Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

We are incredibly excited about continuing our journey together at Harden Primary School now that we are at the start of our KS2 journey. We are excited for all the new opportunities and experiences that we have and all the memories we will make and share together. We will be developing our English and Maths skills further and we will develop further into independent and inquisitive learners.


Staff in Year 3

The children in Year 3 are taught by Mr Kendall and the class is supported by Mrs Potter.

Mr Kendall

Mr Kendall                                 Mrs Potter

Useful Information


PE lessons after Easter will take place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Please remember to send your child in their PE clothes on these days. The children will be learning dance skills and playing team games like tag rugby.


Changing Reading Books

Reading books will be changed once a week. Your child’s book will only be changed if it is evident that they have read to an adult. Books will be changed during ERIC time (Everyone Reading in Class) and this will be done on a rolling programme through the week. Please ensure your child has their reading record and reading book in school with them every day.

The children will visit the school library on Wednesdays and this book can be an additional source of reading during ERIC time or a book that they wish to bring from home.


Each week we suggest that there are three activities to be done at home that support the work we are doing in school.

Number Zumba-

This is a ‘learn by heart target’ that is personalised to your child. This is number target your child needs to work on and will be tested on it in class. If your child is successful in their test then they move on to another target within that colour band. Once all the targets within a colour band are achieved they will change colour band. This is a fun, energetic and fast paced session in school and so quick recall is a very important.

There are a number of ways you can support your child:

recalling them in the car/ writing them out in a different order/ writing them in chalk/ post it notes



This is a list of spellings/ high frequency words that your child needs to be able to write confidently in order to be able to apply it to their every day writing. As well as know the word in isolation, it is also very important that they can write their spellings in the context of sentence writing – so it is worth dictating the words in the context of a familiar sentence, e.g. if the word is ‘some’, you could dictate, “I have some sweets.”

There are a number of ways you can support your child:

making the words out of magnetic letters/ chalking the words/ writing them on post it notes/ playing splat/ hiding the word/ making silly sentence with the word in…. speak to a member of the class team if you require some fresh ideas!



We encourage that you read with your child at least 3 or 4 times a week reading the leveled reading book sent home from school.

Can you find… the title? the author ? the front cover…?
If your child has previously read the book, show them the front cover and ask them to retell the story in their own words.

Support them with questions like:
What happened next? Can you remember why that happened?
Looking at the front cover- What do you think this book is about? What do you think might happen?
Make sure to ask children the meaning of a new word in a book. Can you tell me what that word means?

Encourage your child to make links between the words and pictures.
Can you point to the illustration of the … Talk about the feelings of the characters as the story progresses. Encourage more ambitious vocabulary than ‘happy’ and ‘sad’. Suggested words: upset, worried, anxious, excited, sleepy, angry, How do they feel? How does that make them feel? How would you feel if that happened to you?

Ask your child to make predictions before turning a page or at the end of the story. What do you think is going to happen? Why?
What do you think they do next?


Curriculum Update



19/06/17     Nell Bank Trip Letter – click here

05/05/17     Birds of Prey Workshop Letter – click here

04/05/17     Curriculum Letter – click here

24/01/17     Curriculum Letter – click here

26/09/16     Slides from the Curriculum Evening – click here

16/09/16     Curriculum Letter – click here