Class 3P 2019 - 2020

Mrs Pasterfield

Year 3 Teacher/Deputy Headteacher

Welcome to 3P

3P is taught by Mrs Paterfield and Mr Dodd, our HLTA, takes the class on Tuesdays

Please use our class page to find out about what we are learning and doing during the year.  More detailed information about the class theme can be found by opening the 'Curriculum Plan' which can be found in 'Files to download' lower down the class homepage.

Our theme for the Spring term is 'Romans'.



There will be lots of engaging and exciting learning happening in our classrooms this term.

History: We will be learning all about life in Romans- when they invaded England, what life was like as a Roman soldier as well as life as a Celt and how they lived. We will be learning how the Romans changed our country and why. Our theme will link with a number of other subjects across the curriculum.
Science: We will be investigating forces including magnets.
DT- We will even be making our own Roman chariots.



In English we will be focusing on the book- The Twits by Roald Dahl.

Through this book, the children will continue to learn how to make their sentences more complex through the use of:

  • Prepositional phrases
  • Subordinating  conjunctions and clauses
  • Fronted adverbial phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes

The children will also continue to extend their knowledge and use of powerful verbs and adverbs.  They will improve their vocabulary choices by using a thesaurus and include these adventurous words in their writing.

We will also be using this book in our reading lessons to develop our inference skills by using evidence in the text to work out how characters are feeling and the cause of their actions.



In year 3, we will have a strong focus on handwriting and spelling.  A list of year 3 words that the children need to learn to spell can be found at the bottom of the page in 'Files to download'.                  




In maths the children will develop their ability and knowledge in the following concepts.  Through a mastery style of teaching the children will develop their fluency in these areas as well as an ability to reason and problem solve using this knowledge.

The children will learn:  

  • To learn 3, 4 and 8 times table.
  • To learn to divide into equal groups of 2,3,4,5 and 8.
  • To learn to derive division facts from multiplication facts.
  • To learn to reason with division and multiplication.
  • To solve multiplication and division problems.
  • To solve addition and subtraction problems.
  • To learn about weight and read scales in kg and g.
  • To learn about volume and to read measures in millilitres.



Keep checking the class page to see if we have added any pictures of the children's recent learning.

Useful Websites

Times tables:

As children are required to know their multiplication tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4, a key area of focus is to develop our multiplication tables knowledge and become times table superstars! Strong multiplication table knowledge is crucial in many areas of maths and children should be able to recall these quickly and confidently. On top of your child's weekly mathematics homework, children should spend some time each week practising their times tables. Please enjoy exploring the times table activities below:

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds

About Hit the Button. Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division ...


Have you found some other fun times table activities? Come and let us know - 3P would love to hear about them.

Please click on the link below and spend some time exploring the range of fun and exciting spelling, punctuation and grammar activities available:


Homework is set every Friday and is due in on a Tuesday.  Children will be tasked with an English and a Maths homework each week, as well as spellings. In addition to this please ensure that your child reads at least four times a week and record this in their homework diary.  If you have any queries regarding homework, please do come and ask me, or write a note in your child's home school diary or homework book. The school homework policy is available for download from the main school homepage. Thank you for supporting your child with their homework.

Lexia Link


The Week at a Glance Y3


Change reading books


Maths and English homework to be handed in to class teacher

Outdoor PE - Children need to bring PE kit and jogging pants in cold weather.






Indoor PE

New reading books for the weekend

Maths and English homework is set.


Files to Download

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Marlborough Primary School

Tytherington Drive,

Macclesfield, Cheshire,

SK10 2HJ

Tel: 01625 466414

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