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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three's Class Page

Here you can find key information for the year, extra support for your child and see the exciting things the children have been learning about.


Class teacher: Miss Hodby



Please use the following timetable for any Remote Learning

Other useful websites for Home Learning

Year Three had a wonderful day celebrating Pentecost. They learnt all about the special gifts given to us from the Holy Spirit and shared them with the school. 

Year Three have loved learning about and making volcanoes!

Year Three have enjoyed joining the other schools in the Hallam Diocese to celebrate the feast of the Ascension by gathering for a live Mass.

Year Three have tried really hard learning to tell the time

Venetian Carnival.mp4

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Improving our Map Skills

Year Three's Home Learning W.C 01.02.2021

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RE Home Learning

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This term for their home learning, Year Three have been learning all about the RE topic 'Journeys.' They started by exploring the special journey the Three Kings made to visit Jesus and learnt all about the importance of the Epiphany. They created their own messages from the kings, pictures or crowns to show their understanding. Year Three then looked at the journey of Jesus' life that Catholics explore each year. They designed their own liturgical calendars to help us to remember the changes in liturgical colours. They went on to focus on certain parts of the Church year- with one main focus being the feasts of Mary. The children all focused on why Mary is such an important role in the Bible and why we pray to her today. The children have also been learning about the journey we think of when saying the rosary. The children have made their own rosary beads to help them to follow the journey through the various decades.

Year Three's Art and Design Home Learning

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Year Three have loved being creative at home. For our seaside topic they have created floating boats, designed lighthouses and beach huts that you would find in Whitby and have also created many wonderful creatures you would find under the sea.

Year Three Seaside Art Home Learning

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Year Three have tried exceptionally hard with their seaside art work. They have focused on using different paints and bright colours. They will be moving onto pointillist art work over the next few weeks, using artist George Seurat as inspiration.

Year Three have been enjoying reading 'Buried Alive' by Jacqueline Wilson remotely.


Year Three have loved reading their class text 'Buried Alive' by Jacqueline Wilson. 

Join Miss Elstub at 2pm every Monday and 2:30pm Tuesday-Friday on TEAMS to listen to the next chapter.

I wonder what will happen next for Tim and his family... it definitely isn't the quiet holiday he expected....


Year Three Important Information


The school day- school starts at 9.00am with the school gates opening at 8.35am

- School ends at 3.25pm

- Please ensure the office staff have your up to date contact details

- Please ring the office if your child will be absent 

Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform


PE - PE is currently taught on Wednesday mornings so please ensure all children have PE kits in school. Jewellery must be removed for PE so if your child cannot remove their own earrings, please take them out before school. Please can children bring in PE clothing for both indoor and outdoor learning throughout the year.


Homework - Homework is given out on Fridays and should be returned on Fridays. Homework club is available by request on lunch times for children who are unable to complete it at home or who need some additional support. Homework will be provided both via Class Dojo and as paper copies.


Reading books- Please can children bring their books to school every day and can they try to read at home as much as possible. At Holy Family we are passionate about inspiring life long readers!


School uniform - We pride ourselves on the appearance of our children. Please help us to maintain this by ensuring all children attend in the correct uniform, including school shoes. 

What parents could do to help...


 - Encourage your child to read every single day

 - Encourage your child to practise their times tables as much as possible

 - Encourage your child to look at and spell the 300 High Frequency Words and Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 spelling lists

 - Encourage your child to write (maybe keep a daily diary)

 - Encourage your child to talk if they have any problems

 - Encourage your child to play, imagine and have fun! 

Carols Around the Crib Holy Family

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Enterprise Week

Year Three really enjoyed creating their wooly hat Christmas decorations for Enterprise week. They completed everything completely independently from start to finish and even wrote instructions to follow if anyone else wanted to make the same item.

Anti- Bullying Week

To help introduce Anti- bullying week, the children came into school wearing odd socks. This led to discussions about how it is ok to be different and how we are all unique. The children also enjoyed creating their own friendship poems. 

Black History 

For our Black History learning this year, the children has a very thought provoking discussion about black celebrities and superheroes and what changes need to be made for everyone to feel more equal.

They then went on to explore Martin Luther King Jr and create their own 'I have a dream' speeches. The children really enjoyed sharing their ideas and opinions. 


Remembrance Day

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Year Three helped to commemorate Remembrance day by making their own poppies to add to the school display. They also  rewrote the Kit Wright poem 'I will put in the box,' but focused on what we would put in a special box to remember the people who died for us in battle. The children spent time outside next to our 'Flanders field' to remember and reflect through prayer.

Awesome Ancient Egyptians

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This term the children are learning all about the amazing Ancient Egyptians.We have learnt about why the Egyptians had pyramids. The children especially enjoyed learning about mummification. They even made their own mummies and sarcophagus'.




Home Learning

Please find weekly homework and updates on our class Dojo page every Friday. This is also where you can contact Miss Hodby.

Terrific at Timestables!

Year Three have been working hard on their times tables. They are trying hard to learn them at home at school. These are the times tables they need to know by the end of Year Three:

2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 4s, 6s, 8s, 25s, 50s, 100s.

Challenge accepted!!!


Some of our children are now beginning their Year Four times tables:

11s, 12s, 9s and 7s.