Year 3

Year 1 (2017 – 2018)

Welcome to the website page of our current Year 3 class.
Class Teacher : Miss McSorley


Curriculum Information Letters

  • Autumn 1 2017

Overview of the Year (2017 – 2018)

The following information was shared by the class teacher at the Parents’ Welcome / Information evening at the beginning of the year.

Staff Team

  • Miss McSorley (Class Teacher)
  • Mrs Yates (Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs Staunton (Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs Petrie (Support Teacher)

General Communication

  • please write messages in the Home-School Message book, making sure that your child knows to give it to a member of staff (we do not check every child’s messages book on a daily basis)
  • please ask for a brief conversation after school if needed
  • please ask for an appointment if you need raise concerns or discuss something in some detail

Key Topics during the year

  • Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner
  • Fragile Earth – Volcanoes and Earthquakes (including ‘rocks’)
  • Roadtrip UK (Maps and knowledge of the UK)
  • Ancient Greece
  • What’s the Weather?
  • The Stone Age

Class Visits : Our class visits will include:

  • Poole’s Cavern (rocks)
  • The Peak District (The Stone Age)
  • St Wilfrid’s Church, Northenden

Guided Reading

  • All children in class will take part in a guided reading each week for 20-25 minutes.
  • Children are heard read once a week in addition to guided reading
  • Some children with greater need are heard read two or three times per week

PE Lessons

  • PE lessons will take place on Mondays (usually games), Wednesdays (usually dance/gymnastics) and Thursdays (usually dance/gymnastics)
  • Please make sure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day and taken home on Fridays for washing/returning on Mondays
  • Please make that your child’s PE kit is clearly labelled with their name


  • English homework (30 minutes) will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday
  • Mathematics homework (30 minutes) will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday
  • Reading on a regular basis every week (reading and library books)
  • Spellings once week (Friday for Friday) to be practised daily
  • Practise multiplication tables (2,3,4,5,8,10), including division 
  • Please expect quality work and good presentation 
  • Practise Spellings from the Year 1/2 Phonics Booklet (not available online) and the Year 3/4 Spelling List

Homework Advice

  • Try to have a regular routine, perhaps a set day and time each week to complete homework
  • Try not leave completion of homework until the last day
  • Complete work in small stages
  • Revise spelling daily – read, writing, apply
  • Provide a quiet or purposeful space
  • Give help and support as needed; it is a good opportunity to share work with your child

Other Arrangements

  • Mrs Petrie will teach Year 3 on Thursday mornings

Year 3 Curriculum, Year Group Expectations and Learning Resources

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