Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Classes are open at 8:40am please make sure your child is on time.....

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.

The new school year is always such an exciting time of the year but we also know how daunting it can be for the children.  Here in Year 3 we want to make this transition time as smooth as possible for the children.  

Meet the Year 3 Team

Our Class Timetable

PE days for Year 3

As part of the National Curriculum you child will have 2 sessions of PE per week.


PE will be on a Tuesday  and  Wednesday

 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. 

If your child is not wearing the correct PE kit they will be borrowed a kit from school.


Remember earrings cannot be worn for PE and must be taped if unable to be removed 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.


We recommend as a school that children read for a minimum of 4 times a week with an adult for 15 minutes.


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

Homework is set weekly online If you require a paper copy please let a member of the Year 3 Team know.


Homework is to be completed by 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 for their Spelling shed spellings and aim to learn their additional 5 spellings that have been identified as common errors. 

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.

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

End of Year Expectations for Year 3 as set out in the National Curriculum

Our class novel this half term is

James and the Giant Peach - by Roald Dahl


James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags.  Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching.

He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. . .

At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure.


Resources to use to help with your child's learning

English / Writing Knowledge Organisers


Awards we have received so far.

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