St Martins Academy Chester

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Homework to be returned to school by 17th May 2017

May Mayhem Cone Bags  - each child will receive an envelope with some clear cones, ribbon, beads and labels. Please could you support your child in filling these and returned to school by Friday the 19th of May ready to sell on our Sing for Songbirds stall in addition to our craft mask making. More information can be found on Ezee trip.

Maths: Schofield & Sims KS2 Problem Solving 2 page 3 or KS2 Problem Solving 1 page 3.

English: CGP KS2 English Comprehension pages 12 and 13 or Schofield and Sims KS2 Comprehension 1 pages 36 and 37

Please click the following links and complete as many questions as you are able to.

Fractions

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3/fractions-of-a-whole-word-problems

Plurals

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-3/form-regular-plurals-with-s-and-es

Spellings: Thank you for your support with spellings, it is an integral part of your child’s learning and the English curriculum and many children are seeing that the rewards of their hard work at home and school is evident in their daily writing. The word lists are becoming increasingly harder to reflect the national spelling standard required for all 8 year olds across the country and as such the need to learn them is not unique to Northgate. Five of the spellings chosen are from the curriculum list and are words that your child must be able to spell by the end of lower KS2 to ensure they reach the national standard at the end of Year 3. If your child is unable to spell the majority of these words including high frequency words, they cannot achieve the expected writing standard for Year 3 regardless of their writing ability.  The other five words are selected by looking at spelling misconceptions from SWST and Rising Star assessments and are chosen for consolidation. The spelling pattern is now highlighted in a different colour to be obvious to the children when learning the pattern and teaching them to colour code when spelling is a good strategy to help them learn. Spelling strategies are taught daily within school and as a focus of morning challenge activities each morning. As of next week an additional spelling session with Miss Boyce will take place on a Friday and the children will also be encouraged to practise their own spelling list as one of their morning challenges. In order to do this your child will require their spelling book with them each day. This is important in helping the teaching team provide your child with the support and practise they may need. It has been difficult to support some children with their spelling misconceptions as they have not had their spelling books in school. For those children who have many errors or misconceptions identified through testing on a Friday, they will still be retested (only on the words they couldn’t spell) every Wednesday afternoon as we have previously done. If your child cannot spell at least 50% of their spellings accurately and it is clear they need further practise, time will be set aside each Friday to support them in school as part of their choose time at the end of the day. It is important that your child understands the importance of practising their spellings and it is their responsibility to practise at home with parental support and in school.

Spellings to be tested on Friday the 19th of May.

Handwriting: Spellings will now be given as handwriting homework on a Friday to support spelling practise and encourage cursive letter formation. Please encourage your child to write cursively at all times, the national expected standard is for children to demonstrate this skill within their writing and must use this consistently to exceed the curriculum standard for year 3. Handwriting is taught within the school curriculum but support at home will also help.

Times tables –  Please practise times tables with your children, they must know there 3, 4 and 8 x table as a minimum but the more they learn the easier they will find problem solving. Times Tables Rock Stars is a great website/app for the children to learn from. There are also x table posters in the packs that have been given to you.

Reading: Listening to your child regularly is still a vital part of their learning journey as you can hear any misconceptions and provide lots of opportunities for comprehension by asking them about their reading, likes and dislikes, events, characters etc. Please encourage your child to read daily and complete this in their reading diary. Encourage your child to reflect on their reading and complete their book review in the free reading diary.

Please check the blog for an insight into your child’s week at school and to find out the secret word.

Thank you for your hard work, effort and continued support.

The Year 3 Team.

Homework to be returned to school by 10th May 2017

Maths: Schofield and Sims Mental Arithmetic Introductory Book page 21 or Mental Arithmetic Book 1 page 20

English: CGP KS2 English Spelling pages 18 and 19.

Please click the following links and complete as many questions as you are able to.

Division

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3/division-facts-for-3-4-8-true-or-false

Past Tense

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-3/form-and-use-the-irregular-past-tense-set-1

Spellings to be tested on Friday the 12th of May.

Handwriting: Please encourage your child to complete their handwriting activity and use cursive letter formation when possible, including their written answers in homework. 

Times tables –  Please practise times tables with your children, they must know there 3, 4 and 8 x table as a minimum but the more they learn the easier they will find problem solving. Times Tables Rock Stars is a great website/app for the children to learn from. There are also x table posters in the packs that have been given to you.

Reading: Listening to your child regularly is still a vital part of their learning journey as you can hear any misconceptions and provide lots of opportunities for comprehension by asking them about their reading, likes and dislikes, events, characters etc. Please encourage your child to read daily and complete this in their reading diary. Encourage your child to reflect on their reading and complete their book review in the free reading diary.

Please check the blog for an insight into your child’s week at school and to find out the secret word.

Thank you for your hard work, effort and continued support.

The Year 3 Team.

Homework to be returned to school by 3rd May 2017

Maths: KS2 Problem Solving 1 page 7, lines of symmetry (we have been exploring symmetry and angles in Science when learning about reflection)

English: CGP KS2 English Comprehension pages 12 and 13 Daddy Fell into the Pond or Schofield and Sims KS2 Comprehension 1 pages 34 and 35 A great storm in Scotland.  

Please click the following links and complete as many questions as you are able to.

Multiplication

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3/multiplication-sentences

Pronouns

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-3/choose-between-subject-and-object-pronouns

Spellings to be tested on Friday the 5th of May.

Handwriting: Please encourage your child to complete their handwriting activity and use cursive letter formation when possible, including their written answers in homework.

Times tables –  Please practise times tables with your children, they must know there 3, 4 and 8 x table as a minimum but the more they learn the easier they will find problem solving. Times Tables Rock Stars is a great website/app for the children to learn from. There are also x table posters in the packs that have been given to you.

Reading: Listening to your child regularly is still a vital part of their learning journey as you can hear any misconceptions and provide lots of opportunities for comprehension by asking them about their reading, likes and dislikes, events, characters etc. Please encourage your child to read daily and complete this in their reading diary. Encourage your child to reflect on their reading and complete their book review in the free reading diary.

Please check the blog for an insight into your child’s week at school and to find out the secret word.

Thank you for your hard work, effort and continued support.

The Year 3 Team.

Homework to be returned to school by 26th April 2017

Maths: KS2 Mental Arithmetic Introductory book page 20 or Mental Arithmetic 1 page 19

English: KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling pages 24-25 Prepositions

Please click the following links and complete as many questions as you are able to.

3, 4, 8 x table

Capitalising headings

Spellings to be tested on Friday the 28th of April. 

Handwriting: Please encourage your child to complete their handwriting activity and use cursive letter formation when possible, including their written answers in homework.

Times tables –  Please practise times tables with your children, they must know there 3, 4 and 8 x table as a minimum but the more they learn the easier they will find problem solving. Times Tables Rock Stars is a great website/app for the children to learn from.

Reading: Listening to your child regularly is still a vital part of their learning journey as you can hear any misconceptions and provide lots of opportunities for comprehension by asking them about their reading, likes and dislikes, events, characters etc. Please encourage your child to read daily and complete this in their reading diary. Encourage your child to reflect on their reading and complete their book review in the free reading diary.

Please check the blog for an insight into your child’s week at school and to find out the secret word.

Thank you for your hard work, effort and continued support.

The Year 3 Team.

Homework to be returned to school by Wednesday 19th April 2017

Maths: KS2 Problem Solving 1 pages 22 and 23 TV Times

English: CGP KS2 English Spelling pages 16 and 17, word endings

Please click the following links and complete as many questions as you are able to.

Numbers to 1000

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-3/number-lines-up-to-1000

Capitalising proper nouns

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-3/capitalising-the-names-of-people-and-pets

Spellings to be tested on Friday the 21st April.

Handwriting: Please encourage your child to complete their handwriting activity and use cursive letter formation when possible, including their written answers in homework.

Times tables – http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Reading: Listening to your child regularly is still a vital part of their learning journey as you can hear any misconceptions and provide lots of opportunities for comprehension by asking them about their reading, likes and dislikes, events, characters etc. Please encourage your child to read daily and complete this in their reading diary. Encourage your child to reflect on their reading and complete their book review in the free reading diary.

Please check the blog for an insight into your child’s week at school and to find out the secret word.

Thank you for your hard work, effort and continued support.

The Year 3 Team.

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