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Year Three - Classes Capella and Vega

Teacher welcome

Hello and welcome to Year 3. Year 3 comprises of classes Capella and Vega. Capella is the name of the brightest star in the Auriga constellation. In Greek mythology, the star represented the goat Amalthea. Vega is the name of the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra - Vega can be translated into Latin as Vultur Cadens, 'the falling eagle/vulture'.

  • Mrs. Shah - Capella Class Teacher 
  • Mrs. Ustrana - Vega Class Teacher
  • Miss. Jasat - SNA
  • Mr. Soni - ETA
  • Miss. Gora - HLTA

In Year 3 we all have a growth mindset and try our very best in all that we do. Our learning is fun and our voices are heard. We take pride in the work we produce and we regularly use the Secrets of Success to show positive behaviour for learning because there’s snow place like Capella and Vega.

Information for Parents

  • PE for Year 3 is on Wednesdays.  Please ensure your child has a labelled PE kit in school for this day.  It is important that your child does not come to school wearing jewellery or earrings on this day as they will not be able to participate.
  • Spellings are handed out weekly and a test will take place on Thursday.
  • Homework will be handed out on a Thursday every week to be brought back into school on Tuesday. Children will be assigned project-based homework from time to time which will be linked to our creative topic.  Homework should be completed by your child, in pencil please, unless otherwise stated. 
  • Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday.
  • Swimming is on Tuesday afternoon for all of year 3 – children need to bring a swimming costume or trunks (not shorts) and a towel, plus their swimming caps. Again, please ensure your child is not wearing earrings or jewellery on this day. 

Our class rules and rewards

At the start of Year 3, we came up with a set of rules for everyone to follow. All the children and adults working in Year 3 signed a pledge once we agreed to abide by the rules.

 1.           We always do our best.

2.            We treat others with respect.

3.            We listen when others are speaking.

4.            We show courtesy and consideration to everybody.

5.            We put our hand up in class when we need to speak.

6.            We stay away from telling tales.

As well as Good to be Green, children receive stamps on their individual bookmarks. Once the bookmarks are complete they receive a prize. In Year 3, children also receive table points for any tables who follow the rules.

Upcoming and exciting events

We have a number of exciting experiences for the children to be involved in this year. These include:

  • Visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park: this visit links with our 'Predator' topic. Children will have the opportunity of seeing lots of different animals in the food chain, including predators and prey. We will also take part in a workshop where children will get the chance to handle some animals close-up if they dare!
  • Meeting Everyday Heroes: For this experience, we will be inviting visitors into school so children can meet real life heroes, such as fire-fighters, doctors and police officers.  We will be finding out about their duties and responsibilities. If we are really lucky we may even get to handle the equipment our heroes use to help them do their jobs. 
  • York Chocolate Story:  For our 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' topic, we will be taking the children to York Chocolate Story to find out about the history of chocolate and how it came to England. We will also be taking part in a workshop, making chocolate truffles and lollies!
  • Magna: As part of our Mighty Metals topic we will visit the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield.  Here we will enjoy a hands-on experience, packed with interactive exhibits and fascinating displays. We will explore the wonders of science and technology in the four pavilions of air, fire, earth and water!
  • Ancient Greeks: A theatre company will come in to school to give children a taste of life as Athenian or Spartan children.


  • How parents can help at home
  • Listen to your child reading – Please try to read on a daily basis with your child and ask them questions about what they have read. Please ensure their reading journal has been completed by an adult after each reading session at home.                                             
  • Encourage your child to practise and learn their spellings – discuss spelling patterns or rules. The most important thing is that they know to apply the spellings to their writing.
  • Practise calculations at home to develop fluency. Practise written methods such as the column method and the grid method.
  • Encourage your child to take care of all the work they do, including homework – they should write in pencil, and keep their writing neat (preferably joined-up).
  • Encourage your child to talk about what they have learnt at school.
  • Talk about your child’s homework – discuss the work, and ask your child to explain it to you (although they should complete the work independently).

Our class targets are:

  • To ensure good or better progress for all core areas for this cohort.
  • To increase the percentage of children achieving GD to bring data in line with national.
  • To ensure most able children make good or better progress in reading, writing, SPaG and maths.
  • To continue to focus on inference and comprehension skills in reading.