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Welcome to the
Walsingham Year 3 Class Page!

Walsingham is a village in Norfolk and is the site of an important vision of the Virgin Mary. In 1061 Richeldis de Faverches had a vision of Mary, who took her to her house in Nazareth. Mary asked Richeldis to build an exact copy of this house in Walsingham. The site is also known as the Nazareth of England, and it has been visited by pilgrims for centuries!

E-A-S-T-E-R Spells Easter!

Song 1 – E-A-S-T-E-R Spells Easter:

Song 2 – E is for Entering Jerusalem:

Song 3 – A is for Anger in the Temple:

Song 4 – S is Sing for your supper:

Song 5 – T is for Trials and tribulations:

Song 6 – Mary’s Song: I Look to the Hillside (Mary’s Song – 4vv+refrain) [with lyrics for congregations] (

Song 7 – E is for Empty tomb:

Song 8 – R is for Risen again:

Mrs Faulkner is our class teacher and Mrs Baker is our teaching assistant.

If you are a parent of a child in Year 3, you can follow us on Twitter @stlizclass20 to see what we are getting up to in class each week and keep up to date with any class notices.

Meet the Teacher 

Please find below the Year 3 Meet the Teacher presentation for the 2023-24 year. It outlines an overview of our curriculum, reading expectations, communication and reporting, and uniform expectations.

St Elizabeth’s Meet The Teacher Presentation Year 3 Walsingham September 2023

St. Elizabeth’s has a Franciscan heritage so our school values are based on Franciscan values. In Year 3, our class value is Respect. We understand respect to mean treating others as we wish to be treated, or as written in Mark’s gospel 12:31, “Love your neighbour as yourself”.

Prayer and worship are an integral part of our day.

Our R.E. topics last for around 4 weeks and our learning is summarised in the R.E. knowledge organisers, which will be added to this webpage when we start each new topic.

​Autumn 2023

​​Our current R.E topic is ‘Homes’. During this topic the children will explore and develop an understanding of what makes a house a home.

  • God is present in every home. We know this because of the love that binds the family together through good times and bad times.
  • St Paul gives us advice about how to live as a kind family at home.
  • We are all God’s children so we must try to be forgiving like Him. This message of forgiveness is given to us in the parable of the Forgiving Father.
  • Mary, Joseph and Jesus give us an example of a happy and caring family.

To enhance your child’s learning experience in RE:

 Recommended web links​

     Knowledge Organisers

Year 3 Homes Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Promises Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Visitors Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Journeys Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Listening And Sharing Knowledge Organiser

We use the Power Maths scheme of work, and each term has an associated textbook: Power Maths Year 3 – Textbook 3A (for autumn term), Textbook 3B (for spring term), Textbook 3C (for summer term).

Maths is a vast subject and we appreciate that there’s more to it than reciting times tables. However, a lot of the rich, interesting mathematical concepts are all about multiplicative relationships, and these are hard to fully grasp without fluent recall of the tables. For that reason, learning the tables is fundamental – they are a key facilitator to the maths that sits on top.

When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.  Times Tables Rock Stars (TTR) is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables and help them reach the goal of being able to answer any times table (up to 12 x 12) in under 3 seconds. We encourage the children to use TTR at home and in school, and we have a weekly lunchtime Monday Maths club and a TTR award, which takes place in our Friday Achievement Liturgical Prayer.

In Year 3 we are focusing on learning our 3,4 & 8 times tables. Please find below some activities that can be used for practise at home:

3 Times Table Activities

4 Times Table Activities

8 Times Table Activities

We encourage the children to wear an analogue watch to school to help them to tell the time. If you have an analogue clock at home, encourage your child to look at it during the day and work out the time together (starting with o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to, then intervals of 5 minutes past the hour).

In English, we practice our decoding, fluency and comprehension reading skills through daily whole class Talk for Reading sessions, small group reading sessions and by reading 1:1 with an adult.

We use My Book Blog for our home reading scheme. For this, the children have a dedicated home reading book and school reading book, which they have chosen from our collection in school. Once they have read the correlating chapters, they are to complete their ‘blog’ online on My Book Blog, which involves taking a short comprehension and vocabulary quiz based on the events they have read and polling and blogging a relevant statement. The children are free to change their books as soon as they have read and blogged their book. Please ensure that your child continues to bring in their home reading book on their allocated day so that we can assess their progress regularly. Please also ensure that the children take care of these books at home; we politely ask for a like for like replacement to be purchased for any lost or damaged books.

Children are expected to read at home for at least 10 minutes every day and the more often they read the better! This includes reading to an adult. We no longer use home-school reading diaries, and instead the children each have a vocabulary bookmark, upon which they are to write any unfamiliar words upon. We then look up the meaning of these words during our guided reading sessions in class. Please encourage your child to use these as a learning tool.


Our writing lessons follow the Pie Corbett ‘Talk 4 Writing’ style of ‘Imitate – Innovate – Invent’; put simply ‘I do – We do – You do’. More information about this method of teaching can be found in the ‘Curriculum’ section of the website, under ‘English’. Our class will typically practise two genres each half term.


We teach spelling through the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme, which follows on from our KS1 phonics scheme to allow for cohesive and consistent progression and development. The scheme teaches children methods for working out how to spell any words which have regular patterns. There is also a focus on irregular spelling patterns which need to be memorised.

We have set spelling sessions each week, running for 15 minutes 3x per week. All units follow the same format of fun activities, together with tips explaining when each spelling pattern is likely to be used. Assessment throughout a unit is ongoing and children will be logging spellings that they find difficult in their ‘Spelling Logs’. These words will be personalised to each child, as the children choose the words they wish to ‘log’, based on which words they have found difficult throughout the week. There will be 6 words to practise each week, with a focus primarily upon the spelling rule they follow. These words are then tested in partners (in a low-stakes manner) at the start of the following unit.  You can help support your child by practising the words in your child’s spelling log each night at home, and by revisiting words learnt in previous weeks.

For the foreseeable, we will also continue to provide SpellingShed –EdShed as a practise hub for the children at home. We encourage the children to practise spellings daily.

Year 3 have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Children should come to school, on P.E. days, in their P.E kit: a yellow polo, a yellow jumper (with or without the school logo on), plain, dark jogging bottoms and outdoor trainers. Please ensure all items are labelled.

PE Year 3 – Advent

We encourage the children to use Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Shed – EdShed at home. We also ask that the children practice the words in their spelling log each night at home, revisiting words learnt in previous weeks.

Children are expected to read at home for at least 10 minutes every day and the more often they read the better!

Children can access My Book Blog at home to blog about their reading books and complete the vocabulary and comprehension quizzes.

Maths homework:

A copy of the maths homework, for the Easter break, can be found here:

Homework: Statistics

Children are asked to bring a water bottle to school each day. They are encouraged to drink water throughout the day to aid concentration. Healthy snacks (fruit and vegetables only) are needed for break times to keep the children going until lunchtime. Please note that we are also a nut-free school due to allergies, so please do not send your child to school with any nut-based products for their snacks and lunches.

Thank you for your ongoing support!