St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037

Year 3

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! (Chronicles 16:11)

Welcome to Year 3! The year 3 team consists of: 


Mr Whelan


       Miss Haider

  Mrs Akhtar



Mr. Whelan, Miss Akhtar, and I are thrilled and honored to welcome your children to another year at St. Anne's. We are committed to providing them with a nurturing and enriching environment where they can flourish academically and spiritually.

At St. Anne's, we believe in fostering holistic development, and this year in Year 3 is a crucial part of your child's journey. We aim to build upon the solid foundation they established in Key Stage 1, nurturing their academic growth while also focusing on their spiritual and personal development.

We understand that each child is unique, and we are committed to supporting their individual growth and development. Together, we will create a positive and inclusive classroom community where every child feels valued and respected.

As we embark on this academic and spiritual journey together, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Your children's potential is boundless, and we are here to help them unlock it.

Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of educating and nurturing your children. We look forward to a year filled with growth, learning, and memorable moments.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to write a message in the planners which are checked daily, or speak to me after school when the children are being dismissed. If this is an inconvenience, feel free to arrange a meeting with myself through the school office.

Miss Haider

our class saint - saint martin de porres

Feast Day  - 3 November.

St. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579.

Martin spent long hours in prayer. When he was 15, he asked to join the Dominican Convent of the Rosary in Lima and was allowed to join as a servant boy. He was eventually moved up to the church officer in charge of distributing money to deserving poor.

Later, Martin was assigned to the hospital where he would remain in charge until his death. He became known for his careful and patient care for the sick, even in the most difficult situations.

Martin's life reflected his great love for God and all of God's gifts. It is said he had many extraordinary abilities, miraculous and spiritual knowledge and an excellent relationship with animals.

When Martin was 60 years old, he became very ill and he passed away on November 3, 1639.

Always consider others as more holy

and more worthy than you,

at the same time strive to be as

holy as you can be. 

Key Information

Our Curriculum

Long Term Overview 2023/2024

You can find our curriculum overviews for each half term here;

Autumn 1 - Are All Positions Equal?

Autumn 2 - Are we scarring or cultivating the earth? 

Spring 1 - What are our responsibilities in God’s World? 

Spring 2 - Who has God called us to be? 

Summer 1 - How do we know about history if it is not written down? 

You can also refer to the documentA Guide to Online Learning.


This half term, children will be going swimming on Wednesday. They will need to bring their swimming costumes with them to get changed. 



  • Reading – Every night, must be evidenced in the reading diary with a signature and at least two comments a week. 
  • Spellings – Set on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. 
  • Maths/English – Set on a Friday, due in on a Monday. 
  • Times Tables Rock Stars – to be completed at least 3 times a week. 

Other Projects

  • Curriculum Tasks (R.E./Science/Topic/Themed) 

Other curriculum tasks may be set for your child throughout the year and your child will be informed when these will need to be returned.

Homework should be handed in on a Monday. Any queries or issues can be addressed on a Monday morning. If extra support is needed then please write a message in the planner so the class team can support your child.


We look to Jesus as our guide in praying and learning. Here you will see some of the wonderful experiences we have shared together in Year 3.


Year 3 engaged in a wonderful learning experience with Metro Bank's "Money Zone" workshop. In three informative sessions, they delved into the vital topics of Banking, Saving, and Budgeting. 

Year 3 explored key teachings from the Old Testament.

Artists at work during our Ancient Egypt unit.

While solving place value problems our mathematicians were using base 10 to support their learning.

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We held a St Anne's Geography Awareness Week in November and in Year 3 we focused on caring for God's creation. Year 3 visited the local park to observe and evaluate how the park is being used and then thought about how we could make better use of the area.



Year 3 took part in a range of activities and found out lots of different information about different countries during their Geography Passport Day.



                                       Year 3 made beautiful Bambinelli models using clay to mark the third week of Advent.  These models will be blessed during Mass and we will then take them home to our families.



Year 3 have enjoyed taking part in our daily Advent virtual retreats, with Dan and Emily from One Life Music.  We have joined together in prayer and reflection during our Advent journey.

Year 3 are currently completing their Reconciliation unit of work.  We have reflected upon the choices we make in our daily lives and have thought about the importance of forgiveness.

useful pages on our website


Our Values and Mission

Class Prayers

Home Learning

Values and Virtues

Wednesday Word