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Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (145)

Picturing Sheffield at Weston Park with Year 3

On Thursday, the children in Year 3 visited Weston Park Museum to do a printing workshop. First of all, they had a talk about how Sheffield has changed over the years. Then, they looked around the museum for inspiration about what to include in their art work. The children copied sketches onto a tile, covered it with printing ink, and printed it on a piece of white cotton fabric. The beautiful art work they created will be delivered to school when it is dry, and we will display it for all to see. Please come to see it when it is on display.

In the afternoon, the children visited the gallery 'Beneath Your Feet' where there are artefacts from Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman times. It was a perfect way to finish our history learning for the year.

Please click to see the photos of the day.

Homework week ending 28.6.19

It was lovely to see the Holy Communion children today in their fine clothes. I hope they have all made it home in a good state.

Homework this week is brief. The children are tired this week with all the additional sporting events we have had, and many children had a late night with Theatre club. In addition, the weather is going to be fine, so it would be good for the children to make the most of the outdoors. I have given a reading comprehension to the children to find out more about Roman life.

We will have a Roman afternoon in week 6 (date to be confirmed). I will send more information next week. Thank you for the home made Roman artefacts which are adding to our display in the classroom.

Hope to see you at the Summer Fair.

Homework week ending 21.6.19



Your child has been given further sheets to reinforce times tables skills. The expectation for the end of year 3 is to know the 3, 4 and 8 times tables including division facts. If your child has been given sheets for several tables, please just focus on one of the tables at a time. Please keep the other sheets at home for practice at a later date.


I have set your child with a task to produce something for our Roman topic this week. We will have a Roman day in school in a couple of weeks, and it would be great if we could surround ourselves with Roman artefacts. Here are a few ideas about what your child could choose from, but these are just suggestions.

Mosaic, model of a Roman building, Roman shield, gladius (sword), pilum (javelin), pugio (dagger)


This is the last week for the words on the spelling sheet. We have been so busy with times tables that we haven’t had a spelling test for a couple of weeks. Next week I will select words from several lists.

Homework week ending 14.6.2019



We are enjoying our topic about the Romans. Earlier in the week, we covered the reasons why the Romans wanted to invade Britain, and we used atlases to identify which countries were invaded. Today we looked in more detail at what life was like in Roman times. Please encourage your child to find out more information about what it would have been like to live in Roman times. The BBC website has some good video clips to support the learning about the Romans. If the children type KS2 within the search, the pages should be appropriate to their age group.


Please continue to practise the words from the spelling list. This week we have looked at words with the prefix dis-. Please click the main title to open this post. The spelling list has been added at the bottom of the page.


The children have enjoyed the speed challenge of recalling addition number facts and times table facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to beat their score from the previous day. I have seen good improvements with all the children over the past two weeks. Next week the focus will be on multiplication and division facts for various tables. Please encourage your child to practise division facts in particular for the tables they are learning.

Fantastic story writing in Year 3!

We started our Romans topic this week with the story of Romulus and Remus. I am so thrilled with all the children for their retelling of this story. The stories are too good to be hidden away in the children’s writing books, so I would love to share the stories with you all. Next week, if you have time to call into the classroom after school, please come and read the work your child has produced. The children have written in the books they used in year 2, so it is lovely to go back through the book to see the progress your child has made over the year. The children love to do this!

Homework week ending 7.6.2019

Spellings for our topic about the Romans

Here are some words the children will be using during their topic about the Romans. Please help your child to read all the words. These words will be available in school for the children to choose from when they are writing, but if they can independently spell some of these words, it will improve the pace at which they write.

Rome   Roman   mosaic   soldier   Empire   Colosseum   shield   villa   armour   toga   gladiator   slave chariot


This term we are working to improve recall of times table facts. Your child has been assessed in school, and they have been given a sheet appropriate to their learning needs. Some children are able to skip count up in multiples of a number (3,6,9,12 etc), but they cannot recall facts when questioned (eg what is 5 x 3, 21 ÷ 3 = ). We are multiplication games from Top Marks to support the learning which can be accessed at home, and the children are learning times tables songs with Percy Parker.


Next week, the children will complete a comprehension assessment. The style of questions are similar to the ones on the sheet the children have been given. Please encourage your child to look closely at the text to identify where the answers are before answering the questions.

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