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All Saints' CE Primary School Alrewas

All Saints' CE Primary School Alrewas

John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust

J. M. Barrie Class

Year 3 

Welcome to Year 3, also known as J M Barrie Class. 

Outlined here are some of the routines and expectations for in Year 3 . We appreciate your support in promoting these and hope that you find this advice helpful and informative. We look forward to the exciting year ahead of us.  All messages and information will be shared with you on this blog page.

This year in Year 3

Class teacher : Mrs Ridley with Mrs Haycock on a Monday

Support staff : Miss Beaumont

You can contact me directly through my email -


I will aim to respond to messages Monday- Friday (8.00am - 5.30pm).


Spring Half Term 2

Foundation Curriculum

Wow, we are truly embracing our new topics of volcanoes in Geography and rocks, fossils and soil in Science.  Our Science table already has so many artefacts!  Our English begins with an in-depth study of diary writing, focusing on Mary Anning and continues with volcano poetry.  We will also be celebrating World Book Day on March 7th, where the children are encouraged to dress as their favourite book character, however  I know Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the staff choice this year.  In DT, we will carefully examining how kites are constructed and will be designing and making our own.  The Easter Story will be the theme for RE this half term and we will be visiting the Methodist church to find out more on March 14th. 


In maths this half term we will continue with length and perimeter and following this fractions.  The children should continue to concentrate on learning the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.  Regular practice at home will help immensely.  If you need TTRockstars login info please just let me know.

Spellings - w/b 26.02.24

Spelling Focus -  Common exception words.


















Our Day

8:45 am: Learning begins! The gate will be open from 8.35am and children may come straight to the classroom from this time ready to start lessons at 8.45am.

12:15 pm: End of morning session.

1:00 pm: Afternoon session begins.

3:15 pm: End of school day. The children have been reminded not to leave school if they cannot see their adult, please inform us if somebody different is collecting your child from school.


Children are expected to read at home on a daily basis and complete 5 reading entries in their reading journal as part of their homework routine. At the start of Year 3 we ask that you share daily reading with your child and we understand that you may want to fill in the reading journal on behalf of your child. Please feel free to record any comments or questions regarding your child’s reading in their diary.

We do ask that children read every night for at least 10 minutes.

The UK government’s Education Research Standards Team tells us, Evidence suggests that there is a positive relationship between reading frequency, reading enjoyment and attainment.”

All children who record 3 entries into their reading journal each week will automatically receive a house-point token for the weekly competition and children who record 5 entries will receive 3 house-point tokens. 

Children are welcome to select books from the class library or choose their own from home. Those who are not quite ready for free reading will continue with the school reading scheme and progress through each stage until they have acquired the skills needed to make the transition. If your child is not a free reader, in addition to their self-chosen book they will also bring home a banded reading book, these will be changed once a week on a Friday. Books should be brought into school every day.


Homework in Year 3 consists of daily reading, weekly spellings and a MyMaths activity.  Spellings will be set on Monday and posted on the class blog page.  A spelling test will be held on a Monday a week after the spellings are set.  A MyMaths activity will be set weekly on a Monday which all children are encouraged to complete.  More great maths practice can be found at BBC Bitesize ;

KS2 free maths game - Primary mathematics skills - Times tables, multiplication, division, algebra, fractions and decimals - BBC Bitesize


Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk) 

Physical Education

The children will be involved in two PE sessions a week. We ask that kit is clearly labelled and worn on that day.  Outdoor PE activities will be on a Monday and indoor PE on a Friday.

PE kit:


Navy jogging bottoms or leggings/shorts.

White t-shirt and  a plain navy sweatshirt/jumper.

Earrings - if your child cannot remove these independently, they should not be worn on PE days.

Long hair should be tied back. 

Break Time Snacks

Children are welcome to bring in a healthy snack for the morning break time. We are a nut free school so please ensure any snacks do not contain nuts. Snacks are not to be shared with other children as there are a number of children with specific food allergies.

All children should bring a school water bottle to school. Water bottles are available from the office for a small fee.


I am looking forward to working with your children this year and cannot wait to get started.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Mrs Ridley