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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 40 - 14.7.20

Hello everyone! We hope you are having a great start to the week. Here is our penultimate home learning blog of the school year!

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, we are having another focus on reading comprehension skills.  We are going to focus on summarising questions today – summing up what you have read.

Look at the pdf document (at the bottom of the blog) for some pointers and then have a go at one or both of the comprehensions (Charlie Brooke / Three Friends).

You don’t need to print out the questions – just write your answers onto paper.


Maths Task:

Today we need you to become detectives and to use your maths knowledge to solve the mystery of the spoiled party bags!

Look at the documents attached below (at the bottom of the blog).

Maths Mystery Introduction – This explains what has happened and what you have to do to solve the investigation.

Maths Mystery Suspects – Here is the full lists of suspects with some important details about each suspect.   You do not need to print the suspect list however it may be a good idea to write out the names of each suspect and then to cross them off when you have eliminated them from your investigation.

The 5 clues to solve are also attached below.

You do not need to print any of the documents to complete the investigation.

When you have solved the mystery, we would love for you to email us with the answer!

Good luck!


Topic Task:

Today we would like you to use your creative and artistic skills. 

We would like you to create a piece of art work of your choice linked to the theme of ‘summer’.  You can use the theme of ‘summer’ as a starting point, for example, you may choose to do something about the holidays, the seaside, summer clothes or a summer activity!  Your focus is entirely up to you and we would also like you to use the resources of your choice.  You could paint or draw a picture, use collage, junk modelling or play dough – the choice is yours!  Have fun, be creative and we can’t wait to see your masterpieces!


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.