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Valley Road Academy



June 2020

Some more literacy work on trolls for you to complete.

Here is some fraction work to complete from White Rose maths. There are videos to help your learning at the following link:

8th May 2020

Today is the 75th Anniversary since VE day. You and your street may be celebrating with a social distancing street party. Talk with your families about the day. Then, complete some of these activities and upload the results.
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey

Thursday 30th April 2020

Hello boys and girls! 
Next week, we will be trying to phone you to see how you are all getting on with your home learning. 
Here are some packs to complete that will require your literacy and maths knowledge. 
If you ave any question, ask us on FreeFlowInfo!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey

Friday 24th April 2020

Hello all!
How did you get on with researching St George? 
Here is some FUN dot-to-dot maths to complete.
Also, some more spelling mistakes. 
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hello all of you!
It has been wonderful weather this week, therefore it is lovely weather to learn outside, but make sure you have your suncream applied. 
For today's learning we have some more fraction work to continue to practise tenths. 
For literacy, there is some more work on synonyms for the word happy. 
Also, some spelling corrections! 
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Hello all of you! 
We are missing you like mad! 
How are you all? We would love to hear an update on FreeFlow to know how you and your family are. 
To keep you bust today, we have some more Greek reading from a myth. Also, a quick reminder of craft ideas. 
Some more fraction work on tenths which we have been learning about in school. 
Some more adjective work - can you change the words?
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey

Tuesday 21st April 2020

How did you all get on yesterday?
Here is some more fraction work- making the whole. 
Workign with adjectives can be tricky, can you add some missing adjectives in the places? You may need a thesaurus!
Also, while learning about Greece, can you compare the country with the UK?
Enjoy the nice weather, but make sure you have some suncream on!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey

Monday 20th April 2020


Hello Year 3, 
We hope you had a lovely Easter with your family. Hopefully the Easter Bunny was kind to you all!
At school, we were meant to be starting our Ancient Greek unit of work. Before Easter, we set you some craft challenges to complete and would love to see any uploaded onto FreeFlowInfo for us to see. The best ones will go on the website!
Here is some work for you to be completing at home. 
Ancient Greek Gods. 
Words that can be used instead of said. 
Unit and non-unit fractions. 
Stay home. Keep Safe!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey
Friday 3rd April 2020
Hello Year 3. Here is some work to keep you busy today and you could try some through the Easter holidays if you wanted to. 
For math, continue to practise working with time on an analogue clock. Here are some more problems to have a go at. 
For literacy, continue your Walter the Watermelon stories and when you are finished upload them onto FFI for us to read.
Here is another story to have a go at if you want to linked to Easter. 
Happy Holidays - enjoy your Easter with your family.
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey.
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Hello year 3. We have been having some lovely weather while we have been at home learning, so here is some vocabulary work linked to sunny weather.
Also, try to complete a story about Walter the Watermelon.
How are you all getting on with the drawing tasks? 
Here is an animal you find in the savannah - the giraffe!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey
Wednesday 1st April 2020
More time problems for you today. 
Can you make a Roman Numerals clock? 
Also, complete the quarter past and quarter to problems.
Today's art project is the turtle.
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey.

Tuesday 31st March 2020

This week's learning at home tasks are linked to time. 
Make an analogue clock and have a go at telling the time using the hands of the clock. 
Big hand - minute hand
Small hand - hour hand
Today's endangered animal is the blue fin tuna!
Let us know how you get on!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey.
Monday 30th March 2020
Good morning Year 3, another week of home learning.
To start you off this week, we have some easy grid method calculations. We have completed lots of these in school so you should be fabulous at them!
Also, I will be setting you a drawing challenge each day. Each day I will give you a step-by-step guide to draw an endangered animal. When you have drawn it, see if you can find out these things:
How big are they?
Where do they live?
What do they eat?
Look forward to seeing all your hard work!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey
Friday 27th March 2020
We have almost completed a week of home learning. 
To finish off the week, here is some symmetry to complete.
Don't forget the maths money challenges too!
Also, don't forget about grammar and spelling bug and science bug on ActiveLearn. There are lots of activities for you to do there!
Let us know how you get on!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey
Thursday 26th March 2020
How did you all get on with your chunking work? Did you impress your family?
Today let's see how you do with prepositions! 
How did you find David Walliams' stories? 
Today, why not listen to The Very Quiet Cricket : 
Keep updating us with your progress on FFI. If you have completed any work, put it on there for us to mark!
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Another day of school at home! 
Today's challenge is chunking! 
We have been working really hard in maths with chunking and here are some calculations to have a go at!
Also, here is some ideas for you to be creating while we are off school linked to our new topic : Ancient Greece.
See how many different things you can create. Upload the process and the finished results on FreeFlow!
Have a listen to some David Walliams stories at 11am each day a new one will be published. 
Look forward to seeing your posts on FreeFlow. 
Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Hello again year 3! Another day, another update! 
How did you get along with the tenths? Upload them to freeflow so we can see!
I hope you have all been filling in your nutrition diaries with everything you have been eating, not too much snacking I hope!
Today's challenge is: Adjectives!

Also, here is a story to enjoy. 



Monday 23rd March 2020


Hello Year 3!

What a weird, but modern way to communicate with you! 

It has been weird not walking into Valley Road this morning and seeing your smiling faces. 

I hope you are all well and have started your work from home. 

Alongside your work from home pack, we will be uploading a daily challenge for you to complete. You can upload your finished challenges onto FreeFlowInfo for us to see!

Here is today's daily challenge: Tenths!


Don't forget Joe Wicks is doing a daily workout on his youtube channel for eveyone!


Miss Fenwick and Mr Harvey