Year 3 2021 - 2022


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Year 3's Christmas Songs video

For our Christmas songs this year, we have decided to sing It was on a Starry Night and Shine. We decided on Shine as the lyrics reflect the schools ethos on promoting a positive mental attitude and always trying your very best.


Christmas Jumper Designs

Year 3s for Christmas Jumper Day have designed their own Christmas Jumpers and we have hung them on our washing line.

Christmas Jumpers

Santa Dash

For Christmas this year, the children took part in Santa Dash thanks to Mr Burke. We started off with Bobsleigh where we simulated racing down the icy track on our chairs along to a video. We then had a game of Reindeer Round Up where Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves had to catch the escaped reindeers before christmas. We then had to do as many jumps as we could in 1 minute in a game of Christmas Jumper. Finally, we searched for 24 Santa cards hidden all around the playground, as quickly as we could!


Bobsleigh Challange


Bobsleigh Challange


Bobsleigh Challange


Reindeer Round Up



Christmas Jumper


Santa Search


Year 3 Transition

Year 3 starts the transition into KS2 which can be a very different experience for some children.  Children are led towards a change in curriculum expectations, as well as a change in mindset, now accessing a classroom at the opposite of the school, where the 'older' children are taught.  Year 3 children access a different playground, therefore a period of transition takes place at the beginning of the year to settle children in to their new routines. 

Children tend to flourish and mature in Year 3 which is a truly magnificent thing to encounter as a teacher.


This Weeks Learners of the Week


All of our children are superstars! They have been working so hard.

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This week our star pupils are ... 

Nicole Kortava

Ethan Newsom


You have shown great resilience and worked extremely hard in class.

Well done!

Year 3's Harvest Festival video


Meet the Team

Y3B - Mrs Bickerstaffe - Head of Lower Key Stage 2 and Class Teacher

Y3S - Miss Sheraton - Class Teacher

Miss Dean - 1:1 Teaching Assistant 



A Typical Day in Year 3

8:50 - In the classroom ready to start

8:50 - 9:05 - Registration and Morning Maths Task (Countdown)

9:05 - 10:05 - Novel Study

10:05 - 10.55 Maths

10.55-11.10 - Break

11.10 - 11.20 Finish Maths Mastery

11:20 – 11.40 - Grammar Meeting

11.40- 12.00 - Phonics

12.45 - 1:15 - Maths Meeting/Handwriting

1:15 - 2:45 - Cornerstones (Topic) / Science

2:45 - 3.00 - Class read

3:00 - Home Time


Please continue to bring your P.E kits in on Monday and take them home on Friday so that you have them for the entire week.


Year 3 E-Safety Lessons

Gooseberry Planet - Street

As we are spending more time online at home than we might normally, our online safety curriculum is as important as ever! We complete two lessons each half term. We will inform you when these have been completed so that you can log on to your child's account so they can play the reinforcing game. You will be able to print off a certificate after these.


Home Learning

In Year 3, we encourage an increased degree of independence. Pupils are expected to complete the home learning that has been sent home for the whole of the half term. Home learning is to be completed by the deadline, which is usually the last Wednesday of the half term before the holidays. 

Spellings were send out in the parent information pack. Initially, we are focussing on the Year 1/2 spellings up to Christmas. These will be tested during the final week of the term. After Christmas, we will be focussing on the Year 3/4 spellings in preparation for the annual spelling bee!

Pupils are expected to read 5 times a week at home. 

Pupils will be sent home with 15 weekly spellings on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday. Spelling scores will be recorded in pupils diaries by their class teacher.

This weeks spellings are:

1.  musician 6. politician 11. said
2. electrician 7. because 12. where
3. optician 8. could 13. thought
4. magician 9. can't 14. through
5. mathematician 10. you're 15.  though


There are two sets of online learning which need completing weekly. These are Maths with Parents and The links to these can be found below.

Maths with Parents 

Maths with Parents


Further learning activities can be found at the Oak National Academy
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Richmond Hill Primary Academy

Melton Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN57SB

01302 782421


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