• Search Close
  • Translate Close

Translate / Traduire / Übersetzen / Tłumaczyć / Išversti / Tulkot / Traducir

Bushmead Primary School

Get in touch

Contact Details

Social Media

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 


Thank you for your understanding regarding the closure of the year 3 bubble this morning. Ms Travi will be in contact with you later regarding the procedures we need to adhere to. I can confirm that the children and staff in year 3 will need to self isolate until Thursday 1st October. Until that moment we will be setting daily home learning tasks starting from tomorrow. If you wish to complete some work today, I have attached a pack that can be used and there are computing and spelling activities that have been set on Purple Mash. (Purple Mash, Accelerated Reader and MyMaths passwords are all in the front of the reading record)


We understand that this will be a difficult time but we appreciate your support during this period of home learning as it will be of great importance that your child completes daily tasks in order to continue with our curriculum. The work we are setting will be that tasks they would have completed at school. 


We will ask you to submit all work completed to us via email. It is important for us to keep a record of this work and we will use it once we are back at school. Either a high quality photograph or the document itself. You can email us directly on the email addresses below but will kindly only ask you to use these email addresses during the lockdown period.


Thank you for your support,


Sarah Ledster and the Year 3 team


3 Galaxy - sledster@bushmeadprimaryschool.co.uk

3 Meteor - arichardson@bushmeadprimaryschool.co.uk

3 Star - lkelly@bushmeadprimaryschool.co.uk

3 Comet - mscott@bushmeadprimaryschool.co.uk 

              - cmurtagh@bushmeadprimaryschool.co.uk - email both teachers and one teacher                                                                                                      will reply

Autumn Term 1

Autumn 1 Overview

Introducing your Year 4 teachers!

100 Club - Please print and keep practising

Where's Wally? Happy Spotting! Week 2 Day 4 - Thursday 2nd April 2020

Wonderful English work (plus a few more mosaics) Week 2 Day 3 - Wednesday 1st April

Marvellous Mosaics - Week 2 Day 2 - Tuesday 31st March 2020

Wonderful Work Week 2 Day 1 - Monday 30th March 2020

Wonderful Work - Day 5 - Friday 27th March 2020

Wonderful Work - Day 4 - Thursday 26th March 2020

Molly's Easter Hat.mov

Still image for this video

Wonderful Work - Day 3 - Wednesday 25th March 2020

Year 3 Wonderful Work - Tuesday 24th March 2020

Year 3 Wonderful Work - Monday 23rd March 2020

Year 3 information booklet
Newsletters and topic sheets

Spring 2

LEGO Club! As part of the spring project, we were making butterflies today. Well done to Roman for getting star builder!

LEGO Club! Well done Riley for your excellent caterpillar!

Spring 2 LEGO Club! This half term's theme is 'Spring Into Action' and this week we were building vegetables. Well done to Denis for his awesome red pepper!

Creative Learning Logs

Stone Age


Autumn 1. 

English lessons this half term are themed around fairy tales involving wolves. These may include 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig' written by Eugene Trivizas and 'Little Red Riding Hood' written by Jonathan Langley. These books will encourage and inspire the children to use their imagination and develop their sentence structure and writing skills. Over the course of the term, the children will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of direct speech, commas in lists and use of correct punctuation through writing stories focusing on familiar traditional tales and characters. 


The teaching of reading will focus on retrieval and inference skills as well as widening their current vocabulary base. Children will begin to use accelerated reader to select books which are appropriate for their current reading level. Their reading level will be assessed half termly and levels changed in accordance. 

There will be an Accelerated Reader parent workshop on Tuesday 1st October. 

Grammar and spelling patterns and skills will be taught specifically in SPaG lessons whilst being integrated into English lessons. Whilst we are not sending home weekly spellings, the year 3/4 statutory list is available below and also attached to the front of your child's learning log. Please support your child in learning these in a way that suits their individual needs.



Weeks 1, 2 and 3 - Place value 

Weeks 4, 5, 6 and 7 - Addition and Subtraction 


100 club - In year 3 the children begin to complete a weekly times table quiz in preparation for the statutory times table assessment in year 4. They are given an allotted time of 6 minutes to complete 100 random times tables up to 12 x 12. This will carry on until the end of year 6. Whilst we understand that the children haven't been formally taught all of these times tables at present, over the course of this year and next they will have the opportunity to explore the full range of times tables in class and improve recall speed. 


Diary Dates 

Accelerated Reader parent workshop - Tuesday 1st October

S.T.E.M week - Begins Monday 7th October

Parent/ Teacher consultations - Monday 14th and Wednesday 16th October

Half term ends - Thursday 17th October 


General reminders 

- Please remember to take out earrings on P.E days. 

- Pencil cases only need a small range of essential stationery. 

- Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform and all items of their clothing are clearly labelled with both their name and class. 

- Log ins for purple mash are inside your child's reading record. 

- Please make sure your child reads at least 3 times a week and gets their reading record signed. 

- Please ensure your child's learning log is completed and sent back into school on the date specified. 

The final week for LEGO club this half term and year 3 were building sharks. Well done to Riley for his design and to Tumi for coming a close second. Keep an eye on parentmail to book for next half term!

LEGO Club! This week's challenge was to build an octopus. Well done to Jasmine and Oliver as joint winners this week!

LEGO Club! Congratulations to Fabiha for an excellent turtle build. Well done to everyone else as well!

LEGO Club. Well done to Jasmine for winning this week with her version of a submarine!

Spring 1. LEGO Club! The Deep Sea is the theme. Look at all these fantastic pufferfish! Well done to William for star builder!

Year 3 LEGO Club - Final week! Well done to all who attented this half term. A special well done to Nathan this week for his polar bear creation. Keep an eye on Parentmail for the sign up sheet for next half term!

Year 3 LEGO Club. In our penultimate session, Saihaan gained the accolade of star builder for his construction of an igloo. Well done Saihaan and to all the others!

Year 3 LEGO Club. This week Year 3 had a whale of a time building . . . you guessed it - a whale! Well done to Oliver for getting star builder!

Year 3 LEGO Club - To build an Antarctic Explorer. Well done to William for star builder this week!

Year 3 Anti-bullying and Positive Messages November 2019

Year 3 LEGO Club has started again and some excellent builds of penguins this week! Well done to Zuby and Nathan for their team effort and getting joint star builders!

Wolf sculptures using natural resources inspired by Andy Goldsworthy