Year Three

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Welcome to Year Three

In Year Three we aim to follow these three rules: Do the right thing, always do your best and show other people that you care.

Meet the Teaching Staff

Year 3 is the first year in Key Stage 2. In Year 3 the children will be taught by:

  • Mr Purrington
  • Mrs Shaw

The children will receive additional support from:

  • Mrs Knowles
  • Mrs Jones
  • Mrs Furmage-Archer


Our homework projects are due in before the end of each half term and the children can do one or as many projects as they would like Summer 1 – Learning Challenge Questions to parents Summer 1 – Learning Challenge Questions to parents. Additional tasks may be added on the learning platform ‘I am Learning’, which at present is optional, but great fun!

Robin Hood – A hero or a villainLearning Questions

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Learning Challenge

This half term the children will delve into the local history of our village. Making observations on how the village has changed over the past 150 years. The children will also learn more about our local legend Robin Hood and consider whether he truly was a hero or a villain.

Later I the half term the focus will shift from local history to science, where the children will learn about light and shadows. Solving the question – Is your shadow bigger than Little Johns?

Our topic learning will conclude with a court battle to decide whether Robin Hood was a hero or a villain.

School Diary

Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.

Reading is Fundamental.  In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.

Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.

Physical Education

PE is every Wednesday mornings.  We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. This should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy shorts (indoor PE)
  • Plimsolls/trainers
  • Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)

Also as you will be aware for the children’s second PE session for the remainder of the Summer Term we will be going swimming. This will be on Monday mornings, children should be at school for no later than 9:40 and should bring:

  • Short swimming trunks or full body costume.
  • A towel and a bag
  • Swimming goggles (If children have returned the appropriate goggle consent form)


Additional Information

As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, or if you just want to look at the children’s work on display. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!

Year Three Gallery

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School