Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 3

We are York Class!


Class Teachers: Mrs Thomas and Mrs Smith

Teaching Assistant: Miss Cannon


During this term the children will continue to be taught mastery maths in order to gain a greater depth of a mathematical understanding.
The children will be using practical methods wherever possible to help them with their work. The Mathletics  https://login.mathletics.com/  and TT Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/35585 websites are great resources that your child can use at home to accelerate the pace of their learning in maths. We will be having a times tables test each week on a Friday.




 We will continue to reinforce our Rainbow Grammar knowledge and make sure that the class applies this to their writing. Our Literacy will link with our topic work and the genre focus for this term will be explanation texts and newspaper reports.


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 term we will be investigating the question 'Does technology make our lives better?'

We will explore this question through all of our foundation subjects and PSHE and RE will weave throughout our learning. We plan to complete many practical activities and have lots of fun along the way! We will link this with 3 very important concept words; progress, choice and common good.

Other Subjects

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


They will also be learning Music on a Tuesday morning with Mr Bradley.


On Thursday afternoon the children will continue with topic work and are very excited to be taught by Mrs Peace!


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



 We also have a selection of online activities on Mathletics and TT rockstars.  Spellings will be tested every Friday along with times tables test which will also take place on a Friday. 


* 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