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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Our Year 3 classes are 3 Denmark, 3 Finland, 3 Norway and 3 Sweden.

Spring Term 2:
We will be exploring poetry, specifically work related to 'Our Natural World', including various haiku, examples of nonsense poetry and classic poems featuring rhyming couplets. The children will be learning, reciting, analysing and discussing poetry. They will also be creating their own work of course!

'The Muslim way of life.’

- Fractions

I can recognise and show equivalent fractions. 

I can recognise and show equivalent fractions.

I can find equivalent fractions using multiplication.

I can find the simplest form of a fraction with pictorial support.

I can find the simplest form of a fraction with pictorial support and using division.

I can  find equivalent fractions using multiplication or division.

 I can compare fractions with common and different denominators.

I can compare fractions with different denominators.

I can add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

I can subtract fractions from 1 whole. I can find, recognise and write simple fractions of a set of objects.

- Statistics


Please find some key information regarding Year 3 below.


Please check back soon for more information regarding trips.


PRE will remain on the same days this term. PE for 3 Sweden and 3 Finland will be on Mondays; 3 Denmark on Tuesdays and 3 Norway will be on Fridays. Children should come to school in school uniform as usual with their full PE kit in their bags. If you have any trouble at all with PE kit, please do speak to one of us or the office.

Please find spellings for this half term as a downloadable document below. Each week we typically follow a spelling rule for the first 10 'core' spellings and the remaining 'extension' spellings (which are optional) recycle old spellings and introduce topic words or words that will be encountered in our main text.

As part of their homework, please ensure your child reads every day and that it is noted in their reading journal. This is increasingly important as the demands of the curriculum increase throughout Key Stage 2, with children expected to sustain reading over longer and longer pieces of text.

Maths homework
An exercise sheet handed out each Friday and to be returned by the following Wednesday.

We will continue to tweet celebrations and news from our Twitter account. Please note the year 3 twitter feed is: @St_JamesYear3.

A note on trips
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.