Class Teacher: Mrs O’Donoghue
Teaching Assistant: Miss R Burns

Y3 Curriculum

Please click on the link below for further information on Y3’s curriculum

Y3 Curriculum Long Term Overview

Y3 Phonics and Reading

At St Thomas More, we want children to become confident and enthusiastic readers, with a lifelong love of reading. We believe that phonics provides the foundations of learning to make the development into confident, fluent reading and writing easier.

Through daily, systematic and consistent high-quality phonics teaching, children learn to segment words to support spelling and blend sounds to read words. Phonics is taught through the Sounds Write programme as children move through EYFS and Key Stage 1. Y3 will continue with phonics as they embed and deepen previous learning.  Lessons are taught daily to the whole class and interventions are used in the afternoon for targeted children.

Parental Support

For more information on how you can help your child at home, please click on the link below or speak to your child’s class teacher for support:



  • Parents are expected to read with their child 3 times a week at home. Reading record books must be signed and returned daily for confirmation.
  • Pupils will be given spellings on a Friday to learn for the test the following Friday (Look, Cover, Spell, Check).
  • Pupils will have a homework task linked to their topic work each week.


PE Kit

Indoor: White  T shirt, black shorts, black plimsolls

Outdoor: Black/Dark tracksuit, trainers (no jewellery).

PE kits will be kept in school during term time and returned for the school holidays.

Parent Information, Apps and Text Service:

Marvellous Me: Sign up to Marvellous Me so you can celebrate your child’s successes! Contact your child’s class teacher for more information.

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Teacher 2 Parent: Important messages/reminders will be sent via texts on T2P