Class 3 

Teachers                              Mr D Bond, Miss C Mann (Student) and Mrs S Haslam (Friday Afternoon)

Teaching Assistants     Mr Lockwood, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Bramley

So far this term we will be learning all about our local area, and will be learning about areas abroad in our topic Home and Away. We have enjoyed learning lots about the area we live in and are looking forward to learning about places on the other side of the world!

In literacy we will firstly be writing instructions on how to cross the road safely. Thanks to road safety week we are now experts at crossing the road safely and would like to prove this by writing instructions for other children so that they know how to cross the road safely too. We will also be writing stories in familiar settings and will take a particular focus on the settings around us in Hoylandswaine. We will be going on a walk around Hoylandswaine describing the setting we are in and will link this closely to our topic work. We will also be conveying an image through poetry - maybe on our walk in and around Hoylandswaine. We will be inspired to convey the image of beautiful, wild flowers in our local area through poetry! Amongst all this literacy, we will also be learning lots of SPaG that will help us become very technical writers!

In maths we will be continuing our work on fractions, as well as looking at properties of shape and statistics, along with our work on financial education. Maybe we could present data on how many species of flowers we see on our walk around the village?

As well as our work with Mr Bond and Mrs Haslam, we will be working with Miss Lockwood our Sports Coach in PE and other specialist teachers in RE, Computing, Music and French during the week. To find out more about what we will be learning, please feel free to download our Curriculum Letter below and take a look.

We would just like to remind you of a few things…


PE Kit


Hand in topic homework


Spelling homework given to Year 4s (and hand in the following Tuesday)


Spelling homework given to Year 3s (and hand in the following Thursday)


PE Kit

Spellings are given out on a Tuesday for Year 4s and Thursday for Year 3s to practise over the week. These are to be handed in on the corresponding day the week after.

For homework the children will receive a sheet for each term with tasks related to the topic. Homework is to be handed in as necessary on a Tuesday. Please see the Homework Letter below for more information.

Thank you for visiting us and we hope you come back and see us soon!

Manchester Airport Visit

We had a fantastic visit to the Manchester Airport Viewing Park and Terminal 2. We started on the DC10 aircraft and learned about careers and jobs at the airport. This then lead us into some dress up and becoming pilots in the cockpit! We then ventured into the hanger and had a walk around Concorde! It was a great experience. After lunch next to the runway we made our way to Terminal 2 where we visited the VIP Lounge in the Radisson Blu Hotel. The views were stunning! We then looked at how the airport works and saw what we learned in the morning in practise. We even saw lots of money in the Bureau Exchange. We all enjoyed our trip and look forward to doing work based around this over the coming weeks.

Maths Videos

This half term we will be concentrating on multiplication and division. To help, watch these fantastic videos made by Mrs Powdrill to support you with your work.

Long division can be quite tricky in Years 3 and 4. Find a step to success sheet to help you!

 Long Division Steps to Success.pdfDownload
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Important Letters and Information

Summer term documents are now available below.

 Class 3 Homework Summer 2019 - Home and Away.pdfDownload
 Home and Away Parent Curriculum Letter.pdfDownload
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Advice for Parents

You might be wondering how you can help your child at home with the work that we do in school. There are a number of ways that you can support with their reading, writing and maths. We have attached a grammar glossary, times table support (including the golden 50) and reading questions to ask your child when they're reading to you at home.

 Class 3 Grammar Glossary.pdfDownload
 Golden 100.pdfDownload
 Golden 50.pdfDownload
 Times Table Speed Test Year 4.pdfDownload
 Times Tables - Beat the Clock Year 3.pdfDownload
 Year 3 - Reading with your Child Parent Advice.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Reading with your Child Parent Booklet.pdfDownload
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Local History Walks

Over the Spring Term we have enjoyed learning all about our local area with Miss Mann. We have found out all about the Nail Forge, Cannon Hall and the Huskar Pit Disaster. As part of our learning we found out about the history of Hoylandswaine led by our very clever historian governor Mrs Blair. To support our literacy work on stories in familiar settings and poetry, we met with Danny G Clarke and explored Pye Flatts meadow. It's one of only 3% left in the entire country and he had lots to tell us. Both visits really helped with our work and broadened our horizons to how our local area is really so fascinating.

Year 3 Spellings

Thursday 13th June Spelling Rule: Adding im- to root words beginning with m or p

Your test will be held on Thursday 20th June.

Thursday 20th June Spelling Rule: Homophones

Your test will be held on Thursday 27th June.

This video is for Unit 2 Spellings
 Class 3 - Homophones - 18-20.06.19.pdfDownload
 Year 3 - Unit 2 - Adding im- to root words beginning with m or p Consolidation.pdfDownload
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Year 4 Spellings

Tuesday 11th June  Spelling Rule: Words ending in zhuh spelt -sure

Your test will be held on Tuesday 18th June. 

Tuesday 18th June Spelling Rule: Homophones

Your test will be held on Tuesday 25th June.

This video is for Unit 2 Spellings
 Class 3 - Homophones - 18-20.06.19.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Unit 2 Spellings - Words ending in zhuh spelt -sure - Consolidation.pdfDownload
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