Welcome to Year 3!

On this page you will find all the information that you need about what’s going on in Year 3.

Welcome to Year 3 Letter:

Welcome to Year 3 Letter 2021

The link below will take you to our frequently asked questions for children starting part way through the year in KS2:

New starters – KS2 – Frequently asked questions

Year 3 Welcome Video

Please follow the link to watch our Welcome to Year 3 video: https://youtu.be/mkHA6vyWiws

Mrs Orford

Class Teacher 3AO

Mr Morris

Class Teacher, 3DM

Miss Chester

Teaching Assistant

Geraldine Pollock co-opted governor at Bowerham School

Mrs Pollock

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Austin

Teaching Assistant

Ms Young

Teaching Assistant


All your child’s homework can be found on Showbie in the green homework folder.

Task Homework – This is a task that the children will need to complete. This will be linked to prior learning or to support the children in their learning for that week.

Often the task homework will be something for you to do (a task) or to talk through rather than written work that needs handing in. However, if is does need handing in, it can be submitted in a variety of ways depending on what suits the tasks. You can choose how you would like to submit it.

  • Children can complete the homework on paper and hand a physical copy in to the teacher (if they are not isolating), alternatively they can take a photograph of their work and upload it to Showbie.
  • The could also complete their homework on Showbie using the annotation tools.
  • They could use different software e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint etc and upload the document from their computer to Showbie.

Just talk – This will be sent home on a Thursday for the children to talk about. The children will complete their Just Write the following week.

Spellings – Each child will be set new spellings on a Friday. These words will be linked to the year 3 and 4 spelling list. The children will complete the spelling quiz (test) the following Friday during our assessment morning.

MyMaths – Children will be set a new MyMaths challenge each Thursday.

Reading – Ideally, we would like the children to be reading regularly at home either with their physical book or on Bug Club. We are now using a blended approach for reading.

The Year 3 Curriculum

Please click on the link below for  key documents which will give you as a parent or carer an overview of what our Year 3 pupils will be learning this year and the skills that they will need to develop.

Click here to find out more about each topic and, as ever, if you have any questions about your child’s learning then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



Year 3 children are to be dropped off at the pupil entrance and the children will enter school via the Year 3 cloakroom door, where a member of staff will be there to meet them. The pupil entrance gates will be open from 8:30am, this is to help children arrive in a steady stream and support social distancing. Teaching begins at 8:40 am and the Year 3 cloakroom door will be shut. After this time, please take your child to the school office.

We would ask that you encourage your child to be independent when coming in to school. It is very important for your child’s development for them to be able to take responsibility for themselves and their own property.

At the end of the day, Year 3 children are collected from the main playground. Our school day finishes at 3:05pm. We ask parents collecting children from Year 3 to stand behind the red line. We work with a “hands up” collection system. Your child will not be sent to an adult collecting until a member of staff has seen who is there to collect. If someone different is due to collect your child please indicate so in the communication diary.

At least 1 member of the staff will be available at the beginning and end of each day to answer any questions that you may have.  Any of the staff will be able to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate person.  If you wish to make an appointment to see the teachers, this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of the Key Stage 2 team.

PE Day

In year 3 the PE Day is on a Tuesday. Please come to school wearing your full PE kit – you can find a list of uniform here.