Year 3

Class Teachers:

Mrs Gauckwin

Learning Support Assistant:

Miss Bradley and Miss Boulton

Welcome to Year 3!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page! Here you should find information on timetables, homework, expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, please speak to me at the end of the school day or arrange an appointment by contracting the school office.

In Year 3 we are very lucky! We have a language specialist from Rainford High teaching us Spanish on Monday and Mrs Roberts will be teaching us on Thursday afternoons.





We use ‘pathways to spell’ which links to our English scheme. Children have 3 guided sessions of spelling a week where we investigate and learn spelling rules through games and activities.

 On Friday, your child will be tested on 5 words which follow the focus rule for the week plus three topic words which link to our topic lessons. Children will also be tested on two spellings they have identified they need to work on. 

Each Friday, the next spelling rule will be sent home in prepartion for the test the following week.

Times Tables

 Year 3 have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. Children should try to use TT Rockstars at least 3 times per week.


Your child should read at least 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers. 


PE lessons will be taught on Tuesday afternoons. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.

Home Learning Details

In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:

Purple Mash

Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)

Times Tables Rockstars

Developing Experts (Science)

Language Angels (Spanish)

Autumn 2

English: This half term, we are looking at Winter’s Child. The text focuses on Tom, who wishes winter would never end meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. 



Maths: During this half term, we are focusing on continuing with addition and subtraction. We will be adding and subtracting up to 3-digit numbers.


Other areas of the Curriculum

Science: Our topic for this half term is light. We will be going on our first trip to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, to take part in a light workshop. We will also be looking at sun safety.

History: Our focus for this half term is ‘Rainhill Trials’. We will look at the Rainhill Trials, why they were undertaken and the kind of vehicles that were used – we will also look at the uses of vehicles then and now.

RE: This half term we will be looking at the Prophet Muhammad and why he was an example for Muslims.

PSHE: During Autumn 1 & 2 we will focus on family and friendships, safe relationships and respecting ourselves / others.

Spanish: In Spanish, we will focus on dates and Christmas in Spain.

Computing: This term, we will be looking at presentation skills and using a variety of audio / video on PowerPoint slides.

Music: We will be sticking with glockenspiels as our instruments this term but will look at using them to play specific notes.

DT: During our DT week, we will be looking at seasonal fruit and vegetables! We will focus on hand hygiene and using seasonal fruits and vegetables due to their taste.