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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 11 - 29.4.20

Hello again! We hope you are all okay and that you are enjoying the home learning that we have been setting for you. We have enjoyed receiving the emails and seeing the wonderful work you have been doing – well done!

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:

One of the things we haven’t covered in class is to use pronouns in sentences correctly so that repetition of the noun is avoided. For today’s task, we would like you to have a look at this bbc bitesize lesson and have a go at the suggested activities.

Maths Task:

On Monday, we set you a task to begin to identify and compare different volumes and capacities. There may be a time when you have to add different volumes together, such as when following a recipe or for completing some chores around the house. So today we would like you to practise adding different volumes using column addition. Please see the attached document (at the bottom of the blog) for some examples and then some different tasks. Children, remember to start on an appropriate task for you! The answers are on the final slide for you to check your work with an adult when you have finished and to spot and talk about any mistakes you may have made.

Some things to remember:

  • set each calculation out neatly in a column, lining up the hundreds, tens and ones digits
  • you might need to carry your digits so remember to record this correctly
  • look carefully at the units (e.g. ml, l)

Geography Task:

We are continuing to learn about Italy today.

Italians feel great pride over their national flag, so much so that they have their own special day – Tricolour Day – to celebrate the origin of the Italian flag.

Read the information below (at the bottom of the blog) and then complete the two tasks:

Task One - Answer these questions in a full sentence:

  • When is Tricolour Day?
  • Describe the Italian flag. (What is the flag’s design? What colours are on the flag?)
  • What do each of the colours represent?
  • What colour was initially part of the Italian flag but isn’t any more?

Task Two –

The Tricolour flag represents different symbols of Italian life. We would like you to design your own flag to represent Thrapston! You will need to think about different colours that you will use and what they will represent. Can you think of any images or symbols that you could put on your flag to represent Thrapston?

We can’t wait to see your flag designs. Good luck!

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.