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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 24 - 8.6.20

Hello again! We hope you have had a good weekend and are all ready for another week of learning. As always, 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 continuing to work on suffixes. Remember a suffix is added to the end of a word to make a new word.

Have a look at the suffix –ly document (at the bottom of the blog) about how adverbs may be created and some of the rules for adding this suffix.

List 19 (finally usually happily angrily gently simply) of the year 3 spellings cover this suffix and the rules you need to know and apply in year 3. Please make sure you can spell these words and you can use them appropriately in sentences.

The -ly suffix activity task for today is attached to the bottom of the blog. Choose your challenge one star (blue), two star (green) or three star (white) and just work onto paper.


Maths Task:

Today we are going to learn something brand new! We are going to learn what the ‘perimeter’ is and how to calculate the perimeter of some 2D shapes.

Firstly, we would like you to read the information below (at the bottom of the blog). The first few slides are for you to recap 2D shapes and how to describe their properties. The remaining slides then explain what the perimeter is and how to calculate it by showing you a few examples.

Perimeter – the distance all around the outside of a shape.

Then select a blue, green or white task to complete (from the bottom of the blog) using what you have learnt about perimeter. You do not need to print the sheets, you can just write down the perimeter of each shape onto paper. The answers are included on the second page for you to check your work. If you made any mistakes, can you check your work and see where you went wrong?


Topic Task:

We are going to continue to learn about light and shadows today.

Firstly, we would like you to read the information below (at the bottom of the blog) all about shadows. Today you are going to learn how and why shadows change during the day.

Once you have read the information, please have a go at the short tasks provided on the document below.

You may want to watch the following videos on the BBC Bitesize website to consolidate what we have learnt today (if your adults give you permission). - Shadow Puppets - Sun and Shadows


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.