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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!



This Term's learning




Our Spring term's topic is

'Food Glorious Food'

This is a really exciting and immersive topic in which children will learn about different types of food and where they come from. The children will learn about which food is beneficial for a varied diet and how to keep their bodies healthy. The children will also learn about what different plants need to grow. 

There are lots of fun and practical, exciting lessons!


(10.1.23) In English, we are looking at Fact Files and the different features. We will be researching and writing a fact file about a nature, trees and the environment, which is linked to our topic. The book we are focussing on is The Last Tree in the City.


Later in the half term, we will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory and building up to writing a Newspaper report about winning the golden ticket. 


We will be spending lots of time focussing on different writing features and how to use ambitious and powerful vocabulary to make our writing exciting. 


(10.1.23) This term in Maths this term, we are learning about how to find the perimeter of a shape, different units of measurements and then we will begin to learn about fractions. 


The children will learn how to find half and quarter of a shape and a number and also learn about what a third and a fifth are.





PE Days


Larch - Indoor PE - Thursday

            - Outdoor PE - Monday


Willow - Indoor PE - Thursday

          - Outdoor PE - Monday


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