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Year 3 Home Learning Blog - Blog 16 13.5.20

Hello everyone – We hope you are all okay and that you have been enjoying the home learning tasks so far this week.

Here is the next home learning blog of the week. We will add more ideas to the website on Friday.

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:

For today’s task, we would like you to revise when and how to use an apostrophe to show that something belongs to someone. Take a look at the PowerPoint below (at the bottom of the blog) to learn / recap when to use an apostrophe and then have a look at the activity below. There are three tasks to complete. You could complete just one task or all three. It is up to you! Please don’t worry about printing the task, you could just write the correct answers down onto some paper. The answers are included at the end of the document for you to check your work.


Maths Task:

On Monday, we asked you to start learning all about mass. We set you some tasks challenging you to read the scales and find the mass of various items. Today we would like you to have some more practise of this as this can be a tricky skill.

Task One:

If you have some measuring scales at home, we would like you to practise finding the mass of different items you have around the house. Can you record the mass of each item? Remember to use the correct unit (e.g. g or kg)

Blue challenge – Record the mass of at least 4 different items

Green challenge – Record the mass of at least 6 different items

White challenge – Record the mass of at least 8 different items

Then we would like you to look at the different masses in your list and write the items in order from the lightest to the heaviest. It is an important skill to be able to compare different measurements.

If you do not have any measuring scales at home, don’t worry! Just jump straight to Task Two.

Task Two:

Below are the links to two games for you to play to practise reading scales and finding the mass of objects. Have a try and develop your confidence at finding the mass. There are many online games similar to this, so feel free to play any different games you may find.


Geography Task:

We have nearly come to the end of our whistle-stop tour of Italy now. On Monday, we asked you to read and learn about different foods that are famous from Italy and today we would like you to think about people that are famous and well-known originally from Italy.

Take a look at the information below (at the bottom of the blog) all about one famous Italian: Leonardo Di Vinci. On the first page, see if you can answer the review questions about what we have learnt so far and then read the information to learn about Leonardo Di Vinci.

Today we would like you to create a profile of a famous Italian. You could write about Leonardo Di Vinci or you could research a different Italian if you would prefer. The choice is yours!

On your profile, you may want to include:

  • Their name
  • When they were born (and died)
  • Where in Italy they were from
  • What they were famous for
  • A picture of your chosen Italian

We can’t wait to see your work!


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.