Year 3LF: Blog items

Reading Challenge

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 1:31pm

Last week we reached an impressive 1189 minutes on Lexia and earned 5 certificates. I'm so impressed with this dedication now let's see if we can get even more children using Lexia, reach even more minutes and earn more certificates.

I sent out most of the certificates last week but there are still a couple that still need to be sent out. Please remember to email us if you earn a certificate so I can send it out. so I can send it to you.

Wellbeing challenge number 11

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 11:16am

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and made the most of the lovely warm weather (I think it might be the last hot sun for a while although it seems nice so far this morning!)

Today's challenge is to do something that I have just discovered myself although my husband has been nagging me to do it for a while - Listen to a podcast.

A podcast is a bit like a radio show that you can download to your tablet, phone or laptop and listen to either while you relax or while you go for a walk. Some include music, some are educational, some entertain you and some are just good for helping you relax. You can listen to them with others or by yourself if you need a bit of me time.

This weekend I have been listening to one called Sounds of the 90s by Fearne Cotton that includes lot of music from the 90s as well as intervews with 90s pop stars. I've been listening to it while I go on my hour long walks every day and I think some of the teachers may also enjoy it!

Here are some podcasts I've found that I think you might all like, the links are under each description:

But Why: A pocast for curious kids
A podcast answering lots of questions that you may find interesting!

10 - 15 minute stories (mostly for little ones)

What if world 
With wacky episode titles such as "What if Legos were alive?" and "What if sharks had legs?," this series takes ridiculous "what if" questions submitted by young listeners and turns them into a new story every two weeks.

Noodle Loaf
A delightful offering from a music education specialist and his co-host daughter will get kids of all ages singing, rhyming, moving, and engaging in all kinds of musical games. The segments, games, and songs are so silly and upbeat that the whole family will enjoy participating. Little listeners can even add their voice to the theme song in the podcast's electronically compiled kid's choir!

Be Calm on Ahway Island
Includes soothing stories and mindulness techniques

History Storytime
Fun, educational and music re-telling of historical events

I hope you enjoy listening to some of these, please let us know about any that you particularly enjoy!

Mrs Glover

Monday 27th April :)

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 10:01am

Good morning Year 3, 

Hopefully the sun comes out soon! We don't like this weather :( 

On the other hand, we are SO impressed with all of the work that you have been sending to our email. It has made us so happy to see what you have been up to, please continue to do so! 


Let's get to it!

Sentence of the day

suddenly, rain started pourin_ down so fast? The sun had been owt all day and then the rain came. That ment one thing… a rainbow! It was butiful and so colerful. There were so many different colours, I couldent believe my eyes!

Errors in green:

- Pouring needs a ‘g’ on the end of ing

-Out is spelt incorrectly

-Different needs another e – diff – er - ent

-Couldn’t is spelt incorrectly. (Could+not) It uses an apostrophe for omission as it omits the ‘o’ vowel from the word not and replaces with an apostrophe.

5 unmarked errors.

Send your completed sentences of the day to the email above. We will post the corrected sentence tomorrow morning. 


Fluent in 5 – Focus on unit fractions

1/3 of 12                                              1/8 of 32

1/4 of 44                                              1/10 of 90

Remember, to find a unit fraction you do the whole number divided by the denominator (bottom half of the fraction). E.g. 1/5 of 20           20 (whole number) ÷ 5 (denominator) = 4


Connected Curriculum

Our topic this term is ‘Can I grow lettuce on a mountain summit?’ where we look into rivers, mountains and plants.

Today you are going to be doing a KWL grid on mountains like we do in school before the start of any topic. Get a piece of paper: Draw a table like this.

What I know already

What I would like to know

What I know now






Fill out the what you already know section and the what you would like to know about mountains.

Once you have done all of that, watch this BBC bitesize video about mountains,

Read all of the information below the video, then there is a quiz at the bottom. Have a go at that and see what score you get!

If you visit there are lots of pictures and facts on mountains that might help you with the next job.

Your job is to now write three facts about mountains in your ‘what I know now’ column. Send us your results of the quiz and your 3 facts to

A little challenge for you!!! How many places can you read a book. We saw Year 1 doing this fantastic challenge and would love to see how many pictures you can take of you reading in different areas of your house! Make sure it's a book you love because we will be asking for a little review soon! Good luck!

Here's Miss Humphreys on the sofa researching what to cook for tea! 

AND FINALLY... these are the BBC Bitesize lessons of the day for today if you would like to have a look. They are 

History - A look at prehistoric times - 

English - Identifying adverbs -

and Maths - Adding 3 digit numbers -


Can't wait to see all of your great work!

Miss Humphreys, Miss Faragher and Miss G :)

Happy Eid Mubarak to all the children in Year 3 who are celebrating

Date: 25th Apr 2020 @ 2:10pm

Below is a link to an interactive colouring activity for Ramadan. Enjoy.

More Outstanding Learning

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 11:51am

More outstanding learning from 3LF this week. Well done.

Chester Zoo live again today!

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 10:21am

Hi, Mrs Glover here again!

If you enjoyed Chester zoo being live a few weeks ago then good news, it's back again! Starting at 10am they'll be showing many different animals. I've added a picture of what is happening and when underneath and here is the YouTube link:

Wellbeing challenge number 10

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 10:08am

Good morning everyone, another lovely sunny day! I can't wait to get out there in the sun for a bit.

Fot the last day of the week I'm giving you a slightly different wellbeing challenge today and it's something that always makes me feel happy and a bit better if I'm feeling a bit low.

Today's challenge is to do something nice for someone. Here are some ideas below although feel free to do one of your own ideas!

1. Read or tell a story to a younger brother or sister

2. Tidy your room

3. Do a chore or job for someone at home

4. Give someone a compliment

5. Share a toy or some food with someone at home

6. Make someone a present, picture or card

7. Offer to help an adult with the cooking or washing up

8. Write someone a poem or story

9. Tell someone a joke

10. Phone a friend or send them a nice message

See how many of the 10 you can do and remember to let us know what you have done!

I'm going to do some baking for my husband for my good deed and maybe make him a nice dinner as well. In fact, I might go and take him a cup of tea while he's doing his work! :-)

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Glover


Date: 23rd Apr 2020 @ 2:59pm

Good morning year 3. We have made it to the end of the week.

Here is today's sentence of the day and maths activity. Below are both the answers from yesterday and today.

Sentence of the day

although plant seem to bee almost everywhere_ many kinds are in danger of dying out altogether.


Enjoy your weekend.

Miss Faragher and Miss Humphreys

Wellbeing challenge number 9

Date: 23rd Apr 2020 @ 11:07am

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is finding ways to enjoy this amazing weather, I don't think we've ever had such a nice April before!

So today's wellbeing challenge is another way to make the most of the weather and get out in your gardens and do some gardening!

Here are some nice ideas for things to do that you don't really need many resources for: 

I bet you'll already have a lot of the things in your house or garden or you could collect some of them like twigs etc while out on a walk (make sure you wash your hands after if you do that!)  My favourite is the fairy garden.

Alternatively you could plant some seeds from something that you've just eatedn such as tomato seeds.

If you don't have a garden then why not design and draw your own garden (or fairy garden!) instead? You could maybe try and re-create it when you're older and have your own garden!

I have a balcony rather than a garden and had never done any gardening until a few weeks ago but below are a couple of pictures of the things I've planted! I'm watering them every day and the sun is making most of them grow nice and tall.

Have fun and remember to let us know what you've done!

Mrs Glover


Wellbeing challenge number 8

Date: 22nd Apr 2020 @ 11:29am

Good morning, Happy Wednesday everyone! I can't believe it's already the middle of the week.

Since we have such lovely weather today (and for most of the week!) my challenge for you today is to get outside and enjoy the sun and see what you can see!

Some of you may be lucky enough to have a garden and if you do then you can do my challenge from there but a walk would be even better and then you can be more active too. Yesterday I went for a lovely walk to Philips Park as I'm lucky enough to only live a 20 minute walk away, see some of my pictures below.

While you're out either in your garden or your walk, have a spring scavenger hunt to see what you can see. Why not get an adult to take a picture of the list on their phones so you can take it with you and see what you can tick off? Or maybe write them on a piece of paper and take it with you so you can tick off the items as you go!

On my walk I saw grass, bird nests, yellow flowers, clouds, worms, sticks, green leaves, dandelions and some beautiful blossom trees too. I didn't see any bunnies unfortnatey but I did see some cute little squirrels!

Make sure you e-mail your class e-mail addresses to let us know what you found and maybe even some photos too.

Mrs Glover

Here are some pictures of my walk:

Past challenges

Thanks to Mrs Iqbal's son, Adam for his picture of his happy place.

And also to Tomasz in Reception who also sent his picture. They both look lovely and very cosy!


Date: 22nd Apr 2020 @ 11:28am

Good morning year 3. We are nearly at the end of the first week of the summer term.

Sentence of the day

Some part of plants are small, ____ you need too get close to see all there details.

Can you find the other mistake?


Wellbeing challenge number 7

Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 10:31am

Hello and welcome back after the Easter holidays, I hope everyone had a good Easter! My husband bought me a delicious unicorn Easter Egg although I haven't finished it yet!

Today's wellbeing challenge is to design your own Happy Place. Here is an online game where you can build your own virtual happy place by just dragging and dropping objects into your room.

You even get to choose your own wallpaper! Or if you don't fancy that, why not draw and colour a picture of your happy place? Or you could even do both!

Here's a picture of the room that I built, I wish could build a real room like it!

Please send any pictures of your happy place rooms to your home learning e-mail addresses, I'd love to see them.

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Thanks to Riley in 5CB who has sent in a picture of his delicious looking chocolate brownies, yum!


Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 9:07am

Good morning year 3

The document below has yesterday's answers in.

Here is today's sentence of the day and maths activity.





Sentence of the day

many flowers are brightly coloured attract insects and other animals two them

There are 4 mistakes. Can you find them all?


We look forward to seeing your work.

Miss Faragher and Miss Humphreys


Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 9:00am

Good morning year 3

Here is today's sentence of the day and maths activity. Remember to also use Lexia, Active Learn and TT Rockstars. Also, don't forget to email in your work to


Sentence of the day

boudicca_s army charged forwards pulled out there spears and grunted loudly_

3 pieces of punctuation

1 spelling correction

1 other mistake


We look forward to seeing your work.

Miss Faragher and Miss Humphreys

Monday's Answers

Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 8:47am

Here are the answers from yesterday's sentence of the day and maths activity. Thank you, Yin Xin and Yu Qing for your answers.


Sentence of the day

Boudicca was humiliated by the Romans and knew she wanted revenge.

Outstanding Home Learning

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 10:57am

I have been so impressed with the amount of work you have all been completing. Here is just some of the outstanding learning that has been going on in 3LF.

Can I grow lettuce on a mountain summit?

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 10:28am

 This half term we are learning all about rivers, mountains and plants. I have attached a document with ideas of different activities you can complete. Try completing one each week. Don't forget to send your work to 

Reading Challenge

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 10:12am

Last week we reached an impressive 267 minutes on Lexia and earned 4 certificates. Well done 3LF. Let's see if we can earn even more minutes and certificates this week. If you earn a certificate please email so I can send it to you.

Monday's Learning

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 10:07am

I hope you have had a lovely Easter break 3LF. Here is your sentence of the day and maths activity. Don't forget to send your learning into the email address. I will be sharing the answers on the blog tomorrow. 

Sentence of the Day

Daily Maths


Easter Crafts!

Date: 8th Apr 2020 @ 11:31am

Hello Ravensbury :)

I hope you are all well and enjoying your Easter break!

Take a look at  for loads of fun Easter craft ideas ... using items you can find in your house! There are also some great videos showing you exactly what to do. 

So gather up your pens, scissors, toilet rolls and egg boxes and get making! 


Miss Bryce 



Wellbeing holiday challenge

Date: 6th Apr 2020 @ 11:35am

Hi everyone,

Happy Easter holidays!

If you're still looking to stay busy over the holidays then I know the teachers are setting some fun activities but you could also give this exciting project a go!

Liverpool Museum are asking children between the age of 4 and 11 to create their own exhibition or gallery all about you and your favourite things. The project involves creating a project, designing a poster and then creating a video and some of them will even win the chance to have their exhibition feature on their website as well as spending an afternoon at the museum and getting a behind the scenes tour.

There is more information here : and in these pictures below. Please send us pictures or links to your home e-mail addresses if you do this!

If you missed any of the wellbeing challenges from last week then why not give them a go too?

Happy Easter!

Mrs Glover



Easter Baking Ideas!

Date: 4th Apr 2020 @ 9:04am

Good morning Ravensbury!

I'm just getting my shopping list ready and was looking up some Easter baking receipes I thought my children would enjoy over these next couple of weeks. There are some lovely ideas on the BBC Good Food website, and thought you might like to have a go at some Easter baking too!

Really, I'm hoping to make Hot Cross Buns for the first time - but that all depends on whether I can buy some bread flour, and the flour aisle in the shops has been pretty empty! Perhaps I'll find some today!

Wishing you all a lovely Easter (and happy baking!),

Mrs Hodges x

Home Learning

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 3:46pm

Here is some more of the fantastic work 3LF have been completing at home.

Wellbeing challenge number 6

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 10:54am

Happy Friday everyone and well done for learning at home for 2 whole weeks! As strange as I've found it not being at school, the time has flown by for me so I hope it feels the same for you.

I'm going to do one final wellbeing challenge for today and then take a break for the next 2 weeks for the Easter holiday. However, check back on Monday morning as over the weekend I am going to set you a little wellbeing project in case anyone wants an Easter challenge.

Since it's the end of the week, today's challenge is to relax and get ready for the weekend so I want everyone to do a guided meditation. This is when you close your eyes and listen to a lovely soothing voice transport you to somewhere new. They are great for helping you to sleep or if you just want to relax at the end of your learning.

 There are plenty available on Youtube, here are a few of my favourites:

Secret treehouse -

Spaceship to the moon -

Hot air balloon ride -

Have a great Easter holiday and don't forget to check back for the challenge next week if you think you'd like to do it. I'll be back with a daily challenge from Monday the 20th of April if we're still at home then.

Past challenges

Thank you to Mrs Ganner for sending me a photo of her daughter completing the baking challenge from earlier in the week, it looks amazing and has made me want to bake something chocolately myself this weekend! I think I might make some brownies as a treat for my husband!


Wellbeing challenge number 5

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 11:30am

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all still working hard and staying safe. Thanks to both children and staff who've been e-mailing me pictures of their wellbeing challenges, it's really cheering me up! I've included some at the bottom of my post again.

Today's wellbeing challenge is all about yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and escape for a while and it's good for both your bodies and minds. I like to put on some relaxing music while I do it and am lucky enough to have a lovely bright pink yoga mat too as otherwise I'd be on a hard wooden floor. A carpet, rug or blanket would work just as well though.

There's a great channel on Youtube called Cosmic Kids that does lots of different fun yoga sessions: (I know that Miss Bryce's class have done some of these sessions and we did some school last week too so some of you are already great at it!)

Any adults reading, or maybe older children who fancy something a bit more difficult could have a go at this one:

Here I am below doing the bound ankle pose :-)

Remember to let us know how you get on!

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Thanks Ferdows in reception who has e-mailed in a picture of his origami rabbit from yesterdays challenge, I love it!

Another thank you to Mrs Iqbal and her son Adam who did the baking challenge from Tuesday and made this delicious looking chocolate cake!

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