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.


  • 3TWP-Mrs Tibbits-Williams & Mrs Prideaux- supported by Mrs Patel & Mrs Austen (Teaching Assistants)
  • 3DB-Mrs Deacon and Mrs Brown- supported by Mrs Baitup (Teaching Assistant)


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 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. Children also have the opportunity to visit and borrow books from the school library each week. Once children finish reading a book they will complete a quiz which assesses their understanding. As they are reading please encourage them to talk about the story and imagine the scene to help develop their comprehension skills.

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.


Children can earn Dojo points in a variety of ways eg for having a fantastic day, showing effort, for perseverance, for showing kindness and for completing homework. These link to our green cards which in turn lead to bronze, silver and gold awards. Every week we award a ‘star of the week’ and a ‘star reader’. These are children who have shone 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 are expected to read daily, to record this in their reading diaries which are signed by an adult. They are also expected to revise their 2,5, and 10 x tables, quickly moving on to 3,4 and 8x tables and corresponding division facts which they need to be able to recall at speed. Children will be set termly enrichment tasks as an opportunity to enhance their learning alongside an adult. Please help your child to find a quiet place and a suitable time to complete tasks and encourage them to complete their work. Children will be given times tables tasks on a Friday and asked to return it by the following Thursday. If children find it difficult to complete tasks at home, they may find attending homework club beneficial. Dojo points will be awarded for consistent reading at home and for amazing effort with their homework.Recorders will be provided and children are asked to practice the skills they have been taught at home. They will have opportunities to perform during the year.

Equipment and Uniform

Please ensure children arrive in the correct uniform and that every item is named

  • Named 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 needed.)
  • PE kit


Children have indoor and outdoor P.E sessions therefore it is important that PE kit is correct and in school. They need a t-shirt in house colour, shorts/joggers and trainers.

Children’s P.E will be on different days each week. It would therefore be helpful if kit was 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. Children can only be collected by people on their contact list, if another person is collecting them please inform the office to avoid unnecessary delays.


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 vegetables to eat during this time as fruit is no longer provided.

Forest School

Year 3 will participate in forest school this year. Further information and a consent letter will be sent home before the first session.

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.