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Year 3

Welcome To Our Year 3 Class Page


Thank you for visiting our Class Page. 


Year 3 are taught by Mrs McGaughey (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Baines (Thurs-Fri). We also have some support from Mrs Heller.


In Year 3, we are working hard to become more independent learners and take on the challenges of Key Stage 2. We enjoy sharing our ideas, celebrating our achievements and exploring new ways of learning.





This term in Science, we are learning about movement and feeding. We will be researching and learning about different types of nutrition for humans and other animals. We will also learn about how muscles and skeletons help us to move and grow.  


In History this term, we will be learning about the Stone Age. We will find out how humans survived during this time; learning about their homes, clothes, tools and food. We will also learn about the role of archaeologists and how they discover and interpret evidence from the past.


In Come & See, our topics this term are ‘Homes’ and ‘Promises’. We will be thinking about our homes and families and how we can use Jesus’ teachings to help us at home or at school. We will also learn about the Sacrament of Baptism and the commitment that Christian families make during this special event.





In English lessons this term, we will be writing our own adventure stories and information texts. We will read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to help us, starting with ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura.





In maths, we will be learning about number and place value. In Year 3, we work with numbers up to and including 1000. We will build on the skills we learned in Year 2 and continue to challenge ourselves, using apparatus, pictures and numbers.  





Our PE lessons take place on Tuesday and Friday each week. This term we are learning to play team games, such as dodgeball.


Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit in school each week. PE kits can be brought into school and kept in class for the duration of the half term.


PE kit consists of white t-shirt, blue/black shorts or leggings and black PE pumps. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is fully labelled with their name.





Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Tuesday.


Spellings are also given out on Friday for children in Mrs McGaughey’s spelling group. We have a spelling test on a Wednesday morning, so children should spend some time learning their spellings at home to prepare for this.


Your child’s reading book and diary should be brought into school every day, to enable them to read their book in school. Books will be changed throughout the week, when we feel your child is ready for the next book. Children should continue to read their book at home as much as possible.  Please sign your child’s diary when you listen to them read at home.


Useful websites:


In addition to the homework given out each week, children in Year 3 have access to a number of educational websites to help with their learning. 


Log-in details for each of these websites can be found in your child's homework diary. 


Times Tables Rockstars:


Spelling Shed:


We will also add photos of our wonderful work to our class Twitter page throughout the year. Take a look on @year3stnicsliv





If you have any questions, or would like to discuss anything with Mrs McGaughey or Mrs Baines, please contact the school office to make an appointment. 

Our Curriculum - Long Term Plan 2019-20