Hindley Junior & Infant School

Argyle Street, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 3PN   01942 255339   07759 969879

Year 3 - Mrs Nelson

Thank you for taking time to visit our class page. I hope you find all of the information below useful.

Who is my child's class teacher?

Miss Taylor, Mrs Ellison, Mrs Hoyle.

What time does school start and finish?

School starts at 8:50am and finishes 3:15pm.

When is school closed for holidays?

Please visit the term dates
(https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Term%20Dates.html) section of our school website.

What will my child be learning this year?


This year we will be covering a wide variety of topics, from Rocks and Light to the Stone Ages and Ancient Egypt. We will be getting very hands on with our Design Technology and Art topics and learning a new variety of skills in PE! Throughout the year, we aim to develop our skills further in Maths and English where we will cover topics such as fractions, multiplication and division, geometry and time, writing biographies, non-chronological reports and, very important persuasive letters to Mr. Willy Wonka!

It is important that your children are constantly recapping and learning their times tables ready for their journey throughout KS2 and beyond. The children will be logging onto Times Tables Rockstars and completing a minimum of 3 garages to keep their learning ‘bubbling’. To support us with this it would be great for you at home to encourage, recap and revise times tables with your children. In Year 3, your child is expected to know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables alongside their 2, 5 and 10 from their previous year group.


When does my child have PE?

Monday and Thursday.
On these days, your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Please see the uniform page on our website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Uniform.html)

What should my child bring to school each day?

AAll stationery will be provided by school. Children do not need to bring any pens or pencils into school. Toys are not allowed to be brought into school from home.  
A drinks bottle (with water already in) with their name on. If sunny, your child should come to school with sun cream already applied and a sun hat. 

What homework will my child get?

Every Monday your child will be sent a set of Times Tables to practice alongside 10 spellings. These will be tested the following Monday.

Why is reading so important?

The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading is the bedrock of all learning.
Our class author in Year 3 is Roald Dahl. We will read a variety of his books throughout the year.

For more information about reading please visit our reading page on the school website: (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/reading.html)

As a school, we expect your child to read at least 5 times per week, with their reading diaries signed and the page numbers recorded. When the diary has been signed, your child will receive a stamp and sticker on their class chart. When your child has read each night with their diary signed, they will get a sweet and be entered into a class raffle for a prize.



How will I receive updates and messages from school?

Staff are always available at the end of the day to answer any quick questions or queries. Class Dojo is used as the main lines of communication throughout school, so please make sure that all parents/carers have a class dojo account set up and regularly check messages and updates. You can send direct messages to your child's class teacher via class dojo, but please be mindful that staff are teaching, so they will not always be able to message back immediately.





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