Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 3

We are the Venus Class!

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Class Teacher: Mrs Allen

Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Peace, Mrs Atkinson



This term, our topic will be The Romans. We will look at Roman civilisation and Roman battles. We will make different weapons and recreate our very own roman battle. Portals to the Past are coming to our school Thursday 28th June to put on a Roman day where the children will have chance to dress up as Romans and learn all about Romans.

During this term the children will continue to be taught mastery maths in order to gain a greater depth of a mathematical understanding. We will be learning place about time, fractions and shape. The children will be using practical methods to measure and read different scales. Then, the children will be using the bar model to solve problems linked to these topics.



This term, we will be reading different quest stories, and creating our own Roman quest story. In grammar, we will be focusing on using inverted commas and  writing expanded noun phrases. We will also continue to reinforce our Rainbow Grammar capability, and continue to ensure that this knowledge is applied to the children's writing.


Your child will bring home spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their reading diaries four times per week.



This half term, we will be using Purple Mash on laptops to create branching databases which link to our science topic, Living Things and their Habitats.

We will also continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely.  Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.


Other Subjects
Year 3 PE takes place on Tuesday mornings.  The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week. 


In Science, we are learning about Living things and their Habitats. As part of this topic, we will be conducting a mini-beast hunt around the school grounds. We will also be creating food chains and branching databases.


In R.E., the children are learning about Sikhism. We will be focusing on the topics: what makes a leader worth following? What is the purpose and value of a sacred place? Can religions help build a fair world?


In MFL, the children will be having an introduction in to the language of Mandarin Chinese. 

In music, the children are learning how to compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments. 


* P.E. will normally take place on Monday and Tuesday. However, we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.
* Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time.  They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for snack on Fridays.
* Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers.
* Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school.  Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes - but we have not been fooled!


Homework is handed out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Thursday.  Spellings will be tested every FridayTwo dojos will be given to children who hand their homework in early. 


On Thursday 28th June, Portals to the Past will be visiting our school to provide a fun-filled Roman day for years 3 and 4.



Our celebration of learning will be on Thursday 12th July at 1:30pm


There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a few that you might find useful:

This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.

This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about English, Maths and Science.

A wonderful website that the children have login details for.  Please encourage them to use the site and complete their homework activities