Year 3

Summer Term 2018

Important Dates

  • Tuesday 19th June 2018 – Year 3 playing with the Halle Orchestra at Bridgewater Hall (All letters must be returned).
  • Monday 25th June 2018 to Friday 29th June 2018 – Assessment Week
  • Tuesday 26th June 2018 – PFC Sports Day (All children must have trainers to participate).
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018 –  Trip to Newton Heath Library (All letters must be returned by Monday 25th June 2018)
  • Thursday 5th July 2018 – St. Wilfrid’s Summer Fair – 3pm to 4:30pm. Please come along and support our school.
  • Friday 13th July 2018 – KS2 Sports Day – Parents are invited to join us for this event. All children must have trainers to participate.
  • Monday 16th July 2018 – Year 3 will attend the Year 6’s Leavers Service at All Saint’s Church this morning. We remind you that only Year 6 parents are invited to join us for this event.
  • Wednesday 18th July 2018 – Reports go home to parents.
  • Friday 20th July 2018 – School closes at 2pm for Summer 🙂

Class Messages

04/07/18: What a busy day we’ve had preparing for St. Wilfrid’s Summer Fair tomorrow afternoon! The gates will open from 3pm until 4:30pm. All of our sunflowers and cress heads are ready for sale. Just look at how beautifully they’ve grown!

Sunflowers are priced at £1 a pot, large cress heads are £1 and small cress heads at 50p. We hope to see you all there! 🙂

03/07/18: Swimming letters have been sent home today in preparation for Swimming Lessons in Year 4. If you have any questions – please speak to Miss Powell at the end of the day. All letters must be signed and returned to school as soon as possible. Thank you!

27/06/18: A note to remind parents, carers and friends that next Thursday (05/07/18) is St. Wilfrid’s Summer Fair. This will be held in the main school playground after KS1’s Sports Day. The school gates will open from 3pm until 4:30pm. Year 3 have planted lots of sunflowers and cress heads that will be sold during the fair. Miss Parr and Miss Pointon would love to see as many of you there as possible.

20/06/18: Just a reminder to everyone that next week the children will be taking part in a PFC Sports Day. This event will be held at school on Tuesday 26th June during the afternoon.  It will be run by the sports coaches that work at lunchtimes in school. All children must have trainers in school to take part. Parent’s aren’t invited to attend this event but we will post some pictures after the event.

In a few weeks time, the children will also be taking part in the KS2 Sports Day. We will confirm the date soon. Again, children must have trainers in school to take part. Parents are invited to attend this event and we look forward to seeing lots of family members and friends there to cheer us on.

19/06/18: Today we went to the Bridgewater Hall to perform with the Halle Orchestra. We were so pleased to see lots of parents, grandparents, carers and friends watch us perform! A big THANK YOU to everyone who made it! 🙂 Look at our pictures further down the page.

03/05/18: Thank-you for joining us on Tuesday 1st May for our Year 3 Class Assembly. We really enjoyed performing for you all and appreciate the support from everyone who came to watch. We really are stars in the making!

This half term in Year 3:

English In our English lessons, we will be writing our own set of instructions before moving onto poetry.

We have already briefly looked at the poems of Michael Rosen – including “I Was Born In The Stone Age” which was performed by Harry at our Year 3 Class Assembly.

Maths In Maths, we will continue to learn our times tables. The children should now be learning their times tables starting with 2’s, 10’s and 5’s moving onto 3’s, 4’s and 8’s.  It is also important that children learn the associated division facts.

The school have recently purchased Times Tables Rockstars, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring in class. A letter containing your child’s logins has been sent home.

As well as weekly times table tests, we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme of work.

PE Indoor: Circuit Training

Outdoor: Team Games and Competitive Games and “The Daily Mile”.

Please can you make sure that your child has a pair of trainers or PE pumps in school especially for Thursday’s lesson.

Science Magnets and Forces – We will be exploring the properties of magnets & magnetic materials and applying our knowledge of how different things can move. We will be conducting lots of fun experiments in class and using Education City to develop our learning even further.
Geography Volcanoes and Earthquakes – We will learn what a volcano is and why it erupts. We will also learn the advantages and disadvantages of living nearby a volcano.  We look briefly at how the Earth’s surface moves and causes earthquakes.
Art & DT – Creating a Stone Age Cave Painting using natural coloured paints and cray pas.

– Designing our own Mosaics for the garden including Manchester Bees

RE Rules for Living – We will be discussing the importance of rules with an emphasis on the Christian value of justice and responsibility.
Music In Music this term we will continue learning how to play the Recorder. The children will learn how to play in unison and how to maintain their part within a round. They will also begin to read simple music from the stave.

We are also practising lots of new music and songs that we will then perform with the Halle Orchestra. We are SO excited!

Parents will be receiving an invite to join us for this event at Bridgewater Hall so watch this space!

 PSHE Going for Goals and aspirations.
Computing Using the laptops to create Word documents, manipulating and inserting text, colour, pictures and considering presentation techniques.

We are currently in the process of designing our own leaflet for our upcoming performance with the Halle Orchestra. We will be developing our skills on Microsoft Publisher during this half term.


PE: PE lessons take place on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a pair of trainers or PE pumps in school. PE kits including a pair of shorts and a t-shirt are supplied by the school. However, in colder weather, you may wish to supply a pair of jogging bottoms.

Homework: Homework is sent home on Fridays. All homework books are expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday at the very latest.

Reading Books: Reading books must be signed and dated by a parent before they are changed by ourselves. Children should aim to read for 5 minutes a night.

Bug Club, Education City & Times Tables Rockstars: All letters and login details have been sent home for this. If you are having any trouble with passwords or logging on, please let us know and we’ll look into it for you.


Picture Gallery

Tuesday 26th June 2018: This afternoon, Year 3 participated in the PFC Sports Day which was run by the sports coaches who come into school during lunchtimes. We had lots of different activities to complete in small groups including mini football matches, “The Black Hole”, kicking a ball through a moving tire and knocking down barrels with a ball. We all had so much fun! A big THANK YOU to Andy and Billy for organising a fantastic afternoon.



Friday 22nd June 2018: Well… what fantastic gardeners we are! 🙂 During Golden Time, lots of our Year 3 children were busy cleaning up our garden, digging out weeds and planting some vegetables and flowers to grow over the last few weeks in year 3. We all took turns sharing the equipment and worked fantastically in pairs or little groups. Miss Parr and Miss Pointon think you have all done a wonderful job and look forward to seeing our class garden bloom in the coming weeks.

Wednesday 20th June 2018: This afternoon some of our Year 3 children had the opportunity to do some planting in preparation for our Summer Fair in just a few weeks time. They have planted some sunflower seeds and in the coming weeks will also be planting and decorating some cress heads. Keep your eyes peeled! 🙂

Tuesday 19th June 2018: This morning we visited The Bridgewater Hall to perform with the Halle Orchestra and a number of other schools. We really enjoyed performing everything we have been learning including pieces of music, songs to sing and dances to participate in. We were also very lucky that so many parents, grandparents, carers and friends turned up to support us.



Friday 18th May 2018: Today we celebrated the Royal Wedding by having an afternoon tea in our playground. We dressed up in red, white and blue and each had a flag to wave. During Golden Time, we had lots of fun activities to complete including designing a wedding dress, word searches and multiple colouring sheets. We enjoyed guessing what the dress might look like, who may attend and even what they might eat at the reception!

Thursday 17th May 2018: This afternoon we had lots of fun conducting a “Wibbly Wobbly” Science Experiment. We were exploring friction as part of our Science topic this term. Ask your children all about it and see what they remember! 🙂  



Friday 27th April 2018: We had a very arty afternoon – exploring natural coloured paints and cray pas to create our own Stone Age Cave Paintings. We will be sharing these with our guests during our Year 3 Stone Age Class Assembly on Tuesday 1st May 2018. All parents, carers and friends are invited to join.



Wednesday 28th February 2018: Today, we were invited to plant some trees at Warwick Road Playing Fields in Failsworth. The team talked to us about the importance of trees and what they needed to grow happily and healthily. We had a fun afternoon planting trees and playing in the snow. We hope to revisit and see how the trees are developing soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Parr and Miss Pointon