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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

Welcome to the Year 3 class page. 
Your class teachers are Mrs Anderson and Mrs Buck. 
Your class LSAs are Miss Keen and Mrs Farrow. 

Below is some key information that you might need to refer to as the year progresses. Please feel free to contact me via email or call to the front office rather than at the end or start of the day and I will get back to you.


Please ensure that your child reads daily. It is expected that children are heard to read at home for at least 10-15 minutes a day. They should be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. It is important that they read to an adult/older sibling as often as possible. Please encourage your child to ask and to answer questions about their book and encourage them to give opinions about the book. Reading diaries must be signed by an adult each time they read at home.

Water Bottles

Our water fountains are currently switched off, so it is essential that children bring to school a bottle of water and take home their bottles at the end of the day. They can refill their bottles throughout the day.

Home Learning

You will find each term's Home Learning by clicking on the 'Our Learning' tab on the right.  Then select the correct term. We would like your child to complete as much Home Learning as possible on their TEAMS NOTEBOOK (use the date as a title of each piece).  This way, I have access to it all instantly. If your child is unable to access their Teams account, any written work can be emailed to the school office. Your child will still need to complete Maths Abacus/Active Learn activities online each week.


P.E lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school and will change into their PE kits at school. Make sure that your child's name is on all of their kit. Please ensure that your child has the correct indoor and outdoor kit, as the weather gets colder. Earrings must be taken out before PE lessons, either by the parent or the child. Staff are not permitted to do this.


Please click on our 'Our Learning' tab on the right to find our topic pages for each term.


Each week, as a part of their home learning, children will be expected to learn a set of spellings which they will be quizzed on Friday of the following week. These spellings are based on the Year Three and Four National Curriculum spelling list. Children should be encouraged to look for and learn spelling patterns in these words and other words. Please practise these regularly at home. It is more beneficial to work on spellings in short bursts; 5-10 minutes every day, rather than longer sessions. It is also very helpful to encourage your child to learn the meanings of these words (and other unfamiliar words) as well as helping them to develop their ability to apply these in context by writing a few sentences.

Pick up and drop off

If you would like to speak to the class teacher, please see her at pickup or dropoff or make an appointment via office for after school.

If you would like another adult to collect your child after school, you will need to inform the school office. The person collecting the child will also need the password in order to do so.


Please be reminded that children are not to bring in party bags or sweets.  Instead, we ask that a book is donated to our school/class library.