Y3 Homework

Below is the homework grid for Year 3's current topic Shake, Rattle and Rock.

Please choose one activity from the grid to complete each week. These activities have been designed so that learning can be shared at home. Other homework activities include reading regularly at home, spelling practice and MyMaths.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come and ask us.

We look forward to seeing what amazing things the children produce!


Make a collage out of rocks

You could arrange the rocks on the ground to make a picture and photograph to bring into school. If you are feeling adventurous, you could glue different rocks to a piece of wood to make a rock collage.

Draw a volcano

Draw a detailed picture of a volcano with labels.

Create a model volcano

Use junk to make a model of volcano. Be as creative and imaginative as you like!

Soil mixing with water

First, fill a quarter of a small empty water bottle with soil and then the rest of the bottle with water. Shake it well and leave to stand for a few days. What do you notice? What different layers can you see? Draw what you see and write down sentences to describe what you have observed.

Write a diary entry

Imagine that you have discovered dinosaur bones! Write a diary entry about your amazing experience.

Everyone knows that we need soil to grow vegetables. Or do we?

Try this experiment to find out. What You'll Need: toothpicks, sweet potato, glass, water. Step 1: Insert three toothpicks around a sweet potato near the large end so they stick out to the sides in different directions. Step 2: Fill a glass most of the way with water. Put the sweet potato into the glass small end first and rest the toothpicks on the rim so they hold up the sweet potato. There should be enough water in the glass so that about 3/4 of the sweet potato is covered. Step 3: Put the jar in a sunny spot for several days. Add water as needed. Soon you will have a beautiful vine growing from the top of the potato.

Make your own erupting volcano!

Combine 400ml vinegar, 100ml of cold water, 10ml of dish soap and 2 drops of food colouring into an empty plastic bottle. Add ½ a cup of baking powder mixed with some water and stand back…..WOW!

Can you explain why vinegar and baking soda cause such a great eruption?

Go on a rock hunt
Find 5 things at home that are made from rock. Are they natural or manmade? How do you know? 
Research a natural disaster
Can you find out the names and locations of…
3 volcanoes OR
3 earthquakes? 



Year 3 children are set weekly MyMaths and Accelerated Reader quizzes. Information on this can be found on the children's e-schools pages.