St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

 

 

 

Year 3 Latest News 2019

Class trip to 'Birmingham Back to Back Houses'

11th September 2019

Find this book in your class library. It is a super read. Mrs Downes really recommends it.

 

                         

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Class

2019-2020

Miss O'Sullivan welcomes Year 3

 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.

 

Spring Term 2020

 

Spring 1 - Savage Stone Age

This half term Year 3 are learning all about the Stone Age. We will learn about how long the Stone Age lasted for and the order of the different periods within the Stone Age. We will think about the different inventions and dangers of ‘Stone Age’ life.

In Literacy, we are going to be learning about the lifestyle of people from the Stone Age. We will explore what they ate, where they lived and what type of evidence there is that this period of time existed.

We are reading Stone Age Boy and How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth. We will be writing our own versions of the Stone Age Boy and learning how to write instructions.

 

 

Autumn Term 2019

 

Autumn 2 - The Norman Conquest

In Autumn 2 we  learnt all about the dilemma in 1066 when Edward the Confessor died without leaving an heir to the throne. Harold Godwinson, William Duke of Normandy and Harald     Hardrada all believe they should be the new king of England for different reasons. The Witan decided the Anglo-Saxon Harold Godwinson should be king. This upset William and Harald and they decided to invade so they could become the king of England.

On the 14th October 1066, Harold Godwinson was killed by William’s army and on 25th December 1066 William was crowned the King of England.  This changed the face of Britain because it meant we were under French rule. We can see the events of this time in The Bayuex Tapestry.

We can still see evidence of this today because over 45% of our vocabulary has a French origin. E.g. words ending in ‘le’ such as table and stable .

 We enjoyed finding out about Norman lifestyle. Especially baking an old-fashioned  loaf of bread. We thought it tasted delicious.

 

We made a human feudal system . Aiden made a fantastic job at being the king!


 

Autumn 1 - Birmingham's Build Up

Year 3 had a fascinating guided tour, stepping back in time to Birmingham's last surviving court of back to backs; houses built literally back-to-back around a communal courtyard.

They had a great time discovering the lives of some of the former residents who crammed into these small houses to live and work. With fires alight in the grates, and sounds and smells from the past, experience an evocative and intimate insight into life at the Back to Backs. They had a truly amazing day and as always we were complemented about our 'outstanding' behaviour.

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In Year 3 this half term we are learning about Victorians and the different changes that happened in the industrial revolution. We went on a trip to the Back to Back Houses in Birmingham. We enjoyed dressing up as Victorians and experiencing how people in Victorian times lived. In Literacy we learnt how to write diaries about working in factories and coal mines. We also tried our best to recite the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring: 2019 

EXTREME EARTH! 

In Topic, we have been learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes in our Extreme Earth topic. We were really interested to find out that our inspirational person David A. Johnston actually died in a volcanic eruption trying to help others.  We were amazed to find out about the city that was hidden under 5 metres of ash and lava for thousands of years because of an eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. We have been learning how volcanoes are formed and debating whether people should live near volcanoes. 

In Literacy, this half term we have focused on poetry. We explored the poem used in the Winter 2014 Olympic Games called ‘Dreadful Menace’. We focused on personification and thought about how we could use this feature of poetry in our own poems about volcanoes.

In Maths, we have been focusing on length and perimeter. We had added and subtracted lengths and calculated perimeter. We have also been working on our Timetable challenge; to complete a timetable grid in 5 minutes. We are all getting extremely close to this target however no one has achieved it yet!

 

 

 

  

Please click on the link below to see this term's study plans

Spring Term 1 Study Plan

Spring Term 1 Skill Plan

This half term Year 3 are learning all about the Stone Age. As a stunning start to our topic we participated in a Stone Age Worship for the day.  We thought about how long the Stone Age lasted for and the order of the different periods within the Stone Age. After that we acted out inventions and dangers of the Stone Age. After lunch, we all took part in a fashion show; we dressed up in Stone Age clothes and our friends described what we were wearing. 

For the rest of our topic, we are going to be learning about the lifestyle of people from the Stone Age. We will explore what they ate, where they lived and what type of evidence there is that this period of time existed.

In Literacy, we are reading Stone Age Boy and How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth. We will be writing our own versions of the Stone Age Boy and learning how to write instructions.

Year 3 are reading:

 

Autumn: A Golden Ticket

 

European Languages Day

26th September 2018

Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanage and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume and eventually introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress, with an emphasis on making clothes that were more comfortable.

Year 3, created their own fashion accessories and walked them down the 'cat-walk'.

     

 

Reading for Pleasure

   

We are also  having great fun reading about the 'Stone Age'. 

      

Literacy

Year 3 had great fun reading and discussing the speech by Scar.

Mufasa's death was a terrible tragedy; but to lose Simba, who had barely begun to live... For me it is a deep personal loss. So it is with a heavy heart that I assume the throne. Yet, out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era... in which lion and hyena come together, in a great and glorious future! 

 

How does your garden grow?

Today we talked about the history of the potato. We used the potato time line to understand how the potato arrived in England. We talked about the Incas and Sir Walter Raleigh.

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World Book Day - 2nd March 2017

   

 

What a great day! We were in inspired by the events of 'World Book Day' and couldn't wait to read 'Blob' by David Walliams.

                 

Year 3 have been sorting objects into 'light source' and 'not a light source'. Some of them were easy, but others were more tricky. Is the moon a light source?

     

Year 3 love looking after the hens. We go out and collect their eggs, replace their water and make sure they are happy.

         

         

Year 3 had a wonderful time rehearsing and performing their Diwali assembly for the whole school. They learnt all about the origins of the celebration and the story of Rama and Sita.

Year 3 had another fabulous day out to the Hindu Temple in Oldbury. Miss Plant was so proud of their behaviour and respectfulness within the Temple.

                                 

                                 

Look at our fantastic 'Chocolate Attack' homework.

    

We have had a fantastic start to the school year with a school trip to Cadbury World.

 

   

 

We have created some fabulous art work inspired by the artist Alberto Giacometti.

     

      

Summer Term 2016

A Right Royal Knees Up

On the 12th April, Year 3 visited Tesco Supermarket in Quinton as part of their Topic. They had a wonderful morning looking at foods they could purchase for the Queen’s tea party, tasting foods, and using the tills. Some of the public commented on the excellent behaviour of the children whilst they were there. Well done, Year 3, you are a credit to the school.

 

  

Spring Term 2016

Growing Things

Science week in Year 3