St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Together we love, live and learn.

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3’s Class Page


Summer is coming and we have a lot planned for year 3 this term. We are looking forward to enjoying the sunshine and having lots of fun!


Mrs Foxon will be in class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. You will also see her around school on Thursday.

Mrs Batten will be in class Thursday and Friday but she also teaches other year groups on a Wednesday.

Mrs Coombes works hard with year 3 all week.


Key Dates:

Friday 7th June - science day

Tuesday 9th July (1:30 - 2:30) - Severn Arts FAME festival at Worcester arena. Parents are welcome to watch - a letter will follow with more details.  


Every Monday - FAME cornet lessons. 

Every Thursday - swimming. Please remember your kit. 



Check out the start of our Banksy inspired painting. The children have also been finding facts in preparation for their non-fiction writing about graffiti and Banksy.


The children have amazed me with their incredible writing this week. Everyone wrote beautifully with excellent detail and accurate use of punctuation. Check our the sample of writing below. I promise you will enjoy reading them. 




Non-fiction writing

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Non-fiction writing 2
Non-fiction writing 3
Non-fiction writing 4
Non-fiction writing 5
Non-fiction writing 6
Non-fiction writing 7
Non-fiction writing 8
Non-fiction writing 9
Non-fiction writing 10
Non-fiction writing 11


Spellings will be tested every Monday. Click on the link to print a new copy of your spellings.


We are working really hard to improve our handwriting in year 3. Our focus at the moment is joining ‘f‘. Keep checking for updates to see photos of our neat writing. If you would like to practice at home, ask an adult for some handwriting paper. Mrs Foxon has set a challenge to find the most improved handwriting. The prize for the most improved is the chance to use the laptop for a few lessons.


With Mrs Foxon, we are learning about telling the time and converting between the 12 and 24 hour clock. Keep practising telling the time to the nearest minute. Focus on minutes to the next hour.... remember that the hour hand will be between the current hour and the next hour.  Over the coming weeks, we will be continuing to work together to carry out investigations and solve problems.


With Mrs Batten, we will be continuing to develop our understanding about fractions. 


Mrs Foxon’s maths challenge: Maths is my favourite subject and I love a challenge so I thought I’d challenge you. Check out the link and have a go. Bring your findings in to school to share with me, I’d love to see what you think. Remember, I will update the challenge so keep checking. 


This term in RE we will be celebrating and studying Christ’s glorious resurrection through the stories of the Road to Emmaus and Breakfast at the Shore. The children will learn about the impact that Jesus’s rising from the dead had on the Disciples and that the Eucharist in Mass is our opportunity to meet the Risen Christ today. This will lead on to work on Pentecost where we will be looking at the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments. Our final unit of work will be Prayer where we will be looking at Jesus’s example as a way of understanding the different forms of prayer and contemplating the many places to reflect and pray. The children will also continue to have the opportunity each week to prepare and present our class collective worship.



This term we will be learning how to talk about our families in French – learning the vocabulary for family members and the grammar associated with possessive adjectives.

In science, we are learning about light and dark.  The children have been learning about how shadows are formed and have created some great shadow pictures using pastels. 



Home learning

As promised, I have created some number club practice sheets to be printed at home. These contain similar questions to the ones we use in school. If you would like to, give yourself 10 minutes to answer as many as possible. Check your own answers and correct any mistakes.

FAME - cornet lessons

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Thursday 28th March – The British Camp walk We had a great time walking on the hills. We were very lucky that the sun was shining though

The history man:

Year 3 had an amazing time learning about the stone age to the iron age with the History man. It was an action packed day with a variety of activities for the children to try. They found out about early man, how we travelled to the UK, how to make fire, tools, and food. They even played games that the stone age children would have played. Take a look at some of our photos!

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