Year 3: Cedar and Hazel 2019 - 2020

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Miss Fry is our teacher in Hazel class and be contacted via email at

Miss Malone is our teacher in Cedar class and be contacted via email at

Mrs Zeverona works with us in Year 3.


In Year 3 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.


Life in Year 3

The children in Year 3 are looking forward to a great year of learning. We have a focused session on Reading, Writing and Maths  each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music each week. 

Hazel Class will have PE on Monday and Wednesday.

Cedar Class will have PE on Tuesday and Friday.

Please make sure children have their full PE kits in school so they can participate safely.

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Our Curriculum 

At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning. 

English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 3 

English - Reading

This year we will be reading and discussing a variety of texts, reading aloud, making predictions and summarising what we have read. We will be using dictionaries to check the meanings of new words that we meet and showing understanding of what we have read through drama and role-play activities. Children will be also be reading different texts in school during shared reading sessions each morning. We also have a class book that we read at the end of the day.

Hazel Class are currently reading: Varjak Paw by SF Said

Cedar Class are currently reading: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

English - Writing

We aim to improve our writing this year by planning, drafting and proofreading our work for errors and improvements. We wil start to use the horizontal and diagonal stokes needed to join letters and increase the legibility and consistency or our handwriting.

In Spelling we will be learning about how to add prefixes and suffixes to words to change their meaning and choosing approprtiate homophones for our writing including berry/bury, great/grate, main/mane and here/hear. We will also be learning how to spell the words on our Year 3/4 word list (this can be found within the documents below).

Our grammar focus will be on adding detail and interest to our sentences through the use of conjunctions to join and extend sentences, using adverbs and preopsitions to express time, place and cause and using nouns and pronouns for clarity and cohesion. We will be continuign to punctuate different sentence types correctly as well as learning how to use the possesive apostrophe and how to punctuate direct speech with inverted commas. 


This term in Maths our focus will be on learning how to tell the time to the nearest minute. We will look at an analogue clock and discuss the difference between AM and PM and revise the terms 'past' and 'to'. Later, we'll be looking at 24-hour time on a digital clock before measuring and calculating the duration of different events.

The Wider Curriculum in Year 3

This term our History topic is The Ancient Egyptians.

Please see our Curriculum newsletter at the bottom of the page for more information on our topics. 


How can I help and support my child at school? 

Homework in Year 3

Year 3 homework will be sent out every Friday and should be returned by the following Friday. 

Homework will include a variety of Reading, Spelling, Maths and Handwriting tasks. 

Reading is encouraged daily and Children are able to choose a book from our class library to take home with them. Please aim to read with your child at least 3 times per week and sign their reading diaries regularly. 

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Key Websites your child can use to support their learning in Year 3

Futher websites and log in details can be found in the 'files' tab below.

Practical ideas to support your child 

  • Sharing books, reading with and to your child. 

  • Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc. 

  • Making opportunities to play and work with others. 

  • Opportunities to be creative. 

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP where we will be regularly uploading what we do in class. Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school as we love to see them! 

Files to Download

Year 3: Cedar and Hazel: News items

Year 3: Cedar and Hazel: Blog items

First week back, by Miss Malone

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