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  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Mrs Barnes Cricklade Class Teacher
Mrs Dyer Cricklade Class Teacher
Mr Banwell Painswick Class Teacher
Mrs Chamberlain - Teaching Partner
Mrs Lewis - Teaching Partner
Mr Hopkins - Cricklade  Governor
Mr Rozwadowski - Painswick  Governor

Y3 Preparation & Transition


View Our Transition Year 3 2020 Doc


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


Y3 Curriculum

What will Year 3 be learning this year?

We will cover 3 main units this year:

Term 1 & 2 - Digging up the past. A focus on life as a child in the Stone Age.
Term 3 & 4 -  Down on the Farm. We look at different farms across the UK, with a food focus.
Term 5 & 6 - 'We'll meet again.' A focus on WW2 Evacuation.

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 happens twice a week or as needed. Some children will be daily readers with an adult, others will be frequent readers. Reading records should be filled in regularly and children should read daily at home.

Y3 Trips


Will my child be going on any trips this year?

Yes, your child will be going on trips.

Terms 1&2

  • Skills zone – 17th & 18th September 2019

  • Literature Festival – Monday 7th October 2019

  • Wilson Cheltenham 'Stone Age Art' - October 2019

  • Swimming Lessons – Starting in the Autumn term

  • Stone Age to the Iron Age (portals to the past) 11th November 2019

Terms 3&4

  • Cotswold Farm Park - Monday 16th March 2020

Terms 5&6

  • GWR Evacuation - June 2020


Useful Information