Year 3

Hempshill Hall

​Primary School

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Welcome back to the new school year and to Class Westwood and Class McGrath! We have an exciting half term planned and all our work will be linked to the whole school theme of ‘being special’.  In literacy, we will be focusing on the film ‘The Black Hat’ and a book called ‘You Are Special’ by Max Lucado.


This year, P.E will be on a Tuesday afternoon and so we would request that children have their school PE kit (white top, black shorts) with them for this lesson. At the moment, P.E. is an outdoor session, so trainers or plimsolls are required.  Swimming will begin on Friday 13th September. Please remember girls need to have a one-piece swimming costume and boys need tight trunks with no pockets.

Homework is set at the start of the half term, and can be handed in whenever it is completed. The children will be given a range of different activities, which will link to our school topic. We expect every child to complete at least one of the project but feel free to do them all!  Spare copies of the homework sheets will always be available for collection from the classroom. In addition to this, we ask that children try to read at least three times a week at home, as well as practise their weekly spellings, which will usually be tested on a Friday.

We expect the children to read at least 3 times a week at home. There will be rewards in school for those children who read 3 times a week.  We also have a whole school reward system. If you read 30, 60, 90 or 150 times in the year, you will receive a special reading reward.

We are very much looking forward to working with your children over the coming year.Miss Westwood and Mr McGrath