Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 3



An Out-of-This-World Christmas

Wednesday 13th December (2pm)

Thursday 14th December (6pm)

As noted in our last letter, Year 3 children do not need specific costumes for the Christmas play, just colourful plain clothing (e.g. a t-shirt and jeans/leggings). Please can the children bring in their clothes (in a named bag) to school for Friday 8th December.

We will keep the clothes in school until after the Wednesday performance.

For the Thursday performance, please can children come to their classroom already dressed in their outfit at 5.45pm.

Thank you,

Miss Perkins and Mrs. Wooldridge.


 Topics for the Autumn Term (2nd half)

Science: Forces and Magnets

Topic: The Romans/Amazing Earth ( Volcanoes)

Art: Italian artists - Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Amedeo Modigliani and Leonardo Da Vinci and Roman Art

Computing: E-Safety and Chrome Book training

DT: Catapults and food technology

French: All about me!

Music: Singing

PE: Ball skills and dance

RE: What is it like to be a Christian in Britain today? Christmas around the world.

Please read the general information below to find out more about the routines in Year 3.                          

 General Information

Please note we are now a NUT FREE SCHOOL, so children cannot bring any nut products to school in their packed lunches. We appreciate you co-operation with this.

Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 17th November: Children In Need - Non-uniform day.
  • Friday 22nd December - Break up for xmas holidays


Miss Perkins teaches in 3P and Mrs. Wooldridge teaches 3W, with teaching assistants Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Reeve.  On Wednesday afternoons Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Dixon teach the Year 3 classes.  Mrs. Nicholson teaches in 3W every Monday. 


Children will take part in guided reading activities every day in school, with at least two adult-led sessions a week.  Home readers are free choice and for the children's pleasure and enjoyment. Children can bring in books from home, and are encouraged to independently change their book when needed. Please use the reading diary to let us know how your child is getting on at home.

Home-Learning Tasks

In addition to reading we will send home tasks which support our work in English and Maths or Topic.  We will send home spelling homework each week.

 PE and Forest Schools

Our PE days are Mondays and Tuesday.  We plan to get outside as much as possible for PE or activities, such as Golden Mile,  so please could you send in a pair of outside PE shoes/trainers if you haven’t already.  As the weather gets colder you may also wish to send in jogging bottoms and an extra jumper.

Everyday Items

Please bring in bookbags, a water bottle and coat every day.  We will send home book bags each evening.  Children do not need to bring a pencil case, however they may be brought in and can be used for some afternoon activities (and need to be small enough to fit in drawers!).

Medicines and Illness

Please ask at the office if you have any queries regarding medicines or need to update your child’s healthcare plan.  Please remember to leave 48 hours clear of sickness/diarrhoea before returning to school.


As we don't check bookbags, please let your child know if there is a letter or slip that they need to hand to their teacher in the morning.  Thank you.

As always, if you have any queries or concerns please come and talk to us, or send in a note or email to the office.  

                                   Many thanks,

                                             The Year Three Team