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Year 3 Home Learning Blog 14 - 6.5.20

Hello everyone! We hope you are all okay and that you have been enjoying the home learning tasks so far this week.

Here are a few more ideas of some tasks you can complete at home. This is the last home learning blog this week due to the bank holiday on Friday. We hope you have a lovely long weekend!

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:

Today, refresh your memory of the story from Monday by watching this clip again.

It is a simple story but we would like you to retell the story adding in some super description of the boy’s journey through space, the planet and the alien. We would like you to use the dialogue you have written in the previous task at the appropriate places within the story. Can you also remember to use pronouns within your story?

Blue challenge – Use adjectives and remember commas in a list of adjectives (friendly, blue alien).

Green challenge – Use effective verbs (think carefully for better alternatives) and some adverbs too. Extend some of your sentences using some of our Year 3 conjunctions (because, if, when, so).

White challenge – Use fronted adverbials (try to sometimes use phrases rather than just time words), remembering to use a comma after a fronted adverbial.


Maths Task:

Today we are going to look at and interpret data from pictograms. We haven’t looked at pictograms in Year 3 yet although you have when you were in Key Stage 1 so this should really just be a recap.

First, remind yourself of what a pictogram is by watching the video on the BBC Bitesize website.

A pictogram uses pictures or symbols to represent data. Pictograms often have a key to show the value represented by one picture or symbol. Sometimes the picture / symbol represents 1, sometimes it represents more than 1.

Sometimes only half or part of the picture / symbol will be shown so you may need to work out the value based on the value of one full picture / symbol.

Please select a challenge below (at the bottom of the blog), read and interpret the pictogram and then answer the questions. You do not need to attempt every colour challenge (although you can if you would like to!). You do not need to print the tasks, you could just write the answers down to each question in a full sentence.

We have also included some extra pictogram tasks. This is an optional extension in case any of you would like to have some further practise at interpreting pictograms.


VE Day Task:

Have a look at the VE Day PowerPoint (at the bottom of the blog). Many events of commemoration / celebration due to take place this weekend have had to be cancelled or postponed. However, it is still important to show that we are remembering. So, for your task we would like you to create a piece of art work that you could stick up in your window – it could be a poster or some bunting. Include lots of red, white and blue and have fun creating!


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.