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Cookley Sebright Primary School

'Developing a love of learning at the heart of the community'

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3


Hello and welcome to Year 3! During this academic year your child will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school.  We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of your child. 



English -  The pupils are taught in class and are usually grouped according to ability. The children will have a weekly spelling rule to focus on and will also be working on the National Curriculum spelling list for years 3 and 4.


Maths - We will follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics. The new standards are higher and we will have high expectations of the children. We will expect ALL of the children to know all of their times tables by the

end of this year (up to 10x10).


Reading diary/Homework - Children are expected to share a book, read, discuss and answer questions about their reading book every night if possible, even if it is for only a few minutes; 4 times a week as a minimum.  Please remember to sign your child’s diary when you listen to them read.  In school, a red sticker will be placed in your child’s diary to show they have read. Once they have read 5 times, a sticker is awarded towards their 10 sticker certificate. Please also use this diary to convey any messages to us if you are unable to catch us in the morning or after school. Usually, Mathematics is set on a Friday to be handed in by the following Thursday at the latest.  English is set on a Tuesday to be handed in by the following Monday. 







PE  - Your child will be participating in PE activities both inside and outside throughout the year.  It is important that the children have jogging bottoms as part of the kit as we intend to continue outdoor sessions throughout the winter.  The children will be taught by Mr Wheeler on a Friday.   The children will have an additional PE lesson on a Tuesday.  Please ensure that long hair is tied back on these days and that ear rings are removed. We also have visiting coaches from time to time so it would make sense to have their PE kit in school at ALL TIMES. (White polo shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers, shin pads and sweatshirt – all named and stored in a bag.)





Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored.It is vital that all the pupils attend school every day.  Holidays in term time are not allowed.  In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence.  Authorised leave for exceptional circumstances may be granted depending on attendance levels during the previous twelve months.




Snacks/Juice -  Children are welcome to bring a carton of fruit juice from home for break time.  We would also encourage the children to bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit or a cereal bar.


Water -  Please feel free to send into class a named water bottle for your child to help themselves to throughout the day.