Year 3

Year 3

The teachers in this class this year are Mrs Gates and Mrs Thomas. 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. It is also the first year children start playing on the Junior playground with its massive slide, quiet reflection and adventure area.
We learn to play a recorder to a very good standard and read music – a life skill! Our topics are very varied and interesting ranging from the Rainforest, Romans, Coutries on the Meridian and much more. This is a busy year, but we have lots of fun on the way!

Year 3 Staff


Mr T Watson - Year 3

Mr Watson provides support through the school support our children.  During the lunch time session he offers sports opportunities for our children in the Infants and Juniors.


Mrs S Thomas, BA (Hons) QTS - Year 3

After 17 years abroad, I returned to the U.K. three years ago and have just about acclimatised! Believe it or not, the weather hasn’t put me off walking in the fabulous hills or pottering in my garden. I feel very lucky that my day-to-day job allows me to work with fabulous children throughout the school.

Latest News


Kings Food Bank – Harvest Delivery

Our children have helped fill a Volvo estate full of food kindly donated by our children as part of our Harvest giving.  We are really trying to express our value of responsibility in as many practical ways as possible. This year we wanted to provide a bumper delivery of food although we support throughout the food bank […]

Year 3 enjoying being out of the rain!

A wild week!

What a wild and exciting week we’ve had here in year 3! On Monday Mrs Thomas was in with us, and we had a great time getting near the end of finishing off our rainforest dioramas – they’re looking fab! From Tuesday, Mrs Gates has been with us and we have started the tough topic […]


October is here!

Another busy week in Year 3 this week, and October has well and truly arrived bringing the autumnal weather with it. At the end of last week, we saw one of the butterflies emerge from its chrysalis – very exciting! Over the weekend, the other four emerged and we fed them some soft, juicy fruit […]


Plato’s Pizza!

What a busy time we’ve been having in Year 3! It was project day on Monday 25th, and what a fantastic amount of hard work and effort went into them! Thank you so much everyone for your fantastic projects!     Also, Tuesday was European Languages Day, and Year 3 were learning about Italy. In […]

Welcome back!

The first week back has flown by and the holidays are fast becoming a dim and distant memory. Mrs Gates and I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone, especially Kate and Finn who have joined St Mary’s this term: it is a pleasure to have  you both in the class. Until all the […]


We have started school HOORAY!

We have welcomed our children to their new classes today and have got off to a superb start.  Welcome everyone!


Lunchtime Art Club

Talented artists from Year 3 and 4 have joined Miss Broome and Mrs Day to explore nature using art. They are looking closely at plants, flowers and trees and making pictures using pencils, paint and printing. Watch out for a forthcoming display around the school.

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Fair Trade Coffee Afternoon

We have held another successful Fair Trade Afternoon, hosted by Mrs Neale in the Year 3 Class for all of our parents. During the afternoon children and volunteers served teas and coffee and also sold fairly traded goods from Tradecraft.  During the time we sold £91 of produce for Tradecraft and had a a great […]


Year 3 visit to Kirkby Lonsdale

Year 3 spent a lovely sunny morning navigating their way around Kirkby.  They had to read maps and follow a route around the town. They painted the famous ‘Ruskin’s View’ and then they plotted the different types of shops in the town. The children were very well behaved and created some amazing pictures.

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Governor Day – Monitoring our School Improvement Plan

Governors have spent the day with children and staff monitoring the school improvement plan. Included in this, the governors also explored behaviour for learning, school values and breadth and balance in the curriculum. They also had an opportunity to meet with parents on the school yards in the morning.   Five of our Governors spent the […]

Reading List


Rainforest Animals – Paul Hess poetry
By Paul Hess


Running Wild
By Michael Morpurgo

kapok tree

The Great Kapok Tree
By Lynne Cherry

Year 3 Calender Events

4th May - Governor Day

29th March - Easter Service

22nd March - Sports Relief

21st March - Spring Music Concert

12th March - Science Week

Year 3 Curriculum

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