Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Thank you for visiting our section of the Website.  Here you can get a taste of all the exciting learning that is happening in our Year Group.  To experience more, please don't forget to visit our class home page by login in using your username and password. 


Year 3 Staff


We have a wonderful team of adults who work incredibly hard to provide the children with an exciting, stimulating and fun experience in Yr 3.  The change from KS1 to KS2 is very important and we work hard to establish learning habits into the children that will serve them well throughout the rest of KS2 and beyond.  We encourage the children to begin to develop independent learning skills too through a variety of different home-learning tasks. 

The support of parents is vital to our work at SMFR and we value any input parents, children or other stake-holders would be willing to share with us.  Please feel free to come and talk to any of the Yr 3 team about any issues or ideas you may have. 

Our Spring Term topics are as follows: 

English: Detailed Description, News Reports, Mystery stories, persuasion,  handwriting and SPAG.


Maths: The 4 operations, fractions, problem solving and logical thinking, patterns in number, times tables, 2D/3D shape, reflection, nets, time, area, perimeter, co-ordinates and interpreting data. Stattistics


Computing: We are Communicators, E-safety


Science: Plants and Nutrition


R.E.: Aspects of the Jewish religion


Art and DT: Skills with paint


Topic: Location, Location! -  mapping and geography. Slough compared to other World locations


Music:  Contemporary Music


PE / Games: Basketball and Dance


PSHCE:  Going for Goals


French:  Greetings and names and numbers


Homework is sent home on a Thursday and will usually comprise of a piece of Maths or Science and a piece of English or Topic and weekly spellings.  It is handed in on the following Tuesday unless stated on the task.  Occasionally, we may set a piece of homework which involves research or making something and in these cases, more time is given. If there are any problems with Home Learning, please send a note in via the Home/School Communication Book or come and see one of us so that we can help!


Reading at home with your child is one of the most important ways you can support your child’s learning throughout the curriculum.  During the school day, children in Key Stage 2 do not read individually to an adult on a daily basis.  However, it remains vitally important that you read with your child at home and discuss their reading as much as possible.  We will be checking the children’s records three times a week to ensure that they are reading at home.  Reading at home does not always have to be the school reading book; it could be a book they have at home, a comic or part of a newspaper. All children have access to and are expected to use the Reading Eggs / Eggspress online reading resource to further their skills and take the burden off of parent reading at home.


In Key Stage 2, children are also required to provide their own pencil case.  Inside it should include pencils (writing and colouring), a blue/black handwriting pen, pencil sharpener, rubber and ruler.  PE kits should be placed in a named bag.  In Year 3, children are not provided with fruit, and will need to bring in a piece of fruit as a snack for break time if you would like.  A water bottle would be useful so the children can have a drink when needed. 


We would like to thank you for your support throughout the term.  If you have any questions regarding the work we will be covering, we will be pleased to answer them.