St Helen's Primary School

St. Helen's Primary School


Class 4 (Year 3) - Mrs Dignen


Welcome to Class 4 (Year 3).

My name is Mrs Dignen– I am the class teacher in Class 4. Ms Salmons is the teaching assistant.

It is our priority to ensure your child's safety, promote wellbeing and make learning enjoyable and engaging! We have a range of fun topics ahead of us this year including: The Railways (and in particular, George Stephenson) in history, Forces and Magnets in science and textiles in art.

Year 3 is a very important year as children transition into Key Stage 2. We will be spending a lot of time building on skills and knowledge developed during their time in year 2. We will begin to prepare for the end of year 4 Multiplication Check, starting with the 3, 4 and 8 times tables, whilst developing the children's knowledge of 2's, 5's and 10's.




Your child will bring home a reading book every day. Please listen to them read and make a comment in their reading record. The reading record also has suggested questions that you could ask your child about the book they are reading. Both your child’s reading book and their reading record should be returned to school every morning.


Your child will bring home spellings on a Monday which will focus on a new spelling rule for the current week. There will be up to 20 words and 10 of them will be selected for the Friday's spelling test. Children should practise these spellings each night alongside our spelling lessons in school. Spelling sheets do not need to be returned to school.

Maths and English

Your child will bring home Maths or English work which will consolidate learning from the previous week. This work should be completed and returned to school by the date provided on the top of the worksheet.



Class 4 start the academic year with swimming lessons on a Monday morning as part of their statutory requirement. Your child will need: a swimming costume/swimming shorts (not loose), swimming cap and a towel.

In addition, weekly PE lessons will take place every Wednesday. Children can come to school on this day wearing their PE kit and do not need to bring a change of clothes. PE kit consists of black shorts, a white t-shirt and appropriate footwear.

We are always available on the playground before and after school, if you have any questions or worries please let us know.