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Year 3

smileyWelcome to the Spring term in Year 3smiley 


Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas. Huge thank you on behalf of the Year 3 staff for the Christmas cards and gifts that we received at the end of the Autumn term.  We really appreciate them!


This term Mrs Basu will be teaching Monday to Thursday and Mrs Carmichael will be teaching on Friday. Mrs Sirrell will continue to support learning in class from Monday to Thursday.


  • The topic this term is Our World. 
  • Every Thursday the children will continue to have their spellings and cracking times tables test. Children have learnt their 2, 5, 10 times tables in year 2 and have learnt 3,4 and 8  in Autumn term. By year 4  they need to learn their times table up to 12. It is important to practise this at home as this will help them to gain confidence in Maths. They can go on Times tables rockstar as well to practise.

Reading Books - Parents are asked to continue to listen to the children while they read and discuss texts ( following the Reading Vipers document below)  and record a minimum of 5 sessions a week. There is a KS2 reading guide emailed to the parents and children can complete the different reading tasks of their choice to earn house points.

We will visit the Library when it is our turn so children will always have the opportunity to change their books and we also have a range of books in the classroom. We can’t stress enough the importance of reading and understanding a text as it is vital to access so much of the curriculum.

Home Learning Diaries - Children should write Home Learning tasks and any reminders in their Home Learning Diary every day. If there is no Home Learning they should write “No HL” so parents know they haven’t just forgotten to write it down! Please sign the diaries over the weekend as these will be checked on Monday each week. This is an excellent way to communicate too, so feel free to send any non-urgent messages using it. Diaries should be in school every day.


Home Learning-Home learning will be given on Thursday to return by next Thursday.

PE & Games - Our PE slots for this term will be on a Tuesday(indoor) and will go swimming on a Thursday. It is important to wear PE kit for PE days. Earrings must be taken out for PE and we would thoroughly recommend not wearing them on days when there is PE. 

Uniform - We remind you that children are expected to set a good example and look smart at all times. Hair should be tied back with plain hair ties and clips of a colour that blends in with the school uniform. Ear studs are permitted as the only type of jewellery but nothing else.


Pencil Cases -  Please send your child in with the equipment they need and we will then provide a ziplock wallet for them to store their equipment in. In year 3 the children need to bring from home:

  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Colouring pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Whiteboard pens


Please kindly replenish them as and when required.

  • Bring signed home learning diary
  • Bring signed Reading Record
  • Bring back the reading books from last week


  • Spelling test
  • Cracking times table test
  • New Spellings will be given
  • Home learnings will be given to bring back by following Thursday
  • New Reading books will be given


 Finally, please communicate with us as it is important that your child feels happy and safe in school and is making good progress. You can catch either of us on the playground at the end of the day or you can contact the office via phone or email and we will get back to you are soon as possible.

'Working together to be the best we can.'

Mrs Basu & Mrs Carmichael