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Miss Austin

I’m Miss Austin, the Year 3 class teacher.
I’m Mrs Shearer. I will be the Year 3 TA each morning.

Mrs Smith will be our midday supervisor and Mrs Dacre will work with some of us during phonics each morning.


I hope everyone had a great half term and enjoyed the sunshine. We are almost there now, only one half term until you’ll be moving up to Y4! Dates for this half term include Sports Day – Weds 16th June, Sponsored walk – Fri 2nd July and transition days – Tues 6th, Weds 7th and Thurs 8th July.

This half term our topic will be ‘Urban Pioneers’- learning all about the city and different environments.  Please find below a link to an overview of the learning we are doing across the curriculum this half term.

term 6 overview – This link will allow you to see the full Year 3 curriculum.

Here is the  long term plan, giving a brief overview of the learning which will be covered in Year 3 over the course of the academic year.

Curriuclum map for year 3

Below you will find pictures and updates of all of the exciting learning that we have been doing in Year 3.


On Friday 14th May, Year 3 and 4 visited Lea Green for a day of adventure and fun. We took part in activities such as bushcraft, low ropes obstacle course and an adventure trail.


We have been making instruments using different vegetables and experimenting to see what sounds they can make.

We designed and made our own chocolate creations.
Spellings; We will be issuing your child with a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s green spelling book which they will bring home each week. Please ensure they are in school EVERY FRIDAY. Take some time to practise these with your child, little and often is best. They can practise them in their spelling book or see the document below for useful ideas/games to practise your spellings.

Times Tables; Each week your child will have a times or divide table to learn. By the end of Year 3 the expectation is that children will know their x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10 tables and the related division facts. The table your child needs to learn each week will be written in their Reading Record along with their other homework. They will be tested every Friday so please ensure children have their small red book in school to stick their test into. Each child has an individual login for an app called Times Table Rockstars where they can practise the table which has been set for that week. If you lose your login details, let me know and I can reissue them.

Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths or English homework on alternate weeks in their CGP booklets. This will always be linked to the learning we have been doing in class. The children will write the page that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing there is a notice board outside of the classroom which is updated each week. If you are finding something on your child’s homework difficult please come and speak to me and I can show/explain the best way to support your child.

Reading; Now that your child is in Juniors we will not be listening to them read on an individual basis as often. However, please be assured we will be monitoring the progress of their reading very carefully through activities such as group reading during ERIC time, comprehension activities during ERIC time and discrete English lessons dedicated to developing reading skills. The expectation is that your child still reads for 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. Your child also has their reading map inside their reading record whereby they can collect rewards and prizes for reading with an adult at home. We will be monitoring how often children are reading at home.

PE Days; Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kit on the appropriate days throughout this half term. Our PE day is Wednesday. The children will have a double session; one hour in the school hall with a dance teacher and one hour at the Leisure Centre with Primary Stars. NO JEWELLERY, FIT BITS ETC TO BE WORN FOR PE LESSONS.

Show and Tell; Each week I will choose one child for Show and Tell. They will bring home a note on a Friday night explaining the task and they can bring in something to share with the class on the following Friday.

School Clubs; At the moment extra-curricular clubs are on hold. We will let you know of any developments with this. We are still offering wraparound care.

Don’t forget to bring a healthy snack of fruit or veg for morning break and a filled water bottle!

Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been learning!



Here is a list of more useful websites and resources to keep you busy:



















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