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 school times. The school day begins 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 on your emails but also please don't tell them as it is a lovely surprise.

We are all here to help you:


Miss Whitehead (Class Teacher)


Mrs Fowkes,  Miss Richards and Miss Frost




 Please click on the link below to access our class timetable for Autumn 2 so that you can see what is happening each day: 

Autumn 2 timetable


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P.E. this half term is on a Tuesday and  Thursday afternoon. The children will have Dodgeball and Dance this half term. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on this day and that earrings have been removed in advance. 



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 on a Wednesday 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 you need to record reads on the Boom Reader App. 



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

This half term we are focussing on: myths and legends and Greek play scripts..

We will be focussing on these books: 


 Our SPAG sessions will focus on: simple, progressive and perfect tenses and the use of full stops. 

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. 

We will be focussing on the following skills: 

 - Multiplication- equal groups

- Use arrays

- Multiples of 2, 5 and 10

 - Multiply and divide by 3, 4 and 8

- Sharing and grouping

- The 2, 3, 4 and 8 times tables


Our topic for this term is It's All Greek to me!


Our Topic work will, link closely to our Literacy work. Each week we will be exploring a key question which will develop our History and Geography skills: 

Week 1: Who were the Ancient Greeks?

Week 2: What is Ancient Greek pottery?

Week 3: What was life like in Ancient Greece?

Week 4: Making an Ancient Greek pot: D&T 

Week 5: Who were the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece?

Week 6: Painting and Evaluating an Ancient Greek pot: D&T

Week 7: What sports did they play? What is the Olympic games?


Please see our knowledge organiser for key vocabulary and knowledge the children will be learning this half term: 



Awards 2023-2024

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 6th November - Back to school

Thursday 9th November - Photo Day!

Friday 17th November - Wear your Pj's for Children in Need

Friday 8th December - Non uniform day - bring a raffle prize

Wednesday 13th December - Flu Vaccinations

Thursday 14th December - KS2 Christmas Carol Concert at Church

                                                Christmas Dinner Day

                                                Young Voices concert for Parents - 3:15pm

Monday 18th December     Christmas Fair

Thursday 21st December    Last day of term - Christmas Party Day

Friday 22nd December        Inset Day