Welcome to St. Paul's CE (VA) Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Class Teacher: Miss Dawn Henry

Mrs Mary Kimberley (Thursday mornings and Fridays)


Spring 2019 Information


Dear Parents and Carers,


Happy New Year! I hope that you and your children have had a good break over the Christmas holidays and are ready for a new term and a new topic. Our topic this term is Road Trip USA – it is great that we have a few experts in the class!


This term Miss Henry will be teaching Monday to Wednesday and a Thursday afternoon, and Mrs Kimberley will be teaching on a Thursday morning and all day Friday.


In line with the rest of the school, homework will now be handed in on a Monday. Reading records and books should be in school every day. These, along with homework books and spelling books should be handed in on a Monday and mathletics should be completed by Monday. Homework books only need to be handed in on the dates indicated on the Pick ‘n’ Mix sheet. Please remember to include a photograph in their books if the homework is more a project style.

PE will continue to be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school. (Indoor PE in on Mondays and outdoor PE is on Wednesdays).


Year 3 are privileged to have so many supportive parents. We really appreciate the support that you give your child at home and the support that many of you offered last half-term during the school day. Please speak to either of us if you would like to come in regularly and help in the classroom. Thank you for the support and encouragement that you offered us as well last term. Thanks too for the Christmas gifts – you are very generous.


As always, do speak to us if you have any concerns or questions about how your child is getting on at school.


Best wishes,

Miss Dawn Henry and Mrs Mary Kimberley


Prior Year (2017-18) Information

Welcome to Year 3!


Happy New Year and welcome to the year of the dog!


We hope that you all had fabulous Christmas holidays, whether it was meeting up with friends and family or just spending time at home.


Our topic this half term is called ‘Does the Earth shake, rattle and roll?’ Watch this space for photographs of us carrying out work and activities relating to this and any information about our topic.


Curriculum Overview



On the last day before our half term holiday we had a 'dress up day' to raise money for our charity S.T.A.G.G set up by a group of Year 6 children. The money that we raised goes to Woodgreen Animal Shelter and W.W.F.

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Towards the end of the first half of the Spring term, we have been looking at geometry. We carried out a Mastery activity which involved us making some 2d shapes on a geoboard and then describing them using vocabulary such as: perpendicular, parallel, obtuse, acute and right angles. 


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In Maths we have been looking at place value and what each digit in a number is worth. We found an excellent game that we greatly enjoyed playing that you might enjoy playing at home - all you need is a dice. 

Here are some photos of our emotions whilst playing this game!

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This is the web link to the game that we were using.


We have been looking at the work of different artists and have investigated mixing colours, printing with our fingers to create an impressionist style and creating swirls with brushes and fingers to create a Van Gogh style picture. We are really happy with our results.

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