Welcome to Year 3 2017-18

Mrs Burton teaches Class 3 from Monday to Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, Mrs Wray teaches Class 3. Mrs Connor covers Mrs Wray’s Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time (PPA) from 1.50pm to 3.15pm on Thursday. Mrs Jones gives support with English from Monday to Wednesday and with Mathematics on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Wibberley provides support in Class 3 on Wednesday afternoon. 

Our Class Link Governor is Dr Mark Rahn and Andrea Healy.

Year 3 Classroom

In Key Stage 2, children are allowed to bring in their own fruit or vegetable snack to eat at playtime. Snacks should be fruit or vegetables – this does not include snacks containing fruit e.g. cereal bars. School does not provide milk but this can be purchased each half-term via arrangement with the school office.

Year 3 Newsletters

Please select a termly newsletter from the list of documents below.


File icon: pdf Y3 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 329KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y3 Autumn 2 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 352KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y3 Spring 1 Newsletter 2018 [pdf 333KB] Click to download

Year 3 Curriculum Coverage Map

Please click on the link below to view the Year 3 curriculum at St Mary's for 2017-18. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum.


File icon: pdf Y3 Curriculum Coverage Map 2017-18 [pdf 263KB] Click to download

Topic Resources Spring 2 - What makes the Earth angry? and How did that blossom become an apple tree?

Please click on the picture link to access resources to support your topic work this half term. 

Home Learning

Home Learning

Details for this half-term’s Home Learning Project were distributed - in the form of a paper copy and via email - just before we finished for the holiday. Monday 11th December 2017 is the date that Home Learning should be handed in this half-term. The children will make their presentation to the class during that week.

For detailed information about your child's Home Learning Tasks this half term and how it applies across all subject areas, please click on the picture link.



In Class 3, children independently change their reading book each day. It is not possible to overstate the benefit to your child of you reading with them at home. It is entirely possible that your child is able to read independently but your intervention helps to check understanding and develop expression. Please encourage and, where appropriate, support your child to complete their Reading Record. It would be helpful if your child could hand in their Reading Record on Monday morning in order that Mrs Burton can mark and return it as quickly as possible. Guided Reading sessions take place fortnightly.



The children have sixteen words to learn weekly. The list will normally contain a selection of key words and three spelling patterns. The children will be tested every Friday and new spellings given out on the same day. The spelling patterns and rules will be revisited throughout the year. Please look at your child’s spelling assessment when they bring this home and practise any words that are incorrect.


Times Tables

The children will be tested every Thursday and new sheets given out for the following week. The score is out of thirty and includes both multiplication and division facts for the appropriate times table(s). Rapid recall of multiplication and division facts is a crucial aspect of fluency and success within mathematical work. It is an expectation that children leave Year 3 with rapid recall of multiplication and division facts up to and including the eight times table.


Year 3 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

File icon: pdf St Mary's English Writing Expectations Year 3 2017-2018 [pdf 103KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Reading Expectations Year 3 2017-2018 [pdf 100KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Mathematics Expectations Year 3 2017-2018 [pdf 282KB] Click to download


PE this half-term is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Fitness will be taught by Mrs Kipling on Tuesday whilst Mrs Wray will continue to develop children’s skills with football and rugby on Thursday. We will endeavour to teach all PE lessons outside but there may be times when weather conditions make this impossible.

Please ensure your child has both an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school. An indoor PE kit consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. An outdoor kit is particularly important during the coming term and consists of a white t-shirt, long black trousers, a long-sleeved dark top and trainers. Outdoor PE cannot be done in pumps. If your child has pierced ears, please remove earrings on PE days. Only newly pierced ears may be covered with plasters. Long hair must be tied back. Children in Year 3 do not attend swimming sessions with school.

Making Appointments

Please contact the school office to make an appointment if you would like to speak to us about the contents of this newsletter or indeed any other matter. For reasons of safeguarding, children must be supervised as they enter the classroom at the start of the school day and as they leave in the afternoon. This means it is not practically possible for adults welcoming or dismissing the children to speak at length to family members - we do appreciate your understanding with regard to this.