St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Class 3

Welcome to Class Three.

Welcome to Class 3! Every minute is a learning minute and in our class we work hard, persevere and show resilience in all of our work; while showing respect, encourage each other and work as a team to reach our full potential and beyond! Being happy, enjoyment in lessons and learning from our mistakes is something I hope for in each and every child every day.

Should you need to contact me, my email is

                 Mr C        #teamclass3        #makingmemories       #faithinaction











On Friday your child will be set an English and a Maths piece of homework. We ask that this homework is completed for the following Thursday. You can either send me a photograph of the completed work via Seesaw or send the piece of homework into school.

It is more important than ever that learning is supported at home, both to recover lost learning from absences and to consolidate learning that has taken place in schools during the week.

If your child is finding something tricky please contact me-



**Current work and topics within Class 3**     #teamclass3    #makingmemories

Below you will find links to a wide variety of tasks that can be completed in addition to the work we complete in class. Please complete the tasks and then send them to me either via the Seesaw app or using my email address above.





Our topics in English this half term are Play Scripts and Non-Chronological Reports.


Skills Lessons:

1- Using Fronted Adverbials-

2- Possessive Apostrophes-

3- Prepositions-

4- Expand the Sentences with Adjectives

5- Using Metaphors and Similes-



New spellings are given out weekly on a Monday and tested on Friday. In class 3, we are streaming our Spelling/Phonics groups alongside Class 2; this is so we can maximise the use of all available adults and tailor our teaching to the children’s needs. I would always encourage children to learn the spelling rule and not just the list of words. Writing the words in sentences will also help with learning the rule/spelling pattern, as well as brush up on basic writing skills.

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Word List

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List


Here are a few links with lessons about different spelling patterns and rules.


Past and Present Tenses-




Finished reading your school reading book? Check out the Oxford Owl eBook Library of books that are all FREE to either listen to or you can read yourself! Simply click on the link, scroll down to your coloured book band and immerse yourself in a fantasy world of dragons, wizards and magic or catch up on some fun facts about your favourite subject!

Children are expected to read five times a week for at least 30 minutes (extra reading at the weekend would also be beneficial). Some reading should be independent, however it is important that the children continue to share their reading experiences with adults too. Reading books will be swapped on Mondays.

Here are some useful links for some further information and ideas about reading:

If your child has finished reading their reading book at home and is able to answer a variety of comprehension questions about the book, check out the Oxford Owl eBook library to read/listen to even more stories:






Reading is also available on GetEpic! and Oxford Owl. The access details for both websites are as follows-

You can select reading for your colour band by selecting the book band option or you can select reading choices for your age group. You will need to login using our class username and password.

Username- smlt3  Password MrTaylor

(Please note the password has no spaces and a capital letter for M and T)

You can also access free online reading with Epic using our class login. Parents you will have received an invitation email to which you must respond in order to enable after school access. (Emails will come out week beginning 7th September)

See attached instructions for joining: –

Log in here!

Our class code is jrd6747

Log in to Epic Reading by following these instructions




I cannot stress the importance of how much we need to have quick, rapid recall of basic number facts such as number bonds to 10/20/100 as well as times table facts, which will help us every day in our Maths lessons. Times Table Rockstars (TTRS) is a FANTASTIC way to practise these skills and increase recall speed of facts. Please make sure you are accessing TTRS as much as possible at home- if you have lost/forgotten your username/password/pin, please let me know.

*Year 4’s- at the end of the year there will be a Multiplication Test Check at the end of the year. Please see the following link for further information: 2023_Information_for_parents_Multiplication_tables_check_Nov_22_PDFA


In this half term we will be focusing on Decimals (including multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100) and Money.


Below is a re-cap of the different units of work covered previously.

Multiplication and Division-

Shape sorting-



Adding and Subtracting Fractions-

Simplifying Fractions-




Multiplication and Division-

Securing Multiplication and Division-


Length and Perimeter-

Place Value-




Mental Maths

Don’t forget to keep visiting TTRS as much as you can at home!


Times Table Rockstar

Here is our Times Table Rockstar check sheet which we complete every Friday. Maybe you could practise at home!

Times table rock stars sheet

Times table rock stars, every child has a login to practise their times tables online. Please use the following link

Weekly Checker Sheet (see how many you can get in 5 minutes)- don’t forget to send me your score!

Weekly Times Table Checker

Hit the Button- a great way to boost your knowledge about Number Bonds, Doubles, Halves, Times Tables and Multiplication and Division facts- how many can you get before the timer runs out?


Purple Mash

Every pupil has a login to purple mash to assist them in their learning. There are a range of activities they can complete. Please email Mr C if your child is unsure of their log in details. The website link is below.




EAT – parent slips continue to be available to you on the link below to record your child being an E.A.T learner at home.

E.A.T home recording sheet. (1)




We are back to our History lessons this half term, looking at The Romans.







Our topic in Science for this half term is ‘Life Cycles (including Pollination).





This half term we switch back to art, looking at Mosaics. We will explore where mosaics came from, some examples of them and then design and create our own mosaic patterns.



We will be continuing our French lessons based on the topic ‘A Table!’ – this will look at food in French, how to ask for food, how to describe food and identify likes and dislikes.



Parents find below a few useful links:

Letter to parents carers of CYP