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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 yellow reading record.  This may be done by an adult or by the child themselves.

Reading Record handed out: Monday each week

Reading Record due in: Monday each week


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 next page of the Mental Arithmetic book is due to be completed.  

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 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.  

Termly Spellings

The spelling test will be : week commencing 9th July 2018.

Please find below the spellings for Year 3 for this Summer term.  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 practice.  This may take the form of 'Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check'; mnemonics; rhyme; rainbow writing; pyramid writing; wordsearches; silly dictations; using images 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 angrily
probably suppose
business supermarket
enough presentation
favourite double
promise refresh
possible unique
certain expression
particular chemist


* privilege
* sincerely * mischievous
* hindrance * convenience

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