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Year 3

PDFGlossary of Teaching Terms and Abbreviations


Kathryn Whalley Ben Halima, Richard Farrow/Ben Caldwell & Natalie Gomez

Teaching Assistants

Sunni Ghandi & Katie Hough


Curriculum Overview 2020-21 – Year 3

View our Spelling Sheet here: PDFSpelling Lists for Years 3 and 4

If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact our Headteacher, Deborah Howard, to pass on to the Curriculum Lead.


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Year Group Targets

PDFYear 3- Maths

PDFYear 3- Writing

PDFYear 3- Reading

Reading Expectations

Click here to view our school reading expectations.


Every Friday in Year 3 your child will be given the following homework, which is optional:

– Daily reading of a home reading book – please ensure you sign your child’s reading record. Your child will be given a day of the week when their home/school reading book will be changed.

– Spellings, which the children will be tested on the following Friday. We encourage the children to apply their spellings in their work.

– Topic homework every two weeks – information about topic homework will be given in your child’s homework book.

At the back of your child’s homework book are:

 – Year 3 and 4 new curriculum spelling list – these are words we will be learning throughout both Years 3 and 4.

 – Times tables mat – by the end of Year 3 children are expected to know the following times tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10.

You may find the following documents helpful when reading with your child:

PDFReading Comprehension Parent Handout

PDFReading Comprehension Bookmark

PDFHomework Policy

PE Days

PE Equipment

Games – shorts and jumper/sweater, t-shirt and trainer (jogging pants can be worn in very cold weather). Dance/Gym – close fitting shorts (above the knee) and t-shirts. Please ensure that your child’s name is on each item.


Please make sure your child’s name is on their lunchbox. All lunch boxes are kept on a trolley outside 3DW.

Home Time

Children will be collected from the main playground next to the bike shed. 


Coats and PE kit should be put on pegs outside the classroom.
Please name your child’s coat.


Please don’t allow your child to bring toys into school.

Contacting a Teacher

Please make an appointment via the school office by emailing, to arrange a mutually convenient time. If your child is going to be absent from school please ring the office on 0161 881 4266 and leave a message on the answer phone before 9.30 am. If you are collecting children for an appointment please remember to sign your child out at the school reception.


Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Wednesday morning and covered by Midge Murray, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.