St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Together we love, live and learn.

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3’s Class Page



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 Bowen is working with us most mornings and every afternoon. 

Mrs Harbron will be with us Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. You will also see her at lunch time. 




Forest School



Our final forest school session was brilliant this week. The children built and lit our fire with very little help. Some children also enjoyed whittling sticks to toast the marshmallows. Everyone then toasted marshmallows to make smores and had a lovely hot chocolate with marshmallows to finish. 

Below is an example of our timetable however, some lessons may move around sometimes.

There are days when you will need to remember to bring things into school.


Monday: Music

Wednesday: Forest school

Thursday: PE

Picture 1


This term we are going to writing some fairy tales with a twist. We will be identifying the key features of effective writing and learning how to use them in our own writing. The children will be learning about how to use speech correctly within a story and thinking about effective vocabulary.



Spellings are given out every Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Use the sheet to help you to practice every day. Please hand this back in every Monday. 


If you need another spelling sheet, click on the link to print a new copy.


We are working really hard to improve our handwriting at St Joseph's. This term, year 3 will be focusing on letter formation and correct pencil grip. If you would like to practice at home, print off some handwriting paper from the link below. 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 will be learning about place value. We will be working with numbers to 1000, using a variety of equipment and pictures to represent values. We will also be beginning to learn how to add and subtract using the column method. Again, we will use base 10 and numicon to help us. 


With Mrs Batten, we will be learning about statistics. We will be carrying out our own surveys and learning how to plot graphs. 


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. 


In science, we are going to be exploring forces and magnets. We will be finding out about different types of forces as well as carrying out a range of investigations. Keep an eye out for photos of our learning.  






Home learning

Every week the children carry out a number club challenge. I have created some number club practice sheets to be printed at home which 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.