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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 O'Shea - Vega Class Teacher
  • Miss Keane - Capella Class Teacher
  • Miss. Badat - ETA
  • Mrs. Aswat - ETA
  • Mrs. Basar - HLTA
  • Miss. Sheikh - 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.

Information for Parents

  • PE for Year 3 is on Thursday.  Please ensure your child comes to school wearing the correct PE kit.  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 Friday.
  • Homework will be uploaded weekly onto the following online platforms: Mathletics and Serial Mash.  

  • We will not be sending home reading books and children should not bring book bags into school. 


Covid safety measures

  • Year 3 will be using the Howard Street gate as an entry and exit point. 


  • We will be implementing staggered start/finish times for different bubbles. Registration for Year 3  will be at 8.30am prompt and their day will finish at 3pm.  When dropping children off and picking them up, It is really important that pick ups and drop off are strictly punctual to avoid mixing with other bubbles. Also, if you are late, your child cannot wait in the office - again to prevent mixing of bubbles.


  • There will be no breakfast or after school clubs.


  • Please do not bring any personal belongings into school, apart from a named water bottle. These must be filled from home and cannot be refilled in school.  Bottles will need to go home every day, to be cleaned and refilled.


  • School uniforms must be worn - please ensure these are clean and washed regularly. 


  • Children need to stay in school for lunch time. They can choose between a home packed lunch or a school meal. Whatever you decide on, will need to be kept the same for the half term. 


  • Children will have staggered playtimes and lunchtimes to prevent bubbles from mixing.


  •  Children will be asked to sanitise their hands regularly through the day, whenever they change sessions or activities. 

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 in Year 3 also receive Dojos for following the rules.  House points are awarded for outstanding work and effort. These are counted on a Friday. 

  • 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: