Year 3 2017 - 2018

Mr Redmond

Mr Redmond

Mrs Sorvel

Welcome back to Spring term !

Hello everyone! 

Happy New Year and we hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Welcome to Year 3 Spring Term. Feel free to browse our class page to see what we have been learning in our classroom.

Enjoy our new website!

Mr Redmond and Mrs Sorvel 

We are going to start the term by researching other places of worship, specifically Synagogues, which Jewish people visit to listen to stories from the Torah. We will explore any traditions or rules and what kind of clothes Jewish people wear when they visit. 

The week after will be our science week where we will explore light and dark, how light travels, why light reflects and how and why we need to keep our eyes safe from the sun. This will be done through experiments with torches, different materials and their reflective surfaces and mirror games.

We will then move on to our main topic for the term which will be...

Exploring Explorers !

In this topic, children will take a closer look at reading maps using a 6 grid reference, learning the 8 points of a compass so we know which direction to go and orienteering which will take place on school grounds and give children the chance to make their own exploring expedition. We will also be looking at some famous explorers s8uch as Christopher Columbus and James Cook, where we will look at the different adventures they took themselves. 

This topic research will help us with our English work as we write biographies based on the lives of our favourite explorers, highlighting the most exciting and crucial moments in their life. We will also write our own first person adventure stories about daring adventures, courage and unknown lands! 

We hope you are excited about this topic as we are!


School Day

The juniors’ school day starts at 8.50am and ends at 3.10pm.

Snack Time

The junior children can continue to buy their snack each day at break with a choice of toast – 20p per slice, Milkshake – 40p, Aqua Juice – 30p, Fruit Juice – 25p and Fruit 30p. If they wish to do so, children can bring their own healthy snack instead.


Children will be doing 2 hours of P.E a week on a Monday morning and a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure the children have a full school P.E kit, including red shorts, white top and pumps.


Over the course of this term, we will set weekly homework. The homework will be linked to a skill the children have learnt that week.

The homework provides children with the opportunity to practice skills and keep parents/carers informed on what it is we're doing throughout the week. Children will receive their homework every Thursday and must return it back to school - completed, on the following Tuesday. 

Homework will be set on the school spider app, which can easily be accessed via the children's individual usernames and passwords. 


Educational Links:

  • NRICH Place value games

  • NRICH Patterns and Sequences KS2


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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794