The Icknield Primary School

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to Year 3! Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page you will find key information about our classroom and routines, as well as information on what we will be learning throughout the year.

Staff in Year 3

Our class teachers are Ms Gray and Mrs Clarke - we are taught by Ms Gray on Monday and Tuesday, then Mrs Clarke Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


Our lovely teaching assistants are Ms Campbell and Mrs Hamlett (HLTA).


This term we are going to be covering lots of exciting areas of the curriculum. Please see the school newsletter for termly updates on our curriculum! 


In English, we are currently exploring a romance narrative, The Blue Umbrella. We also use VIPERS to improve our guided reading skills. In maths, we are developing our knowledge surrounding length and perimeter. In science, our topic is currently rocks. Our history topic for this term is Cradles of Civilisation. We are also exploring the development of settlements in geography. In addition, we are reading a variety of Hindu stories in RE. We are currently looking at levers and linkages in DT, and will then be moving on to shell structures. In PE, we are currently focusing on yoga and ball skills. In PSHE, we are focusing on healthy lifestyles and then moving on to e-safety. In computing, we are exploring touch typing and will then be moving on to presenting slides, using Microsoft Power point and Google Slides. Finally, we are focusing on Bob Marley's 'Three little Birds' in music and in Spanish we are currently learning how to describe ourselves and others.


Please see our spring curriculum overview for more information:

Key Weekly Information


PE is every Tuesday and Friday. 

Please ensure children come to school in their PE kits on those days.



Homework is given out on a Friday- paper copies are given out in the children's homework books. It comprises of Grammer Hammer, maths skills check and reading. If you have any questions about the homework, please don't hesitate to contact Ms Gray or Mrs Clarke.


General Information

Each morning, our doors open at 8.45 and children are expected to be in the classroom, ready to learn by 8.55. Our day ends at 3.20.


Please could all children bring in a named water bottle to leave in the class during the day. They should only contain water - not juice. The children are free to drink from these when they need to, and we will take them to PE sessions.


In KS2 there is no funding for fruit and vegetables to be provided at break, so if children would like a piece of fruit or vegetable at break, they will need to bring some from home please. They are welcome to eat this at break to tide them over until lunch.