We have received some feedback that there is some confusion around spelling and homework. This was communicated at the curriculum evening but to clarify and save any further uncertainty please refer to the following guidelines.
Spelling : Children have a spelling test on Monday. They will be provided with a list of spellings on Thursday to practice over the weekend. If your child is participating in a spelling group that is accessing the spelling log books, they will also bring this home on a Thursday. This book has activities linked to their classroom activities and, over the next few weeks as we build their independent learning, pages filled in with words that they have found tricky in their own work, which they should also be practising at home. [Date for your diary : 10th October - Parent workshop, Spelling and Phonics]
Homework : This is issued on a Friday and is expected to be returned on a Wednesday. This is to allow the class teacher to review the child’s effort and to allow for any late submissions before new homework is issued on Friday.
Class Library and Library books : These books are provided for your children to enjoy and to develop their love of reading. They will be books that they have chosen independently, in most cases, or with some guidance from Mrs Rama or their class teacher. They have sparked your child’s interest, and while they may not be able to read them independently, this is a great opportunity for you to read to or with them and enjoy discovering the book together.
Leveled reading books : As stated in the parent handbook, one levelled reading book is provided to Y3 children once a week. Contrary to the handbook, due to timetable restrictions, your child’s class teacher may not be able to issue them on a Monday but they will endeavour to maintain a consistent day each week. These books are levelled at your child’s independent reading ability. They may need some assistance with new vocabulary but they should be reading these books aloud independently. These books are intended to build confidence, fluidity and speed. To get the most out of these books please refer to the section at the back. There are questions and suggested activities to help aid comprehension you can also use the guided reading guidance provided from school. The book should be read two or three times and questions asked/ activities attempted at least once. Your child will be accessing a guided reading level one level above their independent reading ability at school within guided reading sessions.
This week, children have an English task to complete in their homework book, a Myimaths task linked to this weeks learning, their spelling and reading to complete as usual. In addition, children have this half term’s project homework to begin planning and working on.