Catholic Primary School
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Welcome to Year 3!
Friday 26th May
Yesterday, Y3 went on their school trip to Chester to learn more about the Romans. They had a fantastic day, visiting the Roman Amphitheatre and getting to look at loads of Roman artefacts! They also enjoyed dressing up as archaeologists and workers in a Roman kitchen!
Friday 12th May
This week in PE, Y3 we’re practicing their javelin skills. They had a great go at throwing the javelin as far as they could, and some of the children were even able to throw their javelin to the other side of the playground!
Friday 5th May
This week, Y3 had a great time celebrating the coronation. The children completed a coronation code breaker using their maths skills, answered a comprehension all about the king, learnt about the different Crown Jewels and even thought about what they would do if they were the king or queen!
Friday 31st March
For Y3’s DT this term, we have been looking at storybooks, especially lift the flap books and pop up books! The children have worked really hard to make their books by working in teams to decide their plot, characters and most importantly the moving parts!
Friday 24th March
This week, Y3 had the opportunity to go to the Easter Trail at Hazel Grove Baptist Church. The children loved having the chance to follow in the footsteps in Jesus as we head towards our Easter celebrations.
Friday 21st March
This week was British science week! To celebrate, we looked at the work of Sir David Brewster and created our own kaleidoscopes! We hope you enjoy looking at our work!
Friday 10th March
This week Y3 had their class assembly about Disability awareness. The children spent weeks researching and practising their lines and making sure that they were loud enough to be heard by the whole school! We finished our assembly with this performance, and hope you enjoy watching it too.
Friday 3rd March
World Book Day was this Thursday, and Y3 had a great time dressing up as their favourite book characters. We had characters from a range of books including Matilda, Demon Dentist and even a lift-the-flap book came to join our class! We had a great day celebrating reading, and enjoyed some fantastic shared stories.
Friday 17th February
This week Y3 were lucky enough to be visited by 3 guest speakers to help us with our assembly. We were visited by Miss Ashley, who told us about her life with MS, Miss Boes who told us about her autism and Miss Bowley told us about what it is like working in a school for people with disabilities. We have truly learnt so much and are so thankful to all our guests!
Friday 10th February
This week we have been celebrating Children's mental health week. In Y3 this included playing making connections bingo, where we were able to learn lots of new things about our friends. We were also able to make paper chains of people to show the connections we have, both in our family, our class and in our local community. We also have started creating our new chill out corner, to help us when we are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
Friday 3rd February
This week, Y3 have been continuing their work in music, and I’ve been using tuned percussion instruments, such as glockenspiels and boom whackers to accompany their singing. We also got chance to experiment using non-tuned percussion too!
Friday 27th January
This week, Y3 have been looking at the Polynesian song, ‘Tongo’ in music. We learnt the words and the tune and used our hands to help us keep time with the song. We learnt about call and response songs and used them to help us perform this! We hope you enjoy our performance!
Friday 20th January
This week our classroom was transformed into a Stone Age village as part of our new English unit, ‘Stone Age Boy.’ We acted out lots of different roles inside a Stone Age village and had to all work together to help our village succeed. We then had a village meeting at the end of the day where we reflected on our day, and then had to write a report to our village chief, using the present perfect tense.
Friday 13th January
This week, Year 3 began their new PE topic of dance. We have been looking at dance moves inspired by the Romans and enjoyed creating our own routine to a piece of music, containing moves inspired by a Roman army heading into battle.
Friday 16th December
This week, Y3 have been getting ready for Christmas! We designed angels to go around our classroom and today we had our Christmas dinner! It was great to be able to eat altogether and listen to some Christmassy music!
Friday 2th December
This half term in PE, Y3 have been learning how to play dodgeball. The children have really developed their throwing and catching abilities and have been able to even apply some tactics and new techniques into their play to really elevate their matches!
Friday 25th November
This week, Y3 have been working on their computing topic of Scratch. The children have enjoyed creating a range of short animations and exploring all that Scratch has to offer! We tried using the text-speech option to show the dialogue between our characters before using the repeat tool to create looped actions to create shapes!
Friday 18th November
This week, Y3 have been learning about Judaism, and have been particularly the Mezuzah and Shema. To help in our learning, we watched a range of videos and practised our note taking skills. We then had a go at constructing our own Mezuzah- which was quite challenging!
Friday 11th November
This week, as part of their RE topic, ‘Mary our Mother,’ Y3 have been looking at Mary’s visit to see Elizabeth following the Annunciation. The children had a go at acting out a dialogue between Elizabeth and Mary, and imagined what sort of questions they would have for each other following Mary’s visit.
Friday 4th November
As part of their topic, ‘Where does our food come from?’, Y3 have been looking at deforestation to make room for agriculture, and the effect that this has on the environment. The children made excellent, informative posters, packed full of information about an important cause.
Friday 21st October
Today, we had the launch day for TT Rockstars and Year 3 were ready with their best rock gear to enjoy the day! We spent some time on TTRS trying to get some final points in for our girls vs boys battle! We also got a chance to listen to some rock songs, and enjoyed listening to some new songs!
Friday 14th October
This week, Y3 constructed their own mini-greenhouses using lollipop sticks and plastic. They worked really well as a team, and supported each other when dealing with collapsed structures! Their greenhouses were very impressive and managed to successfully meet all of our design criteria!
Friday 7th October
This week, as part of our new DT topic about making mini greenhouses, Y3 have enjoyed investigating the strength of 3D structures. We experimented using paper vs card, and using a range of different objects to help reinforce our structures.
Friday 30th September
We have been feeling French in Y3 this week! We celebrated European day of languages on Monday, and discussed why learning a language is important. Then, in our French lesson, we learnt some classroom expressions, which we practised using this song!
Friday 23rd September
Another great week in Y3! This week the children have continued learning about the Stone Age, and enjoyed making some 'antler' headdresses inspired by Star Carr. We discussed why people in the Mesolithic period may have worn these and how they could have made them.
Friday 16th September
What a fantastic start to the year! Year 3 have thrown themselves into their learning about the Stone Age, especially about the cave paintings that people created! We were lucky enough to be able to go outside and have a go at creating some of our own cave paintings on the walls outside our classroom.