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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Year 3HM

Science Day 2020

What a great day Year 3 had on Science day!  After an exciting assembly, we took part in a renewable energy quiz around school. Then we looked at how different each of our bodies were and learnt about our tongue and taste buds. We tried different flavour crisps and found out that some of us have more taste buds and are ‘supertasters’.


Seeing the Tesla cars dance was great fun and we learnt about the fuel and transport of the future.


Winners! Although there were some great volcanoes and eruptions from other classes, Year 3HM’s volcano won the prize for the best and biggest eruption. Well done everyone.

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

On the feast day of St Thomas Aquinas, Year 3 enjoyed learning about the Monstrance, a beautifully ornate vessel used to display the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration. St Thomas Aquinas wrote many important books about the mysteries of the Eucharist.

First Reconciliation

Congratulations Year 3 on making your First Reconciliation!  May God’s love and forgiveness be with you always.


During Advent, Year 3 have been spending time in the chapel preparing themselves for the joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth. The children have looked at the Old Testament scripture from Isaiah and especially like the words -

Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it.’

No Pens Day

To start the day, Year 3 were challenged to make a piece of paper as long as possible. To do this, the children needed to discuss ideas, choose and share resources, develop a strategy and work collaboratively. They enjoyed the speaking and listening opportunity but the real challenge was when the ‘silent communication’ timer started - no one was allowed to speak so the children used other ways to communicate!  Amazingly, one piece of A4 paper of paper was measured at 12m 85cm!

Light and Shadow

We have been exploring the reflective properties of different materials. We used our light source to discover which materials and objects were transparent, opaque and translucent.