Year 3


Welcome to the Year 3 page.  This page provides you with everything you will need to know about life in Year 3. We hope you will find it useful, if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 3 team.


  • 3P-Mrs Prideaux- supported by Mrs Fogas (Teaching Assistant)
  • 3DB-Mrs Deacon and Mrs Brown- supported by Mrs Baitup (Teaching Assistant)
  • 3B-Mrs Boyages- supported by Mrs Patel (Teaching Assistant)


Children in Year 3 follow the National Curriculum, this sets out the objectives for all of the subjects. The key areas in the curriculum are as follows: Maths, English, Science, PE, Computing, History, Geography, Religious Education, PSHCE, Art and Design and Music. Objectives are taught through a cross curricular learning journey based around a core text.  We cover objectives from several subjects that fit within the context of the book. As part of our Learning Journey, the children will have the opportunity to undertake ILAs (Independent Learning Activities), these build independence and revisit previous learning. Alongside topic based learning; spellings, grammar and basic number are taught and revisited daily so that skills are embedded. We will be using several different books as our core text throughout the year.

Please refer to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study to see what your child will be learning in Year 3 and also our Curriculum area.


Children will have a school reading book kept in school and a home reading book which they take home to read daily. Please read daily with your child where possible and comment or sign the reading record every evening.

Busters book club will continue this year, so please ensure you hear your child read on a Wednesday evening and fill in the book mark.


We will be using Class Dojo, to share awarded points, photos and messages. Please check daily for updates.


Every week class teachers pick a ‘star of the week’, these are children who have worked hard throughout the week in terms of learning or behaviour. Children will receive a certificate to take home with them in our celebration worship on a Friday. Children receive daily dojo points and green cards for positive learning and behaviour.

Home learning

Children will be expected to complete some home learning every week. Home learning will be related to maths (Schofield and Simms book and Mathletics) and literacy learning that is taking place in the classroom. Please encourage your child to do their own work. Children will be given the work on a Friday and asked to return it by the following Thursday. If children do not complete their work on time they will have to do the work at playtime.


Every child should have the following labelled equipment at school:

  • Water bottle (To minimise disruption to learning time it would be helpful if children could bring in a full water bottle every day. They are welcome to sip this as and when need.)
  • PE kit


Children have indoor and outdoor P.E sessions therefore it is important that PE kit is correct and in school. Indoor PE: t-shirt in house colour, shorts and plimsolls or white trainers. Outdoor PE: t-shirt in house colour, joggers and plimsolls or white trainers.

Children’s P.E will alternate fortnightly. It would therefore be helpful if these were kept in school for the term.

School Day

Gates open at 8.45am. There will be members of staff on duty in the Lower playground from this time. In order to build up independence children will go to their classes once the bell is rung. School finishes at 3:15 when children may be collected from the playground after they have notified their teacher that they have seen their adult.


Lunch time for Year 3 is 12:20 – 1.20pm.   Only children in KS1 are currently entitled to a free school meal. If your child does have a school meal it is worthwhile checking the weekly menu for the choices available. If your child is bringing a packed lunch to school, then boxes will need to be clearly labelled with their name. Anything your child does not eat will be kept in lunchboxes.


Children have playtime from 10:35-10:50. We advise children to bring a piece of fruit or healthy snack to eat during this time as fruit is no longer provided.

Forest School

Year 3 have the privilege of participating in forest school this year.

3DB- Term 1

3B- Term 2

3P- Term 3

They will learn new skills through a range of activities which are designed to build their communication and team work skills. Appropriate clothing and welly boots are essential.

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