Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!

We have lots of exciting and different topics to look forward to this year. In History we will be learning about the Stone Age to Iron Age and Ancient Egyptians. In the Stone Age topic we will be researching facts and making our very own clay cave paintings. We will also be writing our own stories based on the 'Stone Age Boy'. In Science we will be learning about our amazing bodies and how to keep healthy. We will also look forward to learning all about rocks, soils and fossils as well as forces and magnets.

As the children will be making their First Holy Communion this year, we will be learning about other Sacraments, such as Baptism. We will come together as a year group and re-enact a Baptism, reflecting on this special event. We will begin to reflect on how we can prepare for the birth of Jesus and why Mary was chosen to do such a special job.

Our focus in Maths will be on place value and developing mental strategies. There is a big focus on times tables in Year 3 and we will be using TT Rockstars to support this. We will be practising telling the time and describing properties of 3D shapes.

In English we will be looking at the 'BFG' and we will write our own narrative with our own giant that we will create. We will perform poetry, focussing on expression, pace and tone. We will also write our own poem based on the 'Magic Box' by Kit Wright. Our grammar focus will be using adverbials of time and place and we will look at prepositions to explain where and when things happen.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to all the exciting things that Year 3 has to bring.

Please click on the following links to visit your class page:

Mrs Leather's Class

Mrs McDuff's Class

Miss Jamieson's Class

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


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