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
Parents’ mornings are every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am. If you would like a specific focus please speak to the Y3 team, we are always happy to help!



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

Autumn 2:
Our Autumn 2 newsletter : Newsletter Autumn 2
Please remember your holiday homework – research and write about Rothwell’s input into the war efforts of World War II


We have been wowed by the musical talents of our class. In Choral Singing; in their recorder lessons; in musical theatre and in their out of school activities they are shining brighter than ever! Keep it up!


Jenson shared his home expertise in the modern day army. His knowledge helped us understand how soldiers and the forces have changed from WWII.
We wanted our learners to experience the importance of accurate measuring, and what better way then with a temperamental ingredient like icing sugar. In teams we made peppermint creams ensuring our mixture was a perfect consistency to roll out without sticking to the table or crumbling! The outcome was delicious.


As part of our Scientific learning we experimented with the transparency of different materials to make our own protective eye wear! Following these findings we used the most opaque materials to make shadow puppets and observed the effect on the shadow if we moved the light source.


We visited Rothwell Cenotaph to see how our local area impacted in World War I and II. We even spotted some names that looked familiar! We laid our own wreath to show respect for those who gave their lives. On our return to school Erin wrote, “we may have laid a wreath, but those men laid down their lives.”
As we begin our new half term and our new topic in RE we have been learning about our school’s Patron Saint, Mary. We acted out the story of the Annunciation thinking about how Mary may have responded to the call.



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

Our first Baptism

To finish our RE topic about The Christian Family we visited St.Mary’s Church and Fr Eamon guided us through the sacrament of Baptism (the way in which we going the Christian Family).



Chocolate Day!

Chef Dave came to visit Year 3 to pass on his expertise. He taught us about where chocolate comes from, the processes it goes through and the impact the chocolate industry has on third world countries. Chef David taught us how to temper chocolate and make our own chocolate creations.
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


Autumn Two:

Our RE topic is: Mary Our Mother

Our class topic is: World War II (altered from Long Term Plan)

Half term RE planning: Mary our Mother

Half term planning: Medium Term Planning