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Learning through faith, family and friendship

Year 3

** Welcome to Year 3 **

Welcome to our Year 3 class page. The class teachers are Miss Gravell and Mrs Furlong. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Howard, our teaching assistant.


We will keep you updated on here with lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing in our class throughout the year.



Class Information



Children will bring home a homework book home on a Friday. The Maths piece will be based around the maths work they have been taught during the week or recapping a skill. This should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.



Spellings for homework will consist of different spelling patterns and some words from Year 3’s word list. These will change weekly but some may be recapped throughout the year. Children will need to copy each spelling on the handwriting sheet and then attempt to use them within sentences. The test will take place on Friday mornings.



Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week. Each time either they or the person they read to should write in their home/school diaries. Reading books will be changed twice a week (on a Monday and a Friday)



P.E. is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays this will be outside and children will require their full outdoor kit for this. Thursdays lesson will be indoor and so a full indoor and outdoor kit should be in school each week. All clothing should be clearly labelled with a name.



Year 3 Rock and Roll Spring 1 Curriculum Map

Year 3 Autumn Term 1 Curriculum Map

Year 3 Autumn Term 2 Curriculum Map

Spring Term

What a term it has been! During our ‘Rock and Roll’ topic Year 3 have learnt about the Stone Age. During Science we learnt about rocks and how the world is formed. We did lots of exciting investigations and even made our own ‘Mud Pie’ to represent layers of rock.


Our key text in English was The Stone Age Boy. We learnt the story, picked out exciting vocabulary, story mapped and created our own stories based in the Stone Age.


We studied at Cave Art, looking at what colours were used, what they ‘painted’ and where some paintings had been discovered. It was very exciting getting into role in a cave, lying under the table, creating our cave art.


Following instructions we created a volcano and watched it erupt. During this we had to use team work, measuring skills and knowledge of how a volcano is formed.


Our Neighbourhood Education Talk with South Ribble Council helped us think about what we do for our neighbourhood and how we can look after it. The showed us what the council do for us.


We voted for our class councillors in St Catherine’s Elections and had a very exciting visit from Seema Kennedy.

Part of our P.E. was orienteering with Andy from the Sports Partnership Team where we used maps and orienteering skills to visit control points in a certain order.


We are delighted to announce that we are now all officially Scoot Safe, after completing our Scoot Safe afternoon J


Year 3 have recently started our First Lego League where we are having lots of fun discussing ways in which we use water in our homes and community and creating solutions to improve a part of the water’s journey. Already we have created a complex pump.

Science Week

B Points
  • St Mary’s
  • St Joseph’s
  • St Catherine’s
  • St Michael’s
A Awards
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