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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 13 - 4.5.20

Hello again everyone! We hope you are all okay and that you have had a good weekend.

Here are a few more ideas of some learning tasks you can complete at home. This week, we will be adding another new home learning blog on Wednesday but we won’t add one on Friday due to the bank holiday.

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!

BBC Bitesize has a variety of lessons across the curriculum that you also might like to dip into. They look good and they include a great revision of some of our previous topics like the Stone Age as well as an introduction to some new concepts or they explore concepts in a new way. There is also a daily programme on the Red Button and iPlayer.

English Task:

This week, we will be continuing with work on direct speech. (Monday’s lesson on BBC Bitesize is also about inverted commas.)

Please see the attached document (at the bottom of the blog) for details of the task. 


Maths Task:

Last week, we set you the task to practise adding volumes, so now we would like you to practise subtracting different volumes using column subtraction. 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 exchange some digits so remember to record this correctly
  • look carefully at the units (e.g. ml, l)


Geography Task:

We have been incredibly impressed with the work you have all completed so far to do with Italy. As well as completing your fantastic Italy projects, we have also learnt about the Colosseum, the Tricolour flag and the city of Rome. 

Today, we are going to focus on another popular landmark in Italy – the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Just as you did previously for the Colosseum, today we would like you to create an information poster about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 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 Leaning Tower of Pisa actually is and a description of what it looks like
  • where in Italy the Leaning Tower is located
  • when the landmark was built and how big it is
  • why it is leaning

We have included some information for you to read below (at the bottom of the blog) all about the Leaning Tower of Pisa for you to find out some information.

You may also want to watch this special episode of Go Jetters which is currently on BBC iPlayer (if your adults give you permission) to learn more about the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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, 10-20 and 21-28 from the blog posts added last week 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.