Welcome Back to Year 3

Dear Year 3 Families,

The Year 3 team were thrilled to have the children back in school last week and see so many happy faces in class. We are busy establishing another set of routines with the children and creating the classroom community so essential to learning. The children have responded marvellously to the new expectations.

To help with the remainder of the Term, please find below a few pieces of information:


Home reading books

Now the children are back in school, we have begun completing reading assessments to obtain an accurate picture of their reading level. Reading books will be sent home each Friday and can be returned to school the following Thursday. This will be completed by Friday 9th October. 


Homework – Starts Friday 30th October, after half-term.

The usual format of home learning in Year 3 involves daily reading for 15 minutes, a weekly Maths activity and a weekly Spelling practise activity. Homework will be assigned on a Friday and should be completed before the next assignment.

  • Reading: Can be from the levelled reading books, and/or a book of the child’s choice. Please record each 15 minute read in the diary, so we may award ‘iRead points’ and reward your child’s engagement with reading. 
  • Maths: Will be assigned using a variety of online platforms such as Mangahigh, Times Table Rockstars or SeeSaw activities. Paper based learning may also be assigned occasionally. 
  • Spelling: The children will learn a new rule in their spelling lesson each week, and will be assigned a SpellingShed activity to practise the rule. 


Celebration of Learning – Significant People

The Celebration of Learning for this Discovery Unit was planned for the 3rd November. Given current restrictions, this has been redesigned as the ‘Significant people tea party’. The children will share their learning with each other in person, and with parents virtually instead. 


Online Assessments

Your child may mention a series of online assessments we are making over the next few weeks. These are very informal and simply to help us guide our curriculum after an extended period out of the classroom.

If you have any specific questions about your child’s learning now we are back at school, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. Once again, we are thrilled to have the children back and be moving the children’s learning forward in person.


Kind regards,

Mrs Rae, Miss Griggs, Mr Haines and Mr Silver.