Year 3

Year 3

Mr Bromley is our teacher this year and he is supported by Mrs Day, Mrs Swallow, and Mrs Hoban – with the odd guest appearance from Mrs Mitton and Miss Kinghorn. Year 3 is a very exciting year as the children make the transition from KS1 to KS2. They are encouraged to become more independent both in themselves and their learning.
In normal times, we learn to play a recorder to a very good standard and read music – a life skill! Our topics are very varied and interesting including the Rainforest, Romans, Countries on the Meridian, Volcanoes and much more. This is a busy year, but we have lots of fun on the way!

Spellings are handed out on Tuesdays and tested on the following Tuesday. We work on different aspects of the spellings all week and the children should be able to explain the spelling rule or pattern.
As in Key Stage 1, children will have access to Times Table Rockstars and Doodle Maths, which, along with reading, should be done wherever possible throughout the week. We always make sure the children are able to get on to these apps during our first few days in school and their passwords will be in their planners, should you need them. This forms the basis of our homework, initially, although other work may come home at the end of a week. Full details will be in the children’s planners and on the Google Classroom, under Homework.

We discuss world news events every Monday morning so any opportunity for the children to follow news events through newspapers, Newsround or any other news outlet you prefer to use would be most helpful. As a rough guide, we will be focusing on good news stories and world events, which will allow us to build our geographical understanding of the world.

We are beginning to use Google Classroom as a learning tool both when we are in school and for homework. We use Google Classroom in all years, but especially in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 and it is incredibly useful when sharing information, working collaboratively and developing independent editing skills. The children all have log in details, but will need a bit of help to log in at home. If this causes any problems, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.  As the children become more confident and independent with this technology, they are able to use it to work together and support each other in all subjects of the curriculum. It really is rather useful!

Year 3 Staff

Mrs R Hoban - Year 3

Mrs Hoban Supports our children in various classes throughout school.

Mrs K Swallow - Year 3

Mrs Swallow is a very experienced and qualified teacher, currently supporting in Year 3.

Mrs S Mitton BA - Year 3

Mrs Mitton Profile I am married to Steve and have two children, Ellie and Isaac. In my spare time I love being outdoors and enjoy mountain biking, running and skiing. I love working with children as no two days are ever the same and you get to see the children grow and develop.

Mrs A Day, BA (Hons) PGCE - Year 3

Mrs Day Profile I have been teaching for over twenty years, many of them at St Mary’s. I love teaching here as it’s a very special school with great children and staff. I have taught in most classes in the school but in all of them I love to read stories and to watch the […]

Mr D Bromley BA Ed (Hons) - Year 3

Mr Bromley Profile Having grown up in Kentmere and Ings, I returned to Cumbria after 10 years living and working in and around the Greater Manchester area.  Although I thoroughly enjoyed living ‘down south’ and gained valuable experiences in different classroom environments, I am glad to be back and able to indulge in my outdoor […]

Latest News

VR in Action

Our children in Year 3 have been using the VR headsets to experience a volcanic eruption. What an exciting time! The children had so much fun and were totally engrossed in the experience.

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week we are getting the children to think about their own mental health. We are asking them to reflect on expressing themselves and being themselves. Classes are providing activities to explore their thoughts and feelings and think about their friends too. It started on Monday with an assembly from Oak National Academy and the […]

Bake Off Week

We have had a great week of baking with so many families taking part. There have been some very busy children this week, learning new skills and hopefully, enjoying and sharing their baked goods with their families.

Google Classroom

Well done to all of our children who have been online learning since Monday 4th Jan. We are going to be online learning until at least Feb half term. Make sure you are checking on each day and completing the tasks set for you by your teacher.

Rainforest Projects

This week we have had a wonderful chance to share our projects with each other. These projects are a powerful opportunity for the children to share their learning with each other. This not only reinforces learning but provides an opportunity to build our confidence.

Amazing Work in Year 3

Year 3 have been exploring parts of plants in Science, Paul Klee in Art and exploring ‘The Kapok Tree’ in English. What a wonderful week of exciting lessons!

Jamie Knight Visit (watch the videos)

Jamie Knight is currently one of the world’s best and most in-demand Professional Football Freestylers. Jamie has travelled worldwide working with the most prominent global brands, comprising of the likes of Nike, Adidas & Red Bull. Jamie’s performances include some of the most prolific sports events such as an on the pitch performance at the […]

European Languages Day

We have had a superb day with the whole school dressing up and learning new languages. We have visited (virtually) a whole range of countries including, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Scotland, Italy and France. What a great adventure we have had which was a day of food tasting, geography skills, learning new languages and lots […]

New Head and Deputy Boys and Girls

Congratulations to our children who have become the new head boys and girls for this year.  

Social Media – Please follow us…

We have launched our new social media pages – please follow us and share with others….  

Reading List

The Thieves of Ostia
By Carloine Lawrence

Stone Age Boy
By Satoshi Kitamora

The Girl Who Rowed the Ocean
By Alastair Humphreys

The Boy Who Biked The World
By Alastair Humphreys

Escape from Pompeii

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

The Great Kapok Tree
By Lynne Cherry

Year 3 Calender Events

Year 3 Curriculum

Click here to view online or download Year 3 Curriculum

View Online


Year Groups



Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

Read More

Year 1


Read More

Year 2


Read More

Year 3


Read More

Year 4


Read More

Year 5


Read More

Year 6


Read More