Year 3 core learning activities to do at home

Here are the main areas that Year 3 would like you to work on at home when the school is closed due to the Coronavirus.


Week 1


  • You are the Roman historian Zosimus. You are writing in the year 415 AD. The Romans left Britain in 410 AD. Research what Britain was like after the Romans left, make a scroll and record on it a description of Britain.

  • Imagine you are in landing on the moon (Photo 8). Using descriptive language (such as adjectives, adverbs, alliteration, similes and metaphors) to write a paragraph describing what you see and what you hear.

  • Complete the poetry comprehension ‘Rain Song’



  • Look at unit fractions e.g.  ½, 1/5, 1/8. Understand that ¼ of a number is the same as finding 1 out of 4. Use this to work out different unit fractions of sweets, marbles, pegs etc. e.g. I have 20 pegs. What is a ¼ of 20? What is a 1/2 ?, 1/5? Etc.

Then work out 2/5, ¾ etc.

  • Revise adding and taking away with 3-digit numbers using column method. Ensure the children understand ‘carrying over’ and ‘borrowing’.

  • In Year 4 the children will have national times tables tests. This would be a good opportunity for children to rise to the next level in their awards. 

BRONZE = You must know times table questions for the 10 & 5 times tables when asked out of order and the related division facts ( 5 x 2 = 10, so 10/5 = 2 and 10/2 = 5)

SILVER = As above plus 2, 4 & 8 times tables

GOLD = As above plus 3, 6 & 9 times tables

PLATINUM = As above plus 7 times table

DIAMOND = As above plus 11 & 12 times tables

Our focus this half term is on consolidating Gold level tables, ready to move to platinum.


Week 2


  • Imagine you are doing a sky dive (Photo 7). Using descriptive language, such as adjectives, adverbs, alliteration, similes and metaphors describe what you see and hear. What did it feel like?

  • Complete the comprehension: The Happy Hunter and the Skilful Fisher

  • Complete the Nutrition Diary

  • Make a list of prepositions which show position. Draw a simple stick man picture to illustrate each one.



  • Revise time – analogue, digital & 24-hour clock. Work out the time in these 3 different ways. Ensure they understand am/pm.

  • Count forwards and then backwards in 10s starting from any number 1-9. Now count forwards and then backwards form any number 1-10 in 9s. Can you see a pattern? Then try counting forwards and then backwards from any number 1-10 in 11s. Practise counting in 10s, 9s and 11s. Can you beat your parent/carer?

  • Count up in fives starting from 4. What’s the pattern? Write it as a sentence.

  • Take three playing cards (or write three numbers (1-10) on pieces of paper to make your own cards}. Which is the largest/smallest number you can make using just two cards?

Which is the largest/smallest number you can make using all three cards? Now repeat with different numbers.

  • Now use 4 cards. Arrange them in 5 different ways and write down each 4-digit number you have made. Can you rewrite the numbers starting with the largest?

  • Keep going with times tables!

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Additional Resources:

KS1 & KS2 Access to free ebooks:



Books read aloud to children by authors, celebrities etc:


Harrow Library uses the apps Overdrive and Libby to download eBooks. If you have a library card number and pin issued from your local library you can download books from 7 - 21 day loan period to read through the app or online.


Parent Support
*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
*List of thinking games by grade: