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 (indoor) and Friday (outdoor). 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: Flow

From humble beginnings, the river flows down the mountain and into the sea. Pull on your wellies and wade right in. How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the river? Which animals make their homes there? Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers – the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and Nile – and keep a journal as you follow their course. Time to investigate. As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame? Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.


Linked text: Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson

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.


We will keep you up to date with reminders via Class Dojo and Parent Hub throughout the year. 

If you have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to help wherever we can. 

You can contact us via phone (the school telephone number is 01246 822324) or Class Dojo.


Monday 6th June 2022 Start of Half Term
Tuesday 21st June 2022 In school Events Day
Friday 22nd July 2022 End of Half Term




f you have any queries/questions regarding any of the last half term, 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: 


Wanting some inspiration about what to read?

Check out this website with suggested books for Key Stage 2:


Year 3 are passionate about reading.

The children will get a chance to read and be read to every day.


If you are looking for some fab books, use the link below to find some of our Year 3 recommended reads...

Books for Year 3. Great Reads for 7-Year-Olds (


Click the link below to access the Year 3/4 word list. 

It is expected that the children can spell the majority of the words on this list by the time they reach the end of Lower Key Stage 2. 

Year 3 and 4 Word List

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