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3B - Astatke

Welcome to 3B


Our class name this year is Astatke Class.  We are named after the father of Ethiopian jazz - Mulatu Astatke.


Class Teacher: Catherine Butler

Teaching Assistant: Vera Krasniqi

Home Learning Gallery


Lots of children have been doing some really great work at home.  Have a look at the examples below and send me your work or photos of your work if you would like it to be included here.


Here is the beginning of Lejuan's story of Odysseus and his crew's adventure. Well done Lejuan, it is always enjoyable to read your work.



Cooper enjoyed using a glue gun to put together his own model of the moon.



​​​​​​ The finished model!


Caleb wrote a great summary of what he found out about the Shang Dynasty. -



Great work!




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Find your home learning schedule here every Monday.

Please complete any written activities using 2Write on Purple Mash.   

Remember to practise your times tables regularly on Times Tables Rockstars using the link below.

Read daily for 30 minutes. You can find some ebooks in the library link below.

Check out some of the other activities below if you are up to the challenge!

Introducing the Shang Dynasty | History - Lost Lands

Use this video to find out more about the Shang Dynasty and answer your home learning questions

Introducing Ancient Sumer | History - Lost Lands

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. The second of seven films introducing life in ancient civilisations. Urian, who is learning to read and write, gives us a tour o...

Introducing Indus Valley | History - Lost Lands

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. The seventh of seven films introducing life in ancient civilisations. Suri's people rely on the River Indus for crops, transport...

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Here are some more links for reading


For a variety of reading related activities including quizzes and competitions -


Classic stories -


Science fiction -


Books about dinosaurs -


Books about pets -


Books about hobbies -


This site works on all electronic devices and there are plenty of books to choose from.

Easter Holiday Activities


 You don't have any compulsory homework to do but here are a few ideas if you are feeling bored.


Make a Volcano


Can you make your own model of a volcano?  You could make a papier mache volcano or practise your origami skills. There are lots of ideas and instructions for making volcanoes on the internet.  See what you can find and have a go.

























Maths Games


If you don't have a tablet or computer you can play Times Tables Rock Stars on a mobile phone. The log in is the same as your Purple Mash log in without the .309


On Purple Mash I have set some holiday maths games if you want to keep up with your multiplication and fractions. 



Make a Finger Puppet


Why don't you have a go at making your own finger puppets?


Home Drawing Challenge


How many of these drawing challenges can you complete?  Try and do one a day and watch your drawing skills get better and better.


1. Draw yourself

2. Draw your favourite animal

3. Draw yourself as a superhero

4. Draw any object in the room

5.Draw something fluffy

6. Draw your favourite sport

7. Draw a rocket ship

8. Draw your favourite fruit

9.Draw a silly monster

10. Draw a flower

11. Draw your favourite character from a book

12.Draw yourself doing a science experiment

13. Draw your favourite toy

14. Draw a family portrait



Bird Spotting Challenge


We read about bird watching / ornithology in 'A Handful of Hobbies'.  How many of these birds can you spot in your garden or through the window?


If your the bird you see is not here you can have a look at the RSPB Bird Identifier.





Welcome to our class page! Scroll down to find out about what we have been doing recently. laugh

Chinese Dance Workshop

Investigating Rocks

We made our own shadow puppets and had a great time acting out and watching each others' shadow plays.

Black History Month Launch with Alim Kamara

Recommended Reading List for Year 3

 Don't forget to look on Purple Mash to support your learning.  You will have new tasks to do every 2 weeks.

Autumn Term Curriculum Leaflet