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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3


We hope your child enjoys their learning in Year 3. If you have any concerns or wish to contact your child’s teacher, please feel free to use the email function (2email) on Purple Mash. Your child’s login details for Purple Mash can be obtained from the school office staff.


The Year 3 staff are as follows:

  • Amethyst – Miss Doyle and Mrs Smith
  • Amber – Miss Grace and Miss Mead
  • Zircon – Mr Fletcher and Mrs Sanson


Our Topics in Year 3 are:

  • The Stone Age
  • Space
  • Ancient Egypt


PE - This year each class will have 2 sessions of PE which will be held outside weather permitting. Your child is not required to bring in a PE kit this year but must have suitable footwear. If you choose to bring a PE kit to school, please only bring them on your PE days and then they should be returned home to be washed that same day. If your child wears jewellery, in particular earrings, they must be able to remove them themselves or alternatively choose not to wear any on a day they will be doing PE. Please send your child in with a bottle of water every day, clearly labelled with their name.


PE days are as follows for each class:

  • Amethyst – Tuesday and Friday
  • Amber – Thursday and Friday
  • Zircon – Tuesday and Friday



Homework will be set on Mathletics and Reading Eggspress each week. Maths and English homework will be set online by the child’s teacher to be appropriate and challenging to their ability. We also expect the children to learn their weekly spelling list, which will be added to the blog on Purple Mash, as well as reading at home three times per week. Due to current restrictions, reading books will not be sent home instead the children have a login for an online reading library called MyOn.


Times table practise is also very important particularly because in Year 4 as the children are scheduled to sit a statutory multiplication test. To support this, there will be weekly practise set on Purple Mash as well as regular testing in school. The times table focus in year 3 is to be secure in 3, 4 and 8 times table knowledge, building on the times tables that were learned in Key Stage 1.


Homework will be set weekly for and is expected to be completed in 7 days. The classes will set homework on the following days:

Amethyst – Monday

Amber – Tuesday

Zircon – Thursday


To access any of these websites please use the following links:



These additional websites will be used to help support the children throughout the year.