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Welcome to Year 3R!


Welcome to our Year 3 page. We hope you have had a wonderful summer break and are ready to work hard this year. We have lots of exciting things planned for this year.


In Autumn term 1 we will be kicking off with Art week. We will look at the work of Andy Warhol and create our own unique Pop Art pieces for the Art Gallery. We hope all our parents can come and visit our gallery and see all the children's amazing artwork.


Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.



In Maths the children will be working on Place Value using our Maths No Problem scheme of work. This will involve counting up and down in different increments, comparing and ordering numbers, making number patterns and rounding numbers to make estimations. The children will be working in their workbook completing work within numbers to 1000.


In Literacy the children will be extending their understanding of non-chronological reports. They will be completing their own non-chronological report through our topic about the Ancient Egyptians.


The children will be covering the grammar objectives for their year group. Please see our objectives below.





In History the children will be continuing to answer the question ‘How can we rediscover the wonders of ancient Egypt?’ During this unit the children will be plotting important dates on a timeline using centuries, looking at and identifying Egyptian artefacts, investigating the lives of rich and poor people and looking at how the Egyptians have helped to shape our lives today. We will also be completing some Egyptian art so look out for this in our classroom.



In geography the children will be answering the question 'Why is the ship canal so important to Manchester?' During this topic we will be looking at the route that the ship canal takes and what types of boats travel along it. We will also be looking at the importance of the ship canal and what it brings to our city.







The children will be given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.

Please click below to assess the TTRS website




In R.E the children will be learning all about Jesus and who he was. They will also be learning about how he helped people and the stories he told.



Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.



Children will be given a spelling list every Friday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following Thursday. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.


Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.



Reading books will be changed every Thursday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school each Monday. Library books will be changed every two weeks. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning or at the end of the school day.


Mrs Rafferty and Miss Kavanagh

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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