Year 3 2020 - 2021

Miss Gilbert

Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked for Cheshire Police as a Community Support Officer for 6 years. Through working closely with school staff, parents and children of all ages, I developed my love of teaching. I completed my PGCE with Chester University and completed placements in two local schools. I have experience of working in Year 1, Year 5 and Year 6 but my real passion is early education so I am thrilled to join the school team as reception teacher.
I have 2 young children, but if I have any spare time then I enjoy reading, camping, bike riding and generally anything outdoors!
If you have any concerns surrounding your child then please feel free to talk to me.

Miss Smethurst

I have recently joined Westminster Community Primary School and I am really looking forward to being here for a full school year! I have previously worked in a different school and worked in all classes from Reception to Year6.
Outside of school, I love to do anything arty and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Welcome to Year 3

Hello to all our year 3 children and families!  We hope you are all safe and well.  We miss you in school and look forward to seeing you online each day instead while we all stay safe. 

All of our remote learning will be done through our Google Classroom page.  There will be a range of daily live lessons, pre-recorded material, useful links and daily tasks posted for each subject we teach.  Some lessons will run as small groups or 1:1 with a member of staff.  There is a timetable on the page too which will help you organise your day and know which subjects are covered when.  Throughout the day a member of staff will be available on our Google Classroom meet link to offer help and support as you need it; please use this as often as you want or need to.   

If there is anything you want to ask about, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes,

Mrs Taylor, Mrs Farrall and Mrs Nana


Keeping safe in school

While most children are working remotely, children of key workers and vulnerable children are still attending school.  It is important that they know how to help keep everyone safe.  It is worth sharing the following with your child in order to remind them of what is expected/needed:

- Children will be asked to wash their hands frequently

- Children will need to line up leaving gaps between each other

- Children will be provided with their own pencil case and resources (they cannot share these)

- Children will work at spaced out desks, keeping gaps between pupils (please prepare your children for this, they are used to working around collaborative tables, so this will feel different - please also prepare them that they need to stay in their own seat/area).

Mrs Farrall, Mrs Nana and I will work with your children to help keep our team safe whilst learning in school.  If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to speak to us.


 Core Subjects


English:  The children will be developing their skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, speaking and listening.  Our primary text for writing this term is Stone Age Boy by Satoshi kitamura.  Our text for reading is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.  Both books and planning are taken from Pathways to read/write.  There will be a live lesson each day which will include teacher input and support to complete the written activity.  Children are expected to complete an individual task following each live lesson - these will be posted on our Google Classroom page.   Our authour this half term is Dvaid Walliams, so you will find lots of material and useful links on our Google Classroom page to help you navigate and enjoy his books!

Maths: The children will be developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: Numbers and the number system, calculations, solving problems and geometry (shape, space and measure).   A daily live lesson will be held each day and a daily task will be posted onto our Google Classroom for children to complete following the live input.  All maths work is taken from the Power Maths scheme.

Science: Throughout the year, we will be looking to use all 5 ways of being a scientist: research, observing over time, pattern seeking, identifying, grouping and classifying and fair and comparative testing.  This term, we will be  exploring light, dark and shadows.  Throughout this unit we will be learning about what light is/ what dark is/ how light travels/ how we see/ how shadows are formed/ what reflection is / how we see different colours.  All science lessons are uploaded to google classroom on a Wednesday with a range of different activities each week.


Foundation Subjects


R.E. This term we will be studying Christianity.

History & Geography Our topic this term is ‘Would you rather live in The Stone Age, The Bronze Age or The Iron Age?'

Art, design and D.T. We will be exploring and studying the art of Banksy this term.

Computing Our focus will be using technology to edit photographs.

P.E. This term we will be studying athletics.

Languages We will be studying basic French throughout the year.


All core subjects will be taught through our Google Classroom page through a mixture of lessons, media and tasks. 





Homework will look like this when we return to school:

  • Children will be given a homework book  with an activities grid in it for the term (you can also find this under 'files' on this page).  Pick an activity each week to do with your child and have some fun completing it together! Put the evidence in your homework book so we can celebrate it together.
  • Please read together at least 3 times a week.
  • Spend some time learning the spellings on the list  provided at the back of the homework book/ on the document available in 'files' on this page.


Key Reminders


  • Our school day  is 08:45—14:45; please be prompt
  • Water bottles need to be brought in each morning and taken home each night to be washed.
  • Nothing else should be brought into school.


Useful Websites for Home Learning 



Times Tables Rock Stars

Maths Games



Spelling Games

Science: Rocks and Fossils

Science Research

Theme: UK 1

Theme:UK 2

Theme: UK 3

Theme: UK 4

Coding Games

Staying safe online

RE: Hinduism Videos

RE: Hinduism Study Guides

Music: Play It

Music: singing

Art: Andy Goldsworthy Video

Art: Andy Goldsworthy


BBC Bitesize

Oak National Academy Year 3

Support during COVID-19

Children's guide to COVID-19

Free E-Book about worrying

Guided Meditation For Children

Calm Zone

Files to Download

Year 3: Gallery items

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Year 3: Calendar items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 832 3672

SEN Contact: Sarah Davenport