Welcome to Year 3

A warm welcome back to school, Year 3

I  hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a busy and exciting year ahead.

My name is Mrs Shaw and am delighted to be teaching Year 3 this year. This will be my 21th year working at St Francis of Assisi and I very excited for all the adventures fun and creativity we will have together with our exciting curriculum. I love spending time outdoors with my family and making special memories together. I know that you are an outgoing, energetic class who are eager to develop your knowledge further. I am looking forward to  another exciting year with you all.. I know you will all be amazing and embrace all the challenges and opportunities this year will bring.

Nothing is impossible with God’ 

Welcome to  Wonderful Y3 Class

Your Class Teacher is Mrs Shaw and Miss Durkan.

Supporting Mrs Shaw and Miss Durkan in class is Mrs Ingham and Miss Sultan.

Welcome Statement

Welcome back to school and into year 3. Term has begun and it has been great to meet you all and to get to know you through class discussions and group activities. I look forward to the year ahead. In Year 3, we have a positive and resilient approach to learning. We work hard to achieve our full potential and enjoy learning, sharing and helping each other to succeed. We welcome everyone, encourage all to love and care, and above all respect others.

Nothing is impossible with God’


Odd Sock Day in Year 3 – Nov 2023

Stone Age Day at Skelton Grange Oct 2023

Planetarium Visit – Oct 2023

St Francis of Assisi Feast Day 4th October 2023

Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 3. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.



A list of Recommended Reads from us is attached below:

Recommended Reading Books – Year 3


The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Virtual Author Activities

In Year 3, all the children have a Google Classroom username and password. The children also have subscriptions to:

  • Timestable Rockstars
  • Spelling Shed
  • Reading Eggs.

If you have any questions, or need any usernames/passwords for your child, please contact me via the ‘Contact your Teacher’ tab.


Websites for Physical Education


https://energetic.education/resources    (Story based movement adventures halfway down page)

Useful Websites

A great resource for talking games at home – Let’s Get Talking Games

A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website


Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas