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Seagulls - Year 3

At St. Mark's, we highly value parent support and love to share all of our children's work and achievements. 

Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page!

Our class teacher is Miss Kemp and she is supported by the amazing Ms Osborn, who works with small groups, listens to children read and supports individual children.


We are covering a range of topics over the year and we can't wait to share our learning with you!


A typical day in Year 3...


We begin our day with 5 maths questions to recap any prior learning and get our brains working first thing in the morning. These are fluency questions and are adapted to suit every child. 


We then practice our weekly spellings in our handwriting books to ensure our letters are joined up neatly. Spellings are given out weekly for your child to learn and they are then tested on what they have learnt on a Monday. 


Guided Reading

Guided reading is always our first lesson of the day where children are given opportunities to develop their reading skills through a variety of texts. The texts we will be covering this year are: 

  • The Firework Maker's Daughter
  • The Wild Way Home
  • The Wild Robot
  • The Great Chocoplot
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We focus on VIPERS skills to help children understand more about the texts they are reading: 









Seagulls begin every maths lesson with a 10 minute starter working on a specific skill for our year group. This is practical and helps to engage the children with their learning. We often sing times-table songs and learn different ways to remember how to answer questions. 

As often as we can, we follow the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach to learning to offer opportunities for all types of learners to grasp different methods. 


Children will learn a new skill, apply this practically using number squares, multi-link cubes etc, and then use this knowledge to answer some fluency and problem solving questions. 


An overview of the topics we will be teaching this year:

TermMaths Topics Taught
AutumnPlace Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
SpringMultiplication and Division, Length and Perimeter, Fractions, Mass and Capacity
SummerFractions, Money, Time, Shape, Statistics



In Literacy, we will be covering a range of texts to help the children develop their writing skills for a number of purposes. Newspaper reports, creative stories, persuasive letters, non-chronological reports and diary entries are just some of the writing opportunities given to the children over the year. 

A list of texts that will be covered can be found below. 


AutumnEdward Tulane, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, Stone Age Boy.










Seagulls have been enjoying some tennis sessions outside in the sunshine. Learning how to serve and hit the ball over the net have been our favourite sessions.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been creating some beautiful artwork based on the artist Henri Rousseau. We mixed the primary colours blue and yellow to make different shades of green for the Rainforest leaves.

Work for Year Three - Week Beginning May 11th 2020

Work for Year Three - Week Beginning May 4th 2020

Work for Year Three - Week Beginning April 27th 2020

Work for Year Three - Week Beginning April 20th 2020

Welcome to Year 3!


Our Year Three Class is taught by Miss Kemp

Useful information for parents to view or download including Topic Webs, letters and lots more:

Year 3

Year three has 29 children in the class. Miss Kemp is the class teacher and they are very lucky to have lots of TA support throughout the week from Ms Morgan, Mrs Sparkes and Mr Penn. 


As well as working hard we also have lots of fun in year 3!


Please remember that I use Marvellous Me to communicate homework and messages back to you.