Year 3

Teachers : Mrs Edwards (3E), Mr Campbell / Mr Bennett (3B)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wall

our topic is:  Is plastic Fantastic?

This half term we will be having an amazing time learning all about our incredible oceans and the wildlife within them. We will kick start the topic by exploring the wonders and depth of the 5 oceans, then we will investigate the impact of single use plastic upon them and ask the question, is plastic fantastic? There will be many scientific topic lessons that will explore the impact of plastic on our world, both good and bad. We also have the exciting opportunity to work alongside the IKON gallery to produce a ceramic year group art exhibition. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we will also be performing an informative, yet fun play to end this new topic.


In English the children will be writing a variety of different texts that are all designed to inform people of the impact of plastic upon our beautiful planet and its inhabitants. We will also be creating content for a ‘British Science Week’ poster competition about ‘Our Diverse Planet’.


In year 3 your child will develop their key mathematical skills through the maths no problem scheme. We will be exploring time, both digital and analogue. Any support with this at home would be greatly appreciated.

PE: Class 3E

3E will be doing PE on Tuesday and swimming on Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE/swimming kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in suitable footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

PE: Class 3B

3B will be doing PE on Monday and Tuesday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in suitable footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

Your child will be expected to still record their homework, spellings and reading in their diary. This is a fantastic resource for the children to use, but also key for parent and teacher communication. Please continue to read with your child, at least 3 times per week and record this in their diary with further comments.


We will be continuing with our homework system throughout the spring term. The homework is based around the current topic ‘Is plastic fantastic?’ and there are a number of different activities that the children can chose to do. They can chose activities depending on their interest and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid, every week. Children should also complete challenges on ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ at home too, as well as practice their key word spellings.

Supporting your child at home

*Listen to them read regularly
*Go on Times Table Rock Stars
*Download educational apps
*Check and learn key words
*Make a plastics diary. How much do you use at home?
*Ask time questions regularly.
*Watch ‘Blue Planet’ on BBC iPlayer to be blown away by the wonders and also see the detrimental impact we are having upon them. 

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   


Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.


We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £2.00 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy.A School Dinner is £2.10 per day

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 11th March: Science Fair Project Deadline
Thursday 12th March – SEN drop in; 1pm-3pm
Friday 13th March – Deadline for Nursery Applications
16th-20th March- Mother’s Day secret room open to the children.
24th March- 3E Class Assembly
25th March- 3B Class Assembly
Thursday 26th March – Pop-Up Market
Thursday 2nd April – Easter Egg Competition and Easter Bonnet Parade
Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter
Monday 20th April – Children back to school  

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