Homework in Year 3
Maths - tasks will be set for the children to do on Mathletics each week. The homework suitable for your child will be available in their account on Fridays and completion must be before the following Wednesday. I will be able to monitor your child's usage of the program and their success at each task. If homework is not completed, it will be added to the following week's homework. Once the task set has been completed, the games will become available to play. Maths challenges will be completed on Wednesdays.
Times Tables Rock Stars - Your child has been issued with login details to use this program (these can be found in their reading record books). They have been shown how to access their account and has set up their own avatar. It is important that your child regularly practises their tables to increase rapid recall. By the end of Year 3, children should be confident with the following times tables: x2, x5, x10, x3, x4 and x8.
English - your child will be issued with a Grammar handbook and homework will mostly be set from this. Homework will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday. This additional Grammar practise has proven to really help children consolidate their understanding from work in class and has a great impact on their application of rules within independent writing.
Spellings - the words suitable for your child to learn are available in their Spellodrome account. This can be accessed through their Mathletics account. Each Tuesday your child will be tested on the words from the list for that week. Please encourage your child to practise the words using Spellodrome several times during the week leading up to the test. Once your child has completed the spelling activities, the games will become available. Previous lists will available as they will be included in the games section allowing the children to keep practising words from previous lists to help memorisation. New lists will be made available from Tuesday evening to allow ample preparation time for tests. Children who do not score 70% or higher in tests will need to attend extra practise sessions (available during a school lunchtime) in order to help them achieve this expected level.
Reading - there is a new reading challenge! Please encourage your child to read each night for at least 20 minutes and sign their reading record book. It would be very helpful if you could highlight each time your child has read five times as this is significant within the challenge and will reduce the time needed to check all of the reading records! Your child will be able to explain to you the competition between classes!