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Welcome to Year 3

Hello and welcome to Year 3! 


In Year 3 we expect children to read at least 3 nights a week for 15-20 minutes.  As in Year 2, details of any books read should be recorded in your child’s planner.  Please encourage your child to make notes of any of the books they read, noting the title and pages read.  Your comments are also very welcome.  If the book your child has chosen proves to be too easy or difficult, or no longer keeps your child’s interest, then please let us know. 
Both reading books and planners should be brought into school each day. 


Spellings linked to the spellings lessons delivered in school are set on Tuesdays and tested the following Tuesday. Therefore children will need to bring their spelling book to school on Tuesdays. 

To practise spellings with your child please use the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check’ approach, play snap games or try colour coding the patterns or sounds within the words.


Your child’s English home learning may take the form of:

  • grammar and punctuation exercises
  • comprehension activities
  • reading tasks and work related to assessment focus keys
  • writing for different genres

English homework is set once a fortnight (alternating with mathematics).  We expect the homework tasks to take approximately 30 minutes so please feel free to stop your child after the allotted time.  Your child should complete their tasks in their English homework books in pencil, unless they have been awarded their pen licence.  They should be able to complete the majority of the tasks independently but may, on occasion, need some guidance.


It is important that your child revises their times tables on a weekly basis, in preparation for regular tests.  They should ensure that they can recall them rapidly and their inverses (i.e. 5 x 4 = 20, 20 ÷ 4 = 5).

Maths homework is set once per fortnight.  As with English homework, we expect the homework tasks to take approximately 30 minutes.  Maths should always be completed in pencil.  Please encourage your child to show their working out.  It is through seeing the mistakes children have made that we gain a greater understanding of what misconceptions they may have and can take appropriate action.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or queries. 

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