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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 3 – St Bernadette


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to Year 4.  I am Mrs Emissah, some of you may remember me from 8 years ago when I taught in Reception & Y3.  It is so lovely to be back.  I will teach the class from Tuesday to Friday.  Mrs Cross will lead the class on a Monday.  We are very lucky to have other adults - Mrs Crofts, Mrs Bush and Mr Bush - in our class to support our learning.

PE will be taught every Tuesday and Wednesday.  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. 

Year 3 will go swimming on Tuesdays from 5th October.  Please ensure your child has their swimming kit with them each week.  And please remind them to bring it home to wash and dry!

Creative curriculum

Our current topic is Groovy Greeks looking at Ancient Greece.

Science Topic

We are looking at plants - the children are really enjoying this topic


Spelling homework is set every week.  It is given on a Monday and must be returned on a Monday, this can be done either by returning the paper copy to school or you can upload a copy to Class Dojo.  Each child has a Times Table Rockstars login to use to practice their times tables. 

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