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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 2018-2019

Welcome back! We hope you've had a wonderful summer break. Please find some general information for Year 3 below.


Our topic this term is Unlikely Heroes and our main text is the excellent Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. We will also be looking at a range of supplementary texts as part of our weekly reading carousel. Please find a home-school project letter below as a downloadable document- any and all entries are welcomed any time from now!

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We will be learning about Place Value and calculation skills this half term. We'll also be spending time going over some times tables from Y2 (the 3, 5 and 10 times tables).



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.


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.