It would be great if you could spare some time to listen to your child read regularly. Encouraging children to read regularly helps them to develop an enjoyment of books and also helps them to improve their writing skills. At the moment, reading books and records will not be sent home at the start of this academic year and we also ask that children do not bring in books from home to read in class. We have a class library which children can select a book from their current book band colour and keep in their draw for daily reading.
We will also look at different texts and books together as a class, and we will be completing a whole class reading lesson each day. Your child will also have sessions of one-to-one reading with the Teacher or Teaching Assistant, where possible.
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. TT-Rock Star’s has been updated for the new year groups, but if you have any login problems, please do let us know.
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.
No homework books will be going home at the moment, so we ask that children practice on paper or a book that they have at home. Please see a member of staff if you would like a book providing, that will then stay at home.