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Year 3

Year 3 - Spring Term 2020




In Year 3, as throughout the school, homework is compulsory and is naturally a progression and elevation from the homework received in Year 2. English and Maths homework should be completed daily, with the expectation that approximately 30 minutes should be spent on homework each night, divided between English and Maths, or theme as requested by their teacher. Please make a note in their diary or provide a letter if, for any reason, they are unable to complete their homework. Please note that children will have their spelling and times tables tests on Mondays and new spelling lists and times table focus will also be handed out on a Monday.


We would like to encourage you to read regularly with your child and ask them questions about the text to develop their comprehension skills.





  1. Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine.  Matilda. BFG. Revolting Rhymes (instructional writing, narrative, descriptive, letter writing, playscripts.)
  2. There will be a strong focus on all areas in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Your child will also need to know the spellings of the ‘Common Exception Words’ (a statutory requirement) by the end of year 4, so we will aim to address as many of these in class, but home support would also ensure that your child meets the requirements.
  3. Reading comprehension: we will be reading and discussing a variety of texts (fiction and non-fiction) and encourage this to continue at home too.


Maths – Number and place value, four operations, problem solving, measurement, conversions, mental maths, and reasoning, telling the time and fractions.


Science – Rocks continued, Forces including magnets and light. 


Religious Education - following the Come and See focuses.



History – Stone Age through to Iron Age Britain.


Art/D&T – Quentin Blake inspired sketches and water colour painting.


Modern Foreign Language: French - consolidation of numbers and opinions - weather.


Computing, PE, Music and Speech and Drama are all planned for, taught and assessed by specialist teachers.


In class


Mrs Büyükhiz (Mrs B) will be teaching on Mondays and Tuesday, as well as alternate Wednesdays and Mrs Williams (Mrs W) will be teaching on Thursdays and Fridays as well as alternate Wednesdays. We are also fortunate to have excellent teaching assistants who will be supporting us at various times throughout the week, as well as a specialist teacher who will be challenging and further stretching our more able mathematicians.


It is important that your child is always ready to learn and we encourage your child to bring in a clearly labelled water bottle into class, so that they can stay hydrated throughout the day. We also expect children to bring in a full stationery set and they will all use pencil first to write. Once their handwriting is clear, cursive, correctly joined and consistent in size, they will be issued a Pen Licence (some may even receive this during the first week). It is also vital that they have full, clearly labelled PE kits in school as our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.


We hope you find this information useful and please do not hesitate to contact us at any time should you wish to discuss any matter. If you wish to speak to us at length about any issue, we kindly request that you contact the school office so that we can arrange an appointment to discuss the matter.


Thank you as always for your continued support and enthusiasm and we look forward to an exciting and successful Year 3.


Class Teachers:  Mrs Büyükhiz and Mrs Williams

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Downey and Mrs Brown.