St Matthew's C of E

Primary School

Work TogetherAim HighShine Bright

Year 3

Welcome to Class 3.          


We hope that you have all had a fantastic holiday and are excited about your new year as a junior. We are really looking forward to teaching you this year.

There are going to be lots of fantastic things happening in Year 3. We hope that you will be very happy and that it will be a very special time for you.


Mrs Williams will be teaching you every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this year. Mrs Ames will be teaching you every Friday and Mrs Hopley will be here to teach, help and support you every day.

Home/School Diaries.

Your parents can write messages in your Home/School Diaries in the same way as they did in Year 2. If you have a message that your parents want us to read then please leave your diary on our desk in the morning as you come in, otherwise Home/School Diaries will be checked and signed every Monday.


We will endeavour to read with you as often as we can during the week. We will also have weekly Guided Reading sessions in addition to all the other reading tasks that take place in class.

Reading at home.

You will need to record the book you are reading and page you have read up to each evening on the Reading Record page in your diary. You should be reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day.

Water Bottles.

Please make sure your water bottle is labelled. You can keep your water bottle on the water bottle trolley in class. You can refill your water bottle during the day from the water fountain just outside the classroom.

The Class Bear.

We have a class bear called Arthur. You will be given the opportunity to take him home during the year and fill his diary in if you want to. Arthur is taken home each Monday and needs to be returned to school by the following Monday.




You will need to make sure that you have your PE kit in school at all times -including suitable clothing and footware for outdoor PE.


Maths and English homework will be given out each Thursday and needs to be handed in no later than the following Tuesday. Spellings will be given out on a Friday and you will be tested on them the following Friday.

You should spend no longer than 15 minutes on each homework task. If you haven’t finished it in 15 minutes, then don’t worry.

You will also be given a home learning task each half term.

Gospel Singing

Once again Year 3 have been invited to participate in Gospel singing lessons. This happens every week and culminates in a huge performance with many other schools.


Warrington Wolves are visiting the school this term to work with Year 3. We are then invited to take part in a tag rugby festival. This is a fun event against other Warrington schools.


We will be going swimming during the summer term. Information about the lessons will be sent out later in the year.



We hope that you are excited about our new year together and we look forward to being your Class Teachers. We are going to have a great time.

If there is anything at all that you or your parents/carers are worried about then please come and tell us straight away so that we can sort it out for you. We want you to enjoy your time in Class 3 and we are here to help you.



                     Mrs Williams, Mrs Ames and Mrs Hopley.


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