St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope that you are well and keeping safe. If you, or anyone you know, has a child who will be of RECEPTION class age in September 2021 (born between 1/9/16 and 31/8/17), and you would like to apply for a place, please contact the school office for an application form. NURSERY admissions - If your child will be 3 years old by 31st December (born before 31/12/17) and you would like to apply for a place to start in January 2021 please contact the school office for an application form and any advice you may need if you believe you qualify for 30 hours. We will then contact you about a tour of the setting. 01484 713037. Keep staying safe and smiling everyone! Mrs Hodges


Welcome to Year 3!

Mrs Dennison is our Class Teacher.

Mrs Tolan and Mrs Connolly are our Teaching Assistants. Mrs Esgate will work with us for a few afternoons too!

E.mail :



Weekend Homework: as of Thursday 22nd October - (in line with the rest of KS2), this will be available on here. In maths this week - there is a choice of three different worksheets - at three different levels to choose from. They do not have to do all three, just choose one! They can write their answers in their homework books. Thank you in advance for encouraging your child to complete as much as they can.

Click here for worksheet.


Breaking News:  Congatulations to:

Star of the week : Dominic Sullivan

Student's Student : Ava Fearnley.


This half-term we will be learning about the role of Mary, Mother of God. We will be looking at The Annunciation and the fact that Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus. We will be considering how  she went to visit her cousin Elizabeth and see the connection to the Hail Mary prayer.  Then we will be learning about Advent and the Nativity - with the visits of the shepherds and the  wise men.

Key words:

annunciation  angel Gabriel  Jews

swaddling clothes   Christ   Lord

wise men    worship   Saviour  


This term we will be learning about the Stone Age which also links to out literacy text - The First drawing.

Key vocabulary:

 chronology        archaeologists             ancestors   Homo hablis                         Paleolithic  Mesolithic Neolithic          



Will be sent out at the end of the week and should be returned by the following Wednesday - for marking.

Times Table Rockstars

We have sent home your child's password and a letter explaining how to access this new resource from home. Hopefully it will promote answering at speed as they progress through the levels. We have impressed upon them the importance of keeping their password safe by not sharing it with others and had an interesting discussion about internet safety as well!

Our Class Mission Statement

In our class we will:

  • Use kind words
  • Tell the truth
  • Try our best always
  • Not hurt others inside or outside
  • Show respect when working with others
  • Follow directions the first time
  • Raise our hands to speak


We are learning about Respect and Courtesy - and considering how our behaviour impacts on others.

Our class theme music is:

Peer Gynt by  Edvard Greig.


We will recap the names of the seven continents and learn how they were created.  We will learn about the equator, some landmarks from some of the continents and use the 4 point compass to locate some cities and countries within each continent and around the world.

Class charity

This year we will be raising money in Y3 for C.A.F.O.D - Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. This charity works to educate people on the problems facing the world today and it supports those who are truly in need. It helps both religious and non-religious people and it tackles the causes and the effects of poverty throughout the world. 

PS Any fundraising ideas welcome!

There is a collecting tin in class for any loose change you wish to send in.


P E is on Wednesday mornings and this half term they will have athletics.

Please ensure kits are in school (and remain there until half-term) and all ear rings are removed before coming to school.

Play equipment is strictly out of bounds before and after school.


Spellings for this week: 

week 6 beginning 19th Oct


Homophones: words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.











Your child should take  home their Look Say Cover and Write sheet on Mondays.

Spelling tests are on Fridays.


Leader in me!

We are working on the first habit - Be Proactive. See if your child can remember the action to accompany this habit!


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