Year 3

Year 3/4 Show – ‘Treachery at Traitor’s Quay – Tuesday 26th March (2:00pm and 6:00pm)

As you know, we are currently rehearsing for our joint production of ‘Treachery at Traitor’s Quay’.

We are still planning to do two performances – one in the afternoon and one in the evening to allow as many people to see the show as possible.

However, both performances will now be taking place on Tuesday 26th March; one at 2:00pm and again at 6:00pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the change, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we are no longer able to do the performance on Wednesday evening. We are writing to inform you of the change to allow as much time as possible.

The children are working incredibly hard on their performances and it would be a shame if they were only able to perform once. We hope you understand and thank you for your co-operation.

Please do not hesitate to ask one of us should you have any questions/queries.

We understand that some parents have work commitments during the day which is why we have scheduled an evening performance as well. The children are excited, as are we, to perform this show for you. The children with speaking roles will be given a script to take home this week so they are able to learn their lines. We will be practising singing and performing in school to prepare for our performances.

Children have been given their costume letters which details the clothing/costumes they will need for the show.

No tickets are required but as both classes are performing, we kindly ask that you attend just one performance to allow as many parents, family members etc. the opportunity to watch the show.


We are due to begin our swimming lessons on Tuesday 6th February. Swimming lessons will continue weekly unless otherwise stated. The lessons are provided by an external provider called Swimphony; as such, there may be occasions where our lessons are cancelled or not available. You will be informed of this should it occur, but this is unfortunately out of school’s control.

Children should bring their swimming kit into school in a carrier bag. The children should have appropriate swimwear (no speedos or bikinis – as stated by our swimming provider) and a towel. It is advised that the children bring goggles to protect their eyes. The children will be supervised by school staff as well as trained swimming teachers at all times. Children are responsible for their own belongings; of course, school staff will be on hand to help the children where needed.

The children should bring their swimming kits into school with them on Tuesdays. If possible, please can children wear their school PE kit on Tuesdays; should we be unable to attend swimming or if the lesson is cancelled for whatever reason, we will do a PE session in school instead.

From week beginning 5th February, our PE days will change to Tuesdays and Thursdays to accomodate swimming and PE coaches. Children should wear their PE kits to school on these days.

We will travel via coach to the swimming pool after lunch. We will aim to arrive back at school for 3:30pm but there may be occasions where we are delayed due to traffic or other factors outside our control. Children should be collected at the usual gate. Please read through the leaflet attached below from our swimming provider.

Please ensure (if you haven’t already) that you have completed the swimming consent form here.

Thank you

Swimming Information

Useful information/downloads. 

Please click here to find the information you will need for this year.

Please send children into school wearing their PE kits on PE days.

Please note that Key Stage 2 children are not provided with free fruit at morning break. Please send your child in with fruit if you wish for them to have a snack. No cereal bars or any food product containing nuts.

Our curriculum overview is here.

Your class email address is 

The class teacher will reply to class emails as soon as they are able to, but please speak to a member of staff on the gate or contact the office should there be any urgent issues.

Who works in the class? Mr McKenzie (Class Teacher)

Mrs Güler (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Hughes (Thursday afternoon PPA cover)

What are this terms topics? Science – How can Usain Bolt run so fast? 

Geography – Why do so many people go to the Mediterranean for their holidays? 

PE – Netball

When are weekly spelling tests? Friday.

Children can practice their spellings using the Spelling Shed, which can be found here – Ed Shed Login.

When is homework sent out? Weekly – Spellings/Maths practice on Ed Shed.

Half-Termly – Homework grids.

Chn complete each task, which is worth a set number of housepoints. Each term, we will have a celebration day where children can bring in and showcase the work that they have completed.

What are procedures for reading books?

Children are responsible for changing their own reading books in school. Reading books can be changed in school on any day and children need to let their teacher know when they have changed their book so their reading record can be updated. Teachers will prompt and remind the whole class each morning to change their books.

*Chn still on Read, Write, Inc will have their books changed weekly by their Read, Write, Inc teacher. Please send books into be changed every week.

When are PE days? Monday


*The PE days listed above are for Autumn term. They are likely to change next term when we have a coach. You will be notified of this nearer the time.

PE kit is coloured house t-shirt (red, green, yellow or blue depending on house), black shorts and black pumps.

Later this academic year, Year 3 will have swimming lessons. They will need to bring their swimming kits into school on these days (Tuesday). Swimming kit should be appropriate length shorts (no speedos) or a swimming costume. This should be sent into school with a separate bag including a towel. Children are encouraged to bring goggles as well. More information will be sent out nearer the time.

Rewards for hard work & good behaviour. All children can earn house-points for their house and for themselves.

Smile Assembly celebrates achievements and good behaviour weekly with My Happy Mind Awards and an Always ticket draw.

Class reward tokens will earn the whole class a reward when they reach 100.

Consequences for lack of effort and poor behaviour Letters home for 3 Always tickets in a week lost or 3 Reflection Room sessions at lunchtime over a half-term
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