Year 3 Home Learning Blog 1
We wanted to share with you some ideas that will help support your child learning whilst at home.
Ongoing Learning Tasks:
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 look back over all the recent spellings in your child's reading diary and check that they can still spell the words. Get them to write the spellings in rainbow colours following the look, cover, write process. Also, it would benefit your child to write them in interesting sentences. Can they include effective adjectives, adverbs and / or fronted adverbials?
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.
We have been learning about the features of formal letters. As a contrast, ask your child to write an informal letter to a friend.
Remind them to think about the different vocabulary they would use in an informal letter and how the style can be more chatty. Encourage them to tell their friend about some things they have been doing at home.
We have been learning about money in class.
The maths task is to have fun designing their own shop – they can choose what they sell. Price items with different amounts. Then draw out the best way of paying for different items with the exact cash. Choose 2 or 3 items to buy – add the prices together and find the total cost. Find change from one of the notes we use for paying for things.
Please remind your child to challenge themselves!
Decide on a rainforest project – it could be to write a fact file, make a Powerpoint, create a collage, painting or model, make up a song with music and song words or an alternative task - the choice is your child's!
Sharing kindness/Helping others:
Ask your child to think of something that they could do to be kind or to help a family member. Could they help around the house and do an extra act of kindness towards a sibling?
Finally, thank you for your continued support. We are all moving into a new teaching / learning experience and this is going to bring new challenge and new routines. Your child may be feeling anxious about the changes so please don't pressure your child into completing all these learning tasks if it is adding to an already stressful time. We are also aware that families have a lot to juggle so please just do what you can. We are here to support you in anyway we can. We are happy to be contacted to clarify anything with the learning tasks so please don't hesitate to ask.
Also, when your child has completed some work we are happy for you to send it to us. Just attach it to an email or take a photo of it and if we have your permission it may even be included in a future blog. If you are unable to send it, please keep hold of it for when we are back.
Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks regularly.
Mr Crook, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.