Homework for children in Mrs Jenkins' class
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 Wednesdays 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 and Golden Time will not be earned for that week.
Times Tables Rock Stars - Your child has been issued with login details to use this program. 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. By the end of Year 4 children should know x2, x3,x4,x5,x6,x7,x8,x9,x10, x11 and x12. At the end of Year 4 the children will sit a national online times tables test.
Year 4s will be issued with their Grammar homework on Wednesdays and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. They will be provided with a homework pouch to keep homework safe. Please encourage them to take good care of this pouch and be responsible for its whereabouts.
Spellings - the words suitable for your child to learn are available in their Spellodrome account. This can be accessed through their Mathletics account. Year 3s will be tested on Friday mornings and Year 4s will be tested on Wednesday mornings. Please encourage your child to practise the words using Spellodrome several times during the week leading up to the test. It is also important that they understand the meaning of the words also and it is good practise for them to use a dictionary to help understand unknown words. 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 maintain recall. New lists will be made available a week in advance of the test.
Reading - Helmopoly is back! There have been some changes to the board. Please encourage your child to read each night for at least 20 minutes and sign their reading record book. One house point will be awarded for every ten reads recorded and signed by an adult in Reading Record books (yellow) It would be very helpful if you could highlight each time your child has read ten times as this will reduce the time needed to check all of the reading records! Year 3s' Reading Records will be checked on Thursdays and Year 4s' will be checked on Mondays.