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Year 3

Welcome back from Mr Goacher and Mrs Taylor


Dear Parents and Children,


Welcome to year 3!


We have been so impressed and amazed at how well Year 3 have returned to school. Those first day nerves didn’t last for very long with the children adjusting back into school like great over the first couple of days. 


Drop off and Pick up:

The children need to be dropped off on the KS2 playground in the morning ready to go into class at 8:50.

At the end of the day the children will be sent out from the library doors on the KS1 playground (next to the Year 2 doors) at 3.15.



Over the next week all the children will start to bring reading books back from school once again. These books can be returned to school whenever they are finished to by the children so they can be given a new book. We encourage you to read with your child as much as possible at home, hopefully around 3 time a week if possible. We will be completing lots of reading based tasks in school to help bring them back to speed over the coming weeks as well.



We will continue working on spelling schemes in class, though no spellings will be sent home for the first few weeks of term.



In year 3, we will be following the White Rose scheme of work. As well as challenging the children (and giving those who are ready an opportunity to move on), this scheme will also help us to identify any areas of weakness that can then be addressed in more detail.


For the Autumn term, year 3 will be studying the Stone Age as a history-based topic. They will be learning lots about how the first humans lived and the different skills they used. We will be using a range of texts to help support this learning including ‘Stone Age Boy’, ‘The secrets of Stonehenge’ and ‘The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths’.


From the week beginning 6th September, we will have two PE lessons each week. Our external sports provider, Miss Berry, will be working with year 2 on Thursday Mornings and the children will also have another PE lesson on Tuesday afternoons, with myself. All children will need to come in on both of these days dressed in their outdoor PE kit. They are to remain in their PE kits all day on our designated PE days.


If you have any other questions regarding anything at all, please contact the office and we will answer any questions you have as best we can. 


Kind regards


Mr Goacher and Mrs Taylor.