A very warm welcome to our Y3 Home Learning Area. On the PDF document below, you will find an outline of the learning tasks to be completed each week. I will endeavour to cover most areas of the National Curriculum and to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. A new document will be added each week, ready for the next Monday morning.
It is important that the children quickly get into an effective routine when completing their home learning tasks and I will provide an example timetable for you to use if helpful.
As we are all finding our way with this new way of learning, I will ensure the tasks are relatively straightforward for the first few weeks to support the children in establishing their own personal structures and routines. In the longer term, it will be vital that the children experience a range of different learning styles. Some written work, some online learning, creative activities, and importantly, daily physical exercise. Some tasks will be more 'open-ended' allowing the children to investigate and explore a learning area, others will need formal written methods and careful presentation.
The children who were at school on Friday have been given a range of exercise books to use for their home learning. If you haven't picked up these books yet, please contact the school to arrange pick up.
If at all possible, please support your child with their work. This could be as simple as checking their work is of a high standard at the end of a lesson, morning or day or asking them to explain their work to you as an informal assessment of learning.
When it is safe to return to school, I will be looking at the children's books and look forward to seeing some amazing quality learning with every child giving 100% and producing their very best work.
I would love to see some of the work that you complete whilst at home. If you have done something that you are particularly proud of, you can email a photo or scan to me at:
Parents can also use the email address above if needed and I'll reply as soon as possible.
On a personal note, I wish each and every one of you safety and love at this incredibly challenging time. Let's hope that we can create some positives from the all too apparent negatives, and look after each other as part of the extended St Luke's family.
Love and best wishes,
Stig of the Dump by Clive King - Introduction
Stig of the Dump - Chapter 1 - 'The Ground Gives Way'
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - by Ayden
What a great drawing-amazing use of light & shade!
Ruby Trains Her Dog
When she's finished her home learning, Ruby has been working very hard training her dog - look at them go - what a team!
Jed's Family Portrait
Jed & his family at a Pittsburgh Steelers NFL game
Freya MG's Ultimate Predator - the Teacher Eater - YIKES!
Ayden Working Hard
Virtual Geography Field Trip!
Ralph's Home Learning
Pizza Chef Ralph
Excellent Mr Majeika-Based Writing
Joel Investigates the Size of Shadows
Joel working scientifically on his shadow investigation.
Alfie's Woodwork Class
Select and cut your wood to size
It's all in careful preparation and sanding...
The finished product - stylish and practical!
Mabon & Wren made Welsh cakes in a Wales Fact File
Mrs Bryan is working on your smuggler's purses
Useful Learning Links
Excellent Maths ResourceAs schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their studies at home. Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Daily lessons coming soon!Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.
Football SchoolWelcome to Football School, where every lesson is about FOOTBALL!
Harry Potter at HomeWe know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives.
David Walliams Free Fun ResourcesIf you’re looking for some exciting activities to keep boredom at bay, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! Scroll down for a treasure trove of fantastic activities, all inspired by David Walliams’ tremendous tales.
ScratchJr Coding for young childrenCoding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.
It's Good to TalkAdults have a key role in helping children understand what is going on, providing information and reassurance, limiting media overload for children, and being aware of how their own reactions might impact on children.
Free Audible StoriesFor as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
As a Talk 4 Writing school, we place emphasis on children learning toorally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. Throughout the year, children will learn approximately 9-12 model texts. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions.
The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 3. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them. Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!
w.c. 9th September 2019
Defeating the Baddie Story
Jack and the Beanstalk
w.c. 7th October 2019
How to mummify a pharaoh
w.c. 4th November 2019
A Warning Story
w.c. 25th November 2019
An Explanation Text
How does a dishwasher work?
Spring Term One
An Adventure Story
Kassim and the Greedy Dragon
Spring Term One
The Manchester Ridge-back
Spring Term Two
A Journey Story
The Magic Bed
Spring Term Two
The Sound Collector
Summer Term One
A Portal Story
Summer Term One
A Newspaper Recount
Mystery Coin Found!
Summer Term Two
A Dilemma Story
The Great Kapok Tree
Our Class Country
We will be learning all about our class country- India.
Talk 4 Writing Texts and Story Maps for Use at Home
As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit https://www.st-lukes.hants.sch.uk/click-here-for-parent-videos-for-singapore-maths/ to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's.
We ask all parents to support children with learning their times tables at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians. Please remember to make use of Times Table Rock Stars to support Maths at home.
Focus Textbook Chapter and Title
w.c. 2nd September 2019
Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter 1 - Numbers to 1000
w.c 16th September 2019
Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter 2 - Addition and Subtraction
Autumn Term 2
Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter 3 - Multiplication and Division
Autumn Term 2
Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter 4 - Further Multiplication and Division
Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 10 Picture Graphs ans Bar Graphs
Summer Term 2
Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 12 Angles
Topic Learning Autumn Term One
In Autumn Term One, Year Three enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians. The pictures below show us making Canopic Jars. We also had an Egyptian drama workshop as our Fantastic Finale. It was so exciting and we came to school dressed up!
Making Canopic Jars
Topic Learning Autumn Term Two
This half term, our topic is Le MasterChef. We are looking forward to baking (and eating) our own French bread and thinking about healthy fillings as part of our D&T and Science learning. In Geography, we will be learning about Europe, with a particular focus on comparing an area in France with Hampshire.
In Geography, we have been learning to use an Atlas to identify the countries and major capital cities in Europe.