Year 3


Read a book at home. 

As you read, spot some of the letters from your phonics in your book? 

After you have finished reading, can you name some of the key characters in the story? 


Whilst reading - see if you can spot some of your tricky words: 

Phase 2:  the     to    I     go     no

Phase 3:    he    she    we    me    be    you    are    her    was    all    they   my

Questions to ask when reading...

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Fine Motor Activities 

Here are a range of fine motor activities you can do at home to develop your child's grip strength, hand eye co-ordination and pencil control.  



Thread pasta tubes onto some string, ribbon or a shoe lace to create a pasta necklace. You can colour or paint the pasta once finished. 



Using sand, sugar, rice or salt in a tray, give the children numbers or letters to practice writing. 

Support them in forming the letters in the correct direction, verbalising the sound or number as they write. 


Using some clothes pegs - see how many you can peg onto a bowl/cup at home and count them. 

Support the children in using their index finger and thumb to open the pegs. 

You could also write number of letters on the pegs for children to match to a piece of paper.




You have some cutting skills sheets in your home learning pack. You can use these to develop your cutting using both hands - one to hold the paper and one for the scissors. You can also draw faces on toilet roll tubes and cut fun hairstyles into them using scissors. 



Any Duplo, Lego or building blocks activities will help develop fine motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, grip strength and imagination. Develop the children's vocabulary and language, encouraging key words such as numbers, colours and prepositions (on, under, above, next to etc.) whilst playing. 


Cheerios/bead on spaghetti - a simple way of developing fine motor skills, which can then be used as a maths activity showing 1:1 correspondents counting 1 cheerio to match number 1 etc.  



Threading pipe cleaners through a colander is fun and can create some lovely patterns. This can be developed to encourage the children to request specific colours when they are threading. 

Week 7

We are focus on the story - The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle, and we are looking at following instructions alongside lists and labels. 

You can read this story at home, or click the link below and listen to the story being read to you. 

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle 🕷

Other Stories 

Below are some other stories that you could read.listen to this week, linking to our story. 

Monday 18th May


Read the story of The Very Busy Spider, using the online book, or the book you have at home.

Use the symbols below to match and find all the characters/places/things in the story.

See if you can practice writing these words in your book, or putting them in a simple sentence. 



Using the Numcon number boards below - count how many pieces can you count? 

Can you identify the number and circle it on the sheet? 


We are going to find and think about materials again this week but focusing more on what they feel like. Get someone in your house to help you find the things you need and to help you decide what they feel like.

We have a  song everyday to watch and listen to again,  to remind you about the different materials - see if you can remember any of them.

Listen to the song and then open the word document to find out about today's learning task.

Have fun!


Materials ︳Vocabulary ︳English for Kids ︳Grammar for Kids

Materials ︳Vocabulary ︳English for Kids ︳Grammar for Kids ===============================================...

Tuesday 19th May


Can you write a list of all the animals that came to visit the spider? 

Can you number the animals on your list? 

You could use the template below to help your recording. 




Can you remember your double to 5 from last week?

See if you can match the Numicon pieces so that they are double, and then count how many you have in total. 


Listen to the song below and then open the word document to find out your task for today.

Materials and their Properties Song | Science Music Video for Kids

Can you think of the properties of some everyday materials? In this song, kids will learn about the difference between an object and the materials from which...

Wednesday 20th May


Either whilst you are out in your garden, or when you go for a walk today, take your mini-beast hunt list and see how many of the different bugs you can find. Tick them off when you find them. 



Today we are going to practice counting in 2's.

Can you find some objects to group into 2's such as cereal, pencils or blocks. 

Put the objects into groups of 2 up to 10.

Then model counting in 2's aloud together - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. 

See if the children can touch each group as they count. 

Repeat a few times, using different objects to count. 


Listen to the song below and then open the word document to discover your task for today.

Materials song

Thursday 21st May


Can you follow the instructions below to make spider? 

You could cut the instructions up and sequence them first if you want and extra challenge.



Today we are continuing to count in 2's. 

Use the 100 square below or one online (link below) and colour in the multiples of 2. Can you see the pattern? 

Get the children to count in 2's out loud with support.

Use the objects from yesterday to help if needed

Continue past 10 if confident! 


Listen to the song below and then open the word document to find out your task for today.

1c Materials Song by Peter Weatherall

Simplest Science: a series of animated songs and videos covering units 1 and 2 of the UK primary school science curriculum. They should be equally useful for...

Friday 15th May


Can you use your spider from yesterday, or draw your own picture of a spider.

Use the symbols below to label the different parts of your spider, either copying the letters or cutting and sticking the symbols.




Watch the 2 times table song below.

Practice saying the 2 times tables several times. 

Using some socks - see if the children can match them in pairs and then count how many socks that they have altogether.


If you can - download the Numberjacks app from the App or Play store, as it has lots of games that you can play to practice your times tables.


2 Times Tables Song - Numberjacks

Learn your two times tables with the Numberjacks crew. FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? It is all about excitement, fun and learning, thinking skills, problem ...


Listen to the song below and then open the word document to find out your task for today.

3C Materials song


Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension


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