Welcome to Year 3

The Year 3 Team 2017-18

Mrs Burnham



Miss Hughes


Mrs Watkins


Mrs Stones


Mrs Lanning


Mrs Webber


What is happening this week?

5th February 2018


    • English:  Beginning to Read Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop. Learning about the features of persuasive writing.
    • Maths:  Data handling and statistics
    • Science: Finding out more about muscles - what do they do?
    • Art / Topic: finishing our Roman helmets

    • Sponsored Read: The children should have a letter in their bags detailing our sponsored read. They can begin their week of reading on Monday 5th February, or Monday 12th February. We hope they enjoy the challenge. Even if they do not raise any sponsorship money, they can take part by entering the competition to log the most minutes reading over the course of their week. 



Battle of the Bands! 

Click on this link to log in to TT Rockstars 

The results are in! 3B won the Battle of the Bands with 24544 points to 3H's 9908. Well done 3B, and better luck next time to 3H!


Well done to all the children, who worked really hard to improve their times tables knowledge. We saw some fantastic improvements in our weekly Speed Tables this Friday.

Homework is due in on Monday. New spelling homework will be set on Tuesday.

Spelling focus: there will be no new homework set on Tuesday (6th February). Homework will begin again after half term.

 The children should all have home reading books, which should be read for 10 minutes each evening. Please support them in reading as often as possible.

Each week children will be set spelling homework on a Tuesday, which should be returned the following Monday.

Maths homework will be set on alternate weeks. This is also to be returned on the following Monday. In the weeks where the children do not have maths homework in their folders, they are expected to spend at least 10 minutes using Times Tables Rockstars. Their log in details are in the front of their reading records. They can log in here. If you are accessing Rockstars on a phone or tablet, please note that you need to use the website rather than the app.

The Curriculum

The curriculum overview for Year 3 can be found HERE

The progression in calculations document and videos can be seen HERE

A pack to help children learn their times tables can be found HERE

What the statements in the new maths curriculum mean to your child.

What the statements in the new English curriculum mean to your child.



The Bee Musical Songs

Useful Dates

29th January: 3H swimming

5th February: 3H swimming

12th to 16th February: Half Term

2nd March: World Book Day celebrations

6th March: Visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace


Useful Information

     Library is every Wednesday. Your child is now entitled to two books each week. Please ensure they                     have their library books on this day if they wish to change them.


PE takes place every Monday and alternate Thursdays. We expect your child to have their PE kits in school on these days including a named planet t-shirt, shorts, trainers, plimsolls and jogging bottoms. 3H will be swimming instead of PE on a Monday starting on Monday15th January and will require a costume/trunks, towel and goggles. 



 Across KS2 the focus is on the key skills of learning your times tables.  Your child will be expected use the Rock Stars website for a minimum of 15 minutes (this will be introduced to them on Friday 8th September) in the first full week back, and every other week after that. In the intervening weeks, your child will have a times tables activity which will be set on a Tuesday (in their homework / spelling folder) to hand in the following Monday.


Spelling homework will be set on a Tuesday and needs to be handed in the following Monday.Your child should learn the spellings using the look, say, cover, write, check technique.  They should then use their spellings in a sentence to allow them to practice in context. Your child will have a half termly test on a range of the spelling given out to check they have embedded the spellings.


We would also like all children to read daily at home, which should include reading to an adult. Please encourage your child to read fluently, with expression and ask questions to aid their understanding. Please ensure your child has their reading record and book in school every day.

Children in Year 3 are expected to change their reading books, as they need to, first thing when they enter the classroom in the morning.

Talk Homework:

‘Talk’ homework will be set occasionally in preparation for our Big Write which would take place the next day. Please spend 10 minutes discussing the task with your child. It is not necessary to record anything.


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