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Information for pupils starting in Year 3 - September 2021


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September 2021

All members of staff would like to send our warm wishes to all our children in what has been a difficult time. We would like to reassure you that we will do everything we can to welcome back all pupils at Healey JIN School as safely as possible. With your help, we will ensure to the very best of our ability that pupils will catch up on their learning and continue to reach their full potential.


Year 3 Staff


Year 3SO is Mrs Orme and Mrs Smith  supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs Quinn. 

Year 3EB is Mrs Bowers (Monday - Thursday) and Mrs Widdop (Friday) supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs. Knapton.


The Year 3 Curriculum


Each half term Year 3 will be focused on a high-quality book where they will continue to learn the skills of fluency & comprehension.  This is also used as a stimulus to develop pupils writing skills in the different genres. The books we will be reading this year will be:

Autumn 1: The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo 

Autumn 2: Stone Girl, Bone Girl The Story of Mary Anning by Laurence Anholt 

Spring 1: The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd 

Spring 2: Hodgeheg by Dick King  by Lynne Cherry

Summer 2: How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson and Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 

Please feel free to read these books in advance with your children if you would like to. Copies of these books are available to borrow free at the local library. 

Accelerated Reading will continue next academic year where pupils will regularly choose books from our school library which they can read at school and at home. All pupils are given a username and password to answer a quiz on completion of the book to check their understanding.


Pupils are taught Maths skills on a daily basis which develops their fluency, problem solving & reasoning skills. It is important that they know their times tables. All pupils have access to TimesTables Rockstars to help them practise.


Each term or half term pupils will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills through Humanities, Science and T he Arts .

Autumn 1: Ancient Egyptians 

Autumn 2: Fantastic Fossils 

Spring 1: Dragons

Spring 2: Great Britain

Summer 1: Rainforest 

Summer 2: Stone Age to Bronze Age



Autumn 1:  Magnets and forces

Autumn 2: Rocks and soils

Spring 1: A chance to revisit units from previous learning from Key Stage 1

Spring 2: Animals including humans 

Summer 1: Plants

Summer 2: Light


We endeavour to support pupils learning by going on school trips. Whether these are local trips, such as visits to Batley Library, or further afield, we will provide information nearer the time.  Our first trip, to Bagshaw Museum, will take place in October and will be linked to our topic on the Ancient Egyptians and local history study. Outdoor learning for Year 3 will take place in Summer 2.


Pupils will participate in PE every week using the hall or outside facilities. Please ensure that pupils wear the correct clothing of black shorts, white t-shirt, suitable footwear & no jewellery.  Pupils will have opportunities throughout the year to attend sporting competitions including our annual sports day. There is a range of after school clubs that children can also attend throughout the year.


Pupils will be expected to regularly practice reading, times tables and spelling at home. They will also continue to receive homework every Wednesday which needs completing & handed in the following Monday.


Home Learning:

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the home learning support that is available online:








The school communicates in a number of ways to keep parents & guardians up to date. If you have not yet downloaded the school ping app to your smart phone, then please speak to the school office for further information. 

The school website is updated regularly and paper copies of newsletters are given to children. 


Further Information:

If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to contact us. There is also further information on our school website:



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