Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670

holyspirit@sthelens.org.uk

Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class page!

Our teacher is Mrs Sharrock and we also have the support of Mrs Roberts and Miss Johnson.  


We are really excited about the year ahead and can't wait to share our learning journey with you all!

Click the links below to see the exciting learning that will be taking place in Year 3.

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Timetable

During our Meet The Teacher event, we gave out some key information. Click the link to download the pack.

Meet the Teacher Information

Year 3 Learning

Come and See RE In Year 3Come and See In Year 3

This term we will be learning about the Homes, Promises and Visitors

DOMESTIC CHURCH– Home 

Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

  • What home means to us
  • The love and care shown in the family                                                                      
  • God's love and care for every family 
  • The Christian Family 

BAPTISM/CONFIRMATION- Promises

Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

  • What the word ‘family’ means to us.
  • What people do you associate with ‘family.
  • What joys and sorrows do you remember of family life.
  • What is the Church's family

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS – Loving

Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

  • What do we think about visitors?
  • How do we prepare for them?
  • What is important about welcoming visitors?
  • How do we feel as a visitor?
  • Which important visitors do we associate with Advent?

English Learning in Year 3 

Writing in Year 3

We will be learning a range of writing skills through our class books and a range of genres. We will continue to practice our handwriting and presentation skills as well as developing our Grammar and Punctuation learning.

Spellings are very important and your child will be expected to know the Year 3/4 statutory spellings which are available to view on the link below:

Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings

Reading in Year 3

We will engage the children in a range of books and publications in order to ensure they have a good understanding of text types. Reading is a key skill and we encourage you to read with your child each day.

Your child can access reading learning on Reading Plus at home: 

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/fail

The site code is: rpholys2

Your child's username is their first name and the first letter of their surname, the password is: qwerty

Maths Learning in Year 3 

  • In Year 3 we will be starting our Maths learning with place value. We will be learning about number and counting up to 1000.
  • We will then move onto the four operations, focusing on addition and subtraction before moving onto multiplication and division.
  • Each week we will be practicing our times tables in preparation for the National Multiplication Test Check which takes place in Year 4.
  • Each week we will be spending one of our lessons focusing on Maths arithmetic skills.
  • Click the links below to explore some excellent Maths learning websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/

Year 3 Humanities

In Humanities this term we are learning about a time way back. The time of the Stone Age all the way through to the Iron Age. We will be learning how to place events on a timeline. How the Stone Age people lived. How to create Stone Age cave art and how they used natural resources to survive.

Year 3 Science 

This term we will be learning about Rocks and Soils in Science. We will discover how rocks are formed and how fossils have helped scientists understand species from the past. We will be learning how soil helps our biodiversity and benefits our planet.

Year 3 Music

Year 3 will be having a weekly music lesson. We will be learning how to sing and play a percussion instrument using Charanga Music. We will be learning about tempo, pace, singing in a round and how to keep the beat using a glockenspiel.