Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School


Welcome to our Class 3 webpage. Here, I hope you will find information that will support you and your child in their learning journey whilst in Class 3. Please feel free to see me at the start or end of the day and, if unable to, email the office where your email will be passed on to me accordingly. 


Monday: Spellings and maths homework sent home.

Tuesday: Y3s doing P.E. in school, Y4s swimming. 

Thursday AM: P.E. in school.

On Tuesday and Thursday, please ensure that children arrive to school in appropriate clothing for the activity, topic and weather whilst following the uniform policy.

Friday: Times table challenge and spelling test, and homework due in.

Please ensure reading books and planners are in school every day.


Spring term newsletter

Learning Challenges

Weekly Spellings


Link to our reading page.

At Barkston Ash, we are placing reading front and centre and striving to instil a love of reading for our students. Children will receive a 'reading scheme' book that will be changed regularly along with a 'free-read' from either the class or school library. Please support us in instilling a love of reading by listening to your child read regularly (10 minutes twice a week out loud) by discussing and asking questions about what they have read and sharing the books you enjoyed reading when you were their age. Even some special 1-on-1/3 time reading out loud to your child will help develop this love and passion.

Our as yet unnamed bear LOVES being read to - any photographs or videos of the bear being read to would be gratefully received either on Google Classroom or sent to the office. I'm looking forward to being able to put up lots of pictures of children reading in our reading area.

We have a subscription to Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. We access each on a daily basis but children would benefit from accessing these at home as well.

TTRs is great for building speed and resilience to times tables, and particularly important and helpful for a wide-range of areas in maths. 

Numbots is excellent for supporting the development of subitising and increasing recall speed for number bonds and addition/subtraction facts within 20. Please ensure children are accessing these as often as possible.


 This term, we are lucky to have our violin teacher teaching violin to us on a Tuesday morning. We have progressed from holding a violin and plucking strings to beginning to handle and use a bow to sound notes.

London Road, Barkston Ash, Nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9PS

01937 557373

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