Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

This is the children’s first year in Key Stage 2 (Lower KS2) and as part of this important transition we encourage them to become more independent and responsible for their learning and behaviour.


Our topics this year include:

  • Savage Stone Age
    · Amazing Animals
    · Romans – What did the Romans do for us?
    · Plants & pollination
    · What was life like for a child living in the Victorian times?
    · Violent Volcanoes

An overview of each term’s learning, weekly spellings and any future homework will be added to this section of the RLK website and Purple Mash so please keep checking back for all the latest news.

Home Learning

At RLK, the challenge is to read for pleasure at home five times every week and get their reading records signed by their parent/carer. Their reward for achieving this will be decided by the children each week – only children who
complete the challenge will take part in the reward.

We encourage healthy competition at RLK so we also have an award for reading in the celebration assembly. Reading records and spelling test will usually be on a Friday. Please ask if you would like to know how your child is
progressing in these areas.

Homework is based entirely within Purple Mash. Tasks for each term will be shared on the website and displayed in classroom windows.


During Year 3 the children will usually attend swimming lessons at Milton Road. We understand that this is a new experience for some children and it will be a pleasure to watch their confidence grow and swimming skills develop. Swimming is a part of the National Curriculum and we encourage the children to attend all possible sessions. Please note that we rely entirely on volunteers both within the school and parent helpers for this to happen each week. (DBS check forms are available from the school office)

School swimming lessons will start in April and continue in May 2022.

Please check Parentmail for any updates.

Trips and Visits

We hope to restart school trips and invite visitors into school this year. We will be following the latest guidance on this moving forward. Please look out for more information via Parentmail.

Mrs Barnard & Miss Royal

Year 3 Teachers

View Parent Curriculum Newsletter – Stone Age 2021-2022

View Term 1 Spelling homework

View Term 2 Spelling homework

View Parent Curriculum Newsletter_- What can we grow

View Term 3 Spelling homework

View Parent Curriculum Newsletter – Romans

View Term 3 Homework

View Activity Sheet Roll and Draw Plant Game

View Activity Sheet The Life Cycle of Flowering Plants

View Year 3 Swimming dates_April-May 2022

View Year 3_Term 4_March-April 2022_Spelling homework

View Year 3_Term 4_Homework_Due 21.03.2022

View Year 3_Term 4_Parent Curriculum Newsletter_Local area

View Year 3  Term 5   Parent Curriculum Newsletter – Victorians

View Year 3  Term 5_spelling homework

If your child is in quarantine or self-isolating due to COVID, please contact the school so that their teacher can prepare some homework for them.