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Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (132)

Homework week ending 1.3.2019



The children have been given a sheet to revise conjunctions and prepositions. Please help your child to say other sentences using these word types to give additional practice.


Your child has been given a new spelling list. This week we have looked at words with the long vowel sound for a. The two graphemes we have looked at are ei and ey. Please help your child to remember which words are spelt with which grapheme.


Please continue to read regularly with your child at home. When they have read a few pages, please help them to summarise what they have read. This is an important skill to develop, and it will help the children to identify the key facts and information from what they have just read. Once they can do this well, they will be able to make effective notes when researching information.

Homework week ending 15.2.19



In science this half term, your child has been learning about different food groups. Please help them to complete a food diary for each day of the holiday. We have looked at food diaries for different adults in lessons to identify the number of fruits and vegetable portions eaten each day, and to calculate how much sugar they eat each day. Please help your child to identify the foods they eat that contain sugars. The NHS recommendation for children is no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day. The aim of this homework task isn’t to judge the diet of the children, but to make the children more informed about what they are eating. Hopefully, it will encourage them to make more healthy choices, and also help them to understand why adults limit their consumption of certain foods.


Please help your child to spell the words for week 6 from the spelling list. After the holiday, there will be a test of all the words from Spring 1.


Your child has been given a piece of paper of their choice with an illustration on. Using the information text from the reading comprehension, please encourage your child to write an information text about LS Lowry. Your child can also find information from other sources including the internet. Please discourage your child from copying whole chunks of text though. This text could include:

  • Headings
  • Questions and answers
  • Did you know…   fact boxes
  • Writing organised into paragraphs

Some of this work will be displayed at our Lowry gallery next half term.

Have a good holiday!

Homework week ending 8.2.19



Your child has been given a maths game to reinforce multiplication and division by 10 and 100. The instructions are on the game. They have also been given a division sheet for dividing by 10. These skills will form part of the maths assessment which the children will complete next week.


As part of our topic about the work of Lowry, we are hoping to create 3d pictures to help the children develop an understanding of perspective. Please help your child to create a building using an old box. We will arrange the buildings together to create a collaborative scene. The building could be a house, a row of terrace houses, a church, a factory, a tower block or any other building your child would like to make. If the box is turned inside out before your child begins to add details, it will be easier to decorate it. The size of the box could be as small as a box of tablets, or up to the size of a cereal box. Please encourage your child to add details to the model.


Please help your child to spell the words for week 5 from the spelling list. Once again, most children spelt all the words correctly for the spelling test.


The children are learning a dance in school to perform at Move Fest. The link below is the song that the children will be performing to, so the children can use this video link to practise the dance at home.

Homework week ending 1.2.2019



Your child has been given a comprehension to complete about L.S.Lowry. Please keep the fact sheet at home as next week the children will be asked to write an information text about him and his work. Some of the pictures the children draw will be used for our Lowry gallery which we will create at the end of the half term. Please encourage your child to add details to their pictures.


Your child has been given a new spelling sheet. Please ask your child to tell you sentences containing the homophones on the list. This will ensure they know which word to choose when writing sentences.

E.g.       The sea was very cold.   What can you see out of the window?


Please continue to encourage your child to practise their times tables facts for the 3 and 4 times tables. This week we have been looking at multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. The children have applied their times tables facts to complete 10 x 30, 500 ÷ 10, etc. We will continue with this work next week.

Homework week ending 25.1.19



We are continuing to learn multiplication and division facts for the 3 and 4 times tables. Please help your child to complete the missing numbers for the calculations sheet. Please remind them that if they don’t know 3 x 9, they can calculate 9 x 3 by counting up in multiples of three until they reach nine groups of three.

There is an additional sheet with problems to solve. Please encourage your child to talk about what facts they know from each problem, and what they need to find out. This will help them to calculate the answers.


Question When baby moles are born they are usually about 2cm long. An adult mole is usually ten times longer. How long would an adult mole be?

"We know the first value is 2cm. We know the second value is ten times greater than the first value. We don't know the second value. To work out the second value we need to multiply 2cm by ten."


There will be a spelling test next week of the words from spring 1 week three. Last week 16 children got all the spellings correct, and a further 5 children made just one spelling error. It was our best week so far.



This week we have been looking at how an apostrophe is used. We looked at apostrophes for contractions (could not becomes couldn’t), and for possession (the dog’s ball). Your child has been set two tasks on to practise using contractions. The test also includes commas in a list.

The children have been given a game to reinforce how to use the possessive apostrophe. This can be used with two or more players.


Please remind your child to return their reading book each week. Beads will be given to children who remember their books.

Next week is National Storytelling Week. The Radio 2 500 words website has many stories written by children which your child can access at home. Please ask your child to tell you about any stories they choose to listen to. We will be doing this activity in school too.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Furniss and Mrs Garnett

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