Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mrs Williams  3/4LW

Mrs Williams 3/4LW

Hello, I am Mrs Williams. This year marks the start of my 18th year teaching at Woodlands, I think I'm part of the fixtures and fittings now! I have worked across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and am spreading my wings into Year 3 / 4 this year. I am currently Assistant Headteacher, Phase Lead Lower Key Stage 2 and Phonics Lead in school. I am extremely passionate about Early Reading and teaching children to read and develop a love of reading - phonics first but not forever!

I have 2 daughters aged 11 (Year 7) and 7 (Year 3) who constantly keep me busy! We love to spend time together as a family exploring in the woods, going to the park or the beach or simply visiting Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. We also love reading, crafty activities (who doesn't love a bit of glitter?) and going shopping!

Mrs Barrett 3LB

Mrs Barrett 3LB

Hi there, I am Mrs Barrett. This is my fifth year at Woodlands and my first in Year 3. This is my ninth year of teaching and prior to working here, I taught in Melbourne, Australia, which I loved, but there really is no place like home!
I enjoy teaching Literacy as I am passionate about creative writing and reading and I love seeing child develop their own styles of writing.
I am the music lead for Woodlands and enjoy creating opportunities for our children to express themselves through the arts. My favourite day of the school year is our Young Voices concert, where we sing in Manchester with over 8000 other children from schools in the North West.
Outside of school, I love floristry, learning new things, fitness and have completed 3 marathons, including London. I am currently training for London 2023. I am also very busy with my two puppies and enjoy nothing more than exploring the Wirral beaches with them.
I am very much looking forward to another year working closely with the team at Woodlands.

Miss Hughes 3HH

Miss Hughes 3HH

Hi everyone! I am Miss Hughes and I’m extremely excited to be returning to Woodlands Primary School as your year 3 teacher.

I am passionate about history and maths as these were my favourite subjects when I was at school. I love my job of teaching and I can’t wait to find out which subjects you enjoy and to make the learning as enjoyable as possible.

When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my little girl Felicity. I also love to spend time going on walks and exploring the outdoors (when the weather is sunny!!).

I am very excited to be your Year 3 teacher. My wish for our classroom is to be friendly, filled with joy and have fantastic teamwork. I can’t wait to meet you all!

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Welcome to Y3!

Summer 2




This half term, we will read, 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. 

Journey by Aaron Becker (9781406355345/Paperback) | LoveReading4Kids

In this beautifully illustrated, wordless picture book, a lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. With a red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey towards an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. 


At the end of this unit of work, we will be writing our own adventure stories based on Journey.

Our Mastery Targets for Summer 2 are:

  • Use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
  • Use prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs to express time, place and cause
  • Group related ideas into paragraphs
  • Use a or an according to whether the next word begins with a noun or a consonant


In our shared reading sessions this term, we will be studying the 'illustrated atlas of Britain and Ireland' by Struan Reid and Megan Cullis. 

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Our Mastery Targets for Summer 2 are:

  • To retrieve and record information from non-fiction
  • To use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read
  • To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning


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In maths this half term, we will be focusing on time. We will;

  • learn Roman numerals up to 12
  • tell the time to 5 minutes and to the minute
  • read time on digit clock 
  • use a.m and p.m

In Year 3, we aim to grow our times tables knowledge by learning our 3,4,6 and 8 times tables off by heart. We will practise these alongside our 2s,5s and 10s which we learnt in Year 2. Please support your children with their recall. You may wish to use TTrockstars and URBrainy.

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PE Days

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In year 3, our PE days for this half term are Mondays and Fridays. Please come into school in your PE kit on these days. If the sun is shining, please remember to bring a sun hat and plenty of water. Sun cream should be applied before the school day. 

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Our PE topic for this half term are rounders and athletics. 



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