Please find below resources for spelling, times tables and reading.
You can use these resources as much or as little as you like to support or extend home learning.
Please use the PDFs as online resources where possible to prevent unnecessary printing!
**** Year three spelling update! ****
The document below contains the spelling patterns and rules revised and taught in year three. Y3 teachers look at this grid when setting spelling homework. Sometimes, two or more sections are covered in one week because the rules are straightforward or children have already had lots of practise e.g. months of the year and numbers. Sometimes, only one section or part of a section is chosen because there are many different rules to learn e.g. adding –ous to nouns to form adjectives.
Highlighted in yellow = Y2 revision (may have been discussed in class)
Highlighted in blue = Y2 revision which has been re-taught in class
Highlighted in green = Y3 spelling rules taught this year
White boxes = Y3 spelling rules not yet taught this year (may have been discussed class)
Please use this document in any way you like to support your child’s learning at home. We recommend children try and learn new spelling patterns as well as regularly revising the patterns and word lists already taught.
The PowerPoint below includes several other spelling patterns which we have set as homework in the past. These spelling patterns are revision and therefore are not included on the year three spelling scheme above. These sheets, along with the other homework sheets in your child’s homework book, should give you a good starting point for activities children could do to improve their spelling. This article also has some fun practical ideas https://readingeggs.co.uk/articles/2016/05/19/homeschool-spelling-activities/ and there are lots of different spelling games online!
In school, the children don’t take part in formal weekly spelling tests. Instead, teachers look for evidence that children understand certain rules/patterns in their day to day work. This gives a much clearer picture of a child’s understanding. However, if your child is keen to take part in a ‘proper’ spelling test, we would recommend choosing a pattern to learn/revise from the 'Spelling scheme Year 3' document above and then at the end of the week giving children a random assortment of words which fit that pattern. This will test their understanding of the spelling pattern rather than just testing their memory!
Topmarks spelling and grammar
Please aim to practise all times tables over the coming weeks. We recommend focusing on a couple each week.
If you are really confident, check out the ultimate times table challenge below and really test your skills!
Times tables test generator
Topmarks times tables games
Times tables games
Please read as often as you can and remember to record reading in reading records.
Remember, the '100 Reads' list is a great starting point if you're not sure what to read next!
Websites to access books online
For children still on book band levels, Oxford Owl have a selection of free eBooks for each book level. You will need to create a free login to access the books.
You can choose from the 'levels' for the correct book band.
If you would like to find other resources for your child but aren't sure where to start, the following website has lots of excellent free activities for children to have a go at:
Click here for more information.