We are Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!


Here you will be able to access the Year 3 Blog where you can get all the latest news from Year Three, find out what we’ve been learning, and keep up-to-date with homework, trips and events! You can also access our Year Three gallery by clicking here.

Expectations for Year 3

We have high expectations for all of the children in Year 3 and we wish for all children to be the very best they can be. We expect all children to respect the Catholic ethos of the school. We ask that children will take every opportunity given to them to develop to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Children need to come to school ready to learn and have their uniform labeled and the correct footwear. Most of all, we expect the children to be willing to learn and grow as individuals.

All we ever ask in Year 3 is that everyone tries their best!



Autumn Curriculum

English We will be looking at the text How to wash a Woolly Mammoth? We will be writing our own instructions.
Maths In maths, we are using many concrete resources to develop our mathematical understanding of number. We will be focusing on the place value and looking at 3- digit numbers.
RE This terms value and virtue is Eloquent and Truthful. In our RE lessons, we will be looking at the unit belonging.
Science Light: We will be recognising that we need light to see. We will be learning about the light from the sun and be talking about the dangers.
PE Please make sure PE kits are in school on TUESDAY and THURSDAY

Tuesday: Tennis ( with Mr. Youson)

Thursday: Outdoor Learning ( Miss Hayden)

History We will be learning about pre-history and then looking at the life of Early Britons from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be thinking about what life would have been like in those days and comparing them to our own.


Geography We will learning about North and Central America.




Reading is the most valuable homework that your child could ever do and in Year 3 it is expected that they read for about 15 minutes each day outside of school. Please actively encourage your child to read for pleasure.  They have been provided with a home reading record, which should be completed daily, detailing what they are reading and with whom. I ask for your support in encouraging and monitoring your child’s reading. This should be brought into school on a Wednesday so that either myself or Ms Croarken can sign it and change the books.


Every Friday, Year 3 will be tested on their spelling. This test will consist of 5 words from the Y3/4 statutory word list (set the Friday before) and 5 words that are chosen in relation to testing the spelling rule that we have been focusing on in lessons that week.


Please make sure your child is practicing their timetables regularly. It is such an important part of their subject knowledge in maths. For now, we will be focusing on our 2, 5, and 10 timetables making sure we are secure. Every child has a TT rockstar account.

I am extremely excited about the year ahead and look forward to helping your child develop academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We will be having lots of fun along the way and I hope they will enjoy this year as much we are planning to. I also look forward to working closely with you and speaking with you at our virtual open evening in October.

In the meantime, should you have any questions, comments, or concerns that you would like to raise with me, please feel welcome to email me:   [email protected]

Many Thanks,


Madison Hayden                                             Ms Croarken                                                     

Year 3 Class Teacher                                       Year 3 Teaching Assistant