GSO Test


Class 3

Welcome back to Term 5! 

Key Information:

This term we will have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday. The children will need to wear their PE kits to school on these days. Please can the children wear their school jumpers over the top. 

This term we will have Forest School on a Thursday afternoon. They will need to have long sleeved, warm clothing that can get dirty. Please send the children into school wearing their Forest clothes on a Thursday. If the children do not have Forest Clothes clothes, they will not be able to join in.  

Children will need a labelled water bottle, reading book, reading record and spelling book every day

If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to come and see me before/after school. Alternatively, you can email on our class email

From the Year 3 team

Mrs Flanagan, Mrs Curryer, Miss Bates and Mrs Tooth



Here is our class timetable for Term 5:


Learning in Class

This table shows what we will be learning about this term

 Home Learning

Homework will be sent out on a Friday. There will be either a piece of English or Maths work to complete.

Children will also need to practice spellings, times tables and reading at home. 

We also have an additional homework menu (below). You can choose to complete different activities from the menu linked to our topic (this is optional). Please return it on a Friday.


Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)

To help develop children’s fluency in mathematics, we ask them to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term.

Children should aim to practice their KIRFs at least 3 times a week.

Please see below this term’s list of KIRFs which are aligned to the new Maths curriculum. They are intended to be challenging and where possible the children will be taught the necessary Maths in lessons beforehand.

If you have any questions about how to help your child with these at home please do let us know!


Here are the spellings for this term. They will be tested each week on a Friday. Tests will be returned home in spelling books. Please make sure spelling books are in bags every day. We will let your child know which spelling group they are in.

 Term 5 Spellings - Group A

Term 5 Spellings - Group B

English: Support and Guidance for Parents

 Reading at Home: Reading at home is so important. The more you read, the more confident a reader you will be! If you are unsure what to read you could ask an adult, our school librarians or here is a link to some suggestions: Books for Year 3 children aged 7-8 | School Reading List 

Maths: Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS) for the year

 Year 3 Term 1 KIRFS

Year 3 Term 2 KIRFS

Year 3 Term 3 KIRFS

Year 3 Term 4 KIRFS

Year 3 Term 5 KIRFS

Year 3 Term 6 KIRFS

Maths: Support and Guidance for Parents



Below are some videos showing how we teach column addition and subtraction in Year 3. We hope you find them useful. Please ask if you would like any further help supporting your child at home...

Addition: Column method - Build it...

Addition: Column method - Draw it...

Addition: Column method - Solve it...

Addition column method with carrying - Build it, draw it, solve it...


Subtraction: Column method - Build it...

Subtraction: Column method - Draw it...

Subtraction: Column method - Solve it...


We hope you find them useful!