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Year 3

Welcome to year three.  We are delighted to be teaching your children and pleased to let you know that everyone is settling in well.  We wanted to share some of our recent work which included creating sentences using adjectives.  Most importantly though, it involved a speaking and listening activity using our phonics and spellings.  This helps everybody to recap on what they already will have learnt.  We will share other photographs on here and messages where appropriate.  Our medium term plan will follow so that you can find out what we will be doing and perhaps visit the library to read around our topics.  

Best wishes,

Mrs Lonergan and Mrs Ichtsi and Mrs Marson

FOREST SCHOOL MESSAGE:  Each Wednesday, Year three will be having a Forest School session in the morning.  The class rotate so that 15 children at a time have this provision.  Please check the letter that your child brings home to tell you when it is their week.  All Forest School attendees must wear warm, old clothing, coats, hats and thin gloves, even when the weather appears to be warmer.  Please send in a bottle of water and a fruit snack for first break and make sure that your child's PE kit is in school, should they get wet and need a change of clothing.

Many thanks, Mrs Lonergan

The results are in year three!  The blackbird is now the most commonly viewed bird during the RSPB's Garden Birdwatch.  Thank you for taking part.  Our certificate is on the way.  Mrs Lonergan smiley

School Trip to Fingeringhoe Wick Wildlife Trust

Ukulele Workshop with Ms Pavey

Forest School Provision at Holy Family School

World Book Day

Dear Parents and Carers,

We look forward to working with you and your child again this term.  Our termly overview will come home to you in a paper copy so that you know what we will be covering in class.  Our weekly homework note has details of how we will do this week to week.  One of the choices for homework this week, will be to visit the library to try to find a book about Ancient Egypt.  We covered our Stone Age to Iron Age topic in the first term so we will be starting the Ancient Egyptians this term.  We also started our new RE topic this week which is 'Journeys'.  Our big question on our display is, "Is life a journey?"  

Please find attached, our Spring Term Curriculum Overview.

Local History

Our journey into the New Year: Resolution Tree

Our Learning Journey, outdoor learning stick, songs and worship and community sharing


As part of our DT, we also prepared and baked our vegetable tarts using seasonal, home-grown ingredients. Most children found them delicious!

Design Technology: Fruit Kebabs

For our Design Technology, we have been making Japanese inspired fruit kebabs.  This also involved researching where fruits come from and understanding seasonality as well as the changing weather patterns which can affect the supply of produce.

These are the songs that Year 3 will be singing in our Christmas show on the 5th and 6th of December. They should all have a copy of the lyrics in their bags which they can use to practise learning them at home.

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2. The Angel Gabriel (Remastered).wav

3. What's Up Josheph (Remastered).wav

4. The Angel Gabriel Reprise (Remastered).wav

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Library Visit:- Wednesday 16th November

Remember to bring a coat, your library card and a piece of fruit tomorrow, if possible.


We visited the library today and had a wonderful local history talk about Dorothy Sayers, a writer who lived close to the library building.  We also explored how the library building had been used in the past and Erica set up a wonderful picture quiz for the children.  Time was spent choosing books and looking through the Michael Morpurgo and also the Stone Age collection.  Some children have put their books on reserve if they didn't have a ticket on them  Please do visit the library to collect their book.  Thanks everyone for a wonderful morning.

A local history visit

Learning Outside of the Classroom Homework

History Knowledge Organiser

Finding out about the Stone Age

Laudati Si and Frutelli Tutti and CAFOD workshop

Around the World Day- The Arctic and Antarctica

SCIENCE- Skeletons and Healthy Eating

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The children enjoyed looking at animals with or without a skeleton and learning about the different types of food we should include in our diet to stay healthy.

Autumn Art

Speaking and listening to structure writing

Autumn term year 3 curriculum overview

Sharing writing using contractions