Coates Primary School

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Goldfinches – Year 3

Welcome to the Goldfinches Class!


Hello my name is Mrs Saberton-Kitch and I teach Year 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays and some Wednesdays. I have been teaching for 16 years and I've taught in both KS1 and KS2. In my free time I like having fun and making memories with my daughter. I am looking forward to our exciting year ahead and being one of your teachers in Year 3.


Hello, my name is Mrs Baxter. I have been teaching at Coates for a few years now. I have been teaching for many years before that across both KS1 & 2. I am very excited to be starting a new year in the Goldfinches class on Thursdays and Fridays (and some Wednesdays) I love to spend my spare time with my family. We enjoy walking, travelling and watching films


We have some really interesting topics to look forward to this academic year:

Autumn 1- Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Rocks

Autumn 2- Stone - Iron Age

Spring 1- Settlements

Spring 2- Ancient Egypt

Summer 1 -The UK

Summer 2 -Ancient Maya


PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays, please make sure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit and that it is suitable for the weather.


Useful Information

  • Children are expected to read regularly and bring their reading book and diary to school every day.
  • Homework is uploaded to Google Classroom every Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. 
  • Spellings are sent home every Thursday and your child will be tested on these the Thursday after they have been set.
  • If your child is having a school dinner then please share the different options available to them so that they know whether they are having the meat, vegetarian, jacket potato or pick 'n' mix option.



For the main focus of homework we would like to see the children reading, spelling and practising their number skills. We have some school linked websites to support this, and we hope you are able to support your child in accessing these at least once a week. The links are as follows:

Bug Club - 

Times Tables Rockstars:

(If you need password resets or a reminder of your logins please come and see one of us).


Useful Websites with Games to Support the Children’s Learning:


Phonics and Reading:


Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Saberton Kitch and Mrs Baxter






Words to learn to read and spell: Consolidate Year 2 and begin Year 3 and 4 words

Times tables expectations: To recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables