St Nicholas’ Chantry

St Nicholas' Chantry CofE Primary School

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Year 3 - Chestnut & Redwood Classes

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Teaching Staff

In Chestnut Class the teaching is shared between Mrs Matyjasik at the beginning of the week and Mrs Bohin from Wednesday.

In Redwood Class the teacher is Miss Painter.

Mrs Pedder is the Learning Support Assistant for both classes.                                                              

At the start of the school day we encourage all children in Year 3 to come into class by themselves in the morning.

Children in Chestnut and Redwood classes can enter and be dismissed via the steps and fire doors leading to Chestnut Class.


School begins at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm each day.


Every child will be given their own levelled reading book and reading record which will be frequently checked by the class teacher. We encourage you to read as much as possible with your children at home, talking together about what you read. Please feel free to record any information in your child's reading record.

Across the school, reading books are levelled using a colour coded system. Within Year 3, we keep a wide selection of books in each classroom. We encourage the children to change their own books independently.

Each week your child will be heard read in a guided read group with a member of staff. We also try to hear the children read independently as often as we can. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and book bag into school every day.


Year 3 have their outdoor PE lesson on a Monday afternoon.Chestnut Class have their indoor PE session on a Wednesday afternoon and Redwood on a Friday afternoon.

Please ensure that your child’s PE kit includes a t-shirt, shorts and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. During the colder months we encourage the children to bring in a pair of jogging bottoms, a jumper, gloves and a hat to keep them warm.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit available in school at all times.

Water Bottles & Snacks

We are proud to have achieved a healthy school award and as part of this we encourage all children in Key Stage 2 to bring a healthy snack of either fruit or vegetables to eat at break time.

Children should bring in their own, labelled, water bottle which they have access to throughout the day.

Home Learning

Within Year 3 your children will receive two lots of home learning a week, Spellings and Maths, which we encourage them to practice and complete at home. In addition to this, the children in year 3 and 4 will be set a project related to our topic. 

Spellings are issued on a termly basis. Each week spellings follow a common spelling pattern focus as well as also including words from the statutory Y3 spelling list. 

Spellings Term 1

Bee Spellings Term 1

Spellings Term 2

Bee Spellings Term 2

Spellings Term 3

Bee Spellings Term 3

Spellings are checked on a Wednesday morning for both classes.

The children in Year 3 will receive a booklet of maths work consisting of 1 sheet per week related to what the children will be learning in school.  Please note that after parent feedback Term 3 homework is differentiated. Please only complete one booklet!

Maths Homework Term 1

Maths Homework Term 2

Term 3 Maths Challenge 1

Term 3 Maths Challenge 2

Term 3 Maths Challenge 3

Parent Helpers

We are always grateful for parent helpers within our Year 3.

If you can spare an afternoon to hear some children read or help with some class cooking, when needed, please don’t hesitate to let me know. All classroom helpers will need to have a DBS check which can be carried out via the office.


We thoroughly enjoy taking the children off site to enhance their learning.

Please look out for the termly newsletter that will inform you of any future trip and activities.

What will we be learning about this year?

Your children will have the opportunity to engage in lots of exciting learning as we delve into the past to find out more about this fascinating period of history and the our country!

Our topics this year will be:

Term 1 & 2 - Ancient Egypt

Term 3 & 4 - The 20th Century

Term 5 & 6 - The UK

Curriculum Information


Year 3 Curriculum Overview


Common Exception Words Year 1 and 2
New Curriculum Statutory Spelling List Year 3 and 4
New Curriculum Statutory Spelling List Year 5 and 6

Year Group Newsletters

Each term we enjoy sending out to our parents and carers a round up of what their children can expect to be learning for the term ahead as well as any important messages and reminders.

These are always added to this class website page should you wish to refer back to them at a later date.


Class teachers are often available at the end of the school day and can be contacted by email:-