Class 3 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Class 3

Teacher:  Miss McVeigh


Our Learning

Our topic for this term is 'One Little Drop'. It focuses on water and we are exploring rivers, seas and coasts. We will begin by looking at the journey of a river and we will research different rivers in the UK, thinking about which geographical regions the river flows through. We will create some art work inspired by Hokusai's painting, 'The Great Wave'. 

Our English lessons are based around the book, 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman. This is a wonderful story about a young, disabled boy who is a keen surfer, and he forms a strong friendship with a seal. We will be working on developing our grammar and vocabulary and we will recap and develop skills used in Year 2. 


In guided reading, our text is 'Mr Penguin' by Alex Smith. Through our study of this text, we will be focusing on the key areas of vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising. 



Black History Month

As October is Black History Month, Class 3 are reading the book, "Who is Nelson Mandela?" by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso. We will be learning about how as a child, Nelson Mandela dremt of changing South Africa, and how as a man he was able to change the world.



The Way, The Truth and The Life

Our topic this half term is 'The Christian Family.' We will think about what is means to be part of a family and we will listen to more stories about Jesus and his family. We look at a painting of Jesus in The Temple with his parents, titled 'Christ in The Temple' by Simone Martini and we will recreate our own modern day examples. We will learn more about the sacrament of Baptism and how a person becomes a member of the Christian family when they are baptised. 



Our Maths focus for this term is place value and Addition and Subtraction. We will be working on numbers up to 1000 and we will practice developing our skills in fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We will also be regularly working on our times tables. By the end of Year 3, children should know their 3, 4 and 8 times table, as well as their 2, 5 and 10 multiplication and related division facts. Please encourage your child to practice recalling their facts at home, and regularly use their log in for Times Table Rockstars.



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

Click here for my maths.

Click here for Times Table Rockstars 

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



It is important for children 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 make an appointment through the school office, should you want to arrange a meeting.


Important dates 

Halloween disco - Thursday 24th October at 6pm

Half Term - Friday 25th October

School opens - Tuesday 5th November

Parents Evening - Tuesday 5th November at 3.30pm

Parents Evening - Thursday 7th November at 5pm

Movie Night - Thursday 21st November

Class 3 Advent Assembly - Tuesday 26th November

Whole School Visit to The Storyhouse Theatre - Tuesday 10th December

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day - Monday 16th December

Key Stage 2 Choir Carol Service at 6pm - Monday 16th December

Class Christmas Parties - Thursday 19th December

Whole School Mass and Close of School - Friday 20th December








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St. Luke's Catholic Primary School

The Willows, Frodsham

Cheshire WA6 7QP

Tel: 01244 259999