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This term we will be reading The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman.      





07.12. 21 

Please ensure your child is coming to school with some extra warm layers on, as the cold weather is now here. All children should also have a warm coat in school. 

Several children are not completing their online Maths home learning (usually this is MyMaths) . Please can you support your child with this. New homework is set every Wednesday. 

Please could you ensure that your child brings their own non-coloured glue stick into school if they have not already done so as we have noticed that many children do not seem to have their own glue sticks. Thank you.

We will be having our in class Christmas parties on the afternoon of Thursday 16th December. Please send your child to school with their own small treat to eat at the party. 

Creative Home Learning

Thank you to those children that have handed in their projects. We will be having a look at them in class next week.

Book List

As part of our focus on reading in school, we would like to develop the lending library of books within each class. This will enable the children to foster a passion and love of reading at Belmont and ensure that they have access to high quality texts.

Please find links to two book lists that have a variety of we would love to have in class.  Once a book has been donated to the class we will add it to the list of books purchased.  Please check this list to ensure that the book that you would like to donate is one that we don't already have.

 Year 3 recommended Book list 

Love reading 4 schools (Year 3)

List of books donated so far 


Home School partnership Video

20.09.21 - Please find below the link to the slides for the Year 3 Home School Partnership video. The video can be found on the Stream page in Google Classroom using your child's login details.

Year 3 Home School Partnership slides

First News

We have sent home most children's logins for First News with the children's reading records. 


If your child is using their own ukulele for their music lesson please remember to bring it into school. Please ensure your child's ukulele is clearly labelled with their name - preferably on the case and actual ukulele. A luggage type tag works well on the case, attached to the handle and makes it easier for the children to locate their instrument. 


Welcome to Year 3! 
Elm - Mrs Clifton (Mrs Boyadjian- Thursday)
Willow - Mr McDonnell
Mrs Bridges


Login Sheets 

All children have brought home with their computer login sheets. Please check your child's bag and keep this in a safe place. 

Water Bottles 

Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school with them each day so that they can hydrate regularly throughout the day. 


Reading Records and Books

  • Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. We encourage daily reading. 
  • Please sign/initial these entries.
  • Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed with at least 3 comments a week. 
  • All reading records are checked on Mondays so please send into school even if a new book is not needed.
  • Reading books can be changed as needed - on any day of the week.
  • Children may record their own books in the reading record so we can see what else they are reading. 



All children will learn to play the ukulele in Year 3. Lessons with a teacher from Hounslow Music Service will begin on Wednesday 22nd September. Please see the Parentmail sent on 6/9/21 for details if you wish to purchase a ukulele and ensure your child brings it to school on the 22nd.

Useful information for parents - Online ukulele tuner link 

Strings – from top – My dog has fleas ( this is a good way to hear if your ukulele is in tune). 
G 4th string (top string)
C 3rd string
E 2nd string
A 1st string (ground)

Which way to turn the turners video




Autumn Topic 

Our topic this term is Active Planet where we will be learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and sources of energy.




The below list is part of an initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home, it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced. 

Word Aware - Active Planet


Knowledge Organisers

Further information about the learning in geography is available on our new Knowledge Organisers. This can be found in the Willow and Elm Google Classrooms.



As you may be aware, last year Belmont introduced a new cursive handwriting scheme for those children who can consistently form all non-cursive letters correctly.
Here is a link to the handwriting guidelines to enable you to support your children practising letter formation at home. 

Belmont Handwriting Guidelines


Glue Sticks

Please provide a named  glue stick for your child to keep in their school pencil case. 
Thank you for your continued support.



Elm PE days will be Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).
Willow PE days will be Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor). 
Children are to come to school in full PE kit on these days as there will be no changing in school. 


Weekly Routines


Elm and Willow - Outdoor PE





Elm and Willow - French and Ukulele lessons


 Willow - Indoor PE 


Elm - Indoor PE


Calendar/ Key dates  

School Diary



Home Learning

For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here.

When supporting your child with Maths calculation please look at the methods we use in Year 3 in the school Year 3 Calculation Policy.


Daily (15-20 mins)

Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. Please sign/initial these entries. Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed. Three comments per week is ideal.  

Reading records are checked on Mondays but reading books can be changed on any day.

Children may borrow books from the classroom library and the Junior Library.

Please note that children are responsible for changing their own books. 

Grammar & Punctuation 

Please complete the pages listed in the table below  in your CGP Grammar book. These are due in school to be marked every Wednesday.


The words will be listed below from Wednesday and the children will be tested on the following Thursday/Friday. 


This will available from Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. The task is available on Google Classroom. 

Times Tables

Times table practice sheets


Creative Home Learning

Details will be on Google Classroom from Friday 8th October.

Creative Home Learning to be submitted by Friday 3rd December.

This week:                   

Grammar & Punctuation

Please complete pages 44 and 45 - Sentence Practice in your CGP Grammar book. These are due in school to be marked every Wednesday.


Please see this week's assignment on Google Classroom.


 The Statutory Spelling List below is for your reference. It shows the words/spelling patterns that

children should know by the end of Year 4. 

 Y3/4 Statutory Spelling list  -



Please learn the words in the table below for our spelling dictation task on the following Thursday/Friday.

Creating adverbs using the suffix 'ly' (exceptions to the rules)




Year 3 Recommended Reading List

Learning Tree


Learning in school this week:

Stories with familiar settings/news scripts

Maths Multiplication and division
Learning next week:
English Sentence and Grammar activities
Maths Multiplication and division



French homework is optional but we recommend children use Year 3's French Google Classroom, Linguascope and Belmont's French Website to consolidate what has been taught in class.

French Google Classroom

All year 3 children should have been invited to their French Google classroom where they can find French tasks and activities. 

Belmont's French Website

Go to Belmont's French website - where Year 3 have their own page - to find out what we have been doing in class and for extra activities and videos. The French website is updated regularly. Children must be logged in to their Google account to access the website.


 We recommend children use Linguascope regularly to learn French and other languages. The Linguascope link and log in details can be found in year 3's French Google classroom.