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Year 3 Home Learning 1.4.20

Hello everyone! We hope you are all okay and that you are enjoying the home learning that we have been setting for you. We have a few more ideas here and we will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (term time).

However, please still keep up with your home reads as well as practising spellings and times tables alongside. Please feel free to decide how is best to manage the 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!

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? 

We have added the Year 3 spelling lists, lists 1-9 in one blog post and lists 10-20 in a second blog post, to the Year 3 section of the website along with some further ideas for how to practise these spellings. Even if your child is ahead of list 9, we would still really like them to practise writing words from lists 1 - 9 in extended and interesting sentences to show understanding of their use and to ensure they can spell them confidently (just as we would recap them in school). Writing the words / sentences in joined up handwriting would also be beneficial.

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. – It is important to stay active so fitness expert Joe Wicks will be hosting a short PE session each weekday morning at 9am on his YouTube channel for children to join in with.

English Task:

Please see the attached document (at the bottom of the blog) for some more rainforest poetry tasks. Have fun! It includes a music task too.

Maths Task:

We haven’t yet learnt about 2D shapes in Year 3. However, we thought this would be a good opportunity to recap different 2D shapes that we already know and to begin to think about their properties too. (Properties = how we can describe the shape, e.g. number of sides, vertices, lines of symmetry)

Have a look at the Maths PDF below (at the bottom of the blog) to remind yourself on some 2D shapes. (Remember, 2D means two dimensional, which means the shape is flat). Then complete the two small tasks:

Task One: How many 2D shapes can you find at home? Go on a hunt around your house and then make a list of the 2D shapes you can find and where they are.

e.g.     circle – toothpaste lid

          rectangle – book cover

          triangle – end of a toblerone box

Can you find any of the trickier 2D shapes (e.g. pentagon, hexagon, octagon) at home?

Task Two: Have a go at drawing some 2D shapes! You could either draw around any objects you find at home (as long as your adult says that is OK) or you could challenge yourself to draw some shapes using a ruler. Please label each 2D shape and as an extra challenge, you could write next to each shape some of its properties.

R.E. Task:

Usually at this time of year we would be learning about Easter in our R.E. lessons.  Easter is a time when Christians celebrate new life.  Look at the BBC Bitesize webpage below that has a short video to watch called ‘What is Easter?’ and some information to read about each of the special days during Holy Week.

Then you can have a go at answering the questions below:

What are the names of the special days during Holy week? 

Remember to use capital letters at the start of proper nouns.  You could also talk about each of the days with a grown up.


Why are each of the days important in the Christian calendar? 

Write some sentences to explain what Christians believe happened on each of the special days in Holy Week.

An extra challenge - Create a timeline of Holy Week, showing the days in the order that they take place each year. You could decorate this in your own way!

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?

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. The work that we have received so far has been amazing - well done! For example, we have had some super rainforest posters about deforestation and some some excellent pieces of writing about the children themselves!

Please look out for future blogs as we will be setting new learning tasks regularly.

Mr Crook, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.