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 Year 3 is a time when children can become more responsible and independent. Allowing them to carry their own bag, being responsible for making sure they have all they need for school and looking after cardigans/jumpers for themselves all help in this process, (as well as having responsibilities at home).

As a team we feel that one of our greatest strengths has been our partnership with parents and we know this greatly benefits our children. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Your first contact is the class teacher and then the year team leader, Mrs Warder. Please keep up to date with our learning journey through the year by following us on Twitter Y3twitter@oakwoodavenue.co.uk


Please ensure your child brings these things to school daily:


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PE days

Your child can come to school in their school PE kit (black tracksuit bottoms /leggings/school shorts, Oaky t-shirt, Oaky hoodie and pumps/trainers) on PE days

All of Y3 will have PE on Thursday

In the summer term, Y3 will be going swimming – more details about this will follow.

On forest school days your child can come to school in suitable forest school clothes. Your child’s teacher will let you know the dates for this via a letter or School Ping



Parents can provide a healthy snack from home. At present there is no snack available from the school kitchen. This could be subject to change.





Your child has been given a reading book suited to their level of reading, alongside a Reading Record. We actively encourage a love of reading by allowing children to additionally borrow a class library book. We would also recommend that children are encouraged to read as much as possible using a variety of texts from home. These could include comics or magazines.

Ideally, children will read daily, although we realise that family life is busy, so ask that they read at least 3 times per week with adults making a comment and signing the reading record each time so they can earn their Reading Karate Certificates. 

We ask that all reading records be brought in every day so that teachers can monitor and praise home reading as well as using it to comment on reading in school. 

Spelling and phonics

This is given out weekly. Please make sure you practise these regularly as children need to know them by heart. Again, little and often is best. The homework will be an extension of their learning in class.


This is times tables practise which can be writing them out and playing games but must include TT Rockstars x3 a week. Once a week we will use TT Rockstars in class so the children can see the improvement that practising at home makes.


Home Learning Projects

There will only be one piece of Topic homework per term i.e. 3 in the year. Each term Oaky will ask the children to complete a project linked to their topic learning. Letters will be sent out informing you of this and the children will have quite a few weeks to complete the task. There will always be a choice to make learning as personalised as possible for your child. 

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The Oaky Way – Staying Connected

As you will know from the Parent Handbook, although we are having to limit physical contact during drop off and pick up times. At drop off, teachers will be waiting for your child with a smile, but please do not be offended by the rules in place, as teachers won’t be able to have a discussion about your child on the playground. You will still have the channels to be able to communicate with us. Please continue to use the Senior Leadership and year group emails to communicate non-urgent messages, for example, up and coming appointments your child may have.

If you require a more lengthy conversation, then please email or ring for an appointment with the class teacher.

For safeguarding and welfare concerns, please continue to use Option 4 on the school phone line and ask to speak to Mrs Frank

As you will have seen from the first few days of term, members of the senior leadership team will be visible at drop off and pick up times. The senior leadership team are still available with an open door policy, albeit a different way of virtually communicating and keeping socially distant.

We can still smile, laugh and show warmth at a distance!


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