China – Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 China Class 2021 – 2022.

Miss L Craig
Mrs Johansson
Mrs S Simpson

I am Miss Craig (Class teacher) and the other adults that support our learning are Mrs Johansson (TA) and Mrs Simpson (LSA – 1:1)

Here is some useful information to help you settle into Year 3.



Your child will continue to need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily.  For science, please can they bring in a named ‘lab coat’ (Oversized old white shirt or t – shirt) to wear in their lessons.


Autumn 1 term learning.

Here is some useful information to help you settle into Year 3.

We will be learning about:

Maths: Place value, Addition and Subtraction

English: Black Author: Clean Up by Nathan Bryon

Science: Animals including Humans

History: The Stone Age

Geography: Western Europe

PE: Fitness and Dodgeball

RE: Where, how and why do people worship?

PSHE: Being me in my world

MFL (French): Getting to know you

Computing: Coding

Music: Instruments of the Orchestra

Art: Michelangelo – sculpture

Design Technology: Seasonal food – Cooking



Your child will be able to choose a reading book to take 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 digital reading record that will be posted on Google Classroom. Children will be rewarded with a prize every time they have read 10 times. We really encourage reading at home for 10 minutes daily.


The children have 10 spellings on a weekly basis following the guidance in the Year 3 curriculum for words and patterns that the children should know. We test the children on their spellings every Friday. They have time to practise their spellings every day after lunch but any practise you can offer at home is really appreciated.



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. This will also be set through Google Classroom. You can upload photos and videos of the homework your child is completing. Please complete as many of the challenges during term time and ensure you post photos so we can share your hard work with the class and award lots of Dojo points.



Children will complete 3 Times Table Rockstars sessions a week on a particular times table or set of times tables. Each session consists of 60 questions and 3 minutes to answer as many as you can. Children are encouraged to improve on their personal best and move up our TTRS chart in the classroom. Every half term, a baseline assessment is completed on all times tables.



China Class has a P.E day once a week, the day is Monday. 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 so they can be returned if found around the school.



Your child will need a healthy snack (plain biscuits/crackers or fruit) 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:

Logins for Google Classroom, TTRS, Accelerated Reader, Purple Mash, Mymaths and Education City will be sent home in the first couple of weeks.



Education City

Purple Mash

Google Classroom

Accelerated Reader


If you have any questions on any of the above or wish to get in touch, please contact the school office.