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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a great year ahead. Just to remind you our staff in USA class are Mrs Boddington and Mrs Graves, and in Japan class are Mr Gregory and Mrs Wright. We work together closely as a team so please approach any member of our team if you have any questions. We hope this general information helps for a smooth transition into year 3.


Please continue to read daily with your child at home and log this in their reading diary. These will be needed on a daily so please ensure they are in school every day. New Accelerated Reading Books will be handed out once your child has completed a Star Reading Test. Please be patient during this process. In the meantime, your child will bring home a library book to read.


Spellings will be given out each Friday to learn for a test the following Friday. Please encourage your child to do these at home ‘little and often’ as the repetition is key to them remembering them.


Homework will be given out every Thursday to be completed by the following Tuesday.


Your child will go to the library every week to choose a new book or renew the book they were already reading.

Please ensure your child has their library book in school on these days.

USA class - Wednesday

Japan class - Wednesday

Indoor and Outdoor PE

PE takes place twice a week; your child will need both an indoor and an outdoor kit. Sometimes additional taster sessions will arise on other days so please ensure your child keeps their kits in school for the whole term.

Indoor PE

USA class - Tuesday

Japan class - Monday


Outdoor PE

USA class - Thursday

Japan class - Thursday


Forest School

As you know this year we are starting a new forest school as one of our lessons. Your child will need full waterproof clothing and wellies. Children will go outside in all weathers (except for thunder and lightning).

Please make sure they have suitably warm clothing, especially for the winter months. Sessions will take place on alternate Fridays for each class.

USA class – Alternate Fridays beginning 8th September.

Japan class – Alternate Fridays beginning 15th September.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team.

Kind regards,

Year 3 Team