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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 3 – St Bernadette


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Spring term Update


Welcome to Year 3.  I am Mrs Emissah. I teach Tuesday to Friday and Mrs Cross leads the class every Monday.  We are very lucky to have other adults - Mrs Eyres, Mrs Bush, Mrs MaCallam and Mr Bush - in our class to support our learning.

For the rest of this term P.E will be taught every Wednesday. Swimming will recommence after half term. Please wear a full P.E kit in on that day.  If your child wears earrings they must be able to remove them for P.E.  If they cannot remove their earrings, please provide them with medical tape so that they can cover them up. 


Our current topic is Earthquakes and Volcanoes. We are really enjoying our learning. Please bring in completed Volcano homework by the 4th of February.

Science Topic

We are learning about Rocks and Soils


Spellings will be continued to be taught by the class teacher. Homework will be given out via ‘Spelling Shed’, and the children will be expected to log on and practice their spellings. However, there will be no weekly spelling tests this year, rather I will look for evidence of their spellings in their written work and end-of-term assessments. 

Reading Books

All pupils will be given two school books to read, either from the reading scheme or class library. We would like children to read at least five times each week. Children have been given a login for our new reading app, ‘GoRead’ so their reading can be recorded. In addition, the app will also record their feedback about the books they read.

It is vital that a record is made each time they read. Each week their reading record will be checked and their reading books will be changed. Please make sure that your child’s book is handed in on a MONDAY so that they can be changed ready to go home the following day. You can support your child by listening to them read; asking them questions about the text; or by using a dictionary together to discover the meaning of any unknown vocabulary they encounter.  Books must be in school every day. 

Please don’t hesitate to message me on Class Dojo with any questions you may have. 

Warm regards,

Mrs Emissah and the Y3 team