Week 3

We’ve had a lot of fun during our learning this week. From becoming newspaper reporters to gymnastics superstars – Year 3 really have got talent!

The children were extremely reflective during Adoration on Wednesday and thoroughly enjoyed their Spanish lesson about Advent with Michael. They have also made thoughtful cards for Francesca and have been working hard to solve tricky money and mental maths questions.

We were treated to Dame Alice Owen’s Gym and Dance dress rehearsal on Monday – which i’m sure inspired some of the fantastic counter balances produced in PE this week. The children also tested their scientific skills by conducting their own experiments on permeability! We have also researched the different trees in our school grounds as part of National Tree Week.

Don’t forget to look out for our British Values poster in the dining hall about discrimination.

Home Learning this week is to read with and adult and learn the words to the Advent Service songs – the children were given two song sheets. Please revise spelling list : Autumn Term 2 Week 4

 

Autumn 2 Week 2

We have had a wonderful day at Celtic Harmony today, where we learnt how to become a Celtic Warrior.

We had a fantastic time learning how to fire an arrow and solve warrior riddles. The children were great at hunting for clues in the woodlands and proved themselves to be very fierce.

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We also learnt how to weave reeds and how to work together in battle  – we even managed to defeat some wicked Romans! It was also great to hear the Myth of Finn MacCool and the Giant Causeway.

Thank you Miss Lawlor, Mrs Pinto and Mrs Lyons for helping us today – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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We have also learnt about the UK Paraliment and what the role of the House of Lords and House of Commons is. We will be voting for or against the schools name change on Monday.

To celebrate anti-bullying week we took part in a workshop about respect and explored how we could make kind choices and respect both ourselves and others.

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Home learning

Please read and complete the Spag.com activities that have been set. Please refer to the Autumn 2 week 2 spelling list.

Enjoy your weekend

Miss Pringle

Autumn 2 Week 1

It has been lovely to welcome the children back after the half term. They have worked well together and enjoyed sharing their news.

In RE we have focused on the Jewish day of rest – Shabbat. The children were fascinated with the celebration and enjoyed taking part in the sharing of wine (apple juice) and challah (bread).

We have also looked closely at Remembrance day and why people wear poppies. I was very proud of how confidently all the children read in assembly today – well done Y3.

In maths we have been investigating how partitioning and place value can help us with column addition and subtraction and in English we are starting a recount based on the story Weslandia by Paul Fleischman.

Home learning 

Spelling – Autumn 2 week 1 list (please look at the resources section on our class page).

Spag.com and Mathletic tasks have been set.

Please continue to hear your child read and sign their reading record.

Please check your child’s bag for more information.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

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Pilgrimage To Rome and St Paul VI Celebration Day

Today the school has been filled with excitement and joy as we celebrated the canonization of Pope Paul VI. We started the day with an assembly where everyone was presented with a St Paul VI prayer card. The children then enjoyed an extra break and Fairtrade treat in the sunshine. Following the theme of peace, the children spent the morning creating flags, designs, sketches and mosaics as well as continuing their research on Pope Paul VI. This afternoon we released doves of peace in the playground as a symbol of our continuing mission, following the charism of Pope Paul, to support peace and justice for all. Our pilgrimage to Rome to share in this very special moment was inspiring and uplifting. We felt privileged to be able to represent our school community in this important event. Father Shaun also attended the Mass in St Peter’s Square and we were all invited by Alex (our Seminarian)to visit the English College for Mass and then refreshments, enjoying the view of Rome from the rooftop terrace! Throughout the weekend we remembered our Pope Paul School Community and prayed for the continuing success of our school. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of staff who are happy to make a financial and time commitment in support of our community. Thank you ladies!

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Week 7

Year three have written some wonderful prayers to Saint Paul VI this week and created some beautiful art work based on peace. Pope Paul’s canonization has been a fantastic celebration for the whole school – the children really enjoyed hearing about the teachers’ trip to Rome and were delighted to see the doves (symbols of peace) being released this afternoon.

The children have also finished their Stone Age adventure stories and are looking forward to sharing them with you next Friday at our celebration morning. In art we have made Autumnal collages. The children have also enjoyed sharing their Mary Anning posters in science.

Home learning
Please check your child’s bag as they have spelling, handwriting and comprehension tasks to complete.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss Pringle

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Week 6

IMG_0942 IMG_0944 IMG_0903 IMG_2643 IMG_2642Year 3 have been working hard to edit and improve their Stone Age adventure stories. Next week, they will be sharing them with each other and Y4. In maths they have been rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 as well as using their adding skills in PE.

During topic we’ve investigated how archaeologists identify prehistoric skeletons and how male and female skeletons differ and in Science we are looking closely at soil and its properties. We have also used our mapping skills to locate some of the Stone Age archaeologist sites in Sussex and Kent.

We have really enjoyed learning about Pope Paul VI and how someone becomes a saint. His canonization this weekend, along with Oscar Romero’s is a very special time for our Church and school community.

Home learning:

Spelling : Homophones (week 5) please find an electronic copy of these spellings under the resources section on our class page.

RE : The children have been given a sheet, which asks them to write a prayer to Saint Paul VI.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Week 5

Year 3 have been very busy this week – they have shown fantastic listening and team work skills in all areas of the curriculum – helping each other round three digit numbers and write noun phrases that include contractions!

In science they have been investigating what soil is made of and what types of soils we have in different areas of the school. They have played different games in class to help them learn their spellings, they have all performed well in their tests – thank you for your continued support to learn these at home. Mr Dugan challenged them to solve some very tricky problem solving this afternoon – they had to be very resourceful and resilient.

In RE we have been been focusing on how and where we see God in others and in nature. They were also very creative with their lego models of the Tabernacle and have sketched and painted some fantastic pictures of Pope Paul VI. We would like to say a special thank you to Michael for coming in on Wednesday afternoon and teaching us the hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful’ we really enjoyed singing with you.

Home learning

Please continue with the science home learning project set last week (due in next Wednesday) and practice the week 4 spellings. I haven’t set any matheletic activities but please encourage them to practice their 2, 3, 4 and 5 timetables and rounding skills. I have attached a rounding and ordering question as a challenge – please post your answers on this blog. Please read over the weekend and remember reading records next week.

Have a lovely weekend.
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Week three

We have combined our problem solving and computing skills in PE this week by hunting for images taken around the school and taking pictures of ourselves next to the objects. It was great fun – what resourceful beavers and fantastic (team work) ants we are!

In topic the children have also become archaeologists and investigated some fossilized Stone Age ‘poo’ in order to find out what Stone Age people ate. This as you can imagine caused quite a stir!

We have learnt how the three types of rock, sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous are formed  in our science lessons. Using starburst to demonstrate the changes that occur when pressure and heat are applied. I was very impressed with the children’s focus in this lesson.

During RE we have been looking closely at the Trinity and Adoration – taking time reflect and give thanks to The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit – the children have shown real reverence.

Please find information about this weeks home learning in your child’s home learning pack. Comprehension, mathletics, spag.com and spelling activities have been set. The full spelling list for the term can be found on our class page under ‘resources’.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

 

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Week Two

We have had a very productive and fun time in Year 3 this week. Our class book is George’s Marvellous Medicine and on Thursday we took part in lots of fun activities, based on this book, to celebrate Roald Dahl day. What a wicked Grandma George has!

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In English we have written informal letters based on the book The Day The Crayons Quit. We will be editing and performing them in class next week. The children have been very creative with their ideas – well done everyone.

We have continued to develop our understanding of place value in maths and have completed tricky missing number puzzles. Mathletic home learning tasks are based on this topic.

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Our RE topic, ‘Beginning with God’, has lead us to explore what The Sign Of The Cross means and how our faith influences our actions and words. Next week we are going to be studying the story of The Burning Bush.

The class have also been learning about where sedimentary rock can be found in the UK and how it is formed – they have used their map skills to locate these places in the atlas. It has been great to see their own rock collections and hear how enthusiastic they are about this topic.

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We have also looked at Stone Age tools and objects, which inspired us to make clay thumb pots and necklaces.

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During Thursdays PE lesson we prastised our dodging skills, while learning a new invasion game and today Mr Dugan led us through lots of different team building activities.

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The children have been given a home learning pack today, with activities and information about passwords, reading days and tasks inside. If you have any questions please speak to me on Monday. If you were unable to attend the meeting on Tuesday please don’t worry, all the information will be added to our class page on the website.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

 

Week One

Welcome back, I hope you all had a restful holiday. The children have come into school raring to go this week – impressing me with their listening skills and effort in lessons.

We have started by looking at place value in maths – the children have played games, made posters and solved word problems using their knowledge of place value.

In English we have been studying the book ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’, which has been great fun. The children have been very good at identifying the crayons problems and have proved to be fantastic adjective detectives!

Our science topic is rocks and soils and this week the class have been making careful observations about different rocks and have grouped them according to their appearance. This is proving to be a popular topic.

We have also had the opportunity to meet Alex the seminary who is staying with Father Sean this month, which was nice. Alex will continue to come into school over the next few weeks.

The children have also had the opportunity to reflect ion their talents and what they are looking forward to this year.

It has been lovely to welcome them into Y3 and get to know them. I look forward to meeting you next Tuesday at the meet the teacher meeting.

Have a great weekend

Miss Pringle

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