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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 31 - 24.6.20

Hello everyone! Here we are with the next set of home learning activities. We hope you are all okay and continuing to work hard at home.

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 is National Writing Day! We would like you to have a go at the 247 Challenge – it is a quick, fun and easy challenge to get your creative juices flowing!


The challenge has three simple rules:

1. Write a story or poem in 24 words.

2. Start with the words ‘One day’.

3. You only have 7 minutes to write!

Please follow the link below before you start to find more information, videos and also four activities to complete first.  These activities will give you ideas and help you to complete the challenge!


Maths Task:

This year, you have all become experts at using column addition to add three digit numbers. Today, we would like you to either practise using column addition a little bit more or if you feel confident already, we would like you to use column addition to solve some problems.

Choose a suitable colour challenge from the bottom of the blog and have a go at using column addition.

Yellow Challenge – Carry Ones

Blue Challenge – Carry Tens

Green Challenge – Carry Tens and Ones

White Challenge – Solve problems using column addition


Topic Task:

Today we are going to be learning about Boudicca.  To start, please watch the BBC video clip;

There are also some PowerPoint slides below that you can have a read through too.

Today we would like you to complete a comprehension activity.  There are three levels of challenge *, ** and ***.  Please choose the level that you would like to have a go at!  You need to read your chosen text and then answer the questions.  Now you do not have to print the sheets.  You can just write the question number and answer the question in full sentences or make notes as appropriate.  The answers are included in the document so you can check your own work when you have finished.  Remember to use the text to help you!


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. – We know many of you have been enjoying Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout on his YouTube channel. Whilst he has now stopped his daily sessions, it is still possible to view every PE session on his YouTube channel.

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.