Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Every individual child achieves


   Welcome to Year 3   

General information....

Start of the school day: Children can enter the school building from 8:50. They must go straight to their class and be in school no later than 9:00.

End of the school day: Parents come into playground at 3:10.

What do children need to bring to school: Please bring a named water bottle every day! There is no need to bring a PE kit, children can just wear PE clothes on their PE day. Please don’t bring toys. Children can bring a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit to eat at playtime! If you would like your child to have milk, please contact the office.

PE Days -  Year 3 PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children need to wear their PE kit to school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children can wear shorts or leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt, polo shirt or other suitable top, trainers or plimsols. As the weather gets colder children may need warmer clothes such as a tracksuit top ad bottoms or a hoodie.


Reading - In year 3 we ask children to try to read every day or as often as possible with someone else (adult or sibling).  This is really important as becoming a confident reader helps children with their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Please support your child to develop their understanding of new vocabulary and the text they are reading by asking them questions and getting them to explain their thinking.

Ask me about sheets –

Every Friday there will be a new ‘Ask me about sheet’, you can find this on seesaw.  This will have spellings and prompts for you to discuss your child’s learning each week. It will also have notices for parents if needed. 

Below are links to other online learning resources and games which children can access at home. Children have been given individual passwords for Purple Mash, Sum Dog and Times Table Rockstars. Please ask if you need these to be sent home again or emailed. 


 What will my child be learning about?

We learn about some fantastic topics in year 3 including the Stone Age, India and Ancient Egypt. Please see the Curriculum by Term page for more information detail on what the children will be learning about this term. 


As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Autumn Term 

We will be learning about The Stone Age.     

   We will also be learning about Rocks and Soils.


Introducing Seesaw our learning platform.

Your child will be coming home with an invitation to join a new learning platform, Seesaw. 

Please click below to be taken to the site.


Seesaw is an online learning platform that is accessible from most electronic devices connected to the internet and addresses some of the issues gathered from our parent feedback from the lockdown :

· Printing – worksheets not great - seesaw allows children to edit and adapt worksheets on their devices and submit.

· Access - some only could use tablets/phones - Seesaw is accessible from most devices.

Over the next few weeks we will be showing the children how to use the new platform in the event of any further lockdowns to help us to improve the delivery of our remote learning.

Purple Mash

Click on Purple Mash to explore, improve your skills  and have fun in lots of creative ways. 

link to Purple Mash website


Keep practicing your number facts

Click on the link below to go to our maths area where there are lots of games to play to practice your number skills.

You can also find the times tables songs we learn at school on this page:


Click on the link below to find useful websites to support children's learning.




Practise your maths facts on Sumdog


Times Table RockStars

Access lots of free ebooks and more at Oxford Owl or get free audio books from  your local library.