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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 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 intentional and prophetic.

Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the examples they set for others.


Class notices

  • We have PE on a Thursday so full  PE kit must be worn to school on that day.
  • 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.  



This Term

RE - During our Belonging Unit - We Gather as God's Family we will explore different groups to which they belong, the Sacrament of Baptism and how we belong to God's family. In our Advent unit we will look at the stories of the Annunciation and Visitation and develop understanding of Advent as the time to prepare for Christmas and reflect on Christ being in the world.



English - In our English lessons we will be focusing on the story 'King of the Sky' by Nicola Davies. We will be writing a change story and instructions 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 addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers and multiplication and division.

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 Forces and Magnets.


Our Knowledge Based Curriculum

Art - We will look at Still Life and Form - We will look at different types of still life drawings and paintings. We will look at the artists Andy Warhol and Paul Cezanne. 

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 Western Europe. .

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!