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Hawthorn Primary School


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Inspire, Challenge, Achieve

Year 3

Moving On Up!

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Hi Year 3, hopefully you will all have received a phone call from Mrs. Gore letting you know who your new teachers will be next year. Miss Boulton and I have put together a video to show you your new classroom. Lots of adults have been working very hard to make sure that you will have a lovely learning environment. Please watch the video so you can find out more......

Welcome Back

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Come and see how the school has changed since you were last here.
Mrs Abraham would like to show you how the school has changed.

Count on me

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Hello Children

Please learn to sing and sign this song. When you have learnt it please send your teacher a video of you singing and signing.

Mrs Secrett

Look at these book suggestions and then try out some of these activities

For up to date home learning activities, during the Coronavirus lockdown, please take a look on the Parents section of the drop down menu.

Aliens LOVE Shepherd's Pie!

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Babies are from Mars

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Mind Control

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Weird Alien Language

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A Vip Guest

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We need to move school!

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Story Time with Miss Harvey

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Please Mrs Butler

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4th May-10th May









A message for a very special girl who has just turned 8. Watch the video to find out who it is!!!

Come on Year 3, Year 4 are beating us!

New challenges

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Take 2 for our NHS Heroes

Here are the Music Service teachers playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow! I hope you enjoy listening to all of the different instruments as they play together.

The Book of Hopes


  • The Book of Hopes is a completely free collection of short stories, poems and pictures.
  • The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals. 
  • Over 100 children’s writers have contributed including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson.


Please follow the link above to read the book - there are some great stories and poems. You will also find a link to some activities which can be carried out after reading some of the stories & poems.










Children who have completed a quiz this week!!!!








How to Read Articles and Take Quizzes


1. Login to Accelerated Reader


2. On the Home page, Select Accelerated Reader Articles 


2. Search for an article by entering a word in the search field and then press enter. 



3. Choose an article with the correct ATOS BL.


4. When the article open s read through it carefully.



5. When you have finished, at the bottom of the page, select Finish. Select Finish again in the message that opens.



6.On the next page, select Take Quiz.









How to Read Articles and Take Quizzes



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Battle is on!

Story Time with Mrs Secrett

Mr Jelly

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Hawthorn loves to sing at home









Captain Thomas Moore, known as Captain Tom... An Inspiration to us all! Please see ‘Latest News’ for our whole school Home Learning Project.

Well being activity

Please download this well being activity and complete with your child. 

Monday 20th April


We have been teaching children essential skills such as: listening, team work & being creative as part of their learning and our link, Skills Builder, has now provided a home learning link so that you can continue with some of the activities at home. 


Select the skill that you'd like to practise and then select the step for the year group that your child is in - Year 3 children should access step 3.

CHALLENGE TIME- YOu have till 5pm on Sunday night to beat me!!!!


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Send a message to Mrs Badhan

I cant wait to hear from you Year 3!

!!!Email from Ikjot!!!

Happy Easter Shout out!

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Decorated Eggs By Year 3

Happy Easter

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Challenge Time

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James Watt Project

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Absolute Genius | James Watt | S1E7

Here is is a video that will help you with your project.

James Watt Project

Tips for Parents

*Update 26th March*

Free eBooks

Use the link below to access loads of free ebooks for you to read. 

When you have selected a book you would like to read click on to the i (for information) and it will give you some details about the book, then click on to the next i and it will tell you the AR range.


This link lets you check if your choice has an AR quiz.


This link takes you to AR so that you can do the quiz.


Happy reading.

Children have been sent home with learning folders which contain several activities and passwords.


Alongside this, attached is a comprehensive list of different activities the children can complete to help with the teaching of core and foundation curriculum. To make it much simpler, we have attached hyperlinks to websites and recommended work to save you finding activities to match the area of learning.


We do expect that children will complete educational activities daily from either the folder or recommended learning. This is to ensure that during this period, children continue to develop a love of learning and do not regress in their progress.

As always, thank you for your support and dedication to your child's learning. 


Mrs Badhan, Miss Wood, Mrs Secrett and Mr Davies 


Learning from Home

Year Groups: Y3

Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) plus TT Rockstars.

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

  • Working on Times Table Rockstars. Log ins are in home learning folder. Practise times tables on studio play and play the battle… will Year 3 or Year 2 win?!


  • Maths worksheets - in home learning folder.


If maths work completed;

  • Mathletics – Log ins are in home learning folder.
  • White Rose Maths is the scheme used at school –There is now a home learning section.


  • Ask your child to read a chapter from their home reading book or a book that they have borrowed from the library.
  • Following this, ask your child to summarise the events from the chapter. They could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in their own creative way.
  • Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.
  • Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.


Please ensure your children are being encouraged to read and still being listened to.


If children have no reading books:

World Book Online:

Free membership with over 3,000 free downloadable e-books and audiobooks!


Free & Original Stories for Kids

Free stories to read together.

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

  • Encourage your child to practise the Year 3/4 common Exception Words (see list attached separately).
  • Then ask your child to choose 5 Common Exception words. They can then write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.
  • Your child can create a vocabulary bank about their family. They may want to use this for some of their writing tasks this week.


  • Ask your child to write a diary entry/newspaper report summarising the events from the day. They can write this from their own perspective.
  • Examples of different texts for children to work from.
  • What makes your family different to other families? What makes them the same? Ask your child to write a poem about their family, they may even want to perform it too…
  • Story task:  Ask your child to design a setting for a story genre of their choice. They can think about any settings that they have encountered in stories before. They must then write a short description including expanded noun phrases.
  • New image every day on Pobble 365 for story ideas.
  • Encourage children to write daily stories/can they write a series?!
  • Get children to edit their work for vocabulary, spellings, punctuation and the Year 3 grammar.

Wider Curriculum – Shine a light on Birmingham    




  • Design, draw and label a shadow puppet of an animal. Remember to think about the outline and shape your puppet will make.  





  • There is also some comprehension about James Watt  (see list attached separately).






  • Look at paintings by Klimt, Monet and Sisley of trees online.


  • Children can then draw and crayon a picture "in the style of" their chosen artist.


  • They can also make some sketches from observations of trees and paint them if they have access to paint.


  • Drawing spring flowers could be another activity.

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access.

Thank you for your support and dedication to your child’s learning.


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Day two of my 9am daily workouts

P.E with Joe / Monday 23rd March 2020

Day one of my 9am daily workouts


Dear Parents


It was great to see so many of you at our information session about how to help your child with Accelerated Reader, Mathletics and Rock Stars.  Here are the PowerPoint presentations from the meeting just in case you need a reminder about how to access anything of the things that we talked about.


Good luck!



Our Christmas concert is approaching!! Here are the songs we will be performing in Year 3. 

Behind Every Door

Behind every door,
There's a picture you want to know.
Behind every door,
There's a story you'll want to show.
It could be shepherds in the night,
A shining star, a guiding light.
A precious manger where a baby has been born.


It's Christmas time, so remember the reason,
That Christmas time is more than just a season,
It's a wonderful time of year.


Behind every door,
There's a secret that you can learn.
Behind every door,
There's a journey, just take your turn.
It could be wise men from afar,
A humble donkey travelled far,
A lowly stable where a baby has been born.


It's Christmas time, so remember the reason, 
That Christmas time is more than just a season, 
It's a wonderful time of year.


It's a wonderful time of year (It's Christmas) (x3)
It's a wonderful time of year (It's Christmas)
It's a wonderful time of year.

Sheperds' Song

Come with us, come and celebrate.
Hurry on down, don’t wanna be late.
Oh, oh, get up and go.


Angel choir singing “don’t be afraid,
We bring good news of the birth of a babe”.
Oh, oh, get up and go.


Leave the fields; go to Bethlehem:
We’ll never see such a day again.


Oh, oh, get up and go, get up and go.
Oh, oh, get up and go, get up and go.


Peace on earth, goodwill to all.
A saviour’s born in a manger stall.
Oh, oh, get up and go.


He’s chosen us, calls the weak and poor
To see God’s glory here through heaven’s door.
Oh, oh, get up and go.


Leave the fields; go to Bethlehem:
We’ll never see such a day again.


Oh, oh, get up and go, get up and go.
Oh, oh, get up and go, get up and go.




Oh, oh, get up and go, get up and go,
Oh, oh, get up and go, get up and go. 

In English today we have been orally reciting and text mapping an information text about the Egyptian God Horus. 


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Times Table Rock Stars


Year 3 are loving Times tables Rock Stars.

Here is how you can log in at home.

Remember you can find login details at the back of reading records. 

Our Journey with The Country Trust. 


We are very excited about sharing our journey of food discovery with you. Throughout the year we will be growing, cooking and learning all about where food comes from. At the end of the year, you will have the opportunity to visit our farmer's market so that you can buy some of the lovely food that we have grown - all of the profits will go towards an end of year FEAST!!

Have a look at the power point below for a sneak preview of some of the things which we will experience during the year.

Welcome to Year 3


Our teachers are Mrs Badhan and Mrs Secrett, and our teaching assistant is Mr Davies. We are supported by Miss Wood, our Hearing Resource Base teacher and Mrs Todd is our Hearing Resource Base teaching assistant. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with lots of opportunities for learning and growing togther.


Our areas of learning for the year are all theme based. Autumn Term is 'A River Runs Through It', with an emphasis on the River Nile in Egypt. Spring Term is 'Rule Britannia', focusing on the Roman influences on Britain, and finally in Summer Term, we will focus on rocks and Stone Age Man in our topic 'Meet the Flintstones'.


Learning doesn't stop when we leave the classroom. All children in Year 3 will be expected to take their learning home and develop their learning journey further. This will then be share with the rest of the class, allowing our pupils to take on the role of teacher. We hope to share some of this home learning with you in the future.


Remember Year 3, you will need to make sure you are always ready to learn. P.E kits will be needed every week on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Reading books will also be expected in every day and spellings on a weekly basis.


For all of you who are interested in seeing what we will be covering this term, please see the theme overview attached below.