Year 3 26.3.21

This week we have been learning about Jesus’ Passion (suffering) according to Mark’s Gospel and finding out more about Holy Week.  On Thursday, the class watched Year 5 and 6 read, sing and act out The Stations of the Cross from Our Lady and St Vincent’s Church. 

Throughout the week we have participated in several Lenten Charity events organised by the Year 6 house captains, which were a lot of fun.  We have worked hard in PE to develop out fitness, speed and awareness of space. We have also enjoyed using the jungle gym and continue to complete the daily mile – which the children are very enthusiastic about.


Thank  you for sending in the milk bottles – we have had a lot of fun making woolly mammoth models after reading the book, ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ – the children will bring them home after Easter as it was a little too wet outside this afternoon.  We have also created  Lenten gardens, which should bloom just in time for Easter.

Have a restful and blessed Easter holiday

Miss Pringle

Year 3 19.3.21

As part of our Design and Technology unit of work. The children analysed existing sandwich products and plotted their findings on graphs. Next week we will be testing different flavour and food group combinations to use for our healthy sandwiches.

We have continued with our 5 ways to Wellbeing and explored the power of laughter. This week while completing our Golden Miles, we took part in an egg and spoon race for comic relief.

In maths we have been using our number bond knowledge to add 3 and 1 digit numbers. Please see this link if you would like to support your child with this at home.

Our English focus has been past and present tense, which we will continue next week. We have also been looking closely at Marks Gospel and Holy Week in RE.

Home learning

Spelling – homophones and near homophones

Mathletics – addition tasks
Study ladder – past tense



Year Three 12/3/21

It has been a wonderful to welcome all the children back into the classroom. We have spent the week focusing on our Wellbeing; learning the  5 Ways to Wellbeing:

Connecting with others

Learning new things

being Active

Noticing the world around us

Giving to others.

We have enjoyed connecting with each other again and have been very active this week, completing the daily mile on the field as well as circuit training in P.E.

We also enjoyed sharing our favourite stories and celebrating World Book Day together on Thursday – the children looked great in their costumes.

This week has been Science Week and the focus was inventions and inventors. At the beginning of the week the children shared their ideas about our big question, ‘What would life be like without electricity?’ Year 3 then researched Thomas Edison, who invented the electric light bulb.

Home Learning:

Whole School Home Learning on St Joseph.  Please see the school newsletter.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day.

Miss Pringle



We have had a busy week in Year 3, writing letters, gardening, making cards, identifying Advent symbols and meeting Santa! It has been a lot of fun.

Next week we plan to finish our letters for the residents of The Grange and Elm Court Care Home and roast the vegetables we have harvested from our vegetable patch. We will be enjoying some Christmas maths and playing various games in P.E.

Home learning


Big Question: Do people with the longest legs jump the furthest? 

Measure the length of your family members legs and predict who will jump the furthest. Then carry out a fair test by making sure everyone starts their standing jump from the same place and record your findings.

A sheet has been sent home this evening for you to record your findings on.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Autumn 1 Week 5

We have been busy preparing for Advent this week by keeping our Advent promises, receiving Advent angles and making Advent wreaths.

In Maths we have learnt to find fact families – this can be practised at and have started to use the column method for addition.


On Thursday, something very unusual happened in Y3, our chairs sent us a letter to say they had quit! In order get them to return we had to write persuasive letters.


We have played matches in Hockey and learnt to count to 10 in Japanese, while performing sequences in Karate.

counting to ten in Japanese | Isshinryu karate, Goju ryu karate, Kyokushin karate

Home Learning

Spelling – ous suffix

Please learn this spelling list;



Please revise you number bonds to 10 and 20 using hit the button


The children have been set a sequencing task to complete for next Wednesday  – please see the sheet they have taken home this evening.

Thank you for your generous donations for the Christmas hampers.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

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