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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 Asghar 3B

Mr Doherty 3R

Mrs Hardwick 3G

Our TAs - Mrs Abberley and Mrs Beckwith

PPA Staff-  Mr Runacus, Miss Johnston, Mrs Hammond and Burton Albion coaching staff.

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.  Out door games kit.  The children will come home in this.

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.

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


During the first few weeks back we are going to be looking at the Roald Dahl classic - The Twits.  The children will be making up their own tricks, reading and writing about these two horrible characters.  After that, we will be exploring the lovely setting of Mousehole and the adventures of its famous cat Mowser.



This term, we are discovering our local community and exploring the village with trips out and about.  If you are free to help us for a morning or afternoon please get in touch the dates are -  Tuesday September 18th and Wednesday September 19th.


In the week beginning Monday 1st October, we will be taking our classes for a walk around the village.  This is part of our topic learning about our community.  We need parent helpers to help us walk around the village.  Please get in touch if you are able to do this.  Thank you.

Please look out for details of our work with the RSPCA and ways you may be able to help us.

After half term,  we  shall be learning about life in Prehistoric Britain and a visit from an expert.


Children will be revising place value, working with 3 digit numbers and beginning to use formal methods to add and subtract.  It is really important that children know number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and also their times table recall facts.  The children will have a weekly times tables test so please try and help your child learn them.  Below are some useful links to help number bond and times table recall.

SWIMMING - Mrs Hardwick's class  3G will be swimming in the Autumn term and swimming begins on THURSDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER.  

Swimmers need costume, all in one if a girl and lycra swim shorts if a boy, swim hat if hair will get in eyes when swimming, a towel and goggles will be allowed if goggle letter has been returned. 

PE - 3B and 3R will be having outdoor games on a Thursday so they do need an outdoor kit and trainers.  All of Y3 will be doing outdoor games on a Monday with Burton Albion.

Please make sure your child has a sun hat and water bottle in school.  Some of the Y3 classrooms get incredibly warm the first few weeks back

Our new spelling list for Autumn 1 is below if you have mislaid your copy.