Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Class 3 

Teacher                            Miss Clarke

Classroom Support Assistant      Mrs Ogden 


Welcome to the start of our fantastic new school year.... I’m so excited to be able to welcome everyone back to school!

This is the term when we all settle into our new classroom together, become familiar with our new friends, new routines and have lots of fun together! This year Class 3 is really lucky to have Mrs Odgen supporting us Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.15am - 12.15pm and 9.35am-12.15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Autumn term

We'll be exploring our topic focus: Vicious Vikings. As historians we will enjoy finding out about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons. As geographers we'll revisit our map skills and understanding of the world we live in. To find out more about the different aspects of the curriculum that we'll cover this term see the autumn curriculum document further down this page. 


In literacy we'll explore adventure stories such as How to Train you Dragon and The Witches. We will also explore how to write persuasively as well as looking at the Brilliant Book The Grotlyn, and performing poetry. Our maths will consolidate learning from the previous year to create a strong foundations to build on when starting back. We will begin the year 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 Thursday afternoon, so you will need to wear your PE kit on a Thursday please. Also, remember no jewellery for PE, so please remove earrings before Thursday, so the sessions can be undertaken safely. 


Each week children will challenge themselves with the Golden 50 or 100 (ten minute timed activity focussed on multiplication and division facts recall). When children achieve 100%, 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. Additionally the Year 4’s will undertake a statutory timed multiplication test at the end of the year.  


Spellings will be sent home weekly and will be available to download from the website too. Each week children will have a cloze paragraph to apply their spelling knowledge to in context. The new spelling sheet will have the subsequent weeks spellings highlighted to show the spellings which still need further practice. The topic homework will be added soon to this website to download.


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


Let's enjoy our first term together! 


Week 3 (tested on 17/09/21)

 Year 3 4 - CE 1.docxDownload
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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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