Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Class 3 

Teacher                            Miss Clarke

Classroom Support Assistant      Ms Claydon 


Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely break over the Easter Holidays. Summer term is here and we have lots of exciting thing in store in Class 3. We are very lucky to have Ms Claydon supporting us in class every morning. 



We'll be exploring our topic focus: Music, to develop our, listening, singing, composing and performing skills.

 In literacy  

In literacy we’ll continue to focus on reading, handwriting and SPaG, to begin the term we'll explore Poetry looking at the reading and writing of poetry before focusing on one area to be able to develop our performances. 

Our maths will consolidate learning from the previous terms to create a strong foundations to build on when starting back. We will begin the term by focusing on place value and the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We'll still keep a huge focus on wellbeing, relationships and mental health, alongside all other learning. 


Miss Lockwood will be continuing her sports coach role and PE will continue to be delivered on a Friday afternoon, so you will need to wear your PE kit on a Friday please. Also, remember no jewellery for PE, so please remove earrings before Friday, so the sessions can be undertaken safely. 


Each week children will challenge themselves on TTRS sound check to see how many questions they can get out of 25. Every day we will practise our times tables for 10 minutes. Fluency in mental multiplication and division skills has shown through research to support all areas of maths. Additionally the Year 4’s will undertake a statutory timed multiplication test at the end of the year and revising these through different activities and methods will support them to undertake this. 


Spellings will be sent home weekly via the Seesaw app. Each week children will have a cloze paragraph to apply their spelling knowledge to in context. 


As always, please keep up with reading, Sumdog or TT Rockstars as this will support the children's learning in school.


Looking forward to working together in the Summer term! 

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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