Welcome to Year 3

My name is Mrs Whyman and I would like to welcome you to Year 3.  I am very much looking forward to working with you and your children during the year to ensure your child is happy, safe and meeting their full potential.

There are many changes from Key Stage 1 which the children will become accustomed to as they become more settled into a new Key Stage. These changes will help your child to become more independent and ready to progress through school.

Children are encouraged to enter school independently and organize their own belongings, e.g. coats, books bags, homework etc.  As mornings are very busy, I would politely ask that if you have any concerns or wish to discuss anything with me you see me at the end of the day or leave a message for me to contact you so that I ensure the children are safely in school.

At the end of the day children will be allowed out through the Year 3 door.  They know that if they cannot see anyone in the playground waiting for them that they are to stay by the door with me.


The Year 3 Curriculum has been designed to develop the children’s skills and interests  in Science, Geography and History.

Autumn Term Curriculum


Our Body – Visit to Eureka 29th September 2016



A visit to the Pantomime has been arranged for 6th December 2016

Spring Term


A visit to Southwell Workhouse has been provisionally booked for 14th February 2017

Summer Term

The Stone age to the Iron age

A visit to Murton park has been provisionally booked for May.


Our PE lessons are usually on  Wednesday and Thursday this term, however sometimes they could be on a different day and it would be helpful for your child to keep their kit on their peg for the week.

Kit is as follows:

  • A named pair of shorts
  • A named tee shirt
  • Named pumps/plimsolls for outdoor PE
  • Track suit bottoms and a fleece for outdoor P.E in cold weather

 If your child wears earrings please ensure that your child can remove them for PE.


Water Bottles

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school as they need to regularly drink through out the day.  Please only fill with water.



Reading is a very important life skill which children need to become more and more confident with. I am to encourage children to enjoy reading and to develop  a love of text.  The reading books that the children take home have now been up-dated and are much more interesting and motivating for the children.  Children will read these text at home and answer questions in their purple comprehension book.  Please aim to complete a book a week to ensure your children moves through the scheme. 

Reading comprehension activities take place within the class regularly during the week and will focus upon the many reading comprehension skills taught at year 3.


Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.  Spellings will focus upon spelling rules and using these words within a sentence.  Children will bring home their test book so that you can see their achievements. 



Homework is regularly given on Fridays, so your child’s homework book needs to be placed in the box in the classroom door by Wednesday so it can be marked and new homework added.

Homework will focus upon Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar this term.

They may also have some maths homework which can be accessed online. Your child can log on into Abacus online to complete interactive activities and access rewards. They earn rewards for completing the activities and games the teaching staff have allocated to them.


There may also be a Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar task.

1.Go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

2. To log on you need to enter the first 4 letters of your child’s first and last name.

Eg sally peters would be sallpete

The password is password

The school code is mkcn


Please feel free to see me any day after school if you have anything you wish to discuss.  I am looking forward to the year ahead.