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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 15 - 11.5.20

Hello everyone – we hope you are ready for some more learning after the long weekend!

Here is the first home learning blog of the week. We will add more ideas to home learning blogs on Wednesday and Friday this week.

Please feel free to decide how is best to manage the tasks at home, not each task needs to be completed on the day it is set and if you have some different learning tasks you would like to complete that is also absolutely fine!

The links below also have a variety of lessons suitable for year 3 – we have mentioned BBC Bitesize before. Oak National Academy also has a variety of lessons that the children may enjoy dipping into.

Online Safety:

The link below takes you to some great activities that have been developed to help you support your child to be safe online. Every fortnight, new packs are being released with four packs available so far.


English Task:

Today, have a look at the homophones task (at the bottom of the blog). There will be another homophones task to complete on Friday.


Maths Task:

Today’s Maths work is all about mass! Below you will find a PowerPoint to explore, which has slides with questions on and then answers to support your learning.  There are also two PDF documents with questions for you to complete.  Again, you do not have to print these sheets; you can just record the answers on paper.  For example, if it says draw an arrow on the scale – it would be fine just to write the answer!

There are two sets of questions, the first set are Varied Fluency and the second set are Reasoning and Problem Solving, they are both saved as separate PDFs.  Both documents are organised into three levels of challenge, so please choose the level most suitable for you:

Questions 1 to 3 – Blue Challenge

Questions 4 to 7 – Green Challenge

Questions 8 to 10 – White Challenge

The answers are on the last page of the PDF, so that you can check your work!


Geography Task:

Today we are going to focus on Italian food. (We hope you’re not hungry!)

Have a look at the information below (at the bottom of the blog) about some food commonly eaten in Italy.

Then we would like you to design your own menu for your own Italian restaurant! You could use the information below to help you and you could do some more research too of other food and drink commonly served in Italian restaurants. Remember to make your menu colourful and eye catching. Could you draw some pictures of the food and drink you are offering on your menu?

You may wish to split your menu into: Antipasti, Main dishes, Dolci, Drinks

Extra Challenge: Can you write a short paragraph saying if you would like to eat in an Italian restaurant? You could use the following sentence starters to help you.

I would like to eat in an Italian restaurant because…

I would not like to eat in an Italian restaurant because…

If I was in an Italian restaurant, I would order…

If you have already designed your own menu as part of your Italian projects a couple of weeks ago, please don’t do this job again! Could you add anything else to your previous menu? Then you could have a go at the extra challenge.


Alongside these tasks, please still keep up with the ongoing learning tasks below.

Reading - Our school policy of reading at least five times a week will continue. Please encourage your child to read something every day! They can read different text types - magazines, recipe books, instructions, food labels and anything that they will enjoy! They could read to themselves, to a sibling or another family member.

Spellings – Please use the spellings lists 1-9, 10-20 and 21-28 from the blog posts added previously and work from where your child is. Encourage them to write the next set of spellings, perhaps in rainbow colours following the look, cover, write process. Also, it would benefit your child to write them in extended and interesting sentences to show understanding of their use and to ensure they can spell them confidently. Writing the words / sentences in joined up handwriting would also be beneficial. Please also revise random words from previous spelling lists alongside to ensure your child has retained their knowledge.

Times Tables – Ask your child to look back over their times tables in reading diaries and check they can recall the facts quickly and accurately. Then continue learning the next set of tables working through in this order - 10x, 5x, 2x, mix of previous 3 times tables facts, 3x, 4x, 8x, then mix of all the 6 times tables learnt so far. The final tables are tested in the order 9x 11x 6x 7x 12x, so please encourage your child to move on if they are ready to. A link to a useful online game to help with learning tables facts follows below. The children have used this game in school and enjoy the challenge of beating their own score.

P.E. – It is important to stay active so fitness expert Joe Wicks will be hosting a short PE session each weekday morning at 9am on his YouTube channel for children to join in with.

Sharing kindness/Helping others - Ask your child to think of something that they could do to be kind or to help a family member. Could they help around the house and do an extra act of kindness towards a sibling?


We are also aware that families have a lot to juggle so please just do what you can. Remember, we are here to support you in any way we can. We are happy to be contacted to clarify anything with the learning tasks so please don't hesitate to ask. 

We would love to see what your child has been doing. So, if you can, please send us some emails with their work attached or with some photographs of what they have done. If your child would like their work added to the Year 3 blog on the school website, please explicitly state this in your email to us as we cannot post any work without your permission. If you are unable to send it, don’t worry. Please just keep hold of the work for when we are back.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks regularly.


Mr Crook, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.