St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Welcome to our school website as we journey through our Spring term! We hope you enjoy browsing! You will find lots of information on here about the things we get up to in school as well as other important information. Have a lovely day! Mrs Hodges


Welcome to Year 3!

Mrs Dennison is our Class Teacher.

Mrs Tolan is our Teaching Assistant.

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Our class charity this year is CAFOD - which stands for The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. They are part of the largest aid networks in the world and have a presence in 165 countries. They reach out to people living in hard-to -reach places, in war zones and those who are discriminated against. They equip people with the skills, tools and opportunities to live with dignity, support their families and give back to the community. 

Any ideas for fundraisers are welcome - please make suggestions.

Roman won the Christmas cake and we raised almost £50 from ticket sales. So thanks to all who supported the raffle and Mrs Howgate for making it for us. 

Any ideas for fundraising this term will be most welcome. Perhaps we could make up a stationery hamper or two with pens/pencils/felt pens etc that we could raffle just before half term?


We will still be concentrating on multiplication and division for the first three weeks of this term. We will be continuing with our Big Maths and learning our tables throughout the year.


Children bring in there own snacks in Key Stage 2.  Mon to Thurs please send in fruit, veg, cheese or yogurts. Friday they may bring in a treat  such as crisps,  a bun or a chocolate biscuit bar. 

We are reflecting on the Virtue of Faith

 I have Faith when

I know God loves me and I trust God to take care of me.

I ask God to guide me in my life.

I spend time with God in moments of quiet and in prayer.

I share my beliefs in God with others.

My words and actions show my faith in God's love.


We are now using the text 'The Pied Piper' and learning about tenses.


The Stone Age

Our text 'The First Drawing' is a wonderful link with this topic. We have been looking at artefacts and trying some on!.


The children will get their spellings on a Monday and will be doing varying activities in class during the week to practise them

before their spelling tests on Fridays.  Additional practise at home is also beneficial of course.

This week's spellings - 17th January

forgetting  forgotten  beginning  beginner  

preferred preferring  occurred  occurring 

forbidden  committed 

We have been learning all about animation in computing this half term. See the pictures below.

Photos from our Christmas Craft afternoon. Can you spot yourself?

Our Class Mission Statement:

In Year 3 we will:

  • Try our best
  • Raise our hands to speak
  • Do as an aduly says
  • Be proactive
  • Tell the truth
  • Use kind words
  • Work quietly and trust our friends
  • Do good listening and always walk

The children compiled this list.


Reading: If your child reads another book apart from their reading book , we are more than happy for you to record this in their reading record book with relevant comments.

Ordinarily, homework is sent home in a homework book on a Friday and returned by WEDNESDAY PLEASE, for marking. It will usually be based on work done in class during the week and will be maths one week and literacy the other. 


Please ensure PE kits are in school for Wednesday. Kits will be kept in school and returned each half term holiday for washing.

This half term will be gymnastics.

Image result for Gymnastics Art


Our composer this year is Edvard Greig and the piece chosen is In the hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. Play below to hear it.

Science Light and Shadows

We have been making fun shadow shapes and considering how the position we are in, affects the shadow produced. We have measured shadows at differing times of the day too.We also made our own shadow puppets and had fun experimenting with torches to see how to enlarge and reduce them.