St. Philip's C of E Primary School

Together We Achieve

Bolton Old Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9FD

01942 883919

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Summer Term 2

Well done on a brilliant first year in Key Stage 2. You have been Year 3 Superstars all year.

In Maths, we have been using the outdoor water area to measure and compare capacity and volume. We have used our measuring skills for length and mass and identified right angles around school.  In English we have been writing persuasive letters using powerful openers and persuasive language.  As Geographers, we have identified different mine shafts all over the Wigan area. In RE we have created our own Torah scrolls as part of our learning on Judaism.  As Scientists we have been comparing how shadows change throughout the day while also exploring the different bones in our bodies.


Well done! Enjoy the Summer break! 

Summer Term 1

What a great Summer Term 1 Year 3W! 

In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting fractions. We created our own pizzas to help us understand equivalent fractions. When working with our Year 1 Maths Buddies, we have shown them a new starter on how to add 9.    In English, we have created our own Explanation Text for Year 2 all about Times Table Rockstars.

As historians, we have had a guided tour with Alan Davies. We explored the impact of the Pretoria Pit Disaster on the local area.  As Scientists, we have been looking at the life cycle of plants and have grown our own class sunflowers.

Well done on a brilliant half term!

Spring Term 2

What a half term Year 3W! 

As geographers, we have created our own maps to show the location of Spain. We have created some outstanding team presentations using super location facts and actions. As Scientists, we have visited the Museum of Science and Industry to learn all about Light. We even had a workshop on the Power of Light to show the 'magic' of mirrors. 

In Maths, we have looked at Money and Measure. We have also started our own Buddy Maths work with Year 1I. You were superstars when introducing Fractions to the Year 1 children using cookies and cakes.  In English, we have created our own Adventure stories using determiners and a range of sentences.

In RE we have been learning about Holy Week leading up to Easter. We have reflected on how Jesus would have felt leaving his friends behind.

Well done on a brilliant half term!

Spring Term 1

A brilliant half term Year 3W! You have shown outstanding dedication to times tables on TT Rockstars! Rockstar Legends!

As historians, we have discovered a Stone Age man in Wiltshire. As Scientists, we have been looking at the power of magnets.

In Maths we have been busy multiplying two and 1 digit numbers using the Grid Method, the Expanded Column and the Column Method. As Poets in English, we have been producing our own Personification Poems.

In RE we have been looking at how Jesus changed the lives of so many.



Autumn Term 2

What another superb half-term Y3W! Excellent, magnificent and superb are just some of the adjectives that describe the quality of work that you have all produced throughout Autumn Term 2. Let’s start with geography. As geographers, I have been very impressed with the confident way in which you have used key geographical terms to explain why New Zealand has experienced so many earthquakes. In English, you have successfully generated different character descriptions - I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your character descriptions about the Grinch! As mathematicians, you have all grown in confidence with your multiplication and division facts. We look forward to the next Battle of the Bands against Year 3G. Well done Year 3W on a super half term.

In Spring Term 1 we turn our attention back to being historians and we will be investigating what happened after ‘The Stone Age.’ Have an enjoyable Christmas and a well-deserved rest Y3W.  

Autumn Term 1

This half term Year 3 have been busy exploring the place value of 3 digit numbers in Maths using base 10, place value grids and money. We have also started to apply these place value skills into column addition and subtraction.

In English we have created and performed our own poems and have started to find the features of a Nature Documentary. We are even going to perform our own Nature Documentary. Make sure you tune in to watch. As Historians, we have studied the Stone Age period and as Scientists we have been focusing on the benefits of a balanced diet and exercise.

In RE, we have reflected on what Harvest means to us and we have also looked at the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

Well done Year 3 on a great first half term.

September 2018

Fossil hunting on dinosaur day!

Academic Year 17/18

Year 3T

June 2018

Year3T had a visit from a professional dancer who taught us some dance moves! We loved it!


Working hard during our workshop with Jenny Meadows!


We have had a fantastic World Cup day!


May 2018




Celebrating the Royal Wedding.





Fantastic outfits for Superhero Day, well done everyone!

April 2018

Today some of us made our volcanoes erupt, they were amazing!



This week Year 3T had a visit from Dog Trust. We found out how we should behave around dogs we don't know. We now know how to be sensible and safe.