Cycle 2

Year 3 Sapphire Class are excited to start the new topics in Cycle 2. As the weather gets colder and the nights get darker, we are working extremely hard to keep focused and try our best with our learning!


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 2

English– Into the Forest by Anthony Browne

Maths-    Fractions

Place Value


Science– Forces and Magnets

Topic- Stone and Iron Age

P.E.-  Hockey and Gymnastics


French- Bonjour

Religious Education- 

PSHE- Building Learning Power- Resourcefulness

DT – Moving cart

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

Miss Jackson