The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Y3 Preparation & Transition


View Our Transition Year 3 2020 Doc


Upon entering Year 3, we hope that the children will be able to:

  • Be curious- formulate own questions to classmates and teachers
  • Understand the importance of taking turns and sharing
  • Find solutions when conflicts arise
  • Change reading book independently
  • Change independently for PE, with the exception of top button and tie
  • Write first name and surname correctly
  • Stick sheets into their book neatly
  • Begin to use DUMTUMS – Write own date and WALT in cursive script.


During Year 3, we hope that the children will be able to:

  • Become increasingly independent and wish to become more involved with school, hobbies, sporting activities and friendships
  • Have well-developed coordination and be keen to show off physical abilities
  • Be able to take turns and play cooperatively
  • Be keen to form strong bonds with others and be supportive of classmates
  • Possibly begin to take life more seriously and be given more responsibility. 


Y3 Curriculum

Term 1&2 Term 3&4 Term 5&6
Digging up the past. A focus on life as a child in the Stone Age Down on the Farm. We look at different farms across the UK, with a food focus 'We'll meet again.' A focus on WW2 Evacuation



Which days will Year 3 have PE?

Year 3 will have PE on a Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday every week. Please make sure all children have all of the correct PE kit with them on these days – indoor and outdoor kits.



Y3 Trips

Will my child be going on any trips this year?

There are lots of exciting trips and activities to look forward to and enjoy in Year 3. 


Useful Information

  • In year 3, the children are expected to change their books themselves and this happens twice a week or as needed. Some children will be daily readers with an adult, others will be frequent readers.

  • Reading records should be filled in regularly and children should read daily at home.