English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Home learning


Reading at home continues to be very important in Year 3.  Reading helps to build fluency and expression, as well as improving their understanding of what is being read.  Reading at home can include your child reading to themselves, however it is important that they also read to an adult.  Please record their reading: home or school books in their Reading Record.  Reading records are checked regularly in class and when your child has read 50, 100, 150 and 200 times at home, they will receive a reading certificate in recognition of this achievement.  


When hearing your child read, please ask questions about what they have read to develop their reading comprehension.  You will find a list of example questions on the link below.  Please read and follow up comments made by staff in the Reading Record and please add comments about how your child is getting on. 

Reading Comprehension Questions


The children in Year 3 are learning a new spelling rule each week.  The children spend time learning 10 new words that follow the pattern through a selection of activities through the week.   They are expected to use these in their writing!


An alternating English or Maths homework task will be set each week.  Homework will usually consolidate learning in class or be a start to something we are about to learn about in class.  Homework is set on a Thursday and is expected to be returned on Mondays. It should take 20-25 minutes to complete.  If your child struggles with the task, please let us know through catching me on a morning or writing me a message.


Useful Websites

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. - All children have their own log in details stuck inside their homework book. If you do not have this then please let me know. - No log in details needed. There are lots of maths games and those that say ‘Tablet friendly’ can also be used on iPads. - As above with English games. - 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. - Literacy and Maths games.