Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mrs Colley

Welcome to half term 3 of Year 3

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


Year 3 staff:

Mrs. Colley (Class Teacher and Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs. Hamilton (HLTA)

Mrs. Carruthers (Teaching Assistant)




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 ‘The Big Blue Whale’ for our English lessons.


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In maths we will be continuing to look at multiplication and divison before moving on to fractions.

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In Science we will be learning about Plants and animals- thier parts and what they need to grow.

Flora &Fauna in India, Animal life in India, Vegetation in India







It's History this half term and we are going to be learning about life in Ancient Egypt and going on a very exciting trip to Liverpool WOrld Museum to furthe rour undertsanding about this.

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PE will be on Thursday- this half term it is swimming. Please ensure your child has an appropriate swimming kit and any long hair is tied up. Your child should attend school in their tracksuits each Thursday. 

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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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Homework is set eachon Century Tech, it will alternate each week between Maths and English. It is expected to be completed by the following Wedneasday. 


CENTURY | Online Learning | English, Maths and Science

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Useful website to help develop Maths Skills:

Useful website to help develop English Skills:








Files to Download

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