Class 3 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Class 3


Teacher:  Miss McVeigh



Our Learning

Our topic for this term is 'Disasters'. We will be beginning the term from a historical perspective, focusing on The Romans and considering our key question, "Was it a disaster that The Romans invaded?" We will think about the positive and negative impacts of the invasions and we will argue both sides through a class debate. 

We will then move on to learning about geographical disasters and we will focus on natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tornadoes. We will be using the text 'Escape from Pompeii' to link with this theme. 

In guided reading, our text is 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. The text is about a young girl who aspires to be a firework maker like her father. She has to go on a treacherous journey to a volcano to extract key ingredients to achieve her dream. Through our study of this text, we will be focusing on the key areas of vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising. 

Newspaper reports are our focus in English for the start of term. Through The Primary Writing Project, we will be imitiating a newspaper report about Little Red Riding Hood, which we will use to invent our own newspaper reports about a Roman invasion. 

Our Maths focus will be multiplication and division before we move on to looking at measurement and money.


The Way, The Truth and The Life

Our topic this half term is 'Reconciliation.' The children will think about how Jesus called people to change and will reflect on how he calls us to change. We will be learning the story of Zacchaeus and we will make links between this story and beliefs about forgiveness and reconciliation. We will be thinking about our own experiences of making things right whilst we look at what happens during the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 


Our P.E lessons take place on a Monday afternoon although P.E. kits should be available in school everyday. Long hair should be tied back and earrings are not allowed to be worn during P.E. lessons. 



Homework is given out every Thursday and must be returned by the following Monday.

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.


Home Learning

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We encourage pupils to explore these at home.  All pupils have individual log in details.



Although many of the children are already confident readers, it is important for them to read to adults as much as possible; try to read with your child for 10 minutes each day. It is beneficial for the children to read a range of genres and to practice comprehension questions about a variety of texts. Children can change their books as and when they are ready to. They should place their book in the reading basket in class when it is ready to be changed. 



I am always happy to discuss any worries, concerns or general queries you may have. Please feel free to see me after school, once all children have been dismissed, or make an appointment through the school office.


Important dates 


Saturday 19th January - Enrolment Mass 6pm

Thursday 31st January - Movie night

Friday 15th February - School closes for half term 

Tuesday 26th February - Parents evening 

Thursday 28th February - Parents evening 







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St. Luke's Catholic Primary School

The Willows, Frodsham

Cheshire WA6 7QP

Tel: 01244 981290