St Columba C.of E.

Primary Academy

Changing Lives, Building Futures

Home Learning

Home Reading

Mrs Vartan and Mrs Garnett will collect home reading diaries every day. There is a ‘Home Reading Book’ box in the classroom for your child to put their reading wallet in when they arrive in the morning. There is an expectation for your child to read at home at least five times a week. Please don’t forget to record each time they read in their reading diary. If your child does read at least five times in a week, they will move one space round our ‘Bookopoly’ board. Ten moves will take them past ‘GO’ and they will collect a book from Mrs Marsh. The more times they pass ‘GO’ over the year, the more books they collect! Please support your child with reading at home – listen to them read when you can and ask them questions about what they have read. It really does help!


Home Spellings

Unlike previous years, we will not be testing spellings each week. Instead, on a Friday, your child will bring home the spelling rule that we have been learning in class, along with a short piece of practice to completed by the following Wednesday.


Home Learning 

In Year 3, home learning will be a little bit different to what you are used to. Each half term, your child will be sent home with a home learning grid. Each week your child will be able to choose two tasks to complete out of English, Maths or Creative home learning. They can also choose to do more than one piece of home learning if they wish. The grid will contain tasks for the whole half term. It is expected that your child will choose different pieces of home learning each week and Mrs Vartan 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. She will ‘guide’ your child if she feels they would benefit from completing a specific piece of home learning.


Home learning will be sent home on Fridays and will be due back in on Wednesdays, giving your child four days to complete their chosen task. Home learning handed in on Thursdays will also be accepted but not as the rule. It is unlikely that home learning handed in on Fridays will be marked. All of the tasks will link as closely as possible to the Learning Quest, Maths and English learning that we are doing in class.


There is an expectation for your child to also practise their current times table at home and they will be tested on this each Friday.


Please speak to Mrs Vartan if you have any concerns about home learning.