Y3L 2019 - 2020

Miss Loughran

Year 3 teacher

Welcome to Year 3 at Holy Family with Miss Loughran!

We will be supported by Mrs Heneghan, Miss McAndrew, Mr McKeen and Miss Simms.

We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyFamilyL8_3L


Please find below the details of our learning for Autumn Term 1:

Come and See

Our Come and See topics are 'Homes' where we explore the joys and sorrows of being a family at home, and reveal God's vision for every family and 'Promises' where we explore that belonging to a group involves promises and rules and reveal the Sacrament of Baptism and meaning of the promises made.



We will be looking at Number and Place Value, with hundreds, tens and ones. We will read, write, compare and order numbers up to 1000. We will find 1, 10 and 100 more and less than a given number. We will begin to learn our times tables: 4, 8, 50 and 100. We will use all of this in problem solving and reasoning.



This half term we will be looking at Defeating the Monster tales from 'Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. We will be describing the character of the Iron Man and other beasts. We will be revising the use of adverbs and beginning to sort them into adverbs of time, manner or place. We will also be using Fronted Adverbials in our writing, eg. One sunny morning, we went to the beach. Fortunately, I found £20 on the floor. We will be revising how to use expanded noun phrases in our writing, eg. The small, green troll looked up at the looming, terrifying giant with three heads. We will be learning how to use apostrophes for contraction and apostrophes for possession. We will also be revising all of our grammar from Year 2: adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs, past tense and present tense, adding suffixes and using punctuation in sentences, questions and exclamation sentences.

Everything we learn in English and Phonics we will be applying to other areas of the curriculum, writing paragraphs and narratives in other topics.

We have daily spelling or phonic lessons which are carried out through Read Write Inc. We also have daily Guided Reading sessions to look at reading fluency, comprehension and inference skills. We also look at writing using cursive handwriting and key grammar skills.

Every Monday from their Read Write Inc lessons your child will get spellings to learn at home. Can these please be returned on Friday?



Our topic this term will be 'Animals including Humans', looking at identifying uses of and naming bones in the human body, comparing types of skeletons, and identifying the right types and amounts of nutrition that people need to be healthy.



We will be focussing upon Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will learn about clothes, food, travel, homes, tools, art and trade. We will compare life now and then, as well as life from Stone Age to Iron Age. We will learn about the chronology of these ages through the use of timelines.


Art and DT

We will be exploring, evaluating, designing and making Vegetable Soup. It will be nutritionally balanced and healthy for all of us.



We will be looking at 'Going for Gold', creating their own e-book for a personal exercise diary. 



We will be looking at the Dynamics of Music with Charanga. We will be focussing upon the song, 'Let your Spirit Fly'. Each week we will appraise a new song, considering our views on it, how it sounds and if there are any repeated phrases. We will also be looking at the Early History of Music, through instruments used in the Stone Age.


Get Set for Life

We will be looking at New Beginnings with Mrs Clein. The children will explore starting a new school year, their identity and the themes of democracy and equality within society.



P.E. is every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon so children should arrive to school, wearing their PE kits. We are learning about Gymnastics with Mrs Wilding and Mr McKeen and Basketball with Mersey Mavericks. We also do the Daily Mile three times a week, where we run around our playground, aiming to reach 9 laps (1 mile). 


We hope you continue to enjoy looking at all the wonderful things we will be doing in class on our Twitter.


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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672

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