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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!”

This half term, Summer 1, we are focusing on the virtues of compassionate and loving.
The children will be compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate and loving by their just actions and forgiving words


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 Easter Unit, we will look at the story of Emmaus and the Story of Breakfast at the Shore showing how the Apostles became aware of the presence of the Risen Christ. Our next unit is 'Pentecost'. We will learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit and the change it brought to the lives of the Apostles. We will think about the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments the Church celebrates.



English - In our English lessons we will be have a 2 week focus on poetry 'Where Zebras Go'' by Sue Hardy-Dawson We will look at a range of poems and write our own shape poem. We will then focus on the 'The Iron Man' by Teg Hughes and write our own version of the story.

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 measurement - perimeter and fractions.

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 our topic is Rocks, Fossils and Soils. We will learn about the different types of rocks, how rocks are formed, the uses of rocks, how fossils are formed and soil formation.


Our Knowledge Based Curriculum

Art - We will look at Mythological Paintings. We will learn that myths have been depicted through art. We will focus on the myth, Theseus and the Minotaur and draw a Minotaur.

History - Our History unit is Henry VIII. We will learn about Henry VIII, his wives and the Church.

Music - In our Music lessons we will look at String instrument family and the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Geography - Our Geography unit is Asia. We will learn about the physical and human features of Japan, China and India.

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!