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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Year 3 - Autumn Term

Y3 Home Learning 

Approximate Directed Activity Time - 1.5 hour  - 2 hours

Ideally, every day we would like children to do the following: 

English work - about 35/50 mins

  • Read independently or to an adult or older sibling for 15/20 minutes 
  • Spend around 20/30 minutes writing practising their writing, spelling or grammar

Maths work - about 45mins

  • Practice counting using NumBots or Times Tables RockStars for 15 minutes (if you do not have a log on please ask your teacher)
  • Spend around 15/ 20 minutes completing a maths task 

Topic work - about 30/ 45 mins

  • Complete one of our themed activities (Science, RE, Art etc.)

Helping your child with home learning - what to do:  

Reading (15/20 minutes).

  • If your child is completing the reading scheme then please ask an adult or older sibling to hear them read their school reading book. If you do not have a school reading book, you can use a picture book from home or an online book.
  • 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? Which bit made you feel…….?’How does the character feel on this page - why? 
  • Listen out for them reading confidently, without having to sound each word out individually.
  • If they are completing the Reading Challenge, then encourage them to complete the reading diary and book activities as normal

Writing (20/30 minutes) 

  • There is an English activity booklet which can be downloaded below. This contains a variety of English activities including comprehension, spelling work and writing prompts. You should aim to complete one activity a day.
  • There are also spelling mats which can be completed as an alternative daily activity. There are 3 levels of mat for each day so that you can choose the best for your child. 
  • If your child would prefer, we have also shared some story setting pictures below that can be used to write about. Encourage your child to use the vocabulary to create a really interesting piece of writing.

Maths (45 minutes)

  • Log onto Numbots or TT RockStars and let your child practice their key skills for 10/15 mins or so. If you cannot remember or don't have a log on, please contact Miss Scott (Maths Lead) on XXX
  • You could also practising  counting in 10s, 2’s and 5’s. 

Dancing in 2’s.

Dancing in 5’s

Dancing in 10’s

Number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20 

  • Activity Books (10-15 minutes) Encourage your child to spend 15 minutes per day working through the activities in the maths practice book below.
  • We have also shared some Maths Mats which can be used as an alternative to the maths booklet. These mats are pitched at an average level of ability, if your child needs help, please offer assistance or encourage them to move onto the next question.  

Topic Learning (30 minutes) Choose one per day: 

  • RE - God's Word - use the video and the worksheet below to explore the story of the Breakfast on the beach a little more closely. 


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  • Science - The threat of plastic in our seas and oceans.
    Re-watch the assembly from world ocean day. Think about what you could do to encourage others to reduce plastic use, at home, in school or in the wider community.
    Design a poster or a leaflet to show your ideas. 

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  • Music - 
    How does music make you feel? Can you make a collection of songs that make you feel happy, sad, uplifted etc.
  • Computing - Digital Footprints (download below) 
  • Art - Portraits, using any art materials you have at home, pencils, crayons, paint etc paint either a self portrait or a portrait of someone in your family. 


Alternative ideas (Please feel free to use as needed):

Discovery Education.

  • Children can freely explore the resources in the KS2 section. There are activities for all areas of the curriculum with videos to watch and activities to play including Phonics and Maths resources. It is a closed site and safe for children to use independently.

Mini Project:  What is your child 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:

  • Start a scrapbook, write and draw about their favourite character, person, animal etc.
  • Write letters or make cards for family and friends
  • 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.