Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Home Learning – Year 3 - Autumn Term First Half 2017

Spelling and Times Tables


Your child will participate in a spelling/times table test on the dates stated in the table below. They will be tested on all words/tables; however, the order in which the words/tables are read out will vary from week to week.


Here are some suggestions to help your child learn their spellings:


Date to be tested on

Commas, Capital Letters and Full Stops

Times Table Focus

Thurs 14th Sep

Prefixes ‘dis-‘ and ‘un-‘

searches, skipped,disappoint, disagree, disobey, disappear, unlucky, unhappy, unusual, untie


3 x

Thurs 21st Sep

Apostrophes for contractions

doesn’t, I’ve, can’t, she’s, he’s, it’s, there’s, won’t, isn’t, I’ll, don’t, I’d



3 x

Thurs 28th Sep

Rarer GPCs: ‘a’ sound spelt ‘ei,’ ‘eigh,’ ‘aigh’ or ‘ey’

rain, snake, eight, sleigh, tray, paint, grey, straight, vein, they

4 x

Thurs 5th Oct


brake break

grate great

eight ate

weight wait

son sun




4 x

Thurs 12th Oct

Prefixes ‘mis-‘ and ‘re-‘

reappear, mistake, reapply, miscalculate, return, misbehave, replay, mishear

6 x

Thurs 19th Oct


Assessment of spellings

6 x



Maths Homework Online – IXL

This year, children will complete their maths homework using the new school home learning and school assessment tool, IXL.  Children will be allocated homework on a Friday, based on what the class have been learning that week. It is expected that you supervise your child’s use of IXL, as completion of maths homework will be monitored weekly.

Individual login and password details for IXL will be distributed and it is advised that you keep these somewhere safe. Please clink on the icon below to go straight to the IXL log-in page. Below you will find the appropriate homework for each maths group. 

Circles should aim to achieve a minimum score of 60 out of a 100, squares should aim to achieve a minimum score of 70 out of 100 and triangles should aim to score a minimum of 80 out of 100.

Date Due In

IXL unit





Friday 15th September

Yr2 A23

Yr3 L1,L4,L9,L15, C.3

Yr3 L2,L5,L10,C4


Yr 3

L3, L6, L11



B3, B8

Friday 22nd September

Yr2 K3


Yr 3

B1, B5


B2, B4, B6


A8, A9, A10

Friday 29th September

Yr2 A21

Yr 3 A14, I1

Yr3 A14, I1

Yr3 A14

Yr 4 A4

Friday 6th October

Yr3 A1, A2

Yr3  A1, A2

Yr3 A1, A2

Friday 13th October


Yr2 D16, D18

Yr3 E5, E14, G2, G4

Yr3 G4, G9, G11, I2


Yr 3

G4, G13, G14



C1, C3

Friday 20th October

Yr2 D17, D19


Yr3 G5, I4



G5, I4, I6



G5, I6


Yr 4

C9, C14

 When your child logs onto IXL you will notice the huge range of skills they can work on. If your child is enjoying using this programme and wants to practise skills that are not set homework, this would be beneficial to them.

Reading Tasks and Comprehension 

For home learning this year the children will be required to complete a weekly reading comprehension task. The first few weeks of the year will be based around the children using particular sections of their reading records and reflecting on particular books, chapters or extracts. Beyond this, a reading comprehension task will be set on a weekly basis and then marked together in class the following week.

It is important that these tasks are completed on time as this will impact on the children's learning time in the classroom. 

The first task will be set on Friday 15th September. I will go through the new format with the children and guide them through the new format and what is expected.