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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:

  • Amber – Miss Doyle and Mrs Smith
  • Amethyst – Miss Burns and Miss Royall
  • Zircon – Mr Fletcher and Miss Mead


In year 3 we build on your child’s learning from previous years and challenge them with new topics in maths and English. We cover some fantastic topics in English from The Minpins to The Lost Happy Endings to the poetry of Benjamin Zephaniah. 


Our Topics in Year 3 are:

  • The Stone Age to The Iron Age
  • Space
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Extreme Earth
  • Forces


You can find wonderful reading lists to support learning about these topics on the following website.

Primary Book Lists by Topic (



PE - This year each class will have 2 sessions of PE which will be held outside weather permitting. Your child must have suitable footwear. PE kits can be brought into school and kept on your child’s peg. 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 year 3 are Monday and Wednesday


Homework will be set on Mathletics each week. Maths 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.


Times table practise is also very important particularly because in Year 4 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, 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 – Thursday

Amber – Wednesday

Zircon – Tuesday


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.