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.


 Spring Term Topic

This term, we have changed our topic! We have been given the fantastic opportunity to take part in the National Fishkeeper Fry programme. You can find out more information by clicking on this link : 

The children will be learning how to look after tropical fish in an aquarium and will have one in the classroom to look after.  We will also be looking at fish in different parts of the world and comparing environments and fish between our own country and South America. We will be developing our geography, art and literacy skills through this programme. 

Viking Project Homework.

Year 3 appear to have really enjoyed their project homework. The classroom is now full of the most amazing models and projects.  The children did  really well with their presenting and tried hard to answer questions on what they had found out.  They said it was the best homework they had undertaken and they really enjoyed completing this with their families. Thank you so much for your help and input.  The children want to do another project next half term. 


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One Adventure camp


 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! 

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,