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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three

Teacher: Miss McBride

Teaching Assistant: Miss C Ellams



A huge warm welcome to all Year 3 children, parents and visitors. We are incredibly pleased and excited about working with you this year and taking you on a journey through time with our exciting immersive curriculum. If at any moment in the year you need to speak to myself or Miss Ellams, please don't hesitate to approach us either before or after school with any queries you have; we will try our best to help you. 


I look forward to finding out about all the children's interests and talents, and seeing them flourish throughout the year!


Miss McBride


Year Three welcome prayer:

Lord Jesus,

I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.

Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings you put before me.

Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings.

Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.

Give me a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with my studies and courage to accept new opportunities.

Help me to be attentive to my teachers and let me experience Your presence in my new friends.

Jesus, inspire me to do my best this year!

General school information

  • School starts at 9:00am with the school gates opening at 8:35am
  • Breakfast club starts at 8:00am and the gates will be closed at 8:15am for breakfast club attendees.
  • Please inform the office if your child is absent. 
  • All children need to be in the correct school uniform each day, including black school shoes. 


Year 3 key information

Reading - Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that the planner is signed by an adult. Children will need to bring their reading book and planner back to school each day. 


Spellings - Every Monday, all children will receive a new spelling list based on spelling rules/patterns which will have been our focus in class. Please can all children learn the given spellings ready for our Friday spelling tests. 


Homework - All children will be given weekly English or maths homework. This is to be completed and returned to school as required. 


PE - PE will take place every Thursday and Friday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black/ Navy shorts and trainers. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate in this key subject. 


As always, thank you for your continued support.

Please don't hesitate to contact me at school if you have any questions or concerns.


Miss McBride

End of year celebration cinema trip

Y3 were delighted to attend their school trip to the Savoy cinema, to celebrate all of their hard work and dedication this school year. Y2 and KS2 enjoyed the movie Despicable me 4!

Inflatable day with Scottie

The children enjoyed participating in an inflatable course in Scotties Hero’s time. The children were delighted to help each other through obstacles and slide down to victory, after the course was completed. 

Year 3 were delighted to take part in sports day, alongside the rest of Holy Family. The children were excited to partake in a series of races and cheer each other along. It was wonderful to welcome the children’s Family and grownups to celebrate sports day!

Y3-PE showcase

In our PE showcase, year 3 were absolutely fantastic. The children performed a new set of skills and gymnastics balances to their grownups. The children showcased a series of challenging travelling movements, sequenced with a balance. The children also began performing these balances on a bench to challenge their strength and stability. The children understood the key elements needed to be able to hold their balance for a total of 3 seconds. Year 3 throughly enjoyed their showcase, and were delighted to demonstrate their talents to the teachers and parents.

Y3 D-day

To remember the D-day anniversary, year 3 took part in a series of activities throughout the day, such as learning about and ordering the events of D-day using timelines, watercolour silhouette artwork, and annotations to explain.

Y3-KS2 Energy drink discussion with our school nurse

Today year 3 have participated in a KS2 discussion with our school nurse about the harmful effects of caffeine, sugar and energy drinks on our body. Y3 feel confident about the negative impacts they can have and what we can do in the future to prevent these and make positive choices into choosing healthier decisions for our bodies.

World Book Day

Christmas Pantomime visit

Today the children celebrated their hard work so far, with a visit to Doncaster Cast where the children were able to partake in a live pantomime. Both KS1 and Y3 thoroughly enjoyed watching Beauty and The Beast.

Y3-Stainforth Library visit

Today In Y3, we visited Stainforth Library where the children were able to immerse their selfs in a range of different books. The children enjoyed reading different genres in a comfortable and calming setting. Y3 were also able to choose a book to take back to school with them to read.

Y3-Anti bullying week

To raise awareness for Anti bullying week, Y3 joined the rest of the school in coming to school with a pair of odd socks. Y3 recognise the importance of celebrating our differences, and making a noise for each other. Y3 have been creating Poems as part of their learning this week. Y3 enjoyed reading our specially selected book, and taking it in turns to hold the kindness kitten, to develop their awareness.

Y3-Rememberence day

In Y3 we have been remembering people who have helped us in the past, those we knew and those we didn’t know. We take a moment to think of some special people: soldiers, sailors, pilots, medical staff and all who risk their lives today and who have risked their lives for our safety. 

Prayer Liturgy. Celebration of the word

In Prayer liturgy, and Celebration of the word, Y3 have being discussing ‘The temptation of Jesus in the desert’.

UK Land and Settlement models

Here are some of Y3s Land and Settlement models so far. Myself and Miss Ellams, are incredibly impressed with the quality and creativeness of these models! Y3 have been very busy in the holidays creating some fantastic 3D sculptures to represent our new topic in Geography. A very big well done to everyone who had a go.

MG Leonard Virtual Author Event

Y3 enjoyed taking part in the MG Leonard Virtual Author event, with the National Literacy Trust.

Live Picture News

The children enjoyed discussing their feelings and emotions around the sad news of the famous Sycamore Gap on Hadrians wall, which has been reported as deliberately felled. 

This is our Art Gallery, of our first Topic. Y3 have created a learning journey based on Prehistoric painting and media. In their series of lessons, they have enjoyed sketching and scaling drawings of animals, using pencil and charcoal. Y3 have also created backgrounds with different types of media, created their own paints, and created art work in groups, to resemble a Cave painting from the Stone Age.

Art Gallery-Prehistoric paintings

Prayer Liturgy

Discussing Gods creation of the world.
Discussing what God has created.

Picture News-Black History. 13/10/2023

Prayer Liturgy

Focus-Rosary beads - Mission- To have a quiet moment during the day to pray to God. The children in the photos stood in a circle holding hands and sang “Alleluia”.

Y3 taking part in the Take 10 with Susie Dent. 10/10/23. 10am

In Art, children have been developing knowledge of prehistoric art. Today we have been creating our own paints from flour and curry powder/mud, to create earthy tones. Y3 have also made an example of a cave drawing, by using different textures and pigments, like sand and rice.

Academic Year 2023-2024

This is our RE learning journey. Y3 have been learning about Homes


This is our Y3 learning Journey for Maths.


South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service 25/09/2023

Physical Education

Doncaster Museum Visit - Ancient Greek Workshop

Reading - Reading Bus

Science - Magnets

Computing - Idata

Literacy - Instructions Immerse

Science - Friction Investigation

Maths - Angles & Shape

PE - Y3 Athletics

English - PG Bell Author Visit

Reading - The Train To Impossible Places

PE - Scotties Heroes

Computing - Animation

Music - Bringing Us Together

Art - Creative Art (Artist Visit)

Numeracy - Money

RSE - Relationships

Numeracy - Length & Perimeter

Literacy - Adventure Narrative Immerse

Science - Night & Day

Music - Three Little Birds

PE - Scotties Heroes

Literacy - Immerse

RSE - I am thankful

PE - Fitness

Science - What is a light source?

Literacy - Y3 Peer Critique & Edit

Topic - Europe

Book Talk - Violet and the Smugglers

Prayer Liturgy - Celebrating Differences

Pantomime 2022

RSE - The Story of Jairus

RE- Relics of St Bernadette

RE - Judaism

Attendance Champions

Prayer Liturgy - Praying the Rosary

Prayer Liturgy

KS2 Author Visit

Science - Rocks and Fossils

Maths - Outdoor Learning

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Y3 placing numbers to 1000 on a number line.