Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 teachers are Mrs Collins, Mrs Coyle, Mr Kendrick,
Mrs Bland and Mrs Kelly.
In Literacy we are looking at a variety of Literacy texts over the half term, including ‘Stories with Familiar Settings’. We will enjoy the stories ‘Buster’ and ‘Lizzie and the Birds’ and are going to look at story settings and how they make us feel. We will be concentrating on improving our writing by using adjectives, powerful verbs and descriptive phrases. We will be practising handwriting and spellings daily.
In Maths, we will learn about number facts and patterns in numbers and calculations. We will use number bonds and doubles to help us calculate and look at place value: finding the values of a digit in a number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones). Please support us with developing your child’s maths skills by practising counting in 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s and learning their times table’s. The children should have a TTRockstars Login that they can use to get extra Times Table practice at home.
Year 3 Sacramental Programme
Throughout Year 3, the children will taking part in the Sacraments of Reconciliation (First Confession) and the Holy Eucharist (Communion). We explain to the children that a sacrament is like a special meeting with God. As part of their sacramental journey, the children are required to take part in five Sacramental masses over the year. Please note that these are compulsory and must be attended. Please see the back of the newsletters for dates and times for these masses.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
During this sacrament you confess your sins to God. God knows what sins you have committed and will commit but with this sacrament, you are aware of those sins. When we go to Confession or Reconciliation we are receiving graces from God to make it easier not to sin again. We should receive this sacrament as often as possible.
First Holy Communion
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is when Jesus is with us in the bread and wine. Through prayers, by asking the Holy Spirit to come upon the gifts, (the bread and wine), the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus. Only a priest can do this. We believe that God is in the Eucharistic bread and wine so they should be adored and honored. Christ is present in both the bread and wine, so we don’t have to have both. Usually we receive the bread. We should receive this sacrament each week.
Important Dates 2019-2020
Thursday 17th October - Y3 Parents meeting - School Hall 3.20pm
Sunday 20th October – Harvest Mass- church 11.30am
Sunday 24th November – Feat of CTK Mass - Church 11.30am
Thursday 5th December - Y3 Parents meeting - School Hall 3.20pm
Thursday 12th December -Y3 Sacrament of Reconciliation - Church 6.30pm
Sunday 2nd February – Y3 Presentation Mass - Church 11.30am
Sunday 3rd May – Y3 Crowning of Mary Mass - Church 11.30am
Saturday 16th May – Y3C Holy Communion Mass - Church 10am
Saturday 16th May – Y3L Holy Communion Mass - Church 12pm
Staff involved in the Sacramental Programme
- Father Derek
- Mrs Collins
- Mrs Coyle
- Mr Kendrick
- Mrs Kelly
- Mrs Bland
- Mrs Harris
If you have any questions with regard to the Sacramental Programme please contact the class teachers.