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Holy Family Catholic Primary School



01229 828018


Welcome to Year 3

 Mrs Kendall is the class teacher in Year 3 with Mr Bowker teaching PE, computing and DT.  


Maths - The children all have a login for Times Tables Rockstars and are expected to access the site at home to practice their times tables.

SPAG - Spelling and grammar homework will be set on the Active Learn website and children are expected to login and complete the challenges each week. 

Spelling - Every Monday a new list of 10 spellings will be added to the school jotter app in the Year 3 section.  The children will be working on these spellings in class but should also learn them at home ready for a spelling check on Friday mornings. 

Reading - All children should be bringing home their reading books and reading journals every day and are encouraged to read independently every night for 10 minutes.  

 Times Tables

During Year 3, the children are expected to learn and become secure in the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  These tables will be taught during maths lessons but we will also need to practised on a regular basis at home.  Please encourage your child to login to TT Rockstars to practise their recall and speed of all times tables learnt so far.  If you need a login reminder, please don't hesitate to ask.


In Year 3, reading becomes a much more independent activity and we strive to foster a love of books through all of our lessons and in the reading books chosen by the children.  All children have been given a reading book and reading journal to track their reading.  Children will read independently in class and will be listened to by an adult each week.  I encourage the children to read through their stage reading books twice to ensure understanding of the text.  Following that, they will complete a review sheet that asks them to write a short summary of the plot and their thoughts on the book.  All children who are beyond ORT stage 10 will become a free reader and can choose appropriate books from the school library as their reading book.


PE will take place on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.  Children will need to have their PE kit in school at all times.  All earrings must be removed before school on these days unless your child can remove their own earrings and hair must be tied up.

Tennis & Swimming

For the first half term, Year 3 will be walking to Hoops for Tennis lessons every Monday morning.  The children will need to bring tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a warm jumper as the sports hall gets very cold.   After half term, Year 3 will be having swimming lessons every Monday morning.

Outdoor Day

Thursday is our outdoor day and we will spend the majority of the day learning outside whatever the weather!  Children are to come to school in clothing suitable for outdoor learning and must bring a waterproof coat and wellies.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to come and speak to me either before or after school. 

Mrs Kendall