Welcome to Year 3

The Year 3 Staff

Mrs McGuinness teaches class 3RM and Mrs MacDonald teaches class 3KM. Mrs Withers and Mrs Fox are 3RM’s Teaching Assistants and Mrs Hensley and Mrs Wain are 3KM’s Teaching Assistants.

Our PPA is covered every other Thursday in 3RM by Mrs Morris and every Thursday in 3KM by Mrs Lowe.


In Year 3 we have homework each week. On a Monday we have Spellings which we learn ready to be tested each Friday. On Tuesday we have maths homework which is to be handed in on Thursday. On Wednesday we have either handwriting or a grammar task to be returned by Friday. Every other Thursday we have Topic homework which has to be handed in the following Tuesday.

You will find the Topic homework dates on the leaflet handed out at the start of each term.

We take home and read our reading books every night and change them regularly.

What our week looks like

The Year 3 curriculum encompasses a range of innovative, engaging activities every week across the curriculum.

We love celebrating our creativity in Year 3 and look forward to any opportunity that arises to link it into our learning. We are looking forward to studying aspects of History, Geography, Art, D&T and Computing this term in our Autumn Topic, ‘Tribal Tales’. We can’t wait to delve into history from Pre-historic times, through the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, and explore how human life has evolved over time. Watch this space to follow our incredible learning journey!

In Key Stage 2, we all also learn Spanish. This is taught once a week by Senora Moore.

Each Y3 class has the chance to go swimming at GL1. 3RM will be swimming every Tuesday and 3KM will be swimming every Thursday until Christmas.