Year 3 - Home Learning Spring Term


Research a famous mountaineer or explorer. What can find out about them? Create a fact file or write a biography about this person.

What can you find out about mountains and rivers? Make an information booklet to teach someone about them. You could look at features or even famous mountains and rivers around the world

Edmund Hillary, First on Everest, Dies at 88 - The New York Times


Can you write a story or poem set in a mighty mountain or raging river?

 Things to Consider

  • Descriptive noun phrases
  • Simile senteces
  • Powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Paragraphing
  • Interesting forms of punctuation


 We will be looking at different types of forces including friction and magnets.

Explore magnetic and non-magnetic objects around your home.

Magnet clip art Free vector in Open office drawing svg ( .svg ) vector  illustration graphic art design format format for free download 125.28KB

Suggested Reading

Click on the link and download a check list.


 Choose 5 mountains.  Research their height and put these in order of height.  Find an exciting way to present what you have found out.

Mount Everest Summit Reached by Foreign Climbers for First Time in Two  Years | Condé Nast Traveler

Find out about different time zones across Europe.

Extra maths:

 Practise your times tables. Revise 2x, 5x, 10x and learn the 3x and 4x

Click on these links to play:

Times Tables Rock Stars (your child will be given a log in for this)

 Snarestone Church Of England Primary School - Times Tables

Other great games to play:   (your child will be given a log in for this)


Water and rivers are used in artwork by many artists. Google some images and see if you can recreate different effects of water. You could think about still water, flowing water or even splashes! How do artists make the water look realistic? What techniques do you think they use?

If you prefer mountains – look at the art work of Nicholas Roerich and see if you can use his style to create your own mountain art.

Nicholas Roerich Museum New York


Choose a European country or city to research. You could find out about:

  • Geographical features (mountains, lakes, rivers etc)
  • Major cities
  • Landmarks / tourist attractions / things you could do in that state
  • Population
  • What does the state flag look like?
  • Languages spoken

You could do this as a PowerPoint, video, poster, audio recording, script or any other way you can think of.

Europe map study