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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Miss Francis is the class teacher and Mrs Watson is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class Three, news, pictures of things we've done and more.


Arrival and Collection Times

We are continuing to use our one-way system to enter and exit school in September, entering and leaving via their external classroom door.


All children should arrive between 8.45am – 8.55am.

Children in Year R, 1,3, 5 and 6 should be collected at 3.25pm

Children in Year 2 and 4 should be collected at 3.20pm.


Breakfast Club & After School Club

Children in Year R, 1 to 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their classroom ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm. 



It would be great if you could provide your child with a small, practical pencil case containing the following equipment:

  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Rubber
  • HB pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Set of colouring pencils

We will provide this equipment where required.



Children in Class 3 will need to ensure that their P.E. Kit is in school on Monday and Wednesday. P.E. kits should consist of:

  • Navy shorts.
  • School house colour T-shirt (not brightly coloured and / or patterned T-shirts).
  • White, navy or grey socks.
  • Plimsolls (preferably pull-on style for young children).
  • Trainers (for outdoor use only).
  • Tracksuit (optional for cold weather).

Link to School Uniform /P.E. Kit Expectations Page


    Every Monday, your child will be taught a new spelling rule to practise during the week, ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please spend time at home practising these spellings using ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ in the Spelling Homework Booklets, as well as discussing the spelling rule. Please ensure spelling Homework Books are kept in school bags. You also now have a Spelling Shed login for use to further practise spellings at home.


    Spelling Shed -

    Your child's weekly spelling list will be uploaded to Spelling Shed for further practise. Log ins can be found in the front of your child's reading record.


    Reading Record

    Please use your child’s reading record to keep a record of the books your child reads and to enter a comment about their reading. These may be books they have brought home from school, ones they have borrowed from the library or an e-library book. This record will help us to know what your child can do and inform us about the range of books they have read. We will also write in the record when your child has read in school and provide an appropriate next step for them to practise e.g. a particular tricky word or grapheme.


    In Year 3, children continue to learn to write different types of texts and we use model texts to highlight the key features of these texts before children create their own versions. The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 3.



    Text Type

    Text Title

    5th September 2022

    Overcoming the Baddie Story - Narrative

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    26th September 2022

    Instructions - Non-narrative

    How to Mummify a Pharaoh

    31st October 2022

    Book Review - Non-narrative

    Galaxy Jack: Journey to Juno

    22nd November 2022

    Warning Story - Narrative

    The Canal

    3rd January 2023

    Adventure Story - Narrative

    Kassim and the Greedy Dragon

    23rd January 2023

    Non-chronological Report - Non-narrative

    The Manchester Ridgeback

    20th February 2023

    Journey Story - Narrative

    The Magic Bed

    20th March 2023Poetry

    The Sound Collector

    There's a Monster in the Garden

    17th April 2023

    Newspaper Recount - Non-narrative

    Golden Ticket Glory!
    8th May 2023

    Wishing Tale - Narrative

    The King of the Fishes

    5th June 2023

    Persuasive Letter - Non-narrative

    Circus letter

    26th June 2023Recount - Non-narrativeAn Egyptian Visitor


    Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!


    As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's. The table below highlights the textbook and chapters that we are learning in Year 3. If you wish to purchase a copy of the Maths No Problem Textbook A and B and Workbook A and B for your year group for use at home and also find out more about how Maths is taught in school, these are available to order at

    We ask all parents to support children with learning their number bonds and times tables at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians. 


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    Times Tables Rockstars



    Focus Textbook Chapter and Title

    5th September 2022

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  1 - Numbers to 1000

    15th September 2022

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  2 - Addition and Subtraction

    14th November 2022

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  3 - Multiplication and Division

    5th December 2022

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  4 - Further Multiplication and Division

    16th January 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Revision 1

    18th January 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  5 - Length

    26th January 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  6 - Mass

    31st January 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  7 - Volume

    3rd February 2023Year 3 Textbook 3A - Revision 2

    7th February 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3A - Mid Year revision

    20th February 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 8 - Money

    28th February 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 9 - Time

    27th March 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 10 - Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs

    31st March 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3B - Revision 3

    18th April 2023Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 11 - Fractions

    12th May 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 12 - Angles

    22nd May 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 13 - Lines and Shapes

    5th June 2023

    Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 14 - Perimeter of Figures

    19th June 2023Year 3 Textbook 3B - Revision 4
    26th June 2023Year 3 Textbook 3B - End of Year Revision


    During the year, we will use a range of texts to develop our reading skills and read stories written by a range of authors. The texts we will use are detailed in the document below.


    Currently, we are reading 'There's a Pharaoh in our Bath!' by Jeremy Strong.

    The Colour of Home - Year 3 have been reading 'The Colour of Home', a story about a newly arrived refugee. They played a game called Safe Place Ludo where they were faced with different scenarios that a refugee might be faced with.

    Our Class Country is Italy.
    We will be learning all about Italy. We will investigate where it is in the world and find out facts about what it is like to live in Italy.