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Welcome to Year 3

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Welcome to Birch's Class Page

Year 3 consists of three classes: 3SC (Mr Coulston's Class), 3RP (Mrs Patel's Class) and 3AS (Miss Shah's Class). Here you will find new, weekly updates and information about the fantastic learning that has taken place in Year 3. Please feel free to take advantage of suggested links that will help support your children with consolidating their learning at home. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our Year 3 team mentioned above if you have any queries.

Learning together, growing together


Our core values of Endurance, Justice, Friendship, Compassion and Peace underpin all that we do.

Autumn Class Timetable

Our P.E. days are as follows:

Mondays: Outdoor P.E.                                              Thursdays: Indoor P.E.

Please ensure that children arrive to school wearing their P.E. kit: a plan white T-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms, plain black trainers and a plain black hooded jacket if required.

All jewellery must be taken off as it is not permitted as per health and safety guidelines.

Keep your children fit with various short active sessions.


Famous for a fortnight

The title ‘Famous for a fortnight’ is awarded to a child once every two weeks to recognise their academic achievements through work, effort, engagement or applying the Bywell core values.

Week beginning: 13.10.23

3SC: William

3RP: Romeesa

3AS: Tristan

Week beginning: 23.10.23

3SC: Ella

3RP: Oliver

3AS: Musa

Week beginning: 09.10.23


3RP: Harvey

3AS: Anaia

Week beginning: 25.09.23

3SC: Aisha

3RP: Matilda

3AS: Naeem

Week beginning: 11.09.23

3SC: Ruby

3RP: Billy-Joe

3AS: Eilah


Congratulations! You have made us proud! Keep it up.

Always Child

This is another award that is presented very two weeks to a child who is seen to ALWAYS demonstrate characteristics of a positive role model. These children portray ongoing outstanding behaviour, manners, kindness, compassion towards others, work ethic, effort and punctuality.

Week beginning: 20.11.23

3SC: Elijah

3RP: Nola

3AS: Eesa

Week beginning: 06.11.23

3SC: Freddie

3RP: Nyla-Rae

3AS: Kylaa

Week beginning: 16.10.23

3SC: Thea

3RP: Aasiyah

3AS: Rosie

Week beginning: 02.10.23

3SC: Khadija

3RP: Jesse

3AS: Lacey


Times Table Rock Stars

All children must learn their multiplication tables. We use Times Table Rock Stars for a fun, interactive way to support rapid recall of these. All children have a login and are encouraged to use it as often to not only get onto our in-class leaderboards but to become fluent in their times tables.




In Year 3, we celebrate the love of reading.

Every Thursday, children will visit the library and have a chance to select a book of their choice from a range of beautiful new books. The children will have the opportunity to change their library books if they want to on the following Thursday providing that their library book has been brought in to be returned.

Children have the opportunity to read books from the school library and class library.

A reading book will be sent home every week along with a school library book.

In addition to the existing wonderful reading opportunities in school, children will also be given log in details to access ‘Reading Plus’. This website allows children to access texts set at their level of reading prior to taking a quiz to asses their retrieval and inference skills.

Click on the link below for more age-related texts.

Best Books for Year 3 | Ages 7-8 | The Reader Teacher


All Birch classes will be sent spelling to take home and practise every two weeks. Alongside these words, there is also a bank of ‘orange words’ from the curriculum that Year 3 children are expected to be able to spell.

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We loved the dance mats!


English Learning Wall - Narrative Map


English Learning Wall - Sentence Stack


Monster Ball The costumes were FABULOUS!


Monster Ball - We loved mummifying the teachers.


Monster Ball - We loved the games.