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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

Year 3

The Year 3 staff would like to welcome you  to our year group page. We hope that you find this page useful.

Teachers and Staff -

Mrs Waters 3G

Mr Doherty 3B

Mrs Hardwick 3R

Our TAs - Mrs Abberley and Mrs Beckwith

PPA Staff-  Mrs Brabbin, Mrs Hawthorn and Mrs Hammond.

A typical week in year three is action packed and full of fun.

To stop your teachers feeling glum.

Take a peek at the list below.

Then we will all be ready to go.

Monday -  Reading book please.  NO OUTDOOR GAMES UNTIL AFTER FEB HALF TERM

Tuesday - Indoor PE kit and reading book please.

Wednesday - Stationery shop is open (prices up to £1) and reading book please.

Thursday - Outdoor games kit or swimming kit (and waterproof coat), reading book and completed homework please.

Friday- Reading book please.


Spellings- A list of words for the half term is given out at the start of each half term.  If the list has been lost, a new list can be found in the attachments below. 

Reading - Children are expected to read at home at least three times per week.  They can choose a book from home or can take a book from the classroom.  They also have logins to the Bug Club Website where specific books will be allocated to them.  When they have read these books, there are questions for them to answer regarding what they've read.  Please be aware that the teachers can access the children's responses to questions to check for understanding.  Children are given a day for them to change their books each week and we hope they will change them on a weekly basis.

Pleae make sure your reading diary is in school on the correct day for teachers to check.


During Spring 1, we are looking at the book escape to Pompeii to help create some fantastic writing.  The children will study this alongside our volcano work in topic.

After half term, we are starting to study the adventures of Robin Hood.  We will be reading and writing about this great British folk hero.


One of our most exciting topics in Y3 - Volcanoes.  Look out for family learning homework to be returned the week after February half term holidays.  We all love learning about volcanoes and the amazing power of the Earth.  We will also be learning about rocks and soils in science.

After half term, we are learning about animals and humans and what they eat to stay healthy.


Children will be getting maths homework this term.  Mrs Hardwick's set will not get any paper homework but will be expected to work on the two websites below to help improve their times tables and number bonds.

In class we will be concentrating on formal methods and using those methods to solve problems and use reasoning skills.


PE - Mr Doherty and Mrs Hardwick's class are currently having table tennis coaching from Becky from East Staffs Sports Partnership.  Becky runs an after school club on a Wendesday for Table tennis for a small cost.