St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Loving and Learning together, with Jesus.

Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!


Dear parents,

We sincerely apologise for the lack of homework on the webpage this weekend.  It was loaded by a member of staff, but due to technical difficulties, we were only made aware this morning that it was not accessible.  We have sent paper copies home with all the children today who needed them and are giving an extension until Thursday to complete the work.  If you have any difficulties with this, please let a member of the Year 3 team know.


This half term we have started our topic of 'Britain Rocks!' in which we are looking into prehistory and the science of geology.  Thank you to all those parents who accompanied us on the school trip to Hyde Hall.  It was a very beneficial day out and the children have already shared much knowledge gained from this visit.


At the end of this term, the Year 3 children are participating as a choir in the Stations of the Cross with Year 4.  Further details will follow.  They will be learning song words for this event.


On this page you will find the Curriculum map which give the over view of the coming year; weekly homework; and any additional information we need to communicate with our parents.


If you would like any further information about learning at St. Peter's, please visit the curriculum section of the website. If you would like to speak to one of the Year 3 teachers about learning, please do not hesitate  in contacting them.


We have held Parent workshops recently and the relevant powerpoint has been attached to this page for those of you would like to refresh your memories.




Best wishes,


The Year 3 team.


Some Reminders.



Telling the time- please help your child practising the time at home. This would include both analogue and digital.


Spelling/multiplication and division facts- it is expected that by the end of Year 3 the children should know all tables in and out of order and corresponding division facts. The children will begin to learn words off the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and should have full knowledge of those on the Year 2 spelling list.


Equipment-please remember to label all your clothes including PE. kits, hats and gloves, not forgetting water bottles and sandwich boxes.


Homework- mathematics homework, Literacy homework and new spellings will be published on our class page. You must complete your homework in your book  EVERY WEEK BY WEDNESDAY, however, we actively encourage you to hand it in earlier, if possible.


Days- spellings and tables will be tested on Thursdays. Our indoor PE session is Tuesday and outdoor PE is Friday.  Our library day is Tuesday (when the children are encouraged to change their books) and homework is set on a Friday (when books will come home and homework is published on our class page)  and due back by Wednesday.


Snacks- please ensure you provide your child with a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables, plain breadsticks, rice cakes, or popcorn.  Water bottles should be filled and may be topped up from our water dispensers during the day.  Try to bring fruits in a combination of different colours as part of their 5-a-day; our aim is 'to eat a rainbow'.


Have your children seen the Kids' zone? They can play games and visit some cool websites.  They can even vote for their favourites.



Thank you for your support and we look forward to a joyful and exciting year.



The Year 3 team.