This Week:

This half term we will be taking part in a whole school project 'The Longest Reign'. This is to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II as our longest reigning monarch and her 90th Birthday.

Each week of the half term we will be exploring each decade that she has reigned. This week we have been exploring Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We will be continuing this as we head into the 2000s next week.



 Homework Due Date: Friday 14th July 2017

This week your homework is to research the year that you were born. You are going to make a poster filled with facts about that year. You might include the top selling song, album, film, historical events or sporting triumphs, did any new technology come out? 

We look forward to seeing your posters next week. 

Maths Homework

 Miss Stace's Group:

Please could you design a 90's based maths game or investigation. There is some assigned Mathletics homework to consolidate multiplicative reasoning. Please practice times tables too!

 Miss Newman's Group: Friday 14th July 2017

Play the 'Make a whole' fraction game. Roll the dice, move your counter. What fraction have you landed on and what fraction do you need to make a whole?

Keep revising your times tables as we will be having a 3, 4 and 8s quiz

Touch Typing

Teaching children to touch type is a great skill to have early on that will save a tremendous amount of time later. It’s great for hand-eye coordination, letter recognition, spelling,  and it’s an effective way to share their thoughts and ideas. Seven is a good age to start and it can be great fun to learn. Dance Mat typing is free and offered by the BBC. Click on this link.


Times Tables

Keep practising your times tables and see if you can complete the grid


Challenge: What is the best time you can complete the times table grid in? 


Can you complete a mixed up times table grid in less than 5 minutes?

 A good practice game: 




A good general website: 


Some fun brain-building activities: 






Reasons to Celebrate:

Celebrating the good weather, our achievements and our friends.

Forensic scientists in training
Forensic scientists in training



It has been noted that there are a number of unhealthy treats finding their way into lunchboxes. If you wish to provide your child with a snack, please ensure that it is fruit or vegetable based as we are a healthy school and would like to promote this.

 A3 Card:

Please could children bring in an A3 size piece of card to be the backing of their 1980's Guess Who Board game. Thanks!


Don't forget: Check your child's book bag for any letters.

 Biscuits and Tissues

Any donations gratefully received. Thank you for your support!



Please do not allow your child to come into school with more than one rubber as this results in swapping and rubbers going missing. Thank you!



Please do not allow your child to bring toys into school as they are a distraction in class and are not allowed on the playground. Also many have gone missing or been broken.



Please read a range of texts at home, including adverts, posters and newspapers. we aim to change books 3 times a week depending on the adult support available, please be patient if we miss the occasional day. In the meantime, please ensure you read and record what your child has read in their reading record daily.



We would like to remind all parents that there is a one pen only rule in Year 3. If your child has their pen licence, they are provided with a pen by their class teacher. If they then wish to bring one handwriting pen from home they may. Please do not allow your child to come into school with more than one pen as this results in swapping and pens going missing. Thank you! 


Additional optional spellings to practice at home. Please click on the link:

First 100 High Frequency words

Next 200 High Frequency Words

Year 3 Spelling List


Topic Vocabulary

coronation monarch duty
reign broadcast carriage
soldier British procession

Adding the suffix 'ment'

Which words can you add the suffix 'ment' to. e.g. enjoy -> enjoyment


The ir sound spelt or after w

worm world work
worth worse password
workshop workers


Words ending in -al

royal gradual medical
tropical formal comical
magical plural vocal
capital animal crystal
signal festival sandal


Can you add the suffix -s and -ly?


Words ending in -el

parcel label vowel
angel tunnel camel
jewel snorkel cancel
level towel squirrel
tinsel travel trowel



seen and scene

sighed and side

wait and weight

hole and whole

new and knew


Words ending in -le

simple apple angle
middle battle triangle
giggle wiggle rectangle
puzzle little cuddle
kettle purple handle


Can you add the suffix -ing, -s and -ed?


Words with the suffix -ness

lateness weakness quietness
madness darkness softness
illness goodness stillness
bitterness sadness kindness
plainness fitness coldness
dizziness jolliness silliness
bossiness sloppiness ugliness
cheekiness giddiness chattiness
sleepiness spiciness stickiness



The ee sound spelt ey


monkey key valley
chimney trolley jockey
money barley kidney
donkey turkey volley
alley honey hockey

Can you add the suffix -s?


Adding the suffix -ness

We can make a noun by adding this suffix.

goodness softness stillness
sadness illness quietness
bitterness madness darkness
foolishness fitness coldness
kindness plainness hardness

Words ending in -il


fossil nostril evil
stencil council peril

Where the s sound makes a zh sound


usual television revision
measure treasure


Can you add any more?

Can you use these words in context?