St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We extend a warm welcome to you and hope you enjoy looking round. School opens for our children on Monday 6th September and we cannot wait to see everyone! We have a few Nursery and Reception places still available so if you would like to know more please contact us by email or alternatively ring the school office on 01484 713037 to chat to Mrs Thompson or Mrs Sutcliffe who will give you advice and support. I hope to see you soon! Mrs Hodges


Welcome to Year 3!

Mrs Dennison is our Class Teacher.

Mrs Tolan is our Teaching Assistant.

E.mail :

RE 3.1  

The Christian Family

We will be looking at family life and thinking about our school family and our Church family  as well.

Maths Place Value

We will be recapping work on hundreds, tens and ones then moving onto number lines to one thousand for the first few weeks this term.


We will begin by looking at sentence construction and the basic rules of punctuation before starting our first text.


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.

This week's spellings - 13th September.

hey    they    obey    grey    prey    whey    survey    convey    disobey    purvey

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.

Science Light and Shadows

We will be considering light sources and their importance in various occupations.


Virtues to be thinking about: Respect and Courtesy

We have considered ways to be respectful and talked about the importance of using good manners both at home and at school. 


Friday 10th September - to encourage getting back into reading regularly, we have asked the children to read their reading book or another book to you and ask that you sign their reading record book and make any relevant comments. Thanks.

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 first half term will be athletics. The majority of lessons will hopefully be outside, so trainers would be best.


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

Our Class Mission Statement