Year 3

Year 3

Dear Parent,

Year 3 will be taught by Mrs Booth and Mrs Merritt.

We can’t wait to get started with the children’s learning!


Literacy lessons consist of the teaching of a number of key elements; Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG)

This term we are looking at using paragraphs to structure longer pieces of writing, as well as working on our Y3/4 Statutory Spellings and the use of apostrophes for contraction and possession.

We are also doing a lot of work on  presentation and practising our joined writing.

Dame Dorothy Primary School boasts excellent mathematics skills.

Each morning, the children have mental maths to complete. It is important that the children get to school promptly at 8:45am so they don’t miss out on their mental maths.

This term we are looking mainly at multiplication and division and studying our 4, 8 and 3 times tables in more depth.

We are approaching literacy mainly through the study of novels.  A lot of our literacy work will be based on a novel which we are reading together in class.  The children will learn to read aloud with appropriate expression and written work will be based on the class novel we are currently reading. 

This term we are reading Stig of the Dump.

As well as this, this children are working on their non-fiction writing on the subject of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.

Y3 have a list of Statutory Spellings, which are part of the National Curriculum.  We will send a list of these home with the children so they can practise them whenever they wish.  We will also do some work to help your children with recall of these spellings at school. 

Our topic this term is Stone and Iron, including study of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mary Anning and fossils, Rocks and Soils, Magnetism and Volcanoes!

We have the opportunity to use a wide range of ICT resources such as laptops and iPads.

We ensure that the children are aware of how to keep safe when using the internet and they are always extremely responsive to this.

The children have a dedicated weekly lesson of ICT with Mrs Kirtley on Thursdays.

Music and RE

Children will have music on Thursday PM with Mrs Ireland, our specialist music teacher and RE will be done on Friday afternoons with Mrs Merritt.

PE lessons are on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure your child comes to school with the correct kit and can remove any earrings and/or jewellery they may be wearing. This term Y3 are doing tennis via expert teaching from our PE coaches. Please note, it is essential that your children have suitable footwear for PE sessions. Trainers must be worn.

A few reminders

PE is Monday.  Home readers will be changed on Monday or Friday (your child has a specified day), please return to school in time to be given a new book.

Please encourage your child to read at home and remember that any reading they do, and any books they enjoy are good experiences.

Please email me at if you have any queries or concerns: I’m happy to help!

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