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Welcome to Year 3!

Harold Carter Class


Howard Carter (9th May 1874-2nd March 1939) was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist. He became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun in November 1922.

Times Table Rockstars


As a school, we have signed up to the wonderful online resource that is Times Table Rockstars.


It is a times tables game where the children can play a variety of challenges in order to improve their understanding of times tables. I can even set challenges!


This is a great resource to help with learning of times tables that are set for home learning each week.


The children have all been given their individual login details and were shown how to use the resource.


Just a reminder, details as follows:




Go to Login - School Pupils.


When School name box appears, type: CT1 1NE (St Thomas' Catholic Primary School Canterbury should appear).


Then enter unique individual username and password.


Enjoy and practice those times tables.


Mr Todd

               Term 2

Spellings and Times Tables - Week Beginning 07/12/20

Spellings and Times Tables - Week Beginning 23/11/20

Spellings and Times Tables - Week Beginning 16/11/20

History Homework - The Stone Age

Spellings and Times Tables - Week Beginning 09/11/20

Spellings and Times Tables - Week Beginning 02/11/20

Dear Parents,


Year 3 children have had a fantastic start to the academic year, striving to become more independent in their learning and in their approach to school life. Thank you for helping your child to achieve this very important KS2 skill.


It was lovely to talk to so many of you at the recent parent consultations. Working together with you helps us to enable your child to reach their full potential. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you ever have any questions; your support is extremely valuable.


We are very excited as this is CHRISTMAS TERM! We will be keeping you updated with our festive celebrations.


A few things I would like to highlight;

  • Please send children into school with a coat, even if the day looks sunny first thing, as the weather can quickly change.
  • Children must have their full, named PE kit in school at all times with clothing suitable for outside weather as well as indoors. If your child has earrings, then please provide tape to cover your child’s earrings.
  • Homework will continue to be weekly spellings and a times table focus. Please continue to hear your child read on a daily basis and remember to sign the yellow book. Also, this term, look out for a ‘topic’ themed project which your child will have time to complete and hand-in on the due date. Thank you.


Please Note: Our PE days for this term is a Monday and Tuesday - could PE kit be in for these days please.


Important Diary Dates:

Anti-Bullying Week: WB Monday 16th November 2020

DT day: Friday 4th December 2020

End of term 2: Friday 18th December 2020

Term 3 begins: Tuesday 5th January 2021


Mr Todd

Term 1

Spellings and Times Tables - Week Beginning 12/10/20

Spellings and Times Tables - Week Beginning 05/10/20

Spellings - Week Beginning 28/09/20

Spellings - Week Beginning 21/09/20

Spellings - Week Beginning 14/09/20

Welcome to Key Stage 2- Year 3!


What a strange and unprecedented time we have faced over the last few months, I do hope that you managed to have a lovely and relaxing summer. It was wonderful to meet the children during the transition morning, myself, Mrs Gadd and Miss D’Alessandro are really looking forward to this academic year.


A few things I would like to highlight;

  • Break time tuck is not provided by the government in KS2. Children can bring in a healthy snack to enjoy at break time, such as some fruit/cut up vegetables/raisins.
  • There are no universal school lunches in KS2. Unless your child is entitled to a Free School Meal, children wishing to have school lunches must pay for each lunch.
  • Please can children have their full, clearly named, PE kit in school at all times, including a pair of school tracksuit bottoms for the colder weather.
  • Homework will usually be set on Monday and expected in on Friday. Details of homework will be recorded by children in their homework diary. Each week children will receive a set of spellings to learn and a times table to focus. There will also be, at times, a piece of written work or some maths calculations.
  • Children are also encouraged to read daily at home, preferably reading aloud to an adult who can discuss the text with them. Children who read at home regularly have been shown to make much more rapid progress. Reading is to be recorded in their homework diary please. 
  • Homework diaries will also be used as contact books between home and school. 


Please Note: Our PE days for this term is a Monday and Tuesday - could PE kit be in for these days please.


Furthermore, please provide tape to cover your child's earrings on PE days - Thank you.


 Important dates for your diary:                          

 DT day: Friday 16th October 2020

 End of term 1: Thursday 22nd October 2020

 Term 2 begins: Monday 2nd November 2020


 Mr Todd