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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/ Ms Nikholls 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.  

We are going to miss Mr Doherty as he makes new plans and adventures in France but would like to welcome Ms Nikholls to the year group.


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.


In Spring 2, Year 3 are going to be reading the Sheep pig by Dick King Smith.  A loveable piglet who desperately wants to become a sheep dog.  We are also going to be continuing our enriched English curriculum in the afternoons so please ask your children about what they have been up to.


Our Science this term we will be looking at skeletons of both humans and other animals.  

We will be continuing to study the Romans, their life and impact on Britain and visiting Lunt Fort in the last week of term.  The classes will be split into two groups and we are grateful for any parent volunteers to accompany us on the trip.

We are looking forward to seeing all of your family learning homework after half term. 


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.


After half term, Burton Albion will be returning to coach the children on a Monday afternoon.  Please make sure the children have their outdoor PE kits in school on a Monday.  They will be leaving school in PE kits not their school uniform/

SWIMMING - Mrs Asghar's class, 3B will be swimming in the Spring term and swimming begins again on THURSDAY 28th February 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.  

Please see below our new Spring 2 spellings.  These spellings are becoming increasingly more difficult as we are now focussing on Y3/4 spellings.  Please make every effort to help your child learn these more tricky spelling patterns. (UPDATING VERY SOON)