Homework in Year 3


Each week the children will be expected to:

·       Research and learn spelling rules.

·       Read with an adult a minimum of three times.

·       Practise and learn number bonds.

·       If there is more you wish to work on at home, there is a homework choice board at the back of this booklet. Children are able to choose which ones they complete – this section is optional.



Parents’ role:

·       Listen to your child read at least three times a week and sign and / or write a comment in their reading record.

·       Support your child in investigating the spelling rule and in finding spellings that fit the rule.

·       Help your child to choose appropriate spelling words and ensure they understand what their spellings mean.

·       Support your child in learning their number bonds.

·       Let us know if there is a genuine reason why the homework has not been completed.


Number Bonds

Once you know your number bonds off by heart you will never have to learn them again!

Techniques to help you learn number bonds:

·       Chant them (4 and 6 etc.)

·       Have flash cards – play pairs with them (e.g. 8 and 2).

·       Online games – have fun with these and it helps consolidate your learning.

·       Race against them – have random tests – do it quicker each time.


You will be given a weekly test for the number bond you are working on.


Each week there will be a word of the week which will be displayed in class.

As extra homework, use this work in a sentence and find synonyms (a word that means the same, or nearly the same) and the antonym (a word opposite in meaning).

You will also be awarded a house point for every correct use of the word of the week within their work.



means to amaze somebody to a great degree.


For example:


Mrs Pollock said that the work in her class was astonishing.

Synonyms include: amazing, shocking, surprising etc.

Antonym: predictable.  



            Homework Choice Board

Autumn Term

Research a number – find out as many key facts as you can about it.

Write a letter to your teacher telling them important information they should know about you.

Visit a supermarket and take photos of 5 special offers and then work out the total cost, before the offers (challenge – work out the cost before the offer).

Read at least 3 books from the Year 3 Link Reading.

Organise your own lunch for a week.

Be creative – make something, bring it or take a photograph and tell me how you’ve made it

Explain to a parent or brother or sister something you have learnt about in maths this week.

Design and draw a Stone

Age cave painting. What

might be included in a Stone

Age cave painting? What

sort of things did they


Clean up your room or help your parent with a chore.

Make a model of Stonehenge

Bake something tasty at home and share the recipe with your teacher.

Complete a minibeast hunt in your garden/local park area. Which

ones did you find?

Create a word search about a topic you have been learning in history or science

Produce a poster about an area of English work from this week.

Create a sundial.

Use it for a day and write

about your experience – is it

more useful or less useful than

a modern clock?

Animals in the Stone Age

What animals could be seen

in the Stone Age? Write

about one or draw some

pictures of them.

Research a painter or an artist who paints fruits –

write some

facts about the artist

You’re going on a trip to the North Pole. What items would you take with you and why?

catherine Pollock,
22 Jul 2017, 15:44