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. (After Christmas, Miss Hall will be taking over these days - everything else will stay the same)

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. 




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 

Thursday: PE

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This term we are going to writing character descriptions. 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 commas when writing sentences with a main and subordinate clause. 



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 how to use the formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplicaton and division.. We will be working with numbers to 1000, using a variety of equipment and pictures to represent values. . 


With Mrs Batten, we will be learning how to use method strategies to support our calculations. 


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 light and dark. We will be finding out about how light travels through reflection and about how light is absorbed by some objects.  We will also find out about shadows and why they change throughout the day. 






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.