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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 


Welcome back to the new school year and to Year 3! The Year 3 team are looking forward to getting to know you all and starting our exciting Year 3 together! Please find below some useful information about Year 3.


The teachers in Year 3 are: Mr Burke & Miss Carter
The main adults who support teaching and learning in Year 3 are: Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Gorman, Mrs Watkins, Mrs Wood & Christine.



  • Maths: times tables will be allocated weekly.

  • Reading: Please try to encourage/listen to your child read at least 3 times a week

  • Our PE day is Wednesday (we will do an indoor and an outdoor session on this day) and children will need to come to school in their PE kits on this day. Please make sure you are wearing the correct PE uniform of black shorts or trousers, a white top and a black hooded jacket. Please make sure children have coats in school as they will have at least one outdoor PE session.


If you have any questions about your child's time in Year 3 then please don't hesitate to get in contact with us via Class Dojo or through the school office. 


The Year 3 Team

Year 3 Welcome Booklet

Autumn One


In Autumn One, we explore Science with our topic 'Should we be afraid of the dark?' We investigate how shadows are formed and how and why they change. We then look at different light sources, including the sun and how it aids the moon in providing light to Earth. We also explore who invented the lightbulb. We link this learning across the curriculum by using what we found out to write a letter to a character from our English text explained why they shouldn't be scared of the dark.


In Maths, we will investigate place value, addition and subtraction using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods. We will deepen our understanding with reasoning and problem solving.


In English, we study the key texts 'Orion and the Dark' and 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. We write detailed character descriptions and write a letter to a character. In Reading, develop our key reading skills, especially retrieval and inference.



Check out our Recommended Reads - 30 fantastic books to read before you leave Year 3