Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 page. Here you will find useful information about our termly curriculum, PE days, homework expectations and useful websites.

year 3

Our 2019/20 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 3 curriculum (Website)

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

CLICC– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Our Learning

Meet our Teachers

Miss Wells – Progress and Attainment Lead


Mr Oliver – Class Teacher


Miss Huskins – Class Teacher


Physical Education

We would like children to have their full PE kit in school every day including trainers. We will send PE kits home every half term. PE

Our PE days are-

Castle – Wednesday (Inside) and Friday (Outside)

Grange – Thursday (Outside) and Friday (Inside)

Denzil – Wednesday (Outside) and Thursday (Inside)

Spelling Homework

We use a spelling scheme across the whole school (No Nonsense Spelling) which means that all children in Year 3 will learn the same spelling pattern.

Times Tables

Please continually practise your child’s times tables with them over the year. May we remind you of the government expectation that children should know all times tables up to x 12 by the end of Year 4. With this in mind, it is important children consolidate their learning regularly at home in order to meet age related expectations.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.

There is also a homework club on a Tuesday.

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s homework. If you do have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to one of us directly.

Autumn 2019

Year 3 have settled really well into life at Netley Abbey Junior School, it seems like we have always been here! We have all made some new friends and learnt so much already!

In English, we have been learning how to write instructions. Our safety instructions on how to cross the road will help us cross the road safely in the future. We have been reading the Hodgeheg by Dick-King Smith in Guided Reading which is told by the baby hedgehog Max. We can’t wait to find out if he finds a safe way to cross the road too.

Look out for our next update on our learning and upcoming trip.

Recommended Reads

Many parents have asked if we can recommend age-appropriate challenging texts for their child.

Below are links to two book lists of ‘recommended reads’ which are suitable for Year 3 Readers and for More Able Readers:

SLS Booklists Able Readers at KS2

Year 3 Book list

Grammar Guide for Parents

This useful guide is an excellent tool when helping children with their homework or revising key grammar vocabulary:

A Parents_Guide to grammar

Spring 2020

In the first half of the Spring term, Year 3 have done lots of exciting learning.

In English we looked at the author called Anthony Browne. His books are very creative and we found that he quite often had hidden pictures in his drawings. We enjoyed the story called The Tunnel, The Zoo and Voices in the park.

Our History this term was based Stone age to Iron age. We could not believe how different life was back then! We finished our unit with a Stone age day where we dressed up. We enjoyed lots of different activities. Our particular favourites were making Stonehenge out of biscuits and drawing a story in the dark! IMG_1639IMG_1652In Art we used different mediums to collage a roundhouse. We used natural things, paper and material. It was really tricky to use what we had to make each part look different.

In the Summer term, our learning looked a lot different and we all worked hard from home. We showed our teachers our learning on Seesaw and they could see what we had been doing. We have also done lots of different learning at home. It certainly made a change!

Summer term in school

The keyworker children in year 3 and 4 have been enjoying their days with children and adults they may not have normally been grouped with. In the mornings, our bubbles have explored J.K. Rowling’s new book “The Ickabog” and tried drawing pictures for her competition. In the afternoons, we have enjoyed taking part in lots of different arts and crafts activities, including origami and optical illusion drawing. Throughout the day, we have worked hard to keep the skills we have learnt this year fresh by writing stories and tackling maths challenges. We have been making sure we go outside and play games on the field as much as possible, demonstrating the value resourcefulness to work out the different games we can play with the equipment. During the week, we have opportunities to spend time in the pond area and build our communication skills in the ball games we play in the SMUGA. Although it’s a lovely place to be, we look forward to having everybody back as soon as is safe!