Welcome to Year 3



In Year 3 our teachers are Miss Swallow (Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader) supported by Mrs Hawk (Flamingos), Miss Shipley supported by Mrs Wilkins (Macaws) and Mrs Evans supported by Mrs Fenton (Toucans).


Friday 5th July 2019

This weeks Awards go to:

Toucans - Charlotte & Lynette

Flamingos - Class not in assembly -to be awarded next week

Macaws - Annabelle & Theo



During the summer term, much of our topic will focus on tropical rainforests.  Many new words will be explored as part of our topic lessons. Below is a list of some of these words along with a diagram of the layers of the rainforest.  It may be helpful to your child to look at these words and their meaning before we begin our lessons in the summer term.  Simply sticking them on the fridge so that they can be seen would really benefit your child to begin to build familiarity with them!

Please click here to view word list.

Please click here to view rainforest layers


Please go to 'Galleries' (under the 'News' tab on the Home Page) to see photographs of Year 3 showing off their incredible Stone Age houses to Year 4!

MATHS WORKSHOP - Tuesday 6th November

Please click here to view the Year 3 Maths Parent Workshop Presentation.

CURRICULUM EVENING - 18th September 2018

Please click here to view the Year 3/4 Curriculum Evening Presentation.


Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.


During the spring term, our English work will focus on the novel 'The Journal of Iliona' and we are going to focus closely on character and description.  We will continue to use high level vocabulary within our writing to build an image in our readers' minds.  The children have already produced some fantastic writing on Romulus and Remus and have demonstrated an excellent ability to manage and adapt their own language!


This term, we are working on the topic 'Invasion!' Children will be learning all about the Roman invasion of Britain and its lasting impact on our lives today.

Later in the term, we will also be focusing on keeping ourselves healthy and how to keep our bodies in tip-top shape!


Maths and English homework will be sent home in workbooks on a Thursday and children are asked to return homework on a Tuesday.

Children are also expected to practise:


There will be a fortnightly spelling programme during the term.  For the first half of the term every child will be revisiting previously taught spelling patterns to consolidate their learning.  During the second half of the term, we will complete three spelling sessions a week with the children using the schools RWI spelling scheme.

Children will be provided with a log book to record the spelling pattern that they are working on alongside any words that they need to practise at home.

Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.


During the spring term, we will be looking at money, statistics and length and perimeter.  We will also be regularly practising mental arithmetic skills, including number bonds and times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8) to improve children's fluency and speed of recall.

We would like to emphasise the importance of regular practice!


Macaws - Indoor on Tuesday, Outdoor on Friday

Toucans - Indoor on Tuesday, Outdoor on Friday

Flamingos - Indoor on Monday, Outdoor on Friday

Please can you ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school for these days as well as long hair tied back.  For safety reasons, jewellery is not to be worn during PE lessons, therefore could you please ensure your child is able to remove it independently before the lesson or have it removed before coming into school. 



Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com

Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games


Education City - www.educationcity.co.uk

Letter Join - www.letterjoin.co.uk

Please click here to view list of generic questions to help parents discuss a text with their child when reading.


Year 3 Recorder Sessions take place on Friday afternoons.


Please check that your child has an apron or art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.