Cycle 3

Well done Pearl class on a very successful cycle 2. We have lots more exciting learning to look forward to as we approach cycle 3.

Overview of Cycle 3:

English The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas 

We will be learning to use illustrations to infer characters’ feelings, actions and emotions. We will be developing our use of adjectives and using story maps to retell the story from different points of view.

Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

We will be developing our use of adjectives through character descriptions and using our phonic knowledge to create labels, lists and captions.

Maths Place value


Addition and Subtraction


Number bonds


Sharing, halving and doubling


One more and one less

Science Plants
Art Environmental Art
History Toys
Geography Our Local Area
DT A Taste of Britain
PHSE Building Learning Power
RE What is a special place for Sikhs?
PE Gymnastics

Agility and ball skills


Note for parents:


Reading Record: Please sign and date each day to let me know that your child has read with you. Reading books changed on a Monday.

Homework is given out on a Friday and must be handed in by the following Wednesday.

PE takes place on a Monday and Tuesday. Indoor PE on Monday and outdoor PE on Tuesday. Your child must be in full kit every week. PE kit is; black shorts, white polo shirt and black pumps. For outdoor PE as the weather is getting colder; black jogging bottoms, black zip up jacket, white polo shirt and black pumps.


There has been a lot of missed learning in the mornings due to late arrivals. Please ensure you arrive on time, school starts 8:50am prompt and learning begins as soon as your child arrives.


Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Harvey and Mrs Breeze










Year 3 Sapphire Class are excited to start the new topics in Cycle 3. As we move into Spring, we are looking forward to the lighter morning and evenings and noticing the changes to our environment!


As all children are now wearing our lovely school uniform could I remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform so that we are able to identify is easily. This will help reduce children’s uniform getting lost around school.


Homework is given out on a weekly basis. Children will bring home their homework on a Friday to be returned on a Wednesday. This will include a piece of maths work and some spellings that will be our focus in lessons the following week. This means children will be tested on their spellings on the Friday after they are given out. There will be a bookmark with the spellings on sent out in order to practise them at home.

In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.


Children have all been given a reading record book so that you are able to write in any comments after reading with your child. Reading is an essential part of your child’s learning, therefore we encourage them to read at home every night.


Throughout the school there is a traffic light system to monitor behaviour. Children will all start on green at the start of the school day. Children will receive a warning if they display unacceptable behaviour and then will move down to yellow and then red if this persists. We encourage all children to make the right choices in order to move back to green by the end of the day. In addition to this, we have a reward system around filling a bucket full of pom-poms. In order to fill the bucket, children have to be making good choices and being kind to one another. If the bucket is filled then the children are rewarded with something they have chosen. E.g. decorating biscuits, making rice krispie cakes.

The Always board chosen by year 3 was rabbits. Our Always rules are:

  • Work as a team
  • Be kind to other children and adults
  • Listen when others are talking
  • Use good manners
  • Try out best
  • Respect our classroom

House points

Children are rewarded with housepoints for good behaviour, work and following the school values. The winning house is announced in celebration assemblies on Fridays.


We will do PE on a Wednesday and Friday. Children will need to bring a PE kit consisting of white top, black shorts and pumps or trainers. Our Friday PE slot is outside, therefore you may wish to send in additional clothing as we move into Autumn and Winter.

An Overview of Cycle 3


Maths-    Fractions

Place Value


Science– Animals Including Humans

Topic- Europe

P.E.-  Athletics and Benchball


French- Bonjour

Religious Education- 

PSHE- Building Learning Power- Reflectiveness

Art –

I look forward to our third cycle this year and I’m sure the progress will continue!

Miss Jackson

Cycle 3

The children in Nursery have worked extremely hard during Cycle 2. We have just started Cycle 3 and are excited about all of the learning that will take place.

The children have really flourished and it has been lovely to see them become independent learners.  Every child has their own resources in their tray to access during group work and they are well on their way with writing their names in the morning, well done everyone.

During this cycle we will be having some special visitors in Early Years. We will be receiving a set of eggs which we will be able to see hatch into ducklings. Very exciting! The children will learn about the life cycle of a duckling.  They will have the opportunity to draw and write about them and maybe even hold one!

In cycle 3, we will also be reading some traditional tales including The Ugly Duckling and Jack and the Beanstalk.  These traditional tales tie in with our topic on Understanding the World as we develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

The children are working hard to learn the set 1 sounds in Read Write Inc and I would like to thank you for your continued support in reading with your child.  The feedback on the home reading books has been very positive and I look forward to welcoming you all to a reading morning in the near future.  More details to follow.

Things to remember:

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately.

All children require a pair of wellies in school.  The children really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the newly replenished sandpit.

Snack Money

We ask that the children continue to bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Thank you

Miss Livesey and Mrs Singh