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Welcome to Year 3

We wish your child every success for the coming year. Here is some information to make the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 as smooth as possible.

Home learning

This will be set on Thursday and due in on Tuesday. The children will have a homework folder to keep their home school diary, maths homework book and spelling book in.

This should be signed by both parents and teachers on weekly basis. There will also be a homework challenge sheet from which children can choose and complete at least two challenges each half term.

PE kits

Children should have their PE kits in school every day due to timetable variations. Your child needs to have a white t-shirt, shorts and a pair of plimsolls and trainers for PE.

We also advise providing a tracksuit for outside PE. Please put all kit in a named bag and label each item. In the Summer term, children will have swimming lessons at the Dolphin Leisure Centre.

Snack time

We encourage children to bring in a healthy snack which they can eat during the morning break.

Show and tell

To help develop speaking and listening skills each child will have the opportunity during the year, to take home a special ‘Show and Tell’ bag, this will give them the chance to plan and gather any items for a short presentation on a subject of their choice. It may be about an item or event that is particularly important to them. Children will share these presentations in school on a Friday.

Spencer, Bonnie and Barnaby!

This year we have a class pet of the cuddly variety named Spencer (Copper Beech), Bonnie (Silver Birch) and Barnaby (Poplar). Every Friday we will choose a child to take home our pet and to write a diary entry about their weekend adventure from the pet’s point of view. Please encourage your child to write the diary entry and to take photos or draw illustrations to accompany their writing.

Who are our Year 3 teachers?

Copper Beech

Mrs Ashmore and Mrs Smith

Silver Birch

Mrs Garden and Miss Roworth


Mrs Hodges and Mrs Marchant

Year group Teaching Assistants

Mrs McPhee and Mrs Joseph, Mrs Newton and Mrs Blackman

Welcome to Year 3

Read our Welcome to Year 3 sheet containing some information to make the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 as smooth as possible.

Planning, preparation and assessment time

The class teachers have Planning and Assessment time on a Wednesday afternoon. During this time Mrs Webster, Mrs Whelan or Mrs Martin and Mrs Garden or Mrs Bland will take French, R.E. and PSHE sessions.

Term topics

Useful websites

Usernames and passwords can be found in children’s home school diaries.