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Year 3


Every Wednesday and Thursday.

Weekly spellings

Tested every Friday.

Weekly Times tables

Tested every Friday.
x2, x3, x4, x5, x8, x10


Set on Friday, to be returned the following Friday.

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome back to Year 3! We hope you have enjoyed the Easter break, making invaluable memories with your families.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two terms teaching your child and I am looking forward to the Summer term. Our journey through year 3 is going from strength to strength and it is a blessing to see the fantastic progress the children are making and helping your child to grow academically and emotionally, whilst building up their confidence and resilience.

All the children have been working extremely hard to focus on our new vision – Respect; Resilience; Love of Learning; Excellence and Achievement. Our vision is for every child and adult to thrive and achieve their full potential – The Holy Spirit Way!


In English we will be exploring a classic children’s book, ‘Mary Poppins’ by P.L. Travers. We will use this text to explore a range of themes and topics: Relationships and changes, family, dependence and independence, magic and book/film adaptations. From this, we will study different text types and develop our understanding of different grammatical features. We will be focusing on the writing process of different genres through a series of diary entries, shape poems, an extended narrative and a persuasive letter.


This term we will continue to develop and extend our mathematical knowledge and skills by building on from last term. Our topics are:

  • Calculating and comparing fractions
  • Telling the time to the minute
  • Finding, comparing and estimating durations of time
  • Describing angles and properties of shapes
  • Measuring and comparing mass and capacity

Religious Education

Our first ‘Come and See’ theme will be focusing on Pentecost – Serving. We will be exploring the energy of fire and wind and revealing the wonder and power of the Holy Spirit. Next, we will focus on Reconciliation: Inter-relating. Within this topic, we will explore the concept that choices have consequences and reveal the importance of conscience in making choices.


In Science this term, we will be learning all about ‘Plants.’ In this unit, we will be learning about plant nutrition and reproduction and the requirements of plants for growth and survival. We will describe the parts of flowering plants and relate structure to function, including the roots and stem for transporting water, leaves for making food and the flower for reproduction.

Attendance and Punctuality

It is extremely important that your child attends school and is on time every day so they do not miss out on important learning. Excellent attendance and punctuality is the key for our children’s success. Please help your child to strive for excellent attendance!
There will be two dojo’s per day awarded for being in school and on time.

Uniform and PE Kit

Please ensure your child has the correct full school uniform every day and PE kits are in school every Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember to put your child’s name on every piece of uniform, PE kit and coat.

Topic: Emperors and Empires

In the ‘Emperors and Empires’ project, your child will learn about the history and
structure of Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire, including a detailed exploration of the
Romanisation of Britain.

Useful websites

Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum
Roman Britain – BBC Bitesize
DKfindout! – Romans
Day in the Life of a 10-year-old in Roman Britain – BBC Hands on History

Reading at home

A little reminder: Children are expected to bring their reading books into school every day so they can be heard read at any time. We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 4 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. Five Dojo’s will be rewarded for reading at home per night!

Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books; it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books or instructions of a board game. 

Class Dojo

Please continue to look at our class Dojo to find out what we have been up to and any class information and updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please drop me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Water Bottles

Don’t forget to bring your water bottles in every day. It is important for your child to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Please put a label on all bottles and wash them every evening.

Please remember to bring a healthy snack for break times.

We hope you have found this information useful.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

We hope your child enjoys all our learning this term. I feel honoured and privileged to be part of The Holy Spirit family and to work with such amazing children and families.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Parkinson, Mr Kenealy and Miss France

News from Year 3

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