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Welcome to Year 3!


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Dear Parents/Carers,


I hope you had a lovely rest over the Summer holidays. In Autumn 1 we will be studying the Indus Valley and then in Autumn 2 we will be exploring Rainforests. The term ahead is already filling up with many exciting things, including a school trip to Paignton Zoo for our topic of ‘Forests and Valleys’.



The year 3 team consists of myself and Mrs Harte in the mornings. Mrs Yeandle will teach the class on Wednesday afternoons for PPA cover. For the Autumn term, Mrs Mathers will be team teaching on Monday and Wednesday mornings.


Curriculum Overview 

This term our learning will focus around the theme of ‘Forests and Valleys’. Please find attached a curriculum overview which shows you what we will be covering in our learning. This can also be viewed on our Year 3 page on the school website. 


Physical Education 

PE will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. The children will be taught Dance and Rugby skills.PE kits need to be in school on these days. We will also be taking part in swimming in Autumn 2.


Home Learning

Year 3 are required to practice their weekly spellings and times tables.  In addition, the children need to read as frequently as possible.  We ask that you listen to your child read for 10 minutes a day and record this in their reading record. I will hand out spelling lists on the first Friday of each half term and put a copy on our class page.



Please continue to listen to your child read regularly and record this in their reading diary. The children should be reading to someone every day for 5 – 10 minutes. It is important that they have the opportunity to talk about the book that they are reading. 

We are keen to hear from anybody who has some spare time to hear children read during the school day. This can be for as little as 10 minutes at the start of the school day. Any time you have to offer is always greatly appreciated.

Please note that every Friday I will be holding a Reading Raffle where any children who have read at least 3 times a week will receive a raffle ticket. I will then draw 2 tickets and those lucky children with the matching numbers will get to pick a book of their choice as their prize.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see me. Additionally, I can be emailed at or you can send me a message on the Class Dojo.


Yours sincerely, 


Miss Garland



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