St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Our class teachers are:

3 Lime - Mrs Abram

3 Palm - Mr Brennan

Our support staff are:

3 Lime - Mrs Karolia (SSA) & Mrs Sidat (TA)

3 Palm - Miss Fizz (SSA) & Mrs Greenwood (TA)



Spring Term

Our Christian value this half term is: Perseverance






Welcome back and happy new year! We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break with your families and are ready for an exciting term ahead!




What we are learning this term:


Our topic this half term is 'May The Force Be With You'


English: This term we are looking at 'The Spider and the Fly'. The outcome of the unit is to write a newspaper report based on the events that happened in the story. Following this, we will study 'Traction man' by Mini Grey. We are going to write a new adventure story for Traction man and the Scissors.





Maths: Number - multiplication and division

Measurement - money




R.E: Jesus the man who changed lives

Big Question: How did Jesus change lives


Science: Forces and magnets

Big Question: Are the biggest magnets the most powerful?


Topic: A study of Europe

Big Question: Who are our neighbours?


French: Following classroom instructions


British Value: The rule of law How do we all live together?


Music: 3 Little Birds


P.E: Striking and fielding



(For more information please refer to the newsletter below)


How can you help at home?

Read with your child as much as you can at home - question your child on the book they have read by using the 5w's (who, what, where, when, why).

Click here to find a recommended list of books for children in year 3.

Support your child with their weekly homework that is set every Friday and encourage your child to research the topic they are learning in school.



May the force be with you!

Dates, news and information:

Swimming in 3 Lime will be every Thursday from September to February.

Swimming in 3 Palm will be every Thursday starting in February.

PE kits are expected to be in school weekly for PE sessions - please ensure no earrings are worn for PE sessions or swimming.


ELEs offered to your children:

ELEs are activities that are designed to enhance the learning in Year 3. They are unique opportunities that we offer to the children that will help them deepen their understanding and have fun whilst learning in a creative way.

Upcoming ELEs include:

  • Pop UK will visit to sing with the children, teach them new songs focussed on our values and perform for an evening concert;
  • Wednesday 9th October - One Goal resilience workshop. Tom and Ben from One Goal will explore how to build resilience through attitudes, behaviour, courage, determination, enthusiasm for learning and friendship.
  • Tuesday 12th November - Year 3 Egyptian Day. Claire Ollet, an Egyptologist from Blackburn will visit the children and explore mummies, Pharaohs and real-life Egyptian artefact.
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