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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 12 - 1.5.20

Hello everyone! We hope you are all okay and that you are enjoying the home learning that we have been setting for you.

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:

Look first at the direct speech PowerPoint. This reminds you about some of the things we have discussed in class.

Then, have a look at the activities. Don’t worry if you can’t print out the activities – just write out the answers instead as best as you can.

Blue challenge – complete page 2 (questions 1 – 4) of the direct speech activity document and page 2 (questions 1 – 3) of the direct speech activity 2 document

Green challenge – complete page 3 (questions 5 – 8) of the direct speech activity document and page 2 (questions 4 – 6) of the direct speech activity 2 document

White challenge – complete page 4 (questions 9 – 12) of the direct speech activity document and page 2 (questions 7 – 9) of the direct speech activity 2 document

The answers are also included on page 5 of both documents for you to have a look at when you have finished.

Maths Task:

Today we will be working on Time, thinking about duration and making some comparisons too.  Below you will find a document called 'Time - Duration' which has some activities and questions for you to complete.  There are also some challenge questions too on a separate document if you wanted an extra challenge.

Geography Task:

We are continuing to learn about Italy today.

As many of you have found out, the capital city of Italy is Rome. Today, we would like you to complete two tasks about Rome.

Task One –

We would like you to write at least three interesting facts about Rome.  If you are able to, you could watch this short BBC Bitesize video clip all about Rome to learn some facts about the city:

Task Two – Would you like to visit Rome?

Have a go at writing a short paragraph explaining why you would or you wouldn’t like to visit Rome. Try to write in detail and extend some of your sentences using some of our Year 3 conjunctions (because, if, when, so)

I would like to visit Rome because …

I would not like to visit Rome because …

If you have already been to Rome, you could write about the things that you did when you were there and what the city was like.

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.