Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Welcome to Year 3



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Miss Baller (Modern Foreign Language Leader)

Mrs Coxhead (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

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Miss Unwin (Science & PSHCE/Wellbeing Leader)

Mr Denton

Miss Orwin (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

Mrs Parsons (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)


What's going on in Year 3? 

Our current topic is TREMORS. 


English - This term we are following the Talk 4 Writing scheme. This includes the children internalising a model text. The model texts this term are non-chronological reports and a narrative story.

Maths - Column addition and subtraction 



Science – Rocks


History - Natural disaster


Art - Splat art

ICT - Basic computer skills such as word and excel

RE - Gospel


PE - Dance


D & T - Structures






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Each week, Year 3 will be sent home homework in a range of subjects.
Currently, Year 3 have the following homework days:

* Maths/SPAG - sent out Friday for the following Wednesday.
* Reading - daily for at least 20 minutes = five times a week.
* Times Tables - practicing daily.

What happens if you can not do your homework?
If you can't do your homework at home then the door is always open for you to come in to school and do it. Likewise, if you are unsure of a question, come in and see your class teacher before/after school or at break/lunch time. We are here to help!

Remember Homework Club takes place on Thursday after school open to all children. 

Times Tables

Make sure you are learning your times tables all the time. You are expected to have rapid recall of all the times table facts of the 2's, 5's, 10's, 3's, 4's and 8's by the time you have finished Year 3. 


You will be tested weekly on your times tables during our Mental Arithmetic lesson.

Why not make x table practice fun? Login to Times Table Rockstars to earn coins for getting questions correct. Remember, there are extra rewards for the children who earn the most coins.



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Y3 Trips and Residentials 2019


Grimm and Co -


Holmebrook Valley Park -



Residential - Walesby Forest -



If you have any queries/questions regarding any of our trips, please see your child's Class Teacher or ask the staff at Reception. Please also remember that you can contact your child's Class Teacher via the Class Dojo App. 




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We ask that Year 3 are reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day - this can be your school ZPD reading book or any other time of text - a newspaper, magazine, website article or your own reading book.
This can be independent reading - without reading to an adult - although if possible then please read to an adult at least once a week.
We ask that reading is completed at least five times over the week .

Once you have completed a school reading book with a ZPD sticker, then you can complete the Reading Quiz to gain points on the Accelerated Reader website here:


 Physical Education



 PE for Armstrong will be every Monday and Thursday afternoon in the. The Attenborough PE slot on a Tuesday and a Friday afternoon. It is expected that pupils wear the correct school kit. All earrings need to be removed (due to Derbyshire County Council policy, we can no longer provide tape to cover them) plus a bobble be provided to tie back long hair. In colder months, pupils may wish to bring a tracksuit. Please could you also ensure all items of P.E kit are clearly labelled with your child's name. Thank you.