St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.

This half term we are learning:


Place Value

  • Represent numbers to 1000 focusing on ones, tens and hundreds
  • Estimate numbers
  • Compare and order numbers to 1000

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract multiples of 100
  • Adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers
  • Estimating answers to calculations


Narrative Poetry

  • Use rhyme and rhythm
  • Use Similes

Bedtime Stories

  • Use paragraphs
  • Use a range of interesting vocabulary
  • Conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs


The Christian Family

  • Know what it means to belong to a family
  • The family of the Church
  • Baptism

Other Subjects:

  • Science : Rocks
  • Geography : Volcanoes
  • Computing: Keyboard Adventures
  • Art: Techniques of Gustav Klimt
  • French : Greetings
  • Music : Animal Magic

Class Mission Statement

Children’s understanding of the revised Mission Statement 2018, in Year 3’s words:

  • The staff and teachers care for you and everybody is safe in school.
  • The people of the community pray together.
  • The children get help from the teachers and we all work hard to get better.
  • People are proud and communicate praise with special assembly, stickers, dojos and stamps.
  • We make friends, respect and love everyone.
  • We are kind and we help each other to learn about the church.
  • Teachers help kids in a happy way to think for themselves and smile.
  • Teachers give children the courage to be kind and happy people who love each other, build friendships and help others.


Our homework for this half term is:

Spellings are written in Spelling books on Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.

Maths homework will be the practising of times tables, learning facts or work to consolidate the topics covered in class.


Year 3 PE is timetabled on a Tuesday. This half term we will be doing dance.

Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on the above day.

 PE kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps / trainers.  During the winter, children may wear black or blue jogging bottoms.