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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 23 - 5.6.20

Hello! Well here we are already at the last blog of the week. Hope you enjoy the weekend coming up. 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, we are having a focus on reading comprehension skills. We are going to focus on retrieval questions today – finding the answer in the text. Look at the pdf document (at the bottom of the blog) for some pointers and then have a go at the ‘Our Teachers Are Superheroes’ comprehension. You don’t need to print out the questions – just write your answers onto paper.

Also, attached are a couple more mini comprehensions (The Rats of Newtown / The Old Woman’s Luck) that you might choose to do for more practise or as alternatives.


Maths Task:

On the previous blog, we learnt about horizontal and vertical lines. Today we are going to learn about parallel lines.

Look at the document below (at the bottom of the blog). Read the information about parallel lines and complete the short tasks included on the document.


Topic Task:

Today we are going to continue learning about light and shadows.

Firstly, we would like you to have a look at the information provided below (at the bottom of the blog) all about shadows. You could try and answer the questions that are shown on the slides, either out loud or by writing your answers down.

Then have a go at the three tasks on the document below (at the bottom of the blog) using what you have learnt from the information.

Remember, you don’t have to print the documents, you could write the information out neatly.

You may want to watch the following video on the BBC Bitesize website to consolidate what we are learning about light (if you have permission from your adult).


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.