In Year 3, your child will learn about tenths, unit fractions, and non-unit fractions, and will begin to understand equivalent fractions.
Blog posts for: Year 3
Education expert James Clements runs through everything you need to keep your child’s reading skills developing during the school lockdown.
Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.
In Year 3, your child will learn to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Help your child learn at home with our advice and activities.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From adverbials to conjunctions.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From modal verbs to pure sounds.
Find out how Oxford Levels and levelled readers can support and develop your child’s reading skills even after they’ve learned how to read.
In Year 3, your child will use a mental and written strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems. Find out how to help your child learn at home.
In Year 3, your child will continue to learn the properties of shapes, will investigate right angles, and will understand perpendicular and parallel lines.
Find out what your child will learn in maths in Year 3, and how you can help them at home.
Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.
Education expert James Clements talks about how children who are already confident readers can get the most out of their reading.
In Year 3, your child will start to work with bigger numbers, all the way up to 1000. Find out how to help at home with our advice and activities.
What can we do to help our children to make progress over the term ahead? James Clements shares his tips to help boost skills and knowledge.
Building confidence in maths early on will pay back many times over. Get tips for developing your child’s mental arithmetic skills.
Have fun practising your maths skills with these games, activity sheets, and videos.
Science at primary school is practical and exciting. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them.
In Year 3, your child will add and subtract measurements, will calculate with money, and will be able to very accurately talk about and tell the time.
In Year 3, your child will learn to interpret and create lots of types of graphs. They will solve two-step problems involving tables and charts.
Get involved with National Numeracy Day 2021 and help your child’s confidence grow, with our top tips and free maths activities.
Keeping your child’s screen time manageable can be tricky, especially at the moment. Education expert James Clements gives us his top tips.
Education expert James Clements talks about the lessons we can learn from teachers about helping your child to learn at home.
Once your child has mastered decoding, it can be liberating to choose whatever books they like – but there are still benefits to structured reading schemes.
Flummoxed by fractions? Dismayed by decimals? Perplexed by percentages? Get tips for exploring these tricky concepts at home.
In Year 3, your child will learn more about fractions, shapes, angles and charts. Get tips and activities to help your 7- or 8-year-old at home.
Find out what children will learn in spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing at school in Year 3.
James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.
Children’s author Anne Booth, creator of the Lucy series, discusses how reading builds up emotional literacy, empathy, and relationship skills.
Find out what your child will learn in Year 3 as they enter Key Stage 2, and how you can support their learning at home.
Education expert and writer James Clements explains what your child would be learning at school, and how we can use (or not use) the curriculum at home.
Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.
Once your child has mastered phonics and word-reading, where do they go next? Here are our ideas to keep your 7–11-year-old’s reading skills developing.
Learning to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks is still an important skill, but it’s something that children can find tricky to master. Louise Pennington shares ideas to support your child’s growing understanding of time.
Education expert and writer James Clements talks about the importance of reading to your child to boost their educational success in all sorts of ways.
Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.
Maths teacher and education expert Louise Pennington shares her favourite activities and games to help your child learn their times tables.
Education expert and writer James Clements suggests 6 practical things you get get ready over the weekend for next week’s learning at home.
Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.
Educational expert and writer James Clements gives his 3 top tips of how to get started with teaching your child at home.
Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.
Education expert James Clements shares his ideas for keeping the children busy – in a constructive way – when you need to be getting on with something.
Maths expert Andrew Jeffrey shares five easy-to-implement strategies that can make a positive difference to our children’s maths learning at home.
Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.
Find out what to expect in Year 3 at primary school (age 7–8), with information about the curriculum for English and maths, and tips for helping at home.
Answers to the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary activity sheets.
Year 3 | Age 7–8. Trace and write a pattern, letters and words, forming double letters correctly.
Year 3 | Age 7–8. Practise using main and subordinate clauses.
Practise identifying Standard and Non-Standard English.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary activity sheets.
Year 3 | Age 7–8. Trace and write a pattern, letters, words and a sentence, forming descenders accurately.
Year 3 | Age 7–8. Learn to use the exclamation mark.
Answers to the activity sheets from Nelson Grammar.
Answers to the activity sheets from Nelson Comprehension.
Year 3 | Age 7–8. Read three texts and analyse how they show characters’ feelings.
Choose the correct letter or letter groups to complete these common words (/j/and /m/sounds).
Don’t have Numicon shapes at home? Download, print, and cut out these free Numicon shapes.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 10 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 25 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 15 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Build up English skills at the level of words, sentences, and whole texts with these four activity sheets.
Four activity sheets to practise using pronouns, verbs, and the past tense.
Practise finding fractions of shapes (age 7–8).
Four activity sheets to practise addition and subtraction, using money, and solving word problems.
Four activity sheets to practise counting, calculating up to 20, fractions, and the 9 and 11 times tables.
Four activity sheets to practise non-verbal reasoning by working out patterns and finding connections.
Four activity sheets to practise your verbal reasoning skills.
Four activity sheets to practise writing sentences, asking questions, and using apostrophes.
Four activity sheets to practise Spanish greetings, animals, family, and parts of the body.
Four activity sheets to practise French greetings, animals, family, and parts of the body.
Identify words that start with the same phonic sounds.
Decipher the phonic clues to work out which animal is being described.
Choose the correct letter or letter groups to complete these common words (/s/and /f/sounds).
Find and spell rhyming words then create your own poem.
Identify words that end with the same phonic sounds to create fun rhymes.
Identify words that have the same phonic sounds in the middle.
Sort words into the correct boxes to show where the /k/ sound appears in the word.
Identify the pictures and sort the word with long vowel sounds (/ai/, /ee/, /igh/, and /oa/ sounds).
Sort words to show which long vowel sound they include (/ai/, /ee/, /igh/, and /oa/ sounds).
Label the pictures and identify how many phonic sounds make up these words.
Identify how many phonic sounds make up these common words.
Sort and group words together that have the same phonic sound (/s/, /n/, and /k/ sounds).
Practise spelling using the correct letter groups for the /ur/ phonic sound.
Choose the correct letters to complete these common words containing the long /oo/ phonic sound.
Use the picture clues to complete this crossword and identify the long vowel phonic sound.
Especially created for use at home, Homework Activities Intervention Resource kit supports children’s mathematical development and learning outside of school. The kit includes dice, 60 coloured counters, 21 numeral cards, 30 shapes, a large table-top number line, and more.
Find the words that have the /ai/ phonic sound in this wordsearch.
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