Year 3 2021 - 2022

Miss Charlton

Year 3 teacher

Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, English and Maths are taught every day and follow the national curriculum objectives and are linked to our main Themes of:


Explore our People

Does anything ever change?


Create our Choices

Survive or thrive?


Discover our World

Can you have too much power?


The Staff

Miss Charlton - Class Teacher

Mrs Schofield - Teaching Assistant


In Literacy, the children are immersed in a range of texts and have the opportunity to explore and discuss them before they begin their writing. Regular demonstration and modelling of writing helps to encourage a high quality of work to include many of our writing objectives. Children are encouraged to independently include previously taught objectives in their writing by using resources without being prompted. 

Whole class read

In our whole class reading sessions, children experience a wide range of challenging texts. We read the text as a whole class and answer a range of different type of questions e.g. inferring character feelings. retrieval of facts, summary of text etc. Children also have one inference lesson per week. During this session, children look in depth at a section of a text and make inferences from it.


In Year 3 we learn and practise new spelling rules and patterns daily. Additional support is given to those children who struggle with spelling in small intervention groups when needed. 


In Maths, the children are taught a range of skills in number, calculations, shape, measures and data handling with a range of question types including problem solving.  Children use apparatus and equipment to support them in their work when needed. We aim for the children to be rapid at recalling the 3,4 and 8 tables by the end of Year 3.  Children can use Timestables Rockstars to improve their rapid recall.  

Foundation Subjects

During the afternoons, lessons are taught through creative theme work merging national curriculum objectives from different subjects such as History, Geography, Art, DT, Music, RE and Science. Please see our medium term plan to look at what we are learning about each term so you understand what we are talking about when we come home! 

We are learning all about the Ancient Egyptians during the Autumn term and are very excited to be going to Liverpool World Museum for our first class trip. Whilst at the museum, we will take part in a 'Meet the Mummy' workshop and explore the fascinating Egyptian artefacts. Year 3 will also be having an Egpyian theme day during our first half term!



We are currently focusing on the 3 times tables, please practise them three times a week at home. Continuing to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables are also encouraged. 

We ask that you practise the spellings from the Year 3/4 spelling list which can be found in the back of the chldren's planners. 

Please read regularly three times a week. 


Useful information

Wednesday: P.E 

Friday: Forest School

Friday: Children change reading books/ planners to be in and signed. 


See below for information about our learning in Year 3


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Penketh South CP School
Finlay Ave, Penketh, Warrington WA5 2PN
Headteacher | Angela Grace
Chair of Governors | Carolyn Williams
SENCO | Lorraine Browne