Park Mead Primary

Year 3

Mrs Jimmison

3JH (Mon-Wed pm)


Miss Hughes

3JH (Wed am -Fri)


Mrs Wigfield 



Mrs Desmond


 Mrs Brown




 The week at a glance:

3JH 3D
Monday Library
Tuesday PE PE
Wednesday Art
Thursday Library
Friday PE/Homework PE /Art/Homework


Termly Curriculum Focus:



 Action - Aliens are coming 

Persuasion - Come to Mars


Class Novel

3JT and 3D will be listening to Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell.


The Wizards of Once By Cressida Cowell



Whole Class (Guided) Reading


We will be developing our decoding and comprehension skills as a whole class using excerpts

 from several novels and other sources of writing.




We follow the White Rose scheme throughout school and we will be revisiting and consolidating key

Year 2 objectives throughout the year before starting the Year 3 syllabus. 


Fractions: tenths, fractions on a number line, fractions of a set of objects, equivalent fractions,

compare and order fractions. 

Time: months, years, hours in a day, telling time to the nearest minute, a.m, p.m., 24 hour clock and 

duration of time.

Properties of Shape: angles, horizontal and vertical lines, parallel and perpendicular lines, recognise

and describe 2D and 3D shapes

Mass and Capacity: measure and compare mass and capacity, add and subtract amounts and

measure temperature. 


The Rainforest

Where the equator and lines of latitude and longitude are. Different types of forest, locations and features of rainforests, rivers in the rainforest, human effect on the rainforest and comparison of Sherwood and Amazon forests.



This half term it is 'Plants'. We will look at flowering plants - their parts and functions. The life cycle of a plant - including pollination.



Children should come to school in their PE kits on a Tuesday and Friday. Children should wear their colour T-shirt of the planet group they're in with blue shorts and trainers. Plain tracksuit bottoms or leggings with a plain sweatshirt (no logos please) should be worn as the weather becomes colder. If you prefer, your child can wear their school jumper or cardigan.

Weather and space permitting classes will do PE (usually outside) on these days: 


ART/DT: 3D will do art on a Friday afternoon and 3JH on a Wednesday. If you would like your child to wear an old t-shirt, shirt or apron to protect their clothes, please send one in to keep in their locker. Please make sure they can independently put it on and take it off. 


Computing: As we are working online a lot more these days, we all need to ensure that we are staying safe and understand how to do that successfully. 

Here are some useful websites and games that can help you to learn more.





Please try to read with your child for 10 minutes every day. Short, daily reading is the best way to help your child progress in this area. The set days to change books for children who are not on 'fluent or free reader' books will be a Monday and Thursday in both classes.

Please note in your child's reading record when they have read to you. Children who are free readers can fill in their record independently but please still try to listen to them read and discuss their book once a week. Also encourage them to make a note of any new words they read in their record, they can then discuss this with you and us at school.


Please take a look at these helpful questions to discuss with your child as you are reading to further their comprehension. 

Reading question stems Picture


To access Reading Cloud, click here.      



3D's library day is Monday. 3JH's is Thursday. Children do not need to change their book every week if they are still reading it. If they are still reading, please do encourage your child to bring in their library book every two weeks to be re-scanned. This ensures our system doesn't generate a late notice for them. 

Children can take up to two books out. 


Homework will be checked each week on a Friday and spellings changed on a Monday for the new lists. 

Children should access Spelling Shed at least 3 times per week for 10 minutes. We will be working on our spellings daily, so practicing at home on spelling shed will support them further with this. 

Log ins and passwords are on the inside cover of their yellow reading diary. You will find a QR code and their passwords  under the title 'EdShed.' 


It will link to the spelling patterns the children are learning in class that week. This is online on Spelling Shed. 

To access Spelling Shed, click here.        



Please practise times tables using TT Rockstars.

Children should also access Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots at least 3 times per week for 10 minutes.  

Log in details are in the front of the children's reading records.


To access TT Rockstars, click here.         Numbots can be accessed through the same password and supports number recognition and fluency.



MyMaths will be set as often as we can. We aim for weekly, but sometimes there are not enough homework activities on the site relevant to set.

To access My Maths, click here.             



 Please logon to Seesaw where you will find activities for each day.


Please also access Spelling Shed, Times Tables Rock Stars, My Maths and Numbots and encourage your child to read as much as possible. 

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Park Mead Primary School, Park Drive, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7HB

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