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The planning below is for 23rd March - 3rd April 2020. This was our first response to providing home learning and we have since revised our format. The updated planning will be posted above.

Year Three Home Education

At present, many of the resources and activities here are what you will have received in your pack. This area of our website is likely to be subject to change in the coming days. Please refer to your letter from Miss Rogers to help support your home learning set up.

Look after yourselves and keep smiling.



Online activity

Offline activities

  • Year 3 Statutory Spelling Word checklist; practise reading and spelling these (see Home Education Pack)
  • Use your child’s yellow spelling book to revisit previously given spellings to see how much they have remembered. The children are very good at learning for a test but can they put the correct spelling into a sentence? E.g. I am excited to visit a foreign country.
  • Visit the Great Binfields Primary School website English page to download a spelling activity card pack for creative ideas to practise the spellings.
  • 100/200 High Frequency Words (one list in pack)
  • Spelling activity dice game (how to play - in pack)
  • Practise using a dictionary in order to find out spelling patterns and the meaning of unfamiliar words from reading books.
  • Use a thesaurus (can use online ones if you do not have one at home) in order to investigate other words with the same meaning.



Online activities

  • Education City: log in – select ‘Classwork’ – Reading activities

Offline activities

  • Mother’s Day reading comprehension task (see Home Education Pack - answers included)
  • GBP Reading Challenge ( see Home Education Pack)

Other English activities

Online activities

  • Education City – Be a Good Sport and see Classwork activities


Offline activities

  • Instruction writing e.g. making your bed, brushing teeth, cooking,



Online activities


Offline activities

  • Times tables – playing cards, dice, quick fire
  • Adding Consecutive Numbers, Strike it Out (Instructions in pack)
  • Telling the time in analogue and digital (use this as part of your daily routine)


  • Dissect a flower to investigate the parts of a flower that are important in the life cycle of a plant
  • Using your knowledge about the best conditions for plants to live and grow in, grow your own plant! From cress on your windowsill to seeds in the garden. Record your observations.
  • What can you predict about a plant and how it grows from the size of its seed? Plan and carry out investigations to test your ideas.
  • Plants reproduce in different ways (e.g. through the air, animals). Watch video (link on Home Education Learning page) Research different types of seeds (e.g. fruit seeds, sycamore ‘helicopter’ seeds) then design your own seed that would dispersed in the best possible way. Draw your seed and label to explain how it works.


Listen2Me Brass lessons - Listening

Here is a brilliant video about how brass instruments work by The House of Sound

Find out for Mrs Irons & Mrs Vaughan the following information:

  1. How is a sound made in a brass instrument?
  2. Draw a diagram or picture about what happens to the air inside a cornet?
  3. Why doesn’t a brass instrument work if you just blow into it?


Singing & playing

Practise our favourite Spring Time Song: ‘Spring Chicken’

Can you make up some actions to do whilst you sing?


Making your own music

Can you make a bottle instrument out of 2 or 3 plastic bottles in your house like the House of Sound presenters did?

Put different amounts of water in each bottle then blow gently across the top of the bottle. This will need practise – all musicians need practise to get better.


Instrumentalists: Don't forget to practise today.

Little and often is best and fun!


  • River Thames and Danube River comparisons –watch video and list countries the Danube travels through from source to mouth.
  • Using an atlas/ Google Earth to research ‘what is the same?’ and ‘what is different?’ between the Thames and The Danube (zoom in on features eg towns/ cities along the route of the river).


  • Create a Claude Monet style painting
  • Study Claude Monet pictures and look at features, compare to real life flowers and do some observational drawings. If possible add colour with watercolour paint.
  • Talk about Austin’s Butterfly – assess work and how you could improve it next time


  • Create a circuit routine (e.g. star jumps, bunny hops, skipping, burpees, press ups, two-footed jump)
  • Recording pulse before and after an exercise (e.g. star jumps for 1 minute). Repeat daily and record pulse data in a table.
  • Ball skills – e.g. seated throw, overhead throw, throwing and catching to a partner, bounce and catch (turn these into games e.g. number of catches you can do in 1 minute without dropping)

Other suggestions for educational experiences