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John 10v10

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Welcome to Mrs Massey's and Mrs Litchfield’s Year 3 class!

Mrs Massey teaches all day on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday morning. Miss Burkin teaches (covers planning time) on a Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Litchfield teaches all day on a Thursday and Friday. We are lucky to be supported by Mrs Turner and Miss Hodgkins. Our door is always open, so please come and see us if you have any questions or messages. On this page you will find useful information about our learning and ways you can help your child at home.


General Reminders



Your child receives a topic grid each half term/term with a selection of activities to choose from that must be completed and handed in by the end of the half term/term. See the link at the bottom of the page for this term's grid.

On a Friday, your child receives weekly spellings to practise for the spelling test the following Thursday.

On a Thursday, your child completes a times table challenge (with 10 multiplication questions and 10 division). They then receive their score on a Friday. when your child scores 18 or more, they move onto the next times table.



The two PE sessions of the week rotate according to visiting specialists and the availability of our hall. Therefore, your child needs their PE kit in school every day so that they are prepared from week to week. This term your child will be doing Athletics and OAA (Outdoor and Adventurous Activities).


PE kit should consist of:

  • White t-shirt or polo shirt
  • Black or navy blue shorts or leggings
  • Pumps or trainers
  • Tape for earrings (if they cannot be removed).



Please hear your child read every night for around 15-20 minutes (where  possible). Fluency in reading helps children to build their understanding of the world, their comprehension, vocabulary and develops empathy for others. Reading can be from many sources, not just their reading scheme book. Try this list for ideas:


Our learning in Year 3


English & Topic

This term our topic is exploring the 'Gorilla' text and finding out all about the Romans! 

So far we have made predictions about the book, used our predictions to write what we think happens next in the story, written diary entries as 'Hannah' and decided on our own adventure for us to change the story. 


We'd love to share what we've been learning about, so come along to our class assembly on Wednesday 4th June 2018 at 9:15am.



In KS2 we all follow the No Nonsense Spelling programme. Each week children have lessons on how to spell the patterns needed to be successful spellers for their age group. Recent patterns include ‘ch’ making the ‘k’ sound, as in ‘Christmas’, and homophones (words that sound the same, but are spelt differently have different meanings). See below for a copy of the Year 3/4 spelling list from the National Curriculum.



In September, the whole school began the Maths No Problem approach to lessons. If you would like to know more about the Maths No Problem programme, follow this link:


For support with basic number facts and times tables, encourage children to try the Top Marks website and play some fun games that help consolidate learning!