Year 3 – Welcome!

Year 3 is the first year of Lower Key Stage 2. Please remember, school starts at 9.00am for Year 3 children and we start teaching promptly, therefore it is essential your child is here on time. Any reading/spelling time which is missed through lateness will be made up in your child’s break time.


Our Year 3 Class Teachers are:

1B – Miss Cotton
1D – Mr McNulty
1E – Miss Davidson

You can read the induction booklet for Year 3 here.


Our Year 3 Spring News was sent out at the beginning of term with our Spring Term Topic Web and these explain what we’ll be covering this term.
Our topic theme this term is China.

Dates and Trips:

  • Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March – Parents’ Evening – by appointment
  • Please also check the Dates for your Diary page to see whole school events


Please ensure your child has his/her P.E. kit in school on a Monday for the week’s P.E. days and takes it home on a Friday to wash it.

P.E. for Year 3 is on Wednesdays and Fridays.



Now your child is in Key Stage 2 they are allowed to bring in a piece of fruit or a snack from home to enjoy.  Any purchased snacks must have “ONE OF YOUR FIVE A DAY” written on the packaging. They can also purchase something from our Healthy Tuck Shop should they wish but should bring in no more than a maximum of 25p per day.

Milk is now available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children. Find out more including how to register by visiting


Please visit our homework page to find out more about Swaffield’s approach to homework.

Homework is given out each Friday and due back the following Tuesday. These tasks will alternate between Maths and English and will be given with mental maths to practise.
Children are expected to complete their homework and return it on time.  Children will miss minutes from golden time or lunch time to finish any homework not completed on time.

TALK HOMEWORK & BIG WRITE. Talk homework will be given on Wednesdays to prepare for the Big Write on Fridays.

SPELLINGS – Children will be given spelling words a week in advance of their spelling test on Mondays. Please ensure your child has their spelling book with them in school on a Monday morning and has practised their spellings.

MENTAL MATHS. Please help your child to practise at home. 

TIMES TABLES – please encourage your child to use the Times Tables Rockstars website, daily practice is recommended.

READING – We want children to enjoy reading, and as part of our commitment to raising levels, we expect children to read every evening for at least 15-20 minutes at home. Ideally this will be with an adult, asking your child questions about what they are reading. Please ensure that you write a comment in your child’s yellow reading record.
You can find out more about reading here or get ideas for books to read from our Year 3 reading list here.
It’s important that your child brings his/her reading record EVERY day so that teachers can comment on progress when they have heard your child read.


You can find some useful resources to help you support your child at home on our Homework page as well as on our Fun & Educational websites page.


Swaffield is a ‘healthy school’ and we don’t allow sweets, chocolates or cakes (including birthday cakes) to be brought into class. If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside.