Year 3

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Termly Newsletters

Summer Term 2023/2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

Can you believe the children have been at the Juniors for two terms?! We now only have one term left of Year 3 and we’ve got an exciting one planned. With the weather improving, pupils will have more opportunities for outdoor learning and experiences, which we are sure they will enjoy. 

Homework and Reading

Homework is set on a Monday and due on a Monday. Homework will continue to be set online and this can be found on the school website. Children have all been given logins to access any websites or apps they are required to use. Homework will be checked by teachers the following Monday. The children will bring home a reading record and are expected to read to themselves or, when possible, to an adult at least 3 times each week and keep a record of the pages read. Thank you for finding the time to hear your child read regularly because it makes such a difference to their confidence and learning.

Please continue learning the weekly spelling rule and carry out the set activity on Doodle Spell. As well as regularly accessing, Doodle Maths to improve your child’s mathematic skills. 

Times Tables

The children will continue to practise times tables facts in school. It would be beneficial if this could also take place at home as this will increase your child’s confidence and accuracy when calculating. Children could spend some time on Times Table Rock Stars to support them with this. As well as children participate in games and activities in class, they will be tested on their times tables knowledge throughout the term using times table checker ( ). To get the children ready for Year 4, we hope that by the end of Year 3 they will not only be confident with their 2s, 5s and 10s (which they learn in from Year 2) but also a develop knowledge of the 3s, 4s, and 8s. 

BYMT Music Teaching

This year, the children will be taught singing, instruments and music technology on a termly basis. 3F and 3N will be learning instruments this term. An additional letter has been sent out about instruments to these classes.

P.E. Munchkins

The children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits every Tuesday for their Munchkin led PE sessions. Each class, will then also have an additional PE session and will need to come to school in the PE kit on this day too. An email has been sent out with these days. We ask that the children bring an old pair of trainers into school that they can change into for PE, as the field is often muddy. 


In our DT topic next term, we will be making pneumatic rainforest animals. For this, the children will need to bring in a box with an attached lid if possible, such as a tea box or egg boxes. The children can also bring in paper cups for legs for their animal if it has them.
Please could these start coming in on the 1st week back after the Easter holidays. 


Our Biology topic for next term is plants. Over the holiday, please encourage your child to collect seeds from fruit that they are eating. Please could these be washed (if necessary) and wrapped in tissue, labelled with their name and the fruit that the seed is from. We will then plant and care for them in school. If these could come into school in the first week back after the Easter holiday, that would be great.

Dates for the diary

  • Friday 10th May – 3O Class assembly
  • Friday 24th May – 3F Class assembly
  • Friday 7th June – 3R Class assembly
  • Friday 14th June – 3T Class assembly
  • Friday 28th June – 3N Class assembly
  • W/b 20th May – Charity week (Year 3 charity day Wednesday 22nd May)
  • 27th -31st May - Half term 
  • Thursday 13th June – National Gallery visit – 3C and 3O
  • Monday 17th June - National Gallery visit – 3R and 3T 
  • Friday 21st June - National Gallery visit – 3F and 3N
  • Monday 8th July - Visit Battersea Children’s Zoo – 3F and 3O
  • Wednesday 10th July - Visit Battersea Children’s Zoo – 3R and 3N
  • Thursday 11th July – Visit Battersea Children’s Zoo – 3C and 3T
  • Friday 19th July 2024 - Last day of Summer Term 

We are keen to continue to promote high standards both in the classroom and around school. We are delighted to see that the majority of pupils are wearing the correct school uniform, including appropriate footwear. All school policies including the uniform policy are available here.

If you have any queries or concerns about your child, please contact your child’s teacher, Miss Formoy - Year 3 Lead or Miss Georgiadis - Year 3 Assistant Head teacher. 

Many thanks, 

Miss Formoy and the Year 3 team 


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