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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 36 - 6.7.20

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:

Have a read of the Shape poems in the Word document below.  You will notice that the words of the poem make the shape of the item being described!

Today we would like you to choose one or two poems to explore in more detail by exploring the questions below in Task 1.  

Task 1

  • Look for the FANTASTICs.  Can you jot down some of the words and phrases next to the appropriate FANTASTIC icon?


  • Do you notice anything else – any features of writing / poems that we have explored before? Repetition / Rhyme / Similes / or anything else?


  • What word types can you see? – Can you identify the adjectives, verbs and adverbs? You could write them in lists


  • Which words do you think are powerful choices?


    Remember you can explore the same questions for a second poem if you would like to!


Task 2

Later in the week, we will be planning and writing a shape poem about the athlete our class is named after.  See if you can look at a few pictures and find out a little bit about the skills of the focus athlete for your class to help you with this task.



Maths Task:

Today we are going to practise finding 10 more and 10 less of numbers.

Have a look at the document below (at the bottom of the blog) and work through the mini tasks, finding 10 more and 10 less. You can complete these tasks by yourself as the answers are included after each mini task for you to check your work.

Remember, find 10 more means + 10 and find 10 less means – 10.

Then select an appropriate task to complete.

Blue Challenge: There are 2 parts to this today.

Part 1 – Find 10 more from 2 digit numbers

Part 2 – Find 10 less from 2 digit numbers


Green Challenge: Solve the calculations and find 10 more or 10 less from the 3 digit numbers.


White Challenge: Solve some problems using knowledge of 10 more and 10 less.


Topic Task:

This week we are going to be learning about Plants.  We would like you to first of all explore the pdf slides below.  Your first task today is to draw a diagram of a plant, we would like you to label the different parts and then write some information about the function of each of the parts.

There is a short video clip to watch below:



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, he is still doing P.E. with Joe on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday live on his YouTube channel. It is also 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.