By / 10th May, 2020 / Year3 / Off

Hello Year 3!

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend and a wonderful time celebrating the 75th VE Day. It was lovely seeing some of your wonderful work last week and hearing how hard you are working. Keep it up!

Here are this week’s home learning tasks.



As always, join in with Joe Wicks’ P.E lessons. Please take part in this every day by clicking onto his YouTube channel You can also always watch them back at a later time if you can’t tune into the live stream every morning.


Daily Maths and English

This week, I’d like you to be completing the daily Maths and English lessons on BBC Bitesize. You can find them by clicking on this link

The BBC Bitesize lessons are recommended by the government and cover Year 3 curriculum aims. Each day, they put a new daily lesson on with some activity sheets for you to complete. Please work through the video or slideshow and complete the activities afterwards. If possible, you could print out the activity sheets and stick them in your home learning books. If this isn’t possible, copy out the question and answer it neatly in your books.

The BBC Bitesize website also has lessons from some previous weeks. It would be great if you had a go at some of these as an extra challenge!


More Maths



As usual, I have also set some activities on MyMaths to complete. We would normally be starting some work on Time now, and so the activities I’ve set for this week are recap activities from your Year 2 learning of time. Time is a very tricky skill to master, so it will need lots of practice, hard work and perseverance! Ask your family members to help you with time, test you on it at different points throughout the day and maybe create a little time diary of things you do each day. It is super important that you practice, practice, practice!

Please complete the following MyMaths Year 2 recap activities this week;

  • Telling the time
  • Comparing the time
  • Telling the time quarter to/quarter past
  • Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes

TT Rockstars

TTRockstars is also very important. By the end of Year 3 you need to know off by heart your 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables so that you’re ready to learn the rest of your times tables by the end of Year 4. Times tables is all about practice, the more you practice the better you will become! You need to go on TTRockstars at least 3 times every week.


More English


As well as the daily English lessons from BBC Bitesize, I have set activities on our usual home learning websites;

  • Prepositions and Adverbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Verb Tenses
  • Y3 Grammar


Spelling Shed

I have set the same spellings as last week for you to continue to practice and master. I can see from the Leader Board how well some of you are doing, keep it up!


Writing – Pobble 365


This week, I’d like you to use the picture from 11th May called ‘Teapots’. Complete these tasks in your red home learning books please. Remember, beautiful handwriting and presentation please!

  • Story Starter – Write a story about the teapots. Can you describe what they looked like on the outside? What about inside? What do they do? What will happen in your story?
  • Question Time – Answer these questions as creatively as you can!
  • Perfect Picture! – Where have these mysterious teapots come from? Draw it!


Reading – Purple Mash’s Serial Mash

I know lots of you have been really enjoying the books on Purple Mash – Serial Mash! This is a fantastic resource which we have for free while school is closed so make the most of it while you can! If you want to read some of the other books on there, you are more than welcome to.

This week I’d like you to;

  1. Finish the book I have set called ‘Mary Anning and the Time Twister”. We learned about Mary Anning in our Autumn Science unit about Rocks and Soils! I’d like you to finish this book this week by reading chapters 3, 4 and 5.
  2. Answer the quiz questions for each of the chapters.

You can do the other tasks which go with each chapter if you’d like to!



Please follow the link below for the Daily Prayer from the Church of England.

Recently, you have been learning about ‘Discipleship’. Last week, you looked at the story of ‘The Widow’s Mite’, wrote a short summary of the message and drew some pictures.

This week, we are moving on to a new unit called ‘The Holy Spirit’ and our key question is What does Christian art teach people about the Trinity?

What do you think ‘The Trinity’ is?

The Holy Trinity is a tricky concept to understand. Take a look at this presentation for some information about the Holy Trinity Holy Trinity Information

What might God the Father; God the Son and God the Holy Spirit look like? This week I’d like you to draw your own impressions. Explain what you have drawn and why in your red home learning book.



I’ve had some fantastic feedback about the coding activities from some of you and your families. I’m so pleased you’re enjoying them! For those of you who haven’t been on this yet, please follow the instructions below to complete some really fun Computing coding games.

If you go on the website, click ‘learn’ at the top, and scroll down the page a little bit until you see ‘Hour of Code Tutorials’. Click this link and then there will be a selection of coding games you can play. Can you try a different coding game this week?



Our Science topic this half term is ‘Plants’. I’ve kept a copy of the experiments up from previous weeks in case you still want to try these. For plants there are lots of things we could do practically (getting out into your garden if you have one, or during daily exercise maybe visit a grassy area and see how many plants you can see!). Please complete any written work in the red Home Learning book.

Here are some ideas for plants experiments if you are able to do them at home;

  • Plant a seed – do a daily diary and record any observations you make about what happens to the seed.
  • Plant a number of seeds – plant seeds in small cups and put them in different places (one in the dark, one without water, one without soil etc). What happens to each of the different seeds? Write down your observations and results. You can even draw a diagram.
  • Water transportation – how does water travel around a plant? Put white carnations or a piece of fresh celery (with leaves) into a pot of coloured water (use food dye). What happens to your plant after a few days? Write down some of your observations and draw a diagram to show what you have learned.

I’d like you all to complete this lesson from BBC Bitesize about what plants need to survive.


Take care, stay safe and remember, if there are any problems you can email me on Purple Mash.

Miss Connolly