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Collingwood Primary School, North Shields - Welcome to Our New School Website!

Year 3 Welcomes you to the new school year!

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure the best for all of our children this year. Staff will be on hand on the yard in the morning before school and at the end of the day so are happy to chat with you, to pass on messages or to make an appointment if you would like to discuss anything in detail. Please read our topic web for further information about what your child will be learning this autumn term.


Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Allen (Team Leader)


The Lower Key Stage Two Team consists of:



Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Allen

Mrs Little and Mrs Stamp, Mrs Sheard

Support staff:

Mrs Cunningham, Miss Harlow, Mrs Carr



Autumn Parents Evenings:

Details to follow once arrangements have been made due to COVID.

Your child will also receive two reports throughout the year to inform you of their progress.


PE in Year 3

Monday and Thursday

Please ensure children have the appropriate, labelled kit (yellow t-shirt, black shorts & sandshoes/trainers) and all jewellery is removed on the day. Staff are unable to remove this & it will prevent your child from doing PE.



Please ensure that your child follows the school uniform requirements:

Boys: plain grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey pullover or school sweatshirt. Flat black trainers or school shoes.

Girls: grey skirt or grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey cardigan or school sweatshirt, Flat black trainers or school shoes. There is also a summer dress in yellow.

Leggings are not permitted.


Homework and Reading:

Reading is of high priority to us in KS2 and each child will be supplied with an individual reading book tailored to their level, which they will bring home and back on a daily basis. We request that children read a minimum of three times a week but have found that children who read a little each night are the ones who make the most progress.

Children will also receive weekly spellings on a Friday to be practised and returned by the following Friday.

Children will also have maths homework which is linked to learning in class.




We subscribe to whereby children can practise fun maths skills at a level tailored to them. Each child will be issued with a mathletics password, which will be stuck in the front of their reading diary.


Autumn topic overview for Year 3:

Subject Focus



Traditional tales



Number & place value


Addition & subtraction



Science Forces and magnets
Topic Awesome Egyptians
PE Gymnastics,



PSHCE New beginnings.


Getting on and falling out

Music Harvest festival



Art & DT Egyptians artefacts



ICT Getting to know the web
RE Christianity & Hinduism:


festivals & key figures


Attendance and punctuality

We encourage you to ensure your child arrives promptly for 8:55am. This is when school starts. Children who arrive after this must go to the office where Mrs McVay & Mrs Smith will send them to class. Mrs Bland and Mrs Grant will also be available. If your child is going to be absent please ring the office asap on 0191 6053378.