Coppice Primary

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 Hello and welcome to Year 3! We are Badgers, known for being hardworking and loyal!

Please take note of our new school times. The school day will begin at 08:45 (this is when the register will be completed) the gate will be open from 08:35 and will close at 08:40. The school day will finish at 15:15. Also with our daily assembly, on a Friday you may be invited in if your child has got special envelope or writer of the week so please look out for this but also please don't tell them as it is a lovely surprise.

We are all here to help you:


Miss Hemsworth (Class Teacher)

Mrs Fowkes, Mrs Clarke, Miss Richards and Mrs Naylor




 Please click on the link below to access our class timetable for Spring 1 so that you can see what is happening each day: 

Year 3 Spring 1 Timetable 


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P.E. this half term is on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. On Mondays the children will have a Karate session and on a Thursday the children will have a gymnastics lesson with Miss Hemsworth.  Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days and that earrings have been removed in advance. 


Please see the homework sheet for this half term on the link below: 

This will be printed and given to your child in school too. 

Year 3 Spring 1 Homework

Maths Homework: 

It is ESSENTIAL that your child fluently knows their times tables both division facts and multiplication and have quick recall on these. Therefore, Maths homework will be sent home weekly and will be due in for the Friday of the same week.


Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. Please ensure that your child reads at home at least three times each week  and that you sign their reading record when they have done this. This can lead to a prize from Mrs Seaton at the end of the half term. We also, have a competition running in school each week. The number of times each child in the class reads each week is added up and the class that has read the most receives a prize in our Star Assembly on a Friday morning. If the children read five or more times in a week they can gain a prize in class each week! It is very important that they understand what they are reading, a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.  



Please look at the literacy non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.

This half term we are focussing on Recounts, Narratives and Newspaper Reports. 

We will be focussing on two books in our Literacy sessions: 

- Stone Age Boy

- Stone Age Sentinel 



Our SPAG sessions will focus on: Full stops, Question Marks, Exclamation Marks and Prepositions. 

Our spelling focus, is the Year 3/4 statutory spellings. Our spellings will be learnt in class and the children will complete a Spelling Quiz on a Friday morning. 


Please look at the maths non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.

This half term the children will be focussing on Multiplication and Division and Measurement. 

We will be focussing on the following skills: 

- To consolidate the 2,4 and 8 times tables.

- To compare statements. 

- To work with related calculations. 

- To Multiply one and two digit numbers with and without exchanging. 

- To Divide two digits by one digit with and without remainders. 

Measurement: Money: 

- To count money in Pence

- To count money in Pounds

- To work with Pounds and Pence. 

- To convert Pounds and Pence

- To add and subtract money. 

- To give change.  

Our Topic for this half term focusses on the Stone Ages!

Our Topic work will, link closely to our Literacy work. Each week we will be exploring a key question. Please see these below: 

Week 1: Trip to Creswell Crags on Thursday 12th January!

Week 2: What is archaeology and why is it important?

Week 3: Who were the first people in Britain? Why were they hunter gatherers? Compare with Trading today.

Week 4: What is pre-history? How did we become an Island?

Week 5: What was life like on Skara Brae? What were Stone Age houses like? Discuss settlements and land use and how the houses and land use compare with the modern day world.

Week 6: What did they wear in the Stone Ages?


Awards 2022-2023

We have a brand new award system beginning in Spring 2023!
We now have 12 values that we believe are the beating heart of Coppice and we shall refer to these as our "CARE Values" these have been selected in consultation with our children and staff.
C stands for: confident, committed and considerate
A stands for: accepting, aspirational and achieving
R stands for: respectful, responsible and resilience
E stands for: excellent, empathetic and enthusiastic

We are very excited to be starting work on our new values system when we come back in school in January.  Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  Our first value will be Respect.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.

Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.

Each week Mrs Seaton will send out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges



Monday 9th January- First day of Spring Term

Thursday 12th January- Year 3 School Trip to Creswell Crags

Monday 6th February - Children's Mental Health Week

Friday 10th February - Young Voices Choir concert!

Thursday 16th February - Break up!

Friday 17th February - INSET day

Monday 27th February - First day back at school!

Wednesday 1st March - Author in school

Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day! 

Tuesday 7th March - Parent's evening until 6pm

Wednesday 8th March - Parent's evening until 7pm

Thursday 23rd March - World Maths Day!

Friday 31st March - Break up!