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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Year 3



Welcome to year 3!


I am really looking forward to teaching you this year!


This term we will be learning lots of exciting things. We will be reading the BFG in English, learning about Climate and Weather in Geography, and doing netball and gymnastics in PE!


Let's get ready to work hard and have lots of fun together this year!

From, Miss Magill.




Class Routines

For morning drop off please use the side door.

For home time pick up please use double doors next to year 2.


Spellings will go home on a Wednesday. Your child's spelling books contain the words the children need to learn but it is also where they will do their spelling test, so please ensure the books come back into school every Wednesday. These will be marked and sent home the same day.



Children are expected to read every night. Please record this in the children's reading records so this can be checked by a Year 3 adult. Reading books are changed once a week; currently on a Monday. Please note, they will only be changed if their reading record shows they have read the book.



Homework will be handed out on a Thursday to be given in by Wednesday. This will include Topic homework and practice on Times Tables Rock Stars.


Our PE days this term are Thursday and Friday. Your children will need to come to school in their school PE kit on these days and they must come prepared for all weather. Please label all clothes and shoes.



If you have any questions or concerns at any point please give the school office a call and I will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can catch me at the door at the start or the end of the day.



Our PE lessons will be every Thursday (outside) and Friday (inside).





Please ensure that the correct uniform is worn to school each day and that school shoes are worn, not trainers. The uniform code can be found on the school website, or a copy can be obtained from the school office.


PE kit should consist of a blue t-shirt, navy shorts and trainers. In wet weather, your child may want to have a spare pair of socks, that are different from the ones they wear during the rest of the day. In cold weather, your child may want to wear a tracksuit and also their jumper/cardigan.


Thank you.




We are using the Abacus Maths scheme in our lessons. Please find below the planned lessons for this half term. Please use this to provide extra support to your child at home.


Maths is not the easiest subject for some people at school and it can take time for us to see the value in learning the subject and to get our heads around some of the concepts. Below are some useful sites to practice using the different strategies that we use in class.


Feel free as well to get hold of the CGP Maths books. These are a great resource for going through clear maths questions and they lay them out in an easy to read format. There is a range of different books, some that go together like a textbook and then a question book.

Abacus Help Videos


Click the link below to see some videos explaining the different Mental and Written methods we use for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Use the links below to access your TT Rockstars and Abacus accounts. Use these to keep up with your Maths skills.

Recommended Reads



We watch Newsround in class, as a way of keeping the children up to date with what is going on in the world. They are a fantastic resource that explains difficult topics in a clear, safe and easily accessible way. Their website has lots of useful articles for your child to read and engage with. Click on the logo above to go to their site.