Glenfall Community Primary School

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Year 3

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Year 3 teachers are:

Miss O’Connor (Mondays – Wednesdays)

Miss Budenis (Thursdays – Fridays)

Year 3 teaching assistants are:

Miss Hannis

Mrs Lim

Miss Elliot

Mrs McNeill

Miss Newdeck


Our topic this term is

South America and the Rainforest

25 Rainforest Animals that you should know about - Swedish Nomad

Click here to find out what we will be learning across the curriculum this term:

subject overview Mayans

Click here to find out some fun facts about the rainforest:

Click here to watch some videos about the Mayans:   

The book that we will be reading as a class is Roald Dahl’s classic, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Children will love reading about all of the different characters who are lucky enough to win a golden ticket to go to the famous chocolate factory! We will be basing lots of our literacy around the book in the autumn term.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Scholastic Shop

Y3 have a spelling test each Wednesday. Throughout the year, they will be learning the Y3/4 statutory spellings as well as words which follow a particular spelling rule. 

Your child has a booklet with their spellings to practise. Here is an online copy:

Crimson – Autumn Spellings Y3 2022

Turquoise – Autumn Spellings Y3 2022


Here are the Y3/4 statutory spellings. Any help with learning these at home would be greatly appreciated:


Your child can practise Y3 spellings on this website:


In science, we will be learning about light. Please see the word mat below to find out some of the vocabulary we will be learning this term.

Light word mat

Children go swimming every Tuesday.

PE is each Friday. Children wear their PE kit to school on this day.


Forest School is each Thursday. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear and a change of clothes in the winter months. It can get muddy!


Are you a Times Tables Rockstar? Use these websites to keep learning your times tables!

parent letter Y3


South America and The Rainforest September 2020