We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.


We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.


We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.


We will foster belief through believing in yourself, taking on challenges and digging deep within yourself to conquer fears.

Year 3



Our teaching team...



Miss E MacRae

Mr J Sinden

Mrs R Aurie

Mrs H Dunkley

Mrs J HerbertMrs M HarwoodMrs J FletcherMrs N Bainbridge
Mrs S ZylstraMiss L Potts  






Start of the day – Doors open at 8:35am. Children can enter school and will be asked to complete morning tasks. 

Registration – 8.35-8.45am. Registers close at 8:45am, after which a child will be marked as late. 

Break Time – 10.30am until 10.45am

Lunch Time – 12.00pm until 1.00pm. Year 3 will usually eat in the canteen from 12.15pm to 12.30pm,

End of the day – Our teaching time will end at 3.15pm and the children will exit from Door 2 (Ramp) shortly after.



Each Wednesday, children will receive a homework task set on Google Classroom. The weekly homework will go out each Wednesday and is expected to be completed by the following Tuesday. If completing work online poses a problem, we can arrange for work to be sent home in a book. 


We require all children to strengthen their times table knowledge, and address gaps. Our school subscription to Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) supports this and we would encourage daily practise at home, for no more than 20 minutes.


During the Autumn and Spring term, a project-based homework will be set on Google Classroom, known as ‘Six Ways to Be Smart'. Usually, the child will have 6 weeks to complete one of the six given tasks. The time available is much greater than our weekly homework and therefore, we expect that the standard of work in the finished piece should reflect this. Click on our 6WTBS page for current details.


Your child’s passwords for Google Classroom, Purple Mash, Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) should be available in your child’s reading record. Please mention it to a member of the Year 3 team if that is not the case.



Children are expected to read for 15-20 minutes each day. We ask that a note is made in their reading record to show this, so that we capture your child’s reading experience across the year. Please ensure that reading records are in school each day as we often use opportunities to read in school.  Your child will have an appropriate book from our book bands, or a ‘free reader’ for those with more advanced skills, but these can be supplemented by reading other books and texts at home.



We ask for children each day to bring in to school a water bottle of their own with fresh water inside, children have access to their bottles throughout the day and they will be sent home at the end of the day to be cleaned. Should your child require anything other than water, ie for medical reasons, please notify your child’s teacher.



Each day, we will ask children to select one of 3 options for their lunch. Lunch choices can be accessed on the website. CLICK HERE


Children can bring in an appropriate snack to eat at morning break time. These must be brought into the classroom each morning. Please ensure that this reflects our Healthy snack policy. Alternatively, you may wish to order a snack prepared by the catering team. CLICK HERE



Children will participate in two PE lessons each week. Currently, outdoor PE takes place on a Thursday and Indoor PE on a Monday. Please can you ensure children have the appropriate kits in school at all times in case of opportunities for extra curricular sport or if the PE day changes. We recommend you send in kits at the start of each half term and we will send them home at the end of each half term to be cleaned.


Indoor PE Kits should contain – White T-shirt, Red Shorts, pumps

Outdoor PE kits should contain a plain Blue / Black or Grey Tracksuit. Trainers are preferable for outdoor PE.


Additional indoor kit is available at Classworx on King Edward Road, or Finesse Schoolwear on Pickford Street. 



Full details of our curriculum can be found on our school curriculum page


These are some of the texts that we have used to support our Reading and Writing curriculum this year...

The Iron Man 

by Ted Hughes

The Boy in the Tower

by Polly Ho-Yen

Moon Juice

by Kate Wakeling

The Boy who Grew Dragons

by Andy Shephard


Blue John

by Berlie Doherty






Our foundation curriculum this year will include...

Art & Design


Painting - Using a range of paint media, considering the intensity of colour and layers of paint

Printing - Pop art - Andy Warhol

Drawing - Close, accurate drawings - Georgia O’Keefe

Design Technology


Structures - Stone Age Roundhouse

Cooking and Nutrition - Healthy and Nutritious Tart

Mechanisms - A toy that uses a pneumatic system



How did Britain change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

What are the earliest civilisations?

What were the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?





How do we know dinosaurs existed?

Can we make things move without touching them?

Do people with longer legs jump further?

Can my shadow grow?

Can plants move?


What is North West England?

How does the shape of the world’s land change?

Why are rivers important?

Religious Education (RE)

We will learn about aspects of:






Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)

This year, key elements of our PSHE curriculum is being delivered through My Happy Mind, a science-backed programme designed to help children build resilience, self-esteem and confidence. During Relationship Week in the Spring Term, our teaching staff will deliver a series of lessons on Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), using the Christopher Winter Project (CWP) materials. Click below to download the Scheme of Work for Year 3.

CWP Scheme of Work for Year 3

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