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Year 3

Year 3 Autumn Homework Grid

To be completed by 19 December 2018

Family Challenge

Theme (History and Geography)


This year, we are going to have a big focus on how we can make Haydon Abbey greener. Our planet is precious and we all need to work together to take care of it!


Can you and your child look into what you can do at home to be greener?

Could you go on a litter pick and clear your street of litter?


Could you recycle some old bottles and hang them in the garden with bird food?

This half term, we will be learning all about chocolate and where it originated! We will be learning about the Mayans, Aztecs, Christopher Columbus, and Hernan Cortes.


Can you research one of these people? Where did they live and what did they do?

You could recreate an Aztec picture about their use of Cacao.

You could research the difference between the rich and poor and how they used chocolate.

In English, we are looking at writing to entertain, using a narrative and then poetry.


You could write a short story or poem to entertain the class. Think about using interesting language and adjectives.


You could write a short review of your favourite book and tell us why you like it.

You could draw the front cover of your favourite story to go up on our wall.




In our classes, we will be looking at celebrating differences. This will include differences in families and individual people.


You could make a family tree to show how unique your family is.


You could make an anti-bullying poster to show how we should respect one another.

This half term we will be looking at shape, space and measure, as well as fractions. We will be continuing our ‘Multiplication Marathon’ each week, so will have a big focus on times tables. Please join in with these fabulous songs and dances to help your child with their tables and remember we also have Times Tables Rockstars:

Prodigy is also a great game to practise maths skills:

This half term, we will be looking at ‘light’.


You could make shadow puppets, experimenting with moving the light closer and further away to see if it changes the size of the shadow.


You could try reflecting light off of different surfaces at home, shiny, dull,


You could make a list of the different light sources you can think of, sun, torch etc.