Swifts Class (JD/Year 3)

Hello Year 3's welcome to our Swifts home learning page. 

Use your emoji code to log into 

We have laminated your child's login and sent it home with them today. We have bought lots of amazing programs this year like Bug Club, Cracking Comprehension, SumDog and Times Tables Rockstars. However, with all these programs comes different usernames and passwords, it's a lot to remember. Wonde is a program that combines all of those usernames, so that you only have to remember one. Click on the image, WONDE and use either the emojis or QR code to log in. You will then have access to all of the programs without having to log in to them. 

Well done to all those that have been working so hard all week to complete the Maths competition.

Click on the image to take you to the cracking comprehension login. Your login details are in your Reading Record.

Our Story Map - Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the heart of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! On, Cupid! on Donner and Blitzen!

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes- how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Friday, 27th November

Information and Homework

Happy Friday Swifts!


Another busy week at St Mary of the Angels is over. We have accomplished so much this week. In English we wrote our own version of ‘The Miracle of the Poinsettia’. Next week we will be moving onto poetry and learning the poem, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’. We are still learning the topic of multiplication and division in Maths and have explored the relationship between them (the inverse). We know that we can use our multiplication facts to answer division calculations. In the lead up to Christmas we will be getting very crafty and developing childrens art and design skills through fun Christmas crafts. Our class novel ‘Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts’ has come to an end, the children absolutely loved it. We are now starting 'Pugs of The Frozen North' These might be  nice stocking fillers.

Lastly, I would like to say how lovely it was to talk to all the parents this week. The support the children receive at home is clear to see and I feel blessed to work with such a supportive group of parents and carers.




Thank you:

We managed to gather an amazing amount of rice for our 'Reverse Advent Calendar' appeal.






There will be new homework set on SumDog! Well done to those children that have been going on regularly I can see that your Maths skills are improving. We are now moving onto Multiplication and division.


Bug Club:

1 book and 1 phonics activity for over the weekend. To be completed by Friday.

Reading books:

2 colour banded books and a library book will be given home every Monday. To be returned on Thursday.


Practice your spellings every day for our spelling test on Friday.

Times Tables:

Practice your Times Tables every day for our Times Tables quiz on Friday.


If you have any issues with passwords please send an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss McNab

Times Table - 27th November 

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 10 Times Tables.


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3R6wdHs9n8

Practice: Practice your times tables on SumDog. 

Optional: I have attached a 10 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: All multiples of 10 have a 0 in the ones column.

If you know your 10 times tables you will also know your 100's.


Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 20 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf 10_times_tables_test.pdf [pdf 246KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Adding_10__100.pdf [pdf 42KB] Click to download

Spelling Words - 27th November 

All children, unless given their spellings printed out, will be learning the spellings found below. You can then chose a chilli challenge to complete. This allows the children to really be challenged and stretched to not just complete their spellings but, have an active role in their leaning.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test.

You can now also find some worksheets that they can complete throughout the week to help them with their spelling rule.

Choose your challenge:

Mild - Learn the first 10 words

Hot - Learn all 12 words.

Spicy - Learn all 12 words and find other words that fit the spelling rule. 

File icon: pdf [531524]Ideas_for_Spellings.pdf [pdf 148KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spelling-Look__say__cover__write__check__2_.pdf [pdf 91KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf [563612]prefix_and_suffix.pdf [pdf 58KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf [563611]-ation_suffix.pdf [pdf 610KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Adding suffix ed and ing.pdf [pdf 383KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 3 spellinfg words for 5:11:20.pdf [pdf 45KB] Click to download