Year 3

Year 3

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 brass instrument to a very good standard and read music – a life skill! Our topics are very varied and interesting ranging from the Romans to the rain forest. This is a busy year, but we have lots of fun on the way!

Year 3 Staff


Mr Tom 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


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 […]


Coffee Meeting 3:15pm – 4:00pm Thurs 27th April

We are hosting a meeting in the music room where parents can meet with Mr Jones for a cup of coffee (or tea). This is a great opportunity to chat about school and the future plans for the school. Please go to the music room (in between reception and nursery).


School Gardening – RHS Award

Well done to everyone at St Mary’s School. We have begun our journey to improving our grounds with a superb gardening extravaganza.  The plants we have begun to plant our beginning to leaf or flower as spring has sprung. Congratulations to everyone as not only have we achieved RHS Level One Gardening Award but we […]


School Uniform

Mrs Smith and Miss Loy have decided on a new uniform for the staff!!!


Bird watching scientists

Some of the ‘Girl’s Science Club’ members have been enjoying identifying the birds that have moved in to the nest boxes around school. We put them up last week and they have been quickly resided in! Thank you to the parents that donated them; they will provide hours of entertainment! We look forward to watching […]


Knowsley Safari Park

  Year 3 have been up close and personal to a white rhino at Knowsley Safari Park today! From the safety of the coach!


Science Week Success

Science Week 2017 has been a massive success; lots of learning and fun have been had by all! The opening ceremony was made spectacular  by the wonderful outfits the children wore. Being dressed as scientists and explorers really got them in the mood. Each class got a box of resources to introduce their topic for […]

Reading List


Stig of the Dump
By Clive King

Year 3 Calender Events

Year 3 Curriculum 2014-15

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Year Groups



Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

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Year 1

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 2

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6