Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mr Aspinall

Welcome to our Year Three Class at Mersey Vale!

Mr Aspinall - Class Teacher


Year 3 is an exciting time at Mersey Vale! As you begin your first year in Key Stage Two, we will share our journey with regular updates through our Class Story on Class Dojo, so please make sure you are connected.



The Year 3 class is taught by Mr Aspinall. The class teacher and children are supported by Mrs Mobbs and our midday assistant is Mrs Cropper.



Attached below is an annual overview of the topics and curriculum that we shall cover over the next academic year. This is broken down into more detail in our termly curriculum newsletter, which is available from the school office or can be viewed on the curriculum newsletter page on this site.


Start and end of the day

The school day is from 8.40am – 3.20pm Monday – Friday. Please wait with your child in the Pencil Playground. A member of staff will be there to greet you and your child at 8:30am, with doors closing at 8:50am. The register is taken at 8.55 am, if children arrive after the register has been submitted, then the child should report to the school office on arrival.

At 3.20pm a member of staff from the Y3 team will be waiting to greet you and handover your child/ children. If you wish to speak to a member of staff then please phone us or use the Class Dojo, as parents/carers will not be routinely allowed into school without an appointment.


Healthy Snack

At Mersey Vale we have a system of healthy snacks for children to enjoy at morning break. The price of snacks is 25p per item and this should be paid using Parentpay. Most children have two items each day (snack and drink) and this costs £2.50 per week.  The cost of snacks for this half term for those of you who prefer to pay it in full in advance is £18.50. Children who prefer to bring their own snack may bring healthy items but chocolate biscuits, crisps, sweets and fizzy drinks must not be brought as snacks. Snacks from home should be taken into class and stored in your child’s tray until playtime. Please help your child to make healthy choices.



All classes take part in weekly PE sessions of gymnastics/dance/games as timetabled. Children are expected to change into their PE kit; a Mersey Vale kit is available - t-shirt, shorts and PE bag. Children should also have navy jogging bottoms and sweatshirt in cold weather. A special hooded sweatshirt with the school logo is available and costs approximately £12.25 depending on the size. Please speak to the school office for more information about how any of these items can be ordered. Please ensure all items of clothing have your child’s name in. We find it most useful for children to bring PE kits into school on Monday and leave them in school until Friday. Y3 PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays.



Homework is given to all children in line with our Homework Policy.  Brief details of the homework are as follows:

  • Homework is given out each Friday to be handed back into class the following Thursday.
  • Spellings are given out each Friday to be tested the following Friday.
  • Children are also encouraged to learn their multiplication tables.
  • All children have a home/ school reading record book.
  • Children should aim to complete a short amount of reading each night.


Please read the letter below for more information about the school day and our classroom routines.

We hope you find the information on this page useful, but if you have any unanswered questions, please contact a member of the Year 3 team via Class Dojo, or through the school office.

Kind regards,

The Year 3 Team



Year 3 Curriculum

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2023 - 24 




Year 3 Spelling Overview

Useful Websites

This term we will be learning about prehistory! Read all about the Stone Age to Iron Age here! 

In Science this term we will be learning about plants. Find out about plants here!


Upcoming topics:

Read all about the continent of Europe here!

Read all about rocks, soils and fossils here!



Useful websites all year:

Some interesting free maths games.


Cool Maths Games

These are good too!


BBC Bitesize

A huge variety of games, videos and articles to explore



This is a great site for maths games to support the curriculum. The free games are great!




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