St Mary Magdalen's

St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Year 3 Home Learning

Welcome to Year 3's home learning page!

Ms Bushay has been busy making videos to help you with your learning and they will be posted here every day by 9am.

As well as those activities, for at least 15 minutes per day you MUST:

  • Read;
  • Practise your handwriting;
  • Practise your times tables and number bonds. 

Don't forget to join in Joe Wicks' PE twice a day to keep you active.

All of these things will keep your brain in tiptop condition for when you return back to school. 

If you get stuck, email Ms Bushay at and she will get back to you as soon as possible.  

Happy learning!


monday 18th january

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FRiday 15th January 2021

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View document covid_19_home_learning/year_3/history/who_were_the_ancient_greeks.pdf

View document covid_19_home_learning/year_3/history/greek_empire.pdf


thursday 14th January 2021

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Science - Types of rocks

Look at your presentation from yesterday again then answer the following statements.


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wednesday 13th january

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Tuesday 12th January

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RE: The seasons of the Church’s year. 

Read yesterdays  lesson again.  Which one of the Church’s special seasons e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter did you choose to write your paragraph about?


Research some symbols used at this time.  You can  present your research using pictures, drawings or a model using recycled materials.  Please send pictures of your work to the email address above. 

monday 11th january

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RE: The seasons of the Church’s year.

The first Sunday of the Liturgical Year is the first Sunday of Advent. The last Sunday of the Liturgical Year celebrates the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  The Church family journeys with Jesus through the major events of his life, death and Resurrection.

 Here is an outline of special seasons in the Liturgical Year.

Advent – Christmas

  • The Season of Advent is the four Sundays before the 25thDecember; the colour the Church uses is purple.
  • The Season of Christmas time: from the Nativity of the Lord, (Christmas Day) to the Baptism of the Lord. The colour the Church uses is white or gold.

 Major feasts during Christmas time:

  • The feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
  • The feast of Mary the Mother of God (1st January).
  • The feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (6th January).
  • The Baptism of the Lord. 

Lent – Easter

  • The Season of Lent: forty days from Ash Wednesday (fiveSundays). The colour the Church uses is purple.
  • Holy Week: begins with the Sixth Sunday of Lent: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (sometimes called Palm Sunday).
  • The Sacred Easter Triduum: begins with the evening celebration of Holy Thursday and includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
  • The Season of Easter time: begins with the Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday and for seven Sundays to Pentecost. The colour the Church uses is white or gold. On Pentecost Sunday the Church uses the colour red.


Q What times of Jesus’ life are being celebrated in these seasons?

Q Which of the seasons or feasts is your favourite and why?

Q What do think the colours tell us about these seasons?


Choose one of the Church’s special seasons e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter.  Write a paragraph giving reasons why and how Catholics celebrate this season of the Church’s year and the use of a particular colour. 

friday 8th january

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RE -  The Liturgical Year



The year of the Church family is marked by special events and seasons. It is called the Liturgical Year. It begins with the first Sunday of Advent and ends with the feast of Christ the King. The word liturgical means the Church family’s celebration and remembrance of the journey of Jesus when he lived on earth, his death and Resurrection. It is a calendar of Sundays, feast days and special seasons which are celebrated during one year. A feast day is a day set aside by the Church family to celebrate an event in the life of Jesus, Mary his mother or a saint.

 Liturgy is the actions and words of the prayer and worship the Church family offers to God.

 The Liturgical Year helps Christians to be close to the work of the Trinity, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, throughout the seasons of the year. It brings the Church family together as everyone shares in the celebrations. Following the celebrations Christians are sent out to love and serve God in the world.


 Q How is the Church’s year marked?

Q When does it begin and end? Why do you think it happens like this?

Q What do you notice about the colour used at different times?


 Design a Liturgical calendar that accurately represents the Church’s year using signs, symbols and colours to denote the different seasons and feasts.


thursday 7th january 2020

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Geography - Ancient Greece

Religion was important to the ancient Greeks because they believed that it would make their lives better while they were living. They also believed the gods would take care of them when they died.

The Ancient Greeks believed in many different gods and goddesses. 

The Greeks believed that these gods and goddesses controlled everything in their lives and the environment. There was a god for every aspect of their lives. It was important to please the gods; happy gods helped you, but unhappy gods punished you. People had special places in their homes where they could pray to the gods. There were also public shrines in all sorts of places where people could pray and leave presents.


The Greeks, to show the gods how important they were, built temples in every town for one god or goddess. The temples were not like modern places of worship, for ordinary people to pray in. They were homes for statues of gods, which were cared for by priests. Religious ceremonies and festivals went on outside the temple.


Priests were important people in the community. They were believed to have the power to talk to the gods and so were respected and trusted.

There were only two ways you could become a priest. Either your mother or father was a priest or you were made a priest by a dying priest.

A priest main job was to look after the temples and the visitors to the temples.

Greek Gods

The Ancient Greeks believed that all the gods came from Gaia (the Earth) and Uranos (the sky).They thought they were like adult humans - always falling in love, arguing, having children, playing music and partying. Like the Romans, the Greeks believed that different gods were responsible for different things.


Mount Olympus

The Greeks believed that twelve most important gods and goddesses lived at the top of Mount Olympus.  They were a family and, just like a human family, they argued as well as looking after each other.

Mount Olympus, in northern Greece, is the highest mountain in the country. It was believed to be the home of the gods, because it was often so cloudy and no-one could see its summit.

Who was the ruler of the Greek gods?

The ruler of the gods was Zeus. His symbol was the thunderbolt.

Watch the clip below 

 Who were the ancient Greek gods and heroes? - BBC Bitesize


Choose one of the Greek gods or goddesses to research.  Produce a presentation for the class. Your presentation can be a power point presentation, a poster  or a report.  

Wednesday 6th January

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RE -  A journey through a year.

Recall the celebrations during the Christmas holiday. What events marked this time? What customs does your family have for Christmas and the New Year?

Think about the whole year, the school terms and the events at school and in the family. Note Bank Holidays (holidays for all), family birthdays, family holidays, seasons and special days e.g. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Bonfire Night and how these are celebrated.

Think also about the difficult or sad events of the year, seasonal difficulties, the good byes to friends etc.


  • Q What are the highlights of your year?
  • Q Who is with you on the journey through the year?
  • Q What makes it good?
  • Q Are there any difficult times in the year?
  • Q What helps you?
  • Q If you were going on an actual journey, who would you like as a companion? How would you travel? What would you take with you? What would be your reasons for these choices?


Design a chart or a pathway of a calendar year, marking in your own high points and seasons with words and/or illustrations.



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