Merton Bank Primary School

'Never less than our best'

School Roper Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ


Welcome to Year 3

Caring          Respect          Empathy          Courage         Resilience         

Our Year 3 Team 

Teacher – Miss Ashworth

Teaching Assistants – Miss Ranson and Mrs Parylo

Welcome to Year 3 

Year Three is welcoming and nurturing classroom, where exciting and engaging learning experiences take place. We aim to create an inclusive and nurturing environment, where each child’s unique strengths and interests are valued, respected and supported throughout their learning journey at Merton Bank. Our vision for our classroom, is to foster a love for learning, curiosity and critical thinking skills. We prioritise the mental health and well-being of all pupils. We actively promote positive self-talk, resilience and a growth mindset. Children will be encouraged to embrace challenges, learn from mistakes and develop a positive attitude towards learning. 


We have PE every Monday and Friday– please ensure that your child attends school on these days in their PE kit.  On these days children must wear the following PE uniform: white polo shirt/ t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/pumps. We expect high standards of PE kits, please contact a staff member if you require any support.


We encourage children to read at home every night to develop good habits and make the best progress.  Every Friday, we will be sending home a list of weekly spelling for your child to practise. We kindly request that you to encourage your child to regularly practise at least three times a week. 

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is open from 8.15am, School will begin at 8.45am for all children. Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 will enter through the Roper Street entrance.

Collecting your child

Please collect your child from the school playground which can be accessed from the Roper Street gate. The gate will be open between 3.15 and 3.25pm each day. 

Autumn Term 2  

Take a look at some of the exciting learning in Year 3 during Autumn Term 2023

Stone Age Pottery

This term, one of our key curriculum focuses was the Stone Age, which we explored in writing, history and art. We explored different artists and shared our likes and dislikes of their work before crafting our own Stone Age pot, truly immersing ourselves in the wonders of this ancient era. 

Non-Chronological Reports

Year 3, have been hard a work researching and writing a non-chronological report on the Stone Age. They’ve identified key features, delved into detailed research and organised information into well-structured paragraphs with appropriate sub-headings. Finally, they created their very own non-chronological report showcasing their understanding of the Stone Age.

Saints Community Development Foundation 

This term, Year 3 have been lucky enough to participate in PE lessons delivered by the Saints Community Development Foundation. The professional coaches have helped the children to develop their skills, teamwork and sportsmanship on the field.