St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School
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Welcome to Year 3


Mrs Crampton and Mrs Towers would like to welcome you to year 3. We are supported by Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Pearson, Mrs Compton and Miss Van Der Werf. 

In year 3 the children are encouraged to develop their independence and build on the foundations laid in key stage 1. At the beginning of key stage 2 they are encouraged to take more responsibility for their learning and personal organisation. 

General information

Both classes have outdoor PE on a Monday. Please ensure children are provided with appropriate clothing for outdoor sports especially during the winter months eg. jogging bottoms and jumpers.

Mrs Towers will teach indoor PE on a Tuesday and Mrs Crampton will teach indoor PE on a Friday. 

Homework is given out on a Friday and children need to return it on a Wednesday. Please remember to return your signed homework diaries into school. Numeracy homework is sometimes set from the 'mathletics' website and log in details can be found in homework books.



Literacy We are looking at the book The BFG and all of our Literacy learning is based around this book. We made our own BFG characters and went into our outdoor learning area to create idaes for our descriptive writing on settings.

Maths Our focus is calculations using the column method and showing our undestandig of the calculation or problem being raised by using bar modelling. If you would like to find out more about Bar modelling then look at the link on the left.

Other areas Our theme this term in Ancient Egypt and later in the term we will be baking Mince Pies.




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Powerful Passwords

This week we have been talking about the importance of creating passwords which can't be guessed by others.

Ask your children to tell you all about what they have learnt.

The children have also been told the importance of not sharing their passwords with anyone other than their grown ups and the reason for this.

PE kits


Please ask your children whether they have all of their PE kit in school. There are lots of PE items in our lost property box, which is the corner of the Year 3 cloakroom, and we are having more and more children each week saying they are missing items.

Outdoor PE is on a Monday for both classes

Indoor PE is on a Tuesday for 3DT and on a Friday for class 3FC.


Thank you for your continued support.

We are loving The BFG


I am sure that your child has been telling you all about our class reader, The BFG.

Ask your child what writing we have undertaken using direct speech and main and subordinate clauses. Both Mrs Towers and Mrs Crampton are so impressed with their attitude to writing and thinknig about how they can improve further.

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