Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome everybody to the Year 3 section of the website. 

Class Teachers:

3M Miss Mackay

3S Mrs Dunne

LSAs: Mrs Suzaane, Mrs Johnson & Mrs Garner.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 3 team. 

Reading at home

In Year 3, it is important that you read with your child at least 5 times a week and sign their reading record. The children are expected to have their reading book in school everyday, so please make sure they are brought in for reading time in class. All children will now have read to an adult and be given a book which is the correct level for their reading. If your child seems to be finding their book too easy, or too hard, please make a note in the reading record so we know. 



Children will be given spellings to learn each Friday.  Spellings should be practised at home each night ready for a spelling test the following Friday. Children who get full marks on the test will be congratulated at the weekly celebration assembly. 


In the summer of Year 4, children are tested by the government to ensure they know their times tables facts. In Year 3, we begin to prepare the children for this as they are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times table facts off by heart by the end of this year.

Further information can be found on the government's information page:

To support them with this, please ensure they practice for at least 10 minutes a day on ttrockstars. A "little and often" approach is the best way to help them secure these times table facts.


Additional tasks that we feel will be beneficial to your child's learning will be posted onto Seesaw. Please keep an eye on your child's Seesaw account for any updates.



Our P.E. day is Monday. 


A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding.  Children can come to school dressed in their PE kit, as long as it is the proper P.E. uniform.  Otherwise, they will need to bring it in a separate bag.


Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this).


Our shared reading text this half term is 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson.  We will exploring this text through daily reading practise and will answer comprehension questions to ensure we have fully understood what has been read. 



In writing, we will be focusing on improving the fluency and legibility of handwriting.  Children will be encouraged to make effective vocabulary choices in their writing to suit the text type when writing.  We will also be looking at explanation texts, poetry and recycled story writing.