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First News: June 26th – July 2nd, 2020

Hello everyone! Hot off the press is the latest issue of First News!

After reading each week’s edition, we would love for you to share one or all of the following:

  1. Something that you have learnt.
  2. Your thoughts and feelings on a particular topic.
  3. A question that you may have on a particular topic.

Your teachers will always try our best to answer your questions, but we also encourage you to share your questions, thoughts and feelings with your parents and carers as well!

If you have knowledge,
let others light their candles in it.

Margaret Fuller (1810 – 1850, Journalist, Critic and Women’s Rights Activist)

What might Fuller be trying to share with us?

We hope that you enjoy this edition of First News and look forward to hearing your comments!

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Daily Activity Schedule.

Each day we will post an activity for English, Maths and Guided Reading. We will also post one other activity based on Art, PSHE, Spanish, D&T, History, R.E. or Science.

Contact Us

If you want to ask us anything, or share some of your child’s work, feel free to contact us here year3@selsdonprimary.org.uk. Just be sure to write the class and child’s name in the subject line.

The Year 3 team.

Posted in Art

Art: 03.07.20

Good Morning Year 3!

Based on this week’s focused book As Fast As Words Can Fly, your task today is to make a piece of artwork that is comprised of colour, lEtTeRs and words. THAT’S IT!

You can use whatever you like to create your piece; pencils, pens, paint, magazine and newspaper clippings, the choice is yours!

Words can be powerful! Words can inspire! Words can influence! And words can be beautiful!

How are you going to turn letters and words into something beautiful?

Please share your creations to your year group email! We would love to see what you have done! 😀

Posted in Guided Reading

Guided Reading: 03.07.20

Good morning everyone!

Today we ask that you summarise this week’s story As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck.

**at the 10:35 mark, there is an objectionable word used.**

We know today that this word should not be used. During the time when and where this story took place, it was a commonly used term that still to this day is “linked with violence and brutality on black psyches…”. (Price. 2011)

Below is a link to support should the explaining of the word be necessary.



Using your Story Map Graphic Organizer (Tuesday), summarise/retell the story of As Fast As Words Could Fly in your own words.

(If you would like, you can present your summary as a comic book strip!)

Here is an unfinished example of a summary:

The story As Fast As Words Could Fly is about a boy named Mason who lived in Greenville, North Carolina. The story is set in the 1960s and during this time in the United States, people of colour were not treated kindly or equally. One day Mason was gifted a typewriter for the help that he was giving his father’s civil rights group. That summer Mason kept practising and practising until he was typing faster than adults!…

We would love for you to share your summary either in response to this blog post, or through email! 😀

Posted in RE, Uncategorized


LI: To understand the role of stewardship in Christianity.

Today, we will be looking at Christians views on stewardship.

All religions believe in respect for creation.

What is stewardship?

Christians believe that the Earth belongs to God and that humans are keepers in charge of its care (stewardship). Christians believe that Earth is God’s as he created it and everything in it. Therefore, humans must respect it and show they are thankful by taking care it. The term Christians use to describe this is stewardshipThere are some organisations that share a similar idea. 


There are numerous organisations that work to help the environment. Some of the most popular ones are Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and The World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF). These groups share a common theme with religious groups being that they all respect the earth and promote ways in which that countries, governments and people can look after the environment. 

Greenpeace –is a non-governmental environmental organization that attend international conferences, meet with politicians, advertise, and educate the public on ways to protect our environment. Greenpeace campaigns in a non-violent, creative confrontation to show global environmental problems, and to force solutions for a green and peaceful future by organising protests and rallies. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.

Friends of the Earth – fight for a healthier and more just world. They push for change on causes that matter such as protecting your home, local environment and adopting alternative energy solutions. They also organise protests, rallies and hold talks to inform the public and politicians about the need for environmental change and protection.

There are a number of ways people in our community are protecting the environment for example, recycling waste, using less plastic, using bags for life, car sharing, cycling, walking, stopping poaching and using renewable sources of energy (windmill farms). 


Answer the following questions in your book:

  1. What does stewardship mean to Christians?
  • Why is stewardship so important to Christians?
  • List as many ways as possible in which a Christian can fulfil their stewardship responsibilities.
  • List two environmental organisations and explain how they help the environment.


Complete the following sentence 

Today, I have learnt that………..

Here are some key words to help you with your learning.

Stewardship – is supervising or taking care of something. Christians believe that the Earth belongs to God and that humans are keepers in charge of its care.

Greenpeace – is a non-governmental environmental organization that attend international conferences, meet with politicians, advertise, and educate the public on ways to protect our environment.

Friends of the Earth – are an organisation that fight for a healthier and more just world. They push for change on causes that matter such as protecting your home, local environment and adopting alternative energy solutions.

The World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) – are an organisation that work to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon, transform markets and policies toward sustainability, and protect and restore species and their habitats.

Poaching – is the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals.

Posted in Maths

Maths 03.07.2020

Good Morning Year 3,

Today’s activity is going to be slightly free range, meaning that you can use whatever style of addition or subtraction you find easiest! Personally, I like to use the part-part-whole model so I will demonstrate finding the answer by using this method.

Miss Thompson would like to add a PS5 with a mass of 2 kilograms and 300 grams to an XBOX with the mass of 3 kilograms and 250 grams.

That’s 2kg and 300g + 3kg and 250g.

I think it would be easier to add the grams first. It would look something like this:

If I add 300g and 250g, I will get 550g. Next, i’ll add the kilograms (kg).

If I add 2kg and 3kg, I will get 5kg. Now I just have to put the two answers together to get the final sum of 5kg and 550g.

Now for subtraction, let’s work out the answer to this question below.

First, I will carefully read what the question is asking me. I can see that the question is asking how much the cookies weigh, we already know that the empty jar has a mass of 350g. So, we need to find the difference between the two mass’.

I remember another word for subtract is difference! I need to subtract 350g from 800g.

First, ill partition 350g into 300g and 50g. Then subtract these from 800g separately.:

800g – 300g = 500g

500g – 50g = 450g

My answer is 450g.


Use the method above or any method you feel comfortable with to find the answer to these sums.


Leave a comment below and let your teachers know what answers you have received.


Thank you,

The Year 3 Team

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English – 03.07.20

Good Morning Year 3.

Superman’s dilemma

  • Look at the photo what do you see?
  • What details do you see in the picture?
  • Look at the picture again carefully and use what you can see, to infer.

Question time!

Answer the questions below using full sentences.

  1. What is a dilemma? (Look up the word and then write its meaning)
  2. Put the word dilemma in a sentence. (To check your understanding of the word)
  3. What is the dilemma that Superman faces?
  4. If Superman sees someone in danger, but feels exhausted and decides to go home instead, do you think he would feel guilty?
  5. If you are in the playground and you see somebody being bullied, should you do something to help? If you don’t do anything to help, have you made a bad decision? Should you feel guilty?

The year three teachers would love you to send in your answers to year3@selsdonprimary.org.uk.

Year 3 Team.