Below are a few details about Year 3 Home Learning. If you need any further help with what your child should be doing at home or how you can help, then please feel free to pop in and see us.
Spellings are handed out weekly (day varies according to class) and the children should be rewriting the lists (using Look, Cover, Spell, Check) throughout the week. We test the children on their weekly spellings in a variety of ways, as well as continuing to practice the sounds/rules in our English learning during the week. During social distancing times, we ask that your child keeps their spelling book at home and that a picture of the completed practice is uploaded to Google Classroom.
The children have a home reading book from the library they choose independently and all children will also have a reading book at the correct level of challenge for progression from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. This may be a numbered level on our reading scheme or a further library book once children have progressed past the reading scheme. We encourage the children to read as often as possible (for 10-20 minutes) to any willing listener! Please record when your child reads in their Home School Reading Record – we also use this as a communication book between school and home. Please feel free to read and record any other books /magazines /comics /picture books etc. your child enjoys. Once again, please take a photograph of the reading your child has done from their reading journal each week and upload this to Google Classroom for their teacher to comment on.
The current national age-related expectation for children at the end of Year 3 is that they know all times tables and related facts for the two, five, ten, three, four and eight times tables. This should mean that they can recall them instantly and that they know the related division facts. We will teach these as part of our usual maths curriculum however in order to support your children to achieve this, we ask that they practise the table they are currently working towards daily for about 5 minutes. This has huge benefits in other areas of maths such as fractions, ratio, percentages and division (not to mention increased confidence). Children will learn strategies to help them do this at the outset of the year and move later towards being tested weekly in class and earning stickers as they progress. Your child has been given a Times Table Rockstar logon which is set to automatic training mode which progresses them on as their fluency and confidence grows. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you need support with your child accessing Times Table Rockstars.
Could all Home Learning please be completed using a HB pencil (not pen or Biro.) Whenever possible, we would like an adult to sign the Home Learning book and we would welcome any comments regarding how your child found the task.
Thank you for your support.
Mr. Bailey and the Year 3 Team