Year 3

Welcome to Star class Y3 at Shalfleet CE Primary

Dear Parents/Carers,

Firstly, I would like to welcome you and your child, whether you are returning to Shalfleet as a Year 3, or joining our school for the first time.  I hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.

Topics:  The topics that we will be covering this year are Stone Age to Iron Age (Aut 1 & 2), History of Comic Books (Spr 1), The Wild West (Spr 2), Isle of Wight Vs Madagascar (Sum 1) & Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Sum 2).

Staff:  I will be your child’s key teacher, Mr Clements, for this year group and will be teaching the class.  I am incredibly excited and enthusiastic about the year ahead and I will ensure that all the lessons are stimulating and interesting to encourage child motivation and enjoyment.  Teaching Assistant support will be provided by Mrs Haisell.


Early Morning Routine:  On Monday and Friday your child can go into the playground from 8:20am (with book bag and lunchbox), and when the bell rings at 8:30am, line up and go into class.  On Tuesday to Thursday, the children come straight into the class where they will be expected to organise their belongings, complete feedback marking and/or quietly read their reading books.  The register will be taken at 8:40am.

Drinks:  Each child needs to bring in a named water bottle for the day.  These bottles are easily accessible and children are encouraged to drink and remain hydrated throughout the day.

Snack:  Your child may bring in a piece of fruit to have as a break time snack. 

Lunchboxes:  These will be stored within the classroom area.  Please ensure that your children have healthy options.

End of Day:  Children with siblings in the school can be collected at 3pm.  Single children can be collected at 3:15pm.  If your child is being collected by another parent, or family member, please inform the office prior to this so that we can safely release the children to them.  Children with After School Clubs will be collected by their respective club teacher from the pavillion.

Uniform:  Please ensure that all children’s clothing is clearly labelled and that all children are provided with a hat for hot weather, and a coat for when it is cold or wet.

PE: Year 3’s PE lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.  Can you please ensure that all children have their kit in school for these lessons, and that they are clearly labelled?

Reading:  Children will be given the opportunity to read every day, either independently or heard by an adult.  Please ensure that children bring their reading bag with their reading record and book into school every morning.  The reading record shows which book your child is reading, a reminder of where they have got up to, and who they are reading with.  It would be helpful if you could sign in it each time you hear your child read.

As well as home reading books, the children will have a Guided Reading session each week on a Thursday morning where they will practice reading various different texts in groups to challenge and improve their reading and comprehension.

Homework:  I will be setting Numeracy and Spelling homework each week.  Spelling will be set on a Monday morning and tested the following Monday. The Numeracy will also be set on and then due in the following Monday.  The Literacy/Topic homework will be larger piece of homework, presented at the end of a topic and at the end of each ½ term.  Details of this homework, and the topic that your child will be studying will be handed out at the beginning of each term.

If you have any questions/concerns about homework, please do not hesitate in coming to see me.  If your child is struggling to find the time to complete all of their homework, I am happy to provide a homework club for some of lunchtime play so children can complete it.  However, this will not be a time for additional teaching because I will need to set up for the afternoon’s learning.

Class Dojo:  Attached is an invitation to the class dojo system.  This is an electronic way of rewarding the children and gives you the opportunity to follow their progress from home.  One of the features of this system that is particularly useful is the messaging system.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can message me anytime.

Thank you for your time in reading this letter.  Once again, if there are any worries or concerns you may have, please do not hesitate in coming to see me after school.  If there is anything I can do to support you or your child, then I will.  I am looking forward to working with you and your child and create an exciting, productive and enjoyable school year.

Kind Regards,

Mr Clements

Y3 MTP Autumn 1 – From Croods to Celts

Y3 MTP Autumn 2 – From Croods to Celts Part 2

Y3 MTP Spring 1 – Comic Books

Y3 MTP Spring 2 – Wild Wild West

Y3 MTP Summer1 – IOW Vs Madagascar

Some photos of walking to the Long Stone, Butser Farm, Inspire Day and IOW Zoo​


Please click on the links below to access details of our new curriculum & planners:

Curriculum Overview KS2

RE Shalfleet KS2 Long term plan

Spelling Progression Map for the Curriculum

SPAG Whole School Curriculum

Year 3 and 4 English Overview

English Glossary of Terms

Numeracy for Key Stages 1 and 2

Writing Assessment Lower KS2

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