St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Our Ethos Statement for this week 20th November is: I think before I make choices that affect my health!


Welcome to Year 3!

Mrs Hartley teaches us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Eland teaches us on Thursday and Friday.

  Mrs Connolly and Mrs Tolan are our Teaching Assistants.



In RE this half term our theme is 'Mary our Mother'.

The children will revisit the story of the Annunciation and further consider the important role Mary was given as the mother of Jesus. They will develop their understanding of Advent as a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus and will be given opportunities to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

You can help your child at home by making sure they know the words to the Hail Mary.

Super Scientists

Investigating the texture of different soil types (and getting muddy at the same time) proved very popular with Year 3. They were asked to wet their soil type and then attempt to shape it into a sausage. The result they got determined which texture their soil type was. Why don't you ask your child which soil type they tested.




As part of the Mighty Metals topic this half term the Year 3 children will be learning about Britain from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. How people travelled and farmed during this era and the advancements they made.  They will examine the works of  ,an artist who creates pieces of art from metal. The children are enjoying reading the Iron Man by Ted Hughes also.  

Chocolate Fossils

Year 3 have been learning all about how fossils are made. They loved making their own fossils out of chocolate and then eating them when they had finished. Why don't you ask them if they can remember how long it takes for a real fossil to be made.

Volcano Art

The classroom now looks explosive as the children have used a variety of materials to make their own volcano artwork. Some have a 3D effect and lots of them are sparkling with glitter!


Diary Dates

9th Nov - Welcome to look at the children's books with them in school

14th Nov- Parents Consultations

11th Dec - Y3 Christmas craft afternoon

15th Dec - School Christmas Disco

19th Dec - Christmas dinner and Christmas jumpers

20th Dec - Y3 & Y4 Christmas party day

21st Dec - Mass 9:30am & school closes

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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.


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


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 lots of archery skills.


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!