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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 22 - 3.6.20

Hello everyone! We hope you have settled back into home learning after the half term break. This is our second blog of the week. We will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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:

Today, you are going to fix the sentences!

Have a look at the pdf document (at the bottom of the blog). There are 15 sentences altogether – you can decide how many you would like to fix! Perhaps you could do some (maybe 5) this week and return to this task for more practise another time. You don’t need to write on the sheet – just write your corrected sentences onto paper.

There are lots of mistakes in the sentences – look carefully at the punctuation. Check capital letters and full stops. Remember to check when ! and ? should be used. Also, remember commas for lists and after a fronted adverbial. Think carefully about the punctuation rules for direct speech.

Also, look at the spellings carefully – there are lots of homophones and common exception words that need correcting. Maybe you could check some of the longer, trickier words in a dictionary.

See how many mistakes you can correct yourself. Then compare your corrected sentence with the answer (on last page of document) – you will then learn even more by looking at anything you missed.

Good luck and have fun!


Maths Task:

Today we are going to learn about horizontal and vertical lines.

Have a look at the information provided below (at the bottom of the blog) to learn what horizontal and vertical lines are.

We would then like you to investigate the different lines you have in your name. You need to write your name in capital letters and then see if you can show the horizontal lines in one colour and the vertical lines in a different colour. There is an example provided at the end of the presentation below.

You could then investigate further. Can you try this with different names? What lines can you spot in the word THRAPSTON? As an extra challenge, you could then show the curved lines in a third colour.

Have fun!

We have also added some optional extra tasks below in case you would like to have some extra practise!


Science Task:

Task 1 

We would like you to read the Planbee pdf about Light and Shadow (see below). 

Task 2 

Use the information from the pdf to make notes about the sun, using bullet points. For example, 

- The sun is the most powerful light source. You could also do your own research and include extra facts about the sun! 

Task 3

Design a poster explaining how to stay safe in the sun!  

Think about important things to remember to do, like wearing sun cream, sunglasses and a sun hat.   Also, that it is important to take a drink out with you and find shade if you are feeling too hot.  Remember that midday is the hottest part of the day! 


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 post 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.