Adventurers 8

Adventurers 8 is a Year 3 class taught by Miss Smart.

Hello Year 3, we hope you are looking forward to coming back in September, we will have a great year with lots of fun, laughter and most importantly lots of learning. 

You will have Miss Smart as your class teacher and Miss Agretti and Miss Simpson as your teaching assistants.

This will be a big jump coming up from Year 2, but we will have a great year!
We are really looking forward to teaching you.

  • School day starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:15pm
  • Some children will come to school for 8:30 for Phonics- your child will receive a letter if this applies to them
  • Drop-off and pick-up for year 3- main buzzer gate (car park entrance)
  • KS2 children are entitled to milk, either free or paid. Milk must be paid on Parent Pay- see school office if you need help using Parent Pay

Important dates

Important Dates
(*more dates may be added later)

Tuesday 4th January 2022 – Back to school for all pupils
Friday 7th January 2022 – Road Safety (Rescheduled session)
Tuesday 11th January 2022 – African Dance Workshop KS2



 We will be completing the daily mile everyday as part of our healthy schools approach. As well at that, we have a range of different sports covered by our PE curriculum. This will change each half term/term.
On P.E days, children will need to wear the correct P.E Kit, please see below.

Miss Smart and Miss Anderson

Autumn Term P.E Days

Monday – Swimming at Boldon Comp with Mrs Legg

Tuesday – Rugby with John Pickering


Swimming appropriate kit:

      • Swimming costume (no two-pieces)
      • Towel
      • Swimming hat/ goggles (optional)

 P.E appropriate kit:

      • Plain white t-shirt (with or without school logo) 
      • Navy or black jogging bottoms/leggings or shorts
      • Black or white trainers
      • School hoodie or plain navy hooded top (optional)

Homework- Reading & Spellings

Reading is really important and helps with all aspects of your learning. You are expected to read 3 times a week at home, this can be by yourself or with an adult. There will be a new reading challenge introduced this year. You will have your own bookmark and will need to collect stickers, there will be a termly reward.

On ClassDojo, the Year 3 staff will be sharing a weekly focus. This will be something we have been working on in English and Maths, and is optional homework your child may want to complete to extend their learning.


Spellings will be sent out in your reading diaries on a Monday and then a spelling test will take place on a Friday. You can practise your spellings how you like at home; remember you can also use Spelling Shed too. 


Class Dojo

You will be able to collect Dojo points by demonstrating the schools’ values. Parents can message the class teacher and respond to classroom achievements. 

Times Table Rockstars

Core Maths & Times Table Rock Stars

In Year 3 we will be focusing daily on mental arithmetic and learning and knowing your times tables. We will be using an exciting program called Times Tables Rock Stars. You will be encouraged to practise at school and at home. You can challenge your friends and you get your own avatar.


Termly Topics

Our topics for the Spring 1 half term are as follows:

Literacy: Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit
Guided Reading: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Maths: Multiplication and Division, Statistics and Fractions
Learning Means the World: Come Fly With Me… Africa (Culture) and Three Giant Steps (NC Geography)
R.E: What can we learn about Christian signs and symbols by visiting churches?
French: Animals I like and don’t like
PE: Rugby and Swimming
PSHE: Health and Healthy Eating

Please see our Curriculum pages for each year group’s long term planning.


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