St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!



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The class teacher in Year 3 is Ms James.

The teaching assistant is Miss Francis.


Useful information

P.E. Kit

PE lessons take place both inside and outside on a Wednesday  afternoon. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school for the whole term when it will be sent home. This includes... Indoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black shorts and pumps. Outdoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black leggings / jogging bottoms and trainers. Please make sure their name is in everything.



Spelling tests will take place on a Friday. At the start of each half term, children will bring home a copy of their spellings to practise with you. They will be practising these most mornings when they arrive in school.


Reading Books

Reading books and reading diary have now been given to every child. Please read this book with your child for 10 minutes each day. Listen to them and ask them questions about what they have read. Look at the vocabulary to ensure they have understood it all as well as being able to read it. Books will be changed only if signed by a parent/carer.


Library books

You child has chosen a library book. This is to share with you. They make their own choices about the books. They may need help to read these. Discuss their choice with them and whether they thought it was a good one or not.



Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed and returned by the following Friday morning. If homework is not completed, children will attend homework detention on a Friday lunchtime. If children need assistance with their homework, they can attend homework club at lunchtime Monday - Thursday.


Snack Money.

 Now the children are in KS2, they are able to buy a snack at break time. This is either a round of toast, a bagel, a crumpet or a waffle. Toast is 10p and everything else is 20p. They can however bring their own healthy snack if they choose. They have also been given a water bottle for in class which they will bring home each day to wash and refill with water. No other drinks are allowed in class.



One Adventure Camp

The Year 3 camp as One Adventure is fast approaching. I am sure we will have a wonderful time and we are really looking forward to it. We will meet at One Adventure at 7pm. The children will return to school for lunch the next day and will finish school at the usual time.  The letter with details and kit list is below. 



One Adventure camp

Book Week 2019 

 This week Year 3 will be looking at a book called "Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon" by Jules Bass and Debbie Harter.  I think we will get a lot of fun and learning out of this book. 

 In a faraway forest lived Meathook and his band of carnivorous dragons

who love feasting on tasty princesses. There is one dragon who is

different...Herb is a peace-loving vegetarian who is prepared to stand 

for what he believes in! 

 Watch this space for the work that Year 3 do connected to this book.


Picture 1

Head Teacher's Award

Coby was feeling very pleased with himself today  as he achieved a Head Teacher's award for his fabulous reading. Well done Coby. Keep it up. 

Picture 1

Drama with Miss McGuire

Drama with Miss McGuire 1 Drama based around pirates.
Drama with Miss McGuire 2 Hot seating and showing expression.
Drama with Miss McGuire 3 Hot seating and showing expression.
Drama with Miss McGuire 4 Pirate session with Miss Mcguire was great fun!


 Rocks and soils. 

 Over the last term, we have been investigating all about rocks and soils.  We discovered there are 3 main types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We looked at these and classified a variety of them. We also looked at how the Earth is made up and how soil is formed. We made some soil from food. It tasted yummy! 

Making the layers of the edible soil.

Making the layers of the edible soil.  1
Making the layers of the edible soil.  2
Making the layers of the edible soil.  3
Making the layers of the edible soil.  4
Making the layers of the edible soil.  5
Making the layers of the edible soil.  6

Spring 2019.


This term Year 3 will be learning all about natural disasters. This will include volcanoes, tsunami's and earthquakes. We will be looking at what causes these and the effects they have on our Earth.  The children will be making volcanoes during this time  with their group. 


 Encourage your child to do some research on the internet. Try There are many others.




Science: Forces. 


This term we will be looking at forces.  This will be on magnets and the forces of repelling and attraction. Encourage your child to explore and discover which materials are magnetic at home.  Can they come up with any theories from this? 

 A website to look at with your child for this would be,