Welcome to Year 3

The Year 3 Team 2017-18

Mrs Burnham



Miss Hughes


Mrs McDonald


Mrs Stones


Mrs Lanning


Mrs Webber


What is happening this week?

30th October 2017



    • Topic: Bronze Age transport - inventing the wheel.
    • English:  Non-fiction texts. Researching Stonehenge and taking notes.
    • Maths:  Column Addition and Subtraction - adding and taking away a multiples of ten and one hundred.
    • Science



We have not set any spelling homework for half term week. 

Please click here to see the letter about Iron Age Day, including a half term project.

 The children should now have home reading books, which should be read for 10 minutes each evening.

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

On Tuesday 19th September, times tables homework will be sent home as well as spellings. This is also to be returned on the following Monday. If children wish to use Rockstars as well, 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 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.


Library occurs 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. 3B will be swimming instead of PE on a Monday starting on Monday 25th September 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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