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St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

Year 3

Teacher: Mrs McNicholas

Welcome to Year Three.

In our class we encourage everyone to be the very best that they can be.  It is important that our children feel happy and safe.  Our learning is fun, but we are developing knowledge, skills and understanding and we take pride in everything we do.

Now we have made the transition from Key Stage 1, each of us has a responsibility to help one another become familiar with this new environment and the new expectations for a Key Stage 2 pupil. As we continue on the next phase of our learning journey, we know that it is important to develop independence, resilience, confidence and responsibility for ourselves and the world we live in. We take every opportunity to demonstrate the ‘Secrets of Success’ during our time in school,  pushing ourselves, working hard and trying new things. 

We recognise individual talents and develop confidence so every child is motivated, inspired and enjoys learning. This year we will have even more opportunities to share our gifts and develop our talents by becoming involved in the many clubs and groups available.

We will ensure that Year Three is a great year of school that we will never forget!

See what we are learning about this half term here.

Romano Park
We went to visit Romano Park to investigate what forces are present on a playground.

The children took turns on various equipment and learnt gravity helps them to come down the slide.


Children used the force of push and pull on the swings

The same force was also used on the climbing apparatus.

Also on the See-Saw.

Equipment requirements for Year Three
As we are especially looking to developing independence and maturity this year, it is important that all pupils take responsibility for coming to school each day organised and equipped to learn.

  • Pupils should come to class each day with their school reading book and reading record.
  •  Pupils should bring a clean, freshly filled water bottle.
  • Pupils do not require a pencil case as school will provide any necessary equipment providing it is looked after and returned at the end of the day.

Year Three children are also required to have full indoor and outdoor PE kits in school each day.

See uniform requirements for further details.

Home Learning
The children were given a copy of the  homework menu for summer term one’s topic "I am Warrior!‘’ however you can get a  further copy here.

Children are not expected to complete all the ideas suggested on the menu, but may simply choose 1 or more that they will enjoy.

Spelling lists will be sent home every Monday to be practised throughout the week as they will be tested in class on Friday.

Children are strongly encouraged to read for pleasure on a daily basis, either independently or with support from an adult or older sibling. Please record thoughts, questions and predictions as well as any interesting, ambitious or unfamiliar vocabulary in their reading records.

Other short weekly tasks may include:

  • Engage in a variety of research tasks using a wide range of literacy skills
  • Practice mental and written arithmetic skills 
  • Carry out investigative tasks as a follow up to science lessons
  • Engage in a history or geography research task linked to class topics
  • Carry out research tasks in R.E. during linked to ’Come and See’  topic
  • Work on differentiated worksheet to reinforce numeracy work
  • Practise handwriting using joined style and speed writing activities if required.
  • Spend time working on subscription sites to aid basic skills such as: Lexia, Mathswhizz and Timestables Rockstars (website links can be found in ‘Curriculum Links’)


Please do not hesitate to see me if you have any questions or concerns linked to homework.


Year 3 children no longer receive free fruit in school. As the morning is quite long, I would encourage your child to bring a piece of fruit to school to enjoy during their morning break.


Year Group Expectations
These links provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school.  The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.





Useful websites for Year 3 Maths

Recommended Reading List
XL Year 3 Maths
Times Table Games
Times Table Games
Teaching Tables
Teaching Time
Teaching Measures
Teaching Money


Please don’t hesitate to pop in if you have any questions.

Mrs McNicholas