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Year 3

Year 3 Summer Term Homework Grid - Whilst on Lockdown 

Updated 27 April 2020

Family Challenge



Can you take a simple biscuit or cake recipe and add new ingredients to create something different?

You could try a couple of different variations to see what works best.

Remember to write down your new recipe.

Include the weight of each ingredient and then write the instructions on how to make your biscuit or cake.


Here is a simple biscuit recipe to get you started:


100g softened butter

50g caster sugar

150g self-raising flour


Our new topic this term is Farm to Fork, where we learn about where our food comes from.

For your home challenge can you create a food map of the world?

Look at the food you have at home, especially the fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Can you find out which country it was grown in (the label should help)?

On the world map (using an atlas to help you) Label the country with the food that was produced there.

Are there certain countries that produce more food than others?

Why do you think that certain foods are produced in particular countries?

Think about the climate and the landscape- do these affect what food can be grown?


Challenge – choose one food/country to research further. Can you create a timeline or journey record of what happens to the food from when it is grown to when it is available in the shop for us to buy? What transport is involved? How long does it take to reach us? Is it processed? How many times?DH

First there is the Head teacher writing challenge, which will be available on the school YouTube channel.

It would be great to read your brilliant stories, so remember to check it out.


The artist we are looking at in the art challenge is Mary Blair. She was one of Walt Disney’s favourite artists and produced lots of artwork for many fairy tales, including Peter Pan, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.


Can you write your own version of a familiar fairy tale?


It could be from the villain’s perspective? What’s their version of the same story?



















This term we will look at the Artist Mary Blair.

She worked for Walt Disney and produced lots of artwork for the films he created of fairy tales such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.

She had a vibrant, simple style and was adventurous with her colour choices, often using colour in a different way.

You can find out more about her life and view some of her art on this website


‘Colour and magic’ are how Mary’s art was often described.

Can you create a picture of your favourite fairy tale in her style?

Remember to be brave with your colours!

Why not try and create your own Mary Blair style castle too.

Be as creative as you like and post photos of your work on seesaw or email into the office!


The focus for our maths challenges this term will be Telling the time!


Being able to tell the time is a very important skill to learn and with this extra time at home it’s a great chance for you to have some additional practice.

Talk about the time with an adult. Discuss the features of the clock.

How many minutes are in one hour?

Can you draw and label your own analogue clock?

Do you do the same thing at the same time everyday?

Try and keep a ‘time diary’ – note down what you do at certain times of the day. Do you notice anything? Are there any patterns?


Remember you need to know how to read analogue and digital time!



Did you know that the time is different all over the world?

It may be 3pm in the UK, but it could be 10pm or 8am in another country!


Using the world map on the school website/seesaw can you find out the different time zones around the world and mark them on the map?


Are there any countries that have more than one time zone?


What happens when we turn the clocks back or forward an hour? Why do we need to do this?

Do all countries move their clocks forward in the Spring and back in the Autumn?

Our final topic this year in science is Plants.

Plants are extremely important to our planet – we could not survive without them!

They are a key part of our food chain- humans and animals rely on them.

Just like animals, flowering plants have a life cycle.


Can you draw the life cycle of a flowering plant?

Include diagrams and labels to show the cycle clearly.

Then explain why the flower is particularly important.


Bees and flowers are linked together and rely on each other to survive.

How do they do this?

Can you explain what happens when the bee visits the flower?


Observe the bees and flowers in your garden? Watch what the bees do and how they move around? Is there a pattern?


Try growing your own plants or flowers. What did you need to give the plant to help it grow?

Does a plant need similar things to you to grow up strong and healthy?