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Welcome to the Year 3 page!


As we enter the final half term of the current school year, the children in Year 3 are becoming more independent learners.  They need to continue working hard throughout these important weeks to further develop their skills and achieve their targets.


This webpage is here to keep you up to date and in the know about what is happening in Year 3.

If you have any questions or issues about any aspect of your child’s learning please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mrs Hayes




Photographs of Year 3 involved in activities from all areas of the curriculum can be viewed on this web page. As you can see, the children  enjoy being fully involved in all aspects of school life.



            'I came so that you may have life - and have it to the full'

John 10:10


First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the children who received Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday 28th June


We were all extremely proud of them as they welcomed Jesus into their hearts with understanding and reverence.

First Holy Communicants 2015

A huge thank you to Father Michael and the Parishioners 


God bless the children as they now continue on their journey of faith as full members of the Catholic Church.


Please keep them all in your prayers



Family Moments

Thank you to the parents and families of the children for their love and support throughout this special year.

Our visit to the Lancashire Fusiliers Museum

Congratulations to all the children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 24th May

Bishop Arnold meets the children

In Confirmation we receive:                                              


The Gifts
of the Holy Spirit

  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Right Judgement
  4. Courage
  5. Knowledge
  6. Reverence
  7. Wonder and awe in God’s presence



Give us the strength to 'open' these gifts and so produce the fruits of your love.

The Fruits
of the Holy Spirit











Self Control






The May Crowning, 2015



The Pupil Chaplains led our celebrations with prayers in honour of Mary, Our Mother. Seraya and Freddie (members of our Sacraments class) crowned the statue of Our Lady as the whole school sang hymns of praise and thanksgiving. Year 3 led the school as we said prayers from the Rosary and Year 6 led the  beautiful, traditional prayer:

 Hail Holy Queen


Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.







He is Risen !



Well done to ALL the children in Year 3.

The Easter Story was told with love and understanding by the Sacraments class, as they acted out the events of Holy Week in this years Easter Play.


Thank you to parents, parishioners, staff and pupils for their support.


Ten Ten Theatre Group- Master and Servant

The wonderful play 'Master and Servant' was enjoyed by Years 3 and 4. It encouraged the children to explore and reflect on what it means to

serve and be served by others.


It helped us to consider how Jesus, the servant king, showed us the way to love one another with compassion and understanding.

On Holy Thursday night, the apostles were ready to eat the Passover feast with the Lord, when he surprised them by kneeling before them to wash the dust of the road from their feet. He did this to show that He came to love and serve his people and to show us how to love others. 

As Christians we are to follow his example:

        Love one another, as I have loved you.






Congratulations to all the Year 3 children who have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.

The children were reverent and respectful throughout. I would like to thank all parents/guardians for supporting and encouraging their children to make a good confession. 



“The most precious result of the forgiveness obtained in the Sacrament of Penance is to be found in the reconciliation with God which takes place in the innermost heart of a son who was lost and is found again.”

Saint John Paul II  


Italian Lessons

Year 3 enjoy weekly Italian lessons in which Maestra Alessandra uses a variety of activities including music and art to broaden the children's knowledge of the Italian language. They now have vocabulary that they can use confidently both verbally and in written work.

A very special Italian lesson

After leaving the dough to rise:


In this Italian lesson we learnt not only Italian vocabulary but also all about ingredients, quantities, instructions and traditional Italian cooking.


Thank you Maestra Alessandra

World Book Day

Story book characters from Year 3

Thank you to all parents for making this day such a success.

Do you recognise any of these characters?

Look at our Art work in the style of Kandinsky.


The children have been exploring his work and were impressed by the paintings and the classical music that inspired him.

Morning Maths Challenge

Working as a team
We've got it!

Exploring Magnets!

Preparing for Lent the Italian way




The children have been learning about the Sacraments of Initiation.


Here you can see them acting out the Sacrament of Baptism. This role play helped them to develop a deeper understanding of the Sacrament that welcomes us into the family of the church, as children of God.



Preparing to receive the Sacraments


Year Three is a very special school year, full of discovery and celebration for the children and their families.


During this year you are invited to present your child  to receive the Sacraments of the Church - Reconciliation, Confirmation and Holy Communion - as Catholics have done for the last 2000 years.


Each of the Sacraments is a gift from God and a source of strength and grace for your child throughout their life.


You will find all the relevant dates in the Key Information section of our website.




The Christmas Party

A HUGE thank you for our delicious Christmas lunch

Year 3 Christmas Jumpers

Nativity Scenes

Year 3 join in with 'Super Hero Day' in aid of Children in Need


The Holy Rosary

We would like to thank Sister Cecily for leading our prayers each week during October, the month of the Rosary. The Chaplains came along to encourage and support the younger children as we remembered the mysteries of the Rosary.


Impressive Work


A Visit from the Fire Service


The fire brigade came to talk to the staff and children about Bonfire night and advised us on how best to stay safe whilst enjoying the events and displays at this time of year.


The children were also given the opportunity to see a real fire engine and discuss with fire fighters the equipment used to put out fires and rescue people. It was an excellent insight into this vital service.


Year 3 Homework Information


Homework books will be handed out on Friday and need to be returned to class by the following Wednesday with at least one piece of work completed.

The Grids will be stuck inside the Homework book. They are also available from the links below. Please be aware that the new Summer 2 Grid begins Friday 19th June 2015.

Autumn 1 Homework Grid

Autumn 2 Homework Grid

Spring 1 Homework Grid

Spring 2 Homework Grid

Summer 1 Homework Grid

Summer 2 Homework Grid

Whole Year Maths Topics - Overview

Take an Accelerated Reader quiz at home or show your parents all the books you have read on your own bookshelf.