Year 3

Welcome to Year 3’s class page…

A very warm welcome to Year 3! Year 3 are taught by myself, Mrs. Wilks, and I am so happy to become part of The Willows’ family. It’s been lovely to meet lots of you and I am looking forward to getting to know you all better throughout the year. Please feel free to come and see me anytime!

I am very fortunate to be supported by three wonderful assistants, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Heaney and Mrs. Noble. On Wednesday mornings, Miss Mallinson will be teaching Music and Mrs. Spacey will be teaching French. We are also very lucky to have Mrs. Hayes, who will be taking our Forest School sessions throughout the year.

Year 3 is an exciting year for the children as they move up to the juniors, and we will be working on making the transition as smooth as possible for them to ensure that they settle in to their new learning environment.

Take a look at the information below to see what we have been getting up to!

 

This term’s Stars!

Now that we are allowed to have assemblies together again, we have restarted our Star Award Assembly on Friday morning. This is a very special assembly where Mrs. Burdett tells us how amazing one of our friends has been this week – our parents are even allowed to come! Well done to all of our recent Star Award winners.

Important things to know about…

Times Tables – Every week, we are given Times Tables to learn and we are tested on these every Friday. Please try and practise them at home – we’ll be practising in school too.

Spellings – Each Friday I will give the children their new spelling list. At the same time we will run through the spellings they have been learning throughout the week. Make sure you’re practising them at home!

Reading at Home – We should read at home (independently or with an adult) every day and it should be logged in our Reading Diary. Reading Diaries will be checked daily. Reading is EXTREMELY important because it helps our children to unlock more of the curriculum.

Maths and English Homework – I set homework every Friday on Seesaw and it is to be submitted on or before the following Friday. Homework will be based on our learning in school and will alternate between maths and English each week. 

Year 3’s Latest News

 

Year 3 – Roman Spies!

Year 3 – Roman Spies!

Year 3 started their new history topic 'Roman Britain' by spying on Britain! It was their job to spy on Britain and report back to the Romans to give them information before they invade.  They found out lots of facts about Britain in 50 BC and focused on people,...

Year 3 – Dirt Pudding!

Year 3 – Dirt Pudding!

Year 3 made dirt pudding to help them with their understanding of the how the Earth is made up of different layers of rocks and soils!  At the bottom of the cup we squirted red sauce to represent the mantle, inner and outer core. Then we added biscuits for the Earth's...

Year 3 – Christmas Fun!

Year 3 – Christmas Fun!

Year 3 had lots of fun on the lead up tp Christmas! They enjoyed Christmas crafts and challenges, had lots of fun at the disco and even had a special visit from a rather exciting visitor! 

Year 3 – Jesse Tree

Year 3 – Jesse Tree

During Advent Year 3 created their own Jesse Tree in the classroom to help them to prepare for the birth of Jesus. The Jesse Tree is a lovely tradition where, each day of Advent, a new ornament is added to a tree to symbolise a different story or person from the Bible...

Year 3 – Our Advent Promises

Year 3 – Our Advent Promises

After an amazing Advent Liturgy led by Year 4, we all made Advent promises to hang on our beautiful tree. We thought about what we were going to do during this special time to prepare for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Year 3 – Christmas Lunch!

Year 3 – Christmas Lunch!

The children all enjoyed feeling festive in their Christmas jumpers for Christmas lunch. A very big thank you to the wonderful ladies in the kitchen for such beautiful food! 

Year 3 – Forest School

Year 3 – Forest School

Year 3 loved getting muddy during their half termly Forest School session with Mrs. Hayes and as always, they had lots of fun exploring and adventuring in the Forest School area.  

Year 3 – Skateboarding!

Year 3 – Skateboarding!

Year 3 enjoyed their skateboarding session outside. The children tried pancake flips, push offs and turns - they were fearless and loved every minute!  A big thank you to Issy from Team Rubicon for teaching us some amazing new skills and sharing his talents with us!

Year 3 – World Cup Workshop!

Year 3 – World Cup Workshop!

Year 3 are very excited about the World Cup and had a fabulous time at the world cup workshop on Tuesday. They had a great time dancing, playing ball games and looking at lots of different flags. The children then used atlases and maps to locate the countries of the...

Year 3 and 4 – Inter-House Dodgeball Tournament!

Year 3 and 4 – Inter-House Dodgeball Tournament!

This week, the children took part in an Inter-House Dodgeball competition and the children in years 3 and 4 teamed up to play dodgeball matches in their house teams. The children had a great time and a big congratulations to Saint Theresa (red team) who won!

Year 3 – Turkish delight!

Year 3 – Turkish delight!

Each lunchtime when the children come in from outside, they get comfy and listen to a story. The children have been listening to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and this week the story finally came to an end with Aslan defeating the White Witch. To...

Year 3 – Glow Dodgeball Day!

Year 3 – Glow Dodgeball Day!

On Monday, each class had an allocated P.E. slot in the hall under U.V. lights playing glow in the dark dodgeball. The children came dressed in their own, pastel coloured clothes which shone in the dark and we covered our faces in exciting glow in the dark face paint!...

Year 3 – Outdoor Learning Day!

Year 3 – Outdoor Learning Day!

Mr Sharrock organised a wonderful whole-school Outdoor Learning Day yesterday. We were so lucky with the weather and the children loved spending the entire day outside. Every class took part in activities provided by external instructors in ForestSchool, Dance and...

Year 3 – Rocks!

Year 3 – Rocks!

Year 3 started their new science topic 'Rocks and Soils' by comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks based of their appearance. Children worked together to group different rocks and used a magnifying glass to look at them more closely.  The children...

Year 3 – DT!

Year 3 – DT!

Year 3 enjoyed their first DT project and were tasked to create a package for the Natural History Museum. They are constantly filling their museum with artefacts and needed help with their packaging as items keep arriving broken or damaged! Year 3 needed to design a...

Year 3 – Magnets!

Year 3 – Magnets!

Continuing with their work on forces, Year 3 used magnets to investigate which materials are magnetic, and which materials are not. Children investigated using  different magnets and explored how they can pull (attract) and push (repel) at a distance without contact!

Year 3 – Visit to Church!

Year 3 – Visit to Church!

Year three joined the Parish for Mass this week and they were amazing! It was our first class visit and we were so proud of how reverent and prayerful the children were, and how wonderful they were at answering questions and listening to Father Andrew talk to us about...

Year 3 – Scoot at School!

Year 3 – Scoot at School!

Today we brought our scooters to school and enjoyed scooting throughout the day to keep ourselves fit and healthy. We had lots of fun zooming around the playground and we can't wait for another day scooting at school! 

Year 3 – Stone Age Day

Year 3 – Stone Age Day

Year 3 had a fabulous Stone Age Day packed full of fun and adventure!  The children spent part of the day in our Forest School area completing lots of different Stone Age activities. They enjoyed grinding natural materials to make prehistoric paint and smashed willow...

Making Diwali Candle Holders

Making Diwali Candle Holders

This week, Reception and Year 3 have been looking at Diwali. The children have enjoyed looking at Rangoli patterns and Mehndi hand patterns. Reception were so lucky to have the Year 3 children as their Art buddies for the past 2 days. Year 3 have helped the reception...

Year 3 – Adventures in Forest School!

Year 3 – Adventures in Forest School!

Year 3 enjoyed another Forest School session with Mrs. Hayes and absolutely loved exploring outside! The children had fun making sensory smoothies, climbing trees and building dens - it is so wonderful to see their confidence and teamwork skills grow with every...

Year 3 – Budding Gymnasts!

Year 3 – Budding Gymnasts!

Year 3 have been working hard on their gymnastic skills in PE! They have been perfecting how they travel around a room; practising their balances on 1, 2, 3 and 4 points; perfecting their rolls and have started to create a sequence of moves with a partner. The...

Year 3 – Forces!

Year 3 – Forces!

Year 3 have been learning about simple forces - pushes and pulls. We push and pull objects to do many different things. When we push or pull objects we can move the object, change the shape of the object or make the object change direction. We push and pull objects...

Year 3 – Our First Forest School Session!

Year 3 – Our First Forest School Session!

The children enjoyed their very first Forest School session in Year 3 and it was lovey to see their creativity and independence shine! Many fabulous dens were build, trees were climbed and beautiful leaf pictures were created. We can't wait for our next session!

Year 3 – Hunter-Gatherers!

Year 3 – Hunter-Gatherers!

We are loving learning about the Stone Age in Year 3. We are learning all about the different periods of the Stone Age and know that during the Mesolithic period (middle Sone Age), people had to be hunter-gatherers in order to survive. In teams, we thought about what...

Year 3 Stanley Park Trip

Year 3 Stanley Park Trip

On Wednesday 29th June, Year 3 spent an amazing day at Stanley Park and the Outdoor Revolution climbing, low ropes and caving facilities. After a brief coach trip to Stanley Park, the children were quickly fitted with harnesses and helmets to tackle one of two...

Golden Mile Spring Competition Winners!

Golden Mile Spring Competition Winners!

At The Willows, we try to provide lots of opportunities for our children to be active and achieve the recommended 1 hour of physical activity every day - one way we achieve this is by running in our Golden Mile competition. After 8 long weeks of running during active...

Year 3 – Blue Moose Dance

Year 3 – Blue Moose Dance

During the topic of Roman Britain in year 3 we had the Blue Moose Dance Academy come in and take a series of dance sessions while linking this in with our topic of Roman Britain. Over the weeks, we introduced new elements of dance to eventually have a whole class...

Year 3 – World Book Day 2022

Year 3 – World Book Day 2022

  The whole school celebrated World Book Day by coming into school dressed as a book character. It was fantastic to see all the children in their costumes, sharing with each other different books and stories. The children had a brilliant day taking part in lots of...

Year 3 and 4 Quidditch Club

Year 3 and 4 Quidditch Club

This half term, Year 3 and 4 children have been invited to take part in Quidditch Club, after school on a Monday evening. Quidditch is a fast paced, multi-skilled sport which is probably best described as a mixture between dodgeball and handball. The children have...

Year 3 Star

Year 3 Star

We are all so proud of Victoria and the wonderful work she has been doing outside of school. Victoria decided  she wanted to try to raise money to donate to charities who work with homeless people. She collected money from family, did odd jobs at home, sorted and...

Year 3 Stonehenge

Year 3 Stonehenge

We have enjoyed finding out all about Stonehenge. Did you know that work on Stonehenge started around 5,000 years ago but it took over 1,000 years to build, in four long stages? Archaeologists beiieve that the final changes were made around 1,500BC, in the early...

Year 3 – Baptism

Year 3 – Baptism

When we are baptised we become a member of the Church’s family. Year 3 have been learning about the promises made for us at Baptism by our parents and our Godparents. We really enjoyed visiting church where Fr Andrew helped us find out about the structure of the Rite...

Whole School Mass

Whole School Mass

It was so wonderful to be able to go to church together again and celebrate Mass as a school family. For some of the children this was the first time that they have been able to go inside our beautiful chuch and witness how awe inspiring it is. We loved being able to...

New KS2 Equipment

New KS2 Equipment

Keeping our children active and healthy is a significant priority for us at The Willows. One of the ways that we do this is to continually invest in equipment and resources to keep our children engaged in being active. Over recent years we have installed willow...

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: [email protected]

© The Willows Catholic Primary School. All Rights Reserved

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: [email protected]

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