Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Bolsover Church of England Junior School

With Faith, Hope and Love, we grow together.

Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.

01246 822324

Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 page!

        This year, our classes are named after vulnerable and endangered species. 

 Turtle Class:                          Giraffe Class:        

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                                                          Miss Spencer                                                        Mrs Ellis

                                                  Mrs Parsons (First Aider)                              Miss Orwin (First Aider)

What's going on in Year 3? 

Please check out our information booklet.


PE days: Tuesday and Friday (please send pupils to school in PE kits).

Check out our current curriculum letter and knowledge organiser for this term.

This term, our topic is: Tribal Tales

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Remember to check out our class dojo stories for information on children's learning during this time.






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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 or English - sent out Friday for the following Thursday.
* Reading - five times a week.
* Maths Whizz - 30 minutes per week.

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!

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.

Physical Education



PE for Year 3 will be every Tuesday and Friday. 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.



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Y3 Trips, Residentials and activities 2021/22


Hornscroft Park Trip: Thursday 21st October 2021

Whirlow Farm Residential:

Group 1: Wednesday 30th March 2022  - Thursday 31st March 2022  

Group 2: Thursday 31st March 2022 - Friday 1st April 2022


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 5 times per week - 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.
We ask that reading is completed at least five times over the week and recorded in reading records.

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: 


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