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Home Learning - Year 3

Dear parents and carers,

 

In your child's home learning pack, we have provided some activities and suggestions that we hope provides a good mixture of academic learning and experiences to keep them happy and engaged whilst at home. We have also provided some equipment, including a maths practice book and an exercise book for them to write in. We would appreciate it if you could support your child with looking after these things – it would be fantastic to see what they did during this time when they return to school!

 

Below is a timetable with an example of a day at school. This is just a reminder for your child of the things that they do at school. We hope that this will help them to decide what to do with their day. This is just to help you and your child create a good routine - it does not need to be followed exactly how it is. Your child might want to spend a longer or shorter amount of time on an activity and that is fine. They also don’t have to do all the activities every day as that may become boring. We suggest that they have at least 1 hour a day of physical activity and that they continue to read and practise key skills daily.

 

Please continue to visit the school website as we will keep this updated with further useful links, activities and suggestions.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding how we can support you and your child during this time, please email us at Y3@st-marysfields.leicester.sch.uk with your child's name and class in the subject of the email. We are determined to make this a time that your child will remember for all the positive things that they experienced.

 

Best wishes,

Mr Khunti and Mr Jones

Year 3 teachers

This timetable is a reminder of all the things we do in school. It can be used to help create a good routine with at least 1 hour of physical activity and daily practising of key skills. This means that the times do not have to be followed - these activities should be done when it is best for you and your family.

 

School timetable

Home activity you might want to do at some point during the day

8:50am – 9:05am

 

Daily Mile

Start the day with a short burst of exercise just like we do in school during the Daily Mile!

 

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers and do a SuperMovers video – do a different video every so often so you don’t get bored but keep going back to videos so you don’t forget!

 

At least two times a week, try having a go at this longer exercise session with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TGEdzRzSbw He is going to make more videos for children soon. You could also put some music on and dance for 15 minutes – anything that gets your heart rate up!

9:05am – 9:15am

 

Assembly

As you know, there is a lot of fake news around even on the TV. Newsround does not share fake news and so you might want to watch the latest news during the time we would usually have assembly. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

 

If you don’t want to watch the news, put some music on and sing like we do during singing assembly. Get other people to join in if you can!

9:15am – 9:45am

 

Reading

You might want to complete one of the reading activities you have been given or read a book.

 

If you want a quick activity that involves reading, you could take a fun quiz online at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes.

9:45am – 10:00am

 

Times Tables

Practise your times tables and number bonds daily using Times Tables Rockstars and NumBots: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Or simply use your fingers or a pen and paper. You need to be able to recall the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables in under a minute, so practise them one at a time until you can. You can use objects to help you if you need to.

10:00am – 11:00am

 

English

You could complete one of the activities you have been given for English or use this as an opportunity to use your imagination to write about anything you want!

 

It could be a Beat the Baddie story or a non-chronological report about something you have researched. You could write a poem or a portal story about a world from your imagination.

 

If you can, visit Spelling Frame to practise your spellings: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

11:00am – 11:15am

 

Break

Make sure you are getting fresh air regularly. Step outside your house. Have a look at the things that stay the same and the things that change a little bit each day – particularly any trees or plants nearby. Maybe you could keep a log of what you notice.

11:15am – 12:15pm

 

Maths

You could complete one of the maths activities you have been given or try to find a way of using maths in real-life before the end of the day. Maybe you can help an adult measure some ingredients or you can draw something using careful measurements.

12:15pm – 1:15pm

 

Lunch

If you can, you should still make healthy lunch choices even though you are not at school.

 

Again, make sure you are getting fresh air regularly. If you have to be inside, try to do something active. You could visit https://family.gonoodle.com/ for short and fun active sessions. You could go up and down the stairs (safely!); keep count of how many star jumps you do in a minute and challenge yourself to do more each day.

1:15pm – 3:05pm

 

Science & foundation subjects

 

 

BBC Bitesize has some great activities you could do linked to science, art, music, history and geography: http://bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

 

You might want to spend some time researching for this term’s family project, which is:

 

What is the best thing you can see in South America?

 

  • If you were going to visit South America but could only see one thing, what would it be?

  • Would it be a city, an attraction or a geographical wonder?

  • What is it?

  • Where is it?

  • Tell us about its history?

  • Why is this the place to visit above all others?

 

Your project could take any form: PowerPoints, models, maps, book, leaflets, it’s up to you!

 

You could also do one of our suggested activities below.


If any adults at home have a printer they can use, they can print more activities from:

 

 

Other activities you could try:
 

  • Build something useful from a cardboard box.

  • Observe bugs and plants – use a magnifier app on a table or phone if possible.

  • Find a simple recipe and cook something new – make sure you have got an adult’s permission first!

  • Pretend you are campaigning to become prime minister – what kind of promises would you make to get people to vote for you? Create a list.

  • Create a mosaic using unwanted paper materials.

  • Learn a new card game. Call a friend and teach them.

  • Take pictures and create a story using them.

  • Dress up as your favourite character. Act and record it.

  • Create a different ending to a book you’ve read.

  • Film a music video – try and get other people involved!

  • Create a stop motion video using toys or Lego.

  • Build a den.

  • Make playdough using salt, flour and water.

  • Make origami/paper planes.

  • Help an adult clean, hoover and do laundry.

  • Play a board game and complete a jigsaw puzzle.

  • Learn how to tie different knots/shoe-laces if you haven’t already learnt.

  • Make paper chains or decorations from unwanted paper.

  • Help an adult reorganise cupboards and drawers.

  • Learn how to tell the time.

  • Recreate parachute games with a bedsheet and ball.

  • Learn some magic tricks.

  • Create secret codes.

  • Have an indoor picnic.

  • Learn how to make your bed.

 

 

 

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