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 own learning and behaviour.


Our topics this year include:

  • Savage Stone Age
    · What can we grow?
    · What did the Romans do for us?
    · How can we make our area better?
    · 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 Purple Mash so please keep checking back for all the latest news. 

Home Learning

At RLK, the expectation is to read at home every day and get their reading records signed by their parent/carer. There is a school wide reward system which gives a prize per number of reads – more information can be found in your child’s reading record.  Reading record checks 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 displayed in classroom windows and logins for Purple Mash will be added to your child’s reading record.  During Year 3, the learning of times tables moves on and as well as the 2, 5 and 10 times table, we will be learning the 3, 4 and 8 times table.  Children will have a login for the Times Table Rock Stars website to help them practise at home.

During Year 3 the children will be attending swimming lessons later in the year. 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)

Trips and Visits

We will be arranging many school trips for this coming year. Please look out for more information via Parentmail.

Mrs Benn, Mrs Beale and Mr Mussard

Year 3 Teachers

View Term 2 Parent Curriculum Newsletter_Nov-Dec 2023 – What can we grow

View Term 2 Purple Mash Homework

View Term 2 Spelling homework_Nov-Dec 2023

View Term 2 Sapphire spellings KS1 common exception words

View Term 3_Spellings_Jan-Feb 2024

View Term 3 Phase 2 sapphire spellings

View Homework Term 3 2024