Spring 2 Week 3

Year 3 have had a busy week of learning. In English, the children planned and wrote an alternative version to the story The Finger Eater. Their writing showed their enjoyment of the story as they were able to use words and phrases that the author had used. This term, we have focused on using adverbs and subordinating conjunctions, which they used correctly in their writing to engage the reader.

In Maths, we have been learning to add with column addition with no regrouping and with regrouping. They children have demonstrated their understanding using resources and recording using the written method.

In Art the children painted the sea and the sky, ready to add some stitching to it.

In Religion, the children retold the story of the Epiphany as one of the characters. They have also been explaining the meaning of this feast.

In PE, the children practised and performed their sequences to the class and then transferred their skills on the apparatus.

Home Learning

Timestables Please practise your timetables on Timestable Rockstars
SPAG Complete the activity on Spag.com
Mathletics Complete the activities.

calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly


Complete activities on spelling shed. Write the spellings and sentences in their handwriting books.



Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Spring 1 Week 2

The highlight of the week was our first swimming lesson. The children quickly got into groups and started their lesson. In PE we continued gymnastics, the children made sequences with their partners with spins and balances.

This week was Other Faith Week. Year 3 learnt about the beliefs of Hinduism. We discussed the similarities and differences with our beliefs. Then we learnt about the pilgrimages that Hindus go on. The children made a board game with the facts they learnt about a pilgrimage to Kumbh Mela.

In Maths, the children have been reading and interpreting bar graphs and tables. They have answered questions and compared the results.

In English, we finished reading The Finger Eater. The children wrote a letter as one of the characters, describing the events using evidence from the text. The children have developed their sentence structure by using adverbs and subordinating conjunctions. Next week, the children will be planning and writing their own version of the story.

In Art, we started with some mark making. Then the children walked around the classroom to appreciate other children’s learning.

In Science, we sorted rocks according to their properties.

Home Learning

Spellings Complete the spelling shed activities.

obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey, disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor

Handwriting – write the spellings in their handwriting book then write at least 3 sentences with some of the spellings.

Mathletics Please complete activities
Timetables Practise 2, 5, 10 and 3. If you know these. Practise 4 and 8.
SPAG www.spag.com – complete the activity. Username and password is at the front of children’s reading book.


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Spring 1 Week 1

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for our cards and the generous gifts.

In Religion, the children listened to the story of the Three Wise Men visiting Jesus. We talked about the meaning of the word Epiphany and discussed the epiphany moments during the week. The children made stars with their epiphany moments on them.

In PE, our topic is Gymnastics. This week the children travelled in different ways along the apparatus. They thought carefully about how they jumped and landed safety.

In Maths, we have been revising the different addition and subtraction strategies and solving problems.

In English, the children have been enthusiastic about The Finger Eater Story. They have been gathering evidence from the text to describe the Finger Eater and to warn others about what they should do if they meet him. The children made fantastic predictions about what the characters could do to trick the unusual troll. Then the children made collages of the troll.

In Science the children have been learning about different types of rocks.

PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. This Wednesday the children are starting swimming.

Home Learning – to be completed by Wednesday

Spelling Please complete the games on spelling shed.

vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen

Timestables rockstars Please practise 2, 3 and 5 timetables for at least 10 minutes each day.
Handwriting/Spelling Please practise spellings and handwriting in the handwriting book sent home.
Studyladder Complete the activities


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Autumn 2 Week 7

We have had a wonderful week! It started off with a snow day on Monday. It was great to hear the stories of the children playing in the snow and building snowmen. When we returned to school, we had a great time playing in the snow together.

On Tuesday, it was fantastic to watch the Year 3 and 4 Music Concert. Well done to all of the children who took part.

On Wednesday, we had our Christmas Lunch. We were excited to see the dining hall and tables decorated and enjoyed eating lunch together. In the afternoon, we watched the Year 5 and 6 Music Concert followed by the choir singing. Well done to all the Year 3 choir members who sang beautifully.

On Thursday, we went to Wyllyotts Theatre to watch Dick Whittington. The children enjoyed every minute of the show and were a great audience. They especially enjoyed the interval when we ate ice cream.

At the end the week, we had our Christmas Party and a visit from Father Christmas. We danced, ate cakes, had glitter tattoos, hair chalk and played games.

What a wonderful, fun filled week.  The photos are on the Powerpoint attached. Christmas Fun 2022


Have a great Weekend!

Mrs Carey

Snow Day

Happy Snow Day!

Today’s learning.

Write an acrostic poem with the word Snowman or Snowflake

Write in out and decorate it.


Complete the Reading Comprehension




Make some snake flake decorations to hang in our class.



Make a snowman picture using cotton wool.

Snowman Mandala Christmas Colouring Card

Reindeer Mandala Christmas Colouring Card



Bake some cookies/ cakes. Can you add snowflakes on them? Use your maths skills to measure and weigh.


Complete the maths activities


Science – Try one of the experiments below!


Build a snowman, make snow angels and have fun!

Have a great day in the snow!

Mrs Carey

Autumn 2 Week 6

The highlight of the week was the Advent Service on Wednesday evening. I was so proud of the children’s reading, singing and dancing.

The children have been learning different strategies to subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers.

In English, we have been reading clerihews, comparing them with limericks and identifying their features. The children planned their own clerihews on a book character or a famous person and will write one next week. They have worked hard to find rhyming words and to remember the pattern of a clerihew.

In Religion, the children have been retelling Matthew’s story of The Birth of Jesus. The Year 6 children and the travelling nativity visited our class to tell us the story of the journey to Bethlehem.

Home Learning

Timetables Sheet Please complete the sheet that the children took home
Study ladder Complete the activities
Spellings  Revise all the spellings from this half term
Reading Children to write some sentences about their reading book  in their reading record.


Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Carey

Week 5 Autumn 2

A wonderful week in Year 3! The highlight of the week was travelling by train to Westminster Cathedral to take part in the Nativity Service. The children sang beautifully and looked wonderful in their costumes. The behaviour of the children travelling to and from the Cathedral was excellent. The Cathedral was full of excitement when a real donkey and sheep arrived!

This week was the beginning of Advent. Each day we learn about someone who was part of Jesus’ family by listening to stories on the Jesse Tree. The children have listen to Matthew and Luke’s recounts of the Nativity story and have identified the similarities and differences.

In Science, we investigated whether different objects were magnetic through sand and soil. We found that metal objects were magnetic through sand but not through soil because it is too thick.

On Thursday Bishop John Sherrington visited our school. We had a lovely assembly and then he visited our classrooms to answer some of our questions.

Ten children from our class competed against other schools in different sporting activities. The children displayed fantastic team work skills. Pope Paul came second overall. Well done to the children who took part.

This week the children planned and wrote their own limericks. They worked hard to follow the correct pattern of writing limericks. I was impressed by how well they did. Below are some examples of their wonderful learning.

There once was girl called Claire.

Who especially loved to go to the funfair.

Then she lost her underpants,

And then came lots of ants.

After she pulled out most of her hair.

By Emily


There once was a boy called Jack.

Who wanted to eat a big mac.

By the horror of his sight,

Someone bit the last bite.

Then he hit himself in the back.

By Jack F


There once was a girl called Claire.

Who made good friends with a bear.

But she didn’t like to dance,

But she loved to prance.

And got a sock that only came in pairs.

By Emilia

Everyone’s hair looked great today!

Remember the Advent Service on Wednesday 7th December at 7pm at OLASV Church. Children should be there by 6.45pm. All children should attend but please let me know if your child cannot attend.

Home Learning

Advent Songs Please learn the songs on the blog for the Advent Service on Wednesday
Studyladder Please log on to study ladder and complete the activities. Passwords are in reading records
Timestables Please practice. Can you improve your speed?
Spellings Complete the activities on spelling shed

centre, decide, disappear, early, heart, learn, minute, notice, regular, therefore


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Week 4 Autumn 2

Another a busy week in Year 3. The children have been learning another strategy when adding called compensation. Then they applied all the strategies they have learnt over the last few weeks to solving different calculations. The children were able to explain the strategy they used and why they thought that was the best strategy.

Our new writing topic is limericks. The children have enjoyed reading limericks, they have been identifying the features of a limerick and editing limericks that do not follow the correct pattern. Next week they will plan and write their own limericks. I look forward to sharing them with you.


In Science the children planned and did an investigation  to find the answer to the question How does the type of surface on the table affect the speed of the tub travelling on it? We used smooth wood, a towel, bubble wrap, net and felt. We found out that the tub moved quicker on smooth wood and moved the slowest on a towel. They explained their results by comparing the amount of friction each material has.

Well done to the children who are practising the songs for the Advent Service. Please continue to practise and if your child has a reading, please practise at home.

On Friday, the children added their Advent Promise on a star to the hall display.

Well done to the footballers who played in the tournament this week.

On Wednesday, we are going to the Annual Diocese of Westminster Schools Advent Service in Westminster Cathedral. If the children have a Nativity costume, please send it in a bag. We have a few costumes at school for children who do not have one. Please be at school by 8.30am as we will have to leave on time to get our train.

Home Learning

Spelling shed forgetting, forgotten, beginning, preferred, permitted, regretting, committed, forbidden, propelled, equipped


Timetables Please practise timetables on   Timestables Rockstars
Advent Service Songs and Christmas Songs Please learn the Advent Service song and the Christmas songs for Westminster on the blog.



Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Carey


Songs for Westminster Cathedral Advent Carol Service (Year 3 and Year 5)

You don’t need to know the words off by heart, but please be familiar with each carol.

Week 3

This week the children have planned and written their own newspaper report based on The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. The children focused on using prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs to make their report interesting to read. They have demonstrated their understanding of the features of newspaper reports.

In Maths, the children have been learning how we reorder and find complements when adding to help them to be more efficient and accurate.

In preparation for Advent, the children have been learning about the Jesse Tree. They have learnt about some of the members of Jesus’ family. We made a Jesse Tree for our class.

On Friday, we had a wonderful day at Celtic Harmony. The children had fun learning about flint knapping, they built dens, they made soup, hunted animals and listened to a story around the fire. I was impressed with their behaviour and their enthusiasm throughout the day.  Thank you to Jack Flatley and April’s mum for coming with us.

Click here for the phots. Celtic Harmony Trip


Home Learning

Advent Service Songs Please practise the songs on the blog for the Advent Service.
Timetables rockstars Please try to improve your speed
Spellings – spelling shed gardening










Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Carey