Every week your child will bring a home a set of spellings on a Thursday/Friday. These are taken from The National Curriculum objectives, to practise at home. Your child will also have opportunities to practise these spellings in class ready for a short test the following week.
Weekly Mathletics is set by your child’s class teacher. This will relate to the work completed in class and will support them further with topics covered in Maths. Sometimes, tasks will be reset by the class teacher. On some occasions, Maths may be given as paper homework.
Fortnightly, talk homework will come home. This allows your child to have an opportunity to ‘talk’ about their ‘Big Write’ before they write it in class.
Every two weeks, a comprehension task will be set. Your child will need to read the text given to them and answer questions about this text.
Your child should regularly bring home an AR reading book to read at home. They should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day. Please ensure you record their reading in the reading journals. After they have finished reading, they will complete an ‘AR Test’ on this book to check their understanding (see accelerator reading page for more information).
A menu of different activities is available on your child’s Google Classroom account. These tasks link to the curriculum topics your child is covering in class, these tasks are optional.
As a school, we have a real focus on handwriting. Handwriting is rewarded during lessons in class. Children in Year 3 are awarded a special pencil, if they show their letters are correctly formed. In Year 4, children who have developed a fluent handwriting style are awarded with a pen. These special awards are given during phase assemblies every Thursday. Year 3 are following the cursive script and Year 4 are using the Nelson script. At home, encourage your child to practise their handwriting.