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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Alive in Jesus

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A gentle reminder for only one adult to drop and collect each day. Please make sure to stick to the timings of collection. Blended learning is available under the class pages tab. Many thanks.

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 Allen            

                                  Class teacher                      Teaching Assistant        

 

                                      

 

 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 curious and active.

The children will be reflexing on being curious about everything and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can do for the better.

 

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. 
  • Maths and English homework is set on a Thursday on our class website.  
  • We love Times Table Rock Stars! Please use it at home. https://ttrockstars.com/login  

 

 

This Term

 
RE - During our Reconciliation unit we will be exploring human choices, the consequences of sin, Christ's teachings on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our next unit involves the children in thinking about listening and finding out about Liturgy of the Word at Mass. Through this topic they will explore the value and the importance of listening to the Word of God in the Scriptures.

 

 
 

English - In our English lessons we will be focusing on the story 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne. We will be writing a warning story and a playscript linked to the text.

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 place value focusing on hundreds, tens and ones and addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers.

We will complete 'Times Table Rock Stars' tests each week. Please practice your times tables at home and you can become a rock legend!

 

Science - In Science we will be learning about Light and Shadows. We will be finding out about what is a light source, how we can see objects, reflection and how shadows are formed.

 

Our Knowledge Based Curriculum

Art - We will look at Line - We will look at different types of lines and how to create form in a picture. We will look at the artists Paul Klee, Henry Moore and Katsushika Hokusai. In DT, our topic is mechanical posters, where we will learn how to create levers and linkage mechanisms.

History - Our History unit is Ancient Greece. We will learn about the city states, the Ancient Olympics, Athens and the rise of democracy and the Persian wars.

Music - Our Music lessons we will look at the composer Antonio Vivaldi and the Four Seasons and create and perform a musical soundscape.

Geography - Our Geography unit is Spatial Sense. we will be learning about compass directions, grid references and our local area, identifying human and physical features.

Latin - Rather than a modern foreign language we are now learning Latin as it is a base for many of our words. We are looking at the history of the language and comparing its roots with our own language and grammar with it. It is fun to learn and is a little bit different! 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support!