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


Michaelmas Concert

Well done to all of our children who took part in the school concert at the end of term. We had a wonderful array of instruments played by a large amount of children from Year 2 to Year 6.  Our choir also sang two songs with superb harmonies.  Congratulations to all involved.



Jack and Daisy, our head boy and girl took part in the Remembrance service held at St Mary’s Church. Many thanks for their contribution to this very important service of remembrance.


First week back!

We have been straight back to it! What hard work we’ve been doing! In English this week, we have been looking at non-chronological reports based on Harry Potter – which is our new class book for this half term (once we finished Running Wild on Monday and Tuesday!) In Maths we are focusing on using […]

rainforest dioramas

Rainforest dioramas

The children worked really hard and I must say, with enormous enthusiasm to finish their dioramas this week. They demonstrated how well they can work in a team, as well as their knowledge of the different layers of the rainforest. Well done Year 3. On a different note – just a reminder that no homework was set […]

rainforest dioramas

Half term is here

Half term is already upon us and we have really enjoyed our last week at school before the break! Our final week meant lots of finishing off ready for the new half term on the 30th October, and we are really happy to show you our completed rainforest dioramas that we did with Mrs Thomas […]


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 […]

Reading List


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


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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Year Groups



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