Houghton Road Houghton Le Spring Tyne And Wear DH4 4EE

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Newbottle Primary Academy

Proud to be part of the Aim High Academy Trust
Newbottle primary school

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3. 

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Year Three information


 PE will be on a Tuesday and the children will need both an indoor and an outdoor kit each week.

Spellings and homework will be given out each Friday. The weekly spelling test will also take place each Friday.  Homework needs to be returned by the Wednesday of the following week to allow for marking time.

 Autumn term curriculum topics to include:

Natural disasters- volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and flooding


Rocks and soils

Painting and textiles

Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division


Reading books

Home reading books will be changed by the children now they are in Key Stage 2. The children need to read at least three times each week according to school policy. Reading books are to be brought to school each day and if the child can show the teacher a signed comment such as ‘New book please’ then they will be allowed to get the next reading book. The main focus for home reading should be their reading stage book.

The children will also be accessing accelerated library books. They will be given a reading age after a reading test from this scheme and then told which decimal point library books they can choose from.  Library books can be taken home if they wish to but must be brought into school daily. Each morning   from 8.45 until 8.55 the children will read from their library book which is kept in their tray. Once they have finished the book they can take a quiz before choosing the next library book. The scheme generates stickers and certificates according to the score after each quiz. If a child needs to take a quiz but is unable to get to school for the doors opening at 8.45, they will also have the opportunity to quiz in their weekly ICT lesson. The children get their register mark and then ask to quiz in the ICT suite before lessons begin at 9am. We will carefully introduce this scheme in a couple of weeks once the children are settled.

Water bottles

The children can bring in fresh drinking water to access during the day.

Each night we are available to chat about any issues or concerns as we dismiss the class. Thank you for your understanding.


Mrs Wright and Mrs Lee Shield.




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