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This half term our PE days have changed our new PE days are 

Monday (outdoor PE) and Friday (indoor PE). 


Welcome Section

Welcome to Year 3's class page! We hope you enjoy looking at all the fantastic learning we are doing! Our teaching team in Year 3 this year is Miss Richardson, Mrs Crabtree, Mrs Kinghorn, Mrs Stubbs, Mr Seaton, Mrs Questa and Mrs Meek. Mrs Meek will teach Music and French to Year 3 on a Tuesday afternoon when Miss Richardson is out of class. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Photographs will be updated after an event. 


Our PE days this term are Monday and Friday. Monday will be outdoor PE and Friday will be indoor PE. Please make sure that children arrive at school in their PE kit and trainers. 


Book changing days will be every Friday whereby Year 3 will pick two reading books. Please can you remind Year 3 to return their reading books as soon as they have finished reading them. You do not have to wait until Friday to bring them in, we have a box in our classroom that they can put finished reading books in. Please return books by Friday at the latest, thank you for your help with this. 


As part of the Music Curriculum, every child in Year 3 will learn to play the recorder. The children who had lessons in Year 2 will be continuing with their learning and will have recorders to bring in. Those children who are new to recorders this year are encouraged to purchase a recorder to use in school and for practise at home. We have some recorders available in school but they cannot be taken home. Recorder lessons will be on a Thursday each week with Mrs Meek. Guitar lessons with Mr Phillips will be every Tuesday, please remind children to bring their guitar into school ready for their lesson. 


Easter Update 

We hope that you have all had a well-deserved rest over the Easter holidays. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back into our classroom on Tuesday 19th April. Our topic for this half term is the UK. We will take a look at the geography of the UK - from the physical features of mountains, rivers and seas to the man-made administrative regions and counties. We will find out how the UK has changed over time, looking at how London grew and how the population of the UK as a whole has changed throughout the course of history. Our new Science topic is plants. Year 3 will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present their findings to their classmates. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the transportation of water within plants. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant. We think you will really enjoy these fascinating topics, we cannot wait to get started! Our PE days for this half term have changed, Monday (outdoor PE) and Friday (indoor PE). 


Upcoming events

  • Year 3 School Trip to Leeds City Museum on Tuesday 26th April 
  • Parent Event (more information to follow) Thursday 19th May


Homework Expectations 

Homework activities are a vital part of our home and school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class.



Reading is a fundamental skill, it comes into all elements of the curriculum. Year 3 will be expected to read with an adult at least four times a week. We will change books every Friday. 



Spelling and spelling accuracy is a fundamental element of being a successful writer. To be able to spell words quickly and with fluency will support children to be the best that they can be. We follow a specific scheme called Read Write Inc. To support our delivery of the English curriculum. Spelling homework will be set weekly. The spellings set follow the spelling patterns covered in class learning and include common exception words in KS1 and tricky words in KS2. Our weekly spelling test will take place every Friday morning and new spellings will be given after. Children will write their new weekly spellings in their log book and bring it home however if your child forgets their log book, I will also put the new spellings on the website weekly. You can find these under the tab 'spellings'. 


Times Tables

As you may be aware there have been recent changes to the National Curriculum. One of the major changes is that children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts (including times tables). This is crucial for most maths concepts therefore, children should learn their times tables in order, out of order and learn the division facts for that times table. In Year 3 we will initially  consolidate and focus on times tables that they should have learnt in Year 2 (2s, 5s and 10s). Then we will move onto looking at our (3s, 4s and 8s). We will have a weekly times table test, this will take place after our spelling test on Friday morning. New times tables will be given out every Friday. You can find these under the tab 'times tables.' This will change weekly.