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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 39 - 13.7.20

Hello again Year 3!  We hope you have had a good weekend.  We can’t believe that this is the final week of the school year!  This will be the final week that we will set some learning to complete at home.  This week we will be posting the blogs at the start of the week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as always you can complete the work when you choose but we thought this would give you chance to complete the work before the weekend if you wanted to.  

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:

Now that you have explored shape poetry, you can have a go at writing a shape poem on a different theme.

Maybe you could choose something summery – sun, sandcastle, ice-cream…but the choice is yours.  If you have a different idea – go for it!

Work through the process, collecting words and phrases.  Don’t forget the FANTASTICs and different types of words (powerful verbs, adjectives, adverbs).  Remember to draw on alliteration and similes for a challenge.

Then, draw out a simple outline shape and cut it out – write your poem on the reverse and build up your poem and the shape of your theme.

We can’t wait to see your efforts!


Maths Task:

Today we would like you to complete a place value challenge.

Look at the document below.  First you need to select three numbers between 0 and 9 and write them down.  Then have a go at seeing if you can use those three numbers to solve the clues

e.g.      If I choose:  3   5   2

The largest 3 digit number I can make – 532

The smallest 3 digit number I can make – 235

The largest odd 3 digit number I can make – 523

The largest even 3 digit number I can make – 532

The smallest odd 3 digit number I can make – 235

The smallest even 3 digit number I can make – 352

The closest 3 digit number to 200 I can make – 235

The closest 3 digit number to 500 I can make – 523

When you have completed this once for your first set of numbers, have a go at repeating this for a different set of 3 numbers.

Challenge: Choose 4 numbers and have a go at following the clues.

Challenge: Can you come up with some of your own clues?



Topic Task:

Do something kind! 

We know how fabulous the children in Year 3 are, so today we would like you to do something kind for someone else, as a small gesture could really make a big difference to someone’s day.  This might include helping with a job around the house, writing a letter or drawing a picture for someone or even making something to take for a neighbour.  The choice is yours!

It would be lovely to see a photograph of you with your work before you do your kind deed.  Always remember a little bit of kindness goes a long way.



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.