St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Class 3

Mrs Hickey - Class Teacher

Mrs Harris, Mrs Williams, Miss Jo - Teaching Assistants


Our Class saint is Kateri Tekakwitha. Her feast day is on the 14th July.


  • PE day is on a Thursday. Pupils will need to wear black or navy joggers, leggings or shorts, a white t-shirt and trainers.
  • Recorder lessons will take place every Thursday morning. 
  • Reading books - Please read with your child as often as possible, as this will improve confidence and fluency. Reading books should be changed at least once a week. 
  • We aim to take the children to the library every Friday, so please ensure these are brought back so they can be changed.


Summer Term 



Regular times tables practice will help children within their Maths lessons. These can be practiced on Times Table Rock stars, which all children have to access to through their own personal log in. 

In Class 3, children should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables confidently. By the end of the year, they should also be confident with 3, 4, and 8 times tables. Once these are secure, please support your child in learning the rest of the times tables, as this will help them when it comes to the statutory times tables test at the end of Year 4. 

In our Maths lessons we follow the White Rose Maths scheme. Our topics this term are mass & capacity, fractions, money, time, shape and statistics. We will also be continuing to revise our arithmetic skills.



This term we will be writing a  number of different texts based on the book 'Charlotte's Web' by E.B. White and 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. Using 'Charlotte's Web', we will be writing a character description and a setting description. Using 'Stone Age Boy' we will be writing diary entries. Through our geography topic we will be writing instructions around what to do in an earthquake and we will be having a go at writing our own kenning poems.



Our topic this term is Animals, including humans. We will be finding out the answers to the questions 'Why do humans have skeletons and muscles?' We will also look at the foods we eat and think about what makes a balanced diet. 


Religious Education

This term we will be looking at 'Celebrating Easter and Pentecost'. In this unit we will develop our knowledge and understanding of Easter and Pentecost through the story of Emmaus and through Acts 2:1-13. We will reflect on the celebration of new life and on the signs and symbols of the Easter season. We will reflect on the importance of belief through the story of ‘Doubting Thomas’. We will learn about the symbols and fruits of the Holy Spirit and reflect on how the Holy Spirit helps us to live our lives.

We will then complete the topic 'Being a Christian'. In this unit we will develop our knowledge and understanding of living as a Christian. We will learn about how St. Peter became a follower of Jesus and how Saul (Paul) became a Christian. We will reflect on how we can use our gifts to live as a Christian. 



During this term we will be answering the question 'How did Britain change between the beginning of the Stone Age and the end of the Iron Age?'. We will learn about settlements, food, beliefs and artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.



During this term we will be answering the question 'How have the world's continents changed in appearance since the creation of the Earth?'. We will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes and how these change the landscape. 



Our topics this term are Being my best and Growing & Changing.


Art / DT

Our topics this term are Cityscapes and Frame structures.



Our first topic this term is Creating Media. During this unit, we will become familiar with the terms ‘text’ and ‘images’ and understand that they can be used to communicate messages. We will use desktop publishing software and consider careful choices of font size, colour and type to edit and improve premade documents. We will be introduced to the terms ‘templates’, ‘orientation’, and ‘placeholders’ and begin to understand how these can support us in making our own template for a magazine front cover. We will start to add text and images to create our own pieces of work using desktop publishing software. We will look at a range of page layouts thinking carefully about the purpose of these and evaluate how and why desktop publishing is used in the real world.

We will then look at how we can use Programming: Events and actions in Programs. This unit explores the links between events and actions, whilst consolidating prior learning relating to sequencing. We will begin by moving a sprite in four directions (up, down, left and right). We will then explore movement within the context of a maze, using design to choose an appropriately sized sprite. This unit also introduces programming extensions, through the use of pen blocks. We are given the opportunity to draw lines with sprites and change the size and colour of lines. The unit concludes with designing and coding our own maze tracing program.



We will be learning basic greetings, numbers, colours, days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.