Head of Year Welcome

Dear Year Three families,

I am Mr. McCahill, Assistant Headteacher and Head of Year 3, and I'd like to welcome you and your children to Year Three. I share 3 Simmonds with Mrs Horobin and our other class teachers in Year 3 are Mrs Chaubey in 3 Watt, Miss Begum in 3 Cadbury and Mr Thompson in 3 Tolkien. We are so excited to be part of your child’s learning journey and have some wonderful lessons and experiences planned for this year!

Year 3 is such an exciting year and the start of key stage 2. We encourage the children to become more independent with their learning and build key skills to support their learning going forward. We have a packed year of fun learning with many wonderful experiences! During wider curriculum lessons, the children will learn about Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, Mansa Musa and Earthquakes. We will be reading amazing texts such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Iron Man and Into the Jungle. In Writing, children will take on the roles and writing styles of story writers, biographers, and newspaper journalists!

Personal development is a big focus for us as an academy this year. At Ark Victoria we want to help our pupils become curious citizens with a strong moral purpose. As well as embedded themes throughout our curriculum, children will study carefully sequenced lessons and have weekly assemblies to develop a diverse knowledge of moral, social, and cultural issues as well as how they can positively contribute to the wider community. We are especially looking forward to learning about character and virtues.

We appreciate any support you can provide at home and ask your support in ensuring your child is participating in home learning everyday. Sitting with your child to read, talking about the text and questioning your child about what they have read will help build a positive reading culture and equip them with these vital skills.
The Year 3 team feel privileged to be teaching your children this year and look forward to seeing them grow both academically and socially. 

 Please use the following image to see our Year 3 Students and their work: 

Mr McCahill
Assistant Headteacher & Head of Year 3



Year 3 School day

School day Monday  Tuesday Wednesday   Thursday Friday
08:40 - 08:50 Morning activities Morning activities Morning activities Morning activities Morning activities
08:50 - 08:55 Registration Registration Registration Registration Registration
08:55 - 09:55 Computer Science   



Reading Reading Reading Reading
09:55 - 10:10  Break Break Break Break Break
10:15 - 11:10 Art Maths Maths Maths Maths
11:10 - 12:00 French  


Computer Science

Writing Writing Writing Writing
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch
12:50 - 13:10 Registration/Handwriting





13:10 - 14:10 13:10-13:50 RE




13:10 - 13:55 PD


13:55-14:15 Maths Meeting (QLA)

14:10 - 14:35 13:50- 14:20 Music 

14:25- 14:35 New spellings and spelling test 




Maths Meeting (arithmetic) 


Spelling Practise 

14:15 Library and Story time
14:35 - 14:50 Math Meeting (arithmetic) Math Meeting (arithmetic) Celebration Assembly – at end of day 14.40 Math Meeting (QLA) PD Assembly – at end of day 14.40 
14:50 - 15:05 Class Story/Dismissal of Class 


Reading at home with your child



Year 3 Homework Expectations 
  • Weekly immersive reader homework over teams. Children to listen and track along. (Optional- produce retrieval questions or a retrieval picture for the text). 
  • Children to read their home reader or library book for 10 minutes per day. 
  • For children on Lexia interventions. 1 x 30 minute session weekly. 
  • 1 weekly grammar nugget on Century Tech. 
  • Weekly spelling test practise- 5 minutes per day. 
  • 1 weekly maths nugget on Century Tech. 
  • Weekly times table test practise- 5 minutes per day. 
  • TTRS- 5 minutes per day. 
  • Optional Science nuggets available on Century Tech. 
  • Occasional research task set by class teacher- no more than 10 minutes