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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 -  Indoor PE Kit Reading book please.  .  

Tuesday -  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.

Indoor PE for 3G and 3R will now be on a MONDAY NOT TUESDAY.  Children will need their kit the first day back in January.


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.

WOW what an exciting first half term in juniors we have had!  Children have been learning about the foul Twits and the kind and courageous Mowser, who saved her village.  3G have started their swimming lessons and are getting on really well.  We have all been about and about around the village visiting the church, RSPCA and other local landmarks.


In January, Year 3 are being collaborators and working with Year 1 and the other schools in the MAT.  We are working on an exciting book project and 'buddying up' with younger members of our school family.  Please look out for extra information about this amazing learning.


We are going to be looking at volcanoes and rocks and soils, again  we will be sending home information after Christmas about family learning projects.


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.


As the weather is becoming more unsettled, Y3 will not be having PE on a Monday with Burton Albion staff.  Instead, they will be learning Makaton with Mrs Hammond.  Makaton is a sign language used to help people with additional needs and we are lucky enough to have Mrs Hammond in school who is able to teach the children.  We are trying to use Makaton in our lessons and children have enjoyed answering the register in sign.  

Burton Albion Staff will return after February half term.

SWIMMING - Mrs Asghar's class, 3B will be swimming in the Spring term and swimming begins on THURSDAY 10th January 2019.

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 - 3G and 3R will be having outdoor games on a Thursday so they do need an outdoor kit and trainers.  

Extra learning

Y3 have loved learning about the magical land of Narnia and completing extra English activities.  This will continue in the Spring term with a different book theme.

Please see below our new Spring 1 Spelling list.