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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 25 - 10.6.20

Hello everyone! Here we are with the next set of home learning activities. We hope you are all okay and that you are enjoying the learning so far this term.

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:

Over the next few weeks we are going to be doing a piece of work called ‘George and the Dragon’. It is going to follow the structure like we have done in school where we collect ideas and then use them to change parts of a given sentence. It is based on the start of a book you may know called ‘George and the Dragon’ and also a video clip (later in the unit). You will be using the fantastics and will be thinking carefully about sentence structure and punctuation.

Have a look at the attached document and work through the tasks. There are pictures from the book to help with collecting ideas. For the tasks you will need to change the highlighted words, phrases and sentences (blue and green highlighting to show challenges). There are also some white challenges too.

We hope you enjoy this!


Maths Task:

Following on from Monday’s blog, we are going to continue working on perimeter today. Feel free to look back at Monday’s blog (blog 24) to remind yourself of what perimeter is and how to calculate the perimeter of 2D shapes.

Have a look at the information provided (at the bottom of the blog) and complete the mini challenges on the slides. You could write down your answers or talk about your answers with an adult.

Then select a colour challenge to practise finding the perimeter of more 2D shapes.


Topic Task:

Today we will be exploring Light and Shadow, thinking about how light is reflected from surfaces.

Task 1 – Firstly we would like you to read through the slides attached in the pdf document.  Your first task is to draw a diagram and write an explanation of how we can see objects as light is reflected (use slide 3 to help you).  Then we would like you to show your work to an adult and explain this to them!

Task 2 – Think of different objects that are reflective.  We would like you to draw some of these objects, label them and explain where these might be used.

Further questions;

Why can we see ourselves in a mirror?

Can you explain what is happening in the picture on slide 7?


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.