Year 3

Welcome To Year 3



  • Sabreena Bhawon, Teacher 3B
  • Aneen Nicholas, Teacher 3N

Teaching Assistants

  • Nita Shah

We hope that you had a lovely Christmas break. Welcome to the spring term where we look forward to the continuing partnerships between home and school.

Spring Letter 2023

Y3 Spring POS New Curriculum 2023

Y3 Spring Overview 2023

Recommended books for Year 3

Year 3 and 4 spelling list


Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. We prioritise reading at Nelson School and have very carefully chosen the texts your child will study this term. We focus on word reading to develop fluency and comprehension skills using a system called VIPERS. VIPERS stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and sequence or summarise.
In Year 3, we will start by looking at Matilda by Roald Dahl and The Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne Fine.

Curriculum Highlights

Our topic this term is ‘A Time for Reflection’. This will form an important aspect of our English, maths and science this term, encouraging children to reflect on their work as part of ‘Building Learning Power’. As part of this topic we will be investigating reflections, light and mirrors in Science.
We will discover all about the Ancient Romans, with an exciting workshop on Wednesday 22nd February. Children are invited to dress up, perhaps as Roman gladiators, Queens, Emperors or a Celt. Please do not feel you need to buy any costumes as homemade costumes can easily be created. We will send some inspiration nearer the time.
After half term, we will be learning about the different weather around the world, in particular looking at different climate zones; learning about the water cycle and how we can have a positive influence on saving water.
You can find out more information about our spring term learning by looking at the overviews and programmes of study on the website.

Updates and Reminders

Morning routine – School gates open at 8.35am. Children can come straight into the classroom. Registers will be taken at 8.40am.
Snacks – Children may choose to bring their own fruit/vegetable snack which can be eaten during morning break. Please remember we are a healthy and nut free school.
Medication – Please ensure that your child’s teacher has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.
P.E – Our P.E. days will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kits and trainers on these days and will remain in these all day. A reminder that if children are wearing earrings these should only be studs and not hoops. Stud earrings will be covered with tape during PE lessons for safety. Long hair must be tied up at all times including during PE.

Home Learning

We ask that children spend around 15 minutes reading each day. Spelling homework will be sent home on a Wednesday and we ask for it to be returned on a Monday. We will continue to have access to Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars and ask that children try to complete 5 minutes of TTRS every day. All these login details can be found in your child’s Reading Record. Alongside these activities, children will receive a home learning grid at the start of each half term which includes a range of activities to complete. Although the activities are optional, we do encourage the children to complete as many as they can. The home learning grid can be found in their homework books.

Key Dates

3B & 3N Assembly Friday 20th January
3N Cake Sale Friday 10th February
Roman Workshop Wednesday 22nd February
3B Cake Sale Friday 24th February
World Book Day Thursday 2nd March
Science Week Monday 13th March

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working alongside you this term.

The Year Three Team
Miss Bhawon and Miss Nicholas


Reflection Videos

2020-21 Summer

2020-21 Autumn

2020- Summer

2020- Spring

2019-20 – Autumn Term

2018-19 – Summer Term 1

2018-19 – Spring Term 2

2018-19 –Spring Term 1