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Class Wish for 2019-20

To always be honest and loving, giving 100% in all that we do.


Welcome to Year 3.

Ms. Coleman, Mrs Hawkins and Dr Gould are really looking forward to working with you all.

The children will have continue to have PE on Mondays for the Spring term. 

Dr Gould will be moving to Year 2 from Monday 20th January 2020. Ms Coleman returns from maternity leave from Thursday 16th. 






Attendance Winners


Well done to the whole of Year 3 for being the best class for attendance across the whole of KS2 for the whole of autumn term. We got 96.7% as a class. It shows how dedicated you all are to your learning. We also won the award for autumn half term (October 2019). Keep it up in 2020!

 Welcome back to school from Tuesday 7th January.The children will be doing 'Folk to Spade' this half term every Thursday afternoon (9.1.20-13.2.20). The children are able to come in their own clothes, on Thursday, as they will be outside during these sessions. Please send wellies in a separate bag for them to change into for the afternoon activity. 


 The children  made wooden Bambinelli's (figures of the baby Jesus) which are keepsakes for their Christmas present from Mrs Barnett and Dr Gould. We hope you have put them away for next Christmas.

Bambinelli Figures

Bambinelli Figures 1

Housepoint Winners

Housepoint Winners 1
Well done to the group of pupils in Year 3 who belong to St Thomas Aquinas house. They won the housepoints treat with animals for autumn 2019. They had a great morning and they loved the snakes, hamsters, guinnea pigs and a bird eating spider the best.

Catholic Virtues Spring Term 1 2020

Catholic Virtues Spring Term 1 2020 1

Catholic Virtues for Autumn 2



 We will then return reading books, homework and spellings on 7/1/20.


Please send in PE kits this week so we can start Gymnastics on Monday 13th.


Please put your child's name in any coat, hat, gloves and scarf as this will help when things go missing especially as this term can often be very cold.



Advent 2019


During the season of Advent, the four Friday's leading up to the Christmas holidays will be non-uniform days where we will be supporting different charities.


Friday 29th November - Bags for Brummies (Homeless appeal) where a donation of toiletries, sweet treats, warm woolies, sleeping bags or supermarket gift vouchers would be greatly appreciated.


Friday 6th December - School Library where we would love you to donate a book in return for wearing own clothes.


Friday 13th December - Christmas Jumper day for the Birmingham Children's hospital. £1 donation.


Friday 20th December - CAFOD World Gifts where we would love you to donate £1 for wearing your own clothes.

In RE the children have been looking at the Jesse Tree. The children have studied the twenty symbols from various key stories in the Bible and collectively we have made our own Jesse Tree (Advent Calendar) on our Y3 Tree.

Making our Jesse Tree

Still Life Art

In this half term we have been looking at the work of Cezanne. We have reproduced his still life pictures about pears and created a class gallery.

Swimming - Well Done


Well done to all the class with their two weeks swimming sessions. Many of them were able to overcome their initial fears of water to some even having armbands taken off. It has been great to see the improvement.

Children in Need - Friday 15th November

Here are some pictures from our annual Children in Need day. This year we were asked to dress up in 'wacky clothes' for the day. A great time was had by all. Well done to Tareek as he was awarded the 'best' worst dressed member of Year 3.

Children in Need 2019

Forest School

Every Thursday, until 12th December, Year 3 will be taking part in forest school.

Wear to school  old, warm clothing on a Thursday morning instead of school uniform.

Please send in wellington boots in a bag.

The sessions start from Thursday 14th November.



Just a reminder that homework should be being completed and the book sent into school whenever a piece needs marking. Well done to you all as I can see a lot of hard work is being completed.

Lines Art Topic

Lines Art Topic 1

Over the past seven weeks the children have been looking at lines in their Art topic. We have been printing our flower designs and using them to create our calendars for 2020.

Star of the Week - Spring Term


The star of week for Friday 17th January is Victor. This is for his excellent attitude to learning, his behaviour and beautiful handwriting. It has been a pleasure to see him bloom in the last few weeks to show us his true potential.



The star of the week for Friday 10th January is Violla. This is for her fantastic extended writing on the Science topic of Magnets and Forces. Well done for creating a really informative piece of work.

Star of the Week - Autumn Term


There wasn't any star for Friday 13th December as it was house point winners celebration. The assembly on Friday 20th December was a celebration of Music.


Well done to Diba for being our Star of the Week for Friday 6th December. Diba has really applied herself in all subjects this term and it is really showing in her work which is of an excellent quality.She is thriving in Y3.


Well done to Tareek for being Star of the Week for Friday 29th November. Tareek is really trying hard in his work and his behaviour. He is a delight to have in the classroom with his great manners.


Well done to Stacey for joining our class in October and really trying hard in all her work. She produced an excellent letter as Zacchaeus this week on the theme of forgiveness of sins.She deserves to be our star on 22nd November, 


Well done to Summer for her perseverance and dedication in all her school work. Her hard work is paying off as she is making excellent progress in everything she does. She is our star on 15th November. 


Congratulations to Amelia for being Star of the Week for Friday 8th November. Her enthusiasm for work is exceptional. Well done for all the hard work in Maths too; especially in your super challenges. 


Congratulations to Jakub for being Star of the Week for Friday 25th October. We are so pleased with how he has progressed in his reading and especially with how he read his phonics book aloud to Mrs Barnett. 


Congratulations to David for being Star of the Week for Friday 18th October. David has come into Y3 with a determination to succeed and it is showing. He is working so hard in all areas and his behaviour has been excellent so far. Well done, David and keep it up!



Congratulations to Kenaz for being Star of the Week for Friday 4th October. He is such a hardworking member of the class who always achieves all the learning objectives and is a polite, kind individual. We're proud to have you in our class.


Congratulations to Grace for being Star of the Week for Friday 27th September. She has been really trying hard in all her lessons and her story on 'Goldilocks and the Three Lions' was really imaginative. Keep up the good work.


Congratulations to Joseph for being Star of the Week for Friday 20th September.In our class we have been looking at different still life paintings and Joseph produced a super interpretation of the Andy Walhol 'Marmite' picture. Well done Joseph!

Year 3 were visited by some inspectors (8th and 9th October). Our class was watched when we had reading, playing, eating our lunch and during our Maths lessons. The children were been stars with their good behaviour and so a big WELL DONE goes to them all! Thank you for being such a lovely class to teach. 

Wednesday 25th September

On Wednesday 25th September we had a visit to Our Rose and Lima Church to look at the beautiful building and all the religious symbols.


Afterwards we had a great role play session on what democracy is as part of our topic on Ancient Greece.



Year 3 Class Trip


On Thursday 12th September, Year 3 went to Rydon Organic Gardens in Coventry. The children  spent the day doing a creature trail, work on photosynthesis, soil investigations, looking at the effects of light on plants, seed dispersal and using the vegetable garden to design a seasonal meal. The weather was sunny and the gardens were stunning. The staff all commented on the excellent behaviour of the children. A great day was had by all.

Head Teacher Award for Homework

Head Teacher Award for Homework 1
Head Teacher Award for Homework 2
Well done to Harley for her award from Mrs O'Meally for her fantastic homework interpretation of 'The Great Wave' by Katsushika Hokusai. 

Holy Communion Meeting with Father Gary for Parents and Children.

Date - This Wednesday,  23rd October 9am (school hall)


Father Gary held a meeting, for the children and parents who are preparing for the sacraments. The meeting took place on Wednesday (23/10/19) at 9am in the school hall. Father is expecting full attendance of any child who is intending to make their First Holy Communion in 2020 at Mass every Sunday. A booklet to be signed is available from Father.