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Year 3 

Welcome to Year 3!

We hope you have all had an excellent summer and are ready for the term ahead. We would like to add a special welcome to Lily Fitzpatrick and Poppy Blyth who will be joining 3E this year.

We hope that the following information, along with the attached Curriculum Map outlining our curriculum for this term, will be useful.

The children will be taught by their Form Tutor for English, Maths, RE and PSHE. They will have specialist subject teachers for the majority of their other lessons, as indicated on their timetable which can be found at the back of their pupil planner.

In our Humanities lessons this term the children will begin learning about the Stone Age. In English we will create links with this topic through our focus text ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King. To encompass both these areas of learning, we will be visiting Salisbury Museum on Friday 29th September to enjoy a day focused around ‘Surviving the Stone Age’. More information on this will follow in the first few weeks of term. 3E will perform a class assembly for parents on Friday 10th November; 3C will perform their assembly on Friday 17th November.

During the Autumn Term, the children should come to school and leave in their blue fleece-lined coat; their blazers will remain in our classrooms. When the weather gets colder, they may like to bring a hat and gloves to keep them warm at playtimes. All classroom equipment is provided for the children, however, should they wish to bring their own small pencil case containing their own equipment they are welcome to do so. Children will have full responsibility for this and all items should be labelled where possible. Children must also have a named water bottle in school each day.

In the mornings, the Year 3 children should come up to their classroom independently. If you wish to contact either of us, please come and speak to us before school if you have an urgent query or message. Alternatively, we are always available to speak with you at dismissal time, or by appointment.

This year in Games, the children will begin to represent the school in sports fixtures. These will take place during their games lesson on a Monday afternoon. Fixture dates are available in the school calendar however please be aware these are subject to change throughout the term. An updated team sheet will always be available in the school newsletter the Friday before the match. Please ensure you check the newsletter weekly so you are aware of finish times. Spectators are always welcome!


Pupils will be set Maths on Tuesday to be handed in on Thursday and English on Thursday for Monday – around 20 minutes each and 30 minutes on Friday for Humanities. On Tuesday times tables will be set to be handed in by the following Tuesday and on Monday spelling tasks will be set to be handed in by the following Monday. We would be grateful if you could let us know if your child is taking considerably longer to complete their homework. The Pupil Planner includes a space for you to sign at the end of each week. If for some reason your child is not able to complete the homework set, a brief note in their Pupil Planner would be helpful. We will routinely check the Pupil Planners on a Friday afternoon however if you have anything that needs our attention before then, please ask your child to bring it to our attention or email us at the addresses below.

Homework should be completed in the correct book and handed in on the correct day, unless instructed otherwise in the Pupil Planner. Some tasks involving research may be set and additional time will be given to complete these.

Most weeks will have the following schedule for homework tasks:


Spelling task - for the following Monday

Reading - 15 minutes minimum 


Times tables - to be tested the following Tuesday

Maths - 20 minutes for Thursday

Reading -15 minutes minimum


Reading - 15 minutes minimum 


English - 20 minutes for Monday

Reading - 15 minutes minimum


 Humanities - 30 minutes for the next lesson

Reading - 15 minutes minimum

 Yours sincerely,

Miss Kimberly Evans

Year 3E Form Tutor



Make your own piece of cave art. You can show animals or hunters or your hand as seen on caves in France and Spain. The documents and website link below will give you further information and ideas.


Cave Paintings

Stone Age Art





Miss Fiona Colbridge

Year 3C Form Tutor