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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!



Mr Henry and Mrs Hainsworth - Year 3 Teachers

Mrs Shaw - Teaching Assistant

Miss Elsie - Support Assistant



Welcome to Year 3, we are committed to helping the children in our class enjoy 

their learning as much as they can. We have lots of activities planned for the year that will 

help the children learn new skills and strengthen the ones they already have.


We have high expectations of the children, aiming high and never giving up is an important attitude

for them to have.


If you would like to contact us please use this email address:





Year 3 Weekly News


Week Beginning Monday 22nd May

We had a lovely week last week, we enjoyed watching Year 4's assembly on the Egyptians.

Thank you to everybody that wore green to school on Thursday. The school raised £104.

We said goodbye to Dennis our caretaker and said hello to Ray, his replacement.

Your child has brought home a letter with their username and log-in details for 'Classroom secrets' this will replace the Mathletics programme that we were using in school.

A little reminder that Coach Leon's multi-sports club will be held on Tuesday of this week and not Thursday.

School will close at 3.30pm on Friday 26th May and will re-open on Tuesday 6th June for our final part of the school year!

School photos will take place on Wednesday 7th June.


We have almost finished The Witches, our next class reader will be Varjak Paw by SF Said.

There is no obligation to buy the book.

For the remainder of year 3, we will be testing all of the times tables that the children have learnt so far.



Star of the week

Congratulations to Zoya for great retelling of a Norse myth.


Star of the Term

Congratulations to Rory B who received our star of the term, for always having a positive attitude at school.



We will be looking at shape including angles, symmetry and position/direction.



We will be discussing how we feel about characters, what we think characters should do and what we would do in that situation.


Spellings and homework

This weeks homework is on 'Finding change from £10' and is in your child's homework book. This should be handed in on Tuesday 23rd May.


Currently we have two spelling groups in class. They are Green Group (Mrs Shaw) and Yellow Group (Mr Henry). Your child will be able to tell you which group they are in. 

Green Group: Megan's, Ravi's, the girl's, the child's, the man's, the woman's, the school's, the dog's, a teacher's, a postman's, would, could, should.

Yellow Group: scope, telescope, microscope, horoscope, periscope, inspect, spectator, respect, perspective, spectacles, particular, peculiar, perhaps.



Could we please ask that earrings are either taped up or removed for PE on Mondays and Thursdays please. 


Just a little reminder that if you do choose to send in treats for your child's birthday, could you please consider sending in treats which are halal, nut free and of the correct quantity (We have 35 children in our class). It is really difficult when we cannot give out the treats due to allegies, special diets, wrong quantity etc. It is still always an option to donate a book to our class and of course both of these suggestions are optional. 


Please remember to order your child's lunch in advance if your child is on school dinners.


Please remember to label your child's belongings, it makes it so much easier to return items.


Homework will be set on a Friday and will be expected to be completed by the following Tuesday.

A slip will be sent home if the homework is on Mathletics, or your child's homework book will be sent home.

PE is on a Monday and a Thursday. Full PE kits should be worn to school. No tracksuits or hoodies please. 

Please listen to your child read and comment/sign their Reading Record.

Please note that we will only change reading books if your child's Reading Record has been signed.

Books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays. The children are now responsible for changing their own reading books.


Thanks again for all of your help,

Mr Henry & Mrs Shaw.





Year 3 objectives in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science

Reading Books:

At the moment our days to change reading books are on Mondays and Thursday. Please ensure that your child's reading record is signed and that their reading pack comes into school on this day.


End of the day class story:

We are reading Roald Dahls 'The Witches", if you have a copy that your child would like to bring in to class so that they can read along, that would be great. Please don't think that you have to buy a copy as it isn't essential.



Currently we are asking the children to come into class in their PE kits in the morning. As they will be in their PE kits all day I think trainers might be better than pumps as all day footwear. 

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.


Times Tables:

It is extremely important that your children are fluent in their times tables. By the end of Year 3 their target is to know the multiplication and division facts for the 3,4,6 and 8 times tables. Their Year 2 target was to know the facts for their 2,5 and 10 times tables.

To help the children with this we practise our facts every morning during class registration and their will be a weekly times table test on Thursday.

We will do some practise in school, but for your child to be really proficient it is important that they practise at home. In the past I have recommend an app called Squeebles (our daughter really liked it!) which costs around £3.49. Also we have access to a website called TTRockstars, for which your child should have a username and password. If your child doesn't have the required log on data for this please let me know via the Year 3 home learning email address.





Every Reader In Class :

We will ask the children to bring an E.R.I.C (Every Reader In Class) book in so that they can read when we have a moment or two to spare. We will explain that these can be books, magazines, comics, football/theatre programmes etc. any reading material at all really!

Please don't send in electronic reading devices.