Willow Tree Primary School

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Year 3





Spring Term 2024


Welcome back to school, we hope you have all had a lovely, happy and healthy break from school and are ready to return to class. Once again we have a busy term ahead of us! 

If there are any problems, concerns or worries please come and have a chat with us or make an appointment via the office. We are always happy to meet with you!

Year 3 Team

Mrs Dickinson

Mrs Sullivan

Mrs Wilson


On our site you will find lots of information about Year 3 and our curriculum for this term!


Our PE days are now on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Children need to come to school dressed in their PE kits on these days If they are attending an after school sports club the children will need to wear their uniform and change into their PE kits after school


Water Bottles

Children can bring a water bottle to school to drink in class but we ask that there are no fizzy drinks or juice. We will send water bottles home each night to be re-filled for the following day. Please make sure your child's bottle is labelled.


Break Times

You may choose to send your child with a healthy snack or one can be purchased from our Snack Shack on the day. 



Reading books will be sent home each day for your child to enjoy and their reading record will need to be signed each time that they read with you. Remember - they need to read at least 3 times per week (and have their diaries signed!) to achieve the GAIN award! 


In our daily Steps to Read sessions we will be looking at a range of information books, poetry and stories, 

Reading is such an important life skill and we would really like your help in supporting your child  with reading at home. All children will be given a reading book to share and enjoy and a reading diary will be provided to record and sign. It is really important that your child reads regularly at home and that the reading diary is signed to ensure your child is on track to achieve the GAIN Award and rewards planned each term.  

We will be sharing a class story each day and will also be making good use of our time in our new library with each week to promote and foster a culture of reading for pleasure!


Remember - those who read...succeed!


We will continue to follow our daily writing programme 'Read to Write' as we explore 'The Rhythm of the Rain'. We will be focusing on writing a setting narrative . 

We are really starting to see how the Spellingframe programme is helping the children to learn key spelling patterns.

There are some excellent games to play!


You can access this using the link below and using your child's login details



Also, find below the list of Statutory Spellings for Y3/4. All children should be aiming to spell all of these words by the end of Y4. 

The focus of this half-term will be on multiplication and division

This vital part of the maths curriculum will be helped so much by continued learning of the multiplication tables and support with this outside of school is very much appreciated. By the end of Year 3, children should be able to recite the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x.

'Times Tables Rock Stars' is an excellent way to engage the children in learning their times tables and also 'Hit the Button' is an excellent timed game and lot's of fun! You can log onto Times Tables Rock Stars with your child's login details, so please ask for these if you do not already have them.


Useful Links - Click on them and have lots of fun!





Rocks and Light

In our Rocks topic the aims are that:

In our Light topic the aims are that:

Let's learn about Rocks, Relics and Rumbles!




 Computing Title Display Lettering 

In computing this term, we are going to be Online Detectives'. This topic concentrates on advanced searching of the internet. As always we focus on online safety alongside social media safety

A useful link for parents regarding this topic has been attached below for your information





In art we will be looking at Amonite Art , focusing on fine skills development and drawing


PE will now be on a  Wednesday and Thursday each week. On these days, children will need to come to school in their PE kits. 


This term we will be developing our skills for Invasion Games


We will explore Christianity this half term and will be answering the key question:


What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?


Your child will be set homework each week . This is set every Friday and will be due in the following week. Please ensure that your child completes the weekly homework tasks.



Times Tables Rock Stars: Play

 Homework consists of:


  • Times Tables practise (TT Rockstars)
  • A maths activity
  • Reading 
  • Spelling practise (set on Spelling Frame) 

Wellbeing — Broad Square Primary

Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. Parents and carers, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact us.


 the Y3 Team