Year 3 - Learning at Home- w/c 29.6.20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 12:24pm

Hello everybody,

It was lovely as always to see so many faces on Zoom this week, our Zoom catch-ups will now take place weekly each Wednesday until the end of term. I will continue to post details on the blogs and a text message will still be sent with the log in details.

We will host three meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forename initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial.


Wednesday July 1st  @ 1:00pm  A -G

Wednesday July 1st   @ 1:40pm H-N

Wednesday July 1st  @ 2:20pm P-W


Listed below are learning activities set for Year 3 next week.

If your child is accessing another year group's curriculum (for example Y2 Reading) then please access the specific year group class blog, which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.


Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.


To support your child further, the BBC have expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.


You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.


The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.



This week we will recap our knowledge.  Please complete the activities: ‘Time Between’ and ‘Estimating Amounts’.

This Numberock song can help with telling the time to 5 minutes.


You should complete the ‘Practise’ section for each of these tasks first to help your understanding before you attempt the ‘Homework’ questions. These tasks can be found on the MyMaths website.


As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day!

Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.


If you complete the MyMaths and White Rose Maths work this week then why not have a go at the Time Maths Mastery Challenge Cards I have attached.

How are your times tables coming along? Hopefully, you are now becoming more confident and know the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. These Numberock songs will help you learn them also.





Have you chosen a book to read from this list of recommended books? The list includes biographies, non-fiction books and books that represent BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) main characters. These books represent the diverse and varied experiences and cultures of all people.


Check out Cressida Cowell’s YouTube channel where you will find readings of How to Train Your Dragon, creativity tips, book recommendations and story writing ideas.

Perhaps you have started reading ‘The Ickabog’ too.... if not it is still available to read –there are some wonderful ways in which you can be involved in the illustrations of the published edition of this book at the end of the year by entering the competition.

As well as your books at home there is also a wide range of books on World of Stories & Oxford Owl . You can also listen to a new David Walliams audio story every day here. 




Follow the link to the BBC bitesize lesson Reading and understanding texts which will help with comprehension tasks.

This week’s reading comprehension is all about ‘Fidget Spinners’.

Key vocabulary words to check you understand before you start reading the text are: concentrate, patent, version and sensory.



Have you attempted some of the Authorfy 10 minute challenges?


This week’s writing task is to write a persuasive letter to the government.

The government are enforcing a new rule on children.


Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are now responsible for all household chores.

This includes:

  • Washing dirty dishes.
  • Hoovering the whole house.
  • Cooking for the family.
  • Dusting and polishing all of the furniture/household ornaments.
  • Making all of the beds before school.
  • Washing and ironing every item of clothing.

Write to the government to persuade them this is not a good idea.

I have included a WAGOLL (What a good one looks like), a persuasive writing checklist, a bank of persuasive writing phrases you may want to include in your writing and a letter template.

A good way to start is by making a list of reasons why you think children should not have to do these things.



This week we will focus on subordinate clauses.

subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb, but it needs to be attached to a main clause because it cannot make sense on its own.

Firstly, view the slideshow and complete the activities attached then watch this video and complete the quiz to test your knowledge.



Group 1: This week you will revise spellings with silent letters. I have attached a word search to help practise these silent letter spellings.

island, answer, write, wrapper, knife, knock, thumb, doubt, half, calm


Group 2: This week you will revise the spellings of the months of the year. I have attached a word search to help practise these spellings.


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October



This week’s history task is to understand the importance of artefacts in helping us find out about the past.  Without them, we wouldn’t know nearly as much about the lives of people in ancient civilisations. Have a look at the Egyptian artefacts on the slides and think about these questions: What is it? What do you think it was used for? Who do you think used it?

What would you leave for the people of the future so they could find out about you and your way of life?



Well done to those that completed the egg drop challenge last week. I hope there weren’t too many scrambled eggs! I was so impressed to hear that some people even managed to drop the egg from a second-floor window without it cracking!


This week I have another ‘Eggcellent’ challenge - this is a fun and easy science experiment that is great to do at home because it requires ingredients you are likely to already have in the kitchen.


In this experiment, we are going to turn a raw egg into a bouncy egg. The result will be an egg that feels rubbery (like a bouncy ball) and does bounce.

Just be sure not to bounce it too high unless you are ready for a messy result!

You will need:

  • Raw Egg
  • Glass or Jar
  • Vinegar



  1. Get a raw egg and carefully place it into a glass or jar
  2. Fill the glass with white vinegar until the egg is completely submerged.
  3. Leave the egg in the glass for 1-3 days. Each day check back on the egg. When the egg has started to become translucent you will know it is ready.
  4. Remove the egg from the glass and rinse it under some tap water. While rinsing the egg gently rub the outside of the egg and the white film will come off leaving you will a translucent egg.
  5. Examine the egg. You’ll notice that is feels rubbery (like a bouncy ball). Then lift the egg 1-2 inches in the air, let go and watch it bounce. 

Helpful Tip: And be sure to do the bouncing on a plate or other container…just in case.

  1. When you are ready for some messy fun, lift the egg a little higher in the air and let it go….SPLAT!


For additional tasks, you can also visit this website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.



This week’s art task links with your 3D shape maths. You can follow this tutorial to create fun and impressive optical illusion art using a pen, pencil and a ruler. The results are amazing! Art John has tons of great tutorials to follow on his YouTube channel so have a go. You could share some of your favourite artwork on our next Zoom catchup!

I have also included some Ancient Egypt mindfulness colouring sheets.




I know some of you have been enjoying creating games through coding at home. This week I have attached a coding tutorial so you can create your own flappy bird game. This is a really fun way to learn how to code.

Flappy bird coding.


I have also included the typing game links so you can continue to enjoy learning to type.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3



This week you can access the Oakland Academy Spanish lesson here to learn how to introduce yourself in Spanish.

Children can also continue to access Language Angels, where they can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home.




Sing Up at Home has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams' continues his 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' here.



Our DT project this half term is creating a story book with moving parts.

This week you will put your planned design together to create your story book with moving parts. Do you need to make any adaptions to your original design? Have you included different types of moving mechanisms?



Joe Wicks will now be live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can access all previous workouts here on his Youtube Channel.

Follow North Sefton School Games on Twitter, where you will find lots of extra challenges and activities- including 'Try it Tuesday's'. 

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Many elite athletics practise yoga daily.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has a huge range of yoga videos for you to choose from. You might enjoy this Minecraft themed yoga or this Harry Potter themed yoga video.



Rising Stars streams live football skills classes three times a week on YouTube, all you need is a football!

Tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm.

The YouTube channel also has videos covering some basic netball and gymnastics skills.


As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.





On Monday 29th June, it is the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul! First, the children should watch the following videos to tell/remind them of the story of Peter here and the story of Paul here. In line with our school SHINE values, the children should be encouraged to consider how St. Peter and St. Paul inspire and encourage us. As we celebrate this feast day, perhaps the children could write a short reflection, prayer or poem on what we can learn from these two saints in 2020.

St. Peter's website also has a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!


Collective Worship:

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10 am every Monday. You can access the videos here.


Additional task:

Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. They can then present this research in any way they choose by filming it, using PowerPoint or presenting to the family.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child's comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!


This website is an excellent additional source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 


If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 3. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.


Looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom again on Wednesday!


Stay safe and stay positive,


Miss Browne


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