Year 3 2022 - 2023

Miss Farmer


Mrs Ridgway


Welcome to Summer Term in Year 3!

The teachers in Year 3 are Mrs Ridgway (Monday-Tuesday) and Mrs Farmer (Wednesday-Friday),

with Miss Coxon and Miss Whitehead supporting us all week.

We are all here to help you to be your best self!

Welcome back to school! We hope you are all ready for a new term after a wonderful Easter break!



  • In Literacy, we will continue to follow the Language and Literacy Scheme of Work: this term we will be learning about mystery writing and folk tales as our fiction units, with report writing and biographical texts as our non-fiction units. We will also cover daily reading, grammar, phonics, spelling, storytime, as well as additional weekly writing.
  • In Maths, we will continue to follow the Maths No Problem! Scheme of Work. Our foci this term will be volume, time, fractions, angles, shapes and perimeter. Please continue to practise times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars as this will aid our learning in other subjects, such as fractions, and help our pupils to be their best selves.
  • In History, we are going to be learning about Industry and Transport, something which will ignite many of our learners’ thirst for knowledge as we have a particular interest in this amongst some of our pupils.
  • In Geography, we are learning all about Climate Zones. Follow the web page for lots of information about this so you can see what we will be covering in class:
  • In Science, we will be exploring a new topic of Light, as well as building upon what we already know about Plants.
  • For PE, we will be taking the plunge into swimming lessons on a Friday, and building upon our Multi-skills on a Thursday. 

Year 3 will also have weekly reflection, art/DT, french, RE/PSHE/RSE, computing, music and drama lessons, most of which are taught by specialists. Our curriculum overview can be found here:



Homework will be accesible through the Google Classroom every week and should be submitted by the following week; if you require support with accessing this, please come in and see us. If you require a paper copy of homework, we can arrange this; however, we are conscious of our carbon footprint and aim to reduce our printing so this is only as a last resort. Homework is rewarded with house points, and we offer lunchtime support to all our pupils.

Reading books will be allocated based on each individual pupil's reading ability, and they will be changed several times a week, as and when your children compete them - the more the merrier! We expect home reading with your little one at least three times a week. Not only will this earn your child house points, but if they read 4x weekly for a month, they will join in with Miss Wright’s VIP Starbooks Cafe.

You can find the Year 3 Spelling List here, but specific weekly spellings can be found on the homework. Please help your children to learn their spellings in as many practical ways as you can...follow the link for some creative ideas: 


Let’s Work Together!

The final term in Year 3 is an important time for us to consider transition up to Year 4, so we will always endeavour to work with you to create a nurturing, happy and engaging learning environment where every pupil can be their best self, ready for their next step up in Key Stage 2!

We will update Twitter regularly with lots of our learning, and we will communicate other news using Marvellous Me, so please ensure you are using both of these platforms to keep as up-to-date with us as possible. As always, we implement our whole-school Bee Rules in Year 3, as well as encouraging our pupils to dream, believe and achieve! 

Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES