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St Paul's Church of EnglandPrimary School

'Love God, Love Ourselves, Love Others, Love Learning'

Year 3 - Penguins

 Welcome to Year 3 Penguins! 


Year 3 Penguins Staff

Mrs. Hawkins - class teacher

Mrs. Hussain - teaching assistant

Mrs. Lewer - cover teacher



Year 3 Penguins will participate in two P.E lessons each week, sometimes supported by our Sports Coach Mr. Ashraf. Our P.E lessons will be taught on a Wednesday and a Thursday, therefore all children will be expected to have their full P.E kit in school on these days. 


I would advise that your child brings their P.E kit in at the start of a half term and takes it home at the end of a half term to be washed. This will ensure that your child will have their full P.E kit in school for the required days.


All children should have a purple t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps which should be brought into school inside a drawstring bag. If your child wears earrings, please ensure that they are removed before school or they may not be able to participate in P.E. Finally, please check that your child's clothing is labelled as things can easily get misplaced.




How can I help my child with reading?

Reading is the key to opening many exciting doors for your child.  It is essential to your child's progress in all subject areas that you listen to them read as much as possible and discuss the text with them. 


We will send home reading record books for you to sign and make comments. Please do this regularly so that your child can receive the KS2 Reader's Badge. Your child should be reading to you every night for approximately ten minutes before you spend five minutes discussing the text with them.


Check out the Oxford Owl e-books below. Your child can listen to the words while following them in the book.





How can I help my child with spelling?

In Year 3 your child will participate in spelling lessons to learn different spelling rules. It would be beneficial for your child if you would kindly help them practise their weekly spellings which they will bring home on a Friday. We will have a spelling test every Friday before a new spelling list is given out.


Below is a list of words that children are expected to be able to spell by the end of year 3. Download the list and support your child in learning one or two each week. Cross them off as they are remembered.





How can I help my child with maths at home?

In year three we learn to tell the time to the minute. If possible, get your child a watch that helps with minutes to and past. Discuss the time regularly with them.

It is also very important for your child to practise times tables as much as possible to enhance their learning in maths lessons. Encourage them to access 'Times Table Rock Stars' online. The children need to revise 2x 5x and 10x and learn 3x 4x and 8x.