Year 3: Newton

Year 3: Newton

Our Year 3 class is named after the esteemed physicist, mathematician and astronomer Isaac Newton and is located on the top floor of our main Victorian building.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, Year 3 students are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History, Geography, PE and Spanish.

Every child will continue to read one-to-one with an adult at least once every week, as well as in a group session. In these sessions we focus on all aspects of reading: fluency, expression, and comprehension, as well as decoding skills. As their decoding skills become increasingly secure, teaching will be directed more towards developing their vocabulary and the breadth and depth of their reading, making sure that they become independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read widely and frequently. Level appropriate reading books sent home will be changed at least once a week and parents are encouraged to fill in their child’s reading records.

We will also be building further on the core foundations learnt while in Key Stage 1 to further develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as well as their mathematical fluency and reasoning. In Maths, the principal focus is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and develop efficient written and mental methods to perform calculations accurately with increasingly larger whole numbers. Each week the children are given homework which will have an element of English or Maths as well as something related to their current topic.

The Year 3 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 3 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 3 team:

Class teacher:
  • Miss A. Mattey
Support staff:
  • Mrs G. Rose
KS1 Leader:
  • Mrs S. Lee

Other key roles:

  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs S. Lee

National Schools Closure:

Following government guidelines, we are working towards a phased return of designated priority year groups. This will happen at different stages between 4th – 15th June and parents & carers of these year groups will be informed of the arrangements for their child’s return.

At all times we will continue to have the absolute best interest of our children, families and staff at the forefront of our thinking when planning the reopening of our school. We do not want to compromise the health, safety and well-being of our entire school’s community so safeguarding this remains our absolute priority.

For those children not required to come to school, their learning remains very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here ›

Dear Year 3 parents and carers:

RE: End of year celebration – Tuesday 14th July

We have missed you and your child.

As the summer term draws to its end, we would like to give your child the opportunity to say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils.

Therefore, I am writing to invite your child to school during the afternoon of Tuesday 14th July

The instructions for the afternoon are as follows:
1. Attire: please ensure that your child is dressed in their full school uniform.

2. Arrival: please arrive at the following times:
• Year 5 – at 1.00pm at the back gates
• Year 4 – 1.15pm at the back gates
• Year 3 – 1.30pm at the back gates
• Year 2 – 1.30pm from the office reception entrance

3. Collection: please collect your child from the back gates at 2.45pm.

Kindly confirm your and your child’s attendance by phone 0207 8286790 or by email to

We look forward to seeing your child on Tuesday 14th July.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Dyer, Mrs Lee & Mrs Camplin

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