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St Matthew Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


My name is Miss McGrath and working alongside me in Year 3 is Miss Walker.   We are both very excited about the year ahead!

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Year 3 and 4 put together a fashion show to end their very innovative and exciting topic of Fashion for IPC. The children worked very hard to research, design and create their own fashionable items of clothing as well as showcasing their own international dress. It was a great success and both children and adults enjoyed their wonderful performance!!!

Year 3 Fashion Designers

Year 3 have recently been studying the topic Fashion for IPC. They have decided to create their own futuristic costumes to wear for their fashion show next Thursday. We look forward to welcoming you to share our talents.
Year 3 have started learning about division and sharing out objects including calculations with remainders. We have also looking for patterns with division and our times tables. It has really helped us to see and understand what division really is by using concrete materials, such as blocks, and telling stories about our number calculations to help it make sense. 

Welcome Back

Welcome back and I hope you all had a wonderful break over the Christmas holidays.

This half term we are promoting reading through the author Michael Morpurgo. Year 3 will be reading his book 'The Butterfly Lion' through literacy classes and will have lessons based around this novel. Over the holidays the children did lots of research about the author and began to read some titles from his collection.

Also, we are reading the novel 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl during Whole Class Reading. The children are thoroughly enjoying the book as I'm sure many are familiar with the story. Each half term we focus on a different novel and author for Whole Class Reading and it is very important that it is a novel and author the children greatly enjoy in order to promote a love of reading.

We hope you continue to encourage your children to read as much as possible at home and ensure they continue to enjoy reading for pleasure.


Happy New Year,

Miss McGrath and Miss Walker


Year 3 and 4 Science Museum Trip

Year 3 recently visited the Science Museum, with Year 4, in order to attend a demonstration about their topic in Science, Magnets and Forces. We had a fantastic day out and learned lots about magnets, forces and friction. We also visited the Wonderlab which allowed us to partake in many hands on scientific experiments so we could explore and discover many interesting facts about the world around us.

Advent Prayer with Brother Alejandro

In Year 3 we love looking at problems and working as a team to try and solve them. Here is an investigation we completed recently by looking at patterns in 2 digit numbers when you add or subtract a multiple of 10.
Recent artwork completed by Year 3 to convey the meaning of community in their eyes. The standard of work was very high and the children put a lot of effort and thought into how they would express their version of community.

Year 3 Church Visit

Last Friday 13th October, Year 3 visited our local church in order to learn more about the symbols associated with the Sacraments of Initiation. We were lucky to meet Andrew, who is training to become a deacon, and he explained to us about many important symbols, we see in church every Sunday, that are vital to the Sacrament of Baptism, the Eucharist and Confirmation. We learned lots and enjoyed this special visit. 

Author Visit - Rob Lloyd Jones

On Tuesday 19th of October, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from the famous author Rob Lloyd Jones. Year 3 and 4 have been studying his novel 'Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake' since we returned to school. We all thoroughly enjoy reading about the adventures of Jake. Rob Lloyd Jones shared his secrets of writing the perfect adventure story with us. We cannot wait to put his tips into practice!!

Y3 Curriculum

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