We are sending out this reminder about home-learning expectations in the hope that it will raise engagement with this over the final term. We want to make the most of our remaining few months in Year 3 to ensure that all of the children are well prepared for the start of Year 4 in September. We would really appreciate your support with this too.
Each week the children will be given home-learning for reading, spelling and maths.
Each of these subjects will be taught in school, however, we know that practice is what makes things permanent! Therefore, the more the children can practise at home, alongside their lessons in school, the easier they will find recalling this information.
Reading - The expectation is that each child reads at least 5 times a week. Each time your child reads, it should be recorded in their Reading Record book. Their reads will be tracked by an adult in school once a week, on a Monday. Each child will be given a book that is suited to both their decoding and understanding. For the majority of books, the children will complete an Accelerated Reader quiz in school once they are finished. This will give an indication as to how well they have understood the text.
Any reading the children do at home can be recorded. It doesn’t always have to be their school reading book!
Maths - The children will be set tasks via the website MyMaths. Log on details about this are in the children’s Home Learning books. The activities will usually be set on a Monday and checked the following Monday. If your child needs another letter regarding their log on information or does not have access to a computer/ tablet or the internet at home, please contact the class teacher so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Spelling - The children will be given a spelling activity based on the rule or set of words they are focusing on each week. We are also trying to include reviews of previous rules and opportunities for them to practise their writing skills. Again, these activities will be given out on a Monday and checked the following Monday. Each child should spend time practising these words using strategies that they feel support them in remembering them. A variety of activities and ideas for how to do this can be found in their Home Learning book.