Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Miss Smith is looking forward to encouraging the youngest juniors to develop their learning skills and independence. Y3 become even more confident in their learning as they take on various challenges to become enquiring learners over the year.

Mrs Hodson is the Teaching Assistant for Y3 and is thrilled to be helping Y3 move on with their learning.

There is a balance of formal and investigative learning styles that will help children of all abilities to achieve their potential.

To further improve their learning experience, the children will benefit from specialist teaching in French and  Music.

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  Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPS) for Year 3

Internet Safety:

Online Safety Guidelines

Maths Help:

ParentPay Accounts

Reminder that all ParentPay account are to be settled asap. Thank you!

ParentPay Accounts

Please ensure ParentPay accounts are cleared by the end of term! Thank you.

Y3 Geography Day – Wednesday 15 May 2019

Details of Y3 trip to Brickcroft, Longton!

Year 3 trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

Year 3 enjoyed their trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. We learnt about light and forces to help us with our Science topics.

Y3 Visit to Manchester Museum of Science & Industry, Friday 22 March 2019

Details of forthcoming trip!

The spooky house of St Oswald’s Click the link to view the video

Scrooge lyrics 2018

Ghost of a chance – 1 You’re here to work Scrooge, Scrooge Fezziwig’s Christmas Carol It’s snowing Fezziwig Rock and Roll Charity He didn’t take it with him Ghost of a chance – 2  

Meet The Teacher presentations

Our class presentations for this year.

Year 3 Swimming Lessons w/c 10 September 2018

Details of swimming lessons and goggles consent form!

Year 3 Visit to Atkinson Museum, Southport, Thursday 5 July

Details of Y3 forthcoming trip!

Pobble Launch letter

Information about the exciting launch of Pobble!

Roblox and Fortnite – Information for parents

An increasing number of our pupils are accessing these gaming platforms so we’ve gathered some information on them for you to read.

Freddie Fit 2018

Thank you Freddie, once again, for your fun filled visit to St Oswald’s. Everyone had a great time working out and pushing themselves to achieve their personal best.

Pupil Pupil Premium Application Form (Free School Meals) for Y1,2,3,4,5 & 6 Pupils


Year 5 Story Tellers read to Year 3

This week has been ‘story telling’ week for Year 5. We have been inspired by Spellbinder’s performances over the years and decided to create a few stories of our own to read (and perform) to Year 3, who really enjoyed them! Great work Year 5!

Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018

This year our focus for Safer Internet Day was to Create, Connect and Share respect online. We looked at ways to be kind online and how best to share respect with one another.

Year 3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film – w/c 5th February 2018

Please return the OPT OUT slip if you DO NOT wish for your child to watch the Harry Potter film rated PG!

Year 3 Walk to Longton Brickcroft – Friday 26 January 2018

Details of the forthcoming visit to the Brickcroft Nature Reserve!

The 2017 Junior Production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ticket Arrangements

Ticket request deadline 4 December at 9.00 am!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lyrics

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lyrics

Super Learning Day 2017

All the children had a fantastic day learning new skills during our 10th anniversary Super Learning Day. Activities included Salsa, First Aid, Maypole Dancing, Edible Art, Mindfulness, Yoga, Golf, Rugby and Gaelic Football.  We had a special visit from some Minions who performed a dance to the whole school and the Year 6 leaders did […]

Computing Week 2017

Minecraft comes to St Oswald’s! We all became game designers this term during our Computing week, bringing to life the world of Minecraft and creating our own games. We had a great time experimenting with the Zombies, Iron Golems and the rest of the Minecraft Universe and unearthed some real talent in all our classes. Check out the gallery and click on the links to play the Minecraft games designed by some of our children!

Harry Potter Day – celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

Year 3 Visit to the Atkinson Museum, Southport on Wednesday 19 July 2017

Details of the forthcoming visit to The Atkinson Museum on 19 July for Year 3!

Lots of hands on learning in Year 3

Reading List for Y3

Reading_List_3 Here is a selection of great books for Year 3. It might give you some ideas to encourage your child to try a new author!

Year 3 enjoying our learning in the Summer Term

Experimenting with magnets, making our own compass, pancake making, World Book Day!

Spring Half Term pictures in Year 3

Spellbinder visits the Juniors 2017

The juniors were visited by Spellbinder today who told some great stories based on the theme, ‘Heroes and Villains’. Year 6 also enjoyed seeing him for their last time after 7 years of visits! Thank you Spellbinder.

Geologists, Mathematicians, Stone Age Artists and BFG illustrators in Year 3

Year 3 update

The past 2 weeks in Year 3 we have been to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, supported Children In Need and done lots of fun learning.

Another great week in Year 3

Joseph 2016 Lyrics

Junior Production 2016 – Lyrics

A great end to the first half term for Year 3!

The past two exciting weeks of learning in Year 3

Y3 visit to the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Details of the trip to Manchester on Tuesday 15 November 2016!

Year 3 loved Space Day

A week of SUPER LEARNING in Year 3

Year 3 Meet The Teacher Presentation

Year 3 meet the teacher 16-17 final version

A sporty start to Year 3

Super Learning Day 2016

Another successful Super Learning Day at St Oswald’s. This year we had lots of new activities and everyone had a super day. Well done everyone and thank you to all our visitors who helped make the day a huge success.

Year 3/4 Gymnastics Lancashire Finals

St Oswald’s Year 3/4 Gymnastic team had previously won the South Ribble finals and were now representing South Ribble as they competed against 16 other teams from around Lancashire. After the long journey to Blackpool and a super opening ‘Olympic-style’ ceremony, the team were ready to complete 3 routines in front of professional gymnastic judges. […]

St Oswald’s Euro 2016

St Oswald’s celebrated the Euro 2016 with a tournament for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. The competition lasted all day with the group stages in the morning and the semi finals and finals in the afternoon in front of the whole school. Congratulations to everyone who took part with lots of excellent teamwork!

An Amazing Week of Art

The children worked so well this week to produce some excellent pieces of ‘Modern Art.’ The whole school followed the topic of FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD and studied an artist to produce their work ready for our well attended art galleries. Thank you to everyone who supported this fantastic event.

Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition

A Year 3 and 4 team were taken to Walton-le-Dale High School to compete against 14 other teams. After a long morning of fantastic team work and excellent performances, St Oswald’s won the event. Great work team! Now on to the Blackpool Finals in July!

Year 3 visit Chester Museum

Year 3 had a great trip to the Chester Museum learning lots about Roman life and what it was like to be a Roman soldier. We became archaeologists, Legionaries and even marched through the streets of Chester!

Sport Relief 2016

Everyone at St Oswald’s came to school in their sporting gear to do their mile for Sport Relief. We had three special guests to help us warm up and cheer us on; Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Liam Grimshaw. We all had a brilliant time and a few autographs too! Here are a selection of […]

Year 3 win Harry Potter Competition!

Longton Library had set up a Harry Potter competition where the children had to create their own spell. Year 3 created some brilliant spells and 7 of the children managed to reach the semi-finals with 5 of them making the final. Amazingly, Year 3 won and received the whole Harry Potter collection of books signed […]

Scoot Safe for Year 3

Year 3 brought their scooters into school to be taught by the South Ribble Coaches on how to be ride safely. Well done to everyone for completing their Scoot Safe!

Winter Welly Walk

A fantastic effort by our children in completing the Winter welly walk. It was great fun and all for a great cause. A big thanks to everyone who sponsored our welly walkers and to Mr Gordon for organising the event. Well done everyone!


WOW! What an amazing show!! A huge congratulations to all of KS2 for working so hard to perform such a fantastic performance of Oliver. The Year 6 children deserve a special mention for their outstanding acting and singing. Well done!

Parents Guide to The New National Curriculum

A useful guide to the New Curriculum for all parents.

Learning Journeys for reading, writing and maths.

This booklet has been designed to help parents know where their child should be by the end of each year as they travel through primary school. It starts with the Reading journey and moves on to the Writing Journey and Maths Journey. It is a useful guide as to what is expected in each of the […]

St Oswald’s Golden Jubilee Flower Festival

This weekend we had a beautiful flower festival to celebrate our Church’s Golden Jubilee. Our church building was completed in November 1965 and has been the heart of the Catholic community in Longton for the past 50 years.

Year 3/4 Sports Day

With the heatwave hitting the UK, Years 3 and 4 had a difficult task to compete in their events for Sports Day. Both years did brilliantly trying their hardest for their houses. Well done to everyone for giving it their all during this very hot day!

Year 3 Guild Performance.

Year 3 have worked incredibly hard these past three weeks to create a stunning recorder performance for the Guild Hall Friendship Concert! Thank you to all the parents who came to support this great event! Click the links below to see how amazing they were.

Year 3 Gymnasts Compete

Five children from Year 3 were chosen to represent St Oswald’s school for the Gymnastics competition held at Walton le Dale High School where they had to memorise a floor routine and a vault routine. Every single one of the team enjoyed the morning, performed really well and were great ambassadors for the school.

Jubilee CD recording

An exciting morning at St Oswald’s as we record our Jubilee Celebration CD.

A Wonderful Art Week

This week every classroom was transformed into its very own art gallery.

Reading tips for parents

Christmas jumper day for Save the Children

Year 3′s Roman Visit to Chester

Year 3 had a brilliant time at Chester Museum where they became researchers, archaeologists and even Roman soldiers marching through Chester!

A Roman visits Year 3

Year 3 have been very lucky to have been visited by Gaius, a Roman soldier, who came to talk about life as a Roman. He brought many real Roman artefacts which all the children were able to touch and even wear!

Blast Off!

Click the above link to see our rocket taking off.

Rocket science on Super Learning Day.

We had an out of this world experience with our rocket science this super learning day. Solving clues, building rockets, investigating our fuels and firing our rockets made for a busy but exciting day in mission control. Well done to everyone that took part. Super learning at its best!

Year 3 and 4 keep Fit with Freddy!

Year 3 and 4 have had another great time doing lots of exercise with skipping, hula hooping and dancing. He had new challenge with the boys versus the girls for the ‘Strength Test’ where it ended in a draw! Thanks again Freddy!

Year 3 at the Dance Festival and the Guild Hall

Year 3 finally did their amazing dance at both the Dance Festival in school and the Friendship concert in the Guild Hall. All the hard work of practising has paid off with both performances being their best yet. Watch out Britain’s Got Talent!

Year 3/4 Sports day

    Year 3 and 4 competed brilliantly  at this years sports day. Records were broken, medals were won but best of all, everyone did their very best. Well done years 3 and 4!  

World Cup fever hits St Oswalds.

World Cup forever strikes St Oswalds.!

Year 3′s Trip to Ribchester Museum

Year 3 have had a fantastic morning at the Ribchester Museum handling real Roman artefacts and being able to try on Roman armour! They even managed to see real Roman ruins!

A Roman visits Year 3

Year 3 have been very lucky today as a Roman has visited bringing lots of real life Roman artefacts. Well done to all the class for remembering so much about our topic!

World Book Day

What wonderful costumes for World Book Day!

Year 3 read to Year 1

Year 3 shared their brilliant stories with year 1. They based their ideas on Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ and year 1 were very impressed. Well done everyone.

Year 3′s Sponsored Swim for Children in Need

Year 3 have taken part in a very special event to raise even more money for Children in Need. The challenge was to swim as many lengths as possible in 30 minutes and every child tried their very best. In total, the amount of lengths swam by all of year 3 combined came to … […]

Freddy visits Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 have put Freddy through his paces once again. Well done everybody!! We hope to see Freddy back again soon.  

Y3 Swimming Lessons

Letter re swimming including a “goggles” slip!

Year 3′s Trip to Longton

As part of ‘Our Local Area’ topic, Year 3 assumed the roles of; Navigators, Explorers and Investigative Journalists on their trip to Longton. On our way, we met plenty of locals who helped us learn more about our local area. Well done Year 3!    

Y3 Maths Targets

Here are the maths targets that Y3 are working towards this year.

Home and Family Guidelines for online safety

Important information!

Year 3/4 Sports Day 26.6.13

Years 3 and 4 had their Sports Day, it went well and the weather was kind.

Freddy Fit Summer 2013 for Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 have once again had a great time with Freddy! This time he has helped us know how to keep our heart healthy.  

Year 3′s day in Ghana

Year 3 welcomed a very special visitor, Miso’shi, who comes from Ghana. Miso’shi led lots of exciting activities and the children all had a colourful, action packed day, culminating in a spectacular fashion parade!

Year 3′s trip to Ribchester Museum 2013

Year 3 had a fantastic time at Ribchester Museum! They were able to hold Roman artefacts, see real Roman ruins and try on replica Roman armour!

Freddy Fit 2013 for Year 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 had a super time with Freddy Fit on Red Nose Day and everyone looked amazing with their ‘red’ hair!

World Book Day 2013!

A huge thank you to everyone who took part. All the children looked amazing in their outfits!

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish all parents and children a really lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all your kind gifts, cards and best wishes.  Mrs Sullivan, Mr Mears and Mrs Hardman 

Reception class enjoy Year 3′s Newspaper Articles

Year 3 have worked very hard up to Christmas and have created their own newspaper articles all about the Iron Man. They enjoyed going over to Reception Class and sharing their reports with them.

A lovely day in Clapham

Y3 had an enjoyable and informative day in Clapham. The weather held out and the locals were friendly.

Year 3/4 Sports Day

Years 3 and 4 were very lucky with the weather for their Sports Day. They supported each other brilliantly and were proud to  show their parents their skill and great attitude.

Years 3 and 4 Sportsday

Year 3 Cebrations for the Diamond Jubilee

Our Jubilee Line!

Building project – Y3/Y4 toilets & cloakrooms

Please keep “bags” to a minimum!

Chinese New Year

Year 3 made some dragons in celebration of the Chinese New Year.  


Year 3 making their own lunch as part of their technology project.

Top Tips for Writing Y3 & Y4

Writing tips to download

RE at St Oswald’s

Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term

The Year 3 Reader

Sheet to download

Reading with your child

File to download here

Year 3 Photos

Photos from Year 3