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Welcome to the world of exploration and independent discovery in Year Three. Our adaptive learning approach allows children to delve into more complex topics while cooperative activities enhance teamwork and communication skills. Here, the British National Curriculum unfolds in ways that cater to diverse learning styles, laying a robust foundation for future academic achievements.


Children are required to read for at least 20 minutes on their own and with an adult every day. Children should always choose a chapter book and a book of their own choice which ranges from comic books, poetry to non-fictions to help them develop a love for reading.

Here are 11 tips to help your child with reading:

Reading Rockets

 Audible has announced that hundreds of their children’s audiobooks will be free during school closure. They are available to stream on laptops, phones or tablets.

See here for more information:

Audible Stories

There are also many websites with free e-books including

Oxford Owl


Play a spelling game with your child aiming to practice at least 3 spelling words every day.

This is a copy of the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list. Children are expected to know and be able to spell this statutory list by the end of Year 4.

A maths task per day from:

    • Number and place value (e.g. 327 = 300 + 20 + 7)
    • Time
    • Addition and subtraction (up to 3-digit numbers)
    • Multiplication and division
  • 3x, 4x and 8x Times table
    • Measurement
  • Fractions
  • Our Year 3 children enjoy learning their times tables with the Super Movers clips!


We are suggesting children to do a physical activity each day. e.g. One of the children’s fitness videos from here:


It is also a great opportunity for children to learn the proper positioning of the hands on the keyboard – a good skill to learn young. The following website, Dance Mat, helps children learn where all the letters are on the keyboard.

Bite Size

Scratch-Computing: Scratch is a free programming tool targeted for primary children to start learning programming and to develop computational thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills!

Other ideas: Be curious! Be creative!

This is a time to find out about their family and traditions they follow.

  •  Can they sort their family members into height order? Can they compare their heights?
  • What is the height difference between the two of you?
  • What is the longest object in the kitchen?
  • What is the shortest object in the kitchen?
  • Can they count in 3’s?
  • Can they count in 8’s?
  • Can you add all your family members’ weight together?
  • Can you convert all your family members’ height into m and cm?
  • Can you name all 7 continents?
  • Can you name all 5 oceans?
  •  Can you name as many shapes as you can?


Conduct a research about the country that you are from or a country of your choice.

  • What is the population there?
  • What are the main languages spoken there?
  • What/Where is the capital city?
  • Can you draw a map of that country indicating the important cities?
  • Which continent is it part of?
  • How big is that country?
  • What are the traditional cultures?
  •  What is their famous dish?
  • How far away is it from London?
  • Have they been there before? How was your experience visiting that country? What would you recommend other travellers visiting that country to do/see/eat?


After they have gathered enough information, make a travel brochure for that country!


I hope this helps. 

Ms Ferreira