Autumn 2 Week 4

This week we read The day the Crayons quit by Drew Daywalt and explored the different emotions of each character using freeze frames. We have also made predictions about what some of the Crayons might enjoy if they were to quit and created some colourful crayon art. Next week,  we are going to look at persuasive language and begin writing our own persuasive letters.

In maths we have used different mental strategies for addition and subtraction. Next week we will be exploring fact families and inverse for example:

15 + 15 = 30  and 30 -15 = 15

100 +3 = 103 and 103 – 3 = 100

In science we have investigated the function of our muscles; creating models and labelling the muscles and predicting and identifying which muscles we use when running.

We have begun our Advent preparation by creating Advent angels and promises. Each day through Advent we shall be sharing our promises and reading an Advent prayer together. Look out for your child’s Advent angel on the window in the playground.

Home learning 

Reading and spelling 

Please record your reading in your reading record and learn this word list;









Whole School Home Learning Advent 2020 Friday 27th November 2020 – see the Newsletter for examples.

Advent  is the period leading up to Christmas. It starts on the Sunday nearest to 30 November which this year is Sunday 29th November and ends on Christmas Eve. The word ‘advent‘ comes from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ‘coming’ which is a translation of the Greek word ‘parousia’. It is a time of waiting and preparation rather than a joyful celebration like Christmas.

Advent reminds us to remember and prepare for the birth of Jesus.

To help us prepare for Christ’s coming during Advent we invite you to take part in a creative home learning opportunity. 

  1. Make an Advent wreath 

One of our Advent traditions is to pray around an Advent Wreath.

Create an Advent Wreath or Advent Candles from card and paper and display in your home as an Advent focus. Here are some ideas for making a craft display.

  1. Write an Advent prayer to say with your family every day of Advent. Here are some examples to help you.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe.

You sent your Son to be the Light of the world and to spread his light of love to all.

As we light the candles of this wreath

May its growing brightness remind us of the approaching nearness of your Son

So that the day of His coming may find us prepared and filled with joy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Taking part in these activities will help us to prepare and focus for the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Mrs Joyce

RE Co-ordinator




Autumn 2 Week 3

This week we have finished our dragon writing, using alliteration, similes and noun phrases. They are wonderful! We have also painted our dragon eyes, which are very impressive too.


In Maths we have been adding 0ne and two digit numbers to three digit numbers, while in RE we have learnt to find Bible references and understand why we pray the Hail Mary and what it means.

    We have developed our punching technique in Karate and block tackling in hockey. In science we have explored the functions of our skeleton, identified some major bones, looked at x-rays and learnt about different animal skeletons.

Spelling  – ion suffix

Follow this link and learn these words



Please record your independent reading in your reading records and complete five read theory quizzes.


Study ladder activities have been set. Please revise your 3, 4 and 5 timetables.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle





Autumn 2 Week 2

This week has been all about dragons! In English the children have written descriptions of their dragons appearance and described their special powers. They have also been busy in art making a class dragon as well as origami and clay dragon eyes.

In maths the children have been reading scales. Please revise counting in 3 and 5 (timetables) using the free app hit the button over the weekend. During our hockey lessons we have been learning to pass, dribble and tackle – I have been very impressed with the control and skill shown!


Spelling  – suffix ture and sure 

Follow this link and learn these words and complete the handwriting sheet sent home.



Please record your independent reading in your reading records and complete five read theory quizzes.


Please complete the mathletics activities set.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Autumn 2 Week 1

Year 3 have been busy designing their own dragons this week, which they will be writing about next week. There are some very imaginative and magical ideas developing, which I am very excited about!

In maths the children have learnt to round to the nearest 10 and 100. This rhyme has really helped the class remember the rules of rounding.

We have prayed for those who have died in our prayer reflection books and learnt about remembrance day – please watch our PowerPoint below and enjoy our art work.

It has been a very active week – starting with karate, where we learnt the correct kicking technique and how to relax and stretch our bodies in different ways. Later in the week, we played hockey. Our focus this week has been possession and passing – we are a very talented class!

Home learning

Spelling  – suffix ‘ly’

Follow this link and learn these words



Please record your independent reading in your reading records and complete five read theory quizzes.


Please complete the mathletics activities set.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle


Week 8

Year 3 have been learning about India  for One World Week 2020. We used google maps and atlases to locate India, its surrounding countries, major cities, mountain ranges and major rivers. We’ve learnt to read toe figure grid references and investigated the different ways that the river Ganges is used. Most of the children decided they would like to live in the tropical climate zone of India so that they could see they wonderful wildlife found there. We enjoyed trying onion bhajis and comparing the UK to India.


Thank you for your very generous Harvest Festival donations.


The children had lots of fun this afternoon creating their own relay races, obstacle course and invasion games – I was very impressed with their teamwork and ball skills.

No home learning has been set but please ensure the children read daily and record this reading in their records.

Have a restful and safe half term,

Miss Pringle

Week 7

In maths this week, we have been estimating, comparing and measuring length. The children have been carefully using their rulers to measure accurately and select appropriate units of length. In English, Year 3 have been editing, publishing and assessing WWW What Working Well in their narratives.  You will be able to listen to them reading their wonderful stories – See below.

In PE, we have focused on ball carrying and passing in Tag Rugby. Next week we are going to use all of our new skills to play small sided possession games.

Home learning

Home learning 

Spelling –



Please complete the three activities set online.

Read theory and reading 

Please complete 10 quizzes and log your independent reading in your reading records.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle





Week 4

This week we have practised adding and subtracting 10 from any number.  We have also continued working hard to learn our 3 time tables and our mental fluency.

In English we have been writing expanded noun phrases, ready to use them in our narrative next week.

During PE we have used our throwing, catching an dodging skills to play tag rugby. In Science we have researched interesting facts about sunflowers and used our estimation skills to guess the height and number of seeds on the largest sunflower in our garden.

Please look out for awards in the Newsletter!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Spelling – adding ed and ing


Follow this link to practice – these are Y2 spelling words but have been chosen to close the gaps.

Mathletics and Study Ladder activities have been set and all accounts have been checked in class – please let me know on Monday if you have any issues accessing the set activities from home.

Please complete 5 quizzes on read theory – the comprehension adjusts itself automatically according to how the children perform during the quizzes. I am able to check this online too.

Please read with your child and encourage them to log their reading in their record, commenting on what they enjoyed. Please sign and return reading book and records on Thursdays.

Week 2

Our first full week back at school in Year 3  has been a very busy one. We have welcomed Moini, Julia and Naomi to our class and pray for those who have left Pope Paul.

We have written interesting sentences using adjectives and questions in English and everyone is working hard on their handwriting and presentation.

In Maths, we have used  Dienes equipment, number fans, bead strings and written models to represent 2 and 3 digit numbers. We have also continued learning to count in 3s from 0.

During Science we have investigated what plants need to grow and why it is important to remove weeds.

Our chest and bounce passes have really improved this week in P.E. and we have played lots of different games to develop our running and dodging skills.

Home learning –  to be completed by next Wednesday please.

This evening I have sent home a blue folder containing your child’s passwords, a book list, a handwriting/spelling sheet and a copy of our cursive letter formation.

The spellings on the handwriting sheet are to be traced and then copied. The children will be tested on these words next Friday so please revise them at home and use this link to practice

I have set mathletics and would like your child to read for 10 – 15 minutes a daily. Please sign their reading record and return their books and records every Thursday. They may log onto read theory and complete one of the comprehension quizzes on there also, but this is optional.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

It has been a pleasure to welcome your children into Year 3 and to begin their Key Stage 2 journey. We look forward to working with parents/carers to help the children to achieve their full potential in all areas. You are invited to celebrate the children’s learning in our Year 3 blog, which will be updated on a weekly basis.

Reading records and books will be sent home next week – please check inside for reading prompts and targets.

Please send your child into school wearing their Pope Paul P.E.kit on Wednesday and Friday this term.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful time in Year 3.

Miss Pringle and Miss Lawlor.


Good morning,

Please continue with your Ancient Egyptians Project and timetables revision.

Ancient Egyptian Project Y3

Have a wonderful summer,

Miss Pringle