St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Loving and Learning together, with Jesus.

Year 3

Welcome to Year Three! 


Dear parents,


This half term we are starting our topic of 'Mapping Skills' and 'Forces and Magnets' which we are linking to the themes in the book by Anthony Browne, 'The Tunnel'.  This book also gives us an insight into differences, and we will be celebrating this theme with the children, looking at how we are all different and unique.  We will be looking at lots of different kinds of maps and plans in class, so if you have any OS maps at home, or atlases, now is the time to get them out and let the children explore what information they might give.  If you have a SAT NAV in your car, you might find this an interesting way to discuss digital mapping with them.  We will be studying these aspects of map reading at school with them.


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.