WELCOME to Year 3 2022-23

Attached are a variety of documents that will enable you to navigate your way through Year 3 a little easier.  As always, if you have any questions, please speak to any of the class team in the playground before or after school, or if it will require a significant amount of time, please make an appointment with the school office.

Mrs Reeve and Mrs Nairn.

Meet the Teacher Presentation: Please join us for a Teams Meeting: Meet the Teacher event on 5th September at 5pm. Details to login will be sent via email.

Meet the Team



Homework Grids


Year 3 Objectives

Maths objectives

Writing and reading objectives


Year 3 4 Word list – as directed from the government, these are words children should be able to read, spell and use confidently by the end of Year 4.


Handwriting skills in Year 3 are taught regularly and systematically through the use of the PENPALS Handwriting scheme (Cambridge University Press).

Five stages are identified and these form the basic organisation of the scheme:

 1.Readiness for writing: gross and fine motor skills leading to letter formation(Pre-school and Reception)

 2.Beginning to join (Upper KS1)

 3.Securing joins (Lower KS2)

4.Practising speed and fluency (KS2)

 5.Presentation skills (KS2)


Logged On

This week, the children have written their journey story based upon ‘The Banana that Spoke’; next week they will innovate their story to include their own characters and scenarios. In Maths, we focussed on multiples, and how they can help use, like number bonds, with our understanding of addition and subtraction. We stepped back in time in our Science lessons, by looking at the amazing work of Mary Anning; the children found this fascinating. Our ICT lesson, was a time for the children to use their new logins and then navigate to Times Table Rockstars, which they loved doing. To help further with their timestables, we used the app/webpage Hit the Button – they loved this, so why not give it a try at home? https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

In our Topic lessons, the children made their own versions of Stone Age jewellery, which they will go onto decorate next week.

Reminder: We have an Accelerated Reader event on Monday 3rd October at the end of school. Come along and see your child Star Test and learn more about what it is all about.

This week’s spellings: words with endings that sound like /ch/ but spelt – ‘ture’ (unless the root word ends in (t)ch): creature, furniture, picture, nature, adventure, capture, future, sculpture, fracture, mixture.

Mrs R


Down to Earth

Another week of delving into the past, with the children looking at how people through the Stone Age created art. They sketched  animals and used chalks and pastels to create the stone-like background. In Science, they explored how fossils are formed, as part of our Rocks and Soils unit of work. We looked at different sentence types and started to imitate ‘The Papaya that spoke’, with a talking banana…who knew fruit could talk? We discussed recent events in PSHE and learnt the new National Anthem, which linked to the children’s previous learning in Year 2. They have also continued to learn about the Hindu faith in RE and are thoroughly enjoying their French lessons – tres bien!

Children have started to bring in the most wonderful homework, and it has been lovely for them to share it with the class. In addition to this, they are all enjoying going on Timestable Rockstars…soon it will be Accelerated Reader. Remember we have a special reading event after school on Monday 3rd October.

We currently have lots of jumpers and cardigans still with no names in, please make us aware if you are missing one or check that you have the correct clothing. Thank you.

This week’s spellings: words with endings that sound like /ze/ as in measure are always spelled with ‘sure’: measure, treasure, pleasure, enclosure, displeasure, composure, leisure, exposure, closure, disclosure.

Mrs R


Thousands of years and numbers

This week we having been focussing on thousands by looking at numbers and years. In History, we looked at how the Stone Age people built their homes and leading on from that, we looked at the location of Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands, which was a Stone Age settlement. In our Maths lessons, we investigated number, by looking at numbers to a thousand and where we would place them on a numberline. As we move through our Talk for Writing unit, we explored word classes and the use of dialogue. Our archery lessons are proving to be a hit! Science this week, focussed on how our homes use different rocks and we made comparisons to the Stone Age. It was so wonderful to see so many people in our Book and Biscuit – reading with our children helps and encourages them so much, and they really do love to share their reading skills.

This week’s spellings: /i/ sound spelled with a ‘y’: gym, myth, Egypt, pyramid, mystery, symbol, synonym, lyrics, system, gymnastics.

Please remember to label all clothes, as we currently have many jumpers and cardigans without names in – many thanks in advance.

Mrs R


Stepping Back In Time

What a fabulous first full week we have had! So much learning and fun was had throughout the week. We began the week by having a visit from some quite peculiar fruit, which actually spoke! The children had lots of fun exploring our new model text, ‘The Papaya That Spoke.’ In Maths, we began investigating ones, tens and hundreds and completed a fun dice game in the process. We had lots of taster sessions for clubs and had our first archery lesson in PE. In our Topic lessons, we stepped back in time, by looking at a timeline and seeing how far back the Stone Age was…we realised that Mrs Reeve was definitely not born in the Stone Age! We discussed our new value of Courage, and children showed great courage when they spoke about being in the School Council. We are pleased to announced that Lewis and Anna are our new School Councillors.

The weekly spelling quiz will be completed on Fridays. Next week’s spellings: /u/ sound spelled ‘ou’: touch, double, country, trouble, young, cousin, enough, encourage, flourish, couple.

The children we interested in our Online Safety lessons and I reminded then of Google’s Internet Legends Game, which helps children to learn about staying safe online. Here is the link:https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland

Mrs R