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Year 3 - Larch and Willow

Welcome to Year 3


Larch Class: Class Teacher is Mr Fry and Teaching Assistant is Miss Pearson

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



Reading books:

Children will now have a library book to read in school and to also read at home. Please make sure they bring this book with them every day into school.

Children are set up on our accelerated reader system which generates their reading and comprehension level. This will be tested each term. 


Homework Expectations In Year 3 


- Regular reading - 4 times a week 


- Spelling practise 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!


Spellings from 5th to be tested on the 12th May.


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This Term's learning




Our Summer term's topic is

'All Around The World'

This is a really exciting topic where the children learn which countries are part of which continent and how to read a world map. The children will learn about different cultures and how people from different countries live. The children explore the local area where they live and also engage in an Aboriginal Art project. 

There are lots of fun and practical, exciting lessons!


(23/5/23) In English, we are reading a selection of biographies and autobiographies and looking at the differences between them and the different features these have.


The children are planning and writing their own autobiography about their home and family life. 


We will be spending lots of time focusing on different writing features and how to use ambitious and powerful vocabulary to make our writing exciting. We have also studied the book 'The boy who touched the stars' by Jose M.Hernandez which is all about his dream to become and astronaut and how he achieved his goal. 


(23.5.23) In maths, we are learning about how the tell the time, using both analogue and digital clocks. The children use clocks in the lesson to engage in this practically by counting on in their fives to work out what time it is.

The children also are learning how to work out the duration of different activities using their knowledge of time.


After half term, the children will also be learning about shapes and fractions.





PE Days

*Change in outdoor PE day summer term.*


Larch - Indoor PE - Thursday

            - Outdoor PE - Wednesday


Willow - Indoor PE - Thursday

          - Outdoor PE - Wednesday


Please can children come to school in their PE kit on both days that they have PE. Please ensure you are sending your children in to school in the correct Bushmead PE kit. This is:

Black/Navy Joggers/shorts

Black/Navy Jumper/Zip up top

Plain white t-shirt (no logos please!)

Any trainers suitable for sport

Please NO football kits!

Useful documents