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Welcome to 3SM.  

Hi 3SM, I hope you are all doing well and are able to access these online resources.


I'll try and update our class page with lots of learning opportunities regularly so keep an eye out.


I also suggest that you take a look at the other class pages as there might be something that interests you there.



Our new topic is

Birmingham – Now and Then


Your task is to research the local area and complete your own research project. You can use your own observations of your community, the Internet and books to gather information.

Here are a few activities and questions to give you some inspiration.

Try to complete as many of them as you can. 

  • Design an informative PowerPoint
  • Blog/diary
  • Write a non-chronological report
  • Write a poem
  • Write a story
  • Create artwork
    • Paintings
    • Sketches
    • Collage
    • Sculpture
  • Produce a poster
  • Write a fact file or information booklet
  • Plan an interview and record the answers
  • Map work
  • Anything else you can think of!

This project will last a few weeks; therefore lots of effort needs to be put into it. Do not just copy and paste the information, write it up in your own words.

Be creative and have fun!

Birmingham Town Centre, 1964 - UK

Tuesday – BBC Bitesize lesson on using inverted commas

Wednesday – BBC Bitesize lesson on mastering inverted commas

English (22-06-2020) Poetry 


This week, we are learning about poetry. Do you know any poems? What do you know about poetry?


Poetry is a text type that might focus on feelings, thoughts or ideas. There are lots of different types of poems. These include limericks, acrostic poems, shape poems and free verse. Poems might rhyme but they don't have to. Usual rules of word order and punctuation aren't always followed in poems. 


Monday – L.O. To understand that there are different types of poems.

Tuesday – L.O. To explain why I like a poem


Poetry is meant to be performed and listened to. Listen to some of these poems. Which were your favourites? Why did you like them? Choose a poem and write a review for it.

Wednesday – L.O. To revise how to write a poem and create one of your own.


Here is a lesson to help you explore poetry.


Thursday – L.O. To explore inference questions using a poem.


This is a poetry reading comprehension.


Friday – L.O. To create my own poem


Here is a video masterclass based on poetry. Could you write your own leaf poetry?

Mild - Read the poem and add your own verses

Chilli Challenge


Add at least one thing from this list to your story:

  • Speech
  • Adverbs
  • Cliff hanger
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Adjectives
  • Paragraphs


Read your story carefully and edit any errors.

A Book of Hopes – a collection of stories about hope

Forward Thinking Birmingham

Here are a few useful resources to help support you through these challenging times. We know that it is strange learning from home and not seeing your friends, but if we follow the guidelines and support one another we will be able to be back together soon!

As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference. Across the country, there has been an outpouring of kindness and children and young people can play their role too. By understanding what we can all do to help tackle this virus, they’ll gain a sense of stability and resilience. The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts.

This is a really important time for us to consider the relationships we have with people and who is important to us and why. Take a look at these activities, taking time to reflect on how your relationships with your friends may have changed over this period of time.

Within these unfamiliar times it is extremely important to make sure that we are looking after our own mental health and emotional wellbeing as well as those around us. These sessions and activities will help you to understand different feelings and how to support your own and others’ mental health

English - Assessments (08-06-2020)


As we have missed our test week this term, have a go at these assessments! You do not need to print them out, you can use the reading booklets to answer the questions in the answer booklets and write your answers down on paper. Once you are finished, you can check your answers and mark your work using the mark scheme document.  Aim to get at least half of the questions correct.




We are really keen to see what the children are getting up to at home and to put some photos on to Twitter and the school website. Additionally, it would be lovely to have photos that celebrate and thank the NHS and key workers. These do not have to be photos of your child but things that they have created such as posters, poems, rainbows or thank you cards. If you have anything you are happy to share, please send it to 


Ideas for fun non-screen activities - can you complete all of them? I would love to know how you get on!

Home activity worksheets -

This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

P.E. Activities


There are lots of ideas on our Summerfield P.E. page to help to keep you all active and healthy during school closure.


Additionally, School Games have put together weekly packs of physical activity ideas for your children to do at home. Parents can log in and track their children's activity levels, the details are included in the pack below:

Complete this French treasure hunt and then create your own using the number and object documents below


Learning by questions


LbQ has hundreds of online classroom resources that children can work through at their own pace while receiving marking and feedback as they go. This is a really useful, easy to use website. Click on the subjects to visit the page.










The Literacy Company offers fantastic home learning resources for writing, poetry and spelling.

Audio Books


David Walliams 


David Walliams is uploading a free audio book every day for 30 days. You can listen live every day at 11am or catch up at another time during the day. 


Digital Library


Get access to thousands of books online and listen along with audio support. Just click a category that interests you and then browse the books. If you see one that you like click on 'info' and read the blurb. If it still looks good then just click 'info' again and you can see the book level and Accelerated Reader quiz number. Finally, just click 'read' and enjoy. 


Talk For Writing - This is a fantastic booklet to work through. I would love to read your own stories once you have finished!

For a range of abilities - Addition,subtraction, multiplication and division. (27-4-20)

There are lots of Maths and English questions in the Home Learning Pack. The Creative at Home Maths contains fun and practical activities to do at home. Choose one each day and talk to an adult about what you have discovered. (27-04-2020)

Maths (13-4-20) - L.O. To be able to measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes. Work your way through these activities and then have a go at the test at the end of the week. There should be perimeter activities on Education City as well.

If you are interested in experiencing some virtual field trips visit the class page of 3LM.

Useful Websites


Hit the Button


Education City


BBC Bitesize


Topmarks - English and Maths


Bug Club


White Rose Maths


P.E. with Joe Wicks


Games and Quizzes


Summer Activity Booklet - Ideally you would print this booklet, however some of the activites could be completed on a piece of paper.

VE Day


VE Day - or Victory in Europe Day - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end. The 8th May 2020 marks 75 years since the original VE Day! If you would like to find out more or complete some fun activities to celebrate, have a look at these documents: