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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Spring Term 2 (Monday 19th February - Thursday 29th March)

General Information


This term the children's learning will be based around The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy. Our topic is Fables, folk and fairy tales. This will be supported by lots of other texts and tales in class and as part of our reading carousel work.

We will continue some aspects of Measure, looking at Time, before moving on to Fractions in Maths. We will also be doing plenty of RE, looking at drawing skills and sculpture in Art and diving into some French! 

Elsewhere, there is World Book Day, Science Week, Fairtrade Fortnight and more to look forward to. What a busy term! Please find our HOME SCHOOL PROJECT letter with some ideas for this below.

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Spellings for Spring Term 2 are listed as a downloadable document at the bottom of this webpage.

Reading and Book Bingo
Please ensure your child reads daily and that this is noted in their reading records (to be distributed). Whilst reading to an adult or older sibling is most ideal, we understand this can prove difficult. Providing they are confident reading their chosen text independently, children can note the pages they've read by themselves together with a very brief comment, to be initialled by a parent, carer or older sibling.

All children in Year 3 should have a Book Bingo sheet on the inside cover of their reading journals- if the children complete a row in any direction on the Bingo grid of different kinds of books, they will be eligible for a prize!

We will be tweeting celebrations and news from our Twitter account. Please note the year 3 twitter feed is  @St_JamesYear3.


3 Sweden will have PE on Monday mornings.

3 Finland will have PE on Tuesday afternoons.

3 Norway will have PE on Friday afternoons.

3 Denmark will have PE on Monday afternoons.

Weekly Homework
Spellings: 10 core spellings and 10 extension spellings will be handed out each Friday and tested the following Friday.

An exercise sheet handed out each Friday and to be returned by the following Wednesday. Mathletics tasks will also be set on Fridays (please note, this is optional).

We welcome parents and carers to accompany us on trips. Please mention it at least two days in advance to your child's class teacher if at all possible, in order for us to arrange staffing.

We endeavour to give as much notice as possible for trips, but in some cases we are offered tickets to other exciting opportunities at the last minute. Your understanding is appreciated.