Silkmore Primary Academy

Year 3

Meet the teachers

Miss E Harcup

Hello! My name is Miss Harcup and I am the Year 3 class teacher.  Having joined the Silkmore family last year, I am excited to continue the exciting lessons and all the fantastic experiences provided for the children here. I love to engage children in discussion and group work, promoting key social skills and reflective thinking. 

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and going on walks with my partner. I have two mischievous kittens who always keep me entertained! I have also recently taken up archery and can often be found at my local club during the weekend. 

Miss Kinnersley and I am a learning support assistant for Year 3. My enjoyment is assisting the children to be able to understand a topic they may have struggled with previously.  

When I'm not at work I enjoy walking my dog, dog agility, going on holiday and spending time with family and friends.


As Year 3 is the first year in Key Stage 2, this is the year where the children begin to find their independence and experience different learning styles.

What We Teach

The content of the National Curriculum is delivered and built upon with discrete lessons, which allow children to learn the key knowledge and skills they need later in their journey with us.

In writing, we focus on a text for a half term, gleaning fantastic vocabulary and writing structure from expert authors, before using the text as a basis for our own writing.

In Maths we follow the White Rose planning and content. This is supplemented by weekly ‘Flashback’ sessions which allow pupils to re-visit previously taught content.

Our classroom learning is complemented by weekly PE sessions, Forest School sessions, AIM HIGH lessons and other National Curriculum subjects.

How you can help your child

If your child is in Year 3 you can support their learning by:

  • Practising their weekly spellings
  • Practising all the times tables to help children develop instant recall
  • Reading every day
  • Giving them opportunities to be independent at home
  • Allowing children to practise basic ICT skills such as typing, editing and presenting work
  • Supporting your child to access their home learning sites: Timestable Rock stars, Maths Seeds, Oxford Reading Buddy and Lexia.

Further information

Click here to take a look at the DT work Y3 have been up to during their recent 11B411 Create Something Amazing day.

Curriculum Summer 1

If you’d like any further information about Year 3, please contact the school.