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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

What to expect - Year 3

Y3 Home Learning 

 

Approximate Directed Activity Time - 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours

Activities can be spread out across the day to suit your circumstances

 

Ideally, we would like every child to do the following each day.

Read to themselves or with an adult/ older sibling for 20 minutes

Spend 20 minutes working on a Writing task. 

Practise their Time Tables for 10-15 minutes 

Spend about 20 minutes working on a Maths task

and also to

complete 3-4 Topic activities across the week. 

 


Structured Activities 

These activities will need an adult to either work with the children or check their work afterwards so that they get the most from their learning.

Activities can be spread out across the day to suit your circumstances.

English: please do the following each day

Reading (approx. 20 minutes).

  • Your child should continue reading their normal school books and they have brought additional books home.
  • If they are completing the reading scheme then please talk to them about what they have read, perhaps ask them questions such as; What does this word mean on this page? Can you think of another word that means the same? How does the character feel on this page - why? 
  • If they are completing the Reading Challenge, then encourage them to complete the reading diary and book activities as normal

Writing (approx. 20 minutes)

  • Will be set by the teachers each week.
  • These can be printed or completed in the exercise book sent home with their learning pack.

Maths: please do the following each day

  • Times Tables Rock Stars (10-15 mins). The year 3 classes with be battling each other! Who will win?
  • Maths Activities (approx. 20 mins) 
  • Will be set by the teachers each week.
  • These can be printed or completed in the exercise book sent home with their learning pack. 

Independent Activities

You should schedule some time each day for your child to work independently from you. Below are some activities that children can complete without (or with minimal) adult support or supervision.

Reading:

  • Make your own comprehension question sheet about a book you have read for someone at home to answer.
  • You could re-design the front cover of the book you are reading or write a new blurb.

English

Maths

Purple mash

  • Full of resources for children to access, some good examples would include doing a fact file/fact poster on Mary Anning, doing the mosaic art in preparation for the Roman topic and going through the simple coding program.

RE

Mini projects

What are you interested in? It could be linked to our topics or to another area of interest. Share it with your teachers in a mini project. You could:

  • make a model,
  • create a PowerPoint presentation,
  • make a fact file,
  • create an information poster,
  • create a piece of art
  • write a story,
  • make your own quiz or puzzle
  • a song or rap,
  • bake something
  • make up a drama script,
  • create your own word treasure hunt,
  • make fact file flash cards

You can produce anything you like based on what you know and have found out – be as creative as you like.