different way of saying equals. See how I have used different words which mean the same thing! You can do it too!

Can you write a word problem for the following number sentences?

6 + 6 = ?

74 – 32 = ?

6 X 4 = ?

35 ÷ 7 = ?

If you feel like you want to make up your own, please do so. It’s up to you.

Have a great week everyone.

Stay safe and take care.

Mr Whitty