Ofsted Outstanding Badge

Year 3

Year 3 key information


Alongside our daily maths and English lessons, our Year 3 pupils study a range of exciting topics in the foundation subjects throughout the year. Whether they are learning about climate zones, the Ancient Egyptians or the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, we continue to ensure that our children have the opportunity to enrich their learning through practical activities and experiences such as trips to the British Museum and workshops provided by our local Museum of Richmond.

For many of our pupils, Year 3 is also a very special, spiritual time, as the children prepare to receive the blessed sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. It is a wonderful opportunity for home, school and parish to come together and celebrate. We are always so pleased to share this milestone with our whole community; including the pupils who are not Catholic, but who are such an important part of our school family.


Formative assessments are made throughout the year and summative assessments are carried out at the end of each term. These include reading, writing and maths assessments. We want our children to do well, but we also want them to feel relaxed, and so these are carried out with as little fuss as possible. Assessments are also made at the end of each science unit. The information from the assessments is shared with parents and carers by your child’s teacher at our October and February Parents’ evenings. You will also receive a written report detailing their end of year outcomes in July.

Key dates and events

  • Thursday 7th October – Workshop at school hosted by the Museum of Richmond ‘Archaeology through the Ages: Time Travellers’
  • Friday 15th October – Harvest Mass
  • Tuesday 19th October – Parents’ Evening I
  • Thursday 21st October – Flu Immunisation
  • Thursday 21st October – Parents’ Evening
  • Monday 25th – Friday 29th October – Half Term
  • Monday 1st November – INSET Day (School closed)
  • Thursday 2nd December – Advent Liturgy
  • Thursday 16th December – Key Stage 2 Carol Service (Led by Year 4 – 7pm)

Useful links

Links to support your child’s learning online can be found in their Google Classroom:

Class 3FC: https://classroom.google.com/c/MzIwMzY5MjI0ODcw

Class 3D: https://classroom.google.com/c/MzIwMzY5MjI0NzAw

Please visit our to our parish church website where you can sign up for the church newsletter. This is especially important if you would like your child to make their First Holy Communion at St Mary Magdalen’s church.

Meet the teachers


Mrs Janet Hopkins

Year 3 Teacher

“I like coming to school because it is a happy place and I always feel safe. My teachers and my friends help and support me at school. I like Year 3 because we always do a lot of fun activities.”

– Mariana, Year 3