Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Welcome to Year 3


The adults working in Y3 are Mrs Smith, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Cannon and Miss Colley 

Mrs Thomas will teach Monday to Wednesday and alternate Thursday mornings

Mrs Smith will teach Thursday and Friday.

Ash will be in every Thursday teaching PE


We are looking forward to working with the Year 3 children and we know they are going to make fantastic progress and have some fun along the way.  They have settled in really well this week and have really impressed us.

Our Learning

This term, our project is 'Is there really no place like home?'  Within this project, the children will explore and locate world countries using maps to focus on Europe, specifically England and Italy.  The children will compare these countries and identify famous landmarks.  They will also compare the population and climate of the two countries, identifying tectonic plates and volcanic activity specifically around Italy.  Our project will centre around three concept words: strength, community and tradition.  The children will be exploring what these words mean and making links between these words and their learning.

Spelling Shed

We will continue to use Spelling Shed for teaching spellings.  Every Friday, children will be tested on their spellings and be given new spellings for the following week.  These spellings can then be practised by playing games online and earning points.  Spellings will be practised in school but they will need to be practised at home too.

Your child's Spelling Shed login can be found in the first page of their Reading Record Book.


It is essential that children continue to have regular reading practice at home.  Listening to Year 3 children is still as important as ever as it helps them to improve their fluency and intonation when reading.  As well as reading books, children can read anything that interests them and also access Bug Club.

Please listen to your child read at least three times as week and then fill in an entry of their Reading Record Book.  We will check records regularly and children will receive stars for their jars.  When children have finished their books, they can change them after checking with a grown up.


Year 3 will have PE on Thursday with Ash.  The children will need to come to school in their PE kit and will

need a jumper or hoody for the cooler weather.  Earrings will need to be removed for PE unless they are

newly-pierced, in which case they can be taped up before school for the first six weeks.

They will also have PE every other Monday with Mrs Thomas.  This starts on Monday 19th September.

 Times Table Rockstars

 We will be using TT Rockstars again this year and children are encouraged to access this at home to support

their times tables learning.  Children should be confident in their x2, x5 and x10 for Y3. 



We will be using Seesaw again this year to set work for children and as a link between school and home so teachers and parents/carers can communicate easily with one another.  Parents/carers can also access Seesaw to see some of the work that the children have been completing during lesson time.

Please let school know if you are struggling to connect to Seesaw so we can help you with this.