Our Lady of Lourds

St Norbert's
Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Year 3                           Mrs Simons                        

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Year 3 is the first year group in Key Stage 2.

The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3:15pm 


Class Teachers: Mrs Simons

Class Teaching Assistant:  Miss Smith 

Additional Adults: Mrs Nespoli, Mrs Barnes                         

Welcome to Year 3

Our Year 3 Termly newsletter is uploaded onto the Year 3 Microsoft Teams Account and gives useful information about this term.  

Our Year 3 Knowledge Organiser outlines what we are covering this term are uploaded to the Year 3 Microsoft Teams Account.

Dates and News 

Please see the diary dates tab on the website.


We are introducing a new policy regarding PE Kit. Children will need to come into school wearing their PE kit on their PE days, which are listed below. 


Year 3 –Mondays


This will maximise the time spent in PE by cutting out time spent changing, it also means PE kits can be washed weekly, as opposed to termly, which is more hygienic. This policy requires that children wear the correct kit, this consists of a school logoed navy t-shirt, navy shorts or navy/black tracksuit trousers (not leggings) and a navy/black jumper along with trainers to be worn to school and plimsolls/indoor shoes in case PE is in the hall. 


If your child does not turn up at school in their kit on their specified PE day they will be doing PE in their uniform and school shoes. It is a legal requirement of the curriculum for children to take part in PE weekly.


Please visit our policy page to read our uniform policy.


Swimming Lessons

Year 3 will be going to the Castle Swimming Pool for lessons on Monday mornings during term 5 . Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit each Monday.


Homework will be uploaded to the Year 3 Microsoft Teams Account every Friday. Homework is expected to be completed by the following Thursday. Work should be completed at home by either printing off and completing the sheet or writing the work in their own notebook at home. Due to COVID-19 arrangements children are not required to bring this into school. The following Friday a video of the answers and any methods for working them out will be uploaded.


See our English page for Reading updates.

See our library page for recommended reading lists and a class recommended reading list is posted on MS Teams at the start of each new term.


Currently we are working on ensuring that all the Year 2 Statutory Words are learnt. A copy of these have been uploaded onto the Year 3 Microsoft Teams Account. Children will focus on a group of ten each week that they will practice in school and at home. They will be tested on a Friday.  We will then move on to Year 3 Spellings.

Times Tables

By the end of Year 3, pupils should know their 2x, 3x, 5x  8x and 10x tables confidently. Please help your child to practise their times tables at home. These will be tested each week.

The School Day

Start of the day

Gates Open at 8:30am.

School Starts at 8:45am


Break time

Children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning break. Milk is available for those who have signed up for it.

Break is at 10:30am.


Children can bring a packed lunch to school or sign up for a hot meal provided by Farm Kitchen. Please contact our school office for more information on how to sign up for school lunches. 

Children eat their lunch at 12:30pm with 30mins of breaktime prior to this.


End of the day

School finishes at 3:15pm

Supporting Your Child at Home

You will find useful information and resources to help support your child at home on our curriculum pages.


Secondary School

We encourage parents and carers to start considering secondary school choices and visiting some schools. Applications need to be made early in Year 6 and some parents find that looking around schools over a couple of years allows them to get a better understanding of what the choices are.

Parents Meeting Teachers

Parents' Evenings are held in the Advent and Lent terms - a 10 minute appointment with your child's teacher to discuss progress. At other times, please feel free to come and see us if you have any concerns or worries about your child at school. 


For anything further, an appointment can be made to discuss your concerns in more depth, or you can email the school on enquiries@st-norberts.lincs.sch.uk


We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings.



St Norbert’s is a 'Healthy School' and, as such, we would prefer not to share sweets, chocolate or cakes brought into the classroom. This includes birthday cakes.

If you wish, donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside. Check the Recommended Reads for Years 3 & 4 for ideas.