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

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

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

Home Learning


Home Learning

Home Learning is a project-based approach, with children handing in work on a specified date towards the end of each half-term. Further details will be given during the class transition meetings on Thursday 14th September 2017 and this will be followed up with a letter giving full details.



In Class 3, children independently change their reading book each day. We ask that children read daily at home, even if this is only for a short period of time. Your child will be given a reading diary which they should complete on a weekly basis - this will be collected in each week so that their reviews and comments may be used to monitor progress. The children will continue to take part in Guided Reading sessions in Class 3 where they will discuss aspects of the text including the author’s intention, literary devices and grammar.



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. Your child will be assessed in the first weeks of term to establish an appropriate starting point.

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 Monday and Thursday afternoon. Gymnastics will be taught by Mrs Burton on Monday and netball will be taught by Mrs Wray on Thursday. Both an indoor and outdoor PE kit is required in school - an indoor kit for gymnastics and an outdoor kit for netball. An indoor PE kit consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and an outdoor kit consists of long black trousers, a long-sleeved dark top and trainers. Outdoor PE cannot be done in pumps. No jewellery of any kind may be worn for PE. 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.