St. John Fisher

St. John Fisher
Catholic Primary School

Year 3



Hello and welcome to our class webpage for our lovely Year 3 family.  We have lots of exciting things planned and hope your children will share these experiences with you on a regular basis.

Year 3 is a very important year as the children transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. It is an opportunity to grow in confidence, reinforce skills already learnt and expand our knowledge across the curriculum.

We are currently exploring our ‘Bella Italia’ topic which covers European history and geography, as well as finding out more about the legacy and impact of the Romans here in the United Kingdom.

If you want to want a taste of what we will be covering in class, try reading our ‘Book with a Hook’ - Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit!

Our class patron saint, Bernadette Soubirous said: “Jesus came on earth to be my model. I want to follow him and walk generously in his footsteps.” It is our mission in Year 3 to follow to wise words of Saint Bernadette and try to follow Jesus through our generosity and by living our faith through Christ’s example to us.

The Year 3 Team

Ms Hickey - Class Teacher

Mrs Horsford - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Bryan - Learning Support Assistant

What Are Year 3 Learning?

Year 3 have had an action packed term since returning from the Christmas break. We have explored our topic; Bella Italia, finding out about Italy, the story of Pompeii and the Romans and their impact in Britain.

We have also enjoyed taking part in some amazing events such as World Book Day and British Science Week. We had the opportunity to investigate how to make an egg float by changing the density of the water using salt, we made a class lava lamp that demonstrated chemical reactions and we examined our own fingerprints to see how unique they are!

Our spring term concluded with us leading our Easter service with Year 4; journeying with Jesus through the Easter story and reflecting on what it means to us. Our RE topic ‘Giving All’ helped us to prepare for leading the service as it allowed us to gain a better understanding of why the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter are so important.



PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays for Year 3. 

Reminder: School PE Kit should to be worn for all PE lessons; this includes black plimsolls/black or white trainers, black or navy shorts and a white t-shirt. Jewellery/watches are not to be worn on P.E days and long hair must be tied back. Please note, any children who are unable to take their earrings out will not be physically involved in these sessions. They will ‘take part’ by observing the lesson and assisting the class teacher.

Year 3 Learning Overview