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Davington Primary School

Faversham, Kent

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your child to Year three. The teachers this year in Year three are Miss Reynolds and Mrs Tyler. Supporting the Year three teachers are Mrs Duce, Mrs Polden and Miss Perkins.  We are looking forward to an exciting and successful year.


Outdoor games sessions for both classes are: Wednesday afternoon

Outdoor Games:

In term one, we will be learning how to play tag rugby and learning tennis in term two. Please ensure your child has jogging bottoms as the weather gets colder, as we do continue outdoor sport, even in colder temperatures.

Indoor P.E. :    Indoor PE sessions for both classes are on Monday morning.

Please make sure that your child's P.E. kit is in school at all times and is clearly labelled with their full name and class. A Davington tracksuit is available from the school office should you wish to purchase one. Your child will also need a pair of trainers (different to school shoes) for outside Games sessions. If your child wears earrings please make sure that these are removed or that they are able to remove these for P.E. sessions.

Only stud earrings may be worn. No hoops please.

P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of every term for washing. 

School uniform

We are very proud of whole school appearance and hope that you will always ensure that your child arrives in school appropriately dressed in full school uniform.  Please ensure that every item of clothing, footwear and equipment is clearly marked with your child’s name. School uniform is as follows:

Blue School Jumper/Cardigan (with school logo)

Charcoal Grey/Black Trousers

Charcoal Grey/Black Skirt

White Polo Shirt (with or without school logo)

Black Shoes (heel no higher than 2.5cm/1”)

Plain Black Trainers with no logos may be worn

Winter Only – Boots may be worn to and from school, however school shoes must be brought to school to change into.

Please note: Trainers are only to be worn for P.E. lessons and are NOT to be worn for both P.E. and as general school shoes on Health and Safety grounds.

Summer Term Only

Girls may wear blue gingham or a blue striped dress

Charcoal Grey/Black tailored shorts

Black, Blue or White sandals (one colour only) with heels no higher than 2.5cm (1”) White socks


It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. Please send children to school with a named water bottle that they can use and refill during the day.

Breaktime snacks

The children may bring in a snack of fruit / vegetables which can be kept in their bag until break time. If your child has a packed lunch, they will need to remove any snack or drinks bottle needed for class use as lunchbox cupboards are locked. Please ensure any snack pots/boxes are named.


Spellings will be sent home weekly on Wednesdays which will be tested weekly. In addition to spellings, there will be an activity linking to our current topic to consolidate the learning that week. 

There may be times when we send home optional activities for you to do with your child that support the learning in the classroom.

We also ask that children read for at least 10 minutes every day with an adult. Please record when you have heard your child read as we keep a record of this. Their reading record should be brought home daily and will be checked in school weekly. We request that children bring their reading book and record to school each day.


In Year three, children will be asked to become more independent and will change their own reading book. We will talk to the children about how to do this.

Their reading book will correspond to a book colour on our scheme, Accelerated Reader. To ascertain the appropriate level of challenge, the children will take a termly reading assessment. For this, the children will read passages of text and will answer multiple choice questions on what they have read. This will show us their levels of understanding, not just phonic knowledge. These do not correspond to any previous colours.

Once your child has completed a book, they can take a quiz- this needs to be independent.

These can be completed at home or at school.

Here is our school link to do these at home, should you wish to use it :

Library time

All children have timetabled access to our wonderful library each week. They need to bring their library book back to school on our allotted day as we cannot guarantee that they can be changed at other times.

Class library time: 3R-  Tuesday        3T- Wednesday