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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3! We are Class 5 and class 6! Our teachers are Miss Penfold and Mrs Morris and our teaching assistants are Mrs Moore, Mrs Hobbs, Mrs Blundell and Mrs Davey.

In Year 3, we support the children in their transition from KS1 to KS2. We love to encourage more independence in this year and love watching how the children really progress, mature and develop by the Summer term.

We cover a range of interesting History, Science and Geography topics such as Volcanoes, Rocks and Soils, The Stone Age and even the Human Body! The children particularly enjoy exploding our pretend volcano!

In writing, we begin to encourage the children to join their handwriting. We do daily handwriting practise every morning to slowly develop this skill. We also encourage children to read at home daily through our Year 3 Reading Ladder reward chart. Every time a child reads, they can move up the reading ladder. When they reach the top, they receive a small prize! We choral read every day, during Guided Reading, as we hope to develop fluent readers in Year 3.

In Maths we place a strong focus on number fluency, helping children to gain a deep understanding of place value and begin teaching children column addition and subtraction using three-digit numbers. Children will recap the 2’s, 5’s and 10’s times tables and will begin to learn the 3’s and 4s as well. Children are set homework for this using TT Rockstars. 

The Year 3 Team


Links for Remote Learning:

Times Table practice (focus on 3s and 4s.:

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (

Flash Tables (

Maths Lessons - Multiplication and Division

Unit - Oak National Academy (


Unit - Oak National Academy (


Unit - Oak National Academy (


Unit - Oak National Academy (

Science, Geography and History:

Bure Park Primary School

Lucerne Avenue, Bure Park, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 3BP

01869 354059