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We hope you are managing the home learning we are putting out and enjoying the changing themes. For each theme, we will provide recommended activities  which can be completed alongside the educational websites/resources we have provided separately. Each topic will be adopted across the entire school and should therefore alleviate some of the pressures of home education, particularly for families who have children in more than one year group. We would like to take this opportunity to stress that our home learning packs are flexible and should be adapted to reflect the needs of your individual family, slotting in the activities suggested in a way which suits you best. Whatever you are doing as a family is more than enough, these are unprecedented times and, as has always been our outlook, the well-being of your children and family is paramount – don’t be too hard on yourselves and ensure your routine works for you.


We understand that our school community has a range of different circumstances with regard to home IT devices. We know for some families, children do not have access to a device all of the time (as it may be being used by other siblings or adults working from home) and therefore need content that can be looked at online and then completed offline. We know that some children do have access to a device all of the time and therefore benefit from online content (such as Abacus, Ed City and videos). We also know that most families do not have access to a printer so we have only included a few printable activities on our home learning. We have designed the majority of our tasks so that children/families would look at the activity online and then complete the activity using their exercise book. When you see a document online, for example the weekly Maths Challenges - questions can be opened on the screen and then answers written into exercise books. The document itself does not need printing. Equally, reading comprehension activities, can be read from the screen and then questions responded to in exercise books. The children will be somewhat used to this format as we often pose questions on our classroom screens and they respond in their work books. 


Please click the links below to access the plans and resources for each week. 







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