0161 330 3169

Elgin Street, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL7 9DD


Canon Johnson C of E Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Teacher - Mr J Cresswell

Supported by Mrs F Holland-Powell and Miss L Szliszka

Year 3 class email address:  Year3@canonjohnson.co.uk

Year 3 Long Term Overview


Your child will receive homework on a Friday and we ask for it to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will reinforce your child’s learning and is therefore extremely valuable.


Your child has also been given passwords to Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash which they can access at home. Children can use Times Table Rockstars to assess their speed and accuracy when recalling their times tables and they can work on their ICT skills using Purple Mash. There are lots of other resources to be found on Purple Mash too, including games to help consolidate children's maths and English knowledge.






Reading is incredibly important and your support in this learning process is vital.


10 Benefits of Reading

1. Children who read often and widely get better at it – after all, practise makes perfect.

2. Reading exercises our brain – reading is a much more complex task for the human brain than for example, watching TV. Reading strengthens brain connections and builds new connections.

3. Reading improves concentration.

4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.

5. Reading improves vocabulary and language.

6. Reading develops a child’s imagination.

7.  Reading helps children to develop empathy – as children develop they begin to consider how they would feel if placed in certain situations.

8. Reading is fun – dreaming with your eyes open!

9. Reading is a great way to spend time together.

10. Reading promotes achievement in all subjects.


We issue every child with a banded reading book on a Friday, which they should read at home everyday. Children should keep their book at home, until returning it the following Friday, when they will also be issued with a new book for the next week. Children also have access to the KS2 library - they can select a book of their choice, which they keep in their trays at school to read each day. Every child has a reading journal which should be signed to show they have read at home. We will check this every Friday when children return their books, and reward children regularly for reaching reading milestones.

Your child has also been given an Oxford Reading Buddies password where even more reading resources can be found.





Our P.E. lessons take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child comes to school in a full P.E. kit (plain blue shorts, white T-shirt and pumps). If you prefer, please send your child to school in a tracksuit with their P.E. kit underneath.


If you have any questions or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to ask :-)



Below is the PowerPoint from our Meet and Greet session:

Maths - Canon Johnson Visual Calculation Policy

Calculation Policy.docx

Spring Term 1 Geography Unit: Our World

Spring Term 1 Science Unit: Light and Shadows

Spring Term 2 Science Unit: How does your garden grow?

Spring Term 2 History Unit: The Bronze and Iron Age

Spring Term 2 Music Unit: The Dragon Song

Spring Term 1 Design and Technology Unit: Food - Eating Seasonally

Spring Term 2 Art and Design Unit: Formal Elements of Art

Spring Term 2 Computing Unit: Simulations

Year 3 PSHE Units

Summer Term 1 Geography Unit: Coasts

Summer Term 1 Science Unit: Forces & Magnets

All parents should have received an email with TEAMS log in details for their child.

If you have not please email Mr Cresswell on year3@canonjohnson.co.uk