Homework in Year 3
At St Anne’s, we really value the power of reading and how reading will help them to ‘magpie’ new vocabulary, figurative language and story ideas, to become a confident and skilled writer. All children will be issued with a reading record, where they will be expected to record reflections about the books they have read. In order for the children to benefit from this, we run Remarkable Readers.
A remarkable reader is a child who reads at least 4 times a week at home (signed by an adult) to get a stamp in their reading record. After every 5 stamps, children will receive a remarkable reader prize.
In addition to reading children will also have:
- Learning Log tasks – These are linked to our topic area and will be issued at the start of each term in the form of a menu. There is an expectation that three tasks are completed per half term. Learning log tasks allow the children to make choices about the direction of their learning and how they want to present it – Your child will have a menu to stick into their learning log book.
- Spellings –These will be sent home on a Monday every week and your child will be asked to learn spellings involving a particular spelling rule, ready for a weekly test (which we will be completed the following Monday). On occasions, your child will be asked to learn tricky words which do not easily follow a spelling rule/pattern. These words and spelling patterns are taken from the National Curriculum. These can be practised via Spelling Shed – a username and password will be sent home in your child’s reading diary.
- Maths - A piece of maths homework will be set every Wednesday for Year 3, consolidating an aspect of maths covered during the week. They should be returned to school completed on a Monday.