Year 3 2022 - 2023

Mrs Higginson

Mrs Hodgson

Miss Gibson

Ms Duncan


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Love Learning, Love Life, Always Aiming High


Welcome back to school and of course welcome to our first term in Year 3!

We are very excited to see you all on your first day back and cannot wait to work with you over the next year, on all of the exciting units that we have planned.

Some of you may be nervous about moving to Year 3, but we want to reassure you that all of the adults in Year 3, and across the school, will support each and every one of you to feel safe and secure as you return and to answer any questions you may have.


Year 3 Structure

Class Teachers- Mrs Higginson and Miss Duncan

Support- Mrs Hodgson will support Year 3 throughout the day and as our HLTA will also deliver some afternoon sessions. Miss Gibson and Miss Leath will be in our class supporting when Mrs Hodgson is teaching.  We will also have Mrs Rowland supporting us with reading each morning. 

PE will be delivered by S4YC coaches on a Friday.



PE will be delivered on a Monday and a Friday afternoon, however it is always a good idea to have your PE kit in all week, just in case we do an extra PE session or a practical maths lesson. During the colder months, you may wish to pack warm joggers and a jumper- don’t forget to put your name in all of your PE items.



In Year 3 you will be given Learning Log and maths homework on a Thursday, this needs to be handed back in on a Tuesday. Spellings will be sent home at the start of the half term, and you will be directed to the list we are working on weekly. We won’t be formally testing spellings every Friday, but instead will expect you to use those words in your work each week. Throughout Year 3, we will be working hard on learning our times tables ready for the times table check in Year 4. To support you in learning your times tables, you will have access to Times Table Rock Stars at home and will also be set a weekly times tables to learn.



As always, reading is the cornerstone of all learning. In Year 3, I expect you to be reading for pleasure every day. It is your responsibility to make sure you are reading, but you also need to read to your grown-ups three times a week. You can fill in your own reading record, but your grown-ups must sign it to confirm that you have read with them. Your reading record must be handed in twice a week to allow teachers to check any comments and support you with reading at home, this will be on a Tuesday and a Friday. Once you have finished a book or if you decide it is not for you, make sure that you change it for something else! You will have access to our class’s extensive range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction books, magazines, and newspapers as well as fantastic set of levelled books in the key stage two corridor. In class we will undertake guided reading, quiet reading, shared reading and reading for pleasure, in addition to working through a class book in English.


Our Pathways to Read text for autumn 1 is The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner and autumn 2 we will look at Ice Palace by Robert Swindells. 


In English we will be riding the waves of ‘seal Surfer’ and shivering with ‘Winter’s Child’ through our class texts. In our first term as Year 3, we will engage with a poetry unit and then will start to look at writing letters linked to our first text. We will develop our use of prepositions and paragraphs. We will also start to develop our use of speech, looking at inverted commas. As we enter the second half term, we will develop our use of vocabulary, looking specifically at describing winter settings. Within this unit, we will build up to writing a narrative looking specifically at our use of adverbs, speech, and vocabulary choices.

Pathways to Write –

Autumn 1= Seal Surfer By Michael Foreman

Autumn 2= Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister


Water Bottles

It is really important, particularly at the moment, that you bring in your own water bottle every day. You must take it home each evening for it to be washed. Please bring your own, named bottle each day. You will be allowed to refill it throughout the day, if you drink all your water.



At the top of the page you can find links to download useful files, such as the Learning Leaflets and homework support. You can also find useful website links below and videos to support you at home.

Grown-ups, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me, then please catch me at the end of the day, when I will have the most time to talk, or email . Alternatively, if you have an urgent enquiry, then please contact the school office, who can relay any messages to me.



Mrs Higginson and Miss Duncan



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