Swift Class (Y3)




Welcome to Swift Class



 This week as the children have returned to school we have spent a lot of time focusing on how they feel about returning to school. To aid discussion we have been using the story The Dot to explore what it means to have a growth mindset and how this can be applied to our own lives. The children have been creating lots of different dot inspired art. Keep an eye on our Twitter page for when the display showcasing their artwork is revealed.


We also shared the story Silly Billy by Antony Browne and made our own worry dolls. The children loved making their dolls and are looking forward to making another which can be used at home.




Expectations for reading at home

Reading at home is very important in helping your child to learn new vocabulary and improve their spelling. Reading lets us explore new worlds and opens up our imagination.

It is our expectation that children will read their reading books at least four times each week and each time it will be signed by the adult they have read with. In year three, each time the children have their reading record signed ten times, they will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of each term they will be entered into a raffle to win a book hamper.

For the time being, reading books will be given out on a Monday and must be returned to school by Friday. Your children will be able to access Rising Stars online to read over the weekend. Every child has been provided with their login details previously but if you have lost them please just ask. The link you will need to access Rising Stars is below. Our centre ID is 198939.



Each week ten spellings will be sent home for the children to learn and practise. These will be a mixture of the spelling pattern they are currently learning and the year 3/4 statutory spellings. You can find this half terms spellings inside your child's homework book. Please take these out and keep them at home so you have access to them throughout the week. If you misplace these, they can be found at the bottom of this web page in the letters section. Below is a list the year 3/4 statutory spellings.

Times Tables

By the end of year three the expectation is that all children will be confident with their 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s and 8s times tables. We will practise these at least three times a week during school. The children will need to use Times Tables Rock Stars at home for a least 10 minutes a day to practise these tables. All children have been provided with a login previously, but if you have lost it please don't hesitate to ask for a new one.

To access Times Tables Rock Stars please follow the link below and use the school postcode (OL5 OHT) to find our school.



Our current English text

Who first live in Britain?

Why do animals have skeletons?
What is a healthy diet and why is it important?




Both of these women are significant to the area of science we are studying. Can you find out why?



Please see below for any letters sent home from Swift Class

 PDF - Swift Class Newsletter - Autumn 1.pdfDownload
 Spelling Homework - Autumn 1 - Phonics.docxDownload
 Spelling Homework - Autumn 1.docxDownload
 Writing mat.pdfDownload
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Year 3 Curriculum Plan