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Information for pupils starting in Year 3 - September 2021

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September 2021

We are looking forward to seeing all pupils on Tuesday September 7th when pupils return after the summer holidays. The purpose of this leaflet is to provide parents and carers about your child’s learning as they start a new year group.


Year 3 Staff

YEAR 3SO is Mrs Orme & 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. 

Accelerated Reading will start next academic year where pupils will regularly choose books from our school library or reading corners where 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 & or Science.

Autumn 1:  Local History/Great Britain

Autumn 2: Ancient Egyptians

Spring 1: Stone Age

Spring 2: Living Planet (Rainforests)

Summer 1: Living Planet (Under the Sea)

Summer 2: Keeping Healthy



Autumn 1:  Light

Autumn 2: Magnets and Forces

Spring 1: Rocks and Soil

Spring 2: Plants and Animals

Summer 1: Plants and Animals

Summer 2: Humans (skeletons, muscles, nutrition)


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.  Outdoor learning for Year 3 will take place in Spring 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 continue to receive homework every Wednesday which needs completing & handed in the following Monday.


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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