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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 Class

Miss Downie supported by

Miss Cooper and Mrs Hartley


School Council representatives 

Oscar Lindop and Emilie Smith

Summer 1



Class Saint

St Vincent de Paul


St Vincent de Paul was committed to caring for the poor in society and those who were in need. He made it his mission to help them.

Today, his mission is carried on by the SVP society and the Mini Vinnies. We will work together to think about the incredible work of our Class Saint and we will use his ideas to inspire our own so that we too can help those near to us and those who are in different parts of the world.








We will look at the Stories of the Road to Emmaus and Breakfast at the Shore.


We will learn how through these events, the Apostles of Jesus became aware of his presence amongst them.

We will also look at how the Church celebrates the presence of the Risen Christ at the Eucharist and

identify this at Mass.

We will look at how the events of Pentecost changed the life of the Apostles and how we celebrate

the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives today.


Holy Communion

We will continue in our preparations for The Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

The children have prepared so reverently so far and have thought carefully about what the

sacraments mean to them.




Class Texts




Sid, Peggy and Amy adore the two gerbils, Bubble and Squeak, but their mother detests them.

A major family battle results, and it's clear life is never going to be quite the same again.

But after a near fatal encounter between Bubble and Ginger the cat, Mrs Sparrow begins to see

that life with 2 gerbils might not be so bad after all.





Apostrophes for contraction and possession

Using Standard English correctly

Plural endings

Year 3 Statutory spellings


Non-Chronological Reports

Write in the third person

Use a formal writing style with formal language

Create list sentences, accurately punctuated with commas

Write in the present tense

Use rhetorical questions to engage the reader



Use rhyming patterns throughout a poem

Use language features such as similes to describe







Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in

terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon,

noon and midnight


Compare durations of events (for example, to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks)



Measure, compare, add and subtract mass (kg/g)


                                                      Homework/Reading expectations


  • Daily Maths and Literacy will be set each day
  • Two pieces of homework (Maths or English plus one foundation subject) will be handed out on a Thursday and should be completed and handed in on the following Tuesday.
  • Spellings and Times tables are tested on a Friday
  • Please continue to read three times a week and sign in the diaries. Diary checks take place each Friday.





  • Recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change







Ancient Greece

Know about the struggle between the Athenians and the Spartans.

Know about some of the things that the Greeks gave to the world.

Know that the Greeks were responsible for the birth of the Olympics.

Know that the Greek Gods were an important part of Greek culture.

I know how to locate Greece on a map.






Pottery (Greek)

To improve their mastery of art & design techniques, including drawing, painting & sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint & clay).

Greek Amphora Vase- children will design and create their own.

Symmetrical pottery, shape & pattern – focus on depiction of life.









En Famille

Learn and use numbers 21-30

Introduce family members

Ask and answer about brothers and sisters

Use masculine and feminine correctly (mon/ma/mes)

Read and understand a short passage about a family

Write sentences about their own family

Learn colours vocabulary

Match colour words to pictures

Colour picture with colours instructed






Internet Research and Communication

Navigate the web to complete simple searches

Know different ways they can get help if concerned

Use technology respectfully and responsibly

Understand what computer networks do and how they provide multiple services






I can explain how some of the actions and work of people around the world help and influence my life.



Throughout the year, we will be continuing to follow the Ten:Ten ‘Life to the Full’ programme for RSHE.

Please log into the parent portal to access information about the programme that your child

will be following, access to resources and suggestions for further activities at home.


You will need the following login credentials for our school:

Username: st-mary-st6

Password: vision24-st6




Music will continue to be taught by Mrs Amison each week with a focus on orchestral music

by Vivaldi and John Williams




Multi-skills and Athletics

PE will take place on a Monday with Mr Sigley. Please ensure that children have their PE kits in school

all week in case of changes to the timetable.








Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.