Home Learning in Years 3 and 4
From this half term we will be introducing some changes to the way homework is given to your child. There will be a new focus on practising key skills rather than completing weekly written tasks. Children will also be set projects so that they can apply their skills in a fun and creative way.
Reading – every day
Reading remains an essential part of home learning. Please continue to support your child with daily reading and filling in their logs as before.
Every half term your child will be given a list of the key maths and literacy skills he/she will be covering in class. Children will be asked to practise these skills at home regularly on an ongoing basis. Your child’s progress on these key skills will be checked every half term. Feedback will be given, so you will know what to work on next.
Home Learning Project
Your child will be set a project linked to one of the topics being covered in class. Projects will include a literacy part (such as writing, preparing a presentation or carrying out research) and a creative part (such as making a model). Class teachers will provide detailed instructions for the first project after half term. The hand in date for this project is December 8th. Children will receive individual feedback on their projects. We will be celebrating their efforts by inviting you to view projects on the afternoon of December 16th.
Spelling lists/Times tables/Number bonds
Children in Year 3 need to continue to learn the weekly spellings. They need to continue to learn any number bonds they do not know up to 10, as those marked on weekly spelling lists up to now. From now on, they will be tested on Mondays on spellings and times tables – see weekly spelling lists.
Children in Year 4 need to continue to learn the weekly spellings. They will be tested on a Friday. Everyone also needs to continue to learn their times tables. They will be told a particular number to practice each week and will be tested the following week.
Mrs Widdup Miss Tanswell
Year 3 Teacher Year 4 Teacher
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