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Class 7 (Year 3)

We investigated objects to see which ones were more reflective than others. We found that objects with a smooth and shiny surface reflect more light. 26.5.23

Summer 1's Smart Pupil is Erica! Well done for all your hard work this half term! 25.5.23

We learned about ancient Egyptian cartouches. We designed our own cartouches and wrote our own names in hieroglyphs. 23.5.23

Today, we became trainee embalmers! We learned how to mummify a body by following instructions carefully. 15.5.23

In English, we became Egyptologists and searched for a lost tomb just like Howard Carter! 17.4.23

Easter Garden Competition- raising money during Lent for St. Joseph's Penny. We had some fantastic entries! 31.3.23

Parent Stay and Pray- The Feast of St. Joseph! 24.3.23

We celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph through writing our own class prayer and creating our own artwork based on one of St. Joseph's many titles- Patron of Migrants. 23.3.23

We learned about the climate in tropical rainforests and created our own weather reports! 8.3.23

Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful half term break. We have lots of exciting things to learn about the tropical rainforest this half term. Our PE days have changed. We now have PE on a Monday and a Thursday. 

Class Liturgy- Praying for the people of Syria and Turkey 17.2.23

Mr Riley chose Erica as his smart pupil for PE! Well done Erica!

Class 7's Smart Pupil of the half term is Scarlett! Well done!

We made cylinder seals using clay! 16.2.23

Science Investigation- Which liquids are harmful to our teeth? 16.2.23

We made clay tablets and wrote our names in cuneiform! 8.2.23

We did an experiment to see how the digestive system works. The children loved finding out how the food travels through! 25.1.23

In Science, we learned about the digestive system. We labelled our friends! 17.1.23

The Epiphany Child led Liturgy 6.1.23

We looked at Ancient Sumerian artefacts and discussed what we think they were and what they were used for. We looked at the school history timeline to see when the Sumerians lived. 5.1.22

We looked at Ancient Sumerian writing called, cuneiform. We had to decipher what the message said! 3.1.23

Miss Worsley and I, hope that you have had a lovely Christmas break! We begin a new term by learning about the Ancient Sumerian Civilisation! Please read through the newsletter to find out more. Also, our PE days have now changed. It will now be on a Monday and Tuesday. Please send your child to school in the correct kit on these days. 

We became Pedologists today- Scientists that study soil! We looked at 3 types of soil and discussed their characteristics. 16.12.22

We had a Fun Festive Thursday where we dressed up in festive clothes. We donated money to the homeless charity, Bed For a Night. 15.12.22

We made Advent Calendars to help us prepare our hearts and heads for the coming of the Messiah 12.12.22

We made our own Jesse Tree! We found scripture linked to each of Jesus' family members. 9.12.22

Tuesday 28th November 2022


Year 3 Advent Fundraiser



Dear Parents and Carers,


Advent is an important part in the Catholic liturgical calendar. A time for us to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Saviour. One of the ways in which we can prepare ourselves is to focus on helping and supporting others. Each class in school is therefore going to engage in a fundraising activity to raise funds for the homeless charity, Bed for a Night. This is the charity that we supported last Advent too - we raised enough to provide for 27 people to have beds for a night and a Christmas dinner). When we reflect upon Christmas we often think of family and being at home and as part of our social justice teaching in school, often the children then reflect on the fact that being homeless at Christmas must be incredibly difficult - even more so than the rest of the year. This is why we support this incredible charity. Please support your child and join us in opening a door of hope to some of the most vulnerable in our society this Advent by joining in with our fundraising activities.


This year, we invite pupils in Year 3 to join in our Festive Thursday by coming to school dressed in something festive / Christmassy on Thursday 15th December. You do not need to buy something new for your child, it could just be something that your child would wear on Christmas Day e.g. a party dress or Christmas jumper. Please also ensure that your child wears something appropriate for school and the weather on that day.


The ‘cost’ of dressing in your own festive clothes is a donation of 50p - £1. 


Many thanks for your continued support.


We wish you all a happy, healthy and holy Advent.


Miss Martin and Mr Jarvis

Year 3 Teachers




Science- Grouping rocks according to their characteristics 23.11.22

Christ the King Class Liturgy 18.11.22

Remembrance Child- led Liturgy 11.11.22

Autumn 2 Newsletter - Year 3

Science Investigation- how are shadows formed? 21.10.22

The Rosary Liturgy- Child led 18.10.22

Stonehenge Art 14.10.22

We made Stone Age clay pots 4.10.22

Great Big Green Week!

Dear Parents and Carers,


This half term those of us in Year 3 will be learning about the Stone Age.  As part of our topic, we will be watching a Stone Age production and taking part in a workshop delivered by Hobgoblin Theatre Group. The purpose of the visit is to enhance the learning experience for the children, providing an experience that immerses them in what Stone Age life was like – particularly for children in this time-period.


The day will take place on Thursday 29th September 2022, within the hours of the usual school day, at school. However, to enhance the day, we are requesting that children come into school dressed as a Stone Age child. We have given some ideas for what the children could wear on the day below. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for school by having them wear items under their costume that cover their arms, chests and legs (maybe shorts and a t-shirt for example). This is just for a bit of fun, so please keep it simple, we would not like anyone to feel that there is a need to spend lots of money, there absolutely isn’t.


Please also note that Class 8 would usually have PE on Thursday but to enable full participation within the workshop they will not do P.E. on this day.





If you have any questions or queries about the enrichment experience, please do not hesitate to contact one of us here at school.


Yours sincerely,



Miss Martin and Mr Jarvis


Year 3 Class Teachers


We were archaeologists today! 5.9.22

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers, 


we welcome your children back to a new school year in Year 3! We hope that you have had a lovely Summer and are now looking forward to this academic year filled with lots of great learning. Look out for our half termly newsletters informing you of what your child will be focussing on this year.


Your child's class teacher is Miss Martin and our teaching assistant is Miss Worsley. Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. 


Remember to check our web page for learning taking place in our class each term!


Miss Martin