Park Mead Primary

Year 3

Mrs Jimmison

3JH (Mon-Wed pm)


Miss Hughes

3JH (Wed am -Fri)


Mrs Wigfield 



Mrs Desmond


 Mrs Brown


We have enjoyed welcoming the new Year 3 children this morning. We hope that they enjoyed meeting their new teachers, learning a little more about Year 3 and are feeling excited for their new journey.

Above is a short video for parents/carers to provide additional information such as uniform for the new term. 

We look forward to seeing you all in September. 

From Miss Hughes, Mrs Jimmison and Mrs Desmond. 





 The week at a glance (There will be NO PE on the 2/3 September. The first lesson will be Tues 7 Sept.) :

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


Termly Curriculum Focus:



 Writing to Entertain - from Little Red Riding Hood we will cover character descriptions and use paragraphs 

to organise writing. The aspects of grammar - expanded noun phrases conjunctions, prepositions and

inverted commas - will be taught in these lessons.

Discussion writing - through the 'Should the Wolf be forgiven?' text the children will be taught how to give a

reasoned and balanced point of view. They will learn how to structure paragraphs into related ideas. The

grammar focus will be conjunctions. Punctuation revision will be appropriate use of capital letters.


Class Novel

3JT and 3D will be listening to The Extincts by Veronica Cossanteli.


The Extincts (reissue): (2nd edition)




Whole Class (Guided) Reading

This half term the majority of Year 3 will begin to read:

 Planet Omar - Accidental Trouble Magnet.

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet

We will be developing our decoding and comprehension skills as a whole class using this entertaining novel.

Non-fiction and poetry will be dropped in throughout the novel to allow the children to access a variety

of text types.  



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. 


Place value: numbers to 1000, finding 1, 10, 100 more or less than a given number, comparing numbers and

objects to 1000, ordering numbers and counting in 50's and 100's. 

Addition and Subtraction: adding and subtracting multiples, adding and subtracting 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers

- not crossing 10 and 100 then crossing 10 and 100.

Multiplication and Division: understanding equal groups, recall and use multiplication and division facts for

the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.


The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age

The children will be learning about prehistoric Britain through a range of tasks. There will be a Stone Age WOW event on Thursday 23rd September; there will be no dressing up for this day. Iron Age Day will be on Thursday 11th November. Details about the day will follow shortly. 



We will be identifying and comparing different types of rocks, learning how fossils are made and

investigating soils.



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.             

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

01483 274315