Catchgate Primary School

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

A little bit about us

The Year 3 children will be in the classroom with myself (Mr Coxon) and Mrs Scott. Here is a little more about us both:

Mr Coxon - Hello everyone and I hope you are excited to be part of our Year 3 journey. I have worked in the school for 7 years now and know a lot of your siblings and cousins around our school. When I am at home I like to watch football and Formula 1. I also like to spend time with my family. I like to find out more about technology and computing too!


Class Timetable


Parent Information

Below is a downloadable version of the presentation that I gave during transition week.

Parents meeting


To support their learning, children will receive weekly spelling practice, focused times tables, a variety of reading books, and engaging math tasks on Sumdog that align with their current lessons. These activities foster independent learning and reinforce classroom instruction. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions or for additional support. Thank you for being an active participant in your child's education!

Our Curriculum

In the Autumn Term our topic title for the term is 'Our Fragile World'. Our RE topic for the term is around the Hindu religion and their beliefs.

Class Expectations

  • Children will try their best to improve themselves in all aspects of school.
  • Children will bring in Forest School and Swimming kits on the correct day (see below for more information).
  • PE kit to remain in school Monday-Friday.
  • Reading records and spelling books to be brought to school each day and taken home. (Replacements can be bought at the office for 50p).
  • Children will read as often as possible and have this marked in their reading records. 
  • Children will show resilience in learning and give everything their best efforts.

Year 3S' P.E. is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. It is important that children have their full P.E kit. Their kit can be left in school and we will send it home at the end of each half-term. Please make sure all sports kits are named to avoid any confusion in the changing rooms.


Forest School

We have Forest School every Monday afternoon so it is important the children bring appropriate clothing and attire. Please check the weather before sending your child to school. 

There will be an opportunity for children in Year 3 to read everyday. It is therefore essential that children bring their reading books and diaries with them every day to help track their progress.

Everybody in Year 3 will be given a list of  spellings each week based on the spelling rule they have been learning, as well as some common exception words. 
The children will be tested on 5 of these words, chosen at random, and then will be expected to spell some of the other words correctly as part of a given sentence. This will help the children to understand how these spellings can be used correctly in writing. 

Our spelling rules for the Autumn term are as follows:

Year 1/2 Spelling rule reviews.

Split digraph – review from Y1 (a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e)

Year 3/4 word list - possible, bicycle, busy, business

Ai sound spelt -eigh ey ei

Year 3/4 word list - eight, eighth, reign, weight, height (exception to rule)

The u sound spelt ou, eg. touch

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable. Year 3/4 Word List Double consonants – address, appear, arrive, different, difficult, disappear, grammar, opposite, pressure, suppose.

Spellings will be found in your child's spelling book and on our English One Note pages each week.


Times tables

By the end of Year 3 it is expected our children should know their multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4, and 8 multiplication tables. This is in addition to those that they have learned previously in school (their 10's, 2's and 5's). If you wish to go beyond these times tables facts, please make sure that your children are aware of both multiplication and division facts for all of the above tables first. 



We are encouraging the children to become more independent and to look after their own belongings,  You can help your child to do this by putting their name in all of their clothing.  As the weather gets warmer please continue to send your child to school wearing clothing for the weather and a coat as the weather can change quickly.

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