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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 17 - 15.5.20

Hello again! We hope you are all happy and well and that you have been enjoying your learning at home this week.

Here is the last home learning blog of the 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 that you might like to use in addition to or instead of activities in this blog.

English Task:

Today, we were going to set a homophones activity but we will set that on Monday now as we have found an exciting competition we thought you might like to do!

Please see the attached details about ‘The Queen Mother’s Handwriting Awards’. Entries need to be received by the competition organisers by 12 noon on Friday 22nd May. We would love to see a photograph of your entries – but please send your entry in yourselves.


Maths Task:

Last week, we asked you to look at and interpret data from pictograms. However data and information can be presented in many different ways. Today we would like you to practise reading and interpreting data from tables.

Take a look at the short presentation below (at the bottom of the blog) for some examples of tables with some questions provided. Have a go at working out the answers and then on the next slide, you can check your work. If you made any mistakes, can you check where you went wrong? You may need to ask an adult for help.

Then we would like you to select a colour challenge from below (at the bottom of the blog), read and interpret the table and then answer the questions. You do not need to attempt every colour challenge (although you can if you would like to!). You do not need to print the tasks, you could just write the answers down to each question in a full sentence.


Geography / Music Task:

Italians love all kinds of music, particularly opera and singing. In this clip (link below) we see 'I Cerchi Magici' who are a group of young performers in Rome who tell us why they enjoy playing and singing traditional music. Several of their songs, including a traditional Tarantella are on the clip. It is also a good opportunity to hear the Italian language.

We thought it would be nice to finish the week singing some songs from ‘out of the ark’ – many of these you will know from assemblies at school. At the end of the week 4 list of songs there is a song called ‘Music Italiano’ (information / activity sheet at bottom of blog) which incorporates lots of key Italian music vocabulary such as forte (meaning loud). Have fun singing this song and / or as many songs as you like.

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.