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It is expected that the children read every day for a minimum of 15 minutes.  This could be reading to an adult aloud, independently or sharing a book together.  It is important that the comprehension and understanding of the text is checked regularly.  Please record your child's reading in their red planners  This may be done by an adult or by the child themselves.

Reading Record (in red planners) handed out: Monday each week

This will be checked once a week but the expectation is that the children should have their planners in school every day.

The children should all have a schemed 'book-banded' reading book from the baskets in the library.  They also have the option of choosing a library book each week too. 


Homework is to orally practise the x2, x5, x10, x4, x8.  If these times tables are secure, then to learn the x3 and x6.  The children should also learn the corresponding division facts.

The children have a mental arithmetic book and are expected to complete one page each week unless instructed otherwise.  There is an expectation that all corrections are also completed from the previous week. The MA books are handed out each week. 

The Mental Arithmetic book is due in every Wednesday and will be handed back out on Friday.

Children should also be learning their times tables and division facts at home on a regular basis.  In Year 2, the children learnt the x2, x5 and x10.  Year 3 should know the x4 then the x8, noting that the x8 is double the x4.  Then they should move onto the x3 and the x6, again noting that the x6 is double the x3.  After this, the other times tables can be learnt.

Termly Spellings

The spelling test will be : week commencing 8th July 2019

Please find below the spellings for Year 3 for term 6.  We would appreciate if you would help your child to learn and use these words in context.

Your child will bring home an orange spelling homework book and we would like your child to spend 20 minutes each week showing evidence of regular spelling practice.

This may take the form of 'Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check'; mnemonics; rhyme; rainbow writing; pyramid writing; wordsearches; silly dictations; using images/photos and pictures to aid memory; practical games or Apps on a tablet such as Squeebles.  

Handed out: Friday each week

Due in: Friday each week

Summer 2

interest presentation
probably double
business refresh
enough unique
favourite expression
promise chemist
possible neighbour
certain *privilege
particular *sincerely
peace *hindrance
angrily *mischievous
suppose *convenience

* Please note these words are optional 'Challenge Words'.