Year 3 2023 - 2024

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Welcome to Year 3

We hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and we are sure you are now ready to begin your adventure in Key Stage 2, starting with Year 3!  

We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 3 has to offer! There are so many events and experiences to look forward to this year to celebrate your first year in Key Stage 2.

Reading in Year 3   We encourage children to read regularly at home. Your child will have two books- a staged reading book and a library book.  Children will also have the opportunity to build on reading skills and strategies with their teacher during guided class reading sessions. Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly will also hear your child read individually.

Spelling in Year 3  Every Monday, children will receive a list of spellings that should be learned for the weekly spelling test, which takes place every Friday.

Children will be tested on the statutory word list for years 3 and 4 at various points in the school year. Your child will bring home a copy of these words. Please ensure that your child takes time to learn both their weekly spellings and the meanings of the words.  

Homework in Year 3  Your child will receive homework weekly on Google classroom and My Maths. Children can also play games on Times table Rock Stars. Please make time to read with your child and also give time for your child to practise their times tables and number bonds.

General Reminders…

  • Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their P.E. kit on a Monday and Wednesday each week.
  • Children may bring in a water bottle for classroom use throughout the day.
  • Children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at playtime.


These websites will help us with our work throughout the year.
Computer Circus
Mewan - Primary Place
Tutpup - Maths games
Water Safety
A Maths Dictionary for Kids
BBC Skillswise - Numbers
BBC Skillswise - Words
BBC Schools - Primary
BBC Bitesize (KS2)
Woodlands Junior School Resources
Primary Games
Count on
Visual Fractions
Primary Homework Help
Snaith Primary School
Primary Safe Search

Files to Download

Year 3: Calendar items

School Disco, by Ms Hetherington

Get in touch

Our Lady's RC Primary School

Whalley Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8AW

Head of School Anna Ward and Executive Head Catherine Gordon

0161 226

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