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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 37 - 8.7.20

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:

Have a look at some pictures of your focus athlete and do some research about their achievements.  Remind yourself of your athlete’s performance.

Before you can write a shape poem, you will need to collect ideas!  So today’s task is focussing on gathering ideas for your focus athlete before you write your poem, which will be Friday’s task.

There are some ideas below for you to think about!

Which key parts of the body are important for your athlete?  The head is a key part as well as the parts that the athlete use the most for their sport as the athlete would have to have the motivation and mental focus to succeed.

Consider the FANTASTICS - write a list of appropriate adjectives, verbs and adverbs for your athlete’s body.  Focus on the key body parts, for example legs.

F – Feeling

A – Asking

N – Noticing

T – Touching

A – Action

S – Smelling

T – Tasting

I – Imagining

C – Checking


Challenge - Can you include any alliteration and / or similes?

Make notes clearly so that you will be able to use these ideas to help you to write your poem on Friday.


Maths Task:

Today we are going to practise ordering numbers.

Take a look at the presentation below (at the bottom of the blog) to remind yourself how to order 3 digit numbers using place value knowledge.

Then you need to use your knowledge of ordering numbers to help you to find the answer to some jokes! In each problem, read the joke and then order the numbers correctly. When you have ordered the numbers correctly, you should be able to find the answer to the joke! How many of them can you complete?

Remember, you do not need to print the document.

Extension: Can you come up with your own similar problem?


Topic Task:

Today we are going to be learning about what plants need and how they make their own food.  We would like you to explore the pdf slides and watch the video clip below.

Now have a go at answering the questions below!

What do plants need?

What happens to the water a plant takes up from the soil?

What is photosynthesis?

What is chlorophyll?

Please feel free to include as much detail as you can, you can also add diagrams to help explain your answers if you would like to.  



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.