The most important thing your child does at home is read! We request that children read four times a week and for this to be recorded in their home school diary and signed by an adult. Children will earn a raffle ticket each week for completing their four reads and they will be entered into a prize draw to win a place at "story time with Mrs McManus."
All pupils will receive a weekly spelling list, which will be sent home in their home school diary. We recommend that you support your child to find new and fun ways to practice these at home.
Knowing all times tables (and their associated division facts) supports mathematical learning and understanding and those children who have a strong grasp of them tend to be more self-assured when learning new concepts. We have detailed below which times tables pupils should know and by when.
Year 2- 2, 5 and 10
Year 3- 3,4,6 and 8
Year 4- all times tables
Year 5 and Year 6- working on speed and accuracy as well as associated division facts
Times Table Rock Stars
At St Martin's, we have paid for a subscription to TTRS for all children in key stage 2 (Year 3-6). This can be used at home to support them in learning their times tables and associated division facts. Your child has been given a login for this and is encouraged to practice at home.