St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Welcome to Year 3

Summer 1 2020

This half-term has been very different for everyone, due to COVID-19. Instead of learning in school, we have kept ourselves and others safe, by staying at home! We have all kept in touch by completing Mr McGoldrick's daily challenges online, doing some learning at home and being able to spend lots of time with our families.

Spring 2 2020

We have been very busy this half-term, as we kicked it off by becoming first aid trained, thanks to Little Lifers, who taught us everything we needed to know to help others! We had a very practical morning, where we were able to learn how to look after someone if they needed help. We know that DRAB stands for 'Danger - Response - Airways - Breathing' and this is what we must follow to protect ourselves and others. 

We have used our knowledge of key traditional tales, to learn how to write our own play scripts. We then used this to create a play script for us to follow in our class assembly. Our class assembly fell on World Book Day, so we created our own version of Little Red Riding Hood, who met lots of different traditional tale characters along her way. We had lots of fun performing this!

Spring 1 2020

We have all returned back to school eager to learn, after a lovely Christmas break! This term we have started our new topic, Stone Age to Iron Age. We had a fantastic visitor, who is a local historian, to introduce this topic to us. It was very exciting because he brought lots of artifacts in for us to have a look at and hold. They were very old. 

We had a visitor from the United Utilities, who came to talk to us about how we can help to save the water. We found out how much water we potentially use in a day and we were amazed! We all made our individual promises about how we can save water in our daily lives. 

In P.E. this term, we have started to learn a dance for the U.Dance Festival that will take place at the Forum. We are working together to create a dance about light and shadows, which links in with our science work that we have been doing this half-term! 

We became our 'Times Tables Rockstars' on number day! We dressed up as our characters, or wore numbers and completed number challenges. We were challenged to use the Lego to solve problems, or complete challenges on a number of different challenge cards.

Autumn 2 2019

It has been a very exciting term, as we started to prepare for all things Christmas! We have been very busy preparing for our Christmas shows. In the Key Stage 2 Christmas nativity, we were the noisy sheep - BAAAA! For the Christmas Fair, we created our own pom pom bauble Christmas decorations, which we found out took a long time!

In P.E. this half-term, we attended sessions at Hoops, where we learnt lots of new tennis skills! It was lots of fun and we enjoyed becoming tennis players!

We have been working very hard this term, so we are all ready for a well deserved Christmas break!

Autumn 1 2019

We have settled into Year 3 and the juniors really well this term. 

We are learning all about the First World War and how it started. We ordered ourselves, in date order, to create the timeline of the First World War. We have also made our own propaganda posters and made them look really old, like they were from 1914. 

In science, we have been learning all about healthy diets. In design and technology, we have enjoyed planning our own healthy sandwiches, which we are going to make ourselves next half-term!

We took part in the sponsored run/walk around our school field. We collected sponsors to raise funds for a new school minibus. We were really lucky, as it was a lovely day! 

Summer 2019

We have had a really exciting last half term in Year 3.

For our school trip we went to Coniston Water Park and had a great time. We went canoeing on the lake and some of us also jumped in- including some staff. We also had a go at tree climbing using ropes. We look forward going again in year 5 for the residential trip.

In science we have been learning about plants. As part of our topic we went to a farm near Kendal to see further how plants grow and what plants grow well around here. We also got to try some fruit and vegetables grown on the farm, sow our own seeds and learn how the the food we eat reaches our plates. We also enjoyed a walk around a farm trail and went to see where the cows are milked. 

In P.E. we have worked on our orienteering skills. We have been using maps of the school grounds to make our way around an orienteering course. 

We look forward to going into year 4 and all the exciting lessons planned for us. 

Spring 2019

Year 3 have been very busy. We took part in the UDance perfomance at the Forum. We performed a dance about World War 1 and the Christmas Day Truce. We had lots of fun doing this. Also in P.E. we have been learning basketball. We have improved our team building skills as well as our ball skills. 

In Topic we have been recently learning about Ancient Egypt. We have built pyramids from cocktail sticks- we really enjoyed this. We have also been  finding  lots of interesting facts about Ancient Egypt. 

In R.E. we have recently been learning about Mary. We went to a special service for the Crowning of Mary with year 3 classes from other local schools. We also led a prayer session for our class assembly based on the Crowning of Mary. 

We have been learning about fossils in science and even made our own. This was messy and good fun!

Quotes from the children:

"Basketball is ace because you get to shoot a ball in a high net."

"I enjoyed singing to the whole school as part of our class assembly."

" In topic I have learnt lots of things about pharaohs about pyramids."

Autumn 2 2018

In our topic work we have learning about World War One, focusing on Remembrance Day and The Christmas Day Truce. We have also been learning about Belgium as this was a country significant in World War 1. In Technology we made poppy crosses and carried them down to the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday. We designed and made our own war medals from clay which we then decorated. Some of us also made poppy pompoms.

In P.E. we have been attending Hoops for tennis coaching. We really enjoyed these sessions and our tennis skills have greatly improved.

“ I enjoyed tennis. I can now hit the ball over the net”. Chantelle

“I enjoyed learning about the people in World War 1 who played football on Christmas Day” Lewis

Autumn 1 2018

We have all settled into the juniors really well and now feel very grown up. We have been learning a lot of new things this half term.

In P.E. Mr Thompson has been teaching us new hockey skills. Fortunately the weather has been kind to us and we have been able to go outside. We have even managed to play a few small team games.

In our topic work we have learning about World War One, focusing on the use of animals in the war. Our reading area is themed around World War One and we have enjoyed having some quiet reading time in there.

In Art we have been learning the skill of marbling.  We really enjoyed this because it is messy.

“I have enjoyed year 3 so far and I have liked everything.” Max

“ I enjoyed using the marbling inks because the pictures look nice and cool.” Jessica

“ I have enjoyed making up my own silly sentences in poetry.” Jackson