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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Sarah Newman

Claire Baker

Niamh Shaughnessy

(Elder class) (Lime class) (Rowan class)

Half-Term Summer 1

This half term (Summer 1), our year group topic is: 'A Secret Garden'.  Please see below for our curriculum newsletter detailing what we will be covering:


For a printable version, please click here


Key Information

Water Bottles & Snacks
All children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day which should contain water only. Children may drink from these throughout the day and they have the opportunity to refill them when necessary.

In Year 3, children are allowed to bring in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable (one only please) to enjoy at break time. Please ensure this is clearly named so that it can be easily identified in the snack box at break time.

PE Kit
PE kit must be in school everyday.  Please send you child in with their bag on Monday, which will be sent home on a Friday.  Should the children bring their kit home during the week, please ensure it is returned the following day.

Pencil Cases
From Year 3, all children write in a blue handwriting pen which will be provided by the school.  Please  provide your child with a small pencil case containing: a writing pencil, a small selection of colouring pencils, sharpener, a small ruler & a glue stick.

Start & End of the School Day
School opens at 8:35am and children should enter through the appropriate cloakroom door before 8.45am.  If arriving after this time, please enter via the office. Children will be dismissed at 3.10pm by the staff from the same cloakroom door.

Year Group Specific Information
Year 3 marks the start of Key Stage Two and brings with it new responsibilities and opportunities.  The children will begin to learn French in the Autumn term and swimming lessons take place across the Spring & Summer terms—more information will follow before the end of the Autumn Term.

Get Involved!

There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the
following ways:

  • Accompanying School Trips;
  • Year Group presentation (Spring 1)
  • Class Celebration (Summer 2);
  • Sports Day (Summer 1);
  • PTA & Volunteering in School


Hillcross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and supporting procedures in place.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

  • Lisa Francis – Headteacher
  • Helen Beckett – Deputy Headteacher
  • Lee Christy - Assistant Headteacher
  • Tanja Doig – Assistant Headteacher