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 Magic Paintbrush!

Year 3 have had so much fun this week. They learnt the story called The Magic Paintbrush which originates from China. They learnt the text map for The Magic Paintbrush with lots of actions to help them remember each part of the story. Tell the story to your grown up, thinking about all the story telling techniques we learnt this week.

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Once the children were confident with telling the story, they innovated and created their own version! We had magic mirrors, magic coins, magic footballs, magic paper and many more! The children drew their own text maps and enjoyed telling the stories on the story telling chair! 

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Comment below with your ideas for The Magic Paintbrush!

Year 3 Curriculum

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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:

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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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