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Year 3



Miss Howes, Miss Janman and Mrs Ball are excited to be working with year 3 this year and learning with your children. Mrs Shelton will also be teaching the class on a Wednesday morning.

This term we will be Rainforest Explorers during our topic work.


Our Curriculum Newsletter sets out the information we’ll be learning in each subject this term. If you have expertise in a particular area or a cultural event you would like to share with the children then please do let us know.


As well as the work we do in class we would like to consolidate the children’s learning by asking them to complete a homework project. There are several options, as set out in the document below. Your child should choose one option to focus on, and this should be completed and returned to school by 12th November.


                                                             Rainforest explorers homework options

The information below will tell you more about the timetable and structure of life in year 3, as well as how you can help your child at home.


P.E: Year 3 will have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays this term. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit. We will be outside as much as possible, so they will need warm clothing as the weather gets colder.


Library: Our library day will be a Monday. We will encourage children to select appropriate books to read independently or a book that we can read with them. The children will also have opportunity to read books from our in class reading corner.


Reading books: We are committed to developing your children as enthusiastic and confident readers and will be issuing them with a banded reading book to support this.

We will be aiming to read with your child at least once each week, but it is important that they also read at home. Please aim to read with your child and record in their reading record at least 3 times each week, and more if you are able to.


We would encourage you to supplement your child's school reading book with books from home, articles, comics, poetry etc. Educational research is clear that this is one of the factors that helps to boost achievement and can unlock other areas of the curriculum.


Spelling: By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of the Year 3 and 4 spellings which you can see below. Given the amount of time children have been out of school, we recognise that some children also need assistance with some Year 1 and 2 spellings. We will be working on these words in school and it would be great if the children could practise them at home too. 




The children will have 6 spellings sent home on a Monday. They will be tested on these spellings the following Friday so please spend time learning them at home. 

Times tables: All children should have access to Times Tables Rock Stars to allow them to improve their multiplication facts. If you do not have your child's login details please let us know.


Below is a useful fact sheet for up to the 9 times table. If you know the facts on this sheet then you will also know the other related times table facts as the numbers can be swapped around. For example, by knowing that 2x6=12 you then also know that 6x2=12. I wonder if this might help you to know your times tables more quickly?!