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St John's C E (C) Primary School

Together in love, we learn with Respect, Hope,Friendship and Forgiveness

Year 3 - Blue Class (Mrs Croisdale)

Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2

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Days to remember:

Monday and Tuesday - PE days, you must come in a PE kit with trainers or pumps. Earrings and jewellery need to be removed.

Tuesday - spellings are sent home. Children will be tested on their spelling the following Tuesday.

Tuesday - library books are swapped.

Friday - Homework is sent out and is due the following Wednesday.

Please check Class Dojo regularly as all updates are posted there first.

Child MUST bring their planner, reading record and reading book every day.

If you have any questions at all then please send me a message on Class Dojo or speak to me at the door at home time.


What your child will learn in year 3:

In year 3 a wide variety of subjects are taught.

Your child will have daily English, maths, reading, and spelling lessons. 

Weekly the children will have lessons in:







-2 PE lessons

-An art or DT lesson

-A history or geography lesson

For a more detailed overview of what is taught in class please read the knowledge organizers on the class page


What can you do to help your child's progress?

Attendance: Our days are jam packed to ensure that your child becomes secure in their learning and meets the end of Key Stage expectations. Frequent late arrivals and absences leaves gaps in your child's learning which impacts what they are able to achieve.

Please support us by:

  • Ensuring that your child comes to school everyday.
  • Ensure that your child arrives in class at 8:40am.
  • Where possible avoid appointments during the school day.
  • Avoid taking holidays during term time.

Homework: Homework will be set weekly and will consolidate work completed in class that week.

Homework will include the following;

  • Maths: This will focus on the key skills learned in class that week.
  • English: This will focus on the key skills learned in class that week.
  • Spelling: Use LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK to practise spellings throughout the week.
  • Timestables: Use Purple Mash to develop timestable knowledge 2 or 3 times per week.

Please encourage and support your child to complete their homework regularly.


  • Children should develop the habit of reading at home daily, sometimes independently and sometimes with an adult.
  • Listen to your child read; model how a text should be read to your child, discuss the meaning of new words and phrases and ask questions to ensure that your child is understanding what they have read.
  • Engage in talk with your child about what they have read.
  • Once they have finished a text, your child should complete a quiz in class to show that they have understood what they have read.
  • Encourage your child to choose books within their ZPD range.

Times Tables: Quick recall of all times tables and their related division facts is a key skill for Key Stage Two pupils.

  • Ask your child multiplication and division facts regularly.
  • Ensure that your child uses Purple Mash to practise their timestables at least 2/3 times per week.
  • Look at the results of your child's times table test sent home on a Monday and a Friday and help them improve those that were incorrect.

Year 3/4 Common Exception Words: These are the words that your child should be able to read and spell accurately by the end of Year 4.

  • Practise 2/3 of these words per week until your child can spell them accurately.

Useful resources

Please practise reading and writing these words at home.

Topmarks maths games:

Topmarks has lots of fun maths games to help your child learn their timestables. 

Supermovers videos:

You can choose from maths, English, PSHE or just for fun activities. 

Go Noodle:

Lots of fun dances that the children enjoy in class!