Friday 8th September, 2023

Fun, scary, exciting are some of the feelings of  Year 3’s first week back at school. This week in Year 3, the children have been working hard to get back into the mode of learning after a long summer break.

We started the week with a class act of worship in which the children wrote their feelings or hope for the academic year ahead.

This year at Pope Paul, we are going to be celebrating our Year of Diversity and the class have been learning that  Diversity means differences. In class discussions, the children have chatted about how people may be different in many ways, including race or ethnicity, age, disabilities, language, culture, appearance, or religion.

In Maths, the children have been looking at three digit numbers and exploring the relative size of whole numbers building upon concepts learnt so far in Key Stage One.  They have been be provided with a variety of opportunities to represent numbers in different ways using resources – pictorially, using language and symbols.  In RE the children have been looking at and discussing our school mission statement.

Our topic for English is Fables. We have been reading a variety of them and picking out what moral we learn from each one. The children have done a wonderful job at retelling these stories in groups and creating role plays with the characters.


The children have also been introduced to the Recorder and learnt how to play the ‘B’ note and I must say, they were quick to master this! They have each been given their own school recorder to play during these lessons.

This afternoon, the children were part of the celebrations for Ms Lawlor’s 25 years of service.  They celebrated mass with Fr Shaun. Sive and Joe C took up the offertory with reverence and Grace and Solomon shared their own thoughts about Ms Lawlor and how she has helped them since they have come to this school.  At the end of mass, the children received a refreshing ice lolly!

The children have been very good at remembering to bring in their water bottles and hats.  If a water bottle has been left at home, do not worry as we have fresh water jugs in the classroom for their use.


PE days are Wednesday and Friday this term.


Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines.


Home Learning:

This week, the children will be coming home with their passwords they used last year in Year 2.  Their reading logs will be handed out to them next week on their allocated reading day alongside the new usernames etc for Mathletics, TTRs (timestable rockstars),

  • Log onto Mathletics where some activities have been set and log onto TTRs to start to practise the times tables that have been set. Spellings for this week can be found on the sheet sent home and activities can be accessed on spelling shed.


1 reply
  1. V Harrington
    V Harrington says:

    We heard all about the recorder but it’s great to hear about and see what else he has been doing. Thank you for a good start to year 3.


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