Home learning task: Spring 2
The home learning task for this half term is to visit a local river (River Adur or River Arun) and observe how fast the river flows, what animals appear to live there and whether the time of day can affect how deep or shallow the water is. Record your findings ready to share in class. Due in by 1st April.
Home learning in Year 3
Reading at home is still very important in Year 3 as it helps to continue your child’s fluency and expression, as well as improving their understanding of what they read. Reading at home can include your child reading to themselves or to an adult and this must be recorded in their Reading Record, which they should take home and bring to school every day. When your child has read 50, 100, 150 and 200 times at home, they will receive a reading certificate in recognition of this achievement. In order to encourage your child’s independence, we would like them to be responsible for counting the reads that they do at home (this does not include reading to an adult at school) and notify Ms Murrell or Miss Marlow when they have met the requirement for a certificate. If you are hearing your child read, please ask them questions about what they have read to develop their reading comprehension. You will find a list of example questions below. If you ask any of these questions, it would be helpful if you could note which one when writing in the Reading Record.
10 spellings are set every Monday and informally tested on Mondays. Each week we learn the new spelling rule in class and complete a couple of activities to help to learn it. Your child needs to practise these spellings at home too. If you feel that they have learned the words, they can try writing them in a sentence. Here are some activities your child can do when practising their spellings:
English and Maths homework alternates every week. It is always set on Wednesdays and expected to be returned on Mondays. It should take 20-25 minutes to complete. The homework task will be added to the website below where possible.
13/03/19 - Maths - Find the missing numbers in times tables. Due 18/03/19
If you ever feel like you want your child to do more at home to support their learning in English or Maths, then here are some links to websites we have used in class.
https://play.ttrockstars.com/ - All children have their own log in details stuck inside their homework book. If you do not have this then please let me know.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers - No log in details needed. There are lots of maths games and those that say ‘Tablet friendly’ can also be used on iPads.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar - As above with English games.
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - Go to ‘Year 3 and 4’ and find the spelling rule you want to practise. Your child can learn a new rule or play games to practise the spelling rules they have already learned.
http://www.ictgames.com/ - Literacy and Maths games.