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Year 3 Blog - 8.1.21

Hello again!  We hope your first day of home learning went well, it was lovely to hear how you got on! Thank you for working with us as we try to tackle the technical issues that arise – we are learning too!  As we reminded you in the live lesson today all of the home learning activities will be on our Year 3 blog – so please don’t worry if you have a technical issue at home during the live session. The Year 3 team are so proud of you all for how you are approaching this new way of learning. Here are the tasks for today.

English Task:

Today’s task that follows the live teaching is just a short one.

Can you make a list of all the different types of instructions you can think of?

Can you find an example that you can share with the rest of the class on Monday?

Maybe you could try following some instructions too and tell us about how it went?

Also, we would like you to make sure you have learned the spellings that you were given before the holiday that would have been tested on Monday 11th.  We will be uploading the spelling lists next week so that you can progress through the lists from where you have got to. Practise your spellings using the look, cover, write, check process. This is a good opportunity to practise joining some of your letters too.  You could also have a go at writing these words in a sentence.


Maths Task:

Over the next few weeks, we are going to work on our times tables. We know that some of you are already very good at your times tables but it is a requirement that we learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables in Year 3.

For your independent task, you can choose your own level of challenge.  However, if you are learning your 3 times table the blue challenge would be a good place to start.  Your resources are attached at the bottom of the blog.  


Blue Challenge: Download the blue maths challenge document – Solve the 3x multiplication statements either practically with objects you can find around your house (you might choose toy cars, lego bricks etc) or pictorially (by drawing an image). You might like to take a photo if you decide to work out the answers practically.

Green Challenge: Download the green maths challenge document – Try to answer the questions mentally. There are also some reasoning problems for you to answer. Remember to prove and explain your answers.

White Challenge: Download the white maths challenge document – There are two problem solving questions for you to solve. Afterwards, use your knowledge of the 3x table to help you solve further statements.

For example, how does the 3x table help us solve 60 x 3?

We know that 6 x 3 = 18 so 60 x 3 = 180



Topic Task:

Today’s topic task is a Science one.  This term we are starting a new unit on Health and Movement.  Today we will be learning that humans get the nutrition they need from what they eat.  We will also start to understand that a balanced diet is needed in order to stay healthy.

Firstly, as a warm up, we would like you to think about living things overall and what they need to survive.  There is an acronym to help you remember each of these things MRS NERG! (Movement. Respiration, Sensitivity, Nutrition, Excretion, Reproduce, Growth) You can look at this in a little more detail to give you an overview on the Mrs Nerg Life Processes PowerPoint, then today we will be thinking about Nutrition.  All living things need to eat to stay alive, animals get their nutrition from what they eat.

Now read through the Planbee Health and Movement slides pdf to explore the different food groups.

It is important to remember that we should aim to eat a balanced diet, eating food from all of the different food groups.

Activity: Look at slide 6 of the pdf.  Create your own poster for the different food groups: fruit, vegetables, meat & fish, fats & sugars, starches (grains). You can draw pictures of some of the foods in each group and label them, including examples you’ve seen today in the teaching materials and other examples too.   

Extension: Record some of the other facts that you have learnt today in Science too.  


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 daily.

Mrs Bromley, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.