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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 10 - 27.4.20

Hello everyone! We have continued to be impressed with the home learning that we have seen in the last few days – well done. If you have completed different tasks to those we have suggested, we would still love to see your work. Keep sending it in – it’s lovely to see a little bit of what you are doing at home. All the year 3 adults are missing you all very much!

Here are a few more ideas of some learning tasks you can complete at home. We will continue to add new blogs with a selection of tasks to complete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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!


English Task:

As we have started learning about Italy, today we would like you to use your comprehension skills to read a non-fiction text and then answer some questions all about Italy.

We have provided three different levels – blue level, green level and white level – at the bottom of the blog. You only need to complete one level however please select an appropriate colour challenge for how confident you feel with reading tasks like this. (Remember: blue level – a bit of a challenge, green level – a trickier challenge, white level – even trickier challenge).

We would like you to read the information about Italy and then answer the questions, trying to write in a full sentence. You do not need to print the text or the questions, you could just write your answers down onto paper.

We have included the answers on the final page so you can check your work when you have finished.

Maths Task:

Please see the document below (at the bottom of the blog) for an explanation of today’s tasks focusing on capacity and volume.

Geography Task:

We have been incredibly impressed with the range of Italy projects you have all completed – well done!

Today, we are going to focus on one popular landmark in Italy – the Colosseum. We would like you to create an information poster about the Colosseum. You could do this by hand or on a computer. We would like you to include a picture of the Colosseum as well as some facts about it. You may like to write about:

  • what the Colosseum actually is and a description of what it looks like
  • where in Italy the Colosseum is located
  • when the Colosseum was built and what the Colosseum was used for

We have included an example of an information poster below (at the bottom of the blog) for you to look at for some ideas.

We can’t wait to see your information posters! Have fun!


Alongside these tasks, please still keep up with the ongoing learning tasks below.

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 use the spellings lists 1-9 and 10-20 from the blog posts added before the holiday and work from where your child is. Encourage them to write the next set of spellings, perhaps in rainbow colours following the look, cover, write process. Also, it would benefit your child to write them in extended and interesting sentences to show understanding of their use and to ensure they can spell them confidently. Writing the words / sentences in joined up handwriting would also be beneficial. Please also revise random words from previous spelling lists alongside to ensure your child has retained their knowledge.

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.

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.