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Year 3 - Larch and Willow



Larch Class: Class Teachers are Mrs Upson and Mrs Marriott and Teaching Assistant is Mrs Standage.

Willow Class: Class Teacher is Miss Thomas and Teaching Assistant is Miss Browne. 



Reading books:

At Bushmead we believe that reading is one of the most important skills the children have to acquire. From the beginning, we encourage parents to become fully involved in helping their child to learn to read. The teaching of reading is focused around the Little Wandle phonics scheme and the associated levelled books. It is also supported by a wide range of other reading material both factual and fictional and we are fortunate to have a newly updated and well-stocked selection of books in the library that the children can visit regularly. Please ensure that you read with your child every week night and record this reading in their reading diary. These will be checked by a school adult every morning.


Homework Expectations In Year 3 


- Regular reading - 5 times a week 


- Spelling practise three times a week, for a weekly test (Friday)


- Times tables (for regular times tables tests at school)


Each child has their own log in details for TT rockstars in their timetables books or reading diaries.


(The times table test will include mixed questions from any of the times tables up to 12 x tables)


Here are some timetables websites you can use at home...


KS1 Maths free game - Karate Cats - Primary school times tables, division, shapes, fractions - BBC Bitesize


KS2 free maths game - Primary mathematics skills - Times tables, multiplication, division, algebra, fractions and decimals - BBC Bitesize


Times Tables Rock Stars (



* Please label all uniform, coats, bags, lunchboxes and water bottles. 

Please ensure that your child is coming to school smartly dressed, in the correct Bushmead uniform. Details of this can be found on our parents tab. Thank you!


PE Days:


For both classes: Thursday and Friday. Please come to school dressed in your PE kits on these days. Just a reminder that PE kits should be PLAIN with no logos (Dark coloured shorts/joggers, plain white t-shirt, dark coloured zip up jacket/jumper) **Earrings should be removed on PE days please! 





This Term's learning




Our Autumn term's topic is

'The Stone Age'

We begin year 3 with a journey back in time, to the Stone Age! Children will learn all about what it was like to live during the Stone Age - how people had to forage for food, the clothes they wore, the 'homes' they lived in and the food they ate! We will take the children on exciting journeys through magical texts such as 'Stone Age Boy' and 'Ug'. 

There are lots of fun and practical, exciting lessons!


(13/11/23) This is our final week using the text, '24 Hours in the Stone Age'. Children have really enjoyed this text and got a really good understanding of the story, what people in the stone age went through as well as the grammatical lessons we have covered. This week, children will be producing an extended piece of writing. This will be a diary entry where they will use all of the skills taught over the last 2 weeks. Children will then spend time editing and improving their writing. 

(13.11.23) In maths this week, we are continuing our work on multliplication and division. Last week we focused on multiplication and this week we are focusing on division as sharing in to equal groups. We will be looking at the correlation between multiplication and division and how this can help us to solve problems. 







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