Year 3

Welcome to Year 3. Our year group is split into 3 classes: 

Welcome to Year 3! This year, the teachers are Mrs Karavadra (3 Rennie Mackintosh), Mrs G Douglas (3 Mondrian) and Mrs Forrestal (3 Hockney). We also have Mrs White and Mrs H Douglas supporting us. The teaching assistants in year 3 will be Mrs Parnell, Mrs Dempsey, Mrs Kowcun and Mrs Woodard.


Our theme units this year are:

  • Rotten Romans
  • Vicious Vikings
  • Extreme Explorers

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

The Minpins by Roald Dahl

Year 3 have enjoyed reading this exciting book by Roald Dahl – The Minpins! It’s all about Little Billy who makes new friends that live in miniature houses inside hollow trees. Little Billy comes across a fearsome beast… The Gruncher! He then has to plan a way to defeat him, with the help of his Minpin friends.

The children have produced some wonderful writing based on Billy’s experience in the forbidden Forest of Sin. Next week we will be looking to recreate our own version of The Minpins.

What have you enjoyed the most about this story? Can you write some sentences below to describe Billy’s experience? You could apply all the skills that we have learnt in our English lessons: Power of three, fronted adverbials, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

Year 3 Curriculum

Recent Comments

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Helping at Home

Home Learning

On a Thursday your child will bring home a home learning task related to something they have been learning during the week. This needs to be returned the following Tuesday.


Each week, your child will be given spellings on a Monday, to be tested on a Friday. Your child will be working on either Year 1/2 or Year 3/4 common exception words, alongside the Year 3 National Curriculum words.

Topmarks Spelling Website

Times Tables

This term, you will be given multiplication tables to learn, to be tested each week. Below are some links to help you with your tables:

Top Marks Daily 10

Topmarks Maths Website Hit the Button

There are many times table songs on YouTube which can help children learn them off by heart.

Your child will be given a log in for Times Table Rockstars, which is a fun way to memories the tables and compete with their friends.

They will also be given a log in for RM Easimaths, where they can work through different mathematical questions and problems.


Please continue to read with your child on a regular basis. The reading record should be completed as often as possible and will be checked when they read with an adult at school. Children should read school books and anything else that they enjoy! The children will have the opportunity to visit the school library once a week too. Please make sure your child’s library book is back in school the following week so that they can return it and get a new one.



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