Home Learning Guidance
Please take a look at our year 3 guidance document below. We will be posting regular updates, so please keep checking back with us regularly.
Keep safe, The Year 3 Team
Year 3 Home Learning Guide
Here are some useful links for fun activities you can do at home:
NEW! As we grow ever closer to Easter, the diocese has provided us with ideas to help children stay aware and learn about this most special time. Here are 2 resources to help you. The first is a longer document provided by Margaret Carswell, the author of our school RE Programme. This booklet contains several activities to try, but please pay attention to the age range that they are aimed at. We recommend that year 3s look to the work aimed at younger pupils only. Please take a look and feel free to dip into any activities that you feel would benefit your family.
Home Learning Holy Week and Easter Activities
2 Easter Project Ideas
NEW! FREE access to Twinkl!
Find a range of exciting and educational activities designed by teachers at the Twinkl website. All you need to do is visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offers and sign up for a new account with your email address, password of your choice and the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS. It’s definitely worth signing up as Twinkl have launched a new home learning hub, where each day, it provides you with a new set of daily activities to get involved with. They’re offering book readings, live lessons, and activities, and it’s for free. Activities are listed the day before – giving you enough time to get prepped and set up for the next day’s learning. http://www.twinkl.co.uk/offers
NEW! Please find below advice from the Public Health Commissioner for Children and Young People in Haringey on how to keep healthy and active at home. This information sheet also includes lots of links to useful online resources.
Information Sheet Staying Healthy At Home
NEW! Popular school newspaper First News has released a PDF version to keep you updated with the week’s most popular news stories. Click on the link below to read it. We’ll update you with each week’s newest edition, as they are published.
STEM Learning are developing home learning activities for science, technology, engineering and maths. Starters for STEM are 10 easy to resource activities which promote discussion about the world around us. Check them out and many more activities besides, at the STEM website.
Joe Wickes workout videos are posted every day at 9 am (they can also be done at a later time) they are lots of fun!
Cassie Stephens is an inspiring art educator who is posting new YouTube videos of amazing art lessons that are really easy to follow. She has lots of other videos you can follow too!
Storyline Online- Storybooks read aloud and brought to life by people such as Chris O’Dowd and Oprah with accompanying videos for your child to enjoy.
Hour of Code- This website is a fun and child friendly way of learning how to code. Many children will be familiar with this website and they love it!
Newsround- Offers short, daily child friendly news stories from around the world.
TopMarks- Excellent for interactive maths games your child can play at home.
Authorfy.com – 10 minute creative writing challenges hosted daily by different children’s authors including Abi Elphinstone, Michael Rosen and Michael Morpurgo.
EAL Hub (English as an Additional Language Hub)- Free home learning packs are being created each week for parents to use during school closures.
Timestables.co.uk- Each child in Year 3 has their own login and password and is familiar with this website as we use it in class. Your child can use this to practice their times tables at their own pace and earn certificates once completed.
Find out what your child will be learning this year:
This term’s curriculum
Spring 1: People of Prayer
This topic focuses on Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount. We look closely at the Beatitudes and The Lord’s Prayer and how the lessons that they teach. We then look at the ways believers have lived the Beatitudes and Lord’s Prayer and how this can guide our own lives and choices.
Spring 2: Lent to Easter
This topic focuses on the season of Lent as the time of preparation for the events of Easter Week and Jesus’ death and resurrection.
In Year 3 children will enjoy reading a wide variety of texts, and will learn to write in a wide range of genres, as directed by the National Curriculum. We aim to instill in our pupils a love for reading and writing, confidence, stamina and creative, independent thinking.
Key texts covered: Was Tutankhamen Killed? Krindlekrax, Into the Forest, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, Tuesday, Poetry anthologies
Writing genres: Information text, Writing in role, Diary writing, Letter writing, Newspaper reports, Explanation texts, Narrative —short story/descriptive writing, Poetry exploration
In Year 3 we introduce the children to Destination Reader, a school wide reading programme, in which daily lessons are taught to explicitly study each of the necessary skills for reading and comprehension of texts. Pupils also learn about each of the learning behaviours required for reading and discussing texts with their partners and small groups.
Key skills: Prediction, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarising, Inferring, Evaluating and Making Connections.
Grammar is taught alongside the teaching of writing.
Key skills: time, place and cause conjunctions, paragraphs, headings, subheadings, present perfect verbs, inverted commas.
Spellings are taught via a weekly list of words which are introduced to pupils in class, then set as activities on the Spelling Shed website.
In year 3, pupils extend their knowledge of number, shape and data through daily maths lessons. Practical equipment is routinely used to help turn the abstract into concrete. Pupils are provided with enriching activities to practise their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Key skills include: Number work to 1000, mental arithmetic using 3 digit numbers, column addition and subtraction, multiplication of 2 digits by 1 digit, reading the time on analogue clocks, roman numerals, tenths, perimeter and angles.
This term’s Science is the Physics themed topic; Forces and Magnets.
Science lessons are taught weekly and always include a knowledge and scientific enquiry focus. Lessons are always practically based and often include opportunities for research and art.
Forces and Magnets introduces pupils to: types of forces, pushes and pulls, gravity, air resistance, friction, water resistance, magnetic forces, balanced and unbalanced forces.
Scientific Skills taught: Planning and setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests, asking relevant questions, recognising and controlling variables, collecting, recording, analysing and evaluating data.
Children will regularly use PCs and iPads to develop their computing skills. E- safety is taught explicitly and is at the heart of all computing lessons. Alongside this, pupils are expected to use technology responsibly.
Pupils will be taught to use computing to communicate, problem solve, research and code through topics including; We are programmers, We are bug fixers, We are presenters, We are communicators.
In year 3, we focus on 2 points in history; Ancient Egypt and the Stone Age. We make curriculum links to other topics such as English and Art and provide enrichment by inviting specialist speakers into school, including an Egyptian Day, and by visiting The Museum Of London. Geography is taught alternately with history. This year’s topics are Extreme Weather and Rainforests. We relate topics to real life current events such as climate change and deforestation.
Year 3s take part in an LFA coach-led PE lesson every Friday afternoon. In addition to this, classes receive extra tennis, cricket and athletics lessons during the Summer term.
Art & Design
Art and design focuses on; Egyptian Art, Using pastels/chalk, Painting techniques, Illustrations and Origami. In addition to weekly lessons, we try to incorporate art and creativity into as many other curriculum subjects as possible. For example, the computing topic ‘We are programmers’ includes computer design as pupils create a short computer animation.
Spanish is taught weekly by specialist teacher Mrs. Barrett. Lessons incorporate lots of speaking and listening activities as well as practical and written activities.
Music lessons are taught weekly by Mrs Edwards. In year 3 we focus on developing singing voices and vocal range, playing pitched percussion and developing awareness of meter and rhythm through singing games.
Homework in year 3 is given out on Friday and should be returned on the following Thursday.
Homework is linked to current study and consists of a weekly spelling list, a maths activity and a third activity that could have its focus on any subject.
In addition to this, children need to be reading and practising their times tables regularly. Pupils are expected to complete 20 minutes of reading per evening to be recorded in the reading record with the date, name of book, pages read and signed by a parent.