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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 8 22.4.20

Hello everyone! We hope that you have settled back into home learning well. We have a few more ideas here of some learning tasks you can complete at home and we will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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 will be continuing with some more rainforest poetry today. Please read the document below (at the bottom of the blog) for details of today’s task.

Maths Task:

For today’s maths task, we still want you to focus on time.

Have a look at the poster document below (at the bottom of the blog) to recap different units of time and then have a go at the second maths document below (at the bottom of the blog). You do not need to print this document out, you could just write your answers down in a full sentence.

Geography Task:

On Monday, we asked you to remember and write down the names of all seven continents and at least one interesting fact about each continent. We then asked you to research and find as many European countries as you could.

This term, we are going to learn about one particular European country – Italy!

For today and also for Friday’s geography task, we would like you to complete your own project about Italy. You can choose to do whatever you would like as long as it is focused on Italy.

Here are some examples of work you might like to do:

  • Create a poster about Italy (maybe the whole country in general or just focusing on one or two aspects).
  • Create a piece of artwork about Italy. You could research and then draw / paint / create a collage of an Italian landmark.
  • Cook some Italian food! You could research some Italian cuisine and then (with your adult’s permission), cook some for yourself! You could then write a set of instructions for how to make your food.
  • Create an informative PowerPoint about Italy full of facts about the country!

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have fun! On Friday, we will be asking you to either complete a second project about Italy (making sure it is different to today’s style of project) or to finish off the project you start today if it is a big project that takes you a long time.

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.

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.