Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Class 3 

Teachers                              Miss Shepherd

Teaching Assistant        Mrs Thomas 

Welcome to the start of our spectacular new school year.... I’m so excited to be able to welcome everyone back to school, after a very unusual previous academic year! I missed being able to complete the year as a class unit, but look forward to seeing everyone return, whether in this class or another!

This is the term when we all settle into our new classrooms, become familiar with our new friends, new routines and have lots of fun in our class bubble! This year Class 3 is really lucky to have Mrs Thomas supporting us on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Monday and Thursday afternoons throughout the week. It’s going to be a great year!

Our first exciting topic for this year is Empires and Kingdoms, so we're going to enjoy finding out about how different civilisations lived and evolved. It will be interesting to discover about these historical times and contrast this with the modern living that we are now familiar with. Please see the curriculum document (will be added soon) on this web page for more detailed information about the aspects of learning we’ll be focussing upon in the autumn term.

In literacy we’ll be exploring a range of text types and will start our year with a focus on reading, handwriting and SPaG. In maths we’ll focus on understanding place value (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones), followed by addition and subtraction with a weekly shape, space and measure lesson incorporated. Multiplication will also be a huge focus this year, especially for the Year 4’s, who will undertake a statutory timed multiplication test at the end of the year. Each week children will challenge themselves with the Golden 50 (ten minute timed activity focussed on multiplication and division facts recall). When children achieve 50/50 the time to complete this will be reduced by two minute intervals. We will also undertake a half termly mega maths challenge which is about the recall of multiplication and division facts.  

Spellings will be sent home weekly and will be available to download from the website too. For further information about topic homework see the downloadable document on this web page (will be added soon).

We look forward to working with you in partnership. As always thanks for your support; together we’ll ensure your child continues to flourish and achieve. Let’s hope 2020-21 is less eventful and we can all complete this together. Keep smiling everyone.


Welcome letter

 Welcome letter Class 3 20_21.pdfDownload
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 Class 3 Homework Autumn 2020 - Empires and Kingdoms.pdfDownload
 Empires and Kingdoms Curriculum map.pdfDownload
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 Year 3 4- CE 3.pdfDownload
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Maths Videos

To help understand the maths strategies used in school, watch these fantastic videos made by Mrs Powdrill.

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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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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Year 3 Spellings

Units 2 & 3

Year 4 Spellings

Units 2 & 3