Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 3

We are Japan Class!

Class Teacher: Mrs Allen

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Skinner



This term, our topic will be India! We will have the opportunity to learn some Bhangra dancing, as well as visit a Hindu temple. We will  also be investigating what it would be like to live in India, including explaining how our lives vary due to the weather. We will also be creating some beautiful Indian-inspired artwork by using a range of media to create traditional patterns on Indian elephants.

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 about place value, addition and subtraction. The children will be using practical methods to help them with their work. Then, the children will then be using the bar model to solve problems linked to these topics.



This term, we will be communicating information about the local area through writing reports and diaries. We will also be writing persuasive leaflets about India.

 In grammar, we will be focusing on using adverbs and using the present perfect tense. 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. Additional dojos will be handed out to children who remember to do this.



This half term, we will be communicating information about Clay Cross to our partner school in India, the Inspiration School. We will be doing this by creating a Newsflash report using iMovie.

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 R.E. this term, the children will be comparing Hinduism and Christianity. They will be exploring the question: what can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?


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


A menu of homework is handed out each term. We also have a selection of online activities on Purple Mash and Mathletics.  Spellings will be tested every Friday. Twenty dojos will be given to children who complete the termly homework. 


On Thursday 20th September, years 3 and 4 will be having a fascinating trip to a Hindu temple.


* P.E. will normally take place on 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!



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