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Expectations for Year 3 (2023-24)

Homework is set to reinforce and practise the learning in school. 

ReadingReading is the most important skill to support your child with. Even the most able readers need to rehearse their reading aloud skills in order to demonstrate good levels of fluency, accuracy and comprehension.

Please listen to them read aloud at least four times weekly and date and sign their blue reading record book.

Please add any comments which you think might be helpful.

Books are checked each Friday.



Learning times tables are key to being able to access so much in maths.  Times tables via Times Tables Rock Stars is set as ongoing weekly maths homework, as it encourages children to practise in a fun way whilst increasing their mental speed and accuracy. 

TTRS is checked regularly by Mrs Burns and Mr Cradock.

'Old school' paper can also be used to practise on, as well as verbally, if PC use is an issue.


Times tables are tested at least x2 weekly in school.



Children are grouped according to their spelling strength and are set weekly spellings on Spelling Frame and a copy will be in their Orange spelling homework book. Spelling rules are taught in class and then practised and tested at home.  Spelling Frame has lots of fun games and activities to help teach your child the spelling pattern.

Spellings are set Monday to Monday - please ensure your child practises during that time in their Orange book. Spellings from the previous week will be tested each Monday.

They will also have opportunities to practise their spellings in class.

Spare spellings (should they not have been stuck into spelling homework books) are available from Mrs Burns or Mr Cradock.