Year 3 2022 - 2023

Mrs Colley

Welcome to the Summer Term of Year 3!

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"The child grew and became strong in body, mind and spirit."




At St. Peter’s C.E. in Year 3 we  embed the COURAGE CURRICULUM into our school ethos, and it is interwoven into all aspects of our school life.

CULTURE: We  promote our Christian ethos in daily worships and RE lessons. We look at the historical importance of our local area.

ORACY: In lessons we have  discussions and debates. We are able to express our own ideas and opinions.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD: We  look at real life problems in maths lessons. We  attended educational trips to the library to learn about our local area, a museum to develop our understanding of the Egyptians and Chester Grosvenor museum to learn about life during the Roman times. These trips  consolidate our learning and give our children real life experiences.

READING: We are lucky to have a lovley, well stocked whole school librbaryr. Reading is a big part of our learning. Every Thursday, Year 3 can swap their books in the library. 

ARTS: We have had opportunities to perform and act in music, PE, English and Art lessons.

GROWTH: All of us in year 3 have experienced the growth mindset learning pit. With perseverance and determination, we have managed to overcome our difficult challenges. Jigsaw lessons lessons and worships have helped us to grow.

ENQUIRY: We have carried out many enquiries in Year 3. We have completed science enquiries and investigations and made geographical enquiries.


This term we will be using the book ‘Journey’ for our English lessons.



In maths we will be developing our understanding of mass and capacity.


In Science we will be learning about light and shadow.



In RE, our unit is 'Rules'. 

The aim of this unit is to:

  • give pupils an opportunity to consider the value and purpose of rules.
  • examine Christian rules for living and the source of these rules.
  • Encourage pupils to reflect upon their own lifestyle and the influences upon it.
  • consider the rules followed by other faiths and the ways in which the rules influence behaviour and decisions.


It's Geography this half term and we are going to be learning about Our Earth.





PE will be on Thursday -we will be swimming. Your child should attend school in their tracksuits to enable a quicker change into their swim costumes when we arrive at the pool. We will be walking to the swimming baths so please ensure a waterproof coat is brought to school each Thursday.

If your child attends multi sports on a Friday, please send their kit for this in a bag to school that day.

Spelling and multiplication tests will be on Fridays (weekly spelling lists can be found in the files section)- please practice these with your children before the test (there are links below to some fun websites which will help with this).





               Do you know these times tables?

Year 2                 Year 3

x2     x5     x10          x3     x4      x8


Times Table Rock Stars.

 Year 3 children can use TT Rockstars to help with rapid recall of  their x-tables and try to become a ROCK LEGEND! (Click below for a sneak preview)


Marvellous Me.

Please download the Marvellous Me app, it is a great way for us to keep in touch and share what your child is doing in school. Click on the picture below for more details on how to join.

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Useful website to help develop Maths Skills:

Useful website to help develop English Skills:








Files to Download

Year 3: Gallery items

St Peters C of E Primary School, Birley St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR