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Year 3 Owls

Welcome to the Year 3 Owls!


My name is Miss O'Toole and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 3 Owls this year.  Mrs Valley will also be helping us in Year 3.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.


Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Monday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Owls are timetabled to visit the school library every Tuesday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.

* Swimming - Swimming will take place every Thursday morning, so please make sure children bring in their swimming kit.


Year 3 Owls - Class Gallery

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is RESPONSIBILITY.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!


This half term, we will be learning...

There's No Place Like Home


We will be looking at folk tales and biographies. The books that will support our learning are 'The Tin Forest' and biographies from various famous people, including, J.K. Rowling, Julia Donaldson and Walt Disney. 

Throughout these genres, we will be reading, analysing, writing and innovating our own work.



This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons:

  • place value
  • addition and subtraction



We will be looking at both History and Geography this half term and concentrating on our local area. This will include understanding physical and human features and how Blackburn has changed over the years.



Our Science unit is 'Light and Shadows' which includes reflection, dangers of the Sun, how shadows are formed and finding patterns. 









Important Documents

Autumn 1 Homework Grid

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Useful Websites