Home Learning Resources for Year 3
We know that your priority at the moment is the health and safety of your family.
There is no expectation that you do formal learning at home.
This page has lots of great resources you can use as little or often as you like.
Government advice on helping children learn at home:
BBC Bitesize has super daily lessons.
There is a 20 minute daily show and a variety of activities, games and videos for each lesson.
It is perfect for learning at home.
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THE JOURNEY HOME
Join us on a home learning adventure that starts with a Polar bear.
Click on the picture to begin.
In Year 3, children should be working on their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
More Maths Fun
More Maths games, videos and fun:
Key Stage 2 passwords for Spelling Shed and Maths Shed:
Here is a selection of interesting Science investigations you can do at home:
Year 3 have been learning about light and shadows. You may want to find out more...
You might want to get a head start on parts of plants:
Crest (yes, the toothpaste people!) have some detailed science activities aimed at primary aged children. There is a guidance booklet and a booklet of activities, as well as a certificate you can print on completion. SuperStar level is aimed at children from 7-11 years old.
The children know the DK Find Out website and there are so many other things they can find out about on it!
There is more of interest on the BBC Bitesize website:
The English Heritage website has lots of interesting things about Stonehenge - we have been enjoying this game:
Here you can print out and make your own Neolithic house!
More great resources about the Stone Age
Make your own flip book!
Olaf Falafel is making some super fun art videos.
You might find some inspiration for some art projects here
Crayola have lots of colouring pages and activities to try at home
Award winning author / illustrator Rob Biddulph is making videos to draw along to
Learn how to draw from observation with this free programme of online lessons from an artist
Year 3 children learn how to make collages. You might want to use this video to give you an idea for making a collage from the things you have at home.
GoNoodle has lots of videos and activities to keep your fit and healthy (scroll down, you don't need to register)
Join in with the nation doing your daily Joe Wicks workout on You Tube!
Cosmic Kids Yoga on You Tube
The Yorkshire Sport Foundation have made a range of videos demonstrating different PE skills.
The Sports Partnership has provided some fantastic ideas for staying active at home for all the family
We have signed up to this website for lots of free videos and dance routines for ages 4 and up:
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Make your own animations online for free.
Tynker are offering free access to their premium coding activities during the school closures.
CodeMonkey is also free, though you do have to register for this one.
Scratch is a great resource for coding.
Year 3 and 4 had been planning to present the story of Hansel and Gretel through opera before everything changed. The Royal Opera House are providing some interesting home learning activities, which includes Hansel and Gretel. Check it out and perform the songs at home!
Everyone has an instrument you can use - your voice! Learn to beatbox!
Harvard University in the USA has developed a series of musical games and activities which also help them with their research!
Singing Medicine is providing videos of songs to join in with - you might just recognise some of them that Miss Capron-Tee uses!
SingUp are working on providing a range of music videos and resources for free
Young Voices have lots of singing and dancing videos to keep everyone busy
The Sing King You Tube channel has absolutely LOADS of karaoke backing tracks for all your favourite songs. Why don't you have a karaoke night once a week? You could even make your own fake microphone from a rolled up paper tube with a ball of scrunched up paper taped on top!
Here is an excellent video teaching you all about pulse with activities you can join in with. You don't need an instrument!
Duolingo is a great place to practise your French. Although you can create a profile, you don’t need to. Just start with the basics and begin collecting your XP! (You can also use Duolingo to begin learning other languages, at any age – Miss Capron-Tee is using it to learn Welsh!)
OTHER GREAT RESOURCES
BBC's Supermovers have a great range of active learning ideas to use.
Classroom Secrets have made some awesome home learning packs for each year group.
Hamilton have free Maths and English learning at home packs for each year group which they are adding to regularly.
Twinkl have made loads of resources accessible. Just click on the parents hub.
The Scholastic website has two weeks worth of activities available for free, including reading and educational videos. It is from the USA, but is still a great resource.
Starfall is another site from the USA but with loads of great resources including Maths and Literacy games and books to read. You have to subscribe for full access, but a number of them are free.
Collins are providing their Key Stage 2 Maths and English workbooks for free. They include things taught at Years 4, 5 and 6 as well as Year 3, so don't panic!
They also have a range of other resources available:
This website has a range of great projects - scroll down to see the Year 3/4 ones:
Brain Pop has extensive educational resources and are offering free access. Just follow the link for the instructions about getting free access.
Free activity books to download from tts
Other fun games and resources
Want to design and make your own board game? This page might be useful
Don't forget we have more resources for everyone to enjoy.
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OTHER THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Welcome to Year 3
This year there are 53 superstars in Year 3. Our team are Mrs Howie, Miss Capron-Tee, Mrs Tolley, Mrs Cole, Mrs Simon, Miss James and Miss Hirst.
Mrs Howie's class have PE on Wednesday and Friday.
Miss Capron-Tee's class has PE on Tuesday and Thursday.
All children should have a named PE kit in school all the time as we will occasionally do things at other times.
Reading homework is given out on Mondays, to be returned by Fridays. Spare homework is always available in class should children lose it.
There will be no swimming until the summer.
In Key Stage 2 we use the White Rose Hub Maths plans. We teach a mastery maths focused curriculum following a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to learning. Times tables are practised on a daily basis at school and the children should practise at home regularly. We send home half termly facts for children to learn . We also use TTRockstars to support pupils with their times table learning.
The children should be practising the following times tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. They should be able to recite them in order and answer questions out of order. They should also learn the division facts (for example, if 3 x4 = 12, then 12 divided by 4 is 3).
In Key Stage 2 children read a whole class text and develop their reading skills by discussing the text and working on retrieval, inference, deduction, viewpoint, vocabulary and author choice challenges.
Every day we have a period of quiet reading using books chosen by the children from the library, which we visit once a week. Groups and individuals will read with the teachers and TAs at this time as well.
We read non fiction texts as part of our Mantle work and every week we take delivery of the First News newspaper.
Some children need extra 1:1 reading practice and do this as part of our Reading Champions programme.
Children have weekly reading homework where they read a text and answer questions on what they have read.
The library is open on Wednesdays after school if you would like to visit with your child or children and borrow books to take home.
In Year 3 much of our writing comes through out Mantle story but we also use prompts from websites such as 'Once Upon a Picture' www.onceuponapicture.co.uk as well as the class books we are reading.
To help us with the technical aspects of writing we use Alan Peat sentence types, DADWAVERS www.literacyshedblog.com/dadwavers as well as the No Nonsense spelling programme.