On this page you will find all the information for this term. At the bottom of the page you will find useful documents and websites. Please contact us via the school office with any questions!
Miss Hopkins and Dr Mishra
Values & Virtues: compassionate and Loving
Compassionate: We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty, whether they are near to us or far away.
Loving: We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words.
Year 3 Class Saint
St Theresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun and missionary. She is famous for her charitable works and helping the poor, hungry and sick people of India. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, who ran over 500 missions worldwide. She was canonised as a Saint by the Catholic church in 2016. We celebrate her Saint day on 5th September
BUILDING THE KINGDOM
we are very proud to be a part of the Building the Kingdom programme, the aim of which is to embed distinctive Catholic Curriculum design for the transformation of society. As said on their website, ‘through the National School of Formation, a dynamic and challenging approach to teaching and learning in a Catholic School has been developed. This initiative calls for the contextualising of all learning within the beliefs and values of the Gospel and the Catholic tradition, aspiring to reach the highest possible levels of learning. We call it Building the Kingdom…’
Through Building the Kingdom, we explore the big questions of purpose and meaning that arise throughout the Liturgical year, and then create lessons and events which engage students with the skills needed to be agents for a Spirit fuelled transformation of society.
You will find this terms plan for Building the Kingdom at the bottom of the page.
Through our curriculum work this term we will be focusing on:
Solidarity is about valuing our fellow human beings and respecting who they are as individuals. It is a simple fact that we cannot live and exist well independently of others, we are interdependent beings. Solidarity looks upon this interdependence as something good, something positive, a thing to be cherished.
RE: This half term we will be studying the unit 'Belonging - We gather as God's family
This unit involves the children exploring the different groups to which they belong. Through the theme of belonging they will study the Sacrament of Baptism as a Sacrament of Belonging to the Church. They will also learn how Catholics celebrate their belonging to the Family of God through the Celebration of Mass.
This terms topic:
Let’s travel back to prehistoric times! This half term we’re going to find a prehistoric site in our local area by studying maps and researching online. Through our research, we’ll learn about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. What were people’s daily lives like and what epic battles did they fight? Using techniques such as cutting, scraping and mark making, we’ll make Stone Age tools. We’ll look closely at cave paintings and create our own. As we learn about the Bronze Age, we’ll build monuments and investigate their shadows. In science, we’ll plant grains and learn about plant life cycles. Copying the Beaker folk style, we’ll make clay containers. Then, we’ll travel to the Iron Age to learn about hill forts and the properties of iron. We’ll also make Iron Age jewellery. During an exploratory dig, we’ll find all sorts of objects and creatures. What will we uncover?
This unit gives a grounding in plant life cycles. The unit starts with plant organs and their roles, then moves into the life cycle of a plant. The life cycle focuses on the development of a seed to an adult plant.
A few reminders for children in school:
* Please bring a sturdy and clearly named water bottle into school every day.
* Please ensure your reading diary and book are in school every day. Remember to read at least three times each week to get a prize!
*Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your name.
*This term P.E. will be every Tuesday and Swimming will be every Thursday in the Autumn term. Children may wear their PE kits to school on these days.
* Children will need to bring a healthy snack each day for break times.
* Complete your Maths and English homework weekly and bring in your home learning project before the end of term!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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