Year 3

Meet the Year 3 Team

Mrs Rowe

Mr Diamond
Mrs Rowe Mr Cox

Mr Diamond

Mrs Dearnley Mrs Taylor Miss Ward

Mrs Dearnley

Mrs Taylor Miss Ward
Mrs Pitfield  
Mrs Pitfield Mrs Clode  

Welcome to our Year 3 page

Here you will find out about all that is happening in year 3. We will post regular updates and photos of our learning as well as useful tips and advice on how to support your children with their learning.

During this year we focus on supporting your child as they make the transition from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2. Teaching them the skills they need to become increasingly independent learners; further embedding the 6 R’s and promoting a growth mind set so that they are able to achieve their full potential and adopt a love of learning.

What we will be learning…with top learning tips

 Reading... In Guided Reading we will be learning about different fiction and non-fiction texts, and furthering our comprehension skills. We will explore the features of diaries and looking at their use of informal language. We will be using favourites such as The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Charlie Small. Through fiction texts we will focus on our inference skills and predict what might happen next.

Learning Top Tip – When you are reading, look out for the grammar features we have been learning about, e.g. possessive apostrophe, different conjunctions, adverbs, speech marks. Notice how they are used. What is their impact?

Maths...We will be going back over the year 3 curriculum and honing our skills so that they are as embedded as they can be before the end of the year. We will be applying them to real life scenarios as much as possible so we can fully appreciate the value of our learning.

Learning Top Tip – Look out for opportunities when you are out and about to use your new maths skills. How many ways do we use maths in everyday situations?

GRAMMAR – The children will be exploring diary writing. We will be looking out particularly for any of our new spellings, time connectives and interesting conjunctions.

Learning Top Tip –Why not keep your own diary for a while so that you can practise your grammar skills daily.
History- We will be exploring our local history and learning all about the Bridport Charter. We will also find out why rope and net is so important to the town of Bridport. Look out for our outdoor play where we will share the history of Bridport’s Charter with you through drama.

Art and DT – We have already been very creative this term through our curriculum week and there will continue to be art and DT opportunities throughout this half term including observational drawing of flowers and plants – linked to our Science topic.

R.E: – Hinduism.

P.E: We will continue with gymnastics indoors and begin athletics for outdoor PE.

Jigsaw (PSHCE) –Our topic this term is ‘Changing Me’.

Science- Studying the different parts of flowering plants.

Latest Year 3 Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 3 learning letter.


All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.

Spellings are set on a Friday and are linked to the spelling pattern we have been focussing on throughout the week in our Read, Write, Inc sessions. Spellings are assessed through teacher marking in your child’s writing.

Times tables learning – children have the opportunity every week to achieve a bronze, silver or gold star in their target times tables. Times tables practise is included in your child’s home learning every week and they are encouraged to practise them regularly. Times tables knowledge is a crucial key skill that underpins many aspects of maths and makes a huge difference to a child’s mathematical learning.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.

Outdoor P.E is currently on a Tuesday afternoon and indoor P.E is on a Monday.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Remember that your child will need to bring a piece of fruit to school if they wish to have it at break time as fruit is not supplied in Key Stage 2. (Please no fruit or snack bars)

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.      


The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

The Top Marks website has fun spelling and grammar activities.

Top Marks Website

Woodlands Junior School has many useful links to different subjects to support you in your learning:

Woodlands Resources

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code




St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710