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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 and Mrs Meek. Mrs Meek will teach French, music and sometimes RE to Year 3 on a Tuesday/ Friday 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 Wednesday. Monday will be outdoor PE and Wednesday will be indoor PE. Please make sure that children arrive at school in their PE kit and trainers. UPDATE! This term (Spring Term 1) Year 3 will take part in 5 gymnastic sessions with a gymnastic coach. These sessions will take place on Monday afternoon during our outdoor PE slot. It will become an indoor gymnastics session for the rest of this term. Children to wear PE kit as normal.


Book changing days will be every Wednesday morning whereby Year 3 will pick two new 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 Wednesday to bring them in, we have a box in our classroom that they can put finished reading books in. Please return books by Wednesday at the latest, thank you for your help with this. 

Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons with Mr Phillips will be every Tuesday, please remind children to bring their guitar into school ready for their lesson. 

Recorder Lessons 

Although the children in Year 3 won't be having group recorder lessons this year, they will be using their recorders within the music curriculum lessons throughout this coming year. If you haven’t already purchased a recorder for your child, they will be able to use other tuned instruments within the lesson. 


Christmas Holiday Update 

Hello everyone, Mrs Crabtree and I hope that you all have had a lovely Christmas. The Year 3 team would like to say a huge thank you for all of our Christmas gifts and cards. We were absolutely blown away by your generosity and kindness. Thank you all so much it really is hugely appreciated.


I am looking forward to seeing you all in the new year. We hope that you have all had a well-deserved rest over the Christmas holidays. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back into our classroom on Tuesday 3rd January. We have a busy term coming up full of fascinating learning all about our second topic Ancient Egypt. We will also go on our first school trip this term (further details will be sent out). How exciting! We have so much to look forward to. See you all very soon. Miss Richardson.


Upcoming events

  • Interfaith Week Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 6th January
  • D-side Visit Thursday 12th January 
  • Year 3 School Trip to Leeds City Museum Tuesday 24th January (further details will be sent out) 
  • Assessment Week Monday 6th February- Friday 10th February 
  • Parent Morning Egyptian Learning Linked Wednesday 1st March 9.30am-10.30am
  • Parent Afternoon DT Learning Linked Thursday 6th July 2.00pm-3.00pm


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 Wednesday morning. 



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 Wednesday 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 a Wednesday morning. New times tables will be given out every Wednesday. You can find these under the tab 'times tables.' This will change weekly.