Mrs Sutcliffe and Mrs Johnson will collect your home reading diaries every day. There is a ‘Home Reading Diary’ box in the classroom for you to put your book in when you arrive in the morning. If you bring your reading diary in you will get 1 turtle and if you bring your diary in AND a grown-up (or you, if your adults have said you can) has written in it, you will get 2 turtles on our home reading chart. Remember – your house will get a house point if everyone brings their diary in and they will get 2 house points if everyone has read too!
When you receive 9 or 10 turtles on the chart, you will be awarded with a Turtle bookmark. Each week after this, you will be awarded with a sticker for earning 9 or 10 turtles. After you have collected 10 stickers on your bookmark, you will get to choose your own book from Mrs Hoggarth-Allen’s office.
In Year 3, we have changed the way we are learning spellings. Instead of a weekly list of spelling words, your child will bring home 3 sentences that they need to learn. Within these sentences there will be tricky words, high frequency words, phase 5 or 6 spelling words and Year 3 spelling words. They will spend a session each day learning about these words in school and will have a dictation session on Fridays. The sentences will be read aloud and the children will need to write them down in their English books. Scores will be done based on how many of each type of word are in the sentences. They will bring these sentences home in RED home spelling books.
Don’t forget to keep practising your spelling sentences at home – the red words are your spelling words and the blue words are the Year 3 words that we must learn this year. These are the words that will be marked each week.
This week’s spellings sentences are focusing on the following:
Group 1: /oy/ digraph from Phase 5
Group 2: The prefix: un-
In Year 3, home learning will be a little bit different to what you are used to. Each week, your child will be sent home with a home learning grid. Each week your child will be able to choose whether they complete an English, Maths or Creative piece of home learning. They can also choose to do more than one piece of home learning if they wish. The grid will contain 6 weeks-worth of home learning tasks. It is expected that your child will choose a different piece of home learning each week and Mrs Sutcliffe will keep a record of which pieces are being completed so that all children are accessing ALL areas of learning in one way or another.
Home learning will be sent home on Fridays and will be due back in on Wednesdays, giving your child 4 days to complete their chosen task. All of the tasks will link as closely as possible to the topic, Maths and English learning that we are doing in class.
Autumn Term 1 Home Learning
Well done for an amazing first half term of brilliant home learning! You have written some wonderful fact sheets about pharaohs, come up with some super rules for Ancient Egyptian law, used hieroglyphic numbers effectively and been amazingly creative. I’ve been so impressed with your pyramids, sundials, death masks and mummies.
I can’t wait to see what the next half term brings!
Autumn Term 2 Home Learning
Welcome back to Autumn Term 2 – below is a link to the home learning grid for this half term and a copy of the resources for Week 1’s activities. Don’t forget that we are now choosing TWO home learning tasks each week to complete.
There is a copy of the glossary table for the English activity and the 3 different sets of word problems for the Maths activities.