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Fir Tree School

Year 3 – Chestnut

Welcome to Year Three - Chestnut Class

Class Teacher: Mrs Rhiannon Smith

Supported by: Mrs Nicky Wilson & Mrs Julia Gore


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Welcome to year 3! We have lots of exciting topics that we will be covering this year. These are: 

  • Autumn term – Ancient Egyptians (Autumn 1) and Where does out food come from? (Autumn 2) 
  • Spring term – Violent Earth (Spring 1) and Romans (Spring 2) 

Summer term – Rainforests (Summer 1) and Anglo Saxons (Summer 2)  

Please see the curriculum maps below for further information on the other areas of our curriculum.  


I would greatly appreciate any help from home. It is really important that your child continues to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes every day and that this is recorded in their reading records. Remember that you can earn certificates and rewards for 50, 100 and 150 nights read. 

Children will be on AR reading levels and will be working through the number system. This is based on the children's reading fluency and comprehension skills (inferencing and deepen their understanding of language). 

To support this, children will have bookmarks in their reading books linked to their book bands to help you with comprehension question. 


Every Friday the children will be coming home with spellings that we will test the children on a Thursday morning. 

Times tables - 99 club

It is very exciting this year that the children will be working on the 99 club. This is practising their times tables. They have 2 minutes to answer the questions and these certificates will be given out in Fridays Celebration assembly. 

Throughout this year, the children will be focusing on their times tables knowledge especially, 3’s, 4’s and 8’s, therefore chanting at home will be beneficial. 


This will be set on a Friday and needs to be returned before the following Wednesday. The children will receive one piece of maths and one piece of literacy every week to reinforce our class learning. Those who do not complete it will need to complete their homework at lunchtime. Alongside this the children will receive weekly spellings which they will be tested every Thursday. 


Please can you ensure your child has a full named P.E kit in school every day. The children will be doing P.E on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon with Mr Hosier. However, this may change from time to time, so it is important that your child has their P.E kit in school all the time.   

I look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you this year, of which I’m sure there’ll be many! 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come and talk to one of the Year 3 team. 

Thank you, 

 Mrs Smith

Year 3 Timetable 

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