It would be great if you could spare some time to listen to your child read regularly and write a supportive comment every few days for them in their new reading record. Encouraging children to read regularly helps them to develop an enjoyment of books and also helps them to improve their writing skills.
Although we would like children to have a school reading book from the library, they are welcome to read books alongside these from home in free reading time. We will also look at different texts and books together as a class, often completing a whole class reading lesson once a week. Your child will also have sessions of one-to-one reading, and group guided reading.
Spelling and mental Math Homework
Below are the links to the spelling and mental Math homework for the term. Each week the children are given ten spellings and mental Math questions to learn. They will also learn more about the spelling rules and patterns within school.
A spelling and mental Math test will take place on a Friday on the indicated date.
High Frequency Words
Listed below are the first “High Frequency” words that children are expected to learn. There is also the list of statutory words that children are expected to know by the end of Year 4.
- High Frequency Word list – first 100 words
- Second 100 High frequency words
- Statutory word list for Years 3 and 4
Times table practice should ideally be on-going throughout the year, with the children completing times table tasks regularly within school and practising at home. Year 3 should know 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables, including division facts by the end of the year. Year 4 are expected to know all of the times table facts up to 12 X 12 by the end of the year.
It is intended that the homework will take no more than 30-35 minutes to complete over the week and there will be no expectation for children to take longer than this, if they find it challenging.
The children will be given a homework jotter this year to record all mental maths, times table and spelling practise in. These will not be marked but will however be used to monitor progress.