Australia – Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 Australia Class 2020 – 2021.

I am Mrs Palmer your class teacher and the other adults that support our learning are Mrs Gafton and Mrs Hobbs.


Mrs G Palmer
Mrs C Gafton
Mrs K Hobbs


We hope you have had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for a fun packed term with lots of fun things planned!

Please keep checking our class page for updates and photographs of our learning throughout the academic year.
Here is some useful information to help you settle into Year 3.



This half term we will be learning about Roald Dahl (Giganticus Razztwizzler). Lots of updates will be posted on our Facebook page.

Your child will continue to need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily.



Your child will be given a reading book and record to bring home. He/she will get the opportunity to change their reading book on a daily basis. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record any comments in the reading record as the children will be rewarded with a prize every time they have read 10 times. We really encourage reading at home for 10 minutes daily.



Homework is set every half term in the form of a ‘Homework Bingo’ grid tailored to the needs of children in Lower Key Stage Two. Please complete as many of the challenges during term time and ensure you return your book so we can share your hard work with the class and award lots of Dojo points.



Australia Class has a P.E day once a week, the day is TBA. Children need to arrive at school in their P.E. kit on this day. They will need to wear a full tracksuit in-case of cold weather. They can wear their shorts and t-shirt underneath. Earrings should be removed before arriving at school or alternatively your child can remove them before the lesson. Please ensure that all clothing is clearly named to ensure they are not lost.



Your child will need a healthy snack to have during morning play outdoors; any pots must have names on if you wish them to be kept.


Useful websites for Year 3 learning – 2020 – 2021:

A useful site for practising maths, there are interactive Maths games and activities:

Primary Homework Help – Maths

Education city can also be used for practice in Maths, English, and Science:

Education City

A useful site for additional information on science topics:

Homework Help – Science

You might like to try some spelling practise on this site:

Really useful for brushing up on Key Stage 2 spellings.
These sites are useful for spelling, punctuation, and grammar practise:


Additional Information:

We look forward to making your time in Year 3 creative, fun and memorable! It would be helpful if your child could bring in a named old t-shirt or shirt that could be worn over their uniform during messy Art and Science lessons. We look forward to meeting you all soon!

Mrs Palmer (Class Teacher), Mrs Gafton (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Hobbs (1:1 LSA)