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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 6 - 3.4.20

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:

We are going to be continuing with our work on rainforest poetry today. Please see the document below (at the bottom of the blog) for today’s task.

Maths Task:

It is really important to be able to tell the time. Lots of you have your own watches and Fitbits so we thought this would be a good opportunity to practise telling the time again, as you have done in Year 1 and Year 2. We are going to start by practising telling the time on an analogue clock.

If you would like to use it, this link will take you to an online analogue clock which you can use to help practise telling the time. You can also change the clock to show you the time on a digital clock too. You can, of course, practise telling the time on a clock or watch you may have at home!

Have a go at working through these challenges:

  • Tell the time to ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’ times – where will the minute hand (the big hand) and the hour hand (the smaller hand) be when it is an ‘o’clock’ or ‘half past’ time?
  • Tell the time to ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’ times - where will the minute hand (the big hand) and the hour hand (the smaller hand) be when it is a ‘quarter past’ or ‘quarter to’ time?
  • Tell the time to 5 minute intervals – where will the hands be if it is 5 minutes past? 20 minutes past? 10 minutes to? 25 minutes to? etc.
  • Tell the time to the nearest minute.

If you would like to use it, the link below has an online game and some tasks to help you practise telling the time.

‘New Beginnings and Spring’ project:

If you look outside, you will notice many signs of Spring… Daffodils are appearing, blossom is flowering, it is getting a little warmer and the sun is shining a bit more!

We would like you to create a piece of work on Spring! It could be a picture, painting, a poem, a descriptive piece of writing, the choice is yours! Be creative and most importantly choose to do something that you will enjoy doing!  Have fun and remember you can share your work with us via email if you would like to.

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 after the holidays, 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 wonderful pictures of the shapes you have found around your homes – there are so many shapes around us!

We hope you all have a calm and restful Easter break. We will not be setting any further learning tasks until after the Easter holidays however the children are more than welcome to continue with any home learning that they may wish.

Happy Easter!

Mr Crook, Mrs Coaten and Mrs Kenny.