At St Paul's C of E Primary School, we are educated for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school.

 

 

Expected Standards in Year 3

The NAHT have put together a set of  objectives for maths, reading and writing. These are what they would expect most children in the year group to be able to achieve by the end of the academic year. Please use the links below to see what the expectations are for your child this year:

Maths, Reading & Writing

 

Class Timetables

Several parents have asked for a copy of the class timetable to be available on the website.  Timetables vary from week to week and so these are a guideline only.  We recommend that pupils are equipped for any lesson at any time of the week, as timetables are always subject to change.  If you would like to see a typical weekly timetable for your child's class click on the links below.

3M timetable

Year 3 Suggested Reading List

This is only a suggested reading list and covers a wide range of books for every taste.
Unfortunately we don’t have all of these books in school and some are out of print, however
the public library will probably be able to help with most titles. Please be guided by your child and if they particularly enjoy a book then do look for other
titles by the same author.

Polite Reminders

PE kits:  PE kits should be left in school each week and will be returned at the end of each half term for good wash!  All items, including the PE bag, should be clearly named.  Pumps or trainers must be worn for PE, with the exception of a few gym or dance lessons.  Therefore, school shoes will not be permitted to be worn during PE lessons and your child will not be able to fully participate in the lesson. PE kits are not available to be loaned and should not be leant to another pupil.

Earrings:  It would be most helpful if earrings are not worn on PE days.  If earrings are left in when it is PE, they will be covered with some tape.

Stationery:  In order to prevent the delay of lessons, all children should come to school fully prepare. This includes; a glue stick, writing pencils, colouring pencils, an eraser, a sharpener and a 30cm ruler.  Special pens and felt tips are sometimes permitted, and again, these should be clearly named and stored in a pencil case that is not so chunky that the tray does not close.

Glue sticks:  Most children's glue sticks quickly run out, so we suggest that you either send them in with two, or keep a batch at home.  Please do not send in coloured/smelly glue sticks, as from our experience, they become messy and can spoil the overall presentation.

Homework

  • 30 minutes each day which includes reading and times table practice.
  • We are currently having spelling homework on a Wednesday to be returned the following Tuesday.
  • Maths homework goes out on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Other homework may also be sent from time to time.

Maths Group Homework

Typically, maths group homework is sent home on a Friday and should be returned on the Wednesday of the following week. There is a tendency to use maths sheets which become gradually more challenging throughout the year. If your child finds a particular question tricky, of course, feel free to help them, but we ask that you indicate on the sheet that your child has received some assistance.

Associated vocabulary: Children often become confused with the variety of different vocabulary within a maths question. It would be helpful if your child could learn to link these words with the relevant process in order to support both their class and homework.

+ add, addition, more, plus, together, sum, total, and

- fewer, minus, take away, subtract, subtraction, reduce, take from, decrease, difference

x groups of, times table, times, multiplication, multiply, product, lots of

÷ divide by, share, divide into, share equally, group

Spelling Homework

We will be sending home two sheets for the children to complete. One will be the 'look, say, cover, write, check' sheet and the other will be an activity sheet. The activities will vary from week to week. Sometimes the children will be asked to write sentences for some of their words. Spelling sentences should always include conjunctions, adjectives, varied sentence starters and punctuation. Most weeks, this will be sent home on a Wednesday to come back on a Tuesday.

Examples: 
 
•Conjunctions: but, because, so, which, with, whilst, despite, however, when, if
•Adjectives: beautiful, colossal, minute, disgusting, ripped, dirty, gigantic, loud, creepy, peaceful, spotty
•Sentence starters: Sometimes, All of a sudden, Out of the corner of my eye, Five minutes later, At the end, Close by to, If, You might not know, Did you know
•Punctuation: " " , ? ! ...

We have been given guidance of the extra words the government expect Year 3 children to be able to spell and will be focusing on a few each half term. It would be useful if you could look at them at home too:

Year 3

Autumn 1st half

Year 3

Autumn 2nd half

Year 3

Spring 1st half

Year 3

Spring 2nd half

Year 3

Summer 1st half

Year 3

Summer 2nd half

actual

learn

group

heard

arrive

circle

often

build

eight

caught

centre

century

heart

breath

busy

early

 

continue

decide

island

minute

difficult

earth

consider

enough

perhaps

address

guard

material

recent

guide

forward

fruit

 

though

notice

quarter

length

library

famous

describe

mention

answer

appear

 

 

 

actually

extreme

February

certain

height

history

imagine

increase

interest

important

 

 

Parent Help

Please see the class teacher if you are able to help with hearing children read, taking small groups, going on school outings, special days etc. At St. Paul's, we are always grateful for any support you can provide.