Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mrs Hover

Mrs Leake


Summer Term - Second Half 

Year 3 Team: Mrs Hover and Mrs Leake

Mrs Jones and Mr Ainsworth

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Welcome back Year 3! We can’t believe we are now in our last half term of the school year! We have lots to look forward to including our residential to Tattenhall and our Roman trip to Chester!

As always, you will need to use your detective skills to find out more about our new English book. However, there is one clue in the picture above! We also have a brilliant new text to read in Guided Reading and we will continue reading our class story, The Enchanted Wood.

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In Maths, we will be finishing our unit on ‘Fractions’ and then we will look at Angles and 2D and 3D shapes. Below is the QR code for the Mathsframe times table game we play in school.

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In Science, we will be learning more about plants but with a focus on what they need to grow. Linking to this, we will be looking at British seasonal fruits and vegetables in Design & Technology.

In the Wider Curriculum, we will be learning about the Romans! Do you already know some facts about the Romans? Do you know anything about Roman Chester?

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In Computing, we will continue with our project creating pieces of work using different images and text. In Music, we will also be continuing to join in with the AmaSing online singing sessions. This will end up with a performance with other schools called, ‘AmaSing Back Through The Decades’ - more details to follow!


Every Monday, we will have Tennis and on Wednesdays, we will have Dance with Chloe Vickers from ‘House of Dance’.

Finally, we are in the middle of our last My Happy Mind unit called ‘Engage’. This unit focuses on bringing together everything we have learnt throughout the myHappymind curriculum. We will continue to add to our class toolbox with strategies to help us when looking at the Zones of Regulation. ‘Happy Breathing’ and ‘Pressure Points’ are still two of our favourites!

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PE Timetable

Monday: Tennis

Wednesday: Dance

Timetable (Homework)

Monday: Reading and library books exchanged; 


Wednesday: Homework due


Friday: Reading books exchanged; Homework handed out 


PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment Time)

On Wednesday afternoons, Ms Anders will be teaching French and Chloe Vickers will be teaching Dance (Mrs Hover's PPA). On Friday mornings, Mrs Hover will be teaching English (Mrs Leake's PPA).


Other important information

Snack - Toast is 25p a day. Please book your snack on Parent Pay for the week ahead. You could also supply your child with a piece of fruit/vegetable.

Water bottles - children should continue to bring their water bottles in daily.

Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat each day as we go outside during playtimes in most weather conditions.

Please label your child’s clothing, packed lunches and water bottles.



Homework is one task linked to our learning in school that week - either English, Maths or from the Wider Curriculum. It should take your child about 20 minutes and should be able to be completed independently or with some adult support. When your child is completing their homework, please encourage them to present their work neatly.

There is also a short Spelling task to complete each week linked to our learning in spelling lessons. Click on the Handwriting & Spelling tab above with information to help your child.

Homework will be set on a Friday and is due on the following Wednesday. 


We love reading in Year 3. Children become better readers by practising reading as much as possible. We would encourage children to read with an adult or to be read to at home every day for 10 minutes. Children will bring home a levelled reading book that they can read with you. When children have read the book twice with an adult at home or at school, they may change it for a new book. We will also share many texts together in class in our English and Guided Reading lessons and the children can borrow a book of their choice from our reading corner to read in class or at home.

Click on the Reading tab above for lots of book ideas or come and chat to us for some book recommendations.

Times Tables

Being able to recall times table facts quickly and accurately helps children succeed in all of our Maths lessons. In Year 2, children learnt the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. In Year 3, we will be learning the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Repetition is key to knowing the facts quickly and accurately. Please help your child at home to practise these times tables as much as they can. Questions, chanting and Times Tables Rockstars are all good ways to learn (regular short bursts are the best way!) Click on the Maths tab above for further games.


Contacting Class Teachers

The Year 3 class teachers are Mrs Hover (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Leake (Thursday - Friday).

Please always feel free to come and speak to us or alternatively our emails are:


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