St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

Inspired to be our best.....

Year 3

New term. New challenges

Welcome to the Stone Age. This term we will be finding out about the Stone Age, before moving onto the Bronze Age and ending with the Stone Age. This has really sparked our interest and we are looking forward to what the next few weeks brings. 

We have also been very lucky that Ms Harvey will be back working with our class for Forest School and half of our lovely Year 3 class started today. Take a look at what we got up to! 

Harvest Poetry Slam

To build on our Harvest Mass celebrations, our Year 3,4, 5 and 6 classes got together to have an inter-house poetry slam. The children grouped together in their houses and worked in teams  to write a harvest themed poem. We then got together and performed our poems. It was great to have Year 2 join us for our performances and we got to hear some great poems that they had been reading! 


Today we have been exploring how circuits work. We started by creating a human circuit, which allowed the electricity to pass through our held hands. We then worked in pairs to create complete circuits that lit a light bulb and explored different circuits to see whether they were complete or not!

Building Bonanza 

Over this term, all of our KS2 classes will be taking part in a series of building challenges. They will be split into mixed teams and sent off on a construction mission. Have a look at the photos to see how they got on!

Let's get mathematical!

To try and be as active as possible in the school day, we have been doing some BIG maths by creating 1-1000 number lines across the hall. Some teams were very methodical and grouped the numbers into hundreds, others took the 'organised chaos' approach. All groups managed to make their number lines in the time provided and we had some great discussions about place value along the way! 

New Year, New Start!

Wow! What an amazing start to the year! We have kicked off our year by learning all about Growth Mindset. We were set the challenge of building a card castle to see how determined we could be. Have a look at how we got on!