Year 3 Home Learning Resources

Welcome to Year 3's home learning page! We are in the Summer 1 term and every two weeks we will be updating these pages with new ideas to use with your children at home. Please note all of these activities are recommendations and are simply suggestions to help you during this difficult time.

Please click here for a potential timetable you could follow to help structure your week:

Y3 Suggested timetable

The year 3 Summer 1 jigsaw and knowledge organiser, lists all of the knowledge and skills we would like to teach the children this half term.

Y3 Summer 1 Jigsaw

Y3 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser

Don't forget our Explorer project has lots of great learning opportunities too! Click here

We hope you enjoy completing some of the learning activities with your Parents/ Carers. Stay safe and we'll see you soon!

Mrs Eccles, Miss Brown and Mrs Kinsella :)


Please email or tweet us any work you are proud of. J

Fortnight Beginning: 11/05/20

Reading and Writing Focus Tasks (use the books we have sent home to write in)

We do not expect you to complete every task here. Choose the ones that you want to do. Of course, you can do them all if you wish!

The Present - (The tasks will tell you when and how much of the clip to watch) 


Reading-Linked Tasks

  1. Watch the clip up to 42 seconds. What do you notice about the boy, his home, his mum? What do you wonder?


Verb: become aware of.

What can you see?


  1. Verb: desire to know something; feel curious.


2. Pause the clip at 58 secs. What do you think is going to happen? Can you make a prediction using evidence from the clip?

I predict that….. because in the clip, I can see …….. 





3. Pause the clip at 1:23. Using your inference skills, explain how the boy feels about his present. Use evidence from the clip to justify your answer.




A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.


To show or prove to be right.


4. Watch the full clip. Can you explain why the boy felt disgusted, ashamed and disappointed about the dog at the start? Discuss why his mum may have bought that particular dog for him.


I think the boy felt ashamed of the dog’s appearance because…

I think boy bay was disappointed with the dog because…

His mum may have bought him this particular dog because…     


5. Write a short summary of the video clip.



A brief statement of the main events.


Extension: Can you write about what you thought at the start and why, compared to what you know now?

At the start of the clip I thought……. because…….  . I learnt that actually, …… as…..


Writing Tasks

  1. Think about the key event in the story. Can you write a diary entry as the boy? You will be writing in first person as the boy. Remember to discuss your thoughts and feeling throughout the diary.


    • First person
    • First and third person pronouns
    • Thoughts and feeling of the boy
    • Expanded noun phrases (e.g. an epic video game)
    • Conjunctions
    • Paragraphs (new time, place, topic and person)
    • Pronouns:

                    Boy – I, me, my, us, we

                    Puppy – it, its, he/she, him/her

                    Mum – she, her


2. Watch the clip to 1:23. How does this behaviour make you feel? Create a thought bubble.

Can you create some calligrams from the words you have chosen? A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves. E.g.



3. At different points in the story, think about what the characters might be saying. Can you write some speech bubbles?  Use speech punctuation if you feel confident enough.

Rules for speech:

  • Inverted commas around the speech
  • New speaker, new line
  • Each line of speech starts with a capital letter

4. The viewer’s opinion of the main character changes throughout the clip. Can you plan and write your own story where the reader’s opinion of the main character changes?

Here are some ideas to help with your planning:



Main character:



Something new

Who or what:

Main character’s first impression:


A change of heart

What changes things?

My character’s new feelings:



Main characters actions after a change of heart:



How does the story end?

Is it a happy ending?

Does the reader learn anything from the story?


Please ensure you are referring to the Year 3 punctuation map and the Year 3/4 spellings when completing writing activities. 



Reading at home


Junior Book Club

Don’t forget that you can watch some of your teachers reading class novels three times a week. Check your parent mail for the logins to our reading YouTube channel.  Mrs Eccles is reading Matilda. Miss Pipkin is reading The Creakers. Mrs Mutch is reading Malamander. Mr Hill is reading The Explorer. Mr Uppal is reading Harry Potter. Mr Roberts and Mrs Welch are reading a variety of children’s bedtime stories and Ms Keight is reading Mr Stink.



We have added to the junior home learning page. This is a fantastic free resource, which we signposted you to a few weeks ago as it links to Accelerated Reader, which we use in school. It provides digital versions of over 7000 books and 5 daily news articles for pupils of all ages and abilities. There is also the option for books and articles to be read aloud to the children, ambitious vocabulary is highlighted and there is a link to an online dictionary. The benefits of daily reading are huge: young people that read daily are 4 times more likely to read above the level expected for their age compared with those that do not read daily. Children can carry out their Accelerated Reader quizzes at home (you must use the link on the website to access the site).

There are also a variety of virtual reading ebooks on the Oxford Owl website, which you might choose to use .


Additional reading resources, such as recommended reads for ages 7-9 and 9-11 and Book Bingo for stories, text types and authors can be found here: Reading Resources


Maths Home Learning

We will follow the new White Rose scheme throughout the Summer Term. This is a 12 week block and has been created alongside the BBC and is designed around Home Learning. School has access to the Premium Resources, so every fortnight we shall upload the corresponding worksheets with answers onto our website.

Lessons do not need to be done daily but are there to assist any home learning you choose to do. This will be updated as soon as more become available to us. 

You can access lessons here:

And the corresponding worksheets and answers here:

(School has a Premium subscription so you do not need to get your own.)

Important notes:

  • You do not need to complete the tasks each day but please do not ‘skip ahead’ to the next step as they build on from each other.
  • You may choose to recap your learning from a previous year, however it is vital that you do not move onto the next year group’s learning. Instead, visit for Greater Depth challenges.
  • Each lesson includes a video, activity and answers. Please tweet us any of your fantastic work! Again, please recap your learning by looking back at previous year group’s lessons.

Other resources - Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars.

Times Table Rockstar Inter-schools Competition 6th May- 22nd May

Over the next two weeks, we would like you to log onto Rockstars and help your school battle against other schools in our Top of the Rocks Competition.















Accelerated Reader

Use the following instructions to help you access Accelerated Reader, where you can read a wide range of books and complete quizzes once you have finished the books.

All details and login information can be found below:

Accelerated Reader Access Information


Design Technology

Y3 Earthquake design challenge- downloaded PowerPoint



PE Home Learning Opportunities - Use this link

Use this document to find a wide range of PE activities you can do with your child, ranging from:

  • REAL PE workouts
  • Workouts
  • Dance
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Movement and Mindfulness
  • Cooking (Nutrition)



Please follow this link to find a range of fun Science activities based around our topic animals including humans:

Y3 Science Activities

There's also some super fun science experiments suggested in the link below;

Science experiments you can do at home



Please see the following document to help you with some ideas and activities whilst working at home with your children.

Computing Ideas – Use this link


Reading Comprehension

If you so wish to, you can complete the following two reading comprehension tasks. Please click on the task below:

Reading comprehension pack 



Please find all archived home learning activities here. 

Year 3 Archived Home Learning Documents