During this first half term we will be learning about belonging to God's family. The children will explore the groups that they belong to and study the Sacrament of Baptism. The children will also learn about how we celebrate belonging to the family of God through the Celebration of Mass.
During the second part of the half term we will also begin to consider the theme of Reconciliation - exploring human choices and Christ's teaching on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Day 1 in Year 3 and look at how fantastic everyone looked as their chosen hero or villain...Well done children and thank you parents!
We all became 'St Patrick Heroes' by thinking about what makes a good friend and how we need to look after one another. The children wrote recipes for friendship as a result.
Martin Luther, Joan of Arc, Rosa Parks or Amy Johnson? Someone from your family or the local firefighters? There are many heroes and heroines, but who do you admire the most?
We will learn and sing songs about the infamous villains, Bonnie and Clyde and Cruella De Vill- learning to clap out rhythms and get to the beat!
In English we will write riddles, comic strips and traditional tales, develop dialogue and character and write a biographical article.
We will be asking how it feels to do good and bad things and which feels best. Can any of us do a deed that changes the world? Perhaps we can all be heroes!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find further games, activities and documents for this year!
This term we will study Pentecost and learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit and the change it brought to the lives of the Apostles. We will also be preparing for our First Holy Communion.
From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain into the sea.
How deep does it go and how fast does it travel?
What soil types can you find by the riverside?
Which animals make their homes their?
Now hop on a boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers- the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and the Nile- and keep a journal as you follow their course.
Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.
Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen?
Head back to prehistoric times (it's a long time ago) to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishingly mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time.
Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion.
Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of spring. Then sit quietly and reflect, waiting for the sunrise.
GODS AND MORTALS
From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.
This Spring 2 Term, we will discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian Streets.
Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.
Then decide your own fate, when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.
In Spring half term 1 we will tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalising treats!
We will work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor.
We will find exciting recipes to read- and write our own too.
Then we will get busy tasting dishes from across the world and will discover how good food helps us grow fit and strong.
Here's food for thought- if you are what you eat... what does that make you?
Linking to our topic of
our book this half term will be
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Useful topic links
Rocks and soils – BBC Bitesize
A general introduction to rocks and soils, including a game and quiz.
Facts about natural disasters – Fact Monster
A useful website including many facts about natural disasters and how they occur.
A useful website with information about volcanoes and earthquakes.
Lots of facts about volcanoes, aimed at children.
Click here for more information.