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Helping at home and homework
The main task for children to do at home is times tables practice. Year 3 children need to know 2x, 5x, 10x (from Year 2) plus 3x, 4x and 8x tables. 'Hit The Button' is a great online game to practise all times tables. Your child has been given a log in and password to Times Tables Rockstars. Please encourage and remind them to log in and practise their high speed tables at home!
All children have two school reading books -one fiction and one non-fiction. Please encourage your child to read for 10 minutes every night either to themselves or whenever possible to an adult, as this really helps improve their reading speed, accuracy, understanding of the text and vocabulary. Discussing the book with your child is also very important.
Please let us know when a book has been completed, so that your child can complete a quiz about the book on Accelerated Reader.
Children practise spellings on a daily basis as part of their Phonics learning and our RWI 'Let’s Get Spelling' programme. The childrens spellings are based on the sounds and spelling patterns they have been learning. Spelling tests will take place on Fridays each week. We would be grateful if you could help your child to practise them. A great question to ask your child is “What is the spelling rule for these words?” Spellings can be found in the home learning section under date of the week.
Mondays and Fridays are our class PE sessions. Children should bring a change of shoes (trainers for outdoors and plimsolls for indoors), black shorts or jogging bottoms and a plain white or House T-shirt. Children will need to bring jumpers as we are teaching PE outside. Children need to come to school in their PE kit.
Children collect merits and are awarded certificates for these achievements. Children are also nominated each week for; star of the week and 3C award.
Thank you for taking the time to read our news page. I hope you find it useful. Please do get in touch if you have any queries.
Mrs A Welstead