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Year 3 and 4 - Supporting your child at home

 

Useful websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

www.mathszone.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.crickweb.co.uk

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk

www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk

www.horrible-science.co.uk

www.horrible-histories.co.uk

 

Useful Textbooks

The Terrific Times Table Book – Kate Petty and Jennie Maizels

KS2 Maths Study Book: The Study Book – Richard Parsons

KS2 English Study Book 1&2: The Study Book – Richard Parsons

Tutor Master Helps You Write Stories – David Malindine

Mental Arithmetic Book 2: Key Stage 2, Years 7-11 – T.R.Goddard

Igniting Writing Series: Writing for 7-11 - Sue Palmer and Pie Corbett

Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary by Oxford Dictionaries

Collins Easy Learning Age 7-11(KS2 Science)

 

Recommended Reads...

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan

The Great Cat Conspiracy – Katie Davies

Cartoon Kid (Laugh Your Socks Off) – Jeremy Strong

Blackout – Robert Swindells

The Search for Wondla – Tony Diterlizzi

Horrible Histories

Horrible Science

Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

 

Tips for Reading with your Child

Make time to share books with your child. Listen to them read, listen to audio books together and try to chat about reading

Have a range of reading materials available - books, websites, magazines, newspapers, apps

Be a role model and show how reading can help you follow your interests

Read between the lines. Talk about what you have read to help your child understand what they have read in different ways. Talk about the issues/themes, are there other things happening underneath what the author is saying? What is the author not telling us?

Research things together. Use the internet, the library as well as books. Talk to them about what information they can find.

Questions to ask . . .

Have you read any other stories with a similar theme?

Have you read any other stories that have openings like this?

What makes you think that?

What words give you that impression?

Do you agree with . . . . . opinion?

What do you think the writer intended?

How has the author used . . . . (e.g. adjectives)

What do these words mean?

Why do you think the author chose to use those words?

Why do you think the author chose this setting?

What evidence is there to support your view?

What does the word . . . (e.g. slam) imply?

Why did the character behave like that?

 

Useful Apps

Mr Thorne’s Spell book

Pirate Treasure Hunt

Motion Math HD Fractions

Pettson’s Inventions

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