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Welcome to Year 3 Elm 1

Dear Parents and Carers,


We welcome your child into year 3.  Please see the various sections below for useful information:  your child's timetable of weekly lessons, details of topics we will be covering under each subject for the coming week, homework and planned activities for the year.   


I look forward to seeing you at 'Thumbs Up Thursday' at 8.40 am every week.  This is an excellent opportunity for your child to share their work and achievements with you.   


If you have any concerns or any other queries, please feel free to make an appointment to see me.


With very best wishes

Mrs Smith



Our Mission Statement


To love, learn, share and respect in the light of Jesus.


Our Aims:


  • We will create a caring Catholic community in which all members can grow in love, trust and respect for one another.
  • We will ensure that each member of our Catholic school community feels special as a child of God.
  • We will celebrate our differences and similarities.
  • We will help each other to develop our particular talents.
  • We will communicate clearly and honestly with each other.
  • We will create a sense of belonging between our school, our Church and our families.

Year 3 Elm Timetable


Dear Parents


Please see below an overview of the coming week and the various activities we will be doing with your child/ren.


Week beginning 14/10/19



Mrs Smith's Group 1:  We will continue to add ones and tens to numbers below a hundred. We will then look at the column addition of adding. 

Well done to Milly who is now on her 6 times tables!  Please remember to do times table activities at home (see the websites below).  


Mrs Smith's Group 2 working with Mrs Bowers:  as for Miss Clarke's  group as below:


Miss Clarke's group:

  • addition of three digit numbers through column addition without exchanging ones for tens and then moving on to exchanging.


It is imperative your child learns their times tables.  By the end of year 2 your child should know their x2, x5 and x10 and by the end of year 3, x3, x4 and x8 tables.  We have weekly times table tests (40 questions in 3 minutes!)  and we also look at activities to help them learn their tables.  However, it is important that they also have the opportunity to learn these at home.  Please see below for a variety of websites that will help your child gain confidence learning their tables.




Homophones!   Words that sound the same but are spelt differently e.g witch and which.  Please see the homework sheet below for the homophones we will be learning.


Writing:  We will start to write  own version of Pie Corbett's 'The Three Wishes'.  We have written a description of a wizard and will now be writing a description of a goblin and a forest setting.  (Please come to Thumbs Up Thursday to celebrate your child's writing with them).


Guided Reading:

Please ensure your child's guided reading homework is handed in the day before they read.  This enables me to mark it before their guided reading session enabling their guided reading session to be used only for reviewing their homework and to read and discuss their book as a group.



The Stone Age!  Looking at the diet of Stone Age people compared with today.



Our topic this term is rocks and soils.  We have investigated how igneous and sedimentary rocks are formed and we will now move on to metamorphic rocks.  



Indoor Tuesday  

Outdoor Thursday

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every week.  They need pumps for the school hall and trainers for outside.


Please see our procedures letter.  A copy is attached below.


Please feel free to pop in to see me at the end of the school day or on Thumbs Up Thursday should you have any further queries.


Best wishes

Paula Smith




Year 3 Curriculum Overview