Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Our Topics this term include: The Tudors, Plants and Animals (including Humans). 

In the above links, you can find our 'Welcome to Year 3' powerpoint delivered last year. Also, we have links to helpful Maths, Spellings and Readings websites! Some parents have expressed an interest in the apps we use in school, click the link above to find out more!


We have had a great week. We have learnt more about Macbeth, enjoyed maths outside for Outdoor Learning Week and find out about different types of skeleton. We have also designed a new dress for Queen Elizabeth I.

We have handed out a new spelling sheet for home learning, please see your child's teacher if you have any questions.

We have tested the children on their SMIRFS this week, and many are very close to jumping to the next planet. We have written down what they need to practise to be able to move on. We can see what a difference regular practise is making in their school work so thank you for supporting the children at home.

We had a lovely 'Arts Week', with lots of creativity and effort being put in by all of Year 3! We can't wait to show you what we have created in the art exhibition on Thursday 28th June 5.30-7pm.

Thank you,

Miss Perkins and Mrs Wooldridge.                               



The home-learning tasks that are given each week consolidate work done in school. They should not take up too much time, nor should the children feel any pressure to produce vast amounts of work. As part of our 'Growth Mindset' ethos, we praise effort and are always pleased when children have had a go at completing any home learning tasks. If you or your child are unsure about a task set, or how best to support learning at home, please come and speak to your child's teacher.

Here is the S.M.I.R.F.S letter :

SMIRFS letter


Home Readers

Year 3 have got some lovely new bookcases and could do with a few more books. If you have any age-appropriate books that your child no longer wants, we would love to have them, so please bring them into school!

Please can the children have their PE kits in school on Monday and Fridays.

They will need a named purse for their dinner money please.

Please can all book bags and reading diaries come to school each day.


Many thanks, Miss Perkins and Mrs Wooldridge :)

 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.

  • Please ensure that your child’s uniform, book bag, coat and pack up are clearly labelled. We still have a formidable amount of lost property every term!

  • Reading books and reading diaries should be taken home daily. We can then ensure that children get the satisfaction of sticking with a book and finishing it. We’re happy to give suggestions if it’s tricky to find a book which ‘grabs’ your child.

  • Please put all money for school in a clearly labelled purse.

  • Named water bottles should be in school daily and either taken home every night or at the end of the week.

  • PE is on Monday and Friday. To allow flexibility it would still be useful if P.E. and Games kits could be kept in school all week.  If your child needs to be excused from PE please send them with a note to avoid confusion.


  • Please continue to try to read with your child and/or talk to them about their reading at least three times a week. On top of prediction and summarising, other skills we’ll cover will include looking at structure (headings, sub-headings, captions, introductions and conclusions) as well as spotting past and present tense and formal and less formal language in non-fiction books.

  • Children may change their home readers as soon as they have finished them. They will be reading their guided reading books in school regularly with the class teacher, and so the home readers are there for the children to practise and enjoy.


Children will have a small weekly homework task (Maths or English). In addition, we will continue to set homework projects once every term (topic-based), setting aside time towards the end of each term for the children to share their work with each other.

We are very keen to maintain open communication and a partnership with you. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about please catch us before or after school or make an appointment in advance.

 Miss Perkins and Mrs Wooldridge :)