Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3. This year in the Spring term our topic will be 'Extreme Earth'.

Reading and Spelling

We encourage all of our children to read regularly and to write this in their reading record book. Reading records will be collected by teachers weekly and checked. Each child is expected to have written at least 5 comments a week. We would love to see comments from parents too. We have provided a bookmark in their Reading Records with some ideas to help guide children and parents on what to write and questions parents can ask to check their child is understanding what they are reading.

Each week children have a times tables test. We will all start on our 2x table. Once you have learnt this, you will be moved to the next times table until you know them all. When you have learnt a few times tables, you will have to pass a test with these tables mixed together before you can move on.

Weekly spelling sheets will be sent out via Tapestry every Friday evening. If you need or could like a printed version please let the class teacher know who will be able to facilitate this. They will have a half-termly test on the spelling patterns they have learnt.


Each class will receive two PE lessons a week. One will be indoors (dance, gymnastics and problem solving) and one outside (ball games, racquet and striking activities and athletics).

All children are expected to have the correct PE kit for the activities they are doing. This includes appropriate PE kit for the weather conditions. If the children are having PE in the morning, they are expected to arrive in their PE kit with schools clothes in a bag. If they are doing PE in the afternoon, they are expected to arrive in School Uniform with their PE kit in a bag. The school has changing facilities for both the boys and girls which they can access at lunchtimes to change.

Orcas will have outdoor PE Tuesday morning and indoor PE Friday afternoon.

Dolphins will have outdoor PE Tuesday afternoon and indoor PE Thursday afternoon.

A list of the appropriate PE kit can be obtained from the School office and on our website.

Please remember that children cannot take part in PE with earrings. We suggest that on PE days all earrings are removed prior to coming to school unless children can remove them on their own; if they are unable to remove earrings themselves, they will not be able to take part fully in PE. We also ask that fingernails are no longer than the tip of the finger, for safety reasons.

Contact Details

If you need to contact school urgently, you should send an email to the main office at You may also contact your class teachers on the email accounts below, but teachers may only check these accounts once a day.

Mrs Ralph:

Mrs Hardy:

Please refer to our communications policy about response time.

Parent Helpers

If you would like to help us out in school, whether that is by coming in regularly to hear readers, or offering your help for one off events and activities, please do let us know. We are now able to welcome parent helpers back into school once they have had a school DBS check and attended the short parent induction session.

Maths Supporting Documentation

Year 3 Maths Help Sheet

English Supporting Documentation

Vocabulary Glossary

Websites and Apps to Support with Home Learning

Reading Supporting Documentation

KS2 reading questions

Book Review

Classes in Year 3

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Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter

Current Curriculum Newsletter