St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

We are holding an Open Afternoon for Parents/Carers of children due to start school in September 2019. Come along and meet the Headteacher and Reception staff as well as have a look around school! MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2018 at 1.30pm. Please ring us on 01484 713037 to let us know if you will be coming along!


Welcome to Year 3!

Mrs Curry teaches us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning 

Mrs McVeigh teaches us on Thursday afternoon and Friday.

  Mrs Tolan is our Teaching Assistant.

This half term our RE Theme is

'The Christian Family'

We are proud to be supporting the charity


which supports young people overseas in countries of limited education and opportunity.

Watch this space for more information about the charity and our fundraising efforts!


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In French we are learning about greetings and how to start a conversation. We will be building on our skills each week and become more confident! We also learn songs in French too help with our pronunciation and vocabulary!


We are learning lots of musical skills through our Charanga music lessons! We are developing the skills we learned in KS1 by singing along to lots of songs and playing rhythms and accompaniments on the glockenspiels!

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 In Science we will be learning all about

'Forces and Magnets'.


We will be doing lots of experiments to see what is attracted to a magnet and what is repelled by a magnet!

Stone Age to Iron Age!

We are going to be learning all about these time periods in history and the people that lived then.

We will find out what their lives were like, what they wore and ate, where they lived and what they did each day.

Our cave paintings drawn using oil pastels onto a rough background of sponged acrylic paint, pva glue and sand to give the look of a cave wall.

The children had a fabulous day when the Stone Age to Iron Age workshop came to Year 3.

Important Dates

School photograph day - 16th October

Harvest Festival - 23rd October at 2.30pm

Close for half term - 26th October

Firework display - 9th November at 6.30pm

Return to school  - 5th November

Parent consultations - 13th November from 1pm

Christmas craft afternoon - 10th December at 1.30pm

Y3 and Y4 Christmas party day - 19th December

Christmas jumper day - 20th December


Each week homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. The children will be given one piece of written work each week and this will alternate between Maths and English.

Important Please do read your child's reading book as regularly as possible with them at home.


Year 3 have PE every Wednesday. Please ensure they have their indoor and outdoor kit in school on this day. This half term the children will be learning

DANCE  with a specialist dance teacher!

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The children will go swimming every Friday and will need their kit in school then.

Our aim is for all our children to be able to swim at least 25m in deep water and have knowledge of water safety!

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