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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 20 - 22.5.20

Hello – we hope you have enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. Here we now are at the last home learning blog of the week. We hope you like the activities set. You can then enjoy having a break over the holidays and we hope that you will have a lovely time.

Please feel free to decide how is best to manage these 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:

In year 3, you have to learn to spell words with specific prefixes. A prefix is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. Most prefixes are added to the beginning of root words without any changes in spelling. Have a look at the PowerPoint attached to the bottom of the blog. This introduces / recaps the prefixes that you need to understand and use in year 3.

Lists 16 (unhappy disappoint disagree misbehave mislead inactive incorrect) and 17 (return reappear subheading submarine supermarket superstar) of the year 3 spellings cover these prefixes.

The task today is as follows (start with blue and work through as far as you can).

Blue task – look at the PowerPoint and then practise spelling the words from lists 16 and 17.

Green task – use these words in your own sentences to show that you understand them. Make sure that you use careful handwriting and include some joins.

White task – think of some more words for each prefix and then write some interesting sentences using them.


Maths Task:

On Monday, we set you the task to practise adding mass, so now we would like you to practise subtracting mass using column subtraction. 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 exchange some digits so remember to record this correctly
  • look carefully at the units (e.g. g, kg)


Creative Task:

For your creative activity today, we’d like you to create a piece of artwork inspired by the outdoors. This could be a picture of wildlife such as plants or animals or maybe somewhere that you like to go! Again, you can come up with your own idea and choose whether you’d like to draw, paint, colour or collage. We look forward to seeing your fabulous artwork!


Kindness Task:

We thought we would include an extra focus on kindness here. We know that year 3 children are very kind and thoughtful so we would like you to think of something kind that you would like to do and do it! 

You could: 

-Help a sibling with an activity or read a book to them

-Teach a sibling how to do something

-Make a video to send to a relative that would cheer them up 

-Write a letter or picture to share with a friend or family member

-Help prepare a meal for your family (with adult supervision) 

-Phone a family member to catch up, say hello and ask if they’re ok

These are just suggestions and we understand that you may have your own ideas of kind things you would like to do. Your grown up might have ideas that would be particularly helpful in your family.  Please share the kind thing you choose to do with us!

Remember not to forget the small, simple gestures of kindness that can brighten someone’s day - such as a friendly smile, being polite- remembering your manners or just asking if someone is ok! 


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.

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.