Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 Teacher: Miss Ratcliffe

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Dignan Smith

 If you have any queries or need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

PE Kits

PE will be on a Friday afternoon. Please send PE kits into school on the first day of term and they can be left in school until half term. Please make sure all PE kit items are named and that the children have suitable outdoor and indoor clothing. Trainers and spare socks are advisable, in addition to pumps.

Pupil Planners

Reading aloud at home should be done at least 5 times per week, even if you only have time to read one or two pages.  Please ensure that you make a note in your child’s planner to let us know how your child is reading. Children can write in their own planners in KS2 as long as a parent confirms this reading at least once per week. Reading books and planners must be brought to school each day. Children will earn vivo stars for having their reading diaries in school and signed, these will be checked each day.

There are a number of information and permission pages within the planner. Can you please ensure that you read through all pages within the first week of school and sign where applicable. You will also find Vivo log in details in your child’s planner.


Homework will be sent out every Friday and returned the following Wednesday. Your child will receive Maths and English based homework when appropriate. If homework is returned on time children will receive vivo stars.

Children will be expected to complete 2 lessons of Reading Plus each weekend and this will be monitored by the class teacher.


From September the cost of a school lunch will be £2.40 and this should be paid on line through parent pay. The menu is available on the school website. 


Children can purchase a healthy snack every day at a cost of 30p per item. Fruit is not available once children enter KS2 so please send your child into school with a healthy snack if they are not going to purchase one from the kitchen.


We teach contextual grammar as much as possible to ensure that grammar knowledge is retained and become sticky. We also use this method to significantly enhance outcomes in extended writing with grammar knowledge being applied more proficiently. Please see our Whole School Grammar Writing Journey to see the writing opportunities that will be covered.