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Barnes Junior School

Proud to learn, proud to achieve

Year Group Leaders Welcome:

Welcome to Year 3!

I hope you and your children have had a fun but relaxing summer- it’s hard to believe we’re moving into September already. However, we are ready for a fantastic year and one that will be a big change for the children as they move from Infants to Junior school.

This term we have some very interesting topics planned as part of our Time Travellers theme across school.  In Autumn 1 the children will be delving into Stone Age History and in Autumn 2 they will be ‘Looking to the Future’ at Rubbish Robots.

The children will bring home reading books and homework. We ask that reading books are brought into school at least twice per week and we will ensure new books are given out. We will normally give homework out on a Wednesday to be completed by the following week, but we will be flexible about this as it will depend on the class work we have been doing.

Children can access their homework using MyMaths for Maths homework and Bugclub to do additional reading, spelling and grammar activities. Please see below for more information on how to use these websites. 

3KE have their PE session on a Tuesday; 3KS on a Wednesday; and 3JL on a Thursday - please ensure your child brings in their kit on their day.

We will update this page regularly to share with you the great work going on in the year group.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or queries.

Ms Whiteside



Year 3 Staff Team

Year Group Leader: Mrs R Whiteside

Mrs J Lennox (3JL) - Teacher

Miss K Elsom (3KE) - Teacher 

Miss K Stockdale - (3KS) - Teacher

Mrs C Chapman - HLTA

Mrs S Brown - TA

Miss A Killeen - TA



Should you have any questions about the curriculum please contact Mrs Whiteside,  Year Group Leader via the school office. 


Curriculum Overviews

 2017-18 Topic Overview

Autumn Term 1 Overview

Autumn 2 Overview

Spring Term 1 Overview


My Maths

To access pupil accounts the children require two login details.

The school login is:

username - barnes

password - tangent177

Children enter this, then will need to enter their own personal login details in the My Portal section (children have received a letter with these details, however class teachers can issue them again if they are misplaced.)


Bug Club 

Each child has their own personal login which is the first 4 letters of their  first name and the first 4 letters of their last name with the password  read. The school code is atkp. Please note: children must only log onto their own personal accounts.


Name - John Smith

username - johnsmit

password - read

school code - atkp

Year 3 Spellings

Children will be given a spelling list to learn each week in preparation for a spelling test the following week (3JL and 3KE - Wednesday, 3KS - Thursday) 

Please see the spellings for this week below:















3KS 'Rubbish' Robots

The Iron Man invades Barnes Juniors!

Stone Age Day 2017

Roald Dahl Day 2017