Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

As we continue to celebrate the Easter season we welcome children back to school for our new term. School begins on Tuesday 23 April at 8.50 am.

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Year 3

  New updates have been added below

April 2019


Welcome to Year 3!


Year 3 Homework 

Literacy & Numeracy: Given out on a Monday to be returned on Friday.
Weekend homework: Given out on Friday, usually topic or RE based which needs to be handed in on a Monday.  

Spellings: Spellings are given to the children every Monday for a test on Friday.
Daily Reading: The children are also asked to read daily and make an entry into their reading records (further details can be found on the Home Learning Page  
Times tables:
Please help your child learn their x2  x3  x4  x5  x 8 x 10 by the end of year 3 in preparation for Year 4!

The children have all been given a key fact sheet with Maths facts that they should practise at home!

Tate Britain - Year 3 Project


This year the children have been taking part in a national project with Tate Britain. Steve McQueen is creating an exhibition of photographs at the Tate Britain with photos of thousands of Year 3 children around the country. The Year 3 children in our school started this journey by posing for a whole class photo which will be displayed in this exhibit. Yesterday, representatives from the museum lead a full day workshop with the children on the theme 'Exploring Identity'. This workshop showed the children that a photograph can only tell so much about a person so they discussed and performed through drama the type of person they think they are and hope to be in the future! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and put pieces of the work they created into their own special 'Class Vault' which will be opened by the children next year when the exhibition is ready to be displayed. See below for some pictures of this exciting workshop!

Year 3 Are Expert Learners


Today year 3 used a programme call Busy Things to learn French.  Busy Things is free and available to use from home.  Follow the instructions below.


Find the site  Choose easy login to access the site.  When you arrive at the start screen, choose Resources, OLOG Juniors quick links.  You will see Busy Things like below.  



The French games are at Key Stage 2, Year 3/4, French.  Have fun!

We Are Growing in Christ


Year 3 children may join Mrs Jones to pray the rosary throughout October.  October is dedicated to praying this special prayer which was so dear to Our Lady.   We shared quiet reflective moments as we learnt to pray together.  We continue to learn and say this prayer at special moments in our parish.  We were all invited to bring our rosary beads to school for an assembly to end November, the month in which we especially remember our deceased friends and family.  May they Rest in the Peace of the Lord.




Year 3  are Reading Wizards! 


To complete our Year 3 Reading Challenge, we need to read ten books from the Reading Challenge Box.  Look out for these books as they have special stickers. There are a selection of books from different authors and different genres.

If we succeed and read all ten, we will be presented with a certificate and badge at the end of the year.  If any of the books are too challenging, then they can be shared at home as a family book. Look at the Year 3 badge below. 


YEAR 3 CLUBS:  Clubs run from 3.15 - 4.15  except Wednesday Tennis which starts at 8.00am.

YEAR 3 CLUBS:  Clubs run from 3.15 - 4.15  except Wednesday Tennis which starts at 8.00am. 1 MONDAY: Football Club and Choir
YEAR 3 CLUBS:  Clubs run from 3.15 - 4.15  except Wednesday Tennis which starts at 8.00am. 2 WEDNESDAY: Homework
YEAR 3 CLUBS:  Clubs run from 3.15 - 4.15  except Wednesday Tennis which starts at 8.00am. 3 WEDNESDAY MORNING: Tennis Club
YEAR 3 CLUBS:  Clubs run from 3.15 - 4.15  except Wednesday Tennis which starts at 8.00am. 4 THURSDAY: Art Club
Picture 1 FRIDAY: Drama

Year 3 are Computer Experts


Who knows what an algorithm is? Year 3 do! (Hint: there is one below)


This term year 3 will learn how to code.  We begin by understanding what an algorithm is and by writing and following an algorithm.   We will then use our knowledge to improve our algorithm.



Year 3 are Musicians!

Our Spring Term Musical Learning



Year 3 are learning to play the glockenspiel this term. 



The glockenspiel is in the percussion family.  

Year 3 are Linguists!



This term year 3 have made a super effort reading French.  We have concentrated on reading, writing and speaking our key word list and challenged ourselves to count to 10 and to focus on gender and number of nouns.  We are very proud of our French speaking, listening and now writing.  Well done year 3.  Some of our writing is displayed below.


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Our Counting French Song


Listen, sing after the man in the gaps between each set of numbers.  Can you learn it by heart?

Numbers Song in French. Une Chanson des Chiffres.

It's a numbers song in French. Une chanson des chiffres pour les enfants. Written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Copyright 2010 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. This is an ORIGINAL song written in 2010 - any copying is illegal.

Le vieux MacDonald avait une ferme - chanson en français - Old MacDonald had a farm in French

Year 3 Christmas Play - The Little Shepherd


Well done to all of the year 3 children for their fantastic Christmas play. The play was very much enjoyed on Wednesday afternoon by the school and in the evening by the parents. All of the children worked very hard in the lead up to the play to learn their lines and practise all of the songs! They performed fantastically with loud, clear voices and they sang beautifully. Well done!

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