Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel



Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.

PE days for Year 3

The children now swim on a Monday morning, please ensure your child brings their swimming kit and towel.

Girls should wear a one piece costume - no bikinis.

Earrings need to be removed for swimming.


PE will be on a Tuesday  Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on this day.

PE Kit = black pumps, white T-shirt or school T-shirt and black shorts. 

Remember earrings cannot be worn for PE and must be taped if unable to remove BEFORE school


Reading Books

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book to school everyday.

Regular reading at home is a key component to learning. Children will be given a reading book to take home at the start of the half term. When they read with an adult, they are expected to record this in their reading journal. 


Please ensure you comment and sign reading record books. If your child is struggling with their book or do not enjoy it after attempts at reading it then let us know.

Homework is set weekly, both online and in a paper booklet.  Homework is to be returned on Tuesday each week and new homework will be issued on a Wednesday.


Please ensure that your child's homework is completed and returned - any homework not returned will need to be completed in Homework Club during Tuesday lunch time or Reward time on Fridays.


Spelling test is every Tuesday - children should aim for at least 7 out of 10.  If they score below this they will resit their test on Friday.

Homework is expected to be completed in every week.

As your spelling and maths homework is online this will be monitored by your class teacher.

If you are unable to complete the online work a print out can be requested.


Spelling - we will hand out spelling homework each Wednesday for a test the following Tuesday – please help your children practise their spellings at home.  They will also need to complete their spelling homework set on Spelling Shed -Your child's login details can be found in their reading record.


Maths – each week your child will be set some work to consolidate what they have been learning that week on Sumdog – this will help embed their learning. Your child's login details can be found in their reading record.


Reading – children will be sent home with home reader books. Please ensure that you read them with your child and sign their record!


If you are unable to complete the online homework please complete the paper booklet.

Our class novel this half term is

The Abominables - by Eva Ibbotson


When Agatha Farlingham is kidnapped by a yeti in Tibet she soon discovers that the hairy monster is a clever and noble beast. But his children are in danger and he needs her help. So she sends them on a top-secret journey to England and the safety of her ancestral mansion. A rollicking adventure from one of Britain's most beloved storytellers.


Look what we have been up to so far this year...



Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark