St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School

"We live, love and learn as the family of God."

Pupils  »  Year 3

Autumn I Term 2017

As usual, this first half -term has flown. All the children have settled in quickly to the routines of Key Stage 2. Our focus for the new school year was New Beginnings and every class decorated their classroom door with this theme. Our class read ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister and based their work on friendship and working together. In the second week, we had Roald Dahl day where everyone dressed up as a character and we did focused activities on ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, Our class novel.

As a school this year, we are focusing on reading comprehension and using our new scheme ‘Cracking Comprehension’. The children are learning all the skills associated with understanding a text-vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising. It is important that pupils complete their Bug Club reading and homework as it is all part of boosting comprehension and producing fluent readers. On the same theme we visited Dewsbury Road library and borrowed books.

At the end of September Year 3 and 4 had a Sacrament Talk with Father Michael in church. The children listened very well and asked lots of interesting questions. In R.E, our topic has been The Christian Family and Baptism, so the children got first-hand experience from Father Michael about what happens when you receive this sacrament. In October, we had a Jewish focus day for the festival of Sukkot. The children did exciting activities like making a star of David out of salt dough and food tasting.

Our Geography focus week was very exciting. On Tuesday we had a food and flag day where everyone dressed in the colours of their country. Parents kindly sent in lots of delicious food for everyone to share.

Our History topic this term is studying the Stone Age era. As part of this work Year 3 visited the Yorkshire Museum on 11th October. Everyone had an exciting time doing an educational workshop involving setting up a tepee, making coins, weaving, cave drawings, designing a clay pot and dressing up. The children were polite and listened well. The staff were very proud of them.

Everyone is ready for a well-deserved rest now, so we can come back to school refreshed and eager to enjoy the second half term.



Welcome to Year 3!

Your teachers will be Mrs Briggs (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Pierce (Thurs-Fri) and other adults helping us learn are Miss Craven and Miss O'Hara.  

We are looking forward to meeting you and together we will work hard to help your child reach their potential.