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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 and to Key Stage 2.

We will be updating this page weekly to let you know what we have coming up the following week. We will also add any other key news. 


Our PE days are: Tuesdays (outdoor) and Thursdays (indoor).  Please ensure your named PE kit is in school for these sessions.

Pencil case - you may bring in one named pencil case. Some things you might like to include are: pencil, rubber, sharpener, coloured pen (any) for when we self mark our work, Pritt Stick, small ruler and a few colouring pencils. Of course, all of these things are provided by school anyway, some children just like to bring their own. Please name each item to avoid anything getting lost. Thank you.

Pens - at some point in Year 3 or 4, children will be awarded their pen licence and will be able to write in a pen. We are looking for consistent joined, neat handwriting.

We also look forward to sharing with you what we have been up to in the classroom. Look out for tweets from Year 3 on the Woodland Grange Twitter feed. We look forward to teaching your children our exciting and creative curriculum.


The Year 1 and 2 common exception words that all children should know how to spell by Year 3 can be found in the link below. 

Year 1 and 2 common exception words

The Year 3 and 4 common exception words are words that we will be learning this year and next year. 

Year 3 and 4 common exception words

Dance Mat Typing

This is a fantastic resource to improve your typing skills. You can practise at home, but you will need a keyboard for this (either on a laptop/desktop computer or a wireless one connected to a tablet).

Computing KS2 - Dance Mat Typing - BBC Bitesize


Year 3 Long term plan

Click here to open an overview of the year

Year 3 general information


All children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home to an adult and have their diary signed. They can change their reading book whenever they would like to, just bring it to one of the adults in the classroom. We monitor all reading at home on a weekly basis. Please ensure children bring their reading book and diary to school on a daily basis.


We will conduct our weekly spelling sessions on a Friday. Children will bring home a list of spellings to learn and spelling related homework which will be due in and tested the following Friday.

Times tables

We encourage all children to practise their tables at home via Times Tables Rock Stars. We organise weekly tournements between the classes. 

In Year 4, the children will complete a times tables test. They need to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 and answer them as quickly as possible (ideally quicker than 6 seconds). 


Homework is set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.   Any homework sheets can be taken home and brought back to school using the homework folder.

Snacks and water bottles

Please ensure your child has a snack and water bottle in school daily. Key stage 2 children no longer receive funded fruit. Please name snack boxes and water bottles. Thank you.


Children will come home in their PE kit on a Tuesday after outdoor PE in the afternoon. Children may come to school in their PE kit on a Thursday. They must bring their school uniform to change into after PE. Please ensure girls have a pair of socks in their PE bags, especially for when they are wearing tights. 

Curriculum Evening

Please click below for our curriculum evening ppt.

Year 3 curriculum evening

Useful Links

Here are some useful links to other websites that we think you and your children may find useful. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the websites here are current and relevant to today's National Curriculum. 


To support your child's reading skills, we have included the Reading VIPERS pack. This pack features suggested questions that can be used to spark conversations about any book your child reads. Reading VIPERS Question Stems


At our school, we follow the WhiteRose maths scheme to help children excel in mathematics. There are also some helpful links available to support children on their maths journey. There are useful homework booklets and additional resources to support children at home.

Also, there are some incredibly useful links that can provide support and assistance for primary students, such as Primary Homework Help


These literacy websites offer children additional resources to learn in a fun and interactive manner. Here children can explore and learn through these engaging platforms with Primary Resources and BBC Bitesize

Our work

We will upload some pictures of our learning onto here.