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Welcome to Year 3, Jericho Class.

Teacher: Miss Clark

Learning support team: Mrs Wales, Mrs Ko, Mrs Daly, Mrs D'Arcy and Mrs Irvine. 

Spring 2 Curriculum Overview



Reading journals will be checked on a Tuesday and spelling tests are on a Friday.



Reading regularly (at least 4 times a week). This can be for around 15 minutes at a time; please read outloud to a family member and have them challenge you with questions from your VIPER bookmark. Record what you have read, which pages and a comment (using one of the questions on your Y3 viper bookmark). I will be checking these weekly on a Tuesday. 


You will have a list of 10 words to practice and learn each week. The spellings are given out for the start of each half term. A test will happen every Tuesday (to see what we already know) and on a Friday to see what we have learnt. 


Times tables rock stars - please practice your times tables 3 x a week. 

Maths Whizz - try to aim for 3 diamonds of progress a week (including what we do in class). 

We will monitor your access to the site weekly.



What should your child bring to school each day?

  • Reading book and Reading Record 
  • Lunch
  • Small clear pencil case (please see letter sent out in July following transition day)
  • Named water bottle


If your child brings a rucksack instead of a book bag, please make sure it is small as our cloakroom space is very limited.


School Uniform - All school uniform must be clearly labelled.







The children will be taught to use the continuous cursive handwriting style.  They will learn the correct formation of each letter in class. 

This link shows animations for each letter, as taught in class: 



The children will be exposed to a range of quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts in class.  They need to read as often and as widely as possible at home. 

Recommended reading lists for year 3:


Class Saint

Our class saint is St Therese of Lisieux.  We will learn about her life and how we can be like her.



On your child’s birthday, we ask that they do not bring sweets for their friends, but if they would like to donate a book to the class for the book corner instead, then it would be greatly appreciated.  They can also come to school in their own clothes on their birthday, or on the nearest school day if their birthday falls at the weekend.