Silver Birch Class
Please read daily. Reading Records will be collected in on a Wednesday to check – if no reading is recorded (at least 3 times a week) children will stay in to read for 15 mins during lunchtime play.
Please practise times tables! There will be a test each Tuesday. Topmarks has lots of fun games to practise: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=times%20table
Spelling will be sent home on Fridays and should be handed in the following Thursday. They are taken from NC Statutory spelling lists for Year 3 & 4.
If spelling homework is not handed in, children will stay to complete it during their lunchtime play.
There will be a spelling test every Friday morning
All of the children work towards our Bronze Badge to begin with and move up as they complete every question correctly:
Test 1 is 2, 5, 10 x tables (50 questions)
Test 2 is 3, 4, 6 x tables
Test 3 is 7, 8, 9 x tables
Silver 1: 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and divide
Silver 2: 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 11x, 12x and divide
Silver 3: all x tables (100 questions)
Gold 1: Multiplication of larger numbers
Gold 2: Multiplication and division of even larger numbers
Gold 3: Multipilcation of even larger numbers!
We recommend that the children practise every day - there are lots of resources online eg:
and they really love these songs:
of course, pen and paper and chanting can all help too!