Year 3

Home learning activities

Dear Parents

We will continue to keep in touch mainly through ClassDojo with learning resources accessed through this webpage and the links on it.

We are very aware that different families are facing different challenges at the moment. So as far as possible we will share tasks that children can access independently. Please do not worry or feel bad if you can't do everything, these are challenging times.

We will set some maths and English every day and throughout the week also some more general tasks. We’ll also try to share some ideas for fun activities to stop you all getting bored!

Some activities might have a ‘worksheet’ but don’t worry if you can’t access a printer, just get your child to write any answers on a piece of paper. It might be worth getting a couple of exercise books to keep everything in one place.

It won’t be practical for us to mark things at this time but we will try to provide answers where possible for you to check with your child, and we'd love them to share examples of anything they are especially proud of. Please feel free to ask questions (through ClassDojo) if anything is unclear or children need support with anything.

Children can also message us if they are missing us - but just one a day please!


Week 2


Daily maths activities are here -

This week's videos are longer (15-20 mins) and even better. They start with 'Flashback' questions - we do these in class - you'll need to pause the video and have a go at these first.
Then, if you possibly can it would be great if you (parents) could sit with your child and pause the video after every question to discuss it. Children will get so much more from the lessons this way. Watching it all in one go could be a bit overwhelming.

Then they can have a go at the worksheet questions (only print if want to). It's fine to refer back to the video if unsure at any point. Finally you can go through the answers together and address any misunderstandings.

IMPORTANT  - Each lesson builds on the previous one. Do NOT skip lessons. If you do miss maths one day don't worry, just carry on from where you got; it's better to be a few days behind than up to date and confused!

Numbots – 10 minutes daily.


TTRockstars – 5 minutes daily.  This is a great opportunity to master tables before Year 4.




Spelling – work through the Twinkl spelling PowerPoint (Presentation - above) on Monday.  Try to do a couple more sessions throughout the week using ideas from Spelling Journal (above).

Daily English activities (above) - Spend 45 minutes to one hour completing tasks. Don't worry if you don't get everything done, as long as you've done your best for that time, it's fine.  We've only put a few days on to keep things simple, the rest will follow.



Over the week choose some of these other activities to try, if you want to.



Joe Wicks (Body Coach TV Channel on Youtube) has declared himself ‘the nation’s PE teacher’ and will be providing daily 30 minute PE lessons for children (and parents if you want!)


● Let’s Wonder:

Think about your street. What type of houses are on your street? What type of house do you live in? What other buildings are close by? Find out about the local area, what different buildings does it have? How old are some of those buildings? How have they changed over time? Use a map to locate different places. Look on ​Google Earth​. Draw your own map of their local area.

 ● Let’s Create: 

Choose a building you like - it might be in the local area or maybe a famous building from another part of the world. Make a model of that building using materials of your choice. (Playdough, ​junk modelling​, lego….) How did you do? What would you do differently next time?

● Be Active:

Go Noodle on your own or have a family workout.  Fancy a dance? There are lots of  dance videos you could try. Maybe try some yoga -

Get out into the garden, pull up some weeds or mow the lawn? Does your garden need a tidy up? Maybe you could plant some seeds.              

 ● Time to Talk:

 Were your family members all born in this local area? If not, how is their place of birth different to your own local area? How far away is it, an you find it on a map. If you have family members who have always lived near Ipswich, how has it changed?

If you have family members who are self isolating this might be an interesting thing to talk to them about on the phone.

● Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences:

 Research different places of worship that can be found in our local area. What is your nearest Church? Mosque? Synagogue? Temple? Gurdwara? What can they find out about them? Draw pictures and label them with any information they find out (use Google Street view if you can’t get out).

 ● Reflect​:

 Think about what would improve our local area? What is the local area lacking? What spoils their local area? What could be done?


General Information- Year 3
Welcome to Year 3!  It promises to be another exciting year - we'll be working as park rangers, archaeologists and underground explorers as we find out about looking after wildlife, the stone age, what happened when the Romans invaded Britain and much, much more!
Your guides on these adventures will be:  Mr Hatcher, who is excited to be entering his second year of teaching at Dale Hall, and Mr Parker who is equally excited to be entering his 19th!
Mrs Hines will be working with us on Wednesday afternoons, initially teaching music and Mrs Abbot and Mrs Ardern will join us on Tuesday afternoons, initially teaching French and RE.
We will be ably assisted by our wonderful teaching assistants, Mrs Eley and Mrs Ling.
Spring Term
After we have finished our work with Beartooth Ridge National Park we will be moving on to a new adventure...
We will be working as teams of underground explorers.  Once we have completed the necessary safety checks we will begin to find out about the world beneath our feet. We will probably find out about different types of rocks, volcanoes, mountains and fossils - but there's bound to be much more to it than that!  
It's going to be dark down there so we'll need to find out about light, shadows and how we see.
Our first Power of Reading text will be a non-fiction book called 'Pebble in My Pocket'. It could be useful for our work as explorers.
After half term we will be finding out what life was like for people in the stone age.
In maths we will continue working on multiplication and division (so remember to practice on TTR every day!) before moving on to working with money, then statistics and finally fractions.
Half termly plans for spellings can be found below. Week 1 will always be the first week after a half-term or holiday. If a term is only 6 weeks long then 'week 7' (review activities) will be fitted into week 6.
Spring term spellings are now below.  For 2a week one will be the week commencing 13th January.