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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!

Meet the Team


Mrs Pacey - Raccoon Class Teacher (Monday - Wednesday)

Mrs Argent - Raccoon Class Teacher (Wednesday - Friday)

Miss Wain - Meerkat Class Teacher

Miss Haywood - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bailey - Teaching Assistant

Miss Pearson - Teaching Assistant

 Mrs Howes and Mrs Pounder - PPA Cover Teachers

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the spring term!

We hope you have had a safe and happy winter break.

We can't wait to get stuck in to 2019 with lots of exciting learning. 



Year 3 – Dates for your Diary


Monday 7th January – INSET DAY

Tuesday 8th January – Back to School

Friday 15th February – Last Day of Term



How you can help your child at home…



Please support your child in completing their weekly homework and choosing one of the additional activities on the homework grid to complete. The homework can be completed in any order and may be brought into school for us to see if you wish.



  • Reading with your child at least 3 times a week. Please remember to write in their Reading Diary too. Use their targets at the front of their Reading Diary as a focus for your reading together. 
  • Practise weekly spellings and Year 3 key words.
  • It would be great if you could do some research, in a library or online, about lighthouses.



  • Take opportunities to discuss and use money together. Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s etc, adding coins together and finding change will really support the children’`1ds learning.
  • Encourage your children to practise their 3, 4 and 8 times tables, you can find lots of fun, free games at Please encourage your child to use TTRockstars! Their login and username is on the back of their communication diary.
  • As we will be focusing on multiplication and division, grouping and sharing objects would support the children’s learning.

What are we learning about this week?

WC 21.1.19



* Please continue to collect materials that would be useful to create lighthouses.

For example, pringles tubes, kitchen rolls, cereal boxes, small transparent tubs etc. *


This week in maths we will continue to look at multiplication and division.


We be looking at different methods of calculating problems where 2-digit numbers are multiplied by 1-digit numbers and problems where 2-digit numbers are divided by 1-digit numbers.


We will be concentrating on using concrete objects to support our calculations and drawing representations of our workings.


Watch the videos below to support your learning.

Multiplying: 2 digits times 1 digit

Multiplying: 2 digits times 1 digit (with carrying)


You have all been given your Time Tables Rock Stars login this week.

Make sure that you log on using lowercase letters!

There will be a leader board on your maths wall to show who has collected the most coins this week!

Good luck Rock Stars!





This week we will be looking at traditional poetry.


We will look at the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson, who was born in 1850 to a family of lighthouse engineers.


You can read some his poetry here:


Most of his poems rhymed. Maybe you could create a mind map of rhyming words linked to light, lighthouses, the sea, boats etc. in your homework books. You may find them useful when we begin to write our own poetry.

What are we Learning About This Half Term?

Picture 1


Homework 1

Homework Links:

Letters Home and Information

Year 3 National Curriculum

Useful websites to practise your maths skills: