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Swallowtail and Dragonfly


Welcome to Year 3!

We have an exciting year planned with a range of opportunities ahead to support our learning.  We will be going on an expedition to Savernake Forest and to Stonebridge Water Meadows later in the year to look at the magnificent oak trees and life cycles and habitats of creatures in our local river.

We will regularly keep in contact by Class Dojo and please feel free to talk to us at the end of the school day, our doors are always open!


Our wonderful Year 3 teaching team:

Dragonfly – Mrs Pawlaczek (teacher) and Mrs Pratt (teaching assistant)

Swallowtail –Mr West (teacher) and Mrs Lovell (teaching assistant)


PE days:

Please send your child in prepared for PE on the following days –

Dragonfly –Tuesday (outdoors) and Wednesday (indoors)

Swallowtail –Monday (indoors) and Thursday (outdoors)



In year 3, we expect every child to read at home 4 times a week. This can be a mixture of the school reading books that are sent home and reading for pleasure. If your child is reading a recipe whilst helping you cook, or instructions on how to play a game, it is all reading, so mark it down in their reading record.

Spellings are sent out every Monday in your child’s homework book and then are expected back in every Friday. Your child is expected to complete two practices at the front and a weekly practice of words at the back. There are lots of ideas in the Homework book inside the covers to encourage the production of this and make it more fun.

TT Rockstars:

It is expected that 15 minutes of times table practice is carried out at home each week. Every child will have their login in the front of their reading records. If you are experiencing difficulty in accessing the site, please bring your device into school and let out IT expert help you out.


Please see below for our knowledge organisers for the term.