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Year 3 Mrs Read & Mr James

Welcome to Year 3World Book Day '21

Mrs D Read - Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Mr K James - Class Teacher (Thursday, Friday)

Mrs L Stuart - HLTA

     Mrs J Board and Mr Hathway - 1:1 Learning Support Assistant                  

New Teacher Letter for September

Year 3 Final trip of the year

Mrs Board's farm!

On Thursday 15th July, Mrs Board (Our class 1:1) invited the class to come and spend the day at her farm just outside of Weston. The day was spent having a lot of fun in the sun. We learned about her animals and petted/fed a few. We had a tour that showed different habitats of creatures not usually associated on the farm. We learned about pollination in the field (literally) and dramatised the Flight of the Bumblebee! We even had an egg race with real eggs!!!

Although it was incredibly hot, the children had an amazing day - a nice way to end a tough Year 3.

Thank you Mrs Board.

Attending School 

The school day starts at 8.45am for Y3.  A member of staff will open the main gate on Church Road for your child to come into the playground.

Please do NOT send your child to school if they are unwell or have any Coronavirus symptoms. Let the school office know if your child is not attending and the reason for absence. Please ensure they are wearing clean clothes every day. 

The school day ends at 3.15pm.  Again a member of staff will open the main gate, on Church Road, for you to enter the playground collect children and leave via the top playground gate.

School Dinners are available.  The menu can be found on the website under parent and lunch menus. 


Please ensure your child is wearing warm clothes and sensible footwear - as we will be doing PE.  It is colder in the classrooms than usual due to windows and doors being kept open for ventilation.

Term 5 & 6 Topic Iron Age to Stone Age

Period Overview: The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age covers 98% of human history in Britain. Some of the major advances in technology were achieved during this period, including the control of fire, agriculture, metalworking and the wheel without which modern life would not be possible. None of this history is written down but discovered through theories and ideas gauged from artefacts and ancient remains. To find out about this period, we have had to ‘dig up the past’.

Be aware that Prehistoric Britain’s time frame is different to other places in the world.

Knowledge Organiser - Stone Age to Iron Age - Term 5 and 6


In Year 3, we love to read. You will find a washing line on our reading wall with all the books that we have shared and loved as a class. We focus on a text with our topic and often have a class read that we like to enjoy at the end of the day. Below are some of those texts. 


  OUR CURRENT READ...                        TERM 3 READ                               TERM 2 READ                               TERM 1 READ

 OUR CURRENT READ                    



Other texts we recommend reading with your Year 3 child are...


Reading is a key skill as it affects all areas of day to day life.  As a school we promote a love of reading and encourage children to read a wide range of different genres.

When children can read fluently with good understanding they self-select books from our well stocked library.  

Parents/Carers can help at home by listening to your child read or sharing their book.  The expectation is that your child reads at home a minimum of five times per week in KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6).  This should be recorded in their reading record.

In addition, children can access Reading Eggs, an online reading program, at home or in school.  Please see your class teacher for login details.


  Reading Eggs



We always encourage children to learn to spell words correctly.  They will be taught the spelling 'rules' and how to apply this knowledge in their work.

To support them and let them have some fun while learning we use an online program called Spelling Shed.  This can be accessed at home, using the link below.  Please see your class teacher for the login details.

Also below is a printable sheet containing the year groups target words.


   Spelling Shed




We have at least two PE lessons per week, Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure your child's kit is in school at all times to enable us to be flexible.

We do PE in all types of weather so please ensure your child has suitable PE kit.  In the Summer months we recommend shorts and t-shirt and in the winter long trousers with t-shirt and hoodie.  Trainers or daps should be worn.  

All kit should be clearly labelled with your child's name.

An example of our kit, which can be purchased from NK Sports, is below or your child needs a plain white t-shirt and black shorts.

We are also skipping for two minutes per day, as part of Skip to be Fit and running a mile around the playground to travel the world.



Snacks & Drinks

As a healthy eating school, we encourage children to drink throughout the day.  Water is the best drink for children to have as it is the healthiest and if spilt does not attract ants or wasps!  They can also bring in a piece of fruit to eat at break time. (No Sweets, fruit rolls etc).