Year 3 Newsletter

Welcome Back

A big welcome back to all the pupils! The teachers, Miss Barraclough, Miss Newton and Mr Carpenter, have been hard at work preparing for the new term and getting the new Year 3 classrooms ready.


This term, Year 3 will be looking at Ed Stafford as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Ed Stafford is a celebrated adventurer and he holds a Guinness World Record for being the only person in the world to walk the entire length of the Amazon River. Stafford trekked more than 4,000 miles through the Amazon—surviving hostile locals, venomous snakes, and huge distances without food resupplies—for nearly two and a half years (860 days).

 During this topic, the children, in role as adventurers, will travel to the Amazon rainforest, through Brazil and Peru. We can’t wait to step in to the shoes of Ed Stafford and learn all about the Amazon rainforest. We will need to show determination, team work and resilience to overcome the many challenges we will face!

This year, we are also excited to welcome our new French teacher Madame Chellal. The children can’t wait to show off their French skills with you at home. ‘Tres bien!’

In addition to this, our computing teacher Mr. Truman will be providing the children with fantastic opportunities, such as creating their own trailers and even travelling the Amazon River using virtual reality software!

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily! Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum.

Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. Please take a look at our fantastic homework menus, which you can find on the school website. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practise their times tables as often as possible to help consolidate their skills.

Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. Please see the attached letter for more information.

General information

We are really looking forward to our PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings appropriate footwear for these lessons.

Club letters will be sent out in due course. Please return reply slips as soon as possible to guarantee your child’s place.

Our Year 3 Team –

DB – Miss Barraclough, Miss Bolger

KN – Miss Newton, Miss Kelly

AC – Mr Carpenter, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Wallwork

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!

We have been inundated with lots of fantastic homework already- check out the great pictures below!

Here’s to a fantastic year!

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