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Epiphany - Term 3

Happy New year!


Welcome back to everyone and I hope you all had a very blessed Christmas holiday and are ready for the next two terms exciting topic called ' Let the Light In ! '.

Advent - Term 2

We Have Found Him!

Year 3 sang and performed the Angels visit to the Shepherds in the fields beautifully. Well done to everyone!

French Festivities!

Design and Technology 

Healthy Christmas Snacks

Year 3 pupils designed, planned and prepared a healthy, Christmas lunch time snack which they enjoyed eating together at St. Thomas' Church Hall on the last day of term. 

The pupils really enjoyed the visit of their parents where they were able to share all their learning so far as well as helping to write a shopping list of all the ingredients the children needed for their individual healthy snacks!   The pupils learnt many important skills along the way and the final products were delicious!



Language Day 

Nella Vecchia Fattoria - Old MacDonald had a farm - Italian

Delicious French Food - France

RE The Christian Family

Our Visit to St. Thomas' to learn about the signs and symbols of Baptism.

Term 1

Exploring Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Performing Our First French Song!


Frère Jacques

Still image for this video

Inspired Artwork on Volcanoes! 

Whole class artwork inspired by the story 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit.

Taking responsibility

for our learning - more work exploring volcanoes!



We are so excited about 2022-2023 in Year 3! We have lots of exciting ideas... and cannot wait to hear about yours!


A few things to highlight;

  • Break time snack is not provided by the government in KS2. Children can bring in a healthy snack to enjoy at break time, such as some fruit/cut up vegetables/raisins.
  • There are no universal school lunches in KS2. Unless your child is entitled to a Free School Meal, children wishing to have school lunches must pay for each lunch. (for more info please speak to the office.)
  • Please can children have their full, clearly named, PE kit in school at all times, including a pair of school tracksuit bottoms for the colder weather. (PE is on a Tuesday afternoon)
  • Homework will usually be set on Monday and expected in on Friday. Homework will be in their blue folder which they must bring in on Friday.
  • Children are always encouraged to read daily at home, preferably reading aloud to an adult who can discuss the text with them. Children who read at home regularly have been shown to make much more rapid progress. Reading is to be recorded in their homework diary please.
  • If you have any additional questions/ concerns please come and speak to me or send me a message.


God Bless,

Mrs Brayshaw

Times Table Rockstars


As a school, we are signed up to the wonderful online resource that is Times Table Rockstars.


It is a times tables game where the children can play a variety of challenges in order to improve their understanding of times tables. I can even set challenges!


This is a great resource to help with learning of times tables that are set for home learning each week.


The children have all been given their individual login details (recorded in their homework books) and were shown how to use the resource. They are already becoming quite competitive! A little bit as often as possible will make a huge difference! 


Just a reminder, details as follows:




Go to Login - School Pupils.


When School name box appears, type: CT1 1NE (St Thomas' Catholic Primary School Canterbury should appear).


Then enter unique individual username and password.


Enjoy and practice those times tables.

Mrs Brayshaw