Year 3 2018 - 2019

Mr Evans

Ms Challenor

Mrs Findler

Miss Jackson

Spring Term 2019


Welcome back, everybody in Year 3!

Below I hope you will find some useful information about Year 3 at Castle.


Bulletin Board:

  • Our P.E. afternoons are now Wednesdays and Thursdays. You will also need your P.E. kit on Friday afternoons for Golden Time.

  • Registration will be in Mr Evans' Room each morning.
  • Remember to bring your reading book and reading record to school every day. 

  • Homework is set on Fridays and due in on Thursdays.



Year 3 and 4 will study Topic together. Your topic is...'Romans'! How exciting! Mr Evans will teach you about this important period of history including the huge impact these people and their culture had on Britain.




English will be taught by Ms Challenor this term and will continue to be linked to our topic where possible,  focusing on spelling, sentence structures and using a wider range of puctuation through a wide variety of text genres.

Year 3s will be looking at extending and developing our ideas through more complex grammatical structures and using interesting and creative language. Additionally, we will be learning to identify and use a range of grammatical features, like word classes, phrases and clauses. We will be developing the plots to our own stories and creating and describing characters using similes, expanded noun phrases and personification.

The children will continue with spelling sessions which aim to improve essential reading and spelling skills across the curriculum. 



Mrs Lord and Mrs Myatt will be teaching Maths. We will be working with increasingly large numbers. We will be learning new skills through real life problem solving which will be linked to our topic wherever possible, and, weather permitting, will include regular outdoor maths sessions.  Children need to continue to work hard at home to learn key number facts - times tables up to 12 x 12 and number bonds to 20. This is something parents can really help with!

Daily 'Active Maths' sessions for all pupils that combine practice of maths skills and physical excercise seems to be paying off with good progress whole school with mental maths skills. Remember: your child will need to have either PE pumps or trainers in school every day in order to ensure they don't miss out!! In addition this term we are introducing a daily times tables challenge slot to  allow for further key skills practice resulting in even better Castle mathematicians!!!



Our Spring Term topic in Science, taught by Ms Challenor, is States of Matter. We shall be learning the three states of matter, how some chemicals can change from one to another, and what these processes are called! This exciting topic includes plenty of opportunity for practical experiments and investigations, asking questions, measuring (applying our Maths knowledge, of course) and recording results. 



What do we need to remember to bring to school?

Our PE days this term are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure you bring your kit, which should be a plain white t-shirt, plain black leggings/shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers or pumps. All long hair should be tied back and under no circumstances should jewellery be worn. 

Spellings and homework tasks will be given out every week on Fridays and is due in the following Thursday.  Don't forget: part of your homework is to read every night at home...

Please remember to bring your reading book every day in order to read in class and to an adult if necessary. If you need to change your book, remember to inform one of our teaching staff, who will make it happen!

Golden Afternoon activities on a Friday will now be a team challenge for Years 3 to 6. Please bring your P.E. kit.




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Contact the School

Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

If you wish to request a paper copy of information on our website please use the school email.

Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218