Welcome to Class 3

Class 3

Class 3 is taught by Miss Byrne who is supported by Miss Doy or Mrs Carroll.

Class 3 is made up of 30 children, 15 from Year 3 and 15 from Year 4. Children spend two years in this class as their introduction to Key Stage 2.

In Year 3, we try to encourage the children’s independence (making them responsible for their own belongings), develop their stamina for work and encourage the children to be responsible for their own learning.

By the end of year 4, our children will be ready for the challenges that Year 5 will bring as they start their preparation for practice. We are also lucky to have volunteers who come into school to listen to the children read one to one. The children look forward to these sessions. Children are encouraged to read as much as possible and record this in their reading diaries.secondary school.


We try to develop a love and passion for reading in class 3. It influences our writing and is fundamentally important. We view it as a matter of life and death. Guided Reading takes place every day, and once a week the children talk in depth about a book they are reading with the teacher. Other activities include independent reading, comprehension with a teaching assistant, looking at Newsround and dictionary skills.

Weekly Tasks

(1) Spellings - these will be tested every Friday and the new spellings will be given out to be learnt and then tested the following week.

(2) Multiplication Tables – these will be tested every Thursday and the children are advised as to whether they have moved up or not.

(3) Reading Records – we ask that the children read at least 3 times a week at home to an adult and please record it in their diaries. We will award DoJo points if children have their diary signed by an adult outside of school 3 or more times.


Our topic this term is the Stone Age.