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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 34 - 1.7.20

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:

For today’s task we would like you to imagine it is the day of the thank you celebration and George is feeling very excited!  Your task today is to write a/some descriptive paragraph(s) of the event.  Write as if you are George (use I).

You might like to start from George getting ready at home, his arrival and then entering and enjoying the party.

Use all the senses to write some descriptive sentences.  Use all the FANTASTICS to help you do this like we do in class.


Maths Task:

Last week, we asked you to practise using column addition once more to solve calculations and problems. Today, we are going to practise using column subtraction again to make sure we are confident with this method. Of course, if you feel confident already, we would like you to jump straight to ‘white challenge’ and solve some further problems using column subtraction.

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

Yellow Challenge – Exchange tens

Blue Challenge – Exchange hundreds

Green Challenge – Exchange tens and hundreds

White Challenge – Solve problems using column subtraction


Topic Task:

Today you will be finding out about how the Romans influenced our lives today.  We would like you to explore the pdf slides below and then complete the tasks.

Task One

What year did the Romans leave Britain and why did they leave?

What did Emperor Honorius say to the people of Britain?

What was it like in Britain when the Romans left?

Task Two

Many of the things that the Romans invented or introduced over 2000 years ago still greatly influence our live today.   We would like you to present your learning about each of these things in your own way - so you could choose to create a mind map, an information poster or text or a PowerPoint, the choice is yours.  Please remember to include lots of information, present your work neatly and think carefully about your use of punctuation.



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.