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Class Reading Books
This term we will be reading.      







Please remember November 24th is an inset day.

 Unfortunately, the ukulele teacher is off sick again. Hounslow Music are trying to find us a replacement. Please bring in ukuleles next Tuesday as normal in case they send us a new teacher.

Thank you to all those parents who are helping their child to bring items into school at the right time. It is really important that your child has these items on the correct day. These things can not happen if your child does not have them in school.

MONDAY: Reading Records-to be signed by class teacher

TUESDAY: Ukuleles-to be tuned

WEDNESDAY: CPG HW books-to be marked and MyMaths completed

THURSDAY: Library Books- to be changed





This noticeboard will be updated on Wednesday afternoons to keep you updated with life in Year 3 and homework.

Year 3 Team

Elm - Miss Rogers

Willow - Mrs Gill and Ms Pearce

Support staff - Mrs Bridges and Miss Johansson


Reading for Pleasure books for class

As part of our focus on reading in school, we would like to develop the lending library of books within each class. This will enable the children to foster a passion and love of reading at Belmont and ensure that they have access to high quality texts.
Please find links to the book list that has a variety of books that we would love to have in class.  Once a book has been donated to the class we will add a tick to show we now have it.  Please check the list to ensure that the book that you would like to donate is one that we don't already have.
These books will be stamped to show who has generously donated them and shared with all the class.
The books come from the Recommended Books for Year 3 List which can be found below.

Year 3 recommended Book list 


Online Safety

We have been having online safety lessons in Year 3 using the CEOP resource Jessie and Friends. Please see letter and help sheet resource below for further information. You may also like to play the online game with your child which is linked to our lessons to promote further discussions. 

Letter and Help sheet  to Parents

Game link


Water Bottles 

Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle to school with them each day so that they can hydrate regularly throughout the day. 

Reading Records and Books

  • Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. We encourage daily reading. 
  • Please sign/initial these entries.
  • Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed with at least 3 comments a week. These can be written by the adult or child ( at least one comment should be from an adult). 
  • All reading records are checked on Mondays so please send into school even if a new book is not needed.
  • Reading books can be changed as needed - on any day of the week.
  • Children may record their own books in the reading record so we can see what else they are reading. 



All children will learn to play the ukulele in Year 3. Lessons with a teacher from Hounslow Music Service will begin in  September  date to be confirmed). Please look out for a Parentmail soon for further details. 

Useful information for parents - Online ukulele tuner link 

Strings – from top – My dog has fleas ( this is a good way to hear if your ukulele is in tune). 
G 4th string (top string)
C 3rd string
E 2nd string
A 1st string (ground)

Which way to turn the turners video


Here is the link to for the resources children have been using in lessons if you want some extra practice at home.

 Autumn Topic 

Our topic this term is Active Planet where we will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. 




The below list is part of an initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home, it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced. 

Word Aware - Autumn Active Planet 


Knowledge Organisers

Further information about the children's learning is available on our new Knowledge Organisers. This can be found in the Willow and Elm Google Classrooms. The link will be updated when the children have joined their new Google classroom. 

Elm Google Classroom Willow Goggle Classroom 


As you may be aware Belmont uses a cursive handwriting scheme for those children who can consistently form all non-cursive letters correctly.
Here is a link to the handwriting guidelines to enable you to support your children practising letter formation at home. 

Belmont Handwriting Guidelines



For the Autumn Term there will be one indoor and one outdoor session.

Elm and Willow PE days will be Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor).
Children are to come to school in full PE kit on these days as there will be no changing in school. 


Weekly Routines


Bring in Reading Record. 

Elm and Willow Outdoor PE.


Bring ukulele in for tuning. 

Times tables test. 


Elm and Willow - French (starting 13.09.23) and Ukulele lessons (from 27.09.23) 

Return CGP HW books for marking and Maths HW to be completed.

Spelling test.


Elm and Willow- Indoor PE 

Library book change day.




Calendar/ Key dates  

School Diary 



Home Learning

For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here.

When supporting your child with Maths calculation please look at the methods we use in Year 3 in the school Year 3 Calculation Policy.


Daily (15-20 mins)

Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. Please sign/initial these entries. Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed. Three comments per week is ideal.  

Reading records are checked on Mondays but reading books can be changed on any day.

Children may borrow books from the classroom library and the Junior Library.

Please note that children are responsible for changing their own books. 

Grammar & Punctuation 

Please complete the pages listed in the table below  in your CGP Grammar book. These are due in school to be marked every Wednesday.


The words will be listed below from Wednesday and the children will be tested on the following Wednesday. 


This will available from Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. The task is available on Google Classroom. 

Times Tables

These websites will help make learning times tables at home fun and maximise confidence.

Timestables.co.uk                 Belmont times table challenge sheets                                                     Times Tables Rock Stars 

Topmarks Primary Homework Help  Hit the Button 

Creative Home Learning

Details to follow in Google Classroom for our Autumn topic. 

This week:           22.11.23

Grammar & Punctuation

This week for homework please complete pages 10 and 11 in your Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling homework book.


Please refer to your Google Classroom assignment.

Times tables-look at the times table challenge sheet your child brings home on Tuesday. These are the times tables they need to learn for next Tuesday's test.


The Statutory Spelling List below is for your reference. It shows the words/spelling patterns that

children should know by the end of Year 4. 

 Y3/4 Statutory Spelling list  


This weeks words

Creating adverbs using the suffix 'ly' (root word ends in ‘le’ )












(Some children will have their own blue spelling book with different words of focus-these children do not need to learn the words above).


Blue Book Children Spellings


 put   said   says   school   she

should   so   some  steak  sugar






Learning in school this week:

Stories with familiar settings. Narnia.

Column subtraction.
Learning next week:

Stories with familiar settings. The Tunnel.

Maths Column subtraction.



French homework is optional but we recommend children use Year 3's French Google Classroom, Linguascope and Belmont's French Website to consolidate what has been taught in class.

French Google Classroom

French Google Classroom

All year 3 children have be invited to their French Google classroom where they can find French tasks and activities. 

Belmont French Website

Belmont French Website

Go to Belmont's French website to find out what we have been doing in class and for extra activities and videos. The French website is updated regularly. Children must login to their Belmont Google account to access the website.



 We recommend children use Linguascope regularly to learn French and other languages. The Linguascope link and log in details can be found in year 3's French Google classroom.