Welcome to Year 3


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

Our Class Link Governors are 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. 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 Year 3 Transition Presentation for Parents 2018 [pdf 420KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 3 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2018 [pdf 371KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 3 Autumn 2 Newsletter 2018 [pdf 309KB] Click to download

Year 3 Curriculum Coverage Map 2018-19

Please click on the link below to view the Year 3 curriculum at St Mary's for 2018-19. 

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


File icon: pdf Year 3 St Mary's Curriculum Coverage Map 2018-2019 [pdf 314KB] Click to download

Topic Resources

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

Purple Mash

Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.

Note:  You have already had your child’s username and password - please let me know if you need this again.

Home Learning

Home Learning

During this half-term there will be a focus on establishing daily reading, spelling and times table practice. There will be no project based home learning in the Autumn Term.


In Class 3, children independently change their reading book each day. It is not possible to overstate the benefit of reading with your child at home. It is entirely possible that your child is able to read independently but your intervention helps to check understanding and develop expression. Children are required to hand in their completed Reading Record on Monday morning. Guided Reading sessions take place fortnightly. 


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


PE this half-term is on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Gymnastics will be taught by Mrs Kipling on Wednesday and football will be taught by Mrs Wray on Friday. Both an indoor and outdoor PE kit is required in school - an indoor kit for gymnastics and an outdoor kit for football. 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. 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.