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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3



The teachers in Year 3 are:
Ms Encer and Ms Loftus (3LE)
Miss Marston(3L)


Also working in Year 3 are

 Ms Reddy & Mrs Nketsiah

Religious Education

In R.E we are learning about the meaning of the period between Easter and Pentecost.


Our text this term is the exciting story of Wolves in the Walls. We are using the story to help us write playscripts, descriptions, narratives and fact files.. In Guided Reading, we have been practising the skills of Reciprocal Reading which include:

Predicting, asking questions, clarifying, summarising, inferring and evaluating.


In Maths, we are continuing to become more secure using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.) In the topic of money, we have been practising adding, subtracting and giving change.

We are still working on fractions with a particular emphasis on ordering, adding and matching equivalent fractions.


We are learning about the functions of the different parts of plants and the conditions needed for them to thrive and grow. We will be carrying out experiments to investigate this and recording data linked to our experiments and what we discover.


We have been studying the Roman civilization which includes the size and location of their empire and why they were so successful. We are looking forward to a fascinating visit to the Verulamium to explore aspects of how the Romans influenced life in Britain. Following on from this, we are going to enjoy a Roman themed day at school during which we will taste Roman food, listen to stories and re-enact famous battles during our PE lessons.


As is the case throughout the school, we expect and encourage all children to adhere to high standards of behaviour both in class and on the playground.

The children in Year 3 have negotiated a set of class rules together and have all agreed to follow these with the understanding that doing so will create a happy learning environment that will help their learning.

Working together with parents and guardians plays a large part in ensuring there are good relationships and standards of behaviour in school.

General Reminders

  • Homework is set every Friday and must be completed and returned on a Monday. We really appreciate your support when helping children with homework. The task set is related to what we have covered in class that week and provides a chance for them to consolidate their learning.

  • Spellings are set and tested every Thursday.

  • Timetables need to be practiced at home; this will help them during maths lessons.

  • PE takes place every Friday morning. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school on this day. All items of uniform must also be named.

  • Please ensure that your child brings in a named bottle of water every day.

As Headteacher and on behalf of all the members of St Michael & St Martin School community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. Within our school, we seek to create a supportive and friendly environment, where each child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.