Welcome to Year 3
We are very excited for year ahead! Hopefully, there will be little disruption and we can get on and enjoy the year together. In Year 3 we prepare to make the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. We think about the different choices we make and we reflect on our own relationship with God. We understand how important it is to be close to God and we try very hard to follow in Jesus' footsteps, learning from his good example. We try to remember and live by these commandments: 'Love the Lord your God' and 'Love your neighbour as yourself'. We feel that if we are following these two commandments, we will be on the right path.
Please take a look at the curriculum overviews to see what we will be learning this year.
Sunday 25th April was Vocations Sunday. We marked the occasion by dressing up as what we want to be when we are older as a way of thinking about what God is calling us to be.
We had a great time celebrating World Book Day. Everyone looked fabulous! We held a book quiz and shared a book with nursery.
We have been learning about different stories from Central Asia. Today the children performed verses of one of the stories in groups to the rest of the class after discussing what makes a good storyteller.
On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th February, Year 3 visited the Sikh Temple in Smethwick. They learnt about how they pray, their Gurus and the Five Ks. The children enjoyed learning about another faith and sharing a meal with the local community.
Today in PE we practised our accuracy skills and worked as a team.
On Monday 13th January, 3LG met their prayer partners from St Thomas Aquinas.
The children have studied the artwork of Paul Cezanne, a French artist who was famous for drawing still life. The children created their own fruit bowls using chalk to create tone.
The children in Year 3 enjoyed their Christmas party. They played pass the parcel and Musical Islands which Father Cecil joined in with. They then enjoyed plenty of treats. Thank you to everyone for their generous contributions.
The school councillors led our lesson on Road Safety.
On Wednesday 20th November, Deacon Paschal from Oscott College came to meet Year 3 and 6 and discuss his calling to the priesthood. We were fascinated by his story and enjoyed singing along to his guitar.
Today we enjoyed our Greek Day!
We learnt about Ancient Greek Food, clothes, weapons, Olympic Games and Art.
Year 3 have been working extremely hard getting ready for their First Holy Communion. On Friday 17th May, the children met with Father Cecil and tried the unconsecrated bread in preparation for receiving the sacrament. On Saturday 18th May, the children came together with their families and received Jesus for the first time. Congratulations children!
Year 3 were joined by their parents and family members for their Inspire workshop. We learned about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Thank you to all those who braved the wet weather; we hope you enjoyed your afternoon.
On Tuesday 13th November, Year 3 went to church to explore the signs and symbols of prayer.
We carried out an investigation about the amount of force it takes to move an object over different surfaces. We measured the force in Newtons.
Today we had a visit from Pasty Chef's Paul and Laura.
We had to compete in a scrumdiddlyumptious challenge and make our own sweet treats.
We watched a demonstration then, working in groups, wrote our own set of instructions and then followed these step by step to create peppermint creams, fruit and pastry kebabs and marshmallow delights.
What a fabulous day!
Today Mr Holmes came to talk to us about the history of the Cadbury Family and the Bournville area. Thank you Mr Holmes! We loved finding out about the Cadbury Family – and enjoyed learning more about Bournville.
Today, during our RE lesson, we learnt that October is the month of Rosary. We looked at the Rosary beads.
Today, during our R.E lesson, Mrs Goodes came to visit us with baby Annabel. She told us all about Annabel’s Baptism. She was so impressed with our knowledge. We were able to tell her what we knew about the Oil of Chrism, the God-parents, the Baptismal Candle and the White Garment.
It was lovely to meet Annabel and hear about her special day.
Today, during our topic lesson, we worked hard to locate different continents and countries. We used maps and a globe.
We are really enjoying reading, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This week Charlie Bucket visited our classrooms! He loved our classroom doors! He sat in the hot seat and we had the opportunity to question him about his thoughts and feelings. This really helped us to devise our story maps and plan our diary entries.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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