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Welcome to Year 3’s Webpage

Welcome to the Year 3 page.

Welcome back for the summer term  to all Year 3 children and families, we do hope that you have had a lovely, restful break over Easter and that you have a peaceful Ramadan in preparation for Eid. We are really looking forward to the coming weeks and learning all about plants and flowers. Our big question this half-term is ” How does the blossom become an apple?”

As well as this we will be planning, designing and making cupcakes as part of our design technology and taking part in Relax Kids sessions. Keep an eye on the Twitter page to find out more and see some pictures.

Your child has logins for Purple Mash and please encourage them to still use this to practice their times tables as we are currently looking at multiplication and division in maths this half-term.

Year 3 Home Learning- each week your child will have reading, spellings and times table practice homework. These are vital skills and activities that must be done at home to consolidate learning in school.

The links below, were used during the last few months but are still a useful tool to use at home.


Go to the Oxford Owl website and use the class login. Choose the same colour book band as your child brings home.

Look for this and then use the login details below. 

Class login:  year3hm20
Password: gold

Your child can read the book and complete the activities given.


Your child can also use Hit the Button as a fun way to work on their times tables and number bonds.



If you need any further advice then please do not hesitate to contact the school on  info@hortonmill.oldham.sch.uk

Many thanks for your continued support!

Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hartley.

Summer 1

Welcome back!

Our BIG question this half term is  ‘How does the Blossom become an Apple?’ We will be looking at plants and flowers and what conditions they need in order to be able to grow. We will be planting and growing our own seeds and watching how they grow best.

Reading and Home Learning

Reading at home and sharing a book with your child is vital! Your child will be bringing a book home each Monday and we ask that you spend around 10-15 minutes each night sharing a book with your child and then asking them questions based on their book. Why?, How do you know? and Explain? are excellent questions to use to get your child really thinking about what they have read.  Your child should ensure that they have their book bag in school each day so that their book can be changed accordingly and so that the current safety precautions can be followed (books will need to be quarantined before they can be taken home by somebody else!) Your child will have access to books in school throughout the week as usual. 

Your child has brought home a list of spellings from the year 3 and 4 statutory word list. There will also be weekly spellings from our spelling lesson. Practicing these at home will greatly help their spellings in school work. Other home learning will include learning times tables- x3, x4 and x8 in particular. 


Children in Year 3  will be continuing to work on improving their writing skills. This half term, children will be writing explanation texts about the life cycle of a plant and Goddesses and will also be writing a retell of a known story.  Continuing on from last half term, a big focus will be on vocabulary- we will do lots of discussion around these words and will have lots of new and exciting words displayed in class for the children to use. They will continue to try and use a wider variety of conjunctions in their writing, they will use adverbs to make their writing more interesting and they will begin to edit and improve their own work so that they are producing the best piece of written work possible each time. 


This half term, children will be learning about multiplication and division. They will focus on grouping and sharing and will work on their times tables to enable them to multiply and divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.  It is essential that by the time your child leaves Year 3 they are fluent in their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. The children will have the opportunity to use lots of practical equipment to help them understand these maths concepts easier.


This half term, Year 3’s Science topic is ‘Plants’. The children will be able to understand what plants need in order to grow, how seeds are dispersed as well as learning about the important roles bees play in our environment. We always start and end each science topic with a quiz so that the children can see what they know at the start and end of their learning and the children enjoy celebrating their successes 🙂 

Children have P.E. lessons on a Tuesday and Friday. At this current time, children are asked to come to school in their PE kits on those days-there is no need to bring a bag with uniform to change back into, the children will stay in their kit all day. Please wear warm clothing, black leggings or joggers with a white t-shirt and a hoody or sweatshirt as we will be doing most of these lessons outside. Trainers would be more preferable than pumps for this reason.

 We are confident that Year 3 will be a success for your child despite all the upheavals and please remember that if you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to ring or email school. We will then arrange the most convenient time to talk, as unfortunately there is no longer the opportunity to speak at the door due to the safety restrictions in place. Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hartley (Class Teachers)

Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Akhtar and Mrs Cooper (Classroom Assistants)





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