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 3M

Summer 1 - How did the Victorian period help shape the Atherton we know today?

Welcome to Year 3M's page!

Hello and welcome back to school for your final term in Year 3. This term we will be finding out about what life was life for children in Victorian Atherton in theme.  In science we'll be answering the question - why can't you catch your own shadow? We are very lucky to have Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Fairhurst working with our class this year.

I have put some information below that you might find useful about the routines in Year 3. If you have any questions or queries at all, feel free to come and ask either myself or Mrs Cartwright.

Miss Morris

After learning all about how to write an explanation text, we wrote our own independent piece on how a dog REALLY works. Miss Morris, Miss Rigby and Mrs Linney brought in their dogs Rosie, Alfie and Fred. We got to read our explanations out to the doggies. Brilliant!

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.