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WB 20.04.20

Monday 20th April 2020

Hello Year 3! There are 2 things I'd like you to do today. First of all, you might have heard of people doing this - I saw it and thought it was a wonderful idea so I thought you and your family might like to have a go.


 At any given time, we might be thinking about all the things we are not doing … missing out doing … or wish we were doing.  It’s normal, as the pandemic has impacted everyone this way. Here’s something productive you can do. Every time you wish you could do something, go somewhere, see someone you love, visit a new place, invite someone to visit you, write it down on a piece of paper and put it in a jar.

When things get back to normal, this jar can become your bucket list!  Work your way through all the things you wrote down – all the things you missed and all the things you wished you could be doing. As you work through that jar, more than likely you’ll have a sense of gratitude and probably will have a new perspective to not take the little things we miss now for granted.

Between now and then, enjoy filling up that jar and look forward to the day when you can start doing them!


Secondly, I'd like you to have a moment of reflection and meaningful thought. It is a strange time at the moment and it is easy to think of things that we're not very happy about but what I would like you to do is think of all the things you are grateful for. Being in isolation can make you realise what is really important like our family, friends, our safe homes and food on our table. I'd like you to draw around your hand and write 5 things that you are thankful for and then get creative! Decorate it however you like. If you are super arty and can think of an even more creative way of showing these then please feel free to do it in a different way!

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Furmston x


Tuesday 21st April 2020

Hello Year 3,

I hope you enjoyed my Youtube video yesterday - I never thought I'd see the day where I became a Youtuber!

I also hope you had fun yesterday reflecting on all the things you are thankful for. As one of my favourite authors, JK. Rowling said, "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light!" We all have so much to be thankful for and one of my reflections is that I am extremely thankful to be your new class teacher and to begin this new adventure with all of you.

Today I would like you to have some fun playing around with numbers! I have a maths game called 'Nice and Nasty Numbers'. It's for you to play with someone in your house thinking about 3 digit numbers and place value. At the bottom of this page you can find the instructions for the game.

I hope you enjoy this game and have a lovely day!

Miss Furmston x

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning Year 3! I hope you had fun playing the 'Nice and Nasty Numbers' game yesterday.

Today I would like you to think about an incredible person that you have probably heard about in the news, Captain Tom Moore. He pledged to do 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday to raise money for the NHS. He is a true inspiration and has so far raised more than £20million! How incredible is that!

The WW2 veteran will become a centenarian on April 30, and started walking at his home in Bedfordshire to help raise money for the NHS.

Initially his target was £1,000, but now the 99-year-old has raised more than £20million and became the biggest single fundraiser in the history of Just Giving.

It is his 100th birthday on the 30th April and many people have decided to send him a birthday card to wish him a happy birthday and to also thank him for his selfless and outstanding achievement!

So today your task is to make Captain Tom a beautiful birthday card and to write him a message for his 100th birthday.

The address to post your card is...

Captain Tom Moore

C/O Post Office Limited

67 Bedford Road

Marston Moretaine


MK43 0LA

However, if you are not able to post it you can send a photo of your card to him on his Twitter @captaintommoore

I am so truly inspired by his efforts and selflessness that I thought what a fantastic act of kindness it would be to wish him a very happy birthday. I hope you enjoy getting creative for Captain Tom today!

Have a lovely day!

Miss Furmston x

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning, Year 3!

What beautiful weather we are having, I hope you have all had a chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! I also hope you had fun making Captain Tom a beautiful birthday card yesterday. If you did make one remember you can email a photo of it to so that we can enjoy it too!

Today I would like you to put your science hats on! I have a simple and fun experiment for you to try. Here is a link to a youtube video of a very jazzy scientist showing you how to make a tornado in a bottle! (It is quite a long video, you only need to watch the first few minutes to know what you need to do but feel free to watch the entire video if you’d like!)

If you can’t access the video, don’t worry! I have put the instructions at the bottom of this page for you to download.

Have a great science day!

Miss Furmston x

Friday 24th April 2020

Wow, it’s Friday already! Our first week of home learning together completed – I hope you have enjoyed the daily tasks this week and remember that I will be featuring some of your home learning in my next Youtube video so if you can, send in a photo of something you have done this week to and look out for it in my next video!

My task for you today is to do some cooking or baking with someone in your family. Cooking is a fantastic activity that is fun but also great for practising Maths skills such as weighing and measuring. Knowing how to cook is also a brilliant life skill to have! If it is not possible to help today then don’t worry, maybe you could help with some cooking or baking over the weekend? Not only is it fun and great for learning – you also get a delicious treat to enjoy as well! So have some fun with food, you could even get creative and make some food art like in the picture below – how cute is that?!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Furmston x