Year 3

    Welcome to Year 3

    Year 3 is an exciting year for children as they become part of KS2! In year 3, our goal is to provide a fun, enriching yet challenging experience for all our pupils. We have high expectations and standards that we support our children to achieve.  We encourage all children to be active learners and to take responsibility for their own learning in order to achieve their targets and goals.

    We welcome parents to actively participate and support in their child’s development and interaction with us. We request parents to support their children at home with their homework and to listen to their child read a few times a week.

     I am sure that with the support of parents and teachers working collaboratively, this will lead to the improvement of your child’s learning in every aspect of their life.  We teach and encourage our children to behave in an appropriate manner and to show a respectful attitude towards their learning and to members of the staff and other children.

    Tell the children and they’ll forget,

    Show them and they’ll remember,

    Involve them and they’ll understand”

    Mrs Robins

    Lower KS2 Phase Leader 


    Useful information





    Children should be reading at least 4 times a week and remember to sign and tick their log book. Children’s books will be changed once they have completed them and are able to answer questions regarding the text. Support your child’s reading at home by asking questions to develop their understanding of what they have read (see ‘How to help your child read at home on the School’s website).








    PE lessons will take place twice a week. This may include one PE lesson and one swimming lesson or two PE lessons, one including our PE coach.

    Please make sure your child has the correct kit on these days.

    Earrings to be left at home, if a child cannot     remove them bring in tape to cover.

    Kit: black shorts, plain t-shirt in house colours or white, plimsolls/ trainers.

    Long hair should be tied up.

    Weekly Homework

    Purple Mash

    Maths & English homework will be handed out   every Friday and will be due by Wedensday. All weekly homework will be based on our weekly Maths & English topics to consolidate learning. We expect all children to complete their weekly homework to    high standard and hand it in on time.

    Sometimes the class teacher may give children extra homework to complete based on the Topics they might be learning; this can be found on Purple Mash online. If the children have lost or forgotten their login, please speak to their class teacher.

    Spelling test



    Test on Friday

    Spelling homework is handed out on Friday and children will be tested on Friday for Golden spellings and Read, Write Inc spellings will be tested on Friday.

    Please help your child to practice them daily.



    We are planning trips that fit in with our Topic curriculum in the Spring or summer term. These  will be confirmed closer to the time.

    If you are able to help your child’s class on their trip, please speak to the class teacher.






    There is a high expectation of pupils’ behaviour within our school. We expect children to treat each other and adults with respect at all times. If at any point the behaviour of children is unacceptable, the class teacher will follow the school’s behaviour  matrix when taking action. We are very lucky to   have parents that cooperate with the teachers to enhance their child’s behaviour both in and outside of school.

    Other information


    Year 3 Topics

    Autumn 1 – Geography ‘Where on Earth are we?’

    Autumn 2- History ‘How do we know about the Egyptians?’

    Spring 1 – Geography ‘Is Climate cool?’

    Spring 2- History ‘What was new about the new stone Age?’

    Summer 1 - History ‘Has childhood changed overtime?

    Summer 2- Geography- ‘Do we like to be beside the seaside?’


    Here's the plan for this academic year showing the main subjects and topics that we will be exploring. To download a copy , click below.

    School News

    To find out the latest news about the school, it's important that you regularly take a look at our school newsletters.


    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to the child's success is ​the positive involvement of parents.

    At Cherry Lane we understand that learning is a partnership between home and school.  During the year we are likely to run a number of parent workshops to assist you in helping your child at home.  Look out for these opportunities.

    I have enjoyed the parent workshops as they have made me feel more confident with helping my child at home.

    Purple Mash is an exciting and safe online environment where children can get involved in all sorts of creative projects to support their learning in Literacy, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, and Design and Technology.

    Your child has a Username and Password to access their Purple Mash account from home.

    This personal login is unique to them and will enable them to access the different activities Purple Mash has to offer and to complete any homework that has been set by the class teacher.  Please click on the image below to access the materials.

    Writing Skills

    Click on this handy little guide to help you help your child develop their early writing skills. Do talk to us about any thoughts you may have or advice you may need.

    How can I help my child develop their early writing skills

    The writing workshops gave me ideas on how I could help my child to improve the quality in their work

    Maths support 

    The maths work your child is doing at school may look very different to the kind of sums you remember. Click on this useful little guide may help you with the differences and help you support your child's learning.

    Maths resources

    I have learnt new strategies to help me support my child with their maths.


    Here are some helpful tips to make reading fun at home. Click below to download a copy. 

    Reading Resources

    The reading workshop was useful as it enlightened me with ideas that could make reading more fun with my children

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