Infants : 01536 760486
Juniors : 01536 760361

Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child into Year 3. Our half-termly newsletters will inform you of our topics and the areas we will be covering, as well as any additional information you need to know.


  • Please feel free to come and speak to us about how your child is settling in, developments you’d like to share or any concerns you have. If this is a quick message, the member of staff on the door in the morning will be happy to pass it on to your child’s teacher, or please catch us at the end of the day. If it is something that will need longer, please make an appointment for a more convenient time. As you can appreciate mornings are very busy but we do want to hear from you and will do our very best to see you the same day. Home/School link books are checked every day, but it is always worth asking your child to let us know if there is a message inside that we need to read.
  • Please can we remind you to make sure all your child’s items of clothing are named, particularly jumpers? If your child does come home with clothing that doesn’t belong to them please return it as soon as possible.
  • PE days Year 3 are moving their P.E slot from Tuesday afternoons to Wednesday afternoons. This P.E session will take place outside each week. If the weather is deemed unsafe it will take place inside instead. Please make sure your child has suitable clothing for the colder weather for these sessions. They will require jogging/tracksuit trousers, jogging/tracksuit top and trainers on top of their usual P.E kit. This will start the week commencing Wednesday 18th January so please make sure they have their kit in school then. On those days, earrings must be taken out before school unless your child can take them out themselves. We can help them in school if you sign a permission slip. If your child goes home in their PE kit after a club, please make sure it is returned to school the next day. Children should wear a plain white t-shirt and preferably black shorts/leggings.
  • As in Year 2, children will be allowed to change their reading book on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as long as there is evidence in the Home/School link book that it has been read on two separate occasions. We encourage the children to take responsibility for changing their own books, so if they are a little forgetful, you may want to remind them on the way onto school! We are introducing Accelerated Reader across the school so the way that books are graded is changing but we will provide you with more information about this at a later date.
  • Homework is set on Thursdays and must be handed in by Tuesday. We will set literacy and maths work each week and a team point will be given for completed work (or even two if it is obvious that your child has made a particular effort). We will be using an internet-based site called My Maths for some of the maths homework and will offer computer time to children who do not have access at home.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information, we are grateful for your continued support

Year 3 Curriculum