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Shoe boxes:

If you have any spare shoe boxes please could your child bring them in on the first day back after half term. We will be using them for a special art activity. 


The Year 3 Team 

Class Teacher Awards: 

Well done to all of the children who have received a Rights Respecting certificate this week. We also want to say a big well done to all of the children in Year 3 for showing fantastic behaviour this half term. 

3B- Isabella, Salimatou and Layla

3H- Fejiro, Kalin and Emily Y

3J- Emmi and Alberto

3S- Daniel D and Lucy 


Class Teacher Awards:

3B- Brooke and James

3H- Leo, Charlie and Emily R

3J- Anjalee and Aadam

3S- All of 3S

Class Teacher Awards:

Well done to all of the children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week. 

3B-Emily-May and Ananda

3H- Arijus, Rory and Henry 

3J-Lakshman and Daniel B

3S- Yashwit and Isaac

Class Teacher Awards:

Well done to all the children that have received class teacher awards this week. All of the teachers are very proud of you. 

3B-Gabriel and Hannah

3H-Billie and Skye

3J-Mukei and Pranit

3S- Denzel and Mahati 

Swimming Kit:

Please make sure that your child has a swimming hat every week for their lesson. The children are not able to borrow other children's hats and so will not be able to swim without one.


The Year 3 Team 

Change of swimming time on Tuesday 6th October:

We just wanted to let you know that on Tuesday 6th October 3H and 3S will be swapping their swimming time. Please can children in 3H come to school on Tuesday in their swimming kit. Children in 3S will wear their normal school clothes. This is for one week only. 


The Year 3 Team 

Calling all gardeners!

Class Teacher Awards: 

Well done to all the children that have received class teacher awards this week. They have worked hard to make sure they are respecting the rights we follow at school. 


3B- Muna and Lucia 

3H- Chloe and Jacopo

3J- Ayse and Ethan

3S- Anaya and Louie


This half term our Health and Wellbeing focuses are Mental Wellbeing and Internet Safety and Harms.

This is part of the Mental Wellbeing strand of Health and Wellbeing.  

We will be learning to understand that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.  We also be learning to understand that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and the scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations. We will also be considering how our actions online affect ourselves and others.


We will be learning the following skills:

  • Understanding different feelings
  • Strategies to use to deal with the different feelings we may have
  • How to talk about our emotions
  • Simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.
  • Where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online.

Dear Parents / Carers,


Once again thank you for your continued support as we navigate the constant changes that Covid-19 brings. We are and will continue to do our very best to keep our school community safe and well


From Monday 28th September all adults will be asked to wear face coverings when entering the school grounds. If you are exempt from this, please do speak to a member of staff on the gate. 


When on school premises please ensure that you are maintaining social distancing measures.  


We request that only 1 adult per family enters the school grounds when dropping off and collecting your child/ren. 


Thank you. 


If your child is in 3S please can they come to school with their swimming kit under their school uniform on a Tuesday so that they are able to start their lesson promptly at 9:00am. 



Reading books:

The children will have the opportunity to have their reading books changed twice a week. Please make sure your child has recorded what they have read in their liaison books. Please see below the days your child can have their book changed.


3B and 3S- Monday and Wednesday

3H and 3J- Tuesday and Thursday 

Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence

Safeguarding Information

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Year 3 Parent Forum

Welcome to 3S!

Welcome to 3H!

Welcome to 3J!

Welcome to 3B!

Following the government's new campaign to prevent the spread of coronavirus "Hands, Face, Space" we are encouraging Parents and Carers to wear a face covering at drop off and pick-up. Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated.

School fund

Although we are unable to go on school trips in the Autumn term, your child will be taking part in a number of enrichment activities in class and therefore the school fund is still needed and greatly appreciated.

The contribution is a one off payment of £20. If this is too much please make a smaller contribution. This includes pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. If every parent contributes something, it will make such a difference to what we can offer.

Please make your contribution using:
ParentPay under the item ‘Voluntary Contribution 2020-21’.
Cheque (payable to Avenue Primary Academy)
Cash in a clearly marked envelope (to be given to a member of staff on the gate or directly to the office – who will give you a receipt.)
Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.

Thank you for your continued support.

Parents, carers and visitors are kindly asked to wear a face covering whenever they enter the school building. Thank you for your continued support.

Welcome Back!   

Dear Parents/Carers,


We would like to welcome you back to school and hope you have had a lovely summer break. Thank you so much for your continued support during the last few months. We are very excited about our year ahead in Year 3 and look forward to working together with you to ensure the children are safe, happy and can make good progress with their learning. The children will be assessed on their return to school in reading, writing and mathematics and we have planned a recovery curriculum ensuring missed key concepts will be covered over the course of Year 3.


Establishing routines

The start of a new school year enables us to set the tone for learning and behaviour in the school. It is an important time for teachers and children to establish classroom routines, to set expectations and get to know each other. On the school website, you will find detailed information about school arrangements as these have been adapted following government guidance for Covid 19.


The government has launched the #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September. This is part of the Government’s wider Stay Alert campaign. Parents are encouraged to visit for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.



This half term our topic is called ‘Awesome Egyptians’. The children will learn about what life was like in Ancient Egyptian times; create a timeline to show historical events, understand why mummies were made and how the pyramids were built. They will develop their understanding of how to use an atlas, globe and world map to locate Egypt and build on their prior knowledge of the different continents. The children will also retell the events of Howard Carter’s discovery so they can write a diary entry from his perspective.



During this half term, children will build on their knowledge and understanding of number and place value recapping counting in 1s, 10s and 100s as well as; identifying, representing and estimating numbers using different strategies. They will further develop the ability to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number by comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000 as well as reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words. Children will develop skills to confidently recognise the place value of digits in a three-digit number and to partition numbers in different ways. They will also develop the skill to mentally add and subtract combinations of one, two and three digit numbers to help them solve addition and subtraction questions.



Children will need their clearly named PE kits in school every day. This must include navy shorts, an Avenue logo PE shirt, black plimsoles and trainers. It is advisable to also provide your child with plain navy tracksuit bottoms and a navy jumper for colder weather. Children will be expected to remove their earrings for PE or have these covered with tape.




Year 3 will be swimming on a Tuesday.

Children must bring in their swimming kit on this day. This must include a 1-piece swimming costume for girls or swimming trunks for boys, a swimming hat, towel, pool shoes and optional goggles. Children will not be allowed to swim with earrings in. If children can’t remove these themselves, you will need to remove them at home.


School Uniform

A number of girls are wearing navy dresses and pinafores to school. Please note that this is not part of the school uniform policy. When the time comes to replace these items, please ensure they are replaced with a navy skirt or tailored navy or grey trousers, as stated on the uniform guidelines on the Avenue school website.


School fund

This year, your child will be taking part in a number of exciting enrichment activities. In order for us to be able to offer these opportunities, we are asking that all parents contribute to school fund. 

The contribution is a one off payment of £20. If this is too much please make a smaller contribution. This includes pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. If every parent contributes something, it will make such a difference to what we can offer.

Please make your contribution using:

ParentPay under the item ‘Voluntary Contribution 2020-21’. 

Cheque (payable to Avenue Primary Academy)

Cash in a clearly marked envelope (to be given to a member of staff on the gate or directly to the office – who will give you a receipt.)

Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.



We communicate with parents in a variety of ways. These include:

  • Weekly updates to inform you on what your child has been learning, and what is coming up. You can find information on the school website.
  • Parent forums – the parent forums in the autumn term will be in the form of a presentation which will be uploaded onto the Year 3 page on the school website
  • Autumn and Spring parents’ consultation meetings where we can discuss your child’s progress. More information to follow regarding the autumn consultation meeting.
  • Specific times where you will be invited to visit your child’s classroom to see some of the work they have been completing in school. This may differ in the autumn term and you will receive information about ‘virtual visits’.


If you feel you need to contact your child’s class teacher at other points in the year, this can be done by writing a note in the home school liaison book, emailing the school office ( or telephoning the school office (020 8642 5138) who will pass on your message. Alternatively, messages can be given to members of staff at the gates in the morning and afternoon. If you need further assistance please contact Miss Salter, the Year Group Leader, or Mrs Cook, Head of Year 3 and Year 4.


Yours faithfully,

     Miss Salter                Mr Slade    Miss Holloway     Miss Baird             

     3S                                  3B               3H                        3J                

Year Group Leader  

Welcome videos - 3S




Welcome to Year 3!

We are all really looking forward to seeing the children on Thursday 3rd September.

Morning drop-off: Please drop off your child at the Avenue Road gate. The gates will be open at 8:10am – 8:55am. The children will then make their way to the Jubilee playground where they will proceed to their new classrooms.

If you also have a child in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, please drop your children off via the Dorset Road gate and follow the guidance on your younger child’s pick-up times and locations. Please note, only children with siblings in Nursery to Year 2 should use the Dorset Road gate.

If your child is feeling nervous about returning to school following the lockdown period last term, please look at the social story with them (emailed in July) and reassure them. If you need support, then please email the school office and we will arrange to speak to you.

The reopening guidance and social story can be found on the website under the Key information tab - Covid-19 folder.


Please remember that children must be in correct school uniform which is labelled (see our school website for full details of the uniform policy).

Could you also ensure that your child’s P.E kit is in school from the start of term and that each item is name labelled.  The children will require their P.E. kit during the first week of school and this should include trainers for outdoor use. Smart watches are not permitted in school, due to safeguarding reasons.

The children will also require a labelled swimming kit as they will begin swimming the week beginning 7th September. All Year 3 pupils will be swimming on a Tuesday. 

We look forward to working with you and your child.


Mrs. A. Cook

Head of Year 3 and 4
Assistant Head Teacher     


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