YEAR 3 2022-2023
Welcome to Year 3 from Mrs. Allport, Mrs. Murdock, Mrs. Jones and Miss Clarke.
LUNT FORT TRIP
We had an awesome day at Lunt Fort learning how Roman soldiers were trained in combat. Our guide Naius was really informative and he was really impressed with how Logan took to demonstrating the bash and stab actions. We learnt how to march using the Latin words for left, SINISTER and right, DEXTER. We learnt how to work as a team to defend ourselves from javelin spears attacks (Mrs Allport, Mrs Jones and Miss Clarke enjoyed that waaayyy too much!). In the afternoon we learnt about the individual pieces of armour a soldier would wear when going into battle.
EXPLORE ENGAGE EXTEND
We started the topic of forces and Magnets by exploring different activities to see what we already know and what we want to find out by writing our ideas on post it notes and sharing them on our Big Questions boards.
GOODBYE MISS HAINES & MISS MONAGHAN
We have loved having Miss Haines and Miss Monaghan be a part of our Year 3 team. They taught us different types of poetry, persuasive writing, money and shapes. Thank you!
SAIF AND MARIAM'S CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Saif and Mariam for leading our class collective worship. It was the feast day of St Philip and St James. We listened to scripture of Philip telling Nathaniel about Jesus and asking him to join and follow Jesus. We responded by sharing the sign of peace with each other. A lovely thing to do.
We had great fun making flapjacks as part of our Design Technology.
We planned an investigation to explore how shadows change when the distance between the light source and object change.
We celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III by having a picnic lunch outside. It was great fun.
MAY R.E CHALLENGE
This is your R.E homework for the month of May. In May we traditionally focus on Mary, our blessed mother. You ate challenged to create something which celebrates Mary, Jesus' mother and mother to all of us too. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
MULTIPLICATION PROBLEM SOLVING
We got straight into maths on our first morning back after the Easter break. We were used a pair of dice and our multiplication knowledge to try to connect 4 number in a row.
SUMMER 1 OVERVIEW
Here is the Summer 1 overview.
SUMMER 1 SPELLINGS
EVA AND SHAHNAIN'S CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Eva and Shahnain for leading our Class Collective Worship. We gathered at our prayer table and we listened to scripture of Jesus words and actions at the Last Supper. We responded by sharing how we thought the disciples felt being told by Jesus that he was going to die. We finished by singing the hymn "Were you there?" A lovely Class Collective Worship.
ROHAN AND DOMINIK'S CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Rohan and Dominik for leading our Class Collective Worship. We gathered around the prayer table and we listened to scripture of Jesus being tempted in the desert. We responded by thinking about a time we had been tempted and what helped us to not do the thing we were tempted to do. A thoughtful class collective worship.
St. John Wall Retreat Day
Today we went to St John Wall secondary school for our retreat day - a retreat being a getting away from what we normally do. We explored compassion by wrapping bandages around a classmate to explore asking if they were ok. We explored looking after God's creation by looking after His creation through litter picking. We thought about how we can try to make things better between friends and realised the importance of talking to God through prayer. We ended our day by writing affirmations for each other. Thank you to Mrs Jones, Miss Haines and Miss Monaghan for accompanying us today. Thank you to Mrs Ellis and Mr Lysaght from St John Wall for leading our day.
1st Reconciliation & 1st Holy Communion Meeting
Thank you to the parents and carers that attended the meeting. We hope we found it useful. The power point is below. Please do speak to either Mr. Corkery or myself if you have any questions.
SPRING 2 SPELLINGS
SPRING 2 OVERVIEW
. Here is the Spring 2 overview, please note there may be some changes to be made.
CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Our class collective worship focussed on thinking about devastation caused by earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. We listened to Psalm 46 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." As we went forth we wrote messages of hope.
CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Our Class Collective Worship focussed on forgiveness. We reminded ourselves why forgiveness is important and that it is a deliberate act to stop being angry with someone. We listened to scripture from Matthew 18:21-22 The Unforgiving Servant. We made a conscious decision to forgive someone by writing their name and the word sorry on the whiteboards. We then rubbed both words off to show that we had forgiven that person.
We have been working hard to write a persuasive speech about the best character in The Iron Man. Today we worked with each other to assess our writing. We looked for persuasive features such as rhetorical questions, hyperbole and power of 3 amongst others. We will now go back and edit and redraft our speeches.
ZUMRAH AND AMELIA CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Zumrah and Amelia for our Class Collective Worship. They led us through the conversion of St Paul. We listened to Scripture from The Acts of the Apostles. We responded by writing bidding prayers asking God to help to be more like St Paul. As we go forth Zumrah asked to think about how we can spread God's message as St Paul did.
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS!
We found out that a lot of us are not getting onto TTRS enough. Please use the link to get practising! All the children have been given their own login card again. Remember every two weeks there will be a Rockstar of the week announced in Congratulations Assembly. Will it be you? CLICK HERE FOR TTRS ACTION
DIYA AND OLUWANIFEMI CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Diya and Nifemi for our Class Collective Worship. They chose for us to gather at our prayer table focussing on a painting of Jesus calling the fishermen to be his disciples. We listened to the scripture from St Matthew's Gospel. We responded by sharing our thoughts of how the disciples felt being called by Jesus. Thank you to Shahnain, Zane, Roshan and Saif for sharing really thoughtful responses.
FUN IN THE SNOW!
We loved the opportunity to get out and play in the snow. Our gloves did need drying off afterwards...
LOGAN AND KWESI CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Logan and Kwesi for leading our Class Collective Worship. They chose to ask us to gather in front of a our school mission statement. We listened to scripture from Romans 12:6-8. To respond we thought about what gifts we have and how we can use them to show that we are "Little Flowers Growing and Giving Glory to God," our school motto.
SPRING 1 OVERVIEW
Here is the Spring 1 overview.
SHOELACE TYING CHALLENGE!
Tying shoelaces is a useful skill to learn. Lots of you wear trainers with laces on PE and own clothes days but you don't know how to tie them!!! The Science Champions are going to set Y3 a challenge so you have to be ready! Click on the link to watch a useful video to help you tie laces and keep on practising! Challenge details to follow...
JANUARY R.E HOMEWORK
Here is your R.E homework this month. The focus is the prayer The Act of Love. This is a prayer Y3 children are expected to know. I look forward to your ideas for this task. Have fun.
SPRING TERM 1 SPELLINGS
Y3 CAME TO PARTY!!!
Today we had our Christmas party. There was lots of "freeze" dancing! We all loved playing the "Make a Snowman" using a roll of toilet paper game, although Zane did ask "Why does this feel like surgery?" :)
Y3 know how to party!!
A MASSIVE well done to all of the children who took part in the KS2 Nativity. The children created a beautiful tableaux on the altar. Well done children you were SUPERSTARS! These pictures are from our ONE rehearsal in church.
YUSUF & SHALOM CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Yusuf and Shalom for leading our Class Collective Worship. They chose to ask us to gather in front of a statue of Mary as we were focussing on the Angel Gabriel telling Mary that she had been chosen by God to have his son. Yusuf asked to us respond by thinking of Mary's feelings.
The KS2 Nativity will be at St Teresa's Church on Wednesday 14th December. Y3 children will need to be at the church for 5.10pm. Children will change into their costumes at the back of the church. Girls who are angels please can you wear white tights or leggings and a white top. All other children can you please wear black top and bottoms. Thank you.
DECEMEBER R.E HOMEWORK
I look forward to seeing your posters.
CHIAMAKE & LUMAYA CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Chiamaka and Lumaya for leading our Class Collective Worship. We listened to the scripture of Jesus healing Jairus' daughter and the woman who was healed by touching his cloak because she knew Jesus would help her. Lumaya asked us to think that "As we go forth we should try to be as strong in our faith as the woman in the crowd was."
We have been finding out about the parts and functions of the digestive system. We all tried on this body apron to show us where are organs are inside our bodies.
ZANE & DAYA CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Zane and Daya for leading our Class Collective Worship. We listened to the scripture of Jesus calming the waves in the storm. We were asked to go forth to think about how Jesus is always with us even if we can't see him.
DIVINE & RAYAN CLASS COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Thank you to Divine and Rayan for leading our Class Collective Worship. We listened to the parable of the mustard seed. We responded by writing our own prayers on mustard seed tree leaves.
AUTUMN 2 OVERVIEW
Here is the overview for this half term.
AUTUMN 2 SPELLINGS
REGROUPING & EXCHANGING 3 DIGITS & 1 DIGIT
Today we started our work on regrouping and exchanging numbers to solve addition and subtraction. We used Base 10 to practically regroup and exchange. We will be working on this over the next few Maths lessons.
OCTOBER R.E. HOMEWORK
This is this months R.E homework, reflecting on October the month of the Rosary. These are the 5 mysteries Y3 are expected to know.
These are useful websites to support your child's learning.
GOING GREEN FOR MACMILLAN!
We looked fab in our green clothing and we really enjoyed our cakes too!
Mrs Allport's naughty puppy Alby...
Mrs Allport tells us a lot about her puppy Alby. She thinks he's very naughty, we think he's cute x
3 DIGIT MATHS
Today we continued our work with 3 digit numbers using place value cards. We did really well, so now Mrs Allport is teaching us to play her favourite Maths game Crooked Rules, where we stop the other teams making the largest number. She does like to win...
ROCK EROSION TESTING
We explored rock erosion today. We tested this by rubbing two of the same type of rock against each other. We found out what it is to have a scientific fair test (hint: it's not making sure everyone gets a turn...)
VISIT TO SINGERS HILL SYNOGOGUE
Today we visited the Synagogue in Birmingham. We were taken a guided tour by Jeff who explained how Jewish people worship and how similar Jewish and other religions are. It was a great afternoon and all the children represented St Teresa's superbly.
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