St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 3


The last week of the summer term! I can't quite believe how quickly the year seems to have gone by crying  We had a fantastic start to our year and you all settled into the juniors so quickly with mature and sensible attitudes, your personalities shining through as Mrs Meek and I got to know you all. We loved having you in our class and look forward to welcoming you back to school in September and seeing you in your new class, year 4.  

Enjoy the summer holidays and well done for continuing to work so hard throughout a really challenging time.



Mrs Drane laugh and Mrs Meek laugh

Hello again Year 3,


I hope that you are all staying well and keeping busy. I can't believe how much the weather has now changed, so very windy and with lots of rain and even some hailstones, after all of that glorious sunshine.

I've added more work to the school website and to Purple Mash - it's great to read how many of you have been enjoying the chapter e-books, if you haven't sent an email yet, have a go and let me know how you've been getting on.laugh

Take care

Mrs Drane

Good Morning Year 3,


I hope that you and your families are keeping well and that you are still enjoying completing the Purple Mash activities as well as the work set on the school website.   

I am continuing to add more including some extra ideas for non-screen activities that you can enjoy. I'd love to hear how you get on with them - remember you can always send me an email on Purple Mash.

Have a lovely week.


Mrs Drane 


I hope that you have all had a good week and that you have got back into the routine of 'school work' without too many problems.

I am delighted to see that so many of you have been exploring and enjoying Purple Mash - I have particularly loved receiving and responding to the e-mails that many of you have sent me as this is a fabulous way for us to keep in touch.

A reminder that Oxford Owl allow you to access the reading scheme whilst schools are closed:

Keep checking our school website as well as Purple Mash for activities and new school work to complete.

Mrs Drane

Hello Everyone!

I can't believe that we are now in our final half term of the school year - time seems to have gone far too quickly. frown

I hope that you have managed to enjoy the glorious weather that we had over the half term break and that you are all suitably refreshed and ready to get back to school work. Please keep checking the website for new activities as well as Purple Mash - it has been fabulous to see how well some of you are engaging with it and I have particularly loved seeing your self portraits and receiving regular emails from you, which is enabling us to keep in touch during this unusual time.

Enjoy the week,

Keep safe

Mrs Drane

Good Morning Year 3,


I hope that you are all well and keeping yourselves busy!

I have had a wonderful start to my week as I have started to receive e-mails from some of you, using our new Purple Mash website. I'd love to know how you are all getting along - have a look under 2email and try to reply to the one that I have sent to you.

As well as setting work on the Purple Mash site, I am continuing to add new work to our class page regularly, so please keep checking and working through the tasks.


Keep safe

Mrs Drane laugh

Hello again Year 3!

I can't believe how quickly another week has passed. I hope that you are all keeping safe and well and that you managed to enjoy some V.E. Day related activities over the Bank Holiday weekend along with the glorious sunshine. 

An idea for you today...

Grandparents and other relatives are really missing you right now. If your parents agree, today's task for you is to make a picture, or a card, or write a letter and then post it to a relative who doesn't live with you. Think about how they might be feeling and try to cheer them up with something in the post that shows that you're thinking about them and that you're o.k.  

Thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you again when it is safe to do so. 

Mrs Dranesmiley

VE Day activities

Hello Year 3, 


I hope that you are all staying well.

It was really lovely to speak to so many of you and your parents, on the telephone last week; I hope that you are remembering to look out for your letters which should be arriving soon. I have added some guidance on how write a letter on our class work pages below. 

You will also be receiving some information about logging on to a new website called Purple Mash - lots of schools use this and it will allow us as teachers, to have more of an opportunity to interact with you.

Please keep safe - we look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon.

Mrs Drane and Mrs Meek

Dear parents and children,

I do hope that you are all keeping well and that you managed to enjoy the Easter break together.

Today marks the first day of the summer term and I have added some more work, activities and challenges to keep you engaged and busy. 

Thinking of you all - please keep safe.

Mrs Drane

Dear Parents and Children,


The resources and activities below are in addition to The Home Learning packs provided for each child; I will continue to add more on a regular basis.

Please stay safe and well.

Kind Regards

Mrs Drane

Home Learning Tips

Free Educational Websites

Maths and English Pack

Free English KS2 Websites

How to NOT go to School

Grammar - Prepositions

A preposition is a word that tells us the position of one thing in relation to another.

The words below in bold are prepositions:

The alien had two curly horns on its head. Between its eyes it had a pointed nose. It also had a large mouth with sharp teeth under its nose.



Prepositions Activity

Improving Key Reading Skills


An inference is an idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning. An inference is an educated guess. We learn about some things by experiencing them first-hand, but we gain other knowledge by inference - the process of inferring things based on what is already known.  

Reading - Inference

Writing activities week 3 - The Gorilla

Talk for Writing Home Activity Pack

Talk for Writing Stone Trolls

Images to Inspire Writing

Free Maths Websites


Maths Deepening Understanding Set 1

Maths Money - Code Crackers

Maths Statistics - Code Crackers

More maths games and activities

Times Tables Games

Ultimate Times Tables Tests

STEM activities

Mathematical Puzzles and Problems

Daily Art Challenges

These are uncertain times for us all and to help build resilience and reduce tensions that might arise during these challenging times, the British Red Cross has provided a range of activities suitable for primary school learners.

Premier Sports Activity Pack

Brain Break Activities


Keep Fit at Home

Wow Active Challenge Cards

Virtual Tours and Trips

Pop Art Part 1

Crafts - make an owl from a tube

30 Day Life Skill Challenge

30 Day Art/DT challenge