Welcome to Year 3

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 3

Being the first year group in Key Stage 2 (Juniors), this is the year where children get used to new routines and new ways of learning. We put all our knowledge learned in the Infants and are ready to grow in resilience and show a more mature attitude towards our learning, but we still try and be playful in everything we do!

What we’re learning this term

Year 3 2018-2019 overview

Autumn 2018

Our STAR learning this term will be based on the Amazing Amazon Rainforest. This will include an exciting trip to the Eden Project and lots of learning around the different wildlife and tribes of the rainforest.

To commemorate the centenary of World War 1, the whole school will base their learning around different aspects of the War. In Year 3, we’ll be looking at the role animals had during the war and remembering those that served our country by creating a whole school display of poppies.

Year 3 Learning Letter Autumn 2018

Eden project trip letter

Spring  Term 2019

Year 3 Learning Letter Spring 2019

Squashbox Theatre letter Year 3

Year 3 costume letter – dinosaurs

Summer Term 2019

Year 3 Learning Letter Summer 2019


Nine Ashes Activity Camp – This year’s residential

We all know what it is like being away from home from our ‘Sleeping with Sharks last year’, now it is time for a night away on camp! We will be going to Nine Ashes Activity Centre and Camp, near Bodmin.

The cost will be approx £95 and letters will be coming out in October 2018.

Support your child’s learning at home


Your child should be reading every night – aloud to an adult as well as starting to read to themselves.

Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book on them at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!


Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.

Download and print Y3 Autumn Term spellings

Download and print Y3 Spring Term spellings

Download and print Y3 statutory spelling list

Year 3 Spellings Summer 2019


Learning and rehearsing basic maths at home is time very well spent. Good things to practise include:

  • Learning basic facts (numbers to equal 10, 20 and 100)
  • Double and halves.
  • Times tables – we hope that children are able to recall the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the time they leave Year 3.

STAR Learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!

We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.

Year 3 Homelearning Autumn 2018

Year 3 Homelearning Spring 2019

Year 3 Homelearning Summer 2019


Anything you need to know?


The children will be swimming every Friday after Christmas so children will need their costume, a towel, hat and goggles in school with them on a Friday.  There is a £1.20 a week charge to cover the cost of transport to the pool which will be payable via parent pay.

Letter to Parents – Year 3&5 – Re-swimming 2019


PE will be on Thursdays, but please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!


Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday or if you feel you would like to volunteer in class for a longer period of time that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.

Art shirts

If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.


If you have any concerns about your child at all,  please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything  as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.

Year 3 News