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  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
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Year 3


Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 1 Mrs Barnes - Twigworth Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 3 2 Mrs Dyer - Twigworth Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 3 3 Miss Fowler - Prestbury Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 3 4 Mrs Watts - Teaching Partner
Welcome to Year 3 5 Mrs Lewis - Teaching Partner

What do we hope children can do as learners before Year 3?

We acknowledge that Year 3 is big step for some children.

  • Be curious- formulate own questions to classmates and teachers

  • Understand the importance of taking turns and sharing

  • Find solutions when conflicts arise

  • Change reading book independently

  • Change independently for PE, with the exception of top button and tie

  • Write first name and surname correctly

  • Stick sheets into their book neatly

  • Begin to use DUMTUMS – Write own date and WALT in cursive script

  • Become increasingly independent and wish to become more involved with school, hobbies, sporting activities and friendships

  • Have well-developed coordination and be keen to show off physical abilities

  • Be able to take turns and play cooperatively

  • Be keen to form strong bonds with others and be supportive of classmates

  • Possibly begin to take life more seriously and may begin to worry more


What will Year 3 be learning this year?

We will cover 3 main units this year:



Which days will Year 3 have PE?

Year 3 will have PE on a Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday every week. Please make sure all children have all of the correct PE kit with them on these days – indoor and outdoor kits.


When do Year 3′s reading records have to be handed in to the teacher?

In year 3, the children are expected to change their books themselves and this can happen every day (or as needed). Some children will be daily readers with an adults, others will be frequent readers so read with up to three times a week. Reading records should be handed in on a Thursday, but every day if possible so that we are able to read with your child.


Will my child be going on any trips this year?

Yes, your child will be going on trips.

Terms 1&2

  • Wilson Cheltenham ‘Stone Age Art’ – TBC Early OCT

  • Stone Age to the Iron Age (portals to the past) 2nd December

  • Skills zone – 26th September

  • Literature Festival – 12th October

  • Waitrose – 22nd November

  • Swimming Lessons – Starting week beginning 2nd October


Other useful information about Year 3

Curriculum Map