Water Leys

Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

The class teachers in Year 3 are Mrs Benstead (Class 8) and Miss Clay (Class 7)

The teaching assistants we have to support us are Mrs Jadhav (Mrs J), Mrs Adams-Smith, Mrs Read (Monday-Wednesday), Miss Maurimootoo (Miss M) (Thursday-Friday).
Our PE day is Monday. Every half term we have an extra PE session on a Tuesday as well (there will be a WEDUC message to inform you which date this will be).

On a PE day, you need to come to school wearing your PE kit for the whole day.

At Water Leys our PE kit is: 

  • White T-shirt
  • Black bottoms (leggings, shorts or joggers)
  • Long hair tied back
  • No jewellery
  • Black trainers/suitable footwear
  • Red school jumper

Knowledge Organisers


What is a ‘Knowledge Organiser’?

A Knowledge Organiser is a go-to document for a topic/unit of work: each one identifies the key information that children need to have learned by the end of a topic. It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning.


How do they help teachers?
They are used as a planning tool- to identify the core knowledge that our children need to cover in the unit
• Key dates
• key people
• key events
• Key vocabulary and definitions, and key concepts- in ‘child-friendly’ language


How do they help children?

They provide the core knowledge that children need to cover in the unit shared at the beginning, so children know what they are going to be learning.

Knowledge Organisers help them to remember key dates, key people, key events, vocabulary and definitions and key concepts.

They improve children's ability to remember.

Knowledge Organisers help them to develop other skills- e.g. when writing a nonfiction report, if they already have the knowledge they can focus on the writing skills.


How do they help parents?

Parents will have a better understanding of what the children need to know. They will enable parents to build on their knowledge at home and provide an easy tool for parents to quiz children at home (and children to quiz parents!)

How to use our Knowledge Organisers to help you know more and remember more!



This is the handwriting that we teach at Water Leys. 



Every morning, we practise our handwriting. At Water Leys, we learn cursive handwriting, in which every lower case letter starts on the line with a 'slide up'.  Should you wish to practise handwriting at home with your child, here is a picture of what cursive looks like.

In Maths, we are working on our 3, 4, and 8 times tables. These are the times tables that children are expected to know with instant recall by the end of Year 3. 


Remember to log in to Times Table Rockstars and work on your heat map. If you have lost your login, just ask your class teacher.