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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 18 - 18.5.20

Hello everyone – we hope you are ready for some more learning tasks. This is the final week of the term before the half term holidays.

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 that you might like to use in addition to or instead of activities in this blog.

English Task:

Today we would like you to complete another homophones challenge (we were originally going to ask you to complete this last Friday).

Please see the task (at the bottom of the blog). It would be beneficial to work through the colours from blue and go as far as you can manage. You don’t need to print the task, you could just write onto paper.


Maths Task:

We are going to look at mass again today, in particular adding different masses using column addition. Please see the attached document (at the bottom of the blog) for some examples and then some different tasks. Children, remember to start on an appropriate task for you! The answers are on the final slide for you to check your work with an adult when you have finished and to spot and talk about any mistakes you may have made.

Some things to remember:

  • set each calculation out neatly in a column, lining up the hundreds, tens and ones digits
  • you might need to carry your digits so remember to record this correctly
  • look carefully at the units (e.g. g, kg)


Creative Task: (We thought it would be lovely to have a creative week this week!)

We would like you to create a piece of artwork all about you!  You could write your name in the middle of a piece of paper and decorate around it. You could include pictures, showing your hobbies, family members, pets, any of your favourite things or places that are special to you! You could draw, colour, paint or collage - the choice is yours.  Have fun, be creative and be proud of all the things that make you amazing!


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.