Year 3 2020-2021

Mrs Esa

Year 3 Teacher

Welcome to Year 3!smiley

My name is Mrs Esa and I am the Year 3 class teacher. Year 3 are supported by Miss Gough and Mrs Riley who are our wonderful teaching assistants! 

We encourage an 'open door' policy for you to pop in and have a chat.  You're welcome to look at your child's work or discuss their progress. Alternatively, you can contact me via email on: and I will get back to you.


In year 3, we have a big push on times tables. Children will be asked to focus on a particular times table each week based on their own times table knowledge. They will be tested on this every Wednesday.

Children will have a list of 10 spellings to learn weekly. These will be sent out via Seesaw every Friday. 

You will be notified about your child's spelling and times table test score via Seesaw.

The children will also have a Topic Mat each half term which provides activities linked to a foundation subject (History or Geograohy).  The Topic Mat is optional and children can complete tasks in any order. 

Homework should be handed in every Wednesday.

Learning links


BBC Bitesize

Maths playground

Phonics play




In Maths, as in Key Stage 1, we follow the Maths No Problem Scheme. Emphasis is put on undertsanding the processes behind calcualtion methods so that children have a secure foundation from which to build and master maths. 

In year 3, a lot of work in done on Place Value as this key skill then lends itself to other areas of Maths. 

We focus on areas including "hundreds", "tens" and "ones" and encourage correct termionolgy when comparing two amounts. 

We continue with skills learnt in Key Stage 1 including using our base 10 equipment to help us to understand place value including what numbers look like in digits and in words.

Secure calculation methods for addition and subtraction is another key area. Some of the startegies we use include: 

  • Counting on
  • Number line
  • Base 10 - hundreds, tens and ones 
  • Using flipcard digit books
  • Partitioning
  • Renaming using base 10
  • Using our known facts
  • Thinking about numbers using "part/part/whole" approach
  • Column addition

Plus many more!

Please pop in to look at our Maths Workbooks and Maths Journals at the end of the school day and as always please ask if you have any questions about our Maths calculation policy. 


In English, we tend to focus on a particular writing style (fictoon/non-fiction or poetry) within a 3/4 week unit. We start each unit with lots of reading and getting used to the new genre/style of writing. We then start to collect content that we can use in our own writing. A shared writing week then leads to an independent writing outcome. We also focus on spelling rules and punctuation and grammar within each unit. 

Please see below for a breakdown of Year 3 English



Topic Mats 

Please see below for our Topic Mats which link to out termly History/Geography units. 


Book band books to be placed in basket first thing in the morning when children are ready to swap.

PE - Wednesday and Friday 

Homework - given out on Friday, to be handed in Wednesday.

Library swap day - Friday

Mrs Esa - 

Files to Download

Year 3: News items

PTFA Newsletter Summer 1, by Mrs Wilkinson

Year 3: Blog items

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Year 3: Gallery items

Year 6 Ancient Greek Day, by Mrs Mitchell

A view from the window, by Mrs Wilkinson

Year 3: Calendar items

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Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School

Bournes Row, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston Lancashire PR5 0DR

Mr Scott Smith Acting Headteacher

01254 852