Year 3 back in time 60s style

Yet another busy week for year 3!

We all enjoyed meeting the Cardinal and some of us received Holy communion from him on Wednesday.

On Friday, we had a 60s themed classroom day.  We sat in rows and followed a 60s style school day.

Registration and prayers


Music and Movement


Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Nature Study

We were allowed to drink milk at break time as in the 60s children received free milk each day.

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See you at the International Evening.

Mrs Joyce



Year 3

This week we have been busy preparing for our special Mass to mark the 50th anniversary of our school.

Also in literacy we looked at a Chinese legend called ‘the story of Nian’ and retold the story in our own words. It tells the story of a sea dragon who frightens the villagers until an old man finds a solution to the problem.

We displayed our learning in the classroom.

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Enjoy the weekend and see you at the Summer Fayre.

Mrs Joyce



Year 3 – Folk Dancing

On Wednesday, we all took part in an English Folk Dancing session.  We learnt how to dance around a maypole and the dance of the secret garden.

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Our next dance to learn is a Bollywood number which we hope to show at the International Evening.

Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs Joyce


Year 3

After an exciting Monday at the Celtic Harmony camp, we moved swiftly on to supporting our Year 2 class with getting ready for their move into Year 3. We all have a buddy and they wrote letters to us asking questions about life in Year 3. We wrote back and also introduced them to playtime in Key Stage 2.


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The finale of our week was our garden party. Year 3 designed a  garden with the theme of the sixties. We enjoyed painting stones and creating flower patterns with them.


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Sadly, we say goodbye to Ms Prendercast this week as she has finished her time with us.  We wish her all the best for her next year and thank her for all her support.


Enjoy your weekend

Mrs Joyce


Year 3 – Stone Age Day

Yesterday, Year 3 went on an amazing trip to the Celtic Harmony Camp for a stone age day.

We took part in the following activities:

Hunting and Gathering

Den building

Soap Flint Knapping Activity

Friction and Fire lighting Demonstration

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Sports Day

Well done year 3 for taking part in your first Key Stage 2 Sports Day.  A good morning was had by all.IMG_1431 016 017 018

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Our next project is to prepare for the garden party next Friday.  This week we started getting ready by planting flowers in our year 3 bed to represent the 60s.  We have painted stones to represent ‘flower power’ and we hope to cover them in PVA glue next week and add them to our garden.

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Thank you to  those of you who managed to join our walking float at the carnival last week,  we all had a great time.

Remember on Monday we are out for the day to visit Celtic Harmony .


Enjoy the sunshine.

Mrs Joyce





The Holy Spirit Working in Year 3

Our first week back after the half term break saw us retelling the story of Pentecost and learning about the start of the Catholic Church.

We believe that people today are still led by the Holy Spirit and Pope Francis is a good example of this.  We looked at some clips of Pope Francis at work and saw how he continues the work of Jesus today by helping those who need help without looking for something in return.



We created art work by dying our black felt tip pen drawings of the owl and the pussycat.


We have started looking at the features of folk tale writing and that they often have good and bad characters and magical objects and a moral.  Next week we will create our own folktales.

See you at the carnival on Sunday!

Mrs Joyce


Be still and know that I am God

We launched our spirituality week by adopting a prayer buddy for the week.  We made a prayer card for them and promised to pray for that person this week.

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021We were honoured to have Fr  Tim celebrate Mass with us on Tuesday, our first class Mass in Pope Paul. Year 3 sang and read and were very respectful when receiving the body and blood of Jesus.  Mrs Heymoz played the keyboard for us;how lucky we are to have a Headteacher that will do that for us.

After Mass, we enjoyed a drink and a biscuit in the Peace Garden and sang together “There is someone who knows me.”

This week, we also welcome Ms Prendergast to our class, she will be working with us for the next month and already has made a difference.  On her first day, she helped organise the tie-dying of our white shirts to bright and cheerful yellow and orange ones.  We will look amazing at the Potters Bar Carnival.

Enjoy your half term, Lets hope the sun keeps on shining.

A big thank you also for the flowers;they are such a beautiful arrangement.

Mrs Joyce



Year 3 – dem bones dem bones

Thank you for all your creative and amazing projects about our topic “Animals including humans.” Everybody has created an individual piece of work and we have all learnt some fascinating facts about our bodies.

This week, we made paper skeletons and then tried to copy the pose we had created in the playground.  We looked at x-rays and found out that a German physicist called Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered x-rays in 1895.

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Enjoy your weekend

Mrs Joyce


Why do we need a skeleton?

Our Science learning this week focused on learning more about our bones and skeleton. We made model skeletons out of dog biscuits and used secondary sources of information such as books and the internet to help improve our models.


Later, on in the week we looked at patterns in science investigating “I wonder if the person who has the biggest hand span can hold the most multi-link.” We learnt that scientists use a scatter-graph as a method of looking at their data to see if there are any patterns.

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Finally, we made art drawings using cotton buds for bones!


Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs Joyce