WELCOME to Year 3 2023

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.

Ms Fraser

Meet the Teacher Presentation: 


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)


Another fabulous week teaching Year 3.  So happy to be back teaching this wonderful class. This week we have continued our studies of Fossils, and made some excellent cave paintings which will be coming home. The children have been loving their cricket lessons & ball skills in P.E today.

I am sending home some plastic cups, if you have a chance please fill with soil from your garden or a green area as we will be using these to study soils.

Hope to see you all at the Scarecrow festival.  Year 3 love their contribution.

Positive weekend to all.


Week 2 finished with a lot of excitement about the Scarecrow Festival and our entry!!?  We continued with our Stone Age Topic and looked at Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands.  Maths has been about partitioning numbers into Hundreds, Tens & Ones. For D.T. the class were given a pack of shells for observational purposes. All very exciting!!



Welcome back to Year 3.  This week everyone has been working so enthusiastically.  All Year 3 have made a great start to the year, remembering all our daily routines which is fabulous.  We have begun studying the Stone age and have made Stonehenge in groups using dominoes.  In Topic we have looked at natural and manmade rocks.  Literacy was fun as we introduced The Papaya that Spoke, please ask your children to retell you the story.

Bikeability was a huge success despite the heat.  I hope all certificates and badges made it home.

Spelling Test this morning had wonderful results, please keep practicing at home alongside your daily reading.