3D – Miss Derbyshire

3DS – Mrs Davidson-Sault

3M – Miss Matthews

TA’s – Mrs Thatcher, Mrs Cole, Mrs Hogg, Mrs Perry and Mrs Smith


Welcome to Year 3!

We hope you have had an amazing summer and are ready for the exciting year ahead! We are raring to learn lots of new things, try our best and have fun.

How did they get there?

Welcome to our first project all about The Stone Age, where we will be going back through time to discover what life was like all those years ago. We will be using a timeline to learn when The Stone Age was and how people lived during this time. We will also be investigating artefacts that are still around today from The Stone Age. This links to our ‘Rocks and Soils’ science project this term, where will will be identifying different rock and soil types and their properties. Another focus for this project will be looking fossils, how they were formed and what they can tell us. We hope you are ready to travel back in time!


A copy of our 2018/19 Information Booklet can be found here:

booklet year 3 2018

Key dates for this term: 

Back To School Night  (Parents Information Meeting) – Monday 17th September

Parents Evening – Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October

We The Curious Trip –

3DS – Monday 15th October

3M – Tuesday 16th October

3D – Thursday 18th October

Individual photographs – Wednesday 17th October

Inset Days: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October


P.E Times

3D – Tuesday Afternoon

3M – Wednesday Morning

3DS – Friday Afternoon



Year 3 have a 12 week block of swimming lessons that take place every Monday after Christmas, beginning Monday 7th January. They will need to come into school with their swimming kit, more information will be released closer to the time.

Rights Respecting Schools

West Town Lane Academy is a Rights Respecting School. This means that all of the children are made aware of their rights as outlined by the UN convention. It is important that they understand that these are what they are ALL entitled to have and no-one can take these away from them. Every class has a charter outlining some of these rights. They look great so keep an eye out as you are around the classrooms.

General Information

Every day, the children will have an English and Maths lesson as a whole class. Afternoons will be filled with foundation subjects, all set within the context of our current project.

The children now change their own reading book in the school library. We will take them down once a week but the children can change their books more frequently if needed. Now that their books are longer we encourage children to not rush through them and even try re-reading a book before changing it. They should be able to recall the story’s events, describe the characters and identify language patterns such as rhyming in the book they are reading. Please try to listen to your child read regularly and record this in their reading record – this can even be for only 10 minutes. If they read to themselves, help their learning by asking them questions about what they have read.

Homework will be given out every Friday, to be returned back every Thursday. The children will be required to complete a maths and English challenge given in their homework books, which will relate to the learning the children have been focusing on during the week.

Please ensure children arrive at school with all belongings clearly labelled with their name and class. In year 3 children no longer have fruit provided therefore are able to come to school with a healthy snack or 50 p for morning break time.

The best time to speak to your class teacher is at the end of the day, after all the children have left. Occasionally due to meetings this will not be possible. However, we will always be happy to arrange an alternative time to talk to you.