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Whitecote Primary School

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Year 3

Hello and welcome to the Year 3 webpage!



3 Yew

Mrs Goshomi

Mr Wilmott

Mrs Clark


3 Spruce

Mr Jordinson

Mrs Hanley 

Mrs Mollett 




Reading at home is very important. Please encourage your child to read aloud each evening and discuss what they have read.  When your child reads aloud at home, please add a brief note (in the reading record) detailing the date and the page they have reached. You can support your child by asking them questions about what they have read, help them to make predictions and explore what a character is thinking and feeling. 



In Year 3, homework is set each Friday and should be returned before or on Thursday of the following week.


It is really important that Year 3 pupils work on their multiplication facts (times tables) and spellings at home. All pupils will be quizzed each week. When working with your child, please remember that each fact must be learnt – it is not enough to recite the tables in order. Help your child by quizzing them regularly in different orders.  When learning their multiples of five, you could ask them: 3x5, 4x5, 2x5, 6x5… as this is how they will be quizzed in class. You can also use Times Tables Rock Stars to support your children's learning. A short list of spellings will also be sent home to learn - and your child should apply the correct spelling of these words during independent writing.




Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor)

Please note: Children should come to school in their PE kits on PE days. They will spend all day in these so they do not need to bring school uniforms.



These are some of the units we are covering this year:



Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and division



Length and perimeter


Explaining our answers and methods of working


Please note: Each child has an account on ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ (login details can be found in the front of your child’s reading diary) that they can access at home - there is also a 'Times tables Rockstars' app that you can download to your phone or tablet 



Recounts including diaries

Persuasive writing




Non-chronological reports



Rocks and Soils 
Forces and Magnets



Animals including humans




Iron and Bronze Age(s)

Ancient Greece

Ancient Egypt

Stone Age Civilisations

The World and the Continents 




Year 3 Autumn 1 curriculum map

Our trip to the canal and Newlay Locks