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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

In Year 3 at The Radstone Primary School we support the transition into Key Stage 2 by encouraging independence and continuing to build on the fundamentals taught in Key Stage 1.


 Throughout the year we will be covering lots of exciting topics in all curriculum subjects. Some of these will include The Romans, The Anglo-Saxons and the text Stone Age Boy.



Some Key Information about Year 3 

Kinetic Letters 

Bounce the Brave Monkey and Skip the Scared Monkey help us to understand our letter formation and position in our Kinetic Letters handwriting sessions. The children in Year 3 will take part in their daily handwriting session every morning where we will focus on building muscle strength for writing and correctly forming letters leading to joining our letters up later in the year. 


The children will all have an exciting spelling session on a daily basis following the Read Write Inc Spelling programme. You can find out more about RWI here.

Book Talk 

Sessions take place most days where the children share texts as a group with the aim of building their comprehension skills using the Reading Rainbow.  This encourages the children to focus on particular ‘lenses’ and give them confidence in identifying evidence in the text to support their ideas and opinions.  Additionally, levelled reading books are given out each week for both class work and reading at home.

PE lessons 

Will take place on a Wednesday with Mrs Keites and alternating Fridays with Mr Howard. We would appreciate it if all children could bring a full, named PE kit/cold weather kit which will remain in school. Please can long hair be tied back and earrings removed on this day. Please ensure all kit is named. During the autumn term the children will also be having swimming lessons at the local pool.


will take place every Tuesday with Miss Wickham (Music Teacher) or the class teacher where the children will learn exciting new songs, play different instruments and begin to read music.

Art will take place on a Wednesday with Mrs Fulford (Art Teacher) In these lessons they will learn about different artists, various styles of art and use a range of art techniques. Please can you ensure your child has an Art apron in school to wear in these lessons.

3LT/NW are taught by Mrs Tseronis (Teacher – Thursday & Friday) and Mrs Wilson (Teacher – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) The class are supported by Miss Fischer.

3LS are taught by Mrs Homans and are supported by Mrs Kersey

Please follow our exciting learning journey throughout the year on ClassDojo, Twitter @RadstonePrimary and Facebook @TheRadstone to keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom.