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Times Tables, Vocabulary and Spellings are an essential part of learning but who says learning them have to be boring?
I, personally, thoroughly enjoy learning about the etymology (origins of words) within the English language and how this impacts the spelling of the words, for example, did you know the word 'Journal' comes to us from the Late Latin diurnalis meaning "daily." It then became the Old French term jurnal for a book containing the daily prayer schedule. It then came to include other written records, but retained its "daily" implication. Related is the antonym of nocturnal, "diurnal.", hence why we call it a 'Reading Journal' :-).
And as for Times Tables, knowing these (and their associated division facts) supports mathematical learning and understanding. Children, and adults, who have a strong grasp of them tend to be more self-assured when learning/approaching new concepts. You can make this fun by learning rhymes, singing songs and challenging yourself.
Download the apps using the links below to practise times tables and spelling/vocab to help build your knowledge in a fun, engaging way :-)
Welcome to Year 3!
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PE - Currently on a Wednesday, children must arrive to school wearing their FULL KITS: plain black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a plain white t-shirt. No jewellery allowed for health and safety reasons.
Homework: A homework grid will be placed on the website with suggested home learning activities.
Reading: Reading records were given out in Autumn 1. Please encourage your child to read daily - this can be in the form of a book, age appropriate newspaper article, magazine, leaflet, recipe, instructions etc. The more variety, the better - reading isn't just about picking up a book.
Once you have listened to your child read, please encourage them to write about it in their reading journal; there are instructions/guidance at the front to help them.
Daily point on our Class Dojo system will be awarded.
Daily reading is an essential to aid your child's development in all curriculum areas.
Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
You can make a huge difference! Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more important than their teachers – and it’s never too early or too late to start reading together.
SEE DOCUMENT BELOW FOR A HELPFUL GUIDE TO READING AT HOME.