St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Class Teachers: Mrs. Billins (Mon-Wed), Mr Handy (Thurs-Fri)

Support Staff: Miss Ivancic, Mrs. Newman, Mr. Doward

Summer Term 2024


We hope you all had a great Easter break. The Year 3 children are growing-up quickly, and the Summer term will present them will a new set of opportunities and challenges; we are sure the children will have fun making a success of the remainder of Year 3.


What to bring to the classroom 

We will continue to award regular housepoints to children that bring their Super Six stationary to school. The Super Six are:


  • A pencil
  • A handwriting pen
  • A pencil sharpener (the type that collects the shavings please)
  • A glue stick
  • a ridged (not bendly, they are difficult to use!) 30cm (not 15cm) ruler
  • An eraser


The children may also bring in a few coloured pencils in a small pencil-case, if they wish.




This term, we will be focusing on Fractions, Money, Time and Shape; and of course practicing arithmetic and the multiplication tables.


How can you help at home? The great majority of the children in Year 3 are enjoying using Times-Table Rockstars regularly, and this is being reflected in their learning of the tables. They are showing good progress, and some are on track to learn all their tables to 12x by the end of the term. Well Done! 


Please try to find opportunities to practise everyday maths in the real world: counting coins to find the correct amount working out the correct change; weighing ingredients using scales and reading the time on an analogue clock. 




In the Spring Term, the children really enjoyed 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes; we we have decided to start this term with reading and writing around the Hughes novel 'The Iron Woman', an adventure tale wiith an environmental message. In writing, there will be a continued emphasis of widening the children's vocabulary and composing a variety of well-structured sentences. 


How can you help at home?  Please ensure that your child reads aloud at least 4 times a week. This is absolutely vital if the children are to shine to their best ability; it is the biggest factor in how well your child progresses. The children should bring in their reading record books every day, signed by an adult when they have read. Remember to colour in the stars on their bookmarks each time they have read, so the children can be presented with their reading certificates.




We will be studying Biology and Physics; learning about Plants, Forces and Magnets.



The children will be thinking hard in RE this term, considering the question "Does Jesus have authority over everybody?" and "Can made up stories tell the truth?"




We hope the children enjoyed their swimming lessons last term. This term, PE will revert back to being taught on Mondays and Wednesdays; the children should continue to come to school in their PE kit. In Summer term the children will be enjoying Netball, Athletics and Rounders.




Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every Wednesday, and should be handed in by the following Monday. All children will be expected to complete their homework by this deadline.


We recommend that children complete their homework earlier in the week, as this gives them time to ask their teachers for help, if it is needed.


Of course, you are welcome to help your child complete their homework, but if they need a lot of help, please let us know, so we can give them further support.


Please remind your child to bring in their homework every Monday (or earlier, if it is completed early) so that homework can be marked and new homework can be issued. 


As always, if you require any further information, please come and chat to the class teacher after school or send an email via the school office