Year 3 - Miss Donkin

  • Reading books are sent home daily and we encourage children to read at home as often as possible. If they read at home 12 times and have their reading book signed each time, they will receive a certificate in assembly. They should read their reading book where possible, but should also read other suitable reading materials e.g. books they have at home.


    In Year 3 children are encouraged to access Times Tables Rock Stars to practise their times tables.

    Children are also expected to practise their spellings daily. Spelling Shed has a selection of games the children can play using their logins, which have their weekly spellings on.

  • We have P.E on Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school. PE can be either indoor or outdoor.

    Your child will need a white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls or trainers for indoor and jogging bottoms and a jumper or sweatshirt for outdoor PE as well as suitable gym shoes.

    This half term we are doing athletics and dance.



  • Spring 1

    Group 1 – Y3 spellings

    Week 2: myth, gym, enough, famous, hymn, crystal, system, typical, symbol, syrup

    Week 3: Fruit, group, ache, echo, chemistry, school, Christmas, stomach, technical, chord

    Week 4: information, registration, sensation, situation, nation, preparation, guard, guide, vibration, duration

    Week 5: measure, mixture, treasure, texture, temperature, picture, nature, adventure, heard, heart

    Week 6: Recap of previous term spelling patterns. Words ending with sound /shun/ spelt like tion and sion


    Group 2 – Phase 5 spellings

    Week 2: rain, bacon, tray, eight, bake, chain, April, today, sleigh, made

    Week 3: sweet, sea, theme, donkey, funny, he, chief, tree, team, even

    Week 4: high, find, pie, fly, time, night, child, tie, dry, like

    Week 5: flew, glue, tune, uniform, true, threw, unicorn, mule

    Week 6: day, may, say, play, clay, about, cloud, sprout, proud, sound


  • Reading

    • Reading with your child every day is the best thing you can do to help them.
    • Read to them and let them follow along.
    • Listen to them read. Just a few minutes every day helps. They can read any appropriate text they wish, whether that is their school book, their own book, or a newspaper.
    • Ask them questions! This helps them understand what they have read which is a very important skill.  


    • Your child will be given a spelling list each week. The weekly spellings can be practised on paper or the children can practise saying each letter out loud to you.
    • Practising each day helps the most but every little bit counts!
    • Check your child knows what each word means (This will be discussed on a Monday at school so don’t worry if they are unsure.)
    • Challenge your child to write their spelling words in a sentence.

    Times Tables

    • Encourage your child to log in to their Times Tables Rock Stars account if they are allowed internet access.
    • Practise saying the times tables! Sing them, whisper them, shout them (perhaps not late at night!) – it all helps!
    • Test them on a few calculations at a time e.g. in one week you might only focus on 1 x 3 = 3, 2 x 3 = 6 and 3 x 3 = 9

    Useful Websites

    Online lessons –

    Times table rock star –

    Maths resources –

    Oxford Owl reading –

    Spelling shed –

    See saw log in –

    Online Resources –

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