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Year 3


Welcome to Year 3. 


Here is our Year 3 Newsletter containing lots of important information for the exciting year ahead. 

Creative Home-learning Autumn term - due Monday 10th October 2022

Parent consultations

Parent consultations will be face to face on Monday 26th September and Monday 3rd October, 7:40 - 8:30am and 3:40 - 6:30pm.  


NB: If you booked for the 19th - you will need to rebook for the 26th or 3rd. 

Key messages:

  • PE, French and Music will be on a Friday morning. Children must wear their PE kits for the day. 
  • Handwriting can be practised daily using this link click here. You can purchase books like this to help your child too: click here
  • Gardening and Cooking will take place week beginning 3rd October. We will be tasting roasted vegetables. Please ensure your child brings a clean/labelled container to school. They should wear clothing suitable for gardening. 
    • 3rd October - 3H
    • 4th October - 3F
    • 5th October - 3P
    • 6th October - 3S
  • In our next cooking sessions, we will be making vegetable frittata. Please let your class teacher know if you child does not eat egg.

Computer logins logins are in your child's Reading Journal. Please esnure that they can type both this and their Times Table Rockstars logins. 


Children will bring home their reading book, linked to the phonics or book band they have been assessed at. They also have the choice to select a recommended reading book or library book to share at home with you. 


They should read every night. Please sign the reading record and find new vocabulary daily. Teachers will check and sign them weekly. can be used to find books at your child's level. These levels can be found by scrolling down here.


Reading certificates

Once the children have read a book, it would be great if they could complete one of the activities of their choice outlined below. These can be completed in the big pink book that children have been given. Once they have completed 5 activities, they should bring their pink book to their teacher, 


Activity Choices (they can be completed more than once):

1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about characters/setting and events.

2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write 5 words or phrases to describe their personality and 5 words/phrases to describe their appearance.

3. As you are reading, list any unfamiliar words and write their meaning.

4. If you could make one change to the story, what would it be and why?

5. Make a note of 3 of your favourite sentences and explain why you like them.

6. Complete a 'story S' which outlines the main events of the story.


5 books = Bronze Award

10 books = Silver Award

15 Books = Gold Award

All books = Platinum Award

  • Find our Recommended Reading lists here (scroll to the bottom)

Whole Class Reading book - Autumn term

Our first book is Flora and Ulysees by Kate Dicamillo.  All children will need their own copy of the book (new or second hand). Pupil Premium children will be provided with a copy. We will begin the book on Monday 12th September 2022.

ISBN: 978-1406354560 (see book cover above).



Please ensure that your child has a healthy snack for morning breaktimes. No biscuits/cake bars, crisps, or pastries.



Each child has been assigned a locker in which to keep their belongings. Children are expected to bring in their Reading Records and reading books every day. Bags must be able to contain these and these must fit inside their lockers.


Any changes of clothes for after school clubs must also be stored in lockers.  Additionally, as we move towards winter, children will also need to store coats in their lockers. Please take notes of the measurements and ensure your child’s belongings can fit into their locker.


Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum 

Books going home 


Spelling patterns:

We will be focusing on a spelling pattern over the course of two weeks. Children will record 6 spellings that follow this pattern, 3 common exception words and 3 words related to our FLCC challenge to practice in their reading records. Children will be assessed on these during dictation in the second week of our cycle.


Wb: 26th September and 3rd October 

Unit 1:  Adding the prefix im-

Vocabulary that follows the pattern:






impatient ​

Common exception words:

actually ​



​Words related to our FLCC challenge:






TimesTables Rockstars!

TT Rockstars is an online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.

What is it?

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. 

How does it work?

Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.

Where does this fit with National Curriculum expectations?

All pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check. The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.

The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.

How do I log in?

Log in here:, use your child's details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.

Please see the sites below for other interactive games to help your children's fluency in recalling their multiplication and division tables.

Hit the Button

Maths Frame

Funky Mummy



In maths this autumn term we will be learning  about the place value within 3-digit numbers. Our rubric below shows the key skills and representations will be teaching pupils to secure their knowledge. 



Home learning

Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. Our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:


  • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. Complete your child’s reading record each time they read. Remember it doesn’t always have to be their school book. Reading records and reading books should be sent into school daily. Teachers will have a look at these to check regular reading is taking place at home.
  • Learning spelling patterns linked to Year Group  expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home.
  • Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Log on to Timestable Rockstars!
  • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.


You will be able to see your child’s progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.



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