Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Spring Term


This week, the children have been given lots of opportunities to apply the skills they have been taught to a wide variety of challenging contexts.

In English, the children have enjoyed learning how to make a public speech. They have planned their own speeches, as a Roman governor, and now look forward to publishing and performing them with their peers next week! We have been very impressed by the persuasive, engaging and emotive language that has been used across the children’s writing. Well done Year Three!

In Maths, we have looked at how to add, subtract and compare fractions with the same denominator. In particular, Year Three have used fraction walls, number lines and fraction bars in order to show their workings in a variety of ways. Towards the end of the week, the children were able find the difference between two fractions and even solve a series of complex mastery problems. Great work, Year Three!

We would like to thank all of Year 3 for the commitment and creativity that they have shown for Home Learning. It has been lovely to see the children produce models, maps and diagrams to illustrate what they have been learning about the Romans. 

hadrians wall

Above: a Lego model of Hadrian’s Wall

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We wish you all an enjoyable and restful weekend,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin

The Romans


This week the children have enjoyed a wide variety of Roman challenges across the curriculum.

In English, the children watched Boudicca’s battle speech and then explored a variety of persuasive techniques including exclamation sentences and rhetorical questions. Towards the end of the week, they planned and drafted their own version of Boudicca’s speech. Well done Year Three for producing lots of engaging and persuasive writing!

In Maths, the children have continued to work on addition and subtraction. Specifically, the children were taught how to check the size of their answers and whether or not they had been reasonable (be it through rounding numbers to estimate, or using the inverse to check their answers). Year 3 showed commitment, determination and success when they were given some challenging Roman Maths problems to solve.

We are delighted to see that so many of the children have been excited by their Roman Topic. This is clear to see from some of the detailed and creative Home Learning that has been produced so far…

roman home learning

We look forward to seeing you next week. Please see the link below for our weekly RE newsletter.


Wishing you all a brilliant weekend.

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin.

Special visitors!


Friday has been a day of great excitement in Year 3 as we have been lucky enough to have the authors of our favourite Supertato come into our classrooms. We were also able to buy gifts at the fabulous St. Peter’s mother’s day sale (keep it a secret!)

Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, authors of Supertato (and many more favourites!), came to visit Year 3 and demonstrated the steps involved to create a book with the children. Firstly, they decided upon the feelings of each character across the story and then the children created animated pictures of their faces. Later in the session, the authors supported the children in designing their own unique and imaginative book characters – a special prize was awarded to a child from each class who had produced an inventive and entertaining character.

authors sharing books







Above: the process of creating an illustrated book.

authors sharing faces






Above: demonstrating facial expressions to convey emotion.

mothers day visit

Above: the St. Peter’s day Mother’s Day sale

We would like to thank all of the volunteers who had supported the delivery of today’s events. These activities served as a lovely reward for Year 3, who have worked hard this week across their taught sessions. In English, the children have enjoyed drafting, editing and publishing their Roman slave diaries. They look forward to seeing their work showcased in the school’s library next week. In Maths, the children have shown commitment and determination throughout their work on subtraction – they have enjoyed learning how to round their numbers to the nearest 10, to estimate their answers and ensure their following calculations are reasonable. Thank you to all of the children and Year 3 parents for the excellent Roman Home Learning that has been produced so far, we look forward to putting them on display soon (photos to follow!)

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We wish you all a peaceful and relaxing weekend,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin




Our big fundraiser.


This week has seen us undertake some important fundraising to help people as part of this year’s CAFOD appeal. The children have been generous in the amount they have donated and this will be used to help people in Zambia begin their own fish farms. These farms have a knock on effect of providing work for local people, and providing more money to help children to be educated. Below you can see the culmination of our fundraising efforts:

cafod pic

We also have our weekly prayer which you are able to share as a family and reflect on the messages it has for each of you. Prayer for Lent, week 2.


In our English this week, we have been exploring the importance of adding detail to our writing. We have explored a variety of ways that we can do this, including using fronted adverbials and increasing the number prepositions and adjectives we use. Maybe you could try to write a description of your bedroom; what details will you include?

In maths, we have been thinking about our multiplication and division, especially the different methods that we can use to solve problems. Could you try making some challenging word problems for people in your family? How are you going to make your problems tricky for them?

Next week, we are  looking forward to the authors of Supertato coming in. We will have a chance to do a workshop with the authors so make sure you have lots of questions to ask!

Thank you,

Mr. Austin and Mrs. Honeywell

Back into the swing and World Book Day


We have all had a keen start back to this half term. Already we have begun to explore our Romans topic and everyone is eagerly getting involved. Below you will find a link to our new Home Learning pyramid:

Romans Home Learning Pyramid

In our English we have started to read our Roman diary focusing on the life and experience of a Roman slave. This has allowed us to think about the feelings of characters in stories and to begin to explore building our own characters through adding detail. Maybe you could write your own diary at home thinking about the emotion words that you could include.

In maths we have been learning all about multiplication and problem solving. Maybe you could write some multiplication problems for people at home or teach them how to use the grid method!

Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent. The children were excellently behaved during the Ash Wednesday service and were able to talk thoughtfully about the meaning of the ashes and what the period of Lent meant to them. On our school blogs page you will now find an RE page which will keep you up to date with religious events around the school. Below you can find a link to a weekly prayer page that you can share at home as a family:

Weekly Prayer

On Thursday we were very excited because it was World Book Day. Pupils came in amazingly creative costumes…




…Mrs. D was really into World Book Day too!

mrs d potato

Mrs. D took the time to read one of her favourite stories to the children, something which was greatly appreciated by everyone. Thank you Mrs. D!


Thank you,

Mr. Austin and Miss. Honeywell