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Year 3

Spring Term 2019-2020


This term in Year 3 our topics are 'Chocolate' and 'Rainforests'. 

We started the first half term by delving into the world of Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and will spend the second half term enjoying 'The Great Kapok Tree', a text about Rainforest conservation. We will be welcoming our caterpillars soon after half term so we can observe the life cycle of 'Butterflies'.




Spring Term Educational Experiences


Langley Library Visit (January for initial visit and then return visits throughout the year) 

Storytelling with Chitra Soundar (February)

Langley Free Church Visit (March)


Year 3 & 5 Production


Year 3 and 5 pupils will be putting on a 'Festival of Lights' (W/C: 23.03.20) to showcase festivals from 6 major faiths. 






David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation


After reading the biography of a local conservationist, David Shepherd we contacted the foundation and they visited Years 3 & 4 to deliver talks on animal conservation.

We are now delighted to announce Ryvers School have adopted Nkala an African elephant, and Inka a black rhino.

Pupils have been really excited about learning about wildlife in Africa and are keen to learn more about conservation efforts across Africa and the world! It is wonderful to see young people becoming so passionate about caring for our world. smiley


smileyWelcome to Year 3smiley

 The Year 3 team are thrilled with how the children have settled into KS2.

A huge thank you to our parents and pupils for embracing the start of a new term with such positivity. 


Staff and pupils are excited about the creative work linked to our theme 'Africa' and we are enjoying Micheal Morpurgo's text,'The Butterfly Lion'. 


Class Teachers:

Mrs Sondh/Mrs Martin – 3 Elephant

Mrs West/ Mrs Lindsay – 3 Cheetah

Miss Sian – 3 Lion


Other Teachers:

French – Ms Little

Music – Mrs White

Computing – Mr Dawson










Polite Homework Reminder


Homework will be handed out on a Friday and due in on the following Tuesday. If your child has any questions about the homework the class teachers and teaching assistants will have the opportunity to assist on the Monday.


Reading Records

Reading Records should be filled in each week with the a comment of how your child is progressing with the text. There will be two opportunities each week to change reading books, as well as visit the School Library fortnightly. 


My Maths

All pupils have been given their log in details for My Maths . We encourage using My Maths at least twice a week at home to consolidate the learning in school. Teachers in Year 3 will be setting homework on My Maths regularly and monitoring the progress children are making by setting assessments each term. 



Pupils will have a set of spelling words to learn each week and will be exploring spelling patterns in class. 


If you have any questions about homework, please see your child's class teacher or Mrs Sondh (Phase Leader). 




Please click on the link below for Cracking Times Tables information

Cracking Times Tables Guide for Parents

Meet The Teacher Presentation 2019-20

Year 3 & 4 Satutory Spelling List

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2019-20

Blooms Taxonomy For Reading

Spelling Strategies

Look, Say, Cover Sheet

  • Ryvers Primary School,
  • Trelawney Avenue,
  • Slough,
  • Berkshire,
  • SL3 7TS