Year 3 is a very special year as the children celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
We begin the year by building upon the previous work in year two and completing the transition between key stages. Where possible our work is practical and we try to make learning as fun as we can for the children
Find out what Year 3 are studying over the year:
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Maths: We participated in a variety of activities to help us to develop a good understanding of fractions. We had fun finding our unit fraction family! We ordered the unit fractions, rolled dice to generate unit fractions and then used the less than and more than symbols . Finally, we completed our own fraction walls and discovered that…the larger the denominator the smaller the fraction!
DT: As part of our DT topic, we tasted, described and evaluated a variety of breads. Looking, smelling and describing what we saw wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be! We had to decide which adjectives went in which column! Was it taste or texture, look or smell? We especially enjoyed the tasting part and all devoured every crumb! Next, we are going to design our favourite ‘healthy’ sandwich snack , write instructions and then make them!
We have been finding out about Hinduism! We researched the festival of Diwali in ICT and completed a comprehension activity about the festival. Following instructions to make a Rangoli window decorations was fun . Look at the beautiful, intricate Mendhi patterns that we created for our classroom Hinduism display!
Autumn 1: This half term, the children in Year 3 have enjoyed:
- Looking at the work of Rene Magritte in Art
- Writing poems in English
- Learning about the Sacraments in RE
- Practising times tables in Maths
- Learning about muscles in Science
After receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the children in Year 3 attended a retreat day to Alton Castle. It was a wonderful, fun-filled day with numerous opportunities to reflect upon their faith journey so far and to prepare for the next step…receiving the Body of Christ on our First Holy Communion day.
Well done to Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 for leading us through our Holy Week prayer journey following the footsteps of Jesus.
We watched Palms being waved to welcome Jesus on Palm Sunday by Year 4 and then Year 3 led us through the events of Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper where we witnessed the first celebration of the Eucharist with the breaking of bread. Finally, Year 5 concluded our journey, as they led us through the stations of the cross and we witnessed Jesus’ love and compassion for us even as He was been put to death.
As Year 3 prepare to take the next step on their faith journey, they are finding out all about the Sacraments. They role played a Baptism and chose the Christian name Teresa for the baby after Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The children demonstrated the Gospel values of being active and curious as they found out about their own Baptism.
We have recently taken part in a prayer project, along with Bishop Walsh, Holy Cross and St Nicholas’ Schools. Each house group had a different theme to write a prayer about. Read our selection of prayers and look out for our Academy Prayer, produced by a selection of students from each school.