St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School Year 3 Pupils

Hello and a warm welcome to Year 3

Our class teachers are:

Class 6 - Mr Hibbert, Mrs Bryan 

Class 7 - Miss Hughes, Mrs Huxley & Miss Newsham


Class 6

We have an exciting year ahead and we can’t wait to get started!

In Maths our year will start by revising place value. The children will need to read, write, order and compare numbers upto 1000. After place value we will concentrate on the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Once we have secured this we will then move onto learning bout fractions, time, shape and different measurements. Throughout each maths topic the children will complete challenge work to secure and further their knowledge.

Our English lessons will be taught through the use of a range of story books. The children will write letters, diary entries, non-chronological reports, setting and character descriptions. The story books that we use will also link to our History, Geography or Science topics.

We have some exciting History and Geography topics this year including learning about the Stone Age, finding out if The Romans were good invaders, completing research all about Italy and discovering volcanoes all around the world.

Our Science topics this year cover a range of topics. We will be learning about magnets, rocks and soil, plants and animals including humans. During each topic the children will have lots of chances to plan and carry out investigations and practical experiments.

In addition Mr Artingstall will be in class every Thursday to teach Spanish, a lesson I am sure the children will look forward to each week.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mr Hibbert

Extra Information

P.E is on Tuesday, children must have their kits in school every week.

Swimming lessons will take place each Wednesday, please make sure your child has their kit with them each week.

Children will change their library books every Thursday and reading books will be changed every Friday. Please make sure reading books are brought every day, children should be reading 5 times a week.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and must be returned by the following Friday.

Class 7

Hello and welcome to Year 3!

What an exciting year ahead we have.  Although it can be a bit worrying moving into Key Stage 2, we are going to have a fantastic year.

In Maths the children will continue to develop their skills across the different areas in our curriculum.  We will be focusing on 3 digit numbers and securing the children's knowledge of place value.  The children will need to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1000.  After place value work, we will secure strategies for the four operations - looking at formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will then be moving onto fractions, shape and then learning how to tell the time.

In English our topics link in to the books we are reading in class.  We will be reading about Winnie the Witch, The Stone Age, Pinocchio, Mount Vesuvius and Ancient Rome.  We will be writing all kinds of things, such as diaries, setting descriptions, letters, non-chronological reports and retells.

Science in Year 3 is very exciting!  We learn all about magnets and types of rocks in the Autumn term, as well as magnets and forces.  Then in the Spring term we do some investigations with plants and how plants live.  We also learn about our bodies and how to keep healthy.  Finally, in the Summer term we learn how light and shadows are created.  Topic in the Autumn term is the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, looking at who first lived in Britain.  Then in the Spring our topic is all about the Mediterranean - languages people speak, foods they eat, and how their weather is better than ours!  In Summer we learn all about the Romans and how they changed Britain.

P.E. - Thursday morning

Swimming - Wednesday afternoon

Homework - Friday afternoon to be returned on Thursday

Spanish - Friday morning

Thank you for all your help this year,

Miss Hughes

Please take a look at our Newsletters for further information....

Spring Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

Summer Newsletter



Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the year. Our Rocks and Soils topic has been very exciting. We have become archaeologists and dug up fossils in class. We made our own soil out of chocolate mousse and oreos so that we could see each layer. We even sung to worms to get them to come out of the ground in the Peak District! Our trip was very fun, we took soil samples, made rock rubbings and learned all about the rocks that we find.




Here are some photographs from our trip to Longdendale Environmental Centre.




Here we are collecting natural resources from the school field, using them to make paint and then getting under the tables to do cave paintings.




Here are photos of us during our science topic - we became palaeontologists and dug for fossils.


During English - we made underpants and wrote instructions


Reward time - We made cupcakes (following instructions)



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