Year 3 2020 - 2021

Miss Cobban

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Year 3 and the start of the Autumn term. I hope you and your families have had a restful summer break. Please find below some information about Year 3 and also a brief curriculum overview for this half term. I know that at the moment things are very different, and usually we would be able to share messages at the end of the day. However, if you have any further questions or concerns you wish to discuss- no matter how big or small- please feel free to email me on


Miss Cobban is the class teacher and Mrs Ingham is the teaching assistant. Mrs Webb is our lunch time supervisor.


This half term, homework will be set online. This will usually be set via Purple Mash. Children will still be able to use their log ins from last year, however please let me know if you need a reminder of your child’s log in. Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in on the following Wednesday. Homework will be marked before the next piece is set. When children log on to Purple Mash, they will have an alert to tell them that a new ‘2do’ has been set. The children will have two short pieces of homework each week, one for maths and one other. Homework will begin from Friday 11th September 2020.


The children will continue with their guided reading sessions daily in school. Additionally, each child will have an independent reading book which should be read regularly at home. Due to the importance of reading at this stage of the children’s development, I would like to highlight the significance of providing opportunities for reading at home. I encourage parents to listen to their children read aloud at home, and to write comments about their child’s reading in their reading records. Reading books will be changed when a parent/guardian have checked that their child has finished their book. Mrs Ingham will monitor the children’s reading books and the dates when they are changed, to ensure that consistent progress is being made in the children’s development. Children will have the opportunity to earn stickers for reading at home, and this will be logged on a class chart.

Spellings and Times Tables

Beginning in the second week of this term, we will be focussing on a different spelling pattern each week. The children will receive a copy of their spellings each Friday to take home to practice. It is important that the children learn the spelling rule using the support of the spelling list. The spelling sheet does not need to be returned to school. These spellings will be tested on the following Friday.

Times table Rockstars will be available for the children to use during Year 3, with an aim to win the battle of bands each time they are set! We will be working on our 3,4 and 8 times tables.


During this term, the children will have two P.E. sessions throughout the week. They have been asked to bring their P.E. kits in and to keep them in school until half term. If you wish for your child to take them home more often, then please let me know. During the Autumn term, the children will have P.E on a Wednesday and a Thursday afternoon.

Autumn 1

Topic: Stone Age

English: Narratives

Mathematics: Place value, addition and subtraction

Religion: Our Christian Family

Science: Rocks

Art: Stone Age themed art

Music: Charanga: Let your spirit fly

Computing: Coding

MFL: French: Getting to know you

 I am looking forward to the year ahead and it is great to have the children back in school and enjoying their learning. Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Cobban



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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs L Clowrey (Office Manager)

Tel: 01613682934