• Meridian
  • Primary School
  • Comberton, Cambridge
  • Learning for life, striving for excellence

Birch - Year 3

Class Overview

Welcome to our Birch Class page. We are a friendly and hardworking class who enjoy learning. You can find us across the courtyard area from Reception, next to Sycamore Class. Miss Ramsay is our teacher on Monday to Thursday and Mrs Swift is our teacher on Fridays. Miss Tinkler and Mrs Taneja support us with our learning everyday and on a Thursday afternoon Miss Gourley teaches us  Spanish and Mrs Talbot teaches us Music. 


The Birch Class email address is 



Year 3 children are expected to continue to develop their independent working behaviours and become more responsible for their own learning. We learn in a variety of different ways, taking our direction from the National Curriculum. We enjoy asking questions, having interesting discussions and learning through doing.


Our topic for the Summer Term 2 is Railways. You can find out more about what Birch Class will be learning on our Topic Web, ready to download below.



As well as practising reading, spelling, times tables and number bonds regularly, we are given a homework menu of activities to choose from each half term. We are expected to complete at least 3 of these activities over the half term and should hand each one in as it is completed. 


Please see the bottom of the page, where you will be able to download a copy of the homework menu for Summer Term 2.



Spellings are sent home on a Thursday and we will be tested on the words the following Wednesday. It will really help us if we practise spellings and times tables every week!



PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. We need to bring a PE kit to school to change into. We could wear a school jumper or plain fleece and leggings or tracksuit trousers to keep us warm on cooler days. Long hair needs to be tied back and no jewellery should be worn.


Supporting your child

Regular reading with your child is so important as it supports learning across every single area of the curriculum. Please spend some time discussing the text with your children. For fiction texts, discuss the genre, plot, characters, endings, language used etc. For non-fiction texts, discuss the type of text, its purpose, audience and structure. 


In Maths we will focus on the instant recall of times tables and number bonds. Children are expected to have a quick recall of all times tables from 1x - 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.



Year 3 will be visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum on Friday 12th January.

Birch Class Assembly will be on Thursday 18th January.

Year 3 Ancient Egyptian Museum will be open to the public on Wednesday 14th February


Useful Resources and grammar



Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings

Meet the Teacher Birch Class Handout

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MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD