Year 3


Welcome to Year Three

In Year 3 there is Mrs Sweeney, Mrs Sheldon-Price and Miss Doran. Mrs Hunt is in our class on a Thursday afternoon.
Year 3 is the first step into Key Stage 2 and a very busy year for all our wonderful learners.
Keep an eye on our ‘News’ and ‘Planning’ sections to see what is going on in our class.



The Year Ahead 

This year we hope the children continue to grow as a class family in all they do; from working as a team, supporting each other and celebrating each other’s achievements. We are going to develop on the wonderful achievements of Key Stage One and mature in our independent approach to our learning. This will include practising our learning at home, beginning to organise ourselves and developing more independent reading.
We are all really excited to take on the new challenges this new school year will bring and experiencing them together to achieve our best!


Important information for the week:

PE is still on a Monday and Wednesday
Recorders are on a Monday
Swimming is on a Thursday
Child led Collective Worship is on a Wednesday am – Parent’s invited from Autumn Two


Helping at Home

Homework each week will stay the same. This will usually include:
Work set on Timestables Rockstars
Nightly reading with an adult
Spellings for the week ready for our test on a Thursday
Recorder practise set by Kathy
Any additional practise on Mathletics and Reading Eggs
Occasionally there will be work set by Mrs Sweeney if your child may need a little extra boost e.g. handwriting



Year 3 Class 2018 – 2019

Our first class Newsletter:  Newsletter Autumn 1
Please remember your copy of Roald Dahl’s, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for the first day back.
Autumn One R.E. Newsletter:     Autumn Term 1 Newsletter

The great crownings have begun!
King and Queens of pen are being crowned in Y3


We have developed our team work, collaborative learning and scientific enquiry skills as we made a Human Model. We used very full cups of water to become the particles in a plant moving water around.


Year 3 are always an exemplary class with fantastic behaviour around school, acting as constant role models and showing enthusiastic learning in our classroom. To celebrate this achievement we made the most of the dwindling sunshine and had our own Mini Sports Day.
We were very fortunate to have D:Side visit our class to teach some essential life skills! We heard all about appropriate games for our age, appropriate interactions online and keeping ourselves safe with technology.


Our first Gold Ticket Worthy Learners are…


Our first Science topic in Year 3 is all about plants. We had a fantastic afternoon looking very carefully at the different parts of the plant and how they are built perfectly for their function.
We are incredibly lucky in Year 3 at St Mary’s to have Miss Kitson from the Leeds Diocese teaching us choral singing each week. We have already learned so much such as warming up our voices and greeting each other.
We have had a very busy first week in Year 3! We have diving straight in with all things Mastery using and manipulating resources to represent three digit numbers.


Dates for the half term:

Monday 3rd September – Training day

Tuesday 4th September – Back to school

Friday 14th September – Mass

Monday 17th September – Children to bring in Baptismal memories

Thursday 20th September – Little Princess Performance

Monday 1st October – Book Fair begins

Wednesday 10th October – Chocolate Day

Friday 19th October – Harvest Festival

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October – Parents’ Evening

Friday 26th October – Break up for half term


















Here you will find information about planning in Year 3.


Overview for the year: Y3 Year Overview 2018-2019 


Autumn One:

Our RE topic is: The Christian Family

Our class topic is: Chocolate

Half term RE planning: The Christian Family

Half term planning: Medium Term Planning