Good morning, Year 3. I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term and are ready to carry on with your home learning this week.

This week, please make sure that you continue to use Spelling Shed and TTRS in addition to your home learning.

Home Learning Survey

We have worked hard to improve home learning this term and we would like to hear your views. Please could we ask parents to complete the short survey by following the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TMKKDFF

Thank you.


Zoom calls will continue at the usual times and the links can be found on the year 3 home learning page.


Mrs Porter’s group

This weeks spellings are homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. You will need to know the meanings for the words as well as how to spell them for your spelling test this week.













Mrs Robinson’s group

Words ending in a k sound made using que.













  1. Read and clarify the meaning of each word
  2. Write each word out and count how many syllables
  3. Pick 5 spellings to put into sentences.




Today you will be focussing on using coordinating conjunctions.

Coordinating conjunctions join two main clauses to create a compound sentence.

Coordinating Conjunctions: and, but, so, or

Look at the sentences below. They are missing coordinating conjunctions. Select from the conjunctions above so that the sentence make sense.

  1. I wanted to go swimming _____ the swimming pool was closed.

2. I fell over ____ I bumped my head.

3. Would you like to go to the park ____ would you rather play on your bike?

4. The crowd gathered on the beach ____ they could watch the tall ship in the sea.

Challenge: Can you make the simple sentence below into a compound sentence by adding a coordinating conjunction to join on a main clause? How many different ways can you do it?

Sam skipped to school.


We will be starting our new unit in writing today. This half term, you will be writing recounts. You may remember these from Key Stage 1. We will be writing diary entries for our recounts.

Just like we would do at the start of a new writing unit in school, you will be having a go at writing a diary entry today to show me what you already know. Your task for today is to write a diary entry based on a day from half term or a day recently that you can recount.

Think carefully about what a diary includes. How should you start? How will you order the events? How will you make it interesting to read? What tense will you write in? Remember, I don’t expect you to know everything at this stage. This activity is to demonstrate what you know about writing diary entries currently.

I have included a list below to remind you of some of the writing skills you have been taught this year, that you may wish to include. You do not have to include all of these things. It is just there to remind you of the skills that you could use. Remember, this is to show me what you know about diary entries already so you may choose to include skills and features that are not on the list below.

  • simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Sentences of 3
  • Froted adveerbials, simile openers, -ing openers
  • Similes, powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Paragraphs
  • Neat, legible handwriting – some of you should be trying to join.


Maths Meeting

Today, I would like you to practice your 4 times table.

Watch the video below to remind yourself of the 4 times table facts.


This week you will be focussing on the 8 times table. Please make sure that you use TTRS daily to practice these tables as well as the tables we have already explored this year. It is really important that you have a quick recall of the facts learned so far.


Today is your VIPERS session.

Read the text below and then answer the VIPERS questions using the text to help you.

VIPERS Questions:

V- Find and copy a phrase that means “say no without thinking about it”.

I – What might be one bad point of a drakone?

I- Why might a wyvern be similar to getting a dog?

E – What is the purpose of the text?

R – Which type of dragon helped to kill a centaur?

R- How long can a drakone grow to?

S – What is the main difference between a wyvern and a dragon?


Today in music I would like you to develop your rhythm skills. Watch the video below and practice clapping the rhythms.


Today in art you will be looking at Tudor portraits. The Tudors were a family that ruled England and Wales from 1485 to 1603. We will be learning about some of the Tudor Monarchs in history this half term.

A portrait is a portrayal of a person, usually showing the person’s face . A portrait can be a painting, a photograph, an ink drawing, a sculpture — or even a description in words or in a film.

I would like you to look at the portaits below and answer the following questions:

  1. What do you like about the portraits? Why?

2. What do you dislike? Why?

3. What is similar about all of the portraits?

4. Which is your favorite portrait? Why?

5. How have the portraits been made? Which materials have been used to create them?

5. What do the portraits tell us about the Kings and Queens?

Queen Elizabeth I

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Henry VII

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Henry VIII

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Well done year 3. You have completed your first day of the half term. I am sure that you have all worked hard.

Remember to send your work to year3@handale.rac.sch.uk .

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