Summer 1: Week 4

Year 3 have worked very hard this week. In Maths, they applied their fraction knowledge to create mathematical art work . In English, they have published their  documentaries and created class word banks to support their narrative writing. In RE, the children wrote prayers to St Joseph to remember his feast day and were very reverent during the crowning of Mary this morning. Thank you for the generous donations of plants and flowers.

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In Science, the children have enjoyed sharing their magnets and famous scientist home learning.

In PE, this week we continued to develop our tennis forehand and backhand. I am very impressed with how fit Y3 are – they have collectively run 96 miles during the daily mile this week!

Finally, the children painted their clay animal tiles which look fantastic.

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Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Spelling –


French – please log onto duolingo and complete 20 minutes of activity. Passwords and log in details can be found on google classroom.

Reading – please log onto study ladder and complete 20 minutes of activity.

Science  – Please paint or sketch a picture of a famous scientist.

Summer 1: Week 3

This week we finished writing our animal documentaries and next week we will be recording them on the i-pads, before starting our narratives. We have also made clay tiles of pandas and tigers – I look forward to seeing the children paint them next week.

In maths we have found fractions of amounts and learnt to identify unit and non unit fractions. Please follow these links to find out more about this

We also enjoyed playing tennis and cricket in PE this week – the children’s ball control and hand eye coordination is really improving.

Have a lovely long weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning 

Spelling  – common exception words


Science – Magnets

Please create a learning poster about magnets that includes some of these key words; force, push, pull, surface, magnet, magnetic, attract, repel, magnetic poles, north and south.

Here is a link you might like to use

Reading – please read and log your reading in your records.



Summer 1: Week 2

We had a busy start to the week, continuing to find fractions of amounts in Maths and researching endangered animals in English. As part of our English topic we have adopted a giant panda through the worldwide wildlife fund (WWF) and will write our own animal documentaries and narratives, featuring an endangered animal, over the next three weeks.  It was also amazing having The Ark visit the school on Tuesday and have the opportunity to handle and learn about how we can care for different animals.

We focused on rallies in tennis and look forward to starting tennis with Mr Mills next Tuesday. For the rest of this half term children need to come to school in their PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Next week they also need to wear it on Thursday as we have a cricket taster lesson. In computing we have been using scratch to programme and create avatars and musical jingles and in Science have started learning about magnets. Thank you Miss Lawlor for all your hard work, I forward to seeing Y3 on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Home learning 




Please spend 30 minutes on read theory and then read either independently or to an adult for at least 15 minutes and write a comment in your record.


Please log onto study ladder and complete the three fraction activities set.

Year 3 Summer 1: Week 1

This week, we focused on the Resurrection story according to Mark as well as post Resurrection stories such as The Road to Emmaus and Doubting Thomas. We also enjoyed hunting for our Easter egg tokens and displaying our Resurrection butterflies and looking for signs of new life.

We have started tennis in PE, focusing on the ready position, bounce rallies, forehand and backhand. We will be working with Mr Mills, from Potters Bar Tennis Club, later in the term.

As part of our D&T project, we interviewed Lisa in the kitchen, about healthy eating before making our own healthy sandwiches for sports day and evaluating them.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Please see your Home Learning below:


Please make segment cards and practise these spelling words;

Please research 5 interesting facts about pandas and tigers. You might like to start but finding out where they live, what they eat and why they are in danger. We will share this information with each other next week.
Mathletics  – fraction activities have been set.
Reading -please read and sign your reading record.

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