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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Alive in Jesus



Welcome to Year 3's class page!

We work hard and have bright futures ahead of us.

Each one of us is unique and we are a wonderful class.


   Miss Grinnell         Mrs Sharpling              Mr Cadney             Mrs Ball 

                                                   Class teacher               Teaching Assistant              Teaching Assistant           Class Teacher (part-time)               




 Our class Saint is Saint John Paul II.  


Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyła. He was born in Poland on the 18th May 1920 and was head of the Catholic Church from the 16th October 1978 to his death on the 2nd April 2005. He was the second longest-serving pope in history and the first non-Italian pope in over 455 years.

He was the most travelled pope, making 104 international trips. He was the first ever pope to visit a mosque, which is a place of worship in Islam.

John Paul II was canonised by Pope Francis in 2014, which means he is now known as Saint John Paul II.

"Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to live in the freedom of the children of God. Turn to him in prayer and in love. Ask him to grant you the courage and strength to live in this freedom always. Walk with him who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life!”

 Our virtues this half term are 'Faith-filled and hopeful.'



Class notices

  • We have PE on a Thursday so full  PE kit must be in school.
  • Water bottles are to be brought into school and taken home each day.
  • Reading books and diaries are to be taken home each night and diaries to be signed each night.
  • Spelling Test is every Thursday and new spellings will also be given out on that day too. 
  • Mirodo is an online homework program that we are using to assign homework. Please use it on google chrome. 
  • We love Times Table Rock Stars! Please use it at home.  



This Term

RE - We will begin this half term by looking at the Lent unit. In this unit we will reflect upon how we as Christians can change and try to become more like Christ. We will be introduced to new Gospel stories about Jesus bringing change into the lives of people he encountered.     
We will then deepen our knowledge of some of the events of Holy Week and deepen our understanding of the foundation of the Church's celebration of the Mass.  




English - In English this half term we will be looking at poetry  'Where Zebras Go' by Sue Hardy-Dawson as a stimulus for our writing.  We will perform and write a poem.

It is also important for the children to be learning the year 3 and 4 spellings over this year and next. 




Maths - In Maths we are covering fractions of shapes and numbers and measurements looking at lengths and perimeter.

We complete 'Times Table Rock Stars' tests each week and have a competition on the go. We already have some rock stars in our midst! Well done to those children, keep it up!


Science - In Science we will cover the unit Rocks and Soils. This is an in depth unit looking at different types of rocks and how they are formed and how soil is formed and the permeability of different soil types. Children will compare and group rocks based on appearance and properties.

 We made Sedimentary Sandwiches to help us understand the layers in the rock.


Our New Knowledge Based Curriculum

Our knowledge based curriculum will ensure that all of our children will have a deep, broad knowledge in every subject so History, Geography, Art and Music will be taught discretely.

Art - We will look at Mythological Paintings - We will look at different mythological drawings and paintings, with a focus on the myth Theseus and the Minotaur.

History - Our History unit is War of the Roses. We will be looking at how two families (Lancaster and York) fought each other for 30 years for the English crown between 1455-1485.

Music - Our Music unit is Families of Instruments, where we will learning about the string family looking at sound, size and pitch.


Geography - Our Geography unit is Rivers and Settlements where we will look at what a river is, physical features of a river and world rivers. As part of our fieldwork we went on a trip to the River Rea. We walked along the canal towpath, over a stream and along the riverbank. We had lots of fun!


Thank you for your continued support!