Year 3 2021 - 2022

Mrs Higginson

Mrs Hodgson

Miss Gibson


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Welcome back to school and to your final term in Year 3!

Welcome back and I hope you have had a fantastic Easter. I hope you are ready to come back and get lost in all of the exciting units and books we have to look forward to this term. The Year 3 adults have lots of exciting things planned and cannot wait to start to flick through our new books!


Year 3 Structure

Class Teacher- Mrs Higginson

Support- Mrs Hodgson will support Year 3 throughout the day and Miss Gibson will be working with us predominantly during reading.

Additional support- Mrs O'Connor volunteers to support us for 3 mornings and Mrs Blake for 1 morning. We will also have Mr Mullen with us for the majority of summer term as an associate teacher.

PE will be delivered by PES coaches (Molly, Ben and Dannielle)



PE will mainly be delivered on a Monday and Friday afternoon, however it is always a good idea to have your PE kit in all week, just in case we do an extra PE session or a practical maths lesson. Don’t forget to put your name in all of your PE items.



In Year 3 you will be given Learning Log and maths homework on a Friday, this needs to be handed back in on a Wednesday. Spellings will be sent home at the start of the half term, and you will be directed to the list we are working on weekly. I won’t be formally testing spellings every Friday, but instead will expect you to use those words in your work each week. Throughout Year 3, we will be working hard on learning our times tables ready for the times table check in Year 4. To support you in learning your times tables, you will have access to Times Table Rock Stars at home and will also be set a weekly times tables to learn.



As always, reading is the cornerstone of all learning. In Year 3, I expect you to be reading for pleasure every day. It is your responsibility to make sure you are reading, but you also need to read to your grown-ups three times a week. You can fill in your own reading record, but your grown-ups must sign it to confirm that you have read with them. Your reading record must be handed in twice a week to allow teachers to check any comments and support you with reading at home, this will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Once you have finished a book or if you decide it is not for you, make sure that you change it for something else! You will have access to our class’s extensive range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction books, magazines, and newspapers as well as fantastic set of levelled books in the key stage two corridor. In class we will undertake guided reading, quiet reading, shared reading and reading for pleasure, in addition to working through a class book in English.

Pathways to Read:

Guided Reading book in Summer 1: Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland by Struan Reid and Megan Cullis

Guided Reading book in Summer 2: The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo



In English we will be entering the magical world of fantasy through ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker and then we will focus on Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr. The first half term we will focus on the present perfect form of verbs; our use of prepositions; conjunctions and adverbs to express time, place and cause; our use of paragraphs to group related ideas; and our use of ‘a’ or ‘an’. We will then finish Year 3 looking at persuasive writing, when we will focus on increasing a range of sentence structures and using simple organisational devices to aid presentation.

Pathways to Write –

Spring 1= Journey by Aaron Becker

Spring 2 = Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr



In maths this term, we will be encountering some tricky new concepts. We will continue to work on our times tables, ensuring that we know our 5-, 10, 2-, 4-, 3- and 8-times tables and will also polish up our formal written methods. We will then move to working fractions where we will be learning about equivalent fractions; looking at finding fractions of shapes and amounts; and adding and subtracting fractions. Finally, we will look at time and then will finish the year on shape.



At the top of the page, you can find links to download useful files, such as the Learning Leaflets and homework support. You can also find useful website links below and videos to support you at home.


Grown-ups, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me, then please catch me at the end of the day or email the class email ( Alternatively, if you have an urgent enquiry, then please contact the school office, who can relay any messages to me.



Mrs Higginson



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