Year 3

Year 3 Working From Home Resources

 We have now moved into the summer term which means some of our topics have now changed. Below is a list of the new topics and ideas for the children within these topics, again these are just suggestions so please do not feel pressure to complete everything. This is a very strange time and many parents are trying to juggle working from home too so please just do what you can.


Please remember children should be accessing Accelerated Reader frequently, as well as TTRS.  There are lots online activities with Purple Mash, Charanga and SumDog. Mrs Colman also sets a daily challenge on Facebook for the whole school and it is great to see the varied outcomes.

We have been extremely lucky with the gorgeous outdoor weather, so please make the most of this too! Please take care and look after yourself at this time and ensure you are following the guidance given. 


It is amazing to see what they have been up to and what knowledge and facts they are learning, so please continue sharing photos/videos with me via email. It has been fantastic to see how many life skills the children have been mastering from learning to ride their bikes, to making meals, learning about money, helping around the house and more. Please encourage children to continue with this, this is a great opportuinty for them to develop these skills and it is always a pleasure to hear their successes. 

If you have ANY questions please do not hesitate to contact me on  and I will reply as soon as I can.



This half term we would have been moving onto time. Children would have learnt many skills, some of which they can already do. 

  • Months and years  - how many months in a year/days in  month etc . months in order
  • Hours in the day -
  • Telling the time to 5 minutes
  • Telling the time to the minute
  • Using a.m and p.m – introduction to digital clocks
  • 24 hour clock – know that 1pm is 13 etc
  • Finding the duration
  • Comparing the duration
  • Start and end times
  • Measuring time in seconds


Other websites:

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Please ensure children are reading every day and quizzing on their books when they have read them. Remember school is open daily for you to change the children’s books.


It has been lovely to see the children writing freely about topics they enjoy,  they really are amazing and have shown me just how much they can remember.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to enjoy free choice in their writing so please continue to encourage this.


I have also attached some 60 second reads. The pace at which children should be able to read at for KS2 is often something that children in year 3 struggle with. These texts are designed to be read in just 60 seconds. A great way to increase your child's pace is to have them read the text on day 1, mark where they got up to after 60 seconds and repeat daily till they can get to the end. Each day they should get quicker as they will have read some sections before. I will update the texts regularly.





To start this term we would have been looking at plants.


Below is some ideas of what we would have been looking at and how you could do this at home. Remember it can be done in other ways too, this is just a guide.

  • To know what plants need to grow – how this changes for different plants
  • To know how water is transported in plants – label diagrams to show parts and functions – food dye experiment
  • Life cycle of a plant – flowers- pollination seed formation, seed dispersal –
  • Pattern seeking – time for different plants to grow – Grow them at home,  observe these over time recording the data. When did the first root appear, when did the first shoot appear, measure the growth of the shoot. How long till flowers blossomed?

Moving on from plants we would have gone on to look at rocks again. Below are some ideas of thigs the children could look at and investigate. 


  • Observe different types of rocks in around the area and the purpose they are used for 
  • Ask questions about why rocks might have changed over time - they could then use the internet to find the answers. 
  • Classify and group rocks – grains or crystals, have fossils in them – using hand lenses or microscopes – collect them and categorise them
  • To know and recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
  • Ask and answer questions about why soils are formed


The last topic we would have looked at is light, below is some ideas you could do at home. 


  • Observe how shadows change throughout the day – record observations using scientific language and labelled diagrams –set out objects and record time and shadow throughout the day
  • Find patterns in the way that the size of the shadows changes – look at findings to spot patterns.
  • To know that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object – set up investigation using opaque and translucent objects



The first topic this term is: Geographical similarities and differences between Scholar Green and London – through human and physical geography.

Children could observe and record the human and physical geography of their local area on their daily walk, they could then research the human and physical geography of London and compare these, presenting their findings any way they choose. This could be in charts, drawings or mind maps.


The next skills we would have looked at in school are: 

  • OS symbols on a map and the importance of a key
  • Being able to use the 8 points of a compass



We are continuing with our Ancient Egyptian topic.

This week I would like children to focus on Egyptian food.

-What did they eat

-Are there any foods we still eat today?

- Are there any foods we no longer eat?

-Why do you think they ate the foods they did?

- What interesting facts can they find.


Children can display this information however they choose, maybe they could design an Ancient Egyptian style meal. Let them be as creative as they want to be.


  • What are the 10 commandments?
  • Why are they important to Jews and Christians?



This half term we would have been looking at texture and form.

The skills the children would have been learning are :

-Different types of needles and thread – running stitch.

-Create aesthetically pleasing model using different adhesives.

I understand that not everybody will have the materials at home to complete this challenge, so please do not worry if you are unable to. However, if you are it would be lovely to see what the children create, again this is a wonderful opportunity to let them be creative and see what ideas they can come up with.


Useful, interesting and fun websites for children to use

Currently, the resources free on Twinkl. enter the code, CVDTWINKLHELPS  - 5 day First Aid challenge - Photography challenge -  20 Genius Junk Modelling Ideas For Kids To Try

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