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, Miss Roberts and Dr Mishra
Values & Virtues:
Intentional and Prophetic
Intentional: planning our actions and choosing to live how God wants us to. Every action we make has an impact on other people and the world around us. If we live intentionally, we listen to our conscience and deliberately decide that the actions we take will have a positive impact. We use the earth’s resources wisely, think about the choices we make, and care for God’s creation.
Prophetic: spreading the word of God through how we live our lives. As we choose to act intentionally and make good decisions, we encourage others to do the same. We set a good example through our words and deeds and inspire other people to act in a positive and wise way. We help people to make the right decisions themselves and think about how God wants them to live their lives.
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
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." Mother Theresa
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:
POOR AND VULNERABLE
The option for the poor reminds us of God’s preferential love for the poor and most vulnerable people. God’s love is universal and it is through our actions that we can show love to others, especially those who need it the most.
'The spirit of the Lord is on me, for he has anointed me to bring the good news to the afflicted. He has sent me… to let the oppressed go free.' Luke 4:18
RE: This half term we will be studying the units 'Pentecost' and eucharist is a thanksgiving to God'
Pentecost: In this unit children learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit and the change it brought to the lives of the Apostles. They will think about the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments the Church celebrates.
Eucharist: The children will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will think about why this is such an important celebration in the life and worship of Catholic Christians.
In Year 3 we focus on the following prayers. Please help your child to pray these at home.
This terms topic:
Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds. Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. Visit the ancient city of historic Pompeii, frozen in time, then create blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fire foamy lava. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breathtaking power. Watch out. Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red alert! What would you do?
FORCES AND MAGNETS
Children will compare how things move on different surfaces; notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance; and observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. Children will identify some magnetic materials; describe magnets as having 2 poles and they learn how to predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
This term our P.E. days will be on TUESDAYS
Children will need to come to school in their P.E. kits on those days.
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.
Children may wear their PE kits to school on these days.
* Children will need to bring a healthy snack each day for break times.
* One page of Maths and one page of English homework will be sent home on Fridays and needs to be returned by Wednesday. The page to complete will have the date will be at the top of the page.
* Please chose three pieces of your home learning project to complete. This needs to be completed before the end of each half term.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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