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?

18th June 2018


Our trip to Wakehurst Place was fantastic and the children were all a credit to the school.If you would like to see some photos of the day, please scroll down.


As part of our RE curriculum, we are planning a walk to the Cranleigh churches on Friday. We will need some volunteer helpers to come with us if the trip is to go ahead. If you are able to help, either all day or just for the afternoon, please let one of the Year 3 team know.


    • English:  Explanation texts. What are they? How do we write a good explanation?
    • Maths:  Geometry - horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines, 2d and 3d shapes
    • Science: What do bees do?
    • Topic:Discovering chocolate (history)
    • Spelling: words ending in "ture".  Spellings will be sent home on Wednesday this week.


PE Kits: We will be continuing to do most of our PE outside during the summer. Please could you ensure that your child has a full PE kit, including a planet group T-shirt, a pair of sports shorts, jogging bottoms and trainers. Thank you for your support. 



Homework is due in on Monday. 

 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, the app should now work.

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.



Useful Dates



16th June: Summer Fair

25th June: INSET

27th June: Art Exhibition 3.30pm

29th June: Sports Day

3rd July: Move up morning

20th July: End of Term 2pm


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. If your child is going swimming instead of doing PE on a Monday starting on Monday15th January they 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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