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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 38 - 10.7.20

Hello, we hope you are all having a good week. Here is the last home learning blog of the week.

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 you are going to write your own shape poem about your athlete.  We would like you to use the basic outlines for our athlete shape (see the Farah / Ennis-Hill documents) to build the shape of the poem you will write.  You could print out the outline or if not, it is fine to draw a similar one yourself – you will be working on the back of the outline, so you just have the shape to guide your writing.

Today, we would like you to use your ideas from Wednesday’s task.

Choose the words or phrases that you think are most appropriate to fit the parts of your athlete.

From your collection of ideas, you could plan a sentence or detailed phrase about a specific part of the athlete’s body.  When you are happy, copy the sentence or phrase around the edge of the outline – start it in the right place (for example, on legs if about legs).

Continue planning phrases or sentences and transferring to the athlete outline to build up your shape poem.  You may also want to repeat words or phrases so that you use repetition for effect! 

Have fun, be creative and we are looking forward to seeing your efforts!


Maths Task:

On Monday, we asked you to practise finding 10 more and 10 less. Today we are going to practise finding 100 more and 100 less.

Have a look at the document below (at the bottom of the blog) and work through the mini tasks, finding 100 more and 100 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 100 more means + 100 and find 100 less means – 100.

Then see if you can work through the different challenges. Today we would like you to try and work through as many of the challenges as you can!

Challenge 1: Find 100 more than the 3 digit numbers

Challenge 2: Find 100 less than the 3 digit numbers

Challenge 3: Solve problems finding 10 and 100 more and less using everything you have learnt this week!


Topic Task:

Today we are going to be learning about different parts of flowering plants and also pollination.  There are some pdf slides to explore and also some video clips below too.

You can watch video 3 (The anatomy of the flower) and also video 4 (What is pollination and how does it work?) to find out more:

Also, ‘How do flowering plants reproduce?’ here:

Also, ‘Why are bees attracted to flowers?’ here:

Once you have explored the resources, you can present your learning in your own way.  You may choose to;

  • Draw diagrams of the flower parts and write an explanation of what happens in pollination
  • Create your own PowerPoint
  • Create a factsheet or information page
  • Make a comic strip to describe how a bee pollinates a flower!
  • The choice is yours but make sure your work is informative and neatly presented!


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.