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Year 3S


Welcome to Year 3!

We hope you've had a fantastic summer and are excited to be back in school! We can't wait to get going with all the fun things we have planned for you all. 


At Shavington, we use all use our learning muscles, and we do this in many different ways! 

We are resilient rhinos - never giving up and making sure that we we work as hard as we can, even when it gets tricky.

We are resourceful beavers - using resources in and around the classroom to help with our learning and support us in lessons.

We work together as ants - helping and supporting each other whenever we can.

We are reflective tortoises - we look back on achievements and learn from our mistakes.


Adults that will work in our class this year:

Miss Simms (Class Teacher)

Miss Hulse (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Eden (Teaching Assistant)

Mr G (PE Coach)


Autumn Term: 

Our topic this term is called 'Marvellous Maps'. We will be looking at different compass points, learning about countries and cities in Europe (and beyond) and even mapping some routes across different countries and continents. 


In English this term, we will be looking at the book 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman.



In Guided Reading lessons, we will be focusing on 'The Sea Book' by Charlotte Milner.



This Year:

Year 3 will have a class author that we will focus on through out the year. This year it will be David Walliams. We will be learning a little about David Walliams and diving into as many books as possible. We will also be basing some of our art and writing around his books.

Our first book is...Gangsta Granny! 


Important Information:

  • PE days this year are Monday and Wednesday- please come prepared for PE with appropriate footwear and a T-shirt of your team colour.
  • If children are bringing a snack for break time, please make sure it is either a piece of fruit or a healthy snack bar.
  • Times tables will be a focus for us this year as by the end of year 4, we need to know them up to and including 12x12. While the end of Year 4 is a while away, we want to prepare the children as best we can. This isn't just for the national assessment at the end of the year 4, but also because maths from this point relies on having a secure times tables knowledge and it comes into a lot of lessons. When you are practising at home, its really important you know your times tables out of order, not just in order. - a great website to help!



Many thanks for your continued support

Miss Simms

Water Bottles

All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.


Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.


The children will be given weekly spellings on a Monday and tested on the following Monday.

I will upload a copy of the list of words to the 'Spellings' tab found at the top of our class page. 


Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts, team coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.