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.
Your child will be provided with a reading record, to provide an indication of their reading progress. Children will be able to select a book from the class or school library in their current book band to read in school and at home. We ask that children bring their reading record in between home and school, to help keep a regular record, and encourage them to read and make comments about books on completion in their reading record. Please feel free to write any comments you may have in your child’s reading record as well. Although we would like children to have a school reading book from the library, they are welcome to read books alongside these from home.
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 Maths Homework
Below are the links to the spelling and mental maths homework for the term. Each week the children are given ten spellings and mental maths questions to learn. They will also learn more about the spelling rules and patterns within school.
A spelling and mental maths test will take place on a Friday on the indicated date.
Following a review of some of our spelling curriculum in Year 3/4, we have made some changes to the words originally sent home at the start of the term. This is to ensure a more personalised approach to the word lists. Your child will be sent home with a new list on the Monday after the half term holiday, and you can find the new spelling lists for Autumn 2 below:
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.
Children will be provided with a homework book to help them practise their spelling and mental maths objectives at home.