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St Lawrence C of E (A) Junior School

Year 3

Year 3 Information for Parents

Here is all the information we think you will need to help your child to negotiate Year 3. Please let your class teacher know if there's anything else that you think would be useful to have on this page.

Year 3 Parent Support Guide

A warm welcome to all our new children and their families to St Lawrence Junior School. We look forward to getting to know you and helping your children reach their potential. We recognise that starting a new school can be daunting and that there are a hundred and one things to learn. It is therefore essential for us to work in partnership with you to make this transition as smooth as possible. Now they are in a junior school, we want the children to begin to develop their independence, but it always helps if their parents are one step ahead.

This booklet aims to provide you with hints and tips on life at St Lawrence. We hope that you find the information useful.

If you do have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.

See the booklet here

How to help your child to achieve their Year 3 targets...

Here are some useful ideas about how best to support your child's learning at home:


Helping your child with reading

Practising Spellings at Home

Years 3 & 4 English overview

Years 3 & 4 word list


Key Learning in Maths

Objectives for Pupils

Curriculum Evening Maths Presentation

Parents' guide to progression in calculation


Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) are the core facts that children need to be able to recall quickly in order to support their work across the numeracy curriculum.

Each year group will have a new focus for each half term. Although each fact will be introduced and practised in some lesson starters, we would ask that you support your child by practising with them at home. The new target will be sent out each half term, with a top tips sheet to help you and your child.

Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any further information or support.

KIRFS Overview

Click on the links below to see the KIRFs that the Y3 pupils are concentrating on in each half-term:

KIRFs Summer 2 (Jun - Jul)

KIRFs Summer 1 (Apr - May)

KIRFs Spring 2 (Mar - Apr)

KIRFs Spring 1 (Jan - Feb)

KIRFs Autumn 2 (Oct - Dec)

KIRFs Autumn 1 (Sept - Oct)

St Lawrence Non-Negotiables

We are constantly striving for improvement and, as a staff, we are always thinking of ideas to get the most out of the children and help them to perform to the best of their ability. We have been looking more recently at all the main, basic things children need to do to improve their work.

Each Year Group has come up with a list of what we are calling ‘Non-Negotiables’.  This list includes:  presentation, punctuation, layout, handwriting etc. expectations that the children must ensure happens with all their work all the time. We will have a copy up in every class and this will be referred to constantly throughout the day.  

With this initiative we are trying to instil in the children the basic expectations for every piece of work. If this list becomes second nature to the children, it leaves the teacher free to comment on the targets that will help the children to progress better.

Yr 3 Non-Negotiables

Yr 3 Timetables