St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
 
 
A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School 

WELCOME TO YEAR 3! 

Year 3 have had a very busy start to the term. Everyone has settled in well and we are starting to get our heads round the life and routines of Key Stage 2! We really hope this page gives you a little insight in all the fun and amazing things we get up to in our learning. 
Autmn Terms 
Click here for Term 1's Curriculum Overview 

Stone Age Art 

We have been busy learning about the Stonge Age times. We have particularly enjoyed looking at the different art work and cave paintings which have been discovered over time. This inspired us to have a go at our own hand print cave paintings. We discussed the different ways we could recreate these paintings and what colours would help to make our art look more realistic.  

Have a look at more of our wonderful cave art pieces... 

After researching the many cave drawings discovered by archeologists, we decided it was time to create some of our own. We wanted to find out what it was like to draw on rough surfaces like cave walls, so took to drawing our designs in our playground. Once we had learnt how to perfect our cave drawings we created our own class cave artwork. We were really proud with the outcome. After learning that natural resources were used in the caves, we also discovered smudging leaves can create green colouring! 

Feast Day Celebrations 

What a ANIMALTASTIC day we had celebrating our Saint, St Francis. We had an amazing day exploring Noah's Ark Zoo learning about all the animals and endangered species. We also got to enjoy a very bumpy tractor ride around the park. Year 3 loved getting to look at all of the different animals and reflecting on St Francis and how he cared for the animals and loved having the oportunity to pet some scaley creatures too! 

Leigh Woods 

To mark our half way point in our learning of Stone Age to Iron Age we took a trip to Leigh Woods to see a real Iron Age Fort. We had a fantastic day looking at real Iron Age artefacts and being archeologists to work out what they were. We had so much fun walking through the muddy fort, learning about it's history. The highlight of our day was taking part it some real life Iron Age activities, we did defence (sling shots), making flax string and spindle whorles.  

Andy Goldsworthy 

We have been inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and have had a go at making the most of our environment. Take a look at some of the lovely pieces of art we have created. 
Click here for Term 2's Learning Journey 

Raise the Roof 

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time visiting Nailsea school to take part in our annual Raise the Roof concert with other local primary schools. We had a great morning putting actions and instruments to songs we have been learning this term. This year we celebrated school life with the theme 'cool school', we dressed as some of our favourite book characters to match the song 'Books are amazing'. 

Children in Need 

In year 3 we have been working hard to come up with fundraising activities to raise money for a good cause. Year 3 showed brilliant teamwork skills, creating posters and organsing eachother to create a fun afternoon for the whole school with activities ranging from colouring competitions to penalty shoot outs. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event and brought cakes or lucky dip prizes in for the class. 

Merry Christmas! 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF YEAR 3!  
We have had a fantastic week getting into the Christmas spirit. Well done to all of year 3 for completing their first Christmas Carol Service, they all did a brilliant job. This week the children have been busy making cards, hats and decorations for gifts this christmas. I hope you all have a lovely rest and have an amazing christmas! See you in the new year! 

Spring Terms 

Click here for Term Three's Curriculum Overview 

Tithe in Time 

Year 3 had a wonderful Evacuee experience at the Tithe Barn, linking to our work on the history of Tithe Barn. We got to learn so many things about how the Tithe Barn was used and how it was made. Whilst we were there we were given the identities of real evacuee children who came to Nailsea to live. We got to look at real life WW2 artefacts, look at old maps of Nailsea, experience writing letters home in real ink pens and learnt how to bake rock cakes using rations.  

The History of Nailsea Museum 

Year 3 had a fantastic time showing off all they had learnt to the whole school and their parents. Year 3 put on their very own museum celebrating the History or Nailsea. The exibition ranged from posters and models to even some yummy rock cakes for all of the children. The children have loved finding out all about what has happened in the place they are growing up in. 

Chinese Dancing 

This term we have been lucky enough to do some Chinese dancing with a dance teacher to celebrate Chinese New Year. We were so excited about the new moves which we had learnt, that we showed our friends and family! 

CLASS DOJO 

To keep up to date with what your children are up to, make sure you have logged into our classroom dojo. This will give you regular updates of what the children have been up to day to day. There will also be reminders for anything such as trips, homework and other events happening in school! 
Click here for Term Four's Curriculum Overview 

Summer Terms 

Click here for Term Five's Curriculum Overview 
Click here for Term Six's Curriculum Overview 
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