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Welcome to Year 3!


In Year 3 the team is Mr Nolan, Mrs Cavill, Mrs Bamber, Ms Ashford and Mr Salter (Trainee). 


We have made a great start with our new topic and we are brightening up our classrooms with some lovely art work. 




P.E. for both year 3 classes will be every Wednesday and Friday. All children in both Kauri and Hawthorn should to come to school in their P.E. kit every Wednesday and Friday. 


From 13th September Kauri class (only) will go swimming every Friday for the first term and so the children in this class should wear their P.E. kit and also bring their swimming kit to school on this day. 




It is really important for the children to bring their reading book to school every day. Please keep your child's reading book inside their red book bag. As part of their morning routine, they are to place their reading book bag on the shelf inside the classroom so they can access it easily.


Reading books will be changed as needed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ask your child to place the book in the appropriate box (book changing box by the front door) along with their reading record which must be signed by and adult to say they  have read the book. We also ask all free readers to complete a book review in school before they change their own books.

PPA will be every Wednesday morning for the first half term and will be covered by Ms Moisy who will be teaching arithmetic and Spanish.


Please encourage your children to do their Mathletics homework which will be set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Please also read with your child as much as possible, completing at least five reads in the week and record it in the yellow reading record book. In addition, ten spellings will be given out weekly on a Thursday-with a "spelling check" to be carried out the following Thursday.


Please ensure your child brings in a named water bottle and if they bring in cut fruit please make sure the container is clearly labelled with their name. Additionally, please make sure all clothes, especially sweatshirts, are labelled to avoid them being lost.


Please don't hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions.

Year 3's Autumn Topic Web

Year 3's Rainforest Knowledge Organiser

Spelling and Mathletics


On Thursday, your child will receive 10 spellings for the week in red homework book. Please help your child to learn these spellings. Generally, these spellings will be set around a spelling pattern or rule or be selected from the Y 3/4 statutory spelling list. If your child finds spelling tricky, please select only 3 or 4 of the words to learn and encourage them to learn as many sounds as they can in the other words. We will also be doing activities around these words in class. We will spell check the given words every Thursday. Please make sure your child brings his or her homework book in to school every Thursday. If your child finds spelling less of a challenge, please feel free to learn some further words from the statutory Y 3/4 list on this page or find further words with same rule or pattern. Finally, please ensure your child understands the meaning of each word and can use it meaningfully in a sentence.


Mathletics activities will be allocated every Friday at 3:30 and will be checked for completion the next Friday.


If there are any issues, please talk to us or let the office know.

Termly Spelling Overview

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