Mr Avis, Mr Lumby
assisted by Debbie, Cathy, Jemma, Stacey




  • Reading record entries

  • Reading comprehension

  • Spellings

  • Numbots

Reading record entries

The most important thing every Year 3 must make sure they do is read to an adult every night. You need to be able to read well in order to succeed in all subjects we study at school - there's even a lot of reading in maths. Discuss your reading book using the comprehension skills questions in your reading record. Reading records should be brought to school every day. Written entries should be made at least three times a week.

Reading comprehension

Your child will complete a comprehension in their own CGP book each week.  



Homework is set on Google Classroom on Wednesdays and should be completed in your homework book, which stays at home. A photo of it must be uploaded by the following Monday morning. Each week the written task will involve writing sentences containing each of the spelling words. Each sentence will practise a taught grammar skill. The spellings word must be learnt for the tests that take place each Wednesday. 


Every child should commit at least 25 minutes a week to Numbots. Children will learn faster if they do 5 minutes a day – rather than 25 minutes once a week.  

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  • Book bags with reading records and reading books must be in school each day. Reading records should have at least three entries a week. 

  • Water bottles must be in school each day.

  • Homework is set on a Wednesday and must be uploaded on Google Classroom by the following Wednesday.

  • Spelling tests will take place each Wednesday and results recorded in reading records. 

  • Our library session is on a Thursday so please have your library book in school to renew or change. 

  • On PE days (Thursdays and Fridays), children attend school in their PE kit.

  • At Boutcher, everyone has the right to:

       feel safe 

       be respected



We'll be reading and discussing Roald Dahl's The Twits this term, learning new vocabulary, sequencing its events, looking at its features, making predictions and making inferences



Our first topic will involve learning about rocks. We’ll be comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. We’ll be describing in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock. Also, we’ll learn that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. 


Stone Age Boy will be the inspiration for our writing. Through this text, we'll learn a range of spelling, grammar and punctuation skills that will be applied to a range written work.



Year 3 have PE on Thursdays and Fridays and must arrive to school in their kits. They will be learning basketball this term. 


Click here for Year 3 book list


The question we’ll be answering this term will be: What is the ‘Big Story’ of the Bible and what does it reveal about having faith in God? We’ll learn about how the ‘Big Story’ is really about God’s relationship with the people He made. The class will delve deeper into what this means and the implications this has for faith in God. 


In history, we’ll be learning about the developments in lifestyle, culture, religion and technology from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.


During this half-term, we’ll be looking at number and place value then moving onto calculations involving addition and subtraction. If your child doesn’t already know how to tell the time with an analogue clock, please keep practising with them. All children are expected to be able to tell the time by the end of Year 2.