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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 Class page!


Monday 25th June 2018

KS2 Sports Day

This morning, KS2 children participated in Sports Day on the school field. The children behaved brilliantly throughout the morning and showed fantastic sportsmanship in every event. Well done to everyone for taking part and giving 100% effort. Thank you to all the parent and carers who attended and supported the children.

Wednesday 20th June 2018

First Holy Communion Mass

Some of the Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6 children celebrated their First Holy Communion today in a wonderful mass led by Father David.  The children read and sang beautifully and looked amazing.  They did their families and Holy Cross Catholic Primary School proud. Thank you to all the parents and carers that shared in the celebration.


Thursday 24th May 2018

Year 3D held a Liturgy in front of school pupils, staff and parents all about how choices have consequences – some good and some bad! Class 3D have explored how our conscience guides us to see what is right and what is wrong.

Thank you to all of the parents/carers that joined us today to celebrate the importance of conscience in making choices.

Friday 20th April 2018

British Values Week- The Rule of the Law

As part of British Values Week, Year 3 looked at British rules and laws, and the signs and symbols associated with them. The children spent a lesson designing their own symbol/sign for a rule/law that they felt was important to them.

Welcome Back!!

Thursday 19th April 2018

Eastertide Mass

This morning, Father Tony celebrated Easter Mass with the whole school in the school hall. It was a lovely mass and a wonderful way to start off the Summer term. Well done to the  children who sang and read beautifully. 

Enjoy your Easter!


Wednesday 21st March 2018

Way of the Cross

This afternoon, a Stations of the Cross Liturgy was held in the school hall. The whole school and visitors watched on as children in KS2 acted out and re-told the events of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended this afternoon’s Liturgy.

W.C 5/3/18

British Values- Individual Liberty

This week, the whole school has been learning about one of the British Values- Individual Liberty.  In particular, Year 3 have learnt about the importance of individual liberty, and everyone having the right to individual liberty. They’ve really enjoyed finding out about and discussing  ideas of freedom, responsibility, having a voice and everyone having the right to be heard.


Thursday 22nd February 2018

Year 3J Class Liturgy

Today’s Liturgy about our class Saint was really beautiful. It was great to see the children share their knowledge about St. Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas with the whole school so enthusiastically. Everyone read very clearly and sang superbly, and they should be very proud of themselves.  Thank you to all the parents/carers who joined us today for our Liturgy.

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Year 3 and Year 4 Viking Day

A Viking specialist visited the children in Year 3 and Year 4 today to enhance their learning of the Viking Topic.The children experienced life as a Viking through a variety of activities throughout the day. Everyone had great fun discovering more about the Vikings through role-play, using Viking artefacts and playing games. It was a fantastic day and everyone went away knowing even more fascinating facts about the Vikings.

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Tree Planting

Year 3 had an amazing time planting trees on the school field today. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and worked together brilliantly in small groups digging the holes and planting the two trees. Despite it being quite chilly, the children gave it 100% and they should be very proud of their tree planting efforts.


Tuesday 9th January 2018

Welcome back!

We hope that you’ve all had a lovely Christmas/New Year and that you’ve come back excited about all the fun things that you’ll learn this term. This term, we will be reading and writing our own Norse Myth, learning about the Vikings, Forces and continuing to measure weight and volume in Maths. Find out more by reading our parent newsletter.


Spring 1

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Christmas Mass

This morning, Father David came into school to celebrate Christmas Mass with everyone. Well done to all the children for being beautifully behaved and setting a great example to our visitors. Thank you to all the parents/carers that joined us.

Thursday 14th December 2017

Christmas Decorations Afternoon

This afternoon, Year 3 and Year 4 made Christmas decorations. They all had a great time getting into the Christmas spirit, producing some delightful decorations to decorate their homes with. Thank you to all the parents/carers that attended our afternoon of fun.

Tuesday 5th December 2017

This afternoon, the whole school enjoyed a trip to the Peepul Centre to see Robin Hood.


Ant-Bullying Workshop

Year 3 took part in an Anti-Bullying Workshop this afternoon. The hour was full of lots of hands-on drama activities promoting anti-bullying which the children all fully enjoyed and embraced. The whole of Year 3 have really benefited from the workshop and taken away lots of useful advice about what to do about bullying, and who to speak to about it. They also have produced some amazing posters promoting anti-bullying this week too which they have displayed in their classrooms. 


Year 3 Liturgy

This morning, Year 3 held a Liturgy in the school hall about one of their class saints, Blessed Imelda Lambertini. All of Year 3 did an amazing job informing everyone about who Blessed Imelda was, and why she became a Dominican Saint. Thank you to all of the parents/carers that joined us today to celebrate Blessed Imelda Lambertini’s life. 


All Saints Mass

The school celebrated All Saints Mass today in the school hall. It was a beautiful mass and everyone read and sang beautifully. Thank you to all the parents/carers that shared our school mass with us today.


Year 3 Health and Wellbeing Festival at Crown Hills Community College

Year 3 had a fabulous day at Crown Hills Community College today. They all really enjoyed finding out how to eat healthily, how to skip and street dance, as well as learning how to stay safe over Halloween and Bonfire Night. Overall, the children had a great time and they’ve had a fantastic time learning more about their health and wellbeing.


Year 3 and Year 4 Mass: Year 3 and Year 4 celebrated mass in the School Hall this morning. It was a lovely mass and the children sang and read beautifully.  A big thank you to the parents/carers who joined us today.

Welcome back to Autumn 2!


Harvest Festival

We had our Harvest Festival in our School Hall this afternoon and it was a really wonderful celebration. Songs were sang and prayers were said to remind us not to waste food and to share our Harvest gifts. A big thank you to all parents and carers for your support and generosity for all of the Harvest Festival donations.


Visit to Richard III’s Visitor Centre/Leicester Cathedral

Year 3 and 4 had a wonderful trip to Richard III’s Visitor Centre/Leicester Cathedral today. Everyone had a fabulous time discovering more about Richard III’s life and death from information revealed at the Visitor Centre, as well as at Leicester Cathedral. It was a great end to our topic!


Jubilee Mass at Holy Cross Catholic School

This afternoon, Bishop Patrick McKinney led a mass celebrating the school’s Golden Jubilee. It was a very special occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed his visit to our school. Thank you to the parents/carers that attended our mass today too.


Jubilee Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church

We celebrated our Jubilee Mass- 50 years at Stonesby Avenue- at Holy Cross Catholic Church today. We also received our class saints today too:

Y3J- St. Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas 

Y3E- Blessed Imelda Lambertini

Everyone was exceptionally behaved and they should be very proud of themselves. Thank you to the parents/carers that attended our celebratory mass today too.



Welcome to Year 3

A very warm welcome back after the summer holidays. I do hope that you have all had a good rest and are as excited about the year ahead!  I would like to welcome all the children into Year 3 and the start of their journey into KS2. There are lots of terrific things planned for this term so I hope you are ready.

Our topic for the first half term is ‘Bones’. As well as learning all about human bones at school, we will be visiting the Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral to learn more about where Richard III’s bones were discovered and reburied.

In Maths, we are starting the year looking at place value, which will then be followed by addition and subtraction.  Please keep practicing your times tables too as we will be doing weekly ‘Beat That’ times tables tests.

In English, we will begin by writing our own adventure story and finishing off Autumn 1 by writing an Instructional text. I would also really like to encourage children’s reading both at home and at school. Children need to read regularly at home as this will encourage fluency in their reading.

Homework will be handed out every Friday and it is due in every Wednesday. Please ensure you practice the spellings given in your Learning Log as you will be tested on them each week.

P.E will be on Wednesday and swimming will be on Friday. This year the children will be attending Aylestone Leisure Centre every Friday with Year 4 for swimming lessons. You will not be required to pay for the swimming lessons but if you can make a voluntary contribution towards the transport costs, it would be gratefully received. Please ensure that your child has a full P.E/swimming kit ready in school for these days, and that all items are all clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please also ensure that your child’s uniform is clearly labelled too.

If you ever wish to discuss any concerns or have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Many thanks

Miss Johnson

Our Class Prayer

Dear God, 

God, please bless my school. Thank you for all of the teachers and adults that work extremely hard to support us each day. Help us to learn, play and share together so that the wonderful world you have created becomes more beautiful everyday. Please help us to be kind and help us to always try our best.

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