Year 3

What happens in Year 3?

Year 3 is the first year that the children will spend in Knaphill Junior School. We are really lucky as we have our own building just for Year 3 to use. The year is full of many fun and exciting events such as visits to Butser Farm, Chertsey Museum and Walton Firs Activity Centre. In the Summer Term, we have a Roman Day when everyone comes to school dressed as a Roman and we enjoy taking part in Roman themed activities.

Many fun and exciting things happen in Year 3:

  • The children go on a day trip to Butser Farm in the Autumn term and to Chertsey Museum in the Spring Term.
  • Each class takes part in an archaeologist workshop in the Autumn Term.
  • The children take part in a Roman themed day during the Spring Term.
  • The children perform in a Christmas play at the Holy Trinity church in December.

Day to day guide

Children will need to bring their homework diary, reading folder, reading book and pencil case to school every day. Each morning, they will have the opportunity to change their school reading book if they need to.


Each week we upload to Google Classroom the homework and the overview for the following week. Please check this carefully for important information and messages


Please encourage your child to read for 10 minutes a day and where possible read and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Please sign the homework diary be signed each week to confirm that daily reading has been done. Children who have a reading scheme book are responsible for changing their own books and are expected to change scheme books at least once a week. A teacher will help those children who need help selecting books.

In Year 3, we will set the children weekly English, Maths and Topic homework. If children are absent when homework/spellings are given out it is their responsibility to get the relevant work from their teacher. We hope that you will support us by ensuring that the children do their homework and make sure that it is handed in on time.


In school, we will focus on a different sound or spelling rule each week. Every Friday, the children will be given a list of ten spellings to learn for the week which will be tested the following Friday. Please encourage your child to spend a little bit of time each day learning their spellings and using them in sentences. We expect children to practise their spellings at home regularly. If your child does not understand the meaning of a word, please encourage them to look it up in a dictionary and to practise using the word in a sentence.


Each week, Maths’ homework will be set online using Purple Mash, TTRS or MyMaths. We would greatly appreciate your help in assisting your children with learn and consolidate skills learnt – there are many ways to make learning fun, for example: songs, computer games, and flashcards.


Each term a Knowledge Organiser will be uploaded to Google Classroom. This will give you the key information that will be taught during topic lessons. For topic homework, we would like you complete further research on an aspect of the knowledge organiser which can be presented in any way your like e.g. PowerPoint, poster, model.

Letters & Information


On the days the children have PE, they will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits.

  • 3B – Wednesday and Friday
  • 3E – Monday and Wednesday
  • 3R – Thursday and Friday