Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 3



We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

School resumes: Tuesday 8th January


Spring Term

You can see our new topics listed below. This term, we're really focusing on reading, spelling and key Maths facts. The Year 3/4 statutory words are in available via the link above.

 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 predicting and summarising, other skills we’ll cover will include looking at structure (headings, sub-headings, captions, introductions and conclusions) as well as discussing why the author chose certain words and for what effect.

Please use the planners as a means of tracking what your child is reading.  We are encouraging children to be independent learners by completing this themselves on the days where they may not read with an adult.

Topics for the Spring term

Science: Rocks

Topic: 'Is it Fair?' (Rainforests)

Art: Linked to topic work

Computing: Powerpoint presentations and searching the internet.

DT: Dioramas

PE: Tuesdays and Fridays: Dance and Hockey



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

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.


Miss Perkins teaches in 3P and Mrs. Nicholson and Mrs. Hall teach in 3N, with teaching assistants Mrs. Wallace, Miss Dann and Mrs. Whitfield.  On Wednesday afternoons, Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Hall teach the Year 3 classes.  


Children will take part in guided reading activities every day in school. 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 Tuesdays.  We plan to get outside as much as possible for PE or activities, such as Golden Mile,  so please could ensure your child's PE kit is in school everyday, including trainers.  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