Cuckoo Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN7 6QE
Tel: 01302 840200 (Lower) 01302 842164 (Upper)

Travis St Lawrence CE Primary School

Year 3

A very warm welcome to Year 3


Y3W - Mrs Woodward 

Y3/4T - Miss Tembey / Mrs Langford


Mrs Jackson supports in 3T and Mrs Dawson and Miss Turner support  in 3W throughout the school day.

Mrs Woodward - While working at Travis I have taught in year 2 and 3. I am the Maths lead and enjoy seeing the children engaged in their learning across the school. I feel like I have found my teaching home at Travis and very much like being part of Team Travis.  I have lived in South Yorkshire since 2010 and enjoy exploring the beautiful surroundings with my family. 


Miss Tembey - I have taught at Travis since 2015, in year 2, 3 and 4 and have enjoyed every minute. I enjoy reading and creating my own stories. I love drawing and spending time with my two children. We love to go on lots of adventures and explore new places. My favourite football team is Carlisle United and I get to as many games as I can! 


Mrs Langford - Hi, I have taught at Travis since 2011 in year 4/5, year 2, year 4 and year 3, but I have been teaching since 2002.  I absolutely love seeing children grow and achieve their full potential.  When I am not at school, I enjoy making memories, travelling and visiting new places with my family, 2 boys and husband.  Among my leisure, interests are: swimming, playing the piano for my own enjoyment and reading.  The subjects I particularly teaching are all things creative such as writing, reading and art.   



Please try to read with your child at least three times a week and record it in their reading record book. This can be the school banded book or a book from home. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events. Encourage children to develop empathy by focusing on characters' emotions and motivations. We have given a bookmark of some question stems you may wish to use with your child.

It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day so that adults within school can also record in them. Teachers will collect and record the times read each week.

We encourage a love for reading and aim for our children to be lifelong readers. The children are encouraged to read and enjoy the books in our book area within the school day. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently. Children will be able to change their reading books to take home each morning during our morning task. Please encourage your child to do this independently.


                                                                                                               Home Learning Logs

Home work can be completed either on Class Dojo or in Home Learning Logs. Please hand in homework on a Monday. At the beginning of each topic, you will be given a knowledge organiser which will have key facts and vocabulary to help with any home learning activities and learning within school. You will also be given a home learning menu of activities to complete at home. These are created by the Year 3 and 4 team to cover different areas of the curriculum in a fun and engaging way. 


Knowledge Organisers


There are two knowledge organisers for this term: Topic and Science. These contain some of the key learning, vocabulary and facts for our curriculum topics this term. 


Children come to school in their PE kits. 


3W - Tuesday (indoors) Wednesday (outdoors)

3/4T - Monday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)


Outdoor kit: red t-shirt/polo shirt, dark jogging bottoms, hoody, socks and trainers. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed.


we have Maths meeting 4 times a week which is a fifteen minute meeting which consolidates and recaps on key learning. 


TTRockstars is a fun way for children to consolidate their times tables. Please encourage your child to log on as this will improve their confidence and their fluency with their times tables. At the end of Year 4, all children are expected to know and recall all their times tables facts up to 12 x 12.