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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Alive in Jesus


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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, Spring 1, we are focusing on the virtues of grateful and generous.
The children will be grateful for their own gifts, the gifts of other people and for the blessings of each day. They will be generous with their gifts becoming men and women 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 Christmas Unit, we will look at the story of the sheperds and how it provides a focus for us to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ and who He is. Our next unit is 'The Eucharist is a Thanksgiving to God'. Through this topic we will deepen our knowledge and understanding of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will think about why this is such an important celebration in the life and worship of Catholic Christians.



English - In our English lessons we will be focusing on the story 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd-Stanton. We will be writing a quest story and a non-chronological report 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 multiplication and division, statistics  and money.

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 Landscape and Symmetry.We will learn about landscapes and seascapes focusing on the artists Constable and Turner. We will also look at how symmetry can be found in nature. 

History - Our History unit is Law and Power. We will learn about about Henry II and trial by ordeal and trail by jury. We will also learn about King John I and the signing of the Magna Carta and Simon de Montfort and the setting up of parliament.

Music - Our Music lessons we will look at National Anthems.We will learn our Bristish National Anthem and look at anthems around the world.

Geography - Our Geography unit is Rivers. We will learn about what a river is, the physical features of a river and the features of major rivers around the world.

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!