Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

Welcome to Year 3

In year 3, we are enthusiastic learners, who always try our best.

This year we will have the opportunity to explore interesting topics across the curriculum and will be involved in exciting and challenging learning experiences.

This year we aim to become more independent, taking more responsibility for our learning and achievements.

Ash, Elder and Hawthorn are a team; we support, encourage and care for each other; aiming to be the very best version of ourselves in all aspects of school life. Parents and carers are an important part of that team.

On this page you will find information about our exciting curriculum as well as key information about day-to-day routines and homework.

If you have a query, at any time, please feel free to contact us.

Mrs Dinsdale, Miss Taylor and Miss Dawson.


Class Teachers:

Ash – Mrs Dinsdale

Elder – Miss Taylor

Hawthorn – Miss Dawson

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Pheasey

Mrs Charlesworth

Mrs Nicholson


P.E – Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning (please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school on both of these days)

LKS2 Assembly: Tuesday

On a Tuesday afternoon the children will be taught:

French with Madame Brown

Music with Mrs Pedley

Recorders with Mrs Borg


The children can bring a healthy snack to school to eat at playtime or buy one from the fruit tuck shop for 25p.


A weekly homework letter is sent out via School Comms.

Each week the children are set maths homework, spellings and a ‘big talk’ question to discuss with an adult.

Tuesday – Big talk homework due in.

Friday –  MyMaths homework due in. Spellings and times tables tested.

Other homework may be set to support your child’s learning.

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.


Your child will be provided with log in details for these websites as appropriate:

My Maths

Purple Mash

DK Find Out!


Safer Internet

Child Net

Common Sense Media

Think U Know

Internet Matters

Our Learning this Term

Click this link to see the Spring Two Newsletter

This peculiar looking object suddenly appeared outside our classrooms this week. What could it be?


What an exciting term we have had! 

The term started out with a video message from an explorer himself, ‘Wesley Ernest Shackleton’. Wesley sent us a series of missions to complete, in order for us to gain the skills that explorers need.


We explored some adventurous texts this half term.

Wesley sent us a mission to read his favourite book, ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’

We also read ‘Ice Trap! Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition’. This text informed us of what life was like as a true explorer.

Science – Exploring the physics of magnets and forces

-We identified magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

-We described the magnetic poles and made predictions about how they work.

-We looked at the link between magnets and the North and South Pole.

Art & Design – Making for a purpose and extending our art and design skills.

Wesley set us a mission to design, make and evaluate an explorers pouch. They turned out great!

Geography – learning to be a true explorer by extending our knowledge of our local area.

-We used maps to explore our local environment.

Pictures to follow.