St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

Year 3 - Parks Class

Welcome to Parks Class


Our Class teacher is Miss McCue and our LSAs are Mrs Vaas, Ms Nantaayi and Mrs Jacobs. 


This term our learning journey in History is Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age,  Italy in Geography, forces in Science, and seasonal eating in DT.


This term we will also be sowing vegetable seeds and hopefully watching them grow.


During our class novel time we will be reading a range of exciting books and the children will have the opportunity to vote for their class novels, which will be shared as a whole class.


Please ensure your child’s reading diary and reading book comes into school every day.


Please also ensure that your child brings a water bottle with them each day and now that the weather is getting warmer please also ensure they have applied sunscreen and bring in a hat.  


Monday – Spelling test 


Tuesday – PE day. Please remember to come to school in your PE kit including jogging bottoms.


Wednesday – Spellings set and homework set. 


In Year 3 we don’t have a specific day for show and tell, however if the children receive something they are very proud of or have something that is linked to our learning they are very welcome to bring this into school and we will share as a class. 


A normal day in our class

8.40am - 9.00am

Morning task, individuals readers and response to marking feedback
9.00am - 9:10amMorning prayer, register and lunches
9:10am - 9:30am Guided Reading (VIPERS)
9:30am - 10:30am Whole class teaching of English/Maths
10:30am - 10:45am Break time
10:45am - 11:55pm Whole class teaching of English/Maths/RE
11:55pm - 12:pm Tidy up and lunchtime prayer
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch time
1:00pm - 1:05pmAfternoon register
1:05pm - 1:15pm Handwriting

1:15pm - 3:05pm 

RE, History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, ART, DT, Music 
3:05pm - 3:20pm Ready for home, Home time prayer and class novel time
3:20pm Home time 


We follow God Matters in Religious Education (the Portsmouth Diocese scheme of learning). The children learn two and half hours of RE per week in lower KS2 and are involved in Liturgical Prayer.


Things that help us learn

We use My Maths and Times Table Rock Stars to support children’s home learning and we will be continuing to use Google Classroom as our online learning platform in Key Stage 2. Reading books are sent home on a weekly basis which are pitched at your child’s current reading ability. Weekly spellings are sent home to consolidate the SPaG rules the children have been learning that week.


Our Curriculum Web

Take a look at our class learning webs to view what the children will be learning throughout the year.


If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think I need to know, please contact the School Office either by phone at 01252 548123 or by email at                          



Summer Topics 2024 - Termly Curriculum Web

Spring Topics 2024 - Termly Curriculum Web

Autumn Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Web

Year 3 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2023