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Year 3

Updated 5.1.21

Online learning 9.7.21


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Mrs Carlton -

Mr Davies -

Welcome to year 3 

Welcome to Year 3 PowerPoint

Welcome to Year 3 PDF

Meet the Year 3 Team! 

Mrs Butcher -Teacher 3B (5 days)

Mr Davies -Teacher 3CD ( 2 days-Mon/Tues)

Mrs Carlton - Teacher 3CD (3 days-Wed/Thurs/Friday)

Mrs Ladd -   Teacher Assistant 

Mrs Waldron - Teacher Assistant (Mon/Tues/Thurs)

Mrs Mitchell - PPA Teacher (3CD)

Mrs Cowin   - PPA Teacher (3B) 

General Information

Welcome to the Year 3 page. You will find all of the things you should 

need to know for the year.

Your teachers in Year 3 are Mr Davies, Mrs Drew and Mrs Butcher. We are supported by Mrs Ladd and Mrs Waldron who are our teaching assistants and shared between both classes.

Year 3 is a key year and involves the children taking greater responsibility for their own learning. That said, we are very keen to work together as a partnership, with the children, parents, teachers and school,  working together to help us 'to be the best that we can be'.

Please feel free to contact the Year 3 team if you have something you wish to ask or would like to discuss. We have an open door policy and will see you as soon as possible.

Please write a note in your child's diary or see us on the playground if you would like to talk to us.


Thank you,

The Year 3 Team

Home learning

  • Each Friday, children will be given spellings based around the expectations of their year group. They will have a suitable number based upon their ability level. The test will be on the following Friday
  • The children are expected to read regularly throughout the week, with parental completion of the reading record on three occasions. This should indicate when and how much the children have read. It would also be helpful to include a very brief comment on any problems or successes from the activity. This can be handed in EVERY day and counts towards our class rewards.
  • Maths and English homework alternate every  Friday. It is due in on the Wednesday of the following week.
  • Our expectation is that the children should be able to complete their homework on their own and that it should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If it is problem, please speak with the class teacher and we will try to help out.

Information Regarding PE kits


Current learning

In guided reading, we are looking at reading skills and the fluency of the children when reading aloud. This skill is key to be embedded as it will allow better access to the kinds of texts that we will be working on this year and beyond.



Regular reading at home is essential. The children should be heard reading aloud at least 3 times per week, even for those children who are free-readers. Discussions between the child and the adult are key to helping to improve and develop their understanding but also allows the children to work on their expression when reading aloud. 


Free readers may read anything they like but we would like you to always have a challenging fiction book on the go at all times.


Children on the reading scheme must read their scheme books but can also add any additional reading you have done (non-fiction, magazines, other books etc).


Each child has their own reading record and these need to be completed with approximately three adult signed entries per week, indicating when the child read, what they read and anything that arose from the discussion. If the record has been misplaced or left at school, the entries should be completed on a piece of paper, which can be stuck into the book.



Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. We will teach the spellings patterns and rules throughout the week. The words given each week are primarily taken from the required National Curriculum spelling list for year3/4 children. Mrs Ladd however, will be working with some children who need greater practice, repetition and  reinforcement of some of the phonics work done in year 2. This has proved extremely beneficial in the past in raising the standard of these children, allowing them to access the year 3 curriculum with more ease and confidence. 



Throughout the week we will ask the children to practise their spellings through handwriting. Part of the curriculum expects all children to be joining their handwriting.

We keep the children's best handwriting on their tables so that they are always trying to improve their work to be the best that it can be.

PE Kit and days

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Games kit - (Preferably) long sleeved plain BLUE football top, white shorts, BLUE football socks and trainers. Shin-pads are not necessary. During the colder months, children should bring in warmer clothes such as leggings and jogging bottoms.
  • Gymnastics kit - white shorts and a plain t-shirt. Trainers may also be needed.


Planning Days

  • Mrs Cowin and Mrs Mitchell cover Year 3 every other Friday.


Current Learning


Our initial focus will be based around place value and number represenations. This will involve looking at be able to read and write any number to 10,000, both in numbers and words. This skill is something that is always tested during assessments. We will be looking at how numbers can be represented not just as numbers and words, but also as pictures, images, objects and other practical representations.


Times tables facts


 It would be helpful if children could could practise their times tables at home as well as in school so that class maths challenges that encompass times table facts (fractions, multiplications, problem solving etc) will be much easier and exciting to solve. 

Telling the time is also something that we would appreciate your help with, particularly as we have to ensure by the end of year 3, that children can tell the time in 3 different ways and using 3 different types of clocks- analogue, digital and 24 hour. 


By the end of year 4,  ALL children are expected to know their times tables, up to 12x12, by heart and with instant recall, so we endeavour to make this easier for them by encouraging these recall skills in year 3. The new curriculum focuses heavily on calculation strategies, particularly for multiplication and division, so it is essential that the children work at learning these at home. They are a key skill which they will use throughout their lives.


We are having a huge push on our times tables at the moment as it forms a key part of what we must know to move forwards in our learning. We would really appreciate any help with the learning of this key skill please. 


Overview for the Year

Autumn Terms -"Stone Age"

and  “Walk like an Egyptian”

(Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, rocks and volcanoes and earthquakes)

Spring Terms 3 & 4 “Lost at Sea/Survival”

(Animals including Humans, Plants)

Summer Terms 5 & 6 Cities of Gold

(The Mayans, Light)

Useful websites to support your learning 

(To practise those times tables!)