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dragonfly logo iconYear 3

Welcome to Year 3

Class Information
The class teachers are Mrs Doyle 3D,Mrs Vanstone and Miss Stephens 3VS.

Our teaching assistants, and the inclusion team support class lessons throughout the week. We are also very grateful to those parents who give up their time to help us in class. 


PE and Games
Year 3 pupils must wear a change of clothing for PE and games activities. A navy T-shirt and navy blue shorts are required and trainers or similar footwear. Navy t-shirts may be purchased from YC Sports. Children will not be allowed to participate without suitable clothing.

Days for PE:
Every Tuesday and  Thursday for both classes.

During colder weather, tracksuits or other warm clothing may be worn.

Every week we will endeavour to give your children a new reading book, Maths homework, an interactive reading book which we cover in GGR sessions and every other week, spelling lists. Also we will send home their Big Maths tests every week for the children to practise any questions they found difficult. 

To log on to their own 'Maths world' at Active Learn. Each child needs to enter a username which is the first four letters of their first and last name with no spaces and all lower case and the password lakeside. The school code is qlq7. Some children's usernames have an 01 at the end.

Spellings need to be practised daily for a test every Friday. The spelling will be differentiated and uploaded to the website as well as a paper copy.

Snack Arrangements 
If you would like to join the Lakeside snack club, a letter with the cost will be sent in due course. There is a wide variety of fruit to choose from including kiwis, melon, tomatoes, cucumber, bananas and apples. 

Our Science based Context for Learning this term is called 'Scrumdidlyumptious


Year 3 Parent Overview –Autumn 2018

Context – ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’




* A recount of their trip to a supermarket

*Instructions for a banana smoothie

* Nonsense poem about fruit and vegetables

* A report about James Lind

* Create an advert for a smoothie

Number skills –

* Read and write numbers to 1000

* Compare and estimate with numbers up to 100

* Use different combinations of money to pay for items up to £2 and calculate the change

*Multiply numbers by 10

*Identify odd and even numbers up to 1000

*Use mental strategies to recall number facts within 20

*Check subtraction using addition

Measure skills-

* Use standard units to estimate and measure

Data Skills – Represent data using:

lists, tally charts, tables and diagrams


*Solving word and real life problems by using a table or drawing a diagram.

Cross Curricular

History – Use historical resources materials to find out about James Lind.

Science – Classify fruit and vegetables, create a nutritional packed lunch & investigate online on how food can be altered.

Geography - Research the journey taken by a banana, find out about Fair Trade and map the origin of each food.

Welsh – Fi a Fy Ffrindiau

IT –Digital Safety – Powerful passwords

Music - Sing with increasing control of breathing, posture, diction and dynamics.

ART /DT – Make different types of breads, design and make a pancake, and design and make packaging for a fantastical fruit or silly sweet!

Ideas for helping at home

Literacy – Read daily with your child and ask questions about the text to develop comprehension skills. Read Bug club books from Active Learn online. Practise Alan Peat sentences by using examples shown on school website in Year 3 folder.

Visit a local library and research the context we are covering.

Numeracy - Encourage your child to practise times tables (Learn Its) and telling the time – analogue and digital. Complete weekly Maths homework and Big Maths errors on CLIC and SAFE tests.

Cross Curricular - Choose home ideas from each Cornestones context to stimulate your child’s learning.



We will learn to:

  • use good manners, respect the needs of others and show a responsible attitude.
  • listen carefully and respond to instructions correctly.
  • use the Internet and research books to carry out context based research in school and at home.
  • use a thesaurus to extend vocabulary.
  • recite 2,3,4, and 8 and times table instantly and confidently.
  • use an I-pad effectively.
  • continue to write neatly using a handwriting pencil to produce joined script and underline with a ruler where appropriate.
  • extend writing by including adjectives, adverbs and more complex punctuation, as well as more complex sentences.
  • read more texts with expression, fluency and accuracy.
  • develop the skill of editing and re-drafting work in order to improve the standard.
  • become confident at applying literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
  • continue to use our everyday Welsh vocabulary with 'Helper heddiw'.


We teach the children four main sentence types. These are called Alan Peat sentences and these help the children to develop their writing abilities. the four sentences are BOYS, 2ad, DE DE and 3-ed. See the images below to practise them at home.

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