Year 3 2019 - 2020

Mrs Harland

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Hello and welcome to Year 3's Class Page!

Welcome back to our second term together in Year 3! I hope you had a restful Christmas holiday and are ready and raring to go as we countdown the days until Easter. Your Year 3 teacher this year is Mrs Harland, who will teach you all day Monday to Thursday, and on Friday mornings. On Friday afternoons we are very lucky to be taught by our fabulous HLTA Mrs Deakin, and our incredible PE coach Danielle. We also have Miss Phillips working with us every morning.

At the bottom of the page you can find links to download useful files, such as the Learning Leaflets, Spelling Lists and strategies and handwriting support. You can also find links to useful websites, such as Times Table Rockstars. If you have lost your log-ins for these pages, please get in touch.

You will be very excited to learn that our main topic this term is called ‘What’s below the surface?’ and we will be exploring the pre-historic eras of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, before going on to investigate what’s below the surface of the water! We have lots of exciting things planned!

There will be a huge focus upon handwriting and presentation this half term; everybody must be joining their writing and thinking about how to present work to a high standard. Everyone must also be joining their letters in the correct way. We would like you all to have your pen licenses by the end of the term, so think hard about how neat your work is. This has to be in every lesson, not just in English.


We will have PE on Monday and Friday afternoons. The Monday afternoon session is with Mrs Harland, and Fridays are with Danielle. It is really important that you have a PE kit in school. This should be a white top, white or black shorts and appropriate footwear. You may also like to send in a spare pair of socks. Make sure you also bring a water bottle into school daily, and remember to take it home with you at the end of the day.  


In Year 3 you will be given Learning Log and Handwriting homework on a Friday, this needs to be handed back in on a Wednesday. If your homework arrives on Thursday or Friday, we may not have chance to look at your amazing work and mark it before new homework goes out! Maths homework will also be given out every Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday. Spellings will be sent home at the start of the term, for the weeks leading up to Half Term. We won’t be formally testing spellings every Friday, but instead will expect the children to use those words in their work each week.

Skills to keep up at home

It is very important to continue to read at home regularly to improve comprehension skills and fluency. We ask that you read at least twice a week with your adults, and lots on your own! Please make sure that your Reading Record is written in so that we can see when you have been reading. Please also start to practise your times tables (3s, 4s and 8s) at home. You need to be able to count in these (3, 6, 9, 12… etc.) and also rapidly recall facts (e.g. 3 x 6 = 18). Please keep accessing Times Table Rock Stars.


We are really excited to work with you this year and can’t wait to see your wonderful work!

Mrs Harland, Mrs Deakin and Miss Phillips


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Times Tables Rockstars

Bug Club

Spelling Frame Games

Top Marks English Games

Top Marks Maths Games

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