Year 3 Spellings and Homework for this half term

Dear Parents and Carers,

Homework for Spring 2nd half 2024

KS2-Spelling-Menu Games

Apologies for the lateness of this post – please try to complete as much as you can, over the next couple of weeks, leading up to Easter. Please can children complete any work in the Homework book they have been provided with.

If children would like to take some time over Easter to complete the short foundation project on Greta Thunberg, this is okay, however, any work completed before Easter and by the deadline of the end of Spring term will be awarded bonus house points!

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year 3 Team.

Class 3B Important Messages and Dates

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week, 3B won our in-school competition for registering on time, called ‘Beat-the-Bell’. As a reward, (children in 3B only) can wear MUFTI this Friday (2nd February) – well done everyone!

On Tuesday 6th February, children in 3B will have Beech’s Base in the afternoon, and can come dressed in their Beech’s Base clothing, appropriate for the weather. Please send them in with boots in a bag, and waterproof, warm clothing. They MUST have a change of footwear for the morning session.

Finally, if you have already provided your child with a card backdrop for their Waxwork Museum display work, thank you very much – some of these look amazing already. Children are really excited to show you what they have done in class to add to these. We would be really grateful to those who haven’t if they could find something for their children to present their work on – any large cardboard / large cardboard box to deconstruct will do!

Thank you all for helping with this,

Kind regards,

Mr Butler

Class 3B PE kit needed tomorrow (Thursday 1st February)

Dear Parents and Carers,

Just a quick reminder that PE kits are required on Monday, to be left in school and taken home on Friday. Thank you to all those children who did have their kits today!

Today, five children did not have PE kits in school, which creates a supervision issue,  and also deprives those children of learning new skills / knowledge.

For tomorrow, children will need their PE kit for an extra lesson, with Mr Humphries. Please ensure they have their kit, and are prepared for indoor OR outdoor PE, bearing in mind it is cold outside! (bring joggers and sweatshirt as well, just in case).

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Butler


Year 3 Waxwork Museum Homework and advice

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following several queries, I would like to offer some further clarification regarding our Raising Aspirations project on an inspirational person.

Once selected, children need to do some research about their person, and bring it in. For example, finding out things about:

  • Age, who they are, what they are mainly famous for
  • Early life / childhood
  • Early adulthood
  • Key events in their life
  • Achievements
  • Legacy (what they will be remembered for)
  • Why you look up to them / are inspired by them.

This information should be as notes /bullet points / key information – it doesn’t need to be perfectly formed sentences – we will be working on that in class over the next two weeks, to create a piece of biographical writing.

Children have been asked to bring in a large piece of card if available, about
2ft x 3ft
approximately, if this is available. This will be used to present their work and stick things onto, as per the pictures of previous waxwork museum days we have posted on the school website.

Another thing that would help enormously would be if children could decorate their piece of cardboard at home, possibly with a printed colour picture (s) of their chosen person, but again, this is not essential, just very helpful / kind.

Again, you do not need to stick on the biographical writing at home. This will be done in school, ready for the Waxwork Museum day on Thursday 8th February.

Finally, children have been asked where possible, to come in dressed as their inspirational person. It is absolutely not essential to buy a premade costume for this purpose, although it is your decision to do so. There is NO pressure from school to do this. E.g. old sheets, parent’s shirts, oversized and safety-pinned clothing can be used, or a trip to the charity shop could suffice. Be creative!

Whilst this advice is for Year 3 children, other year groups may find this information useful. I would advise parents and carers of children from other year groups to speak with their teachers before following this advice.

If you have any further queries, please speak with your child’s class teacher before the end of this week. Hopefully, this will be an enjoyable event and motivating and inspiring experience for the children.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year 3 Team.

Year 3 Waxwork Museum information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Hopefully by now, you have already discussed with your child which inspirational figure they are going to dress up as, for the Waxwork Museum day in February, and shared this via the reply slip with your child’s class teacher.

Also, if you have not done so yet, please find time to encourage / assist your child to look up and take notes about their chosen person’s life and achievements, to bring in for Monday’s lessons. This work will form part of our curricular offer next week during English, and should give them a head start in their project.

Finally, if you are able to, please source a large piece of card, ideally about 60cm to 100cm max in size, square or rectangular, which they can use to mount their written outcomes on for display on the day of the museum show. This can be stationary quality, or simply cardboard box quality – it’s your decision. (The examples below are rather large…they don’t have to be like this!)

As always, please contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about this event.

Thank you so much for your support,

The Year 3 Team


Egyptian Day Year 3

Year 3 and all the staff enjoyed a brilliant day with ‘The History Man’, who took us on a comprehensive guided tour of Egyptian life, styles, sculpture, games, food, pastimes, art, culture and fun!

Thank you to all those who put time and effort into organising costumes for their children – they really seemed to enjoy to activities and as always, learn so much from experiences such as this.

Year 3 Egyptian Day tomorrow

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would again like to remind you that this event will be taking place tomorrow and make a further polite reminder to all Year 3 Parents and Carers that if you are able, we would appreciate a voluntary contribution towards the cost of the Year 3 Egyptian Day. This contribution can be made via ParentPay.

Children should come to school dressed in their Egyptian costumes. In the event of bad weather, please put on as much of it as you can, and cover up / bring the rest to fit at school. Some costumes can be rather chilly to wear outside!

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year 3 Team

Year 3 Classroom Equipment

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to politely make a reminder request, if you are able to, that you provide your children with their own stationery, namely a blue Bic biro, a pencil, and a 30cm ruler – preferably not the ‘bendy’ kind.

Obviously we will provide these if this is not possible, but it would really help if you could. Children seem to be getting through an enormous amount of said stationery at the moment!

Thank you once again, for your continued support,

The Year 3 Team.