Appley Bridge All Saints'

Welcome to the Year 3 class page!


Miss Williams welcomes you to Year 3!  We are lucky enough to have some fantastic teaching assistants to support our learning:  Mrs Bimson, Mrs MacFarlin and Mr Hunter.

Throughout the year, we will go on an exciting residential trip to Waddow Hall and spend a whole day with Tim our Stone Age Man.  As part of our learning in DT, we will create a healthy picnic lunch and make a Roman sundial.  We will study artists during our art lessons and explore the place where we live by visiting our local area. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the year for more information the Year 3 Web Page, Twitter, Dojo and much more!

History and Geography - Stonehenge

The children have been learning about a famous prehistoric monument in Whiltshire, South England.  The building of Stonehenge started around 5000 years ago towards the end of the Stone age.

Some of our children demonstrated how the large stone slabs could be moved across the land using rollers.  In pairs, they used plasticine to make the famous monument.

English - Explanation texts
This term we have read and studied the features of explanation texts. We also watched some explanation videos online. We then planned our own videos to explain the process of pollination.
Can you spot any of the features of an explanation text in the videos? The children have worked hard to include: 
- titles that are questions
- an introduction
- time conjunctions
- chronological order
- diagrams (3D models)
Best of all, we had a lot of fun and not too many takes when recording! Enjoy.

Some Useful Information about Homework


In Year 3, we expect children to read 15 minutes daily.  Questioning is important, so please try to ask your child's questions about the book they're reading.  If you need support with the questions, ask.  Please encourage your child to make notes of the books they read, noting the title and pages read.  Your comments are also very welcome.  Both reading books and reading record books should be brought into school every day in your child's bookbag.


Spellings are linked to our daily spelling lessons and will be sent home on Tuesday, returned the following Monday.  Please make sure your child has their homework folder in on a Monday ready for their test.  To practise spellings with your child, please use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check' approach, play snap games or try colour coding the patterns or sounds within words.


We begin the year by covering place value and then focus on the four number operations which underpin our learning throughout the year.  From this, we will then cover place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measure, geometry, money, fractions and statistics.

Please encourage your child to show their workings out on their homework.  It is through seeing mistakes children have made that we gain a greater understanding of what misconceptions they may have and can take action.  Besides their maths homework task, your child may receive an additional maths task set by the class teacher on one of our school ICT programmes to work on one of the four number operations.  Every child will be given a times tables test on Monday.

All homework should be completed in pencil unless stated.

Physical Education

Our PE lessons are every week on Tuesday and Thursday.

Many thanks for your kindness and support!

Mrs Deakin 

Please click here to view our Curriculum Intent Statement

Year 3 Curriculum Plan

If you would like to discuss the curriculum content further, please contact your class teacher.

Year 3 English Curriculum Expectations



Year 3 Mathematics Curriculum Expectations


Year 3 Knowledge Organisers

Finch Lane, Wigan, Lancashire WN6 9DT

01257 252647