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

Hello! A few parents have been in contact about what sort of questions they should be asking their children whilst reading with them. Please see the link to access a brilliant document that will help you with this. VIPERS is linked directly to the national curriculum and it will give you some question stems that you can adapt to the books your children read. It covers the specific reading skills that we teach and I have found it really useful in the past. It is really important that you are discussing the book your child reads alongside listening to them to help develop their comprehension and understanding. Any questions don't hesitate to get in touch.

Welcome back Year 3! It was lovely to see you all today. Please bring your home learning work into school if you haven't already and make sure your P.E. kit is in school for Wednesday.

The spellings for this week are below.

Welcome to Year 3.


We are now settled into our new routines at school and the children are enjoying themselves and working hard.   We have had a lot of fun and laughter this week whilst making good progress in our learning.  We have started our topic on the Stone Age and we are enjoying our new class story book called "The Wild Way Home" by Sophie Kirtley. 


Thank you for sending PE kits in. They will return home at half term. If you have not done so, please will you send your child's PE kit in on Monday with everything named.  They need trainers for outdoor and pumps for inside school.  They do need both of these. 


Homework will go onto the website on a Friday.  If the children are required to bring it back, this will be on a Tuesday. The spellings for this half term are below. Please help your child to practise these every week. They will start new ones on a Monday in school and  they will have a test on Friday's. 


Thank you for your assistance in getting the children back into the routine of coming to school every day. I am sure it feels just as strange to some of you.  Please help us to keep them safe at home time by lining up by the wall and moving down and away as you collect your child. This again helps us so much to ensure the safety of your child. 


Here's to a great year. 


Ms James and Miss Smith


Homework 13th November.


If you have problems accessing the homework, please talk to a  member of staff.  This weeks homework is all on Education City for both Literacy and Maths.  The children also have new spellings to learn.  

Spellings for the next 4 weeks. 

Remembrance Art 

This week Year 3 have been doing some amazing art work for Remembrance day.  They made poppies from clay and tried out thier cutting skills for card poppies. Unfortunately not all the clay poppies got home in one piece! By far thier best work though was their pictures as you can see below.   We are so proud of this work they have done and the time, care and efffort they put into it. Well done Year 3. 


Homework 6th November 2020. 


Hello everyone. Welcome back after the half term break.  

 For home work this week, the children have a new tournament in TTRockstars to complete, an activity on Education city and they need to do some work on Lexia. Don't forget to do your reading year 3 and bring your books back in  on Tuesday.


Have a good weekend. 


Homework for 2nd October. 

Here is this weeks homework. Click on the link.

Log in to your TT Rockstars account and do some times tables. How fast can you work out the answers? 


Don't forget to do your reading and bring in your book, with your reading record signed on Tuesday.  If you have not finished your book, you may keep it for another week. Keep practising your 2 times tables especially how  many times it goes into it and relearn your 5 times table. Don't forget you can do Lexia as well to help with your reading. 

Homework. 11th September 2020.


Both the literacy and the math's homework is on education city this week. The children brought home their passwords earlier in the week. 


 They have been practising their 2 times tables all week and will be going onto to 5's next.  Please practise these at home. 

 Spellings is week 1 this week for a test on Friday. 


Spellings Autumn 1

Maths 16th July
Spellings 16th July
Maths. 13.07.2020
prefix spellings using bi and re. 
Maths 09.07.2020


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Maths 06.07.2020
Literacy - spellings

The Journey 

The final part



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Maths 02.07.2020
The journey. The resolution! 


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Maths 29.06.2020

Mixed operations and adding and subtracting fractions consolidation. 

Maths 25.06.2020


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The journey continues with adverbs. 


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Maths 22.06.2020


More of those mixed operations today. 

Maths. 18.06.2020

The Journey. 

We are carrying on our story with the build up. Today we are going  to focus on prepositions and prepositional phrases. 


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Literacy. The journey begins!. Watch the video then write you own beginning. It only needs to be a couple of paragraphs. Include a simple, compound and complex sentence. Can you add any time adverbials as well? 


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Maths, 15.06.2020

Mixed operations


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Literacy 15.06.2020

The journey


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Maths. 11.06.2020

Perimeter again of some more shapes today. A challenge also to write your name in block letters and measure the perimeter of each letter. Then you can decorate it. Hope you enjoy. 

Apostrophes for possession. 11.06.2020


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Apostrophes For Contraction 
There is 1 video for you to watch first then 2 tasks. One task is a written task and the second one is a game you can play as a family either individually, in teams or all together. I hope you enjoy them. 

Apostrophes for contraction

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The task.

Write the contractions as 2 words . Where there are 2 words, write them as contractions. 

Apostrophe for contraction conversation game. 

Maths. 08.06.2020. 

Calculating Perimeter


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Look at the shapes below and calculate the perimeter of each one. 
Home learning for 21.05.2020


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Literacy. Instructions


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Home learning for 18th May 2020
Maths- division using the bus stop method. 


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Instructional text.


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Home learning for 14th May 2020
Maths the grid method


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Literacy.- inverted commas


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Can you put inverted commas on these. Choose 5 to write out and complete. 
Maths and Literacy 11th May 2020

Grid multiplication

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Year 3's class trip

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Year 3 Home Learning

Hello everyone. Hope you are all well. We are missing you lot. Miss Smith and I are sure you will have lots to tell us when when we get back to school. We look forward to hearing all about your adventures of the lockdown.  


When we finished school, we said that after Easter we would be uploading new work for you if we were not returning to school. Every Monday and Thursday, you will find a couple of videos here and on Twitter that will set you some work. It's all things we have been doing in class and we are going to reinforce our learning  so nothing to worry about. 

Hopefully we will see you soon. 


Ms James and Miss Smith

Numeracy 07.05.2020


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Expanded noun phrases 


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Numeracy  04.05.2020

Fractions - The Arrow Method 


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Literacy 04.05.2020


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Literacy and numeracy for 30th April 2020.


Today we are looking at past and present tense and at fractions. You all found fractions really easy when we did this so you should have no problems. Show us you work on twitter. 

Look at the Oak Academy lessons as well. There is a link below. Just click on Year3. You can do more fraction work there. 

We look forward to seeing your work on Twitter.  Stay safe and be kind to everyone. 

Have a look at the learning on here. They too are doing fractions. You can even start Spanish!
Fractions. 30.04.2020

Fraction of an amount

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Fraction worl

Past and present tense. 

 Watch the video and then have a go at the sentences. 


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Here is your new literacy and numeracy work for 27th April. Who can believe we are nearly into May already! We have loved seeing you work on Twitter Year 3 so keep it up. I have included some other activities you might like to do as well this week which are all art and I.T. based. 

Have a good week and stay safe. 


Ms James and Miss Smith. 

Subtraction. 27.04.2020. Remember we always borrow from the top line. 


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SPAG 27.04.2020


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Complex sentences and subordination conjunctions. 

Subordinate conjunctions

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Can you add a subordinate clause to these sentences?

Subtraction. 23.04.2020


Subtraction. 23.04.2020

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The class teacher in Year 3 is Ms James.

The teaching assistant is Miss Smith.


Useful information


Don't forget to follow us on twitter @Y3_Stmarys. 

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.


Week 3 of Fishkeeper Fry


This week has brought lots of excitement to Year 3 again. They were great walking to Notcutts and back. Not one moan was heard and they can really set a good pace. The excitement at Maidenhead had to be seen to be believed!! The first fish were picked up and these were Zebra Danios. Who knew these fish had long whiskers with taste buds at the end of them! The children have used all the facts they have discovered about these in their report writing. Matthew was our fish keeper of the week this week.  Well done Year 3. Keep up the great work!

Week 3 of Fishkeeper Fry

Week 2 of Fishkeeper Fry

It's been another exciting week in Year 3!  We now have our plants for the fish tank and have been testing the water. The children have learned about ammonia, nitrites and nitrates!   They have also put a submarine into the tank and continued their fact writing. They have worked hard and with eagerness. We're going to walk to the garden centre next week to collect our first 3 fish. No excitement at all then! Have a look at some of their work below. They are working so hard. 


Fishkeeper of the week this week is Harry. Well done Harry .

Fishkeeper Fry  and Year 3


 There has been an awful lot of excitement in Year 3 this week...The fish tank has arrived! The children have had great fun setting it up and have really embrace the work they have done with it. We have been doing word searches, comprehensions, learning how to write reports, finding out where the fish we are going to get, came from originally, collaging and drawing a fish tank and they have even done some maths! We can't wait to see what next week's lessons will be about! 

 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. 


Viking Project homework.


 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,