St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Good morning Year 3.

We are going to have another meeting at 9am today. I hope you can make it, check Google Classroom for the meeting link.

You have all worked really hard throughout the week, well done. I am very impressed with all of you.

For your Friday task, I would like you to do RE, Maths and some Guided Reading. You will then have some time to work on a mini-task I am going to set you. Today I will be feeding back on your maths work.

Guided Reading

Please re-read chapter 4 of Iron Man. It has been over a week since you last looked at it so it is important you read through it again. When you have done this, please answer the questions. The questions you have today will focus on inference. Read the question very carefully before answering.

Iron Man Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Infer


For your math task today, you will be using the skills you have been developing throughout the week. The work you have today is similar to what you did yesterday but you will be subtracting instead of adding. Please watch the video carefully and do not forget to send me your completed work.

150121 Subtract 2 digit from 3 digit numbers


The first Sunday of the Liturgical Year is the first Sunday of Advent.  The last Sunday of the Liturgical Year celebrates the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  The Church family journeys with Jesus through the major events of his life, death and Resurrection. Here is an outline of special seasons in the Liturgical Year.

I have put some information below but Mrs Wilder’s has also made you a lovely slideshow detailing the liturgical year.

the liturgical year 2021


  • The Season of Advent is the four Sundays before the 25th December; the colour the Church uses is purple.


  • The Season of Christmas time: from the Nativity of the Lord
  • (Christmas Day) to the Baptism of the Lord. The colour the Church uses is white or gold.

Major feasts during Christmas time:

  • The feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
  • The feast of Mary the Mother of God (1st January).
  • The feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (6th January).
  • The Baptism of the Lord.

Lent – Easter

  • The Season of Lent: forty days from Ash Wednesday (five Sundays). The colour the Church uses is purple.
  • Holy Week: begins with the Sixth Sunday of Lent: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (sometimes called Palm Sunday).
  • The Sacred Easter Triduum: begins with the evening celebration of Holy Thursday and includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
  • The Season of Easter time: begins with the Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday and for seven Sundays to Pentecost. The colour the Church uses is white or gold.  On Pentecost Sunday the Church uses the colour red.

Task 1: Answer the questions about the liturgical year. 

  • What times of Jesus’ life are being celebrated in these seasons?
  • Which of the seasons or feasts is your favourite and why?
  • What do think the colours tell us about these seasons? 

Task 2: create a leaflet explaining some of the Church’s special seasons. For each season I would like you to explain how and why we celebrate these seasons and the use of a particular colour for the different seasons. Use the information above and the work you completed last lesson to help you. 


To link with our Erasmus project, I will set you some mini-tasks to complete. The current project is to think about local landmarks in our area.

Today’s project is to complete your own collage picture of the Angel of the North. On one side of your image I would like you to stick coloured paper, ripped magazines, anything you can find in the house. On the other side, I would like you to fill in key facts all about the Angel of the North. This is my favourite sculpture so I am very excited to see what you can create. I have attached an example below to show you how you could do the collage effect if you wish. Please remember to send me through the work you have completed.

I look forward to receiving your work.

Mrs Bishop