St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Latest News 2018

Class trip to Cadbury World 22nd  October 2018

                         

 

                         

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Class

2018-19

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: 2019 

  

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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Attack 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Chocolate Attack

We visited Cadbury World on the 29th January 2016.

We had great fun making creations for our chocolate topic.

 

  

 In Science we talked about the skeleton. We named the bones in our body and we worked in groups to make skeletons.

Autumn Term 2015

Curriculum Overview

Savage Stone Age 

We took a time machine and went back in time to the Stone Age. We used comic strips to tell the audience what happened.

 

We talked about Stonehenge and several children made models.

 

This term we are exploring the past and discovering all about the ‘savage Stone Age’.We are looking at cave paintings and how they were used to communicate hopes, dreams and victories.  

 

View our photographs of our amazing cave paintings.

   

Archeologists discovered this painting in the Hall of Bulls Cave in Lascaux, France.

 

We are also trying to discover the ‘Secrets of Stonehenge’. We are reading a book by Mick manning and Brita Granstrom.

 Magnificent Minions

This term the Minions have visited famous landmarks in London. The children used grid references to locate the famous landmarks around London. They used the compass to travel in the right direction.

                                               

 

 

Science Workshop

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Summer Term 2014

Chocolate Attack

We have been reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl.

 

Year 3 Visited Tesco. We discovered how chocolate got from farm to fork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We are reading the fiction book, 'The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up' by Jill Tomlinson.

  

 

Autumn Term

Savage Stone Age

On Tuesday the 5th November we entered our classroom and found a letter addressed to Year 3. The letter asked to use the clues to find some letters around the school. When we had found all the letters we needed to arrange them into three words. The words would tell us the title of our new topic.  The letter was from Roger. We didn’t know who Roger was. It was very exciting! We started searching for clues!

Look at our photographs. 

 

 

Finally we found all the clues and when we returned to our classroom we could see something hiding under an orange cloth. Mrs Downes carefully removed the cloth and it revealed ‘Roger the Rock’, not just any rock but a talking rock.
This term we are exploring the past and discovering all about the ‘savage Stone Age’.
We are looking at cave paintings and how they were used to communicate hopes, dreams and victories.  

Archeologists discovered this painting in the Hall of Bulls Cave in Lascaux, France. Use this website to explore the caves in more detail.

We are also trying to discover the ‘Secrets of Stonehenge’. We are reading a book by Mick manning and Brita Granstrom.

 

Two children have worked at home to create their own Stonehenge.


Rocks and Soils
In Science we are going to observe and explore, generate ideas, define problems and pose questions in order to develop investigations.
• compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
• describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
• recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

Useful Links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml

Stone Age Song (Horrible Histories)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/clips/p00hzpq

Plucky Pigeons

We started the school term with a visit from the Royal Racing Pigeon Association. Stewart Waldrop visited our class and we had a great afternoon learning all about pigeons.

Read all about it on their website and leave a comment on their blog.
http://www.rpra.org/a-fantastic-afternoon-at-st-peters-catholic-primary-school-birmingham/

Click on the pigeon to view our photographs of the great afternoon.


 

In July, Mrs Downes read us a story
by Dick King-Smith called E.S.P
(Eric Stanley Pigeon).
This book inspired us and we were all
eager to find out lots more about pigeons.

 

 


 

 

We watched the film Valiant. Valiant is a small pigeon who wants to be successful. He never gives up and always perseveres.

 

Despite his small stature, Valiant aspires to be part of the elite “Royal Homing Pigeon Service,” the carrier pigeons in charge of delivering top secret messages for the allied forces. Valiant learns, “It’s not the size of your wingspan, but the size of your spirit that counts,” and he sets out for London to enlist.

Some pigeons think that because Valiant is so small he will never be able to fulfill his dreams, but he is determined to try anyway.

We talked about our aspirations. Mrs Downes was amazed at our work!

Can you create the lego pigeon and the origami pigeon?


Take a look at our Plucky Pigeon paintings !