St. Philip's C of E Primary School

Together We Achieve

Bolton Old Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9FD

01942 883919

Welcome to St. Philip’s Primary

Year 3T


Welcome back to Year 3T.  I hope you have enjoyed the half term break and are ready to start the new term in school. 

Welcome back to Autumn Term 2!

This Autumn Term 2 -


We are going to find out why so many people go to the Mediterranean for their summer holidays.


We are going to be Scientists.  Learning about the skeletal and muscular system and answering the question - How does Usain Bolt move so quickly?


PE lessons are every Wednesday morning.  All jewellery should be removed.  Earrings can be worn, along with plasters from home to cover them up please. 


Every Thursday afternoon.  Again all jewellery should be removed.  Earrings are allowed to be worn as long as they are covered up with a waterproof plaster and a swimming cap. 

Times table and spelling test

These tests take place every Friday. 


In Year 3 your homework will involve:

  • daily reading
  • weekly spellings
  • multiplication facts (including division facts)
  • English HWK
  • Maths HWK
  • Project HWK (when needed).


Hope you find this information useful and here's to another enjoyable Autumn term 2


Mrs Thompson.




We attempted to build Stonehenge out of biscuits. Some were more successful than others!

To finish our Mediterranean topic, we prepared, chopped and cooked a tasty vegetarian paella!


Take a look to see what we have been doing so far this year...

How much sugar is in our drink?

Useful information about Year 3


In Year 3 our P.E. day is Wednesday. We do ask that you leave your P.E. kits in school and we will ensure that they are sent home each half-term to be washed.

Swimming will take place throughout the school year and will take place each Thursday afternoon. Swimming is £2 each week. If there is a medical reason why your child cannot go swimming, we ask for £1.50 to pay for the coach only.



In Year 3 your homework will involve:

  • Daily reading
  • Weekly Spellings
  • Multiplication facts (including division facts)
  • English Homework
  • Maths Homework
  • Project Homework
Reading Books

Our reading books will be changed on Wednesday. Please try to read five pages every night, more so if you have time.


Tuck Money

In Key Stage 2 the children are responsible for buying their own tuck at break time. The price is 20p for either one piece of toast.



Alongside weekly spellings to learn the rule of adding prefixes, suffixes and spelling rules, the children also will need to practise these common exception words below. They will tested on how well they know the words at the end of each term.