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Learning through faith, family and friendship

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to year 3's class page. The class teacher in year 3 this year is Mrs Furlong and Mrs Howard is year 3's LSA. 


Class information



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


Spellings are tested through a dictation. These will be a build up from day one of year 3. The test will take place on Fridays.


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.



Year 3 Autumn Term 1 Curriculum Map

Year 3 Autumn Term 2 Curriculum Map

Autumn term in Year 3!

Our topics this term have been ‘There is no place like home’ and ‘Healthy humans’.

During our first half term topic the art focus was ‘Portraits’. In this the children developed a wide range of art and design techniques. They looked at the work of a range of artists and described the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines. The science focus was light. We looked at the need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. We investigated that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes. Our French focus was getting to know you. Within this the children engaged in conversations as well as ask and answer questions in the context of greeting people. We have listened to and engaged on stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language in context of counting. In English we wrote fairy tales based on the tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We also wrote instructions on how to troll a troll.


The last week of the half was science week. During this week we carried out a range of different experiments to broaden their science knowledge. Making gloop seemed to be one of the children’s firm favourite. The class also paid a visit to the life bus in this week to discuss feelings.


During our second half term topic the science focus was animals including human. During this the children discussed how we stay healthy, found out about the different food groups and investigated what would happen to different plants and animals if the right nutrients are not consumed. The art focus was bodies. Within this we looked at the work of famous arties and produced pictures and sculptures in their style. The French focus was all about me. In this the children were encouraged to give and respond to simple classroom instructions appropriately. They named parts of their bodies from a song, identified colours and named items of clothing.

This half term has been filled with visitors – ranging from Judaism with Jeremy (in our Judaism week), PC Dan (in our anti-bullying week), South Ribble Sports Partnership (to show how numeracy can be taught through football) and the Upbeats Musical group (who carried out a workshop in our class as well as a whole school assembly).

Science Week

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